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Omogrosso 7th rookie on White Sox pitching staff

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NEW YORK -- And then there were seven. Rookie pitchers now have the majority seats on the White Sox pitching staff with the callup of right-hander Brian Omogrosso from AAA Charlotte on Friday. Right-hander Brian Bruney went on the disabled list with left hip inflammation .

On Thursday, lefty Leyson Septimo stepped up from Charlotte after Will Ohman was designated for assignment.

"Oh, yeah, it's a pretty young bullpen that's for sure,'' said Omogrosso, 27, who has no major-league experience. "It's exciting to see the young guys here. We've got a first-place ballclub and everything like that. It's promising, that's for sure.''

The 6-4, 230-pound Omogrosso throws in the mid-to-upper 90s. He is 0-1 with two saves and a 4.09 ERA over 33 innings. He has 40 strikeouts and a .228 opponents average and has pitched better of late -- a 1.42 ERA over his last nine appearances.

"These guys come up, they're ready to compete,'' manager Robin Ventura said. "People make a lot of having rookies in here but it's what we have. That's how we're making do. I don't look at them necessarily when they go out there as rookies. They're players they're wearing our uniform and we want them to do well.''

Omogrosso will wear Zach Stewart's old number, 48.

Bruney, 30, earned the win in his only appearance this season on Sunday, when he pitched a scoreless inning.

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