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Andre Rienzo | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Andre Rienzo has been moved to the White Sox bullpen.
Rienzo surrendered four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings on Saturday against the Twins, watching his ERA rise to 5.86. He will pitch in long relief now for Chicago, with Scott Carroll moving into the vacant rotation spot. Jun 24 - 5:10 PM

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Monday that Andre Rienzo is still a member of the team's rotation "as of right now."

"We're still going over that. As of right now he is," Ventura said. "We'll continue to sit there and talk about it." Rienzo was tagged for four runs over 4 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Twins and holds a 10.38 ERA over his last four starts. If the White Sox do make a move, Ventura said it would be Scott Carroll taking Rienzo's spot in the rotation.
Jun 23 - 8:48 PM

Andre Rienzo was tagged for four runs over 4 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Twins.

Rienzo held the Twins to one run over the first four innings before unraveling in his final inning of work. All told, he gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out three batters. After beginning the year 4-0, the 25-year-old has lost five straight starts. Even worse, he has allowed 17 runs in 14 innings over his last three starts. Needless to say, he's not a fantasy option.
Jun 21 - 5:28 PM

Andre Rienzo surrendered six runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

In his first start since May 6, Rienzo showed why the White Sox were so willing to skip his last turn in the rotation. The right-hander served up two homers among his six hits allowed, and he also walked four. He's now 4-4 with a 5.67 ERA in 54 innings after starting the season 4-0.
Jun 15 - 5:52 PM

Andre Rienzo's next turn in the rotation will be skipped following Tuesday's rainout.

Rienzo's next turn had been slated for Wednesday, but the White Sox have decided to keep everyone else on schedule and push the righty back to Sunday. He holds a 5.25 ERA over 48 innings for the Pale Hose this season.
Jun 10 - 6:19 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Andre Rienzo will start Wednesday against the Tigers.

There was some thought Rienzo's job could be in jeopardy after allowing seven runs over 3 2/3 innings on Friday, the latest in a string of unimpressive starts. For now, though, he'll stay as a starter. Still, Rienzo is a risky proposition even in AL-only leagues.
Jun 7 - 10:20 PM

Andre Rienzo was tagged for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Angels on Friday.

After going 4-0 with a 4.11 ERA in his first six starts for the White Sox, Rienzo is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA in the last three. It's probably time to give Charlie Leesman a look in his spot.
Jun 7 - 1:44 AM

Andre Rienzo was chased after giving up three runs over just 3 1/3 innings Saturday against the Padres.

Rienzo needed 80 pitches to get just 10 outs. He gave up seven hits and two walks before being pulled in the fourth inning. The 25-year-old has an underwhelming 4.26 ERA and 36/20 K/BB ratio over 44 1/3 innings this season and isn't an option outside of AL-only fantasy leagues.
May 31 - 5:31 PM

Andre Rienzo allowed five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

Rienzo struck out seven while walking two in suffering his first loss of the season. It snapped a string of five straight starts in which he allowed three earned runs or fewer, but he owns a 4.39 ERA and 1.32 WHIP for the season and isn't more than an AL-only option for fantasy purposes. He'll look to get back in the win column Saturday against the Padres.
May 25 - 6:47 PM

Andre Rienzo struck out eight and allowed two runs over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Don't look now, but Rienzo is 4-0 with a 4.00 ERA after Tuesday's win. He gave up five hits and walked two but, more importantly, he didn't allow a home run after serving up six in his first five starts. We're still not entirely sold on Rienzo as a mixed league asset, but he's certainly good enough to be owned in all AL-only leagues. He'll look to run his record higher against the Yankees on Sunday.
May 21 - 12:47 AM

Andre Rienzo allowed two runs -- on two solo home runs -- over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Wednesday.

The solo homers, to John Jaso and Josh Donaldson, were the only hits Rienzo allowed on the day. The right-hander also walked two while striking out four. An unheralded member of the White Sox rotation, Rienzo has a 3-0 record, 4.20 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 30 innings, and the White Sox have won all five of his starts. He'll have a chance to run that perfect record higher Tuesday at the Royals.
May 14 - 7:22 PM

Andre Rienzo surrendered three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Taking advantage of ample run support, Rienzo has gone 3-0 with a 4.56 ERA in his four starts. We still don't see much to like from a fantasy perspective.
May 10 - 12:55 AM

Andre Rienzo labored through 4 2/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision Sunday, allowing three runs on seven hits and four walks in a 4-3 win over the Indians.

Rienzo served up a pair of solo shots to George Kottaras and needed a whopping 99 pitches to get through the 4 2/3 innings. He was bailed out, though, as the bullpen spun 4 1/3 scoreless frames and the offense rallied in the ninth. Rienzo was much better in his previous two outings, but with Scott Carroll pitching well and Chris Sale (elbow) due back before long, he can't afford any more slip-ups. The young righty get the D'Backs at home next weekend.
May 4 - 4:38 PM

Andre Rienzo allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings Monday to beat the Rays and move to 2-0.

Rienzo has won both of his starts, so he'll stay in the White Sox rotation for now. Still, his stuff is mediocre and his command is below average. We doubt he'll be an asset in AL-only leagues.
Apr 29 - 12:06 AM

Andre Rienzo got the win in Wednesday's start against the Tigers, allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Rienzo, filling in for the injured Felipe Paulino, mostly stayed out of trouble, but the Tigers took advantage of him in the fourth inning, hanging a four-spot on the board. Rienzo surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out three. He will face the Rays the next time out.
Apr 23 - 10:17 PM

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2B1Gordon Beckham
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Dayan Viciedo
2Moises Sierra
3Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam Dunn
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S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
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Relief Pitcher
R1Matt Lindstrom
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3Zach Putnam
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Jacob Petricka
7Ronald Belisario
8Eric Surkamp
9Andre Rienzo