The White Sox have inked righty Zach Putnam to a minor-league pact, the club informed reporters including Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times (via Twitter). He’ll head to the minors side of camp.
It has been a while since we’ve heard from Putnam. The 32-year-old was sidelined in 2018 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. His attempted return last year was thwarted by a hamstring injury.
Putnam was quite an effective relief pitcher for the South Siders before the injuries intervened. Over 139 1/3 frames with the organization, accumulated between 2014 and 2017, he worked to a 2.71 ERA while carrying 9.6 K/9 against 3.6 BB/9 along with a 47.6% groundball rate.