White Sox send struggling MacDougal, Aardsma to Triple-A

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox shook up their struggling
bullpen Monday, optioning Mike MacDougal and David Aardsma to
Triple-A Charlotte while purchasing the contracts of pitchers Ryan
Bukvich and Bret Prinz from the minor league club.

David Aardsma


Mike MacDougal


Chicago also transferred utility player Pablo Ozuna from the
15-day to the 60-day disabled list. He has a fracture in his lower
right leg and a shoulder injury.

Aardsma, 2-1 with a 6.18 ERA in 22 appearances, was sent down
following Sunday's 4-3 loss at Toronto. The White Sox optioned
MacDougal, 1-3 with a 7.13 ERA, and called up Bukvich and Prinz
before Monday's game against the New York Yankees.

The White Sox are coming off a 1-6 trip, and they're getting no
help from their relievers. The bullpen was 2-6 with a 9.06 ERA and
five blown saves in its past 22 games following Sunday's loss.

Prinz is 5-4 with nine saves and a 4.77 ERA in 98 major-league
appearances with Arizona (2001-03), the Yankees (2003-04) and
Dodgers (2005). Bukvich is 2-0 with a 6.94 ERA in 48 appearances
with Kansas City (2002-04) and Texas (2005).