On Thursday the Chicago White Sox transferred both Brad Penny and Scott Carroll to minor league camp.
Penny, 36, was hoping to win a spot in the White Sox rotation but struggled mightily posting a 6.89 ERA across 15 2/3 Cactus League innings. He will now try to work his way back to the big league level via the minor league route but is highly unlikely to be of much help this season.
Penny saw eight games of action with the Miami Marlins last season posting a 6.58 ERA and a 1.81 WHIP. He has not been an above average major leaguer since 2007.
Carroll, 30, is best known as being the guy who will endorse anything. He saw some time in the White Sox rotation last season but was never expected to make the team this spring. He will return to the minors and wait for a chance to reemerge.
In 26 games – including 19 starts – Carroll was 5-10 with a 4.80 ERA and a 148 WHIP.