The White Sox declinedthe $3-million option for 2017 on right-hander Matt Albers, opting to exercise a$250,000 buyout.The Sox alsooutrightedoutfielder J.B. Shuck to AAA Charlotte, transferredthird baseman Matt Davidsonand right-hander Jake Petricka from the 60-day disabled list and releasedright-hander Daniel Webb.Webb, who underwent Tommy John surgery in June, will likely sign a minor-league deal and stay in the organization.The moves bring the Sox’ 40-man roster to 37.Albers, 33, went 2-6 with a 6.31 ERA over 51 1/3 innings pitched.
Davidson, 25, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 1 with a broken right foot suffered while running the bases on June 30 vs. the Twins.
Petricka, 28, made only nine relief outings in 2016 before being placed on the disabled list on May 5 with a right hip impingement.
Shuck, 29, hit .205 in 80 games for the Sox in 2016.
Webb, 27, appeared in just one game with the Sox in 2016.
Following the moves, Chicago’s 40-man roster decreases to 37.