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White Sox send Minaya to Triple-A after loss

Renteria says reliever 'just doesn't look as confident right now'
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CHICAGO -- Right-handed reliever Juan Minaya was optioned by the White Sox to Triple-A Charlotte following Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Minaya, 27, allowed three runs in one inning pitched over three appearances this season, walking five. Minaya, who closed effectively for the White Sox at the end of the 2017 season, walked all four Detroit hitters he faced in the ninth, throwing just seven of his 23 pitches for strikes. It forced the White Sox to go to Gregory Infante in a game where they started the inning down by four.

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CHICAGO -- Right-handed reliever Juan Minaya was optioned by the White Sox to Triple-A Charlotte following Saturday's 6-1 loss to the Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Minaya, 27, allowed three runs in one inning pitched over three appearances this season, walking five. Minaya, who closed effectively for the White Sox at the end of the 2017 season, walked all four Detroit hitters he faced in the ninth, throwing just seven of his 23 pitches for strikes. It forced the White Sox to go to Gregory Infante in a game where they started the inning down by four.

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"I can tell you he just doesn't look as confident right now, obviously," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "I know he's trying to do his job, but he hasn't looked as confident. You've got to attack the strike zone. In that part of the game, we can still minimize a little bit of the damage.

"Just needed to make a move, see if we can get him back on track. We already saw what he did with us last season, how he improved significantly. In the spring, we just wanted to get him ready to break with us and then give him an opportunity to show us the same stuff he did last year. It just didn't work out. There was no argument with him right now."

The White Sox added Bruce Rondon to their roster prior to Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Tigers.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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