White Sox Sign Right-Hander


Beset by numerous injuries to their pitching staff, the Chicago White Sox have added a little depth to their organizational pitching ranks, by signing right-hander Scott Blewett to a minor league deal.

Blewett was consistently listed among the Kansas City Royals' top 30 prospects for the last several years, though he hasn't been able to make his mark in the major leagues to this point. With a couple of appearances in 2020, and a trio of games pitched in 2021, he's been limited to just 8 major league innings, though it has been with a 3.38 ERA and one strikeout per inning. Unfortunately, he's also walked 6 in those 8 innings. 

The 26-year-old had a rough go of it as a starter at Triple-A in 2021 with the Omaha Storm Chasers. He had a 6.39 ERA and allowed 19 home runs in just 69 innings. Following that performance, the Royals released him, and Blewett became a minor league free agent. 

Despite his unfortunate name for a reliever, Blewett will hopefully help out the White Sox organizationally, who have had to dip into their minor league depth to fill some holes. 

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