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White Sox continue bolstering bullpen with addition of Jennings

The White Sox took more steps toward revamping their bullpen with the acquisition of a left-handed reliever Thursday.

The White Sox acquired southpaw Dan Jennings in exchange for right-handed pitcher Andre Rienzo.

Jennings, 27, went 0-2 with a 1.34 ERA, 38 strikeouts and three holds in 47 relief appearances with Miami in 2014.

Thirty-eight of his 47 appearances were scoreless and he surrendered three home runs.

Jennings did not allow an earned run during 19 consecutive appearances (17.2 IP) from April 20-July 4 and 13 straight games from July 19-September 11.

Rienzo, 26, went 4-5 with a 6.82 ERA over 18 games (11 starts) with the White Sox last season. He made his major-league debut with Chicago in 2013.

“We are pleased to add a pitcher like Dan to our restructured bullpen,” Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “He provides our bullpen with more depth and gives Robin another viable left-handed option.”

The White Sox also added right-handed pitcher Peter Tago from the Rockies’ AA affiliate in the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. The Sox passed on their pick in the major-league portion.

Tago was a first-round pick by the Rockies in 2010 but has struggled in four minor league seasons.