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Brad Penny | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/24/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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White Sox reassigned RHP Brad Penny to minor league camp.
Penny was considered a possibility for the final spot in Chicago's rotation as recently as mid-March, but he finished Cactus League play with a rough 6.89 ERA in 15 2/3 innings. The 36-year-old also struggled last summer with the Marlins and seems highly doubtful to hold any fantasy relevance in 2015 or beyond. Apr 2 - 1:25 PM

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Brady Penny missed Wednesday's Cactus League start with an illness.

He was replaced by Scott Carroll. Penny is in the hunt for a spot in the White Sox rotation, but you know what you're getting with the veteran at this point. He's logging a 6.89 ERA this spring. That is what you are getting.
Apr 1 - 12:41 PM

Brad Penny allowed three runs on five hits over four innings in Saturday's Cactus League start against the Royals.

Penny fanned just one in the start. The right-hander owns a 4.63 ERA this spring in his quest to earn a spot in the White Sox rotation. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal recently called Penny the frontrunner for the job, but outings like Saturday's show the perils of relying on a 36-year-old non-roster invite.
Mar 21 - 7:09 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports said Brad Penny is "the leading candidate for the White Sox's fifth-starter's job."

Rosenthal is certainly in the know, so it's an interesting observation. With Chris Sale sidelined for the start of the season and the club hesitant to throw prospect Carlos Rodon into the mix right off the bat, it's easy to see how Penny, who's in camp on a minor-league contract, could head north with the club. The 36-year-old has a 3.52 ERA through three Cactus League starts thus far.
Mar 18 - 7:57 PM

Brad Penny limited the Angels to one run over 3 2/3 innings as the White Sox went on to a 7-6 victory on Saturday.

Penny gave up five hits and a walk while striking out one. He has had good results through three Cactus League starts, carrying a 3.52 ERA and a 7/2 K/BB ratio in 7 2/3 innings. While Penny won't make the starting rotation, the 36-year-old could provide depth for the club throughout the season.
Mar 14 - 8:14 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the White Sox have reached an agreement with right-hander Brad Penny on a minor league deal.

After sitting out the 2013 season, the 36-year-old Penny made it back to the majors this year with the Marlins and struggled to the tune of a 6.58 ERA over eight appearances. He'll provide some rotation depth in the spring for Chicago.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 01:07:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Brad Penny has narrowed his choices to three teams and will make a decision later this week.

That he has three options to choose from is a feat in and of itself. Penny made it back to the majors in 2014 after sitting out the 2013 season but posted an ugly 6.58 ERA over eight appearances. He'll have to settle for a minor league deal.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 08:19:00 PM

Brad Penny surrendered two runs and four hits in six innings Monday in a victory over the Brewers.

Penny entered tonight with a 9/10 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings and finished it with a 10/13 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings, but he was good enough to beat the beleaguered Brew Crew. Unfortunately, his next opponent, the Nationals, probably won't sleepwalk through the game.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Brad Penny lasted only three innings, surrendering four runs, as the Marlins suffered an 8-6 loss to the Mets on Tuesday.

Penny was given another shot to prove himself as a starter but the Mets made short work of him. The right-hander gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out two in his first start since August 14. Now with a 6.61 ERA, a 1.96 WHIP, and a 9/10 K/BB ratio, Penny will look for improvement in his next start -- if he is given the opportunity -- on the road against the Brewers.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Brad Penny will start on Tuesday versus the Mets.

The Marlins opted to keep Brad Hand in their rotation over Penny earlier this month, but now they'll give the veteran another shot. Manager Mike Redmond plans to keep the No. 5 spot a revolving door for the rest of the season. Penny holds a 5.40 ERA and 1.80 WHIP over 13 1/3 innings for the Fish.
Source: Miami Herald
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:28:00 PM

Brad Penny, making his second start of the season, wasn't at his sharpest in a no-decision against the D'Backs on Thursday, allowing four runs over five innings.

Penny made his first start since 2011 on Saturday, showing good form. He was comparatively worse on Thursday, yielding five hits and three walks while striking out three. Now with a pair of starts under his belt, Penny has a 4.50 ERA with a 6/7 K/BB ratio in 10 innings. He'll match up against the Rangers to finish up a homestand on Wednesday.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:07:00 PM

Brad Penny limited the Reds to two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Saturday in a 4-3 Marlins victory.

It was an impressive return to the majors for Penny, who walked four but held the Cincinnati offense to four hits. He struck out three. The veteran right-hander was pitching well at Triple-A New Orleans prior to his demotion but should probably be ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Penny gets the Diamondbacks at home next.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10:51:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of RHP Brad Penny from Triple-A New Orleans.

The veteran right-hander will occupy the open spot in the rotation vacated by Jacob Turner. In five starts at New Orleans, he posted a 2.28 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 26/9 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings, but should be avoided in mixed leagues.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 11:11:00 PM

Brad Penny will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start for the Marlins on Saturday against the Reds.

The 36-year-old hurler hasn't appeared in the big leagues since the 2012 season, but will be given a shot to lock down the rotation spot vacated by Jacob Turner. He shouldn't be trusted in any fantasy format.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:28:00 PM

John Perrotto of the Miami Herald writes that Brad Penny is a "strong possibility" to be called up to start on Saturday in Cincinnati.

It's the rotation spot left vacated by Jacob Turner, who was designated for assignment. Penny hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012, but he holds a 2.28 ERA in five starts for Triple-A New Orleans and tossed six shutout innings in his last outing. The 36-year-old has an opt-out clause in his contract and figures to utilize it if he's passed over.
Source: Miami Herald
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 10:49:00 AM

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