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David Purcey | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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White Sox released LHP David Purcey.
Purcey had posted a 4.58 ERA while walking 14 over 19 2/3 relief innings at Triple-A Charlotte. The 32-year-old will look to catch on elsewhere. May 12 - 6:27 PM

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White Sox re-signed LHP David Purcey to a minor league contract.

The 31-year-old southpaw had his 2013 season cut short due to a strained UCL in his left elbow. He has opted to treat the injury through rest and rehab this offseason rather than undergoing surgery. He should be ready to go for spring training where he'll compete for a job in the White Sox bullpen.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 11:56:00 PM

White Sox sent LHP David Purcey outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

He's now off the 40-man roster, clearing a little more room for the arrival of Jose Abreu. Purcey's 2013 season ended early due to a strain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, but he's going to try to rehab the injury.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 04:08:00 PM

David Purcey (elbow) has been shut down for 4-6 weeks.

Purcey is dealing with a strain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. He received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, who confirmed that he should go the rest and rehab route for now. It's possible he could undergo Tommy John surgery if he fails to make progress.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 05:23:00 PM

David Purcey has been shut down for the rest of the season with a strain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

He'll go the rest and rehab route for now rather than undergo Tommy John surgery. Purcey posted a 2.13 ERA and 23/17 K/BB ratio over 25 1/3 innings with the White Sox this season.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 01:21:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of LHP David Purcey from Triple-A Charlotte.

Purcey hasn't appeared in the majors since 2011. He had a strong 3.03 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 43/12 K/BB ratio through 38 2/3 innings of relief this year at Triple-A.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 04:13:00 PM

White Sox reassigned LHP David Purcey to minor league camp.

Purcey allowed seven runs on 10 hits and five walks over 6 1/3 innings of work this spring. The 30-year-old left-hander will function as bullpen depth in the minors.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 03:57:00 PM

White Sox signed LHP David Purcey to a minor league contract.

It's not clear whether he's been given an invite to spring training. Purcey spent all of 2012 at Triple-A with the Phillies, posting a 4.37 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 04:30:00 PM

Phillies signed LHP David Purcey to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to spring training. Purcey, 29, posted an ugly 5.61 ERA and 22/27 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings this season between the Tigers, Athletics and Blue Jays. He'll likely serve as bullpen depth at the Triple-A level.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 04:30:00 PM

TIgers sent LHP David Purcey outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Purcey cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 29-year-old southpaw has a 5.61 ERA and 22/27 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings between the Tigers, Athletics and Blue Jays this season.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 01:28:00 PM

Tigers designated LHP David Purcey for assignment.

Purcey, a 29-year-old southpaw, posted a 5.61 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 33 relief appearances for Detroit. He's likely to pass through waivers and land at Triple-A Toledo.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 03:40:00 PM

Tigers activated LHP David Purcey from the paternity list.

Purcey's wife gave birth to twins on Saturday night. The left-hander will return to his role in middle relief.
Mon, Jun 6, 2011 02:01:00 PM

Tigers placed LHP David Purcey on the paternity-leave list.

Purcey has been getting hit curiously hard by left-handed hitters this season while shutting down righties. His absence shouldn't last for more than two or three days.
Source: M-Live.com
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 06:23:00 PM

Tigers acquired LHP David Purcey from the Athletics for 2B Scott Sizemore.

Purcey was just acquired from the Blue Jays last month. The 29-year-old southpaw has a 3.60 ERA and 10/7 K/BB ratio over 15 innings this season. The 2004 first-round pick was effective out of the bullpen last season, as well, but it's a wonder why the Tigers were so willing to give up on someone who still has a chance to be a legitimate regular in the big leagues.
Fri, May 27, 2011 04:35:00 PM

Athletics acquired LHP David Purcey from the Blue Jays for RHP Danny Farquhar.

Toronto designated Purcey for assignment last week and got trade offers from several teams before deciding on a deal with Oakland. The 28-year-old has good raw stuff, but he has struggled with command issues throughout his career. Maybe a change of scenery will do him some good. Purcey will operate in middle relief.
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 01:01:00 PM

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2B1Gordon Beckham
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Dayan Viciedo
3Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Dunn
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5Javy Guerra
6Jacob Petricka
7Ronald Belisario
8Eric Surkamp
9Taylor Thompson
10Andre Rienzo