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White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Agrees to terms
Toussaint agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the White Sox on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The 27-year-old righty would be a reliever for most clubs, but he could compete for a rotation spot this spring with Chicago. Toussaint had a 5.45 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 74.1 innings as a starter last season, but he has shown he can be more productive in the bullpen, which is where he should eventually end up.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Allows one run over four frames
Toussaint did not factor into the decision Thursday, allowing one run on three hits and three walks over four innings in a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks. He struck out four.
Toussaint was able to limit the Diamondbacks despite struggling with his command. Two of his walks came back-to-back with two outs in the fourth inning, and he's issued multiple walks in 10 of his last 11 starts. The outing also marked just the second time this month that Toussaint was unable to make it through five innings.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Quality start against BoSox
Toussaint came away with a no-decision Friday in the White Sox's 3-2 loss to the Red Sox, allowing one run on five hits and two walks over 6.1 innings. He struck out two.
The right-hander left the mound after 92 pitches (56 strikes) in line for his fifth win, but the Chicago bullpen once again squandered a lead -- the White Sox have 29 blown saves in 2023, tied with the Orioles for the fourth-highest total in the league. Toussaint had to settle for his second quality start of the season, both of which have come in September. He'll carry a 5.10 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 81:54 K:BB through 83 innings into his final start of the year, likely to come at home next week against the Diamondbacks.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Sharp in fourth win
Toussaint (4-7) picked up the win in Saturday's 7-6 victory over the Twins, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out eight.
A leadoff double by Edouard Julien led to a 1-0 Minnesota lead in the top of the first inning, but Toussaint shook it off and dominated the rest of the way, generating a whopping 32 called or swinging strikes on only 74 pitches. The 27-year-old right-hander has given up three runs or less while lasting at least five innings in four of his last five starts, but a one-inning, eight-run collapse against the Royals in the fifth outing has kept his ratios inflated. Toussaint will carry a 5.40 ERA and 1.47 WHIP into his next start, which is likely to come next weekend in Boston.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Implodes vs. Royals
Toussaint did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing eight runs on six hits and two walks over one inning against Kansas City in the second game of a doubleheader. He struck out one.
It was a brutal outing for Toussaint, who allowed four runs in the opening inning before allowing another four without recording an out in the second. However, he'd miraculously avoid a loss as the White Sox rallied to overcome a 9-0 deficit thanks to an eight-run sixth inning. Toussaint had been pitching well coming into Tuesday's outing, going 2-1 with a 2.76 ERA in his prior three outings. His ERA is now up to 5.65 on the season, with a 1.52 WHIP and 71:51 K:BB across 71.2 innings. Toussaint will look to get back on track in his next start, currently scheduled for early next week in Washington.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Picks up win Wednesday
Toussaint (3-7) allowed two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings to earn the win Wednesday over the Royals.
Toussaint earned his first quality start of the year with his effort. He was able to limit the damage to a two-run home run by Nelson Velazquez in the fourth inning. Toussaint had allowed 10 runs over 14.1 innings across his previous three starts. For the season, he has a 4.71 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 70:49 K:BB through 70.2 innings over 16 appearances (12 starts) between the White Sox and Guardians. Toussaint is projected for a rematch with the Royals in Chicago next week.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Yields three runs in loss
Toussaint (2-7) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks over 5.1 innings Friday, striking out six and taking a loss against Detroit.
Toussaint blanked the Tigers over four frames before they tagged him for two runs in the fifth inning. He's been hit with a loss in four of his last six starts, posting an ugly 6.59 ERA during that stretch. For the year, Toussaint is sporting a 4.87 ERA and a 64:46 K:BB through 64.2 innings. He's currently lined up to start in Kansas City next week.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Blanks Athletics
Toussaint (2-6) earned the win Saturday, allowing two hits and three walks over five scoreless innings in a 6-2 victory over the Athletics. He struck out four.
After entering Saturday's contest with an 8.84 ERA and a 25:18 K:BB in August (18.1 innings), Toussaint held the A's scoreless across five frames. However, his control issues persisted, as he handed out three or more walks for a fifth consecutive appearance. Toussaint will have an opportunity to build on Saturday's strong performance, with the White Sox kicking off September with two series against the Tigers sandwiched around one versus the Royals.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Crushed for seven runs
Toussaint (1-6) allowed seven runs on seven hits and four walks over four-plus innings Monday, striking out three and taking a loss against Seattle.
Toussaint was tagged with five runs in the first inning and then gave up back-to-back homers without recording an out in the fifth. He's struggled horribly with his command this month, posting a 25:18 K:BB with an 8.84 ERA through 18.1 frames. His season ERA has spiked to 5.30 across 54.1 innings. Toussaint is currently projected to face the Athletics at home this weekend.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Struggles with control
Toussaint allowed three earned runs on three hits and five walks while striking out four across four innings Tuesday against the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.
Toussaint was plagued by both home runs -- he surrendered a pair -- and walks en route to his shortest start since July 2. In four starts since becoming a regular in the rotation, he's maintained a 5.12 ERA to go along with a 26:15 K:BB. Toussaint has a 14.3 percent career walk rate across 220.2 frames, so his chances to significantly improve his control in the final several weeks of the current campaign appear slim.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Fans nine in loss
Toussaint (1-5) took the loss Tuesday, allowing four runs on six hits and five walks over five innings in a 7-1 loss to the Yankees. He struck out nine.
Toussaint tallied nine punchouts for a second consecutive start Tuesday but struggled to get through the Yankees' order due to control issues. He has now walked four or more batters in six of 11 outings in 2023 and owns a poor 47:32 K:BB through 46.1 innings. Toussaint is tentatively scheduled for another tasty strikeout matchup next time out against the Cubs, which strike out at the eighth-highest clip in baseball.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Season-high nine strikeouts
Toussaint (1-4) took the loss Thursday, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks over 5.1 innings against Texas. He struck out nine.
Toussaint allowed runs in the second, third and fourth innings, with the latter two coming off home runs from Mitch Garver and Marcus Semien. The right-hander was then relieved by Aaron Bummer after surrendering a leadoff walk in the sixth, but not before recording a season-high nine strikeouts on the afternoon. Toussaint had allowed just two home runs all season coming in, while Thursday's outing marked the third time in his last four starts he's issued four walks.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Five scoreless in win
Toussaint (1-3) earned the win Friday, allowing three hits and one walk over five scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over the Guardians. He struck out four.
The White Sox traded Lucas Giolito to the Angels on Wednesday, creating an opening in the starting rotation. Toussaint got another chance to step in and made his case for a more permanent spot, inducing 14 swinging strikes on 83 pitches en route to his first win of the season. Once a highly regarded prospect, the right-hander has bounced around in recent years, failing to make the most of his big-league opportunities to date. He should be considered a highly volatile fantasy option given his command and control issues.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Likely to start Friday
White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said Toussaint will likely start Friday against the Guardians, Vinnie Duber of AllCHGO.com reports.
That would have been Lucas Giolito's turn in the rotation, but he was traded to the Angels on Wednesday. Toussaint has registered a decent 4.06 ERA in 31 major-league innings this season, but command remains an issue for the 27-year-old former top prospect. He made a 15-pitch appearance in relief in Wednesday's 10-7 loss to the Cubs, but he isn't expected to face any limitations come Friday.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Remains winless
Toussaint (0-3) took the loss Wednesday, coughing up five runs on four hits and four walks over six innings as the White Sox were downed 5-1 by the Mets. He struck out three.
The right-hander was able to give Chicago some length, hanging around for 107 pitches in his longest outing of the season, but he threw only 57 strikes. Toussaint has a 4.41 ERA and 12:9 K:BB in 16.1 innings while making three straight starts for the White Sox, but with Mike Clevinger (biceps) still working his way up to a rehab assignment, he'll likely continue to plug a hole in the rotation at least through the end of July.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Touki Toussaint: Draws start Wednesday
Toussaint is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Mets at Citi Field.
Toussaint will open the White Sox's post-All-Star-break schedule as the team's No. 5 starter, though it's possible that he'll be deployed in a piggyback capacity with Jesse Scholtens if Scholtens isn't need in relief in Sunday's series finale in Atlanta or in Tuesday's series opener with the Mets. Since joining the White Sox in late June, Toussaint has compiled a 3.10 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 20:13 K:BB across 20.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
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