RED SOX ACQUIRE MINOR LEAGUE RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER THEO DENLINGER FROM CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Boston Sends Right-Handed Pitcher Franklin German to White Sox
BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Theo Denlinger from the Chicago White Sox, in exchange for right-handed pitcher Franklin German.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Denlinger, 26, recorded a 4.47 ERA (24 ER/48.1 IP) and five saves in 2022 with Double-A Birmingham (32 appearances) and High-A Winston-Salem (eight appearances). An Iowa native, he was selected by the White Sox in the seventh round of the 2021 First-Year Player Draft out of Madison College (WI). The right-hander owns a 4.15 ERA (30 ER/65.0 IP) with 13.43 strikeouts per 9.0 innings over 56 career minor league appearances, all in relief.
German, 25, was designated for assignment on January 30. The right-hander made his Major League debut in 2022, making five relief appearances with Boston and allowing eight earned runs in 4.0 innings. He was named the organization’s 2022 Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year after going 5-2 with seven saves, a 2.72 ERA (15 ER/49.2 IP), and a 0.91 WHIP in 43 appearances between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester.
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