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Jake Petricka | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Indiana State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Jake Petricka (lat) still hasn't resumed throwing.
Petricka landed on the disabled list April 5 after straining his left lat muscle in Chicago's season opener. The right-handed reliever probably won't be back to full health until sometime in early-to-mid May. Apr 18 - 5:26 PM

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White Sox placed RHP Jake Petricka on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with a strained left lat.

Petricka tossed a scoreless inning in Tuesday's opener but evidently must have tweaked his lat in the process. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but it's an injury that typically requires longer than a minimum DL stay. Tommy Kahnle has taken Petricka's spot in the bullpen.
Apr 6 - 10:40 AM

Jake Petricka (hand) will play catch on Tuesday.

He was drilled by a comebacker on Monday but X-rays on his right hand came back negative. Petricka is still on track to pitch against the Brewers this weekend. The right-hander will be fine for Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 3:33 PM

X-rays on Jake Petricka's right hand came back negative.

Petricka took a comebacker off his hand on Monday, but fortunately he avoided serious injury. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mar 28 - 12:41 PM

Jake Petricka will undergo an X-ray after being hit on the right hand by a comebacker.

Petricka said that everything "seems OK," but we'll have to wait and find out what the exam says. He'll be a middle reliever for the Pale Hose this season.
Mar 27 - 6:45 PM

White Sox and RHP Jake Petricka avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $825,000 contract.

He made $535,000 last year and gets a nice raise in his first shot at arbitration. He has been a middle-innings workhorse out of the bullpen in his White Sox career. He registered a 3.63 ERA over 62 games in 2015 but he pitched in only nine games in 2016 due to a hip injury. His rather pedestrian strikeout rate makes him an unlikely candidate for a set-up or closing role.
Jan 12 - 7:27 PM

White Sox activated RHP Jake Petricka from the 60-day disabled list.

Petricka was shut down in early May with a right hip impingement and never made it back. He owns a cool 3.31 ERA in 152 1/3 career innings at the major league level, but the 28-year-old right-hander will probably have to battle for a bullpen spot next spring in White Sox camp after what was basically a lost 2016.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 02:15:00 PM

White Sox transferred RHP Jake Petricka from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Petricka is done for the year with a hip injury. He landed on the 15-day disabled list in early May.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 02:10:00 PM

Jake Petricka will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a labrum injury.

Petricka initially hit the disabled list at the beginning of May. It has been the disabled list stint from Hades. He was initially expected to miss the minimum, but soreness in his right hip lingered and now it has become clear that he will not be able to return to the major league mound. Surgery is a possibility, though it is not yet known if Petricka will be taking that path.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 05:58:00 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday that Jake Petricka is still battling soreness in his right hip.

The Sox had hoped when Petricka was placed on the disabled list that he'd only require a minimum disabled list stint, but the reliever has already missed two weeks and he's still sore. It's unclear when Petricka might be ready to resume a throwing program.
Sun, May 22, 2016 09:03:00 AM

White Sox placed RHP Jake Petricka on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip impingement.

It's not clear how long he might be out. Petricka owns a 4.50 ERA in nine appearances this season.
Thu, May 5, 2016 03:24:00 PM

Jake Petricka left Saturday's game against the Cubs after getting struck by a line drive.

The ball grazed off his right shoulder. The White Sox are calling his removal "precautionary." Petricka was replaced by right-hander Daniel Webb.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 05:16:00 PM

White Sox activated RHP Jake Petricka from the 15-day disabled list.

Petricka missed the first two weeks of the season with right forearm soreness. He posted a 2.96 ERA in 73 innings last year for the White Sox and should quickly move into a setup role ahead of closer David Robertson.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 12:30:00 PM

Jake Petricka (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday.

He'll appear in games on Thursday and Saturday before the White Sox determine the next step. In other words, Petricka will be activated from the disabled list early next week if all goes well. He's been out since late in spring training with right forearm soreness.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 10:31:00 AM

Jake Petricka (forearm) could rejoin the White Sox' bullpen as soon as this weekend.

Petricka got through a 25-pitch simulated game on Monday with no issues. He's expected to be activated no later than early next week, but this weekend remains a possibility for the setup man. "We’re still hoping he can come back at some point over the weekend," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 09:22:00 AM

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2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
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SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
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RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Cody Asche
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2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
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Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Anthony Swarzak
8Tommy Kahnle
9Chris Beck