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White Sox sign Clint Frazier, Bryan Shaw to minor league deals

by Thatcher Zalewski

The White Sox continue to add to their minor league depth with a pair of moves on Friday.

The team announced that they have signed outfielder Clint Frazier and reliever Bryan Shaw to minor-league deals. Frazier has been added to Charlotte’s active roster ahead of their evening game, while Shaw will be assigned to Arizona before joining the Knights.

Frazier, 28, was originally signed to a minor league deal by the Texas Rangers this past offseason with an invite to big league camp. After failing to make the Rangers’ Opening Day roster, he spent some time with their Triple-A affiliate before being granted his release on April 25.

Frazier has been in the majors since 2017, spending most of his career with the New York Yankees. He most recently appeared in the big leagues with the Chicago Cubs in 2022 where he slashed .216/.356/.297 with no home runs and only one RBI. Frazier can play all three outfield spots and adds more depth to the White Sox and their Triple-A affiliate, which is greatly needed.

As for Shaw, he should be a familiar name for Sox fans as he was just with the club during Spring Training this year. The bullpen arm was granted his release after not making the big league club, however, he did not find a new home in the interim. Shaw most recently appeared in the majors with the Cleveland Guardians in 2022, where he owned a 5.40 ERA in 58.1 innings pitched.

Both these signings should help the talent pool in Charlotte and provide additional depth in the system. Neither of these players will be assigned to the 40-man, however, but could still find their way to Chicago at some point this season.

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Featured Photo: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

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