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Thyago Vieira Signs with Yomiuri Giants

Now-former White Sox reliever Thyago Vieira will be pitching in Japan next season.

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Per Mark Feinsand, now-former White Sox reliever Thyago Vieira has signed with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball, the highest league in Japan.

Vieira was initially acquired as a reclamation project from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for international bonus pool money during November of 2017. Throughout his two seasons with the White Sox, he posted a 2-1 record, 7.66 ERA, and -0.2 fWAR over 24.2 innings in 22 games. While velocity was never a question for Vieira, he just wasn’t able to harness his command.

Viera’s departure brings the White Sox 40-man roster down to 38. This clears space for acquisitions during the upcoming Winter Meetings, which will take place in San Diego from December 8-12. Will the Sox sign Zack Wheeler? Will they go after Stephen Strasburg or Anthony Rendon? Much is still up in the air, but you can expect the White Sox front office to become active again in the very near future.


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