Dalton Native Mitchell Boggs Released By Chicago White Sox

Monday, March 24, 2014
Mitchell Boggs
Mitchell Boggs
- photo by Tim Evearitt
The White Sox announced that they have requested waivers on Mitchell Boggs for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.  It was a short stay with Chicago for Boggs, who signed with the White Sox on February 7th.

Boggs, 30, served as the Cardinals' closer last season after Jason Motte underwent Tommy John surgery.  However, despite performing well as a setup man, Boggs struggled in his small sample as the Cardinals' ninth-inning solution.  The former fifth-round pick allowed 18 earned runs on 21 hits and 15 walks in just 14 2/3 innings for St. Louis before being designated for assignment and picked up by the Rockies. 

Boggs also struggled in Colorado's minor league system, posting an 8.27 ERA in 16 1/3 Triple-A innings, but he righted the ship (to an extent) upon a promotion to the Majors in September.  In 8 2/3 big league innings to close the season, he allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks.

Prior to that rough 2013, Boggs posted a combined 3.08 ERA with 7.1 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 201 innings from 2010-12.

White Sox GM Rick Hahn told reporters, including the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane (via Twitter), the team is open to bringing back Boggs on a minor league deal, if he doesn't latch on elsewhere.

--- Source: mlbtraderumors.com


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