(DETROIT) — The Chicago White Sox bolstered their bullpen on Saturday, making a trade for Astros starter Brett Myers two minor league pitchers and a player to be named.
Myers has been with the Astros since 2010 and had 19 saves and a 3.52 ERA for the Astros this season.
“He’s got a nice mix of pitches that he can go to as a former starter,” White Sox general manager Kenny Williams said. “I think he can do whatever role Robin decides to use him.”
But will he be closing?
“In no way, for (manager Robin Ventura) or myself or in any way, is this a lack of confidence in Addison Reed,” Williams said.
So why the move now with time left before the deadline?
“It’s time to make a push,” Williams said. “He’s an intense competitor. He makes our bullpen better.”
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN