And Tyler Clippard's roster spot goes to ...
The White Sox made a necessary roster move ahead of this week's series with the Los Angeles Dodgers out in California, reinstating Covey from the disabled list a day after his 26th birthday. Covey takes the roster spot of Clippard, who was recently traded to the Houston Astros.
It's been a long time on the shelf for Covey, who was placed on the 10-day DL way back on May 26, much longer than 10 days ago, with a strained left oblique.
After starting three times with the Arizona League White Sox, he made a pair of relief appearances on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte.
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Covey's first big league action didn't go too well this spring. He made eight starts for the White Sox in April and May, racking up a startlingly high 8.12 ERA. He allowed four runs or more in five of his six May starts and twice allowed 10 hits in the eight outings on the season.
Covey figures to be a member of the White Sox bullpen now that he's back from injury. The starting rotation spots are pretty well spoken for between Carlos Rodon, the newly promoted Reynaldo Lopez and veterans James Shields, Miguel Gonzalez and Derek Holland.
The White Sox start the two-game set with the Dodgers behind Gonzalez on Tuesday night in Chavez Ravine. Rodon pitches Game 2 on Wednesday. The team has yet to announce how the rotation will line up for the four-game weekend set against the Texas Rangers.