13:54: Goodwin will earn a $ 1 million salary if the White Sox add him to their list of 40 people, tweets of Bob Nightgaingle from USA Today.
1:21 PM: The White Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with an outside agent’s free agent Brian Goodwin, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (via Twitter). This is natural for a White Sox club that has just learned that it will be without a central player. Louis Robert for the next three to four months.
Goodwin, 30, had a waiver clause in a small deal with the Pirates of the League and went on sale yesterday. He is certainly not a star, but with the exception of a disastrous 20-match stay with the Reds in 2020, which consisted of just 55 appearances on the plate, he was a serious trickster in the Mayors. Goodwin reduced .258 / .327 / .469 in 1
The White Sox were also without another outside player, Adam Engelwho is yet to play this year due to a tense right hamstring. General Manager Rick Hahn announced yesterday that Engel had failed to prevent him from starting rehab in a minor league for three weeks (Twitter link via Scott Merkin from MLB.com) Hahn later suggested that the White Sox would looking for a trade route for external players and although it is still the case, in this case they are turning to the open market. So far, their main external players are Andrew Vaughn,, Leury Garcia and Adam Eaton.
Remarkably, there is already an acquaintance between Hahn and Goodwin, whom the White Sox chose in the 17th round of the 2009 project. Goodwin decided not to sign with the White Sox, instead choosing to attend the University of North Carolina. It was a wise move by Goodwin, who increased his reserves enough for the national team to take him to 34th place in 2011. Ten years later, he moved to the organization in Chicago.