Covey signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Monday as a non-roster invitee, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Covey posted a 2.82 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP over 51 innings with Triple-A Charlotte in 2019, but he struggled in the majors as he dealt with a shoulder injury, and he was designated for assignment by the White Sox in January. The right-hander will get the chance to work with the Rays' major-league coaching staff during spring training, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him appear in the majors at some point in 2020 if he can show consistent results in the minors.
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.