White Sox Bolster Depth With Former World Series Champion

Tyler Maher
The Chicago White Sox have signed two new players, including a former World Series champion.
The Chicago White Sox have signed two new players, including a former World Series champion. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Chicago White Sox have had a relatively quiet offseason compared to some of the other teams around MLB, but that doesn't mean they're done making moves. On Monday it was reported that the team had agreed to minor-league deals with outfielder Jake Marisnick and utilityman Erik Gonzalez.

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Marisnick, 31, has already spent 10 seasons in the big leagues, suiting up for six different teams. His longest stint was a six-season run with the Houston Astros from 2014-2019, when he helped the team win a World Series in 2017.

The veteran outfielder has bounced around the National League since then, playing for four different teams over the past three seasons without much success.

Gonzalez is a similar story, although he hasn't experienced the same level of individual or team success as Marisnick. Gonzalez, also 31, has played for three different teams in his seven-year career. While he's never done much with the bat, his ability to handle multiple positions has made him a quality bench player.

It remains to be seen if either player will crack Chicago's roster in 2023, let along have a signficant impact on the club. Both have played for pennant winners before, however, so perhaps some of that postseason success will rub off on their new teammates.

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