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.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:56:07 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Jake Petricka pitched two innings for the save Sunday, July 6. He has made eight consecutive scoreless appearances.
Fantasy Tip: Petricka should be picked up if you're in need of saves. He should continue to be in the mix, if not the front-runner for save chances.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:49:26 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Ronald Belisario will no longer be the team's closer, according to manager Robin Ventura. RP Jake Petricka received the save Friday, June 27, and is an option to close. Ventura has not decided who will fill the role at this point.
Fantasy Tip: Petricka likely will be in the mix since he got the chance Friday. Zach Putnam and Javy Guerra could also receive save chances in the upcoming weeks. Matt Lindstrom (ankle) could also be back in a few weeks and take over the role. Owners could consider adding one of them at this point but could also wait to see if Ventura names a closer.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:40:45 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Nate Jones (back) isn't ready for baseball activities, and there is still no timetable for his return. Manager Robin Ventura is comfortable using RPs Ryan Webb and Jacob Petricka in high-leverage situations late in games, but he will not change the current bullpen alignment.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:14:09 -0700
The Chicago White Sox placed RP Nate Jones (gluteus) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 4, and recalled RP Jacob Petricka from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move. Jones was charged with four runs without recording an out in his two appearances this year. Petricka was 1-1 with a 3.26 ERA in 19 1/3 innings with the White Sox in 2013.
Fantasy Tip: About the only reason to keep Jones on your roster now is if you're in an AL-only league or you want to use up one of your DL spots. Matt Lindstrom has a much longer leash now, it seems, after blowing his first save opp yesterday.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:45:35 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Jacob Petricka (wrist) left his appearance Tuesday, Sept. 17, against the Minnesota Twins after being hit on the left wrist by a line drive.
Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:50:37 -0700
The Chicago White Sox have placed RP Ramon Troncoso (undisclosed) on the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, P Jacob Petricka has been called up from Triple-A Charlotte.