Injuries & Moves: Pérez DFA'd to make room for Flexen

December 30th, 2023

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Dec. 30: RHP signed; C DFA'd
The White Sox agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.75-million contract with Flexen on Saturday. The right-hander split the 2023 season between the Mariners and the Rockies, combining to go 2-8 with a 6.86 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 29 games (16 starts). Flexen is 27-34 with a 4.95 ERA and 343 strikeouts in 120 career games (80 starts) over six Major League seasons.

Dec. 30: RHP signed; C DFA'd
The White Sox agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.75-million contract with Flexen on Saturday. The right-hander split the 2023 season between the Mariners and the Rockies, combining to go 2-8 with a 6.86 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 29 games (16 starts). Flexen is 27-34 with a 4.95 ERA and 343 strikeouts in 120 career games (80 starts) over six Major League seasons.

Pérez, 27, appeared in 27 games with the White Sox in 2023, hitting .204 with four doubles, one home run, three RBIs and five runs scored.

Dec. 28: LHP  signed to one-year contract; RHP DFA'd 
The White Sox agreed to a one-year, $1.8 million deal with the veteran left-handed reliever on Thursday. Hill, 33, spent the past four seasons with the Padres, where he posted a 4.18 ERA in 170 innings with one save.

Dec. 20: White Sox select the contract of RHP Josimar Cousin; DFA RHP Luis Patiño
Cousin, 25, combined to go 2-2 with a 5.56 ERA (34 ER/55 IP) and 47 strikeouts in 15 starts last season with the Arizona Complex League White Sox, Class A Winston-Salem and Birmingham. He also appeared in six games (four starts) with Glendale in the Arizona Fall League.

Patiño, 24, went 0-1 with a 3.57 ERA (7 ER/17.2 IP) and 13 strikeouts in seven games (one start) with the White Sox last season after being acquired from Tampa Bay on August 1 in exchange for cash considerations.

Dec. 6: LHP selected from the Red Sox in the Rule 5 Draft
Drafted by Boston in the fifth round in 2020, Drohan reached Triple-A this past season after delivering a 1.32 ERA in six starts at Double-A. Read more >>

INJURY UPDATES

RHP (right elbow inflammation)
The White Sox decided to shut Santos down for precautionary reasons after he reported discomfort in his right elbow. General manager Chris Getz termed it as a flexor strain with a level of optimism. A bright spot amid a dismal year for the White Sox relief corps, the 24-year-old Santos made the club out of Spring Training and finished the year as Chicago’s closer, pitching to a 3.39 ERA with five saves and 66 strikeouts in 60 appearances. (Last updated: Oct. 1)

RHP (right ankle inflammation)
Expected return: 2024
Lambert battled some ankle discomfort for a while, according to manager Pedro Grifol. "It's on the turn [of his windup], not on the push-off," Grifol said.

Lambert had arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 20. He is expected to fully recover in two to three months. (Last updated: Oct. 1)

INF (right shoulder inflammation)
Expected return: 2024
Gonzalez, 26, had surgery to repair a labrum tear in his right shoulder over the All-Star break. It was an injury dating back to college. He will be ready and healthy for the start of Spring Training. (Last updated: Aug. 11)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2024
Foster underwent surgery on April 19, ending his 2023 campaign. Prior to the surgery, Foster hadn't pitched since March 5, when he threw a scoreless inning against the Dodgers during Spring Training. (Last updated: April 21)