White Sox Cut 12-Year Veteran Reliever

The Chicago White Sox have made a notable cut from their roster. Despite a pretty decent showing in the Grapefruit League, 12-year veteran right-handed reliever Bryan Shaw has not made the team, and has been released. 

The ChiSox had signed Shaw to a minor league deal back in February. He saw action in 8.1 innings in spring training, and held down a 1.08 ERA, allowing just six hits and one earned run. He did walk five batters, while striking out just four. 

The 35-year-old now heads back out into the free agent market. He's spent most of his career with Cleveland. He was coming off a down season, however, in which he had a 5.40 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP. 

Over his dozen years in the majors, he has a 3.92 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP, while striking out eight batters per nine innings. During a four-year run from 2013 through 2017 with Cleveland, he was one of the top middle relievers in the game, consistently posting ERAs in and around 3.00, while leading the league in appearances three times in those four years. 

Shaw will look to hook up with a new club, as teams try to finalize their rosters for Opening Day this Thursday. 

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