Chicago White Sox Designate Pitcher For Assignment

To the waiver wire.

In a move to make room for veteran infielder Elvis Andrus on the Chicago White Sox's 40-man roster, the team has designated left-handed pitcher Bennett Sousa for assignment.

Sousa struggled in his 25 appearances for the White Sox last season, posting an 8.41 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts over 20.1 innings of work.

The 27-year-old lefty will now hit the waiver wire, and other teams looking for a southpaw to compete for a bullpen spot may show interest in him.

Despite his struggles in the majors, Sousa has been good in the minors and there's a good chance he's claimed off waivers.

For his minor-league career, Sousa holds an impressive 2.78 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, with 222 strikeouts over 175 innings of work. He's made 132 relief appearances and converted 23 saves.

Meanwhile, the Elvis Andrus deal has been finalized and he will earn $3 million in his return to the White Sox for the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports