Moises Sierra claimed by the Kansas City Royals


Jul 31, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox right fielder Moises Sierra (25) hits a single in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox career of outfielder Moises Sierra didn’t last long, as he was claimed this past weekend off waivers by the American League champion Kansas City Royals.

In an article by ESPN Chicago writer Doug Padilla wrote the following on Friday:

"“A portion of the Royals’ success this season can be credited to a solid defense, particularly in the outfield. Sierra’s strengths are his outfield range and throwing arm, both of which helped to earn him playing time with the White Sox this past season.”"

Sierra didn’t become a member of the White Sox until May, as he was on waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.

In his short 83-game stint with the White Sox, Sierra had 127 at-bats, and in those at-bats, he finished with an average of .276, with an on-base percentage of .311 in those games.

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Sierra also has 35 hits, eight for doubles, along with two triples and two home runs. He finished with seven RBIs with the White Sox. Sierra’s slugging percentage was .417 with a WAR (wins above replacement) of 0.5.

The 26-year-old Sierra has 56 total bases while playing for Chicago.

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Sierra was fun to watch, but ultimately this isn’t a big loss for the White Sox in their grand plan, or they never would have placed him on the waiver wire to begin with. I’m sure they knew there was a chance a team would pick him up, and it just happen to be a team within the division.

The White Sox should be able to replace Sierra on the roster and give another young prospect a chance to make their mark during spring training and even the ’15 season.