White Sox promote Gobble to take Contreras' roster spot
Gobble went 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA in 11 relief appearances at Charlotte
Contreras was optioned to the minor league team Sunday
Contreras was 0-5 with an 8.19 ERA in six starts
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox promoted left-hander Jimmy Gobble from Triple-A on Monday to take the roster spot of struggling starter Jose Contreras.
The White Sox purchased the contract of Gobble from Charlotte. Contreras was optioned to the minor league team Sunday.
Gobble went 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA in 11 relief appearances at Charlotte after signing with the White Sox on April 6. The 27-year-old Gobble is 22-23 lifetime with a 5.23 ERA and four saves, all with the Kansas City Royals.
Contreras was 0-5 with an 8.19 ERA in six starts. The 37-year-old pitcher missed the second half of the 2008 season after having surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon.
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