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Philip Humber placed on DL after posting 7.47 ERA since perfect game

Jun 22, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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Phillip Humber has been a mess since throwing his perfect game on April 21, making 10 starts with a 7.47 ERA, and the White Sox have placed him on the disabled list with a strained elbow.

Brian Bruney was called up from Triple-A to take Humber’s place on the roster after posting a 1.85 ERA in 34 innings at Triple-A. He’s a 30-year-old veteran of four different MLB teams, but Bruney hasn’t been healthy and effective since 2009 with the Yankees.

J.J. Stankevitz of CSNChicago.com reports that the White Sox may give Bruney, a career-long reliever, a shot in the rotation, although Dylan Axelrod is another option to replace Humber.

  1. sabatimus - Jun 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

    I wonder how many of these DL stints are fabricated because someone’s performance sucks. It seems to happen a lot regardless of team, though of course I can prove nothing.

  2. kwf1224 - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    He’s Pathedic, why is he still in the rotation?

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