Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:49:14 -0700
Chicago White Sox CL Jake Petricka (back) left the game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, Sept. 27, because of a stiff lower back.
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:49:11 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Jake Petricka is out this weekend due to paternity leave.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:56:04 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Jake Petricka will hang onto his closer's role even with RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) back from the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Petricka has done an adequate job in the closer's role, and he is a must-start in all AL-only leagues and most mixed formats as a No. 2 fantasy closer.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:47:54 -0700
The Chicago White Sox activated RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) from the disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Fantasy Tip: Lindstrom is a very real threat to steal the ninth-inning closing duties from Jake Petricka for the remainder of the season. They could ease Lindstrom back in in less-stressful innings to start, though. Add Lindstrom immediately if you're chasing saves.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:03:05 -0700
The Chicago White Sox activated RP Zach Putnam (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 8, and optioned RP Andre Rienzo in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Jake Petricka has been holding down the ninth-inning save duties with Putnam on the DL. Putnam could threaten Petricka for save chances eventually, so if you're searching for saves avenues, Putnam is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:58:59 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Jake Petricka (leg) was hit in the leg by a comebacker Friday, Aug. 1, against the Minnesota Twins. He was checked out by manager Robin Ventura and a trainer before remaining in the game. Petricka ended up loading up the bases with no outs before settling down and escaping by allowing just one run for the save.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:34:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) is expected to throw a simulated game Tuesday, July 29, in Detroit.
Fantasy Tip: This is expected to be the final step before he begins a minor league rehab assignment. Lindstrom is expected to regain closing duties for the White Sox once he is activated from the disabled list. He is worth stashing away on your bench if you can afford the roster spot. For now, RPs Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka are sharing closing duties on the South Side and should be owned in AL-only formats.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:15:11 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Zach Putnam (shoulder) has an issue around the middle of his right (throwing) shoulder, near the joint. He felt it in the last few outings and was hoping rest over the All-Star break would help it heal.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously, since he's now on the DL, it hasn't. Jake Petricka is the fantasy pickup as he is in the lead for saves at the moment. However, he may cede those duties if Matt Lindstrom (ankle) proves healthy in the next few weeks.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:27:49 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Jake Petricka recorded his fourth save Monday, July 21.
Fantasy Tip: It was his first save in two weeks as the team has used a true committee with him and Zach Putnam. Petricka and Putnam should be owned in AL-only leagues and some mixed leagues.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:33:34 -0700
Chicago White Sox RPs Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka are currently the favorites to work in the ninth inning with a lead, according to manager Robin Ventura.
Fantasy Tip: Both relievers should be picked up from the waiver wire in AL-only leagues if you're desperate for saves. However, they are expected to lose whatever value they have once Matt Lindstrom returns from his ankle injury.