Billy Hamilton is back with the Chicago White Sox. Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports the speedy outfielder has signed with the team on a one-year minor-league deal that includes a non-roster invite to Spring Training.
White Sox fans certainly remember Hamilton and his contributions to the 2021 team. As a sparkplug personality, he quickly became a fan favorite during his time on the South Side. Hamilton's pinnacle moment came in a July game against the Minnesota Twins as he made a spectacular diving catch in the pouring rain.
Hamilton spent the 2022 season bouncing between the Mariners, Marlins, and Twins. While he never made it to the big leagues in Seattle, Hamilton appeared in 37 games collectively for Minnesota and Miami. He was mainly used in pinch-running and defensive replacement situations and only accumulated 23 plate appearances but still finished the 2022 season with 10 stolen bases.