New additions to White Sox roster for 2024 – NBC Sports Chicago

New additions to White Sox roster for 2024 – NBC Sports Chicago

The White Sox are a very different team, especially after the trade deadline selloff they did last season when they traded away Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, Kendall Graveman, Jake Burger and Reynaldo Lopez.

Here are the new faces you’ll see on the field for the White Sox from their depth chart.

Prelander Berois

Berois, 23, made his MLB debut in 2023 with the Mariners. He pitched 1.2 innings over two games, allowing zero runs in both appearances.

He entered the MLB minor leagues with the Minnesota Twins farm when he was 17 years old. He moved from the Mariners to the Giants systems between 2017-23. The White Sox acquired Berois in a package from the Mariners for Gregory Santos.

John Brebia

Brebbia, 30, signed as a free agent with the White Sox in January 2024.

He played the last three seasons with the Giants and the three before that with the Cardinals. He made 10 starts last year in 40 appearances, also finishing six games. Overall, he finished with a 3.99 ERA over 38.1 innings. He struck out 47 and walked 14.

Michael Soroka

Soroka, 26, is a starter in the big leagues. Originally drafted in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft, he played last season with the Atlanta Braves.

There, he appeared in seven games (six starts), finishing with a 6.40 ERA over 32.1 innings. He struck out 29 and walked 12.

Soroka has caught the injury bug several times in his career. He began the 2023 season with a hamstring injury before being sidelined in September with a forearm injury. He also sat out the 2021 and 2022 seasons due to injury.

Eric Fed

Fed, 31, signed with the White Sox as a free agent in December. He was a major league starter for six seasons, playing all of them with the Nationals.

In 102 games (88 starts), he holds a career 5.81 ERA. In 454.1 total innings, he has struck out 352 and walked 191. He was originally drafted in 2011 by Las Vegas.

Chris Flexen

Flexen, 29, signed with the White Sox on New Year’s Eve as a free agent. He has been an MLB starter for six years, not counting his absence from the 2020 season.

He’s a bit of a journeyman at this point in his career. He started with the Mets before signing with the Mariners as a free agent. Ironically, he was traded back to the Mets before being quickly released three days later. He then signed with the Rockies for the remainder of the 2023 season.

He has a career 4.95 ERA in 487.2 innings pitched over his career.

Jared Shuster

Shuster, 25, made his MLB pitching debut last season, playing his first full season in the majors with the Braves.

He started 11 games, finishing the season with a 5.85 ERA and a 4-3 record in 52.2 innings. He struck out 30 batters and walked 20 of them last season. He played three seasons in the minors before being called up to the majors.

Tim Hill

Hill, 34, signed with the White Sox as a free agent in December. He played the last four seasons with the Padres and two before that with the Royals.

Primarily a pitcher, Hill appeared in 48 games last season. He logged 44.1 innings, finishing seven games. He struck out 26 batters and walked 14 of them.

Martin Maldonado

Maldonado, 37, signed with the White Sox in January. A one-time Gold Glove catcher in 2017, he played 13 seasons in Major League Baseball.

He played six seasons with the Brewers before becoming a journeyman baseball player. He has played for the Angels, Astros, Royals, Cubs and Astros, again over the past four seasons.

He’s not a phenomenal player at the plate; but behind that he recorded 66 defensive runs saved as a catcher.

Max Stassi

The White Sox acquired Stassi, 32, from the Braves in an offseason trade. A day before the Angels, for whom he had played the past four seasons, traded him to the Braves.

He began his career with the Astros and played the first six seasons of his MLB career there. He helped the 2017 team win the World Series that season, despite playing in just 14 games in the majors that year.

Last season, Stassi played the most games he has ever played in a season, finishing with 102 games under his belt. He has a career batting average of .212 and a .656 OPS.

Nikki Lopez

Lopez, 28, was born in Naperville after signing with the Sox last offseason from the Royals.

Lopez was traded to the Braves during MLB’s 2023 trade deadline. And that offseason, Lopez was part of the Braves’ trade of Aaron Bummer, which dealt five players, including Lopez, to the White Sox. Schuster and Soroka were also part of the trade.

Lopez will likely be the team’s everyday second baseman. He holds a career .249 batting average and .630 OPS.

Paul DeJong

DeJong, 30, signed with the White Sox in November this offseason. He is also a native of Illinois, like Lopez. Although not born here, he attended Antioch High School and Illinois State University.

He will be the main player of the team this season, succeeding players like Tim Anderson. He has played in 729 career games and has one All-Star nod from his 2019 season with the Cardinals.

Dominic Fletcher

The White Sox acquired Fletcher, 26, in a trade with the Diamondbacks for Christian Mesa this offseason.

He played his first major league season last year in Arizona. There he played in 28 games, earning 102 plate appearances and hitting .301 at the plate.

Fletcher is competing to be the White Sox’ everyday right fielder.

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