Ahead of MLB’s non-tender deadline this evening, the White Sox announced a series of moves.
As previously reported, Jace Fry will return to the South Side on a one-year, $862,500 deal for the 2021 season.
Most notably, the club has decided to move on from LHP Carlos Rodon and RF Nomar Mazara.
Rodon was a former third overall pick of the White Sox, but injury troubles hindered him throughout his time in Chicago. He posted a 29-33 record, 4.14 ERA, and 6.5 bWAR in 536.2 innings over 97 games during his six seasons with the White Sox. Injuries limited Rodon to just 7.2 innings with ineffective results during the shortened 2020 season.
As expected, the White Sox right field search is on as the club is moving on from the Nomar Mazara project. The 25-year-old right fielder slashed .258/.318/.426 with just one home run and 15 RBIs in 149 plate appearances over 42 games in 2020. The White Sox hoped he would provide some pop to the lineup, but that scenario never came to fruition.
The club tendered contracts to all other unsigned players to bring the 40-man roster to 38.