White Sox Sign Bryan Mitchell, Andrew Romine
The White Sox made a duo of minor-league signings over the past couple of days.
The White Sox have made a pair of minor-league signings this week, inking RHP Bryan Mitchell and utility journeyman, Andrew Romine. Both deals include an invitation to big league camp when the team meets in Glendale next month.
The more notable of the two signings is Mitchell, who is a veteran of five seasons. The 28-year-old went 2-4 with a 5.42 ERA in 73 innings last year for the Padres, touting a less than desirable 1.75 WHIP. Once a promising young arm in the Yankees system, Mitchell showed flashes of potential as a 25-year-old when he went 1-2 with a 3.24 ERA over 25 innings for the Yankees in 2016. Mitchell will undoubtedly be used as bullpen depth out of camp, barring a supremely impressive spring showing.
Romine, on the other hand, didn’t see the big leagues last year when he was in the Phillies organization. He has an underwhelming career slash line of .235/.291/.301. The eight-year journeyman has seen big league time with the Angels, Tigers, and Mariners. His most productive campaign came in 2016 with the Tigers when he hit .236/.304/.322 with two home runs and 25 RBIs and culminated a career-best .626 OPS. Romine will most likely be used as organizational depth at Triple-A Charlotte, where he will mentor the young players coming through the system there.
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