CHICAGO -- White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski was happy to see Chris Sale join Matt Thornton as the southpaws in Chicago's bullpen during the 2010 season. Pierzynski's even happier to have Will Ohman aboard for 2011, giving the White Sox three left-handers in relief.
"I told [White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper], 'We need another lefty. We need another lefty. We need another lefty,'" Pierzynski said. "Going out and getting Will Ohman was huge. He can get lefties out.
"Look at our division with [Joe] Mauer, [Justin] Morneau, [Shin-Soo] Choo, [Grady] Sizemore, [Alex] Gordon, and the Tigers with Brennan Boesch. You have to have more than one lefty available to go through a lineup three times.
"People look at the eighth inning," Pierzynski said. "But what about the sixth inning when you have the bases loaded with two out and Joe Mauer up and you have an extra lefty. Will Ohman is that guy."