Saturday, April 19, 2014

Andre Rienzo recalled to Chicago White Sox

By Seth Lakso, Charlotte Observer Correspondent 

After starting the season 0-2 with a 4.85 ERA in three starts with the Charlotte Knights, Andre Rienzo has been recalled to the Chicago White Sox. 

The 25-year-old made 10 starts with the White Sox last season, posting a 2-3 record with a 4.82 ERA in 56.0 innings of work. Prior to that, he went 8-6 with a 4.06 ERA in 20 starts in Charlotte for the Knights. 

Rienzo will slot in Felipe Paulino's spot in the Chicago rotation. Paulino was placed on the disabled list on Saturday following his start on friday where the righthander lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing 13 hits and 10 earned runs. 

Donnie Veal was outrighted to Charlotte to fill Rienzo's place on the team's roster. The 29-year-old lefthander was 0-0 with a 7.50 ERA in seven appearances (6.0 IP) with the White Sox this season. 

It seems likely that Tommy Hanson, who was recalled from extended spring training earlier on Saturday, will take Rienzo's place in the Knights rotation on Monday in Gwinnett at 2:05 p.m..  
Rienzo is the fourth Charlotte Knights player this season to be promoted to Chicago. He joins Jake Petricka (4/4), Jordan Danks (4/10), and Zach Putnam (4/17). 

Scott Carroll (3-0 0.00 ERA), last week's International League Pitcher of the Week, has had a stronger start to the season then Rienzo, but is not on the White Sox 40-man roster, making the decision to call him up more complicated.