White Sox To Signal Brian Goodwin
1:54pm: Goodwin will earn a $1MM wage if the White Sox add him to their 40-man roster, Bob Nightengale of USA Immediately tweets.
1:21pm: The White Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with free-agent outfielder Brian Goodwin, stories Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (by way of Twitter). It’s a pure match for a White Sox membership that simply discovered it’ll be with out heart fielder Luis Robert for the following three to 4 months.
The 30-year-old Goodwin had an opt-out clause in a minor league cope with the Pirates and hit the market yesterday. He’s definitely not a star, however apart from a disastrous 20-game stint with the Reds in 2020, which consisted of a mere 55 plate appearances, he’s been a strong hitter within the Majors. Goodwin slashed .258/.327/.469 in 166 video games with the Angels from 2019-20, and he’s a profession .250/.317/.455 hitter in 1124 Main League plate appearances. His sudden return to the market made this a reasonably easy match for a White Sox membership that has misplaced each Robert and Eloy Jimenez for the majority of the season — if not the whole thing of it — as a result of damage.
The White Sox have additionally been with out one other outfielder, Adam Engel, who has but to play this yr due to a strained proper hamstring. Common supervisor Rick Hahn introduced yesterday that Engel suffered a setback that may forestall him from beginning a minor league rehab project for 3 weeks (Twitter hyperlink by way of Scott Merkin of MLB.com). Hahn later instructed the White Sox would look to the commerce route for outfielders, and whereas that also often is the case, they’re turning to the open market on this occasion. For now, their major outfielders are Andrew Vaughn, Leury Garcia and Adam Eaton.
Notably, there’s already familiarity between Hahn and Goodwin, whom the White Sox selected within the 17th spherical of the 2009 draft. Goodwin determined to not signal with the White Sox, although, as a substitute electing to attend the College of North Carolina. It was a sensible transfer by Goodwin, who boosted his inventory sufficient for the Nationals to draft him 34th total in 2011. Ten years later, he’s headed to the Chicago group.