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White Sox Sign Dwight Smith Jr. to Minor-League Deal

Smith Jr.’s last MLB action came in 2020 when he slashed 222/.306/.365 in 21 games for the Orioles.

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The Chicago White Sox have added some outfield depth with the signing of former Blue Jays and Orioles outfielder Dwight Smith Jr.

Smith Jr. will join a somewhat crowded cast of players vying for playing time throughout the spring. The White Sox roster already includes Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert, both of whom will see a bulk of the starts when healthy. Adam Engel, Gavin Sheets, and any potential outfielder free-agent signing post-lockout on an MLB contract would seemingly also fall ahead of Smith Jr. on the depth chart.

Dwight Smith Jr. last appeared in an MLB game during the 2020 season. He played 21 games for the Baltimore Orioles that season, slashing .222/.306/.365 over 72 plate appearances. He is the son of former Chicago Cubs outfielder Dwight Smith.

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