Sox Acquire Schoeneweis in Five-Player Deal

(SN Report #587) - In a move to bolster their pitching staff, the White Sox traded for Angels lefty reliever Scott Schoeneweis and minor league pitcher Doug Nickle today. In return, the White Sox sent reliever Gary Glover and two minor leaguers.

It is being reported that the two minor leaguers the White Sox gave up are pitchers Scott Dunn and Tim Bittner.

The 29-year-old Schoeneweis, a starter coming into this season, has pitched in 39 games out of the bullpen this season with the Angels. In 38 2/3 innings, Schoeneweis has a 3.96 ERA and 1-1 record. Opponenets are batting .250 off him.

For the triple-A Salt Lake City Stingers, Nickle, 28, was 2-1 with 1.48 ERA in 34 games and 48 2/3 innings. Nickle has given up 40 hits and has struck out 23.

In 24 relief appearances, Glover, 26, posted a 4.54 ERA in 35 2/3 innings. In three season's with the Sox, Glover is 13-13 with a 5.02 ERA in 111 games (33 starts).

Bittner, a 23-year-old lefty, went 4-4 with a 3.40 ERA in 50 1/3 (10 starts) with low-A Kannapolis, and 3-3 with a 3.60 ERA in 30 innings (17 starts) with high-A Winston Salem.

Dunn, 25, is a right-hander who was acquired from the Reds in the D'Angelo Jimenez trade. In 10 2/3 innings with the double-A Birmingham Barons, Dunn was 3-1 with a 1.69 ERA. He is 6-3 overall this season with a 3.35 ERA in 39 games and 51 innings.

The White Sox have yet to decide what Schoeneweis' role will be, but as of now he will be used as a reliever.

Schoeneweis started 15 games for the Angels in 2002 and went 6-6 with a 5.38 ERA. He averaged slighly over six innings per start. Out of the bullpen, he had a 3.25 ERA in 27 2/3 innings. In the post-season, he allowed one run in three innings.

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