CLEVELAND, Ohio – Outfielder Brandon Guyer, who spent the last 2½ seasons with the Indians, has signed a slight-league deal with the White Sox that contains an invitation to spring training. If Guyer can make the White Sox, he’ll get paid an believed $1.6 million.
Guyer appeared in 103 game titles for the Indians last time, batting .206 (40-for-194) with seven homers and 27 RBI. He was on the disabled listing at the time with a strained neck immediately after lacking substantial time in 2017 mainly because of surgery on his remaining wrist.
Manager Terry Francona utilised Guyer mostly towards lefties. Very last time he hit .233 (24-for-103) with five homers and 17 RBI towards lefties.
When the Indians acquired the proper-handed hitting Guyer from Tampa Bay on Aug. 1, 2016, he compensated immediate dividends. He hit .333 (27-for-81) with two homers and 14 RBI. In the postseason, he hit .750 (3-for-4) in the ALDS towards Boston and .300 (3-for-10) towards the Cubs in the Globe Collection.
In 2016, Guyer hit .266 (78-for-293) with 9 homers and 32 RBI over-all. Against lefties, he hit .336 (41-for-122) with 6 homers, 17 RBI and a 1.021 OPS. Guyer experienced difficulty being on the subject in 2017 and 2018 mainly because of accidents.
Guyer has a concentrate on on his again. He has been hit by pitches 74 occasions from 2015 by way of 2018. Only two players have been hit extra in the large leagues — Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs with 90 and absolutely free agent Derek Dietrich with 76.
Following last time, 12 Indians filed for absolutely free company. Oliver Perez and Brandon Barnes, to date, are the only ones who have re-signed. Barnes signed a slight-league deal with an invitation to spring training. Perez signed a one particular-12 months deal really worth $2.5 million with a vesting selection.
Michael Brantley, Cody Allen, Andrew Miller, Lonnie Chisenhall, Rajai Davis and Josh Donaldson have signed in other places. Josh Tomlin, Melky Cabrera and Adam Rosales are nonetheless unsigned.