With the White Sox unable to hand out bonuses larger than $300,000 to international players after blowing out their budget to sign Luis Robert, the Sox gave another team a portion of their pool money.
This time, they acquired pitcher Ryan Burr from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Burr, a fifth-round pick out of Arizona State in the 2015 draft, struck out 75 batters to 21 walks over 57 innings between A-ball Kane County and High-A Visalia. He’s trying to make up for lost time after an injury cost him the bulk of 2016 — not just the missed time, but lost effectiveness while trying to find his stuff.
Ryan Burr is ASU's all-time saves leader. Was 94-96 with an above average slider as a junior, set-up profile. Injured early as pro, is back.— Eric Longenhagen (@longenhagen) August 11, 2017
If nothing else, the White Sox can make ample jokes by having him on the same roster as Ian Hamilton.
The organization was wide enough for both Hamilton and Burr. pic.twitter.com/KPgJdDSdqf— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 11, 2017
The Sox previously traded pool money to Texas for shortstop prospect Yeyson Yrizarri.
- Jake Peter went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk.
- Rymer Liriano was 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Danny Hayes went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
- Casey Gillaspie, 0-for-4.
- Jacob May was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Danny Mendick went 0-for-4.
- Tito Polo returned from the DL and went 1-for-4.
- Nick Basto, 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Trey Michalczewski was 0-for-3.
- Jordan Stephens: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
- Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- Zack Collins homered, walked and struck out twice.
- Joel Books went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Jameson Fisher, 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.
- Luis Alexander Basabe went 0-for-2 with a walk.
- Alec Hansen: 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
- Craig Dedelow went 1-for-4 with a double.
- Franklin Reyes and Amado Nunez were both 0-for-4.
- Chris Comito: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K
- Brayant Nova went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
- Luis Mieses was 2-for-4.
- Harvin Mendoza went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
- Anthony Coronado singled and struck out thrice.
- Anderson Comas, 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout.