Covey rejected his outright assignment to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. The 28-year-old will be on the lookout for a new minor-league home after going through the waiver wire unclaimed before rejecting his assignment from Chicago. Covey posted a 7.98 ERA and 1.76 WHIP across 12 starts last season, and he now owns a 6.54 ERA over three big-league seasons with the White Sox.
Covey went unclaimed on waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, per MLB's official transaction log. The 28-year-old was removed from the 40-man roster last week but will remain with the organization after going through the waiver wire unclaimed. Covey posted a 7.98 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 41:28 K:BB across 58.2 innings (12 starts) last year, and he has a cumulative 6.54 ERA over his three big-league seasons (63 games).
Covey was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Tuesday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Covey was removed from the roster to clear space for the newly signed Steve Cishek. Covey's 7.98 ERA in 58.2 innings last season makes him not particularly likely to get claimed on waivers.
Covey (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Sept. 16. Covey's stint on the injured list does not run through the final day of the regular season, so he technically has a chance to pitch again before September comes to a close. However, with the White Sox out of playoff contention, it's likely he will not pitch again until 2020.
Covey will not make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Twins due to shoulder soreness, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Ivan Nova will throw an inning instead of his scheduled bullpen session that day, so it sounds like he may be the opener in a bullpen game. Covey is unlikely to return this season, according to Merkin.