The White Sox have signed infielder Nate Mondou to a minor league deal, according to the latest transactions on MiLB.com. The deal became official on Jan. 30, and Mondou was assigned to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights the following day.
Mondou, 27, has spent his entire six-year career with the Oakland Athletics organization. Originally drafted by the club in the 13th round of the 2016 MLB Draft, the Wake Forest product has spent much of the past two seasons with their Triple-A Las Vegas affiliate.
During his 2022 minor league campaign, Mondou hit .283/.374/.431 with seven homers and 64 RBI in 108 games. His performance followed an equally consistent .283/.371/.432 slash from the prior season, thus earning him a big-league promotion with the Athletics this past October.
In his MLB debut, Mondou started at second base and went 0-for-2 with a walk. Oakland eventually outrighted him off the 40-man roster following the season and he elected minor league free agency after going unclaimed.
Whether or not Mondou will get a look in major league camp remains to be seen. With a lot of uncertainty around the second base job, the primary fight appears to involve Romy Gonzalez and Lenyn Sosa. New signees Hanser Alberto and Erik Gonzalez have also been invited to camp, so they will be names to monitor for a roster spot as well. If anything, Mondou appears to provide additional stability in the minor leagues.
We’ll continue to follow the second-base battle throughout Spring Training. For more updates, follow us on social media @SoxOn35th.
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