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.
Covey is expected to be called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The Knights' season ended Monday when a loss to Norfolk eliminated them from a berth in the International League playoffs. That means the White Sox can start bringing up players, a list that is likely to include Covey, who started for Charlotte on Monday. He pitched to a 3.71 ERA and 1.57 WHIP over five starts following his demotion to the minors in early August. He's on the same schedule as current rotation member Ross Detwiler, whose spot is shaky following a six-walk performance in Monday's loss to the Indians. Manager Rick Renteria said there are no plans to change the rotation as of now, but Covey gives the manager options over the final month.
Covey was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader at Detroit.
Covey was recalled from Triple-A on Saturday and pitched in long relief during Tuesday's nightcap, allowing three runs on six hits over 2.2 innings. The 27-year-old has a 6.88 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 35:23 K:BB through 52.1 major-league innings this season.
Covey was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday.
Covey spent less than a week in the minors, returning Saturday with Carson Fulmer (hamstring) landing on the injured list. Covey has had a rough time in the big leagues this season, recording a 6.99 ERA in 47.2 innings, though he owns an excellent 1.85 ERA in 24.1 frames for Charlotte.
Covey (1-7) allowed five runs on five hits and failed to retire a batter Sunday against the Twins. He was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte after the game, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.
Covey was rocked in the first inning of his latest start, surrendering five runs on a pair of homers before being removed. After accruing a 6.99 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with 31 strikeouts over 47.2 innings with Chicago, he'll head back to Triple-A.
Covey (1-6) allowed five earned runs on six hits across six innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Marlins. He struck out seven and did not issue a walk.
Covey held the Marlins scoreless through three innings, but allowed four earned runs in the fourth inning -- capped by a two-run home run by Curtis Granderson. He did show some strong skills, with his seven punchouts backed by 14 called strikes and 12 swinging strikes. He threw 86 total pitches, his highest total since May 31. He should be fully stretched out for his next start -- currently scheduled for Sunday against Minnesota -- during which he'll look to improve on his 6.04 ERA and 1.51 WHIP.
Covey is listed as the White Sox's starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Covey was on track to re-enter the White Sox rotation last week during the team's series versus the Royals, but he was ultimately bypassed for the nod in favor of Ross Detwiler. After outperforming Detwiler while working in long relief behind him in Kansas City, Covey looks like he'll be rewarded with his first start since July 13. Over eight turns through the Chicago rotation this season, Covey has posted a 5.89 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 36.2 innings.
Covey could start Tuesday against the Marlins, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
The White Sox went with Ross Detwiler in what was Covey's spot Thursday against the Royals, but the veteran allowed five runs while recording just seven outs. Covey following in relief, allowing one run in 2.2 innings of work. The White Sox haven't entirely settled who will get the start next week but are reportedly leaning Covey's way.
Covey is no longer scheduled to start Thursday against the Royals, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Covey was originally tabbed to start Thursday's series finale, but his struggles in two appearances since the All-Star break -- he's allowed seven runs across just 1.2 innings -- have opened the door for Ross Detwiler to get the ball instead. Covey's role moving forward remains up in the air.
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