|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||9.20||1.00||1.00||0.00||7.42||2.06||4.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 5.0||0||0|| 5.40||0||3||4|
|vs RHB|| 3.0||0||0|| 6.00||0||2||2|
|Last 10 Games|
|White Sox will go with a closer by committee for now |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(6/28/14) The White Sox will go with a closer by committee approach for now, according to CSN.
Ronald Belisario had been the club's closer, but was pulled Friday after struggling in the ninth. The club turned to Eric Surkamp, and then Jake Petricka to pick up the save. Manager Robin Ventura claims the team will use matchups to dictate who closes.
|Scott Downs down, Eric Surkamp up for White Sox |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(6/26/14) What was reported is now official: Veteran reliever Scott Downs has been designated for assignment by the White Sox. The team has recalled fellow left-hander Eric Surkamp from Triple-A Charlotte.
The 38-year-old Downs has been ineffective this season. His .6.08 ERA is the highest he has posted in any full season. Downs had never struggled with control before this year. He has 15 walks in 24 2/3 innings.
|White Sox send down four |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/19/14) Catcher Josh Phegley headlines a quartet of White Sox dispatched to minor league camp Wednesday. The others are third baseman Andy Wilkins and pitchers Andre Rienzo and Eric Surkamp.
The White Sox are woefully short behind the plate. Unproven Tyler Flowers is set as the starter and Adrian Nieto his backup, though the team has been rumored to be looking for an upgrade via trade.
|White Sox claim Eric Surkamp |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(12/23/13) According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the White Sox claimed starting pitcher Eric Surkamp off waivers from the Giants on Monday.
Surkamp returned from Tommy John surgery in 2013, and he compiled a 7-1 record with a 2.80 ERA in 16 combined starts with Triple-A Fresno and Advanced Class A San Jose. He also made one start for the Giants.
|Giants designate Eric Surkamp for assignment |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(12/20/13) The Giants have designated pitcher Eric Surkamp for assignment, clearing a 40-man roster spot for the signing of Mike Morse.
Surkamp was rocked in his only start with the Giants last season but went 7-1 with a 2.80 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 71:23 K:BB ratio in 86 2/3 innings over 16 starts between high Class A San Jose and Triple-A Fresno.
|Eric Surkamp started the 2013 season on the disabled list as he was still working his way back from July 2012 Tommy John surgery. Though, Surkamp struggled in his only major-league start last season, allowing seven runs on nine hits (two home runs) in a July 23 loss vs. Cincinnati, the left-handed hurler had encouraging numbers in the minors. Surkamp went 7-1 with a 2.80 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 16 starts between Class A and Triple-A. Surkamp was particularly outstanding in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, going 7-1 with a 2.78 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. Surkamp was one of the Giants' top pitching prospects before missing the 2012 season due to the elbow injury. He's now a member of the White Sox organization after the Giants put him on waivers in late December. He hasn't pitched well in the majors, going 2-3 with a 7.36 ERA and 1.97 WHIP in seven starts, but Surkamp could be an injury away from joining the rotation. Surkamp is 33-14 with a 2.84 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 87 minor-league appearances (83 starts). He is also striking out 10.0 batters per nine innings. Despite poor MLB numbers, this kid has potential. He could be worth stashing in deeper keeper formats.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/25/14||@ MIN||8:10 pm||Kevin Correia|
|7/26/14||@ MIN||7:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|7/27/14||@ MIN||2:10 pm||Yohan Pino|
|7/29/14||@ DET||7:08 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|7/30/14||@ DET||7:08 pm||Max Scherzer|
|7/31/14||@ DET||1:08 pm||Drew Smyly|
|8/1/14||MIN||8:10 pm||Yohan Pino|
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