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.