White Sox claim Angel Sanchez off waivers


Feb 25, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher

Angel Sanchez

poses during media day at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox announced they have claimed pitcher Angel Sanchez off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. He will play at Class-A Winston-Salem.

In their press release they said:

"“Sanchez, 24, has combined to go 0-9 with a 7.04 ERA (48 ER/61.1 IP) and 36 strikeouts in 14 starts this season between Class AA Jacksonville in the Miami organization and Class AA Montgomery in the Rays system.”"

This is the second time Sanchez was put on waivers this season, starting the year with the Miami Marlins organization.

The Sox also stated in their press release:

"“He was ranked by MLB.com as the No. 16 Prospect in the Marlins organization entering the 2014 season and as the Dodgers No. 8 Prospect entering 2013.”"

Sanchez was also placed on the 40-man roster, and this signing by the White Sox really has no risk, because maybe they can be the team that helps Sanchez reach his potential.

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Some folks must of thought he had high potential at one time if he was the No.8 prospect with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the start of 2013.

I don’t know if much will come of this signing, but why not take the chance on the young player, who is just 24 years old.

I would rather see the White Sox take a chance on the young guys who just might be late bloomers in baseball rather than veterans who they know what they have and know they won’t produce much at the MLB level.

Anyone else have thoughts on this signing? Let us know.