Penny signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. Penny's deal will earn him another shot at cracking a big league roster in 2016, but the 37-year-old hasn't pitched as a reliever since 2012, so he may be aiming at a starting spot. If that's the case, Penny would need to beat out the likes of Jesse Chavez and Drew Hutchison if he does go that route.
The White Sox reassigned pitchers Brad Penny and Scott Carroll to minor-league camp on Thursday. Manager Robin Ventura hinted that his 25-man roster will be set on Friday, per the Chicago Tribune. Penny, 36, told reporters he's fine with opening the season at Triple-A Charlotte. He finished the spring with a 6.89 ERA over 15 2/3 innings. Carroll allowed two earned runs over 11 1/3 innings of work in Cactus League play.
The White Sox scratched Brad Penny in favor of Scott Carroll on Tuesday against the Mariners due to an illness, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Penny, has allowed 12 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings in Cactus League play.
The White Sox paid $100,000 retention bonuses pitchers Brad Penny and Jessie Crain to keep them in the organization, Yahoo! Sports reports. Penny has given up 12 earned runs in 15 2/3 spring innings. Crain hasn't pitched in major-league action this spring due to continued shoulder soreness.
White Sox pitcher Brad Penny struggled in Thursday's spring loss to the Dodgers, giving up six earned runs on eight hits and three walks in four innings while striking out two. "I went out there and I was kind of letting it go, throwing more than pitching," Penny said after the outing, per MLB.com. "I got behind. I was working on the cutter today, which I thought was better than it has been. So, just too many balls over the plate." Penny is competing for a spot in the team's opening rotation while Chris Sale is sidelined. He's put together a 6.89 ERA in 15 2/3 innings this spring.