Covey was outrighted to the minors by the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Covey worked mainly as a starter during three seasons with the White Sox, but he transitioned to a relief role with Boston in 2020. The right-hander was shuffled between the major-league roster and the alternate training site during the 2020 campaign, posting a 7.07 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 14 innings across eight appearances. He'll now be cast off the 40-man roster heading into the offseason, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him in the majors at some point in 2021.
Covey was recalled by the Red Sox on Thursday.
Covey spent nearly a month in Pawtucket after putting forth inconsistent results during his first major-league stint of the season. However, he'll return to Boston's bullpen after Austin Brice (lat) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Covey will likely pitch in low-leverage situations.
Covey was optioned to Boston's alternate training site Sunday.
Covey has made four relief appearances for the Red Sox this season but hasn't exactly impressed, allowing five runs in 6.1 innings. He'll make way on the roster for Chris Mazza, who starts against the Yankees on Sunday.
Covey is expected to pitch as a reliever, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Covey was called up Saturday after Boston optioned Ryan Weber after three poor starts. While Covey was a starter for the White Sox the last few seasons, the Red Sox plan to call up a pitcher from the alternate camp to take Weber's spot in the rotation. The list of candidates includes Brian Johnson, Kyle Hart and Tanner Houck.
Covey was recalled by the Red Sox on Saturday.
Covey began the season on the major-league roster but headed to the alternate training site after he had a rough appearance early in the season. Ryan Weber was optioned to the alternate training site to make room in the rotation.
Covey was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Covey earned a spot with Boston's pitching staff to begin the regular season, but he'll be removed from the major-league club after a rough relief outing against the Orioles on Saturday. The right-hander allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two in Saturday's loss. Covey could return to the majors at some point this season, but he's struggled in the big leagues in each of the last three seasons.
The Red Sox selected Covey's contract Wednesday.
Covey had been attending summer camp with Tampa Bay as a non-roster invitee, but he'll now get a spot on the 40-man roster and 30-man Opening Day roster two days after Boston acquired him in a trade. The Red Sox have yet to clarify his role, but Covey looks like a logical fit in a thin rotation lacking in any healthy, established options beyond Nathan Eovaldi and Martin Perez. If Boston decides to go with other alternatives at the back end of the rotation, Covey would likely work as a long man out of the bullpen.
Covey was traded from the Rays to the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Covey had a clause in his contract with the Rays that forced the team's hand if he was given an opportunity on a 40-man roster elsewhere, and Tampa chose to let him go Tuesday. The 28-year-old spent the past three seasons with the White Sox before signing a minor-league deal with the Rays in February. Covey hasn't produced stellar results in the majors during his career, and it's unclear whether he'll see significant playing time for Boston this year.
Covey will be a part of the Rays' 60-man player pool this season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Covey was not on the 40-man roster but was a non-roster camp invitee this spring. He is expected to serve as organizational depth and is unlikely to play a significant role this season.
The Rays reassigned Covey to their minor-league camp Thursday, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Though he made 45 starts at the big-league level over the past three seasons, Covey wasn't a serious rotation candidate for Tampa Bay and was signed this winter merely to provide organizational depth. Assuming he accepts an assignment to Triple-A Durham to begin the season, he'll likely work as a starter or swingman for the affiliate.
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.
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.
Covey allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks over 3.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Mariners on Friday. He struck out two.
Covey was able to keep the ball in the yard in this contest, but a three-run first inning and a two-run single from Shed Long in the fourth were enough to end the right-hander's night fairly early. Covey now owns a 7.98 ERA and 1.76 WHIP across 58.2 innings this season. The 28-year-old is penciled in for his next start Wednesday versus the heavy-hitting Twins.
Covey (1-8) allowed seven runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over 2.2 innings in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
Shohei Ohtani touched him up for a homer and Covey has now given up six long balls in his last 13.1 innings at the major-league level. Covey, who got the start Saturday over Ross Detwiler, had had good numbers with Triple-A Charlotte this season (2.82 ERA, 1.33 WHIP), and it makes sense that the White Sox would want to give him one last chance to prove himself. Until he shows something more against top-level hitters, however, Covey can't be considered a viable fantasy option.
Covey will start Saturday against the Angels, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Covey will replace veteran Ross Detwiler. Covey is likely auditioning for a roster spot next season, though his 6.88 ERA thus far doesn't make a great case on his behalf.
Covey was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
Covey has struggled to a 6.88 ERA in 52.1 innings for the White Sox this season. His 51.0 frames for Charlotte have gone far better, as he's posted a 2.82 ERA. His role down the stretch is not yet clear.
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