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White Sox sign Jesse Scholtens to minor league deal

by Joe Binder

The White Sox are closing out 2022 with one final deal.

According to MiLB.com, the team has signed right-handed pitcher Jesse Scholtens to a minor league contract. Scholtens has since been assigned to Triple-A Charlotte.

Originally drafted by the Padres in the ninth round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Scholtens has spent his entire professional career in the San Diego organization. He played this past season with Triple-A El Paso, going 4-4 with a 4.10 ERA (38 ER/83.1 IP) with 92 strikeouts, and a 1.36 WHIP. Of his 37 appearances, 15 of them were starts.

Scholtens also pitched for the Dominican Winter League’s Aguilas briefly this offseason. The 28-year-old went 2–0 with a 1.17 ERA and a 1.043 WHIP after four games (two starts). He allowed two runs on 14 hits and two walks with 14 strikeouts in 15.1 innings pitched. Scholtens elected free agency on November 11.

For the White Sox, this looks to be a move centered around bolstering their minor league depth. Scholtens’ ability to start games will give the Knights some flexibility as he gets set to enter his third Triple-A season.

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Michael Petrillo

Oh joy !! Another no name , career minor league pitcher ..
When do the playoff tickets go on sale ??
Happy New Year Sox fans, boycott the games, this owner deserves empty seats until he shows the desire to actually win …. We couldn’t even out spend the Marlins to get a decent 2nd baseman, if they think Luery or Sosa or the 3rd bum Romy can actually help this team , it’s time for fans to say no !!!

Alfred Spitzzeri

Agree 100%. We deserve better? Cancelled my season tickets.


Give me a break. Are the White Sox serious about trying to WIN this year? While the contending teams made improvements the white Sox continue to drag their feet. Either just throw in the towel and let the ship sink or sell the club to someone who wants it for something other than a TAX WRITE. GEESH


All players are multi-millionaires and with some exceptions most teams are run like the federal government. Spending money they haven’t got and NOTHING to show for it. But will the people do? They were raised on being entertainment. So sad

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