The White Sox have agreed to a minor-league deal with starter Mike Pelfrey, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Pelfrey will begin at Triple-A Charlotte.
Pelfrey joins the White Sox six days after being released from the AL Central rival Detroit Tigers. Pelfrey went 4-10 with a 5.07 ERA in 22 starts in the first year of a two-year deal with the Tigers, but was let go in spring training after he posted a 2-3 mark with a 7.94 ERA in 17 innings over eight appearances, including three starts.
This will be Pelfrey’s fourth team in 12 years. The 33-year-old spent his first seven seasons with the Mets, then three with the Twins before joining the Tigers in 2016. His has a 65-91 record with a 4.57 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP in 235 starts in his career.
Pelfrey’s signing gives the White Sox a veteran arm and him a chance to resurrect his career. If Pelfrey doesn’t work out, the White Sox still have some nice talent in the minor leagues after acquiring Michael Kopech and Victor Diaz from the Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade and getting Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning from the Nationals in the Adam Eaton deal.