White Sox Send Pitcher Back To Giants; Posted 1.14 ERA In Minors Last Season

The Chicago White Sox have returned Nick Avila to the San Francisco Giants after being left off the White Sox's 26-man roster.

Avila was picked up by the White Sox in the Rule 5 Draft in December after posting an impressive 1.14 ERA in 55.1 relief innings in the minor leagues last season.

However, his spring training performance was not as strong, as he struggled with a 7.20 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 12 strikeouts in 10 innings over seven games. As a result, the White Sox opted not to keep him on their roster.

Avila is expected to start the season in the Triple-A Sacramento bullpen, providing the Giants with additional depth in their pitching staff.

It will be interesting to see how Avila performs for the Giants after his time with the White Sox and whether he can continue to build on his success in the minor leagues.

For his minor-league career, the 25-year-old holds a decent 3.66 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, with 150 strikeouts across 159.2 innings and 82 appearances. Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports