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White Sox designate Bruce Rondon for assignment

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The Chicago White Sox have designated righty reliever Bruce Rondon for assignment.

The Sox signed Rondon to a minor league contract this past offseason and he made the team. While he’s gotten a lot of opportunities for a bad White Sox team — he’s appeared in 35 games — the results have been mostly terrible. He’s currently sporting an 8.49 ERA and an execrable 2.157 WHIP thanks to walking nearly a batter an inning. He’s been particularly bad in recent outings.

Rondon once flashed triple-digit heat and can still bring it pretty good, but velocity does not a pitcher make.

Brandon Woodruff headed to IL with oblique injury

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Update (8:33 PM ET): Woodruff is headed to the 10-day injured list with a left oblique injury, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff exited Sunday afternoon’s start against the Diamondbacks in the fourth inning due to abdominal discomfort, the team announced. He threw a pitch to leadoff batter Tim Locastro and left the field with a trainer. Junior Guerra relieved him.

In three-plus innings, Woodruff was on the hook for four runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. He now carries a 3.75 ERA with a 136/29 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings of work.

Woodruff will undergo testing, which should allow the team to provide an update on his status, likely on Monday.