The Chicago White Sox have signed LHP Giovanni Soto off of waivers from the Athletics.
The #WhiteSox have claimed left-handed pitcher Giovanni Soto off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 7, 2016
Soto has run the gambit of teams this year. He started 2016 on the Cleveland roster before being traded to the Cubs in early April to take injured Kyle Schwarber’s place. Despite being on the Cub’s 40-man, he didn’t see any game time action in Chicago. Fast forward to Schwarber’s return, Soto getting DFA’ed, being claimed by the A’s only to then get claimed by the White Sox, and here we are.
Soto has only pitched three innings in the big leagues while he was with Cleveland, so it’s hard to tell the impact he will have for the White Sox, if he has any.
Here’s more around the American League Central.
Cody Anderson has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his elbow, but is expected to be ready for Opening Day.
To give you some feel good vibes, Trevor Bauer is not only vital to Cleveland’s pitching rotation, but to the math careers of his fans. In fact, he helped one of his Twitter followers with a question on her math homework. Ten points for you, Trevor.
Hot rumor alert: Justin Verlander could be heading to the Dodgers.
I'm not plugged into the MLB trade channels, but a source who is connected to Verlander's camp told me the rumored Dodgers trade is brewing.— Bill Shea (@Bill_Shea19) November 10, 2016
Meanwhile, concerning players that could be added to the Tigers roster, Wilson Ramos is interested in signing short term deals and could potentially land in Detroit.
Dylan Gee has become a free agent.
Dillon Gee now free agent after clearing outright waivers. Had thoracic-outlet surgery Oct. 11. Expects to be ready by spring training.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 8, 2016
Speaking of players parting ways with the Royals, Kendrys Morales has left Kansas City for Toronto. If you’re still a little down about the loss, fear not, because the Morales contract probably won’t be worth the Blue Jay’s dollar.
Hitting coach Tom Brunansky and first base coach Butch Davis will not be back for the Twins in 2017. Let’s all take a moment to be shocked.