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Scott Downs | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/17/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Kentucky
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White Sox signed LHP Scott Downs to a one-year, $4 million contract with a $4.25 million club option for 2015.
The deal was agreed to in December and then made official Thursday after Downs passed his physical. The veteran southpaw posted a cool 2.49 ERA in 43 1/3 innings of work last season between the Angels and Braves. He'll serve as a lefty specialist and middle reliever for Chicago. Jan 2 - 2:06 PM

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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that free agent reliever Scott Downs is close to an agreement with the White Sox.

Morosi's colleague at FOX Sports, Ken Rosenthal, reports that the deal is for one year and around $4 million with a vesting option that could make it a two-year, $8 million deal. Downs will be 38 when the 2014 regular season begins but he has showed no signs of slowing down. With the Angels and Braves last season, the lefty posted a combined 2.49 ERA in 43 1/3 innings of work, striking out 37 and unintentionally walking 17.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 11:35:00 AM

The Padres are interested in free agent left-hander Scott Downs, according to Fox Sports' Jon Morosi.

Downs posted a solid 2.49 ERA in 43 1/3 innings this past season between the Angels and Braves. He's among the game's best at strangling left-handed batters, holding them to a .259/.333/.296 slash line in 2013. The veteran southpaw is also known to have drawn Washington's admiration.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 06:47:00 PM

According to MLB.com's Bill Ladson, the Nationals are interested in free agent left-hander Scott Downs.

Downs posted a solid 2.49 ERA in 43 1/3 innings this past season between the Angels and Braves, holding left-handed batters to a .259/.333/.296 slash line. The veteran southpaw is likely generating interest from multiple teams this winter. Washington is also said to be eyeing free agent lefties Oliver Perez and J.P. Howell.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 08:48:00 AM

Scott Downs (finger) returned to action on Friday, allowing a go-ahead single to Logan Forsythe, the only hitter he faced.

It was the first appearance for Downs since fracturing his finger on September 7. He came on with a man at second and two outs in the eighth inning, and the score tied at 3-3, before allowing the go-ahead single to the pinch-hitting Forsythe.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Scott Downs (finger) will see hand specialist Dr. Gary Lourie on Friday.

Downs hasn't pitched since he fractured the tip of the ring finger of his non-pitching hand while attempting to field a comebacker last Saturday. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said that the southpaw was optimistic about pitching at some point this weekend, but we should have a better idea about his status after his checkup.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 04:52:00 PM

Braves acquired LHP Scott Downs from the Angels for RHP Cory Rasmus.

Downs has registered an exceptional 1.84 ERA in 29 1/3 innings this season for Anaheim while holding left-handed batters to a .196/.255/.216 slash line. The veteran southpaw is a great addition to the Atlanta bullpen. He'll be eligible for free agency in November.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 12:25:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Angels are willing to trade Scott Downs.

The Halos are out of the playoff hunt and Downs is one of their best trade chips. The southpaw boasts a 1.84 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 43 appearances this season and will be a free agent over the winter. It's not clear which teams are interested, but the Braves are known to be in the market for left-handed relief.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Scott Downs struck out the only batter he faced in his return to action Saturday.

Downs suffered a minor foot injury during Thursday's game, but he’s fine. The lefty holds a 2.84 ERA and 1.50 WHIP this season.
Sun, May 12, 2013 09:01:00 AM

Scott Downs is considered day-to-day after leaving Thursday's game with a right foot injury.

Downs was injured when he came off the mound trying to field a bunt. The left-hander will likely be unavailable for a day or two, but he's expected to be fine.
Fri, May 10, 2013 08:25:00 AM

Scott Downs left Thursday's game against the Astros with a right foot injury.

Downs hurt himself when he came off the mound trying to field a bunt. The left-hander was making just his second appearance since missing a little time with a side injury. The Angels should update his status after the game.
Thu, May 9, 2013 11:52:00 PM

Scott Downs (side) tossed a scoreless inning Sunday.

Downs hadn't pitched in four days because of discomfort on his right side, but it appears that he will avoid a trip to the disabled list. The left-handed reliever has a 3.00 ERA in 12 innings of work this season.
Mon, May 6, 2013 08:41:00 AM

The Angels could place Scott Downs (side) on the disabled list.

Downs is likely dealing with a strained oblique, though the Angels are only saying that he has an injury to his right side. It sounds like they'll hold off putting him on the DL for now, but manager Mike Scioscia admitted that a move might eventually be needed. "Scottie's really important to us and we wouldn't want to do a premature DL if he's only going to need four or five days," Scioscia said. "But you might have to consider some things."
Fri, May 3, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Scott Downs has been diagnosed with an injury to his right side.

He suffered the ailment during an appearance Wednesday. If it turns out to be an oblique injury, a trip to the disabled list is likely. The Angels should update Downs' status after the game.
Wed, May 1, 2013 06:49:00 PM

Scott Downs left Wednesday's appearance with an apparent leg injury.

Downs appeared to injure himself when Adam Rosales got to him with an RBI single. The Angels should update his status after the game.
Wed, May 1, 2013 06:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Marcus Semien
3Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
2Jeff Keppinger
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Dayan Viciedo
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Jordan Danks
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Erik Johnson
5Felipe Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Lindstrom
2Nate Jones
3Ronald Belisario
4Scott Downs
5Daniel Webb
6Zach Putnam
7Maikel Cleto
8Jacob Petricka