With the announcement of Luis Robert’s hip flexor injury and the corresponding timeline, the White Sox have signed outfielder Brian Goodwin, per Mark Feinsand.
Goodwin was just designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates. This is a good depth piece for the White Sox, as Goodwin can play all outfield positions. In 2019, Goodwin posted 17 homers and 47 RBI’s with a .262/.326/.470 slash line with the Los Angeles Angels.
Goodwin played for both the Angels and Cincinnati Reds in 2020. He was traded from the Angels to the Reds for Packy Naughton and a player to be named later, which later became Jose Salvador. Goodwin was originally drafted by the White Sox back in 2009 as a 17th round draft pick. However, after not signing with the team, he became a first-round pick by the Washington Nationals in 2011 and signed with them.
After losing both Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert for an extended period of time, the White Sox need outfield depth. Many think the Sox need more than just Goodwin, but it is a step in the right direction for a team in desperate need of productive depth.