White Sox send struggling MacDougal, Aardsma to Triple-A

Updated: June 4, 2007, 2:13 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox shook up their struggling bullpen Monday, optioning Mike MacDougal and David Aardsma to Triple-A Charlotte while purchasing the contracts of pitchers Ryan Bukvich and Bret Prinz from the minor league club.

David Aardsma

Aardsma

Mike MacDougal

MacDougal

Chicago also transferred utility player Pablo Ozuna from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. He has a fracture in his lower right leg and a shoulder injury.

Aardsma, 2-1 with a 6.18 ERA in 22 appearances, was sent down following Sunday's 4-3 loss at Toronto. The White Sox optioned MacDougal, 1-3 with a 7.13 ERA, and called up Bukvich and Prinz before Monday's game against the New York Yankees.

The White Sox are coming off a 1-6 trip, and they're getting no help from their relievers. The bullpen was 2-6 with a 9.06 ERA and five blown saves in its past 22 games following Sunday's loss.

Prinz is 5-4 with nine saves and a 4.77 ERA in 98 major-league appearances with Arizona (2001-03), the Yankees (2003-04) and Dodgers (2005). Bukvich is 2-0 with a 6.94 ERA in 48 appearances with Kansas City (2002-04) and Texas (2005).


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