White Sox sign Geovany Soto, Jesse Crain to minor league deals

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The White Sox have signed catcher Geovany Soto to a minor league contract.

Soto will also receive an invitation to spring training where he will try to land the backup job behind Tyler Flowers with the White Sox. If he is able to win the job he should see a fair amount of at-bats next season.

Last season Soto was limited to just 24 games due to injuries when he hit .250/.302/.363 with a home run and 11 RBI.

Gone are the days where Soto was a everyday player but he is well worth the gamble here for the White Sox.

The White Sox also brought back veteran reliever Jesse Crain on a minor league deal.

Crain signed a one-year deal last winter with the Astros which paid him $3.25 million despite the fact that he never played a game.

The White Sox employed Crain from 2011-2013 where he was a very useful setup man for them posting a 2.10 ERA and 176 strikeouts in 150 innings. There are worse players on major league rosters.

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