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Player News - White Sox

Date: Team: Pos:

White Sox designated OF Dayan Viciedo for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Gordon Beckham on the 40-man roster. The White Sox and Viciedo recently avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million contract, but he became the odd man out on the roster after Melky Cabrera and Adam LaRoche were brought into the fold over the winter. Viciedo batted just .231 with a .686 OPS last season, but he should draw some interest with his pop from the right side of the plate.
Jan 28 - 2:24 PM

White Sox signed INF Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Beckham failed to live up to expectations before his first stint with the White Sox came to an end last August, but now he's back. We're not expecting much from a fantasy perspective, but the 28-year-old gives the White Sox as a platoon option against lefties, either at second base or third. GM Rick Hahn now has a handful of options at both positions and we might not know until later on in spring training how it will shake out, especially with Carlos Sanchez and Micah Johnson.
Jan 28 - 2:23 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that a reunion is possible between the White Sox and Gordon Beckham.

The White Sox traded Beckham to the Angels in August, but he was non-tendered in December and is still out there in free agency. Cotillo hears that Chicago might be emerging as the "most likely destination" for him. Beckham hit just .226/.271/.348 with nine homers over 127 games last season and would likely have to accept a diminished role in his return.
Jan 28 - 1:40 PM

White Sox signed OF Engel Beltre to a minor league contract.

He should receive an invitation to big league camp in spring training. Beltre is an excellent defensive outfielder but has never been much with the bat and has had some injury issues. He figures to begin next season at Triple-A.
Jan 23 - 4:26 PM

White Sox signed RHP Jairo Asencio to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Asencio, 31, put up a 4.05 ERA with 56 strikeouts over 46 2/3 innings last season in Korea. He holds a 5.34 ERA over 43 career appearances in the majors and will just give the White Sox some depth.
Jan 23 - 9:20 AM

White Sox signed RHP J.D. Martin to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Martin, 32, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010 and spent last season in Korea, posting a 4.78 ERA over 128 innings. He'll likely be part of Triple-A Charlotte's rotation.
Jan 23 - 9:17 AM

White Sox re-signed RHP Scott Carroll to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Carroll was non-tendered by the White Sox last month, but the two sides have reunited. The 30-year-old had a 4.80 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, and 64/45 K/BB ratio in 129 1/3 innings last season and will serve as rotation depth.
Jan 22 - 4:13 PM

White Sox signed RHP Jesse Crain to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Crain signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract last winter with the Astros but didn't appear in a game due to biceps and shoulder issues. He was a very effective setup man for the White Sox in 2011-2013, posting a 2.10 ERA and 176 strikeouts in 150 innings. It was worth another shot for Chicago.
Jan 22 - 3:42 PM

White Sox signed C Geovany Soto to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Soto drew quite a bit of interest this winter, but no team was apparently willing to offer a guaranteed major league contract to the 32-year-old catcher, who appeared in just 24 games last season due to injuries. Soto hasn't been an effective major league hitter since 2011, but he plays above-average defense behind the plate. He could see a decent amount of action as Tyler Flowers' backup in Chicago.
Jan 22 - 2:53 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Rangers are no longer pursuing Geovany Soto.

As one could have assumed when the Rangers acquired Carlos Corporan from the Astros on Wednesday. Soto played in only 24 games in 2014 due to injuries and he's batted a combined .219/.291/.381 over the last three seasons, but he should wind up finding a major league deal somewhere. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that four teams have been vying for him.
Jan 22 - 2:46 PM

White Sox and C Tyler Flowers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.675 million contract.

Flowers was eligible for arbitration for a second time this winter. He belted 15 homers last season and is currently in line to be the White Sox' Opening Day catcher.
Jan 16 - 2:29 PM

White Sox and RHP Jeff Samardzija avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.8 million contract.

Samardzija earned the pay increase in his final year of arbitration eligibility after holding a 2.99 ERA, 1.065 WHIP, and 202/43 K/BB ratio in 219 2/3 innings this past season between the Cubs and Athletics. He'll serve as the White Sox' No. 2 starter behind Chris Sale in 2015.
Jan 16 - 2:05 PM

White Sox and RHP Nate Jones avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $660,000 contract.

It's a modest raise for Jones in his first year of arbitration eligibility after he made just two appearances in 2014 due to injury. The reliever might not contribute at all in 2015, either, after having Tommy John surgery in late July.
Jan 15 - 7:24 PM

White Sox and RHP Hector Noesi avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.95 million contract.

It's a nice raise for Noesi, who was in his first year of arbitration eligibility. The right-hander was solid for the Pale Hose last season with a 4.39 ERA and 1.33 WHIP across 166 innings. He's slated to open the 2015 campaign as the team's No. 5 starter.
Jan 15 - 7:01 PM

White Sox and RHP Javy Guerra avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $937,500 contract.

Guerra qualified for arbitration this winter as a Super Two player, so he'll go through the process for four years as opposed to the usual three. The 29-year-old posted a 2.91 ERA with a 38/20 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings last season and figures to pitch in middle relief in 2015.
Jan 15 - 5:17 PM


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