Jake Petricka

White Sox to place reliever Jake Petricka on the disabled list

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Jake Petricka, who was the White Sox’s closer for much of last season, will begin this year on the disabled list with forearm soreness.

Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that no structural damage was found and general manager Rick Hahn indicated that Petricka may be able to return from the DL as soon as his 15 days are up.

Petricka saved 14 games with a 2.96 ERA and 55/33 K/BB ratio in 73 innings last season and will slide back into a setup role thanks to the arrival of closer David Robertson via free agency.