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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 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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