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White Sox part ways with Philip Humber

Starting pitcher Philip Humber #41 Chicago White Sox is doused with water by teammate after throwing perfect game against Seattle

Starting pitcher Philip Humber #41 of the Chicago White Sox is doused with water by a teammate after throwing a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on April 21, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. This was the 21st perfect game in Major Lea

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Updated: November 30, 2012 11:32PM



The White Sox declined to tender contracts to infielder Dan Johnson and right-hander Anthony Carter on Friday while parting ways with right-hander Philip Humber, who was claimed on waivers by the Houston Astros.

The Sox’ 40-man roster stands at 37, allowing room for potential additions via trades or free agency.

Humber pitched a perfect game April 21 in Seattle but struggled in the following months. He pitched like an All-Star Game candidate in the first half of 2011, his first season with the Sox, before finishing with a 9-9 record and 3.75 ERA. He was 5-5 with a 6.44 ERA while dealing with an elbow flexor problem in 2012 and did not win a game in his last 15 starts at home.

Carter went 4-6 with a 4.60 ERA and two saves in 39 appearances for Class AAA Charlotte last season. He had 32 saves in seven seasons in the Sox organization.

Johnson played in 14 games with the Sox last season, hitting .364 and three homers — all in the final game of the season against the Indians in Cleveland. He hit 28 homers for Charlotte in 2012.



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