The minor move train rolls on, as the White Sox have brought back 29 year-old righty reliever Brian Omogrosso on a one-year minor league contract. He rejoins the club after missing most of 2013 with a tricep injury.
We at GSB! are very pleased to see this news. Brian is a good, funny dude that was kind enough to talk to us awhile back.
As far as 2014 goes, it's pretty hard to say exactly how he'll fit in. Most likely, he'll be depth for the big league club with AAA Charlotte. Since there will be several youngsters in the bullpen, it's good to have some options down there just in case. And although it's been awhile, Omo has shown over an extended period of time before that he can be successful at the big league level.
But it's not crazy to think that with a good spring training he could make the big league club. The first six spots will likely be occupied by Matt Lindstrom, Nate Jones, Daniel Webb, Jake Petricka, Scott Downs, and another lefty, so assuming the team breaks camp with seven relievers, there'll be a spot up for grabs. And it's not like those guys I mentioned are totally set in stone, either.
Omogrosso struggled in 2013, but it was a small sample size as he only appeared in 12 games for the Sox. In 2012 he pitched in 17 games and posted a nice 2.57 ERA.
And you've got to love this tweet after news of the signing broke …