J.B. Shuck claimed by the Chicago White Sox
May 2, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder J.B. Shuck (3) follows through on his hit for a single against the Texas Rangers during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox made a move to their roster this offseason on Monday by claiming outfielder J.B. Shuck off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.
It is no secret the White Sox could use some help in left field, so maybe Shuck is a possibility, but honestly who really knows at this point of the offseason being that it is the start of November.
The 27-year old was claimed by the Indians in early September after being released by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
In a press release by the White Sox it says:
"“Shuck, who bats and throws left-handed, hit .293 (128-437) with 20 doubles, three triples, two home runs, 39 RBI and 60 runs scored for the Angels in 2013. He led all American League rookies in hits, runs scored and multi-hit games (37), tied for the lead in total bases (160), ranked second in doubles, third in average, tied for third in triples and fourth in on-base percentage (.331).”"
Like I said before … who knows, but at least he does have some major league experience with a couple different clubs in the American League. Shuck is also a career .264 hitter in 204 career games.
Originally he was a sixth round pick in 2008 by the Houston Astros.
What I like about this move is it doesn’t cost the White Sox much, and at least they are bringing in some different players and seeing what they have to offer, if not good enough for the MLB club, possibly for Triple-A.
When the White Sox make a move to add another outfielder this offseason for the starting lineup, my guess is they obtain a player through free agency, not the waiver wire.
What are you thoughts on this move by the White Sox?