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White Sox sign reliever Mike Morin to minors deal

by Joe Binder

The White Sox have made another minor league signing ahead of spring training.

According to MiLB.com’s transactions page, the organization has agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Mike Morin on a minor-league deal. The deal became official on Jan. 12, and Morin was assigned to Triple-A Charlotte on Jan. 18.

Morin, 31, hasn’t seen major league action since 2020 when he had a brief three-game stint with the Miami Marlins. Unfortunately, the reliever suffered a UCL injury in his right elbow that ended his season prematurely. He was later outrighted off the club’s 40-man roster during the offseason.

Across his seven major league seasons, Morin owns a 12-11 record, 4.57 ERA (116 ER/228.2 IP) with a 3.23 K/W, 7.6 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, 3.59 FIP, and 1.229 WHIP. He’s spent time with the Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, and Milwaukee Brewers before his time with the Marlins.

In 2022, Morin played independent ball for the Kane County Cougars of the American Association of Professional Baseball. His numbers weren’t particularly impressive, as he owned a 5.27 ERA over 13.2 innings thrown in 12 appearances. With an arsenal that consists of a low-90s fastball, slider, and changeup, Morin figures to be purely minor league depth for the White Sox at this point.


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mjc72

More garbage picking…

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