White Sox announce three roster moves

September 5th, 2020

KANSAS CITY -- Prior to tonight’s game at Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox placed left-handed pitcher Jace Fry on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to September 3) with back spasms, purchased the contract of right-hander Alex McRae from the Schaumburg training facility and transferred left-hander Aaron Bummer to the 45-day injured list.

McRae, 27, was signed by the White Sox as a free agent on January 8 after splitting the 2019 season between Pittsburgh and Class AAA Indianapolis. He went 0-4 with an 8.78 ERA (26 ER/26.2 IP) and 19 strikeouts in 11 appearances (two starts) over three stints with the Pirates and 7-8 with a 5.20 ERA (66 ER/114.1 IP) and 101 strikeouts in 22 starts with Indianapolis. McRae will wear uniform No. 64.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound McRae is 0-5 with an 8.18 ERA (30 ER/33.0 IP) and 24 strikeouts in 13 career games (two starts) over two seasons with Pittsburgh (2018-19). A native of West Allis, Wis., McRae originally was selected by the Pirates in the 10th round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of Jacksonville (Fla.) University.

Fry, 27, is 0-0 with a 3.65 ERA (5 ER/12.1 IP), one hold and 15 strikeouts over 13 relief appearances this season. He currently owns an 8.1 scoreless IP streak with 11 strikeouts over his last nine games.

Bummer, 26, has been on the injured list since August 8. He is 1-0 with a 1.23 ERA (1 ER/7.1 IP), 12 strikeouts and three holds over seven appearances in 2020.

Following the moves, the White Sox 40-man roster remains at 40.