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AL Central Notes: White Sox sign Peter Bourjos, Indians land Austin Jackson

Here’s the latest from around the American League Central.

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The White Sox signed outfielder Peter Bourjos to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, according to Colleen Kane of The Chicago Tribune.

Bourjos, 30, didn’t have much success with the Phillies last season, hitting .251/.292/.389 with five home runs and 23 RBIs. Still, with a productive spring, Bourjos should be able to earn a spot on Chicago’s roster.

A career .243 hitter, Bourjos has proven to be a plus defender and could be a versatile piece for the White Sox.

Here is the latest from around the American League Central:

  • The Indians signed Austin Jackson to a minors deal, and there is reason to believe he will perform notably well.

  • Former Royal Greg Holland joined the Rockies, but it didn’t seem the Royals were that interested in re-signing him anyway.

  • The Twins might be the real winners of the Rays/Dodgers trade because now, they could keep Brian Dozier on the roster.