Purcey to seek second opinion, season over

Purcey to seek second opinion, season over
September 24, 2013, 5:15 pm
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CLEVELAND -- David Purcey left the White Sox on Tuesday to receive a second opinion on his strained ulnar collateral ligament.

Earlier in the day the White Sox announced Purcey, who had a 2.21 ERA in 25 1/3 innings this season, would miss the final six games of the season but would only need rest, not surgery. The left-handed reliever has been a positive development for the White Sox this season.

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura won’t commit to any future plans for Purcey but said the pitcher has definitely moved onto his radar screen. Purcey, 31, appeared in 25 games. He has allowed 19 hits, walked 17 and struck out 23 batters.

“He’s come a long way for me as far as when we first got to putting him in spots that aren’t really crucial at that time and then kind of moved his way into pitching some meaningful innings and doing well,” Ventura said. “He’s come along way. … He’s done a pretty good job this year to where you give him an honest look at doing something.”