- After the 1975 season the Reds figured they had enough bullpen depth, so they traded Clay Carroll to the White Sox for Rich Hinton and a minor leaguer.
- Carroll was 4-4 with six saves and had a 2.56 ERA in 29 games for the White Sox in 1976.
- In 1976 Clay missed the entire month of July after he fractured his right hand in an accident at home.
- Carroll was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Lerrin LaGrow during spring training in 1977, a move that saved the club some money. Carroll's salary was $100,000 at the time.
- The White Sox unexpectedly contended for the AL West crown in 1977 so they reacquired Carroll in September.