Foster was returned to Triple-A Charlotte following Monday's doubleheader against the Twins. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out one over two innings in Game 2.
Foster was brought up for the twin bill as the 27th man, and after firing 20 pitches Monday night, he'll go right back down to the minors.
Foster was recalled to serve as the 27th man for Monday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Foster has struggled to a 6.15 ERA in 26.1 innings at the big-league level this season. His 26.9 percent strikeout rate and 7.6 percent walk rate are both better than average, but his very low 26.7 percent groundball rate has led to an inflated 2.4 HR/9. He'll likely be limited to low-leverage opportunities during his time with the team, which might only last one day if he's sent down following the doubleheader.
Foster was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
The right-hander impressed as a rookie last year with a 2.20 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 31:9 K:BB across 28.2 innings, but he's struggled to find that form in 2021. Foster has a 6.15 ERA this season and will head to Triple-A in an attempt to straighten things out.
Foster picked up the save Sunday against the Orioles after tossing a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.
The White Sox used their regular closer, Liam Hendriks, in the ninth inning so other relievers had to be called on when the game went to extra frames. Foster was credited with the save after recording the final two outs of the game, but he's not slated to see any late-inning work unless it's absolutely necessary. He got off to an impressive start to the season before the wheels came off, though he seems to be turning things around with back-to-back scoreless outings for the first time since mid-May.
Foster (2-1) earned the win in relief Sunday against the Royals after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He struck out two.
Foster has been excellent of late and tossed nine of his 14 pitches for strikes en route to his second win of the campaign. The right-hander has tossed seven straight scoreless outings and has given up just two earned runs across 10.1 innings since a five-run appearance back on April 7. That translates to a 1.78 ERA and a 13:1 K:BB in that stretch.
Foster allowed two hits and struck out one over a scoreless eighth inning in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Royals.
Foster's been whittling away at a beefy ERA caused by a five-run outing April 7. This was his sixth consecutive scoreless outing, and the right-hander has not allowed a walk over his last 6.1 innings.
Foster (1-1) earned the win in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader, allowing one hit and striking out two over 1.2 scoreless relief innings against Boston.
Michael Kopech started the game but was not expected to pitch much more than three innings. He was replaced by Foster after the first two batters reached base in the fourth inning, and Foster took care of Chicago's lead to qualify for the win. J.D. Martinez greeted him with a single that drove in Kopech's run, but he then retired Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers and Marwin Gonzalez to limit the damage. Foster has been part of a slightly maligned bullpen to start 2021, but the group was effective against the Red Sox, MLB's top hitting team entering Sunday, throwing six scoreless innings over the 14 doubleheader frames.
Foster (0-1) was charged with the loss Wednesday against Seattle, allowing five runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning.
It was an ugly outing for the right-hander as he entered the game with Chicago holding a 4-1 lead and left with the Sox down by four runs. Foster's only two outs came via a strikeout and a sacrifice fly, and he exited after allowing three straight baserunners with two outs. The reliever has given up seven runs over his past two appearances after starting the season with a pair of perfect outings.
Foster retired one of the five hitters he faced in his Cactus League debut during Saturday's 6-5 win over the Angels, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks.
According to James Fegan of The Athletic, Foster said that a tweaked groin was behind his delayed start to spring training, but he appears to be healthy again after the White Sox cleared him to make his first appearance of 2021. Foster attributed his poor results Saturday to relying too much of his remodeled slider, so he'll look to iron things out over his remaining handful of relief appearances before Opening Day. Foster was a key piece in the White Sox bullpen as a rookie last season, posting a 2.20 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over 28.2 innings.
Foster has been dealing with soreness early in camp but is expected to see game action within the next few days, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but it doesn't appear to be a serious concern with the 26-year-old scheduled to see game action in the near future. Foster made his big-league debut for the White Sox last season and impressed with a 2.20 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 31:9 K:BB over 28.2 innings.
Foster (5-0) struck out two and retired all six batters faced to earn the win Saturday against the Reds.
Foster came on for starter Dallas Keuchel, who lasted just four innings in his return from a back injury. It was the eighth time in 19 appearances Foster has thrown more than an inning, including two outings as an opener. Foster has been one of several gems out of Chicago's bullpen and sports a 1.88 ERA with 28 strikeouts over 24 innings.
Foster (4-0) struck out two over a scoreless inning to earn the win over Minnesota on Monday.
Foster, who entered a tied game in the eighth inning, picked up his fourth win as a reliever with the assistance of Chicago's powerful offense, which plated three runs in the ninth. The 25-year-old right-hander has added a boost to the bullpen, recording a 1.13 ERA and 20 strikeouts over 16 innings.
Foster worked around a hit in a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs.
Foster extended his scoreless streak to 13.1 innings. He's allowed four hits and three walks while striking out 17 over nine appearances.
Foster pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Cardinals.
Foster, who threw 25 pitches as the opener in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, got his first exposure to late-inning work Sunday. With the White Sox leading by five runs, it wasn't high leverage, but it could be seen as manager Rick Renteria's confidence in the 25-year-old right-hander, who has yet to allow a run in 2020.
Foster struck out two over two perfect innings as the opener for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
This was Foster's second time out as an opener, and both outings have been scoreless. As a matter of fact, whether he's been an opener or a traditional reliever, Foster has not allowed a run. The 25-year-old right-hander has allowed two hits and two walks while striking out 15 of the 32 batters faced over 9.2 innings (six appearances).
Foster will start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
With Chicago planning to lean on its bullpen for Game 2 of Saturday's twin bill, Foster will begin the game on the mound. The right-hander has thrown 7.2 scoreless innings with a 13:2 K:BB this season.
Foster threw a pair of scoreless innings to open Saturday's loss against Cleveland, striking out three and walking one while allowing zero hits.
Foster faced the minimum in his two frames, erasing Carlos Santana's second-inning leadoff walk with a lineout double play. He hasn't allowed a run in any of his four appearances this year.
Foster will start Saturday against Cleveland in what will be a bullpen game.
White Sox manager Rick Renteria confirmed Foster as Saturday's starter following Chicago's win Friday night. The right-handed rookie is making his first career start at any level. Ross Detwiler is also expected to pitch Saturday.
Foster was recalled by the White Sox on Wednesday.
Foster will take the bullpen spot that had belonged to Jimmy Lambert, who hit the injured list with a forearm strain in a corresponding move. Foster is yet to make his big-league debut but recorded a solid 3.76 ERA and a 27.7 percent strikeout rate in 55 innings of relief for Triple-A Charlotte last season.
The White Sox optioned Foster to Triple-A Charlotte on March 6.
Chicago saw enough from Foster during his time at Charlotte and Double-A Birmingham to protect him from the Rule 5 draft over the winter, but the right-hander's demotion early in camp suggests he wasn't particularly close to cracking the White Sox's Opening Day bullpen. He'll look to find success with Charlotte again after posting a 3.76 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 62:19 K:BB in 55 innings with the affiliate in 2019.
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