The Chicago White Sox have signed 34-year old righty reliever Octavio Dotel to a 2-year, $11 million dollar contract. Dotel pitched in 33 games (0 starts) last season for the Royals and Braves and he was 2-1 with 11 saves, a 4.11 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Dotel has now pitched in 428 games (34 starts) in his major league career and he is 39-32 with 82 saves, a 3.76 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Adding Dotel to a bullpen that already included Scott Linebrink and Bobby Jenks will mean that if you’re going to beat the White Sox…you better do it in the first six innings.
CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have acquired right-handed pitchers Willy Mota and Miguel Socolovich from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for right-hander David Aardsma.