Bruney, Marquez extend staff to 13

Bruney, Marquez extend staff to 13

Bruney, Marquez extend staff to 13
BOSTON -- The addition of right-handed hurlers Brian Bruney and Jeff Marquez prior to Monday's series opener at Fenway Park gave the White Sox a 13-man pitching staff.

And White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen might not stop there.

"You give me 25 pitchers, I would take 25 pitchers," said a smiling Guillen. "That's always my philosophy."

Bruney and Marquez replaced right-handed pitcher Lucas Harrell, who was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte, and infielder Dallas McPherson, who was designated for assignment. Guillen pointed out that Tuesday's long rain delay in Texas and Saturday's 14-inning loss in Toronto left the White Sox thin in relief options.

Harrell threw four innings and 67 pitches during Sunday's 13-4 loss to the Blue Jays, making him basically unavailable for the next few days. Guillen wanted to make sure he had some support behind Jake Peavy, who was making his fourth start of 2011 on Monday.

"It's kind of hard for us to figure out to go with 13 or 12," Guillen said. "Most likely I like 12, because it gives me more flexibility on the bench."