May 24, 2010, 9:28 AM EDT
White Sox relievers J.J. Putz and Bobby Jenks are being scouted by the Phillies, reports ESPN Chicago’s Bruce Levine.
This makes sense for the Phillies given the fact that they’re trotting Jose Contreras out there as their closer at present. Both Jenks and Putz are striking out a ton of guys an inning, so either of them would be nice additions. The White Sox say they aren’t giving up yet, but they’re seven and a half games back already, so you have to figure that they need to go on an utter tear to keep them out of the sellers column much longer.
In other news, “Putz and Jenks” sounds like some 1950s cartoon cat
and mouse team.
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