White Sox, Penny reportedly agree to Minors deal
Brad Penny is back in baseball. The veteran right-hander has agreed to a Minor League contract with the White Sox, according to multiple reports. The club hasn't confirmed the agreement.
Penny, 36, finished the 2014 season with the Marlins, posting a 6.88 ERA over eight appearances (four starts) after signing with Miami in June. He was out of baseball in '13.
Primarily a starter over a 14-year career in the Majors, Penny pitched exclusively out of the bullpen with the Giants in 2012. It's unclear if the White Sox will give him a look as a starter. Penny has a lifetime 4.29 ERA and has won 121 games since debuting with the Marlins in 2000.
Chicago's current rotation includes Chris Sale, Jeff Samardzija, Jose Quintana, John Danks and Hector Noesi.