End of an era

The White Sox announced during Wednesday’s game that they had requested waivers on relief pitcher Mike MacDougal for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. The right-hander had pitched his way back on to the team during Spring Training but was designated for assignment on April 21 after a rocky start to the season that included one appearance where he threw eight pitchers to two batters and all eight were balls.

MacDougal is in the third and final year of a $6.45 million deal, earning $2.65 million in 2009. MacDougal always has featured great raw stuff but was never able to harness it within the strike zone during parts of four years in Chicago.


That’s tough. Good luck to Mike.


I would hardly call MacDougal’s time with the Sox an “era.” He spent a big chunk of that time at AAA Charlotte. He was a mopup guy almost the whole time he was up.

Save the word “era” for real players and make sure they are here for a while.

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