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Chicago White Sox

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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28.12116.04339

Player Updates

August 3, 2021 01:28 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The White Sox recalled Foster from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday.

Foster will fill the spot on the White Sox's 26-man active roster that opened up when Jimmy Lambert was optioned to Triple-A on Monday. Through 27 appearances out of the Chicago bullpen this season, Foster has delivered a 6.04 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.

July 19, 2021 11:00 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Heads back down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 19, 2021 12:24 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Up as extra man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 16, 2021 11:28 AM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Demoted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 12, 2021 08:56 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Picks up two-out save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 16, 2021 11:24 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Earns win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 16, 2021 08:56 AM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Works way back from bad outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 18, 2021 10:28 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Vultures relief win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 8, 2021 12:44 AM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Shelled in loss Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 15, 2021 01:56 AM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Moves past groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 13, 2021 04:04 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Nearing spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 20, 2020 10:16 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Middle-relief win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 1, 2020 08:00 AM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Grabs fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 24, 2020 07:56 AM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Throws scoreless inning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 18, 2020 12:08 AM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Finishes Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 16, 2020 09:00 AM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Throws two perfect as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

August 15, 2020 07:56 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Starting second game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 8, 2020 07:48 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Looks good as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 9, 2020 04:12 AM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Starting bullpen game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 29, 2020 03:28 PM
White Sox's Matt Foster: Called up by White Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
07/19vs MINW 5-32.02101
07/11@ BALW 7-510.20000
07/09@ BALW 12-11.00000
07/03@ DETL 5-111.21103
07/02@ DETW 8-21.03100
06/25vs SEAL 3-91.02111
06/20@ HOUL 2-81.12112
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021CHW216.04270001228.332201982933
2020CHW612.20232000128.7168720931
Total824.1102001357.04828261021864
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021CHW016340.5000001.2811.44712613.66
2020CHW023300.8000000.1620.8721097.85
Total039640.6001001.2251.15823510.74
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2016R-AZL White Sox 18.11400005264110.990.829
2016R-Great Falls Voyagers 11.180000615310.000.360
2017AFX-Kannapolis Intimidat 14.1120000619281.920.709
2017AFA-Winston-Salem Dash 13.1100002114380.690.840
2018AFA-Winston-Salem Dash 28.02100217407252.571.143
2018AAX-Birmingham Barons 32.024000413013333.941.438
2019AAX-Birmingham Barons 9.260000112230.000.543
2019AAA-Charlotte Knights 55.037004146219463.761.182
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
01/27/1995
Age:
26
Hometown:
Valley, AL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
1