UPDATE: White Sox Sign Shortstop

After just a day of speculation, it's been confirmed. 

The Chicago White Sox are signing shortstop Elvis Andrus, per Jeff Passan. 

Andrus cleared waivers and is expected to join the team in Cleveland on Friday. 

The Oakland Athletics reportedly tried to trade Andrus at the trade deadline but could not find any team willing to take on his salary. Andrus is in the final year of his eight-year, $120-million contract which he signed with the Texas Rangers back in 2015. 

Andrus was quoted saying, "The best I can do is stay positive and wait for my turn," said Andrus, "and be ready whatever happens.” Well, he should be happy now, as the White Sox will likely use him in an everyday playing role during the absence of star shortstop Tim Anderson, who's expected to be out till mid-September with a torn ligament in his left hand. 

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The thirty-three-year-old has hit .237, with eight home runs, 30 RBIs and seven stolen bases this season. 

The White Sox are holding Elvis night on August 26th. That also happens to be Elvis Andrus' birthday. It's a perfect fit. 
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