White Sox Sign 6-Year Veteran Reliever

The Chicago White Sox have added to their bullpen depth, signing a six-year veteran right-hander. After a solid start to his major league career, Keynan Middleton has struggled the past couple of years, and has had to accept a minor league contract for the second straight season. 

Middleton dealt with injuries last season on numerous occasions, with three separate injured list stints, and it clearly affected him on the mound, as he posted a 5.29 ERA in 17 innings with the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

The righty spent the first four years of his career with the Los Angeles Angels, where he garnered a promising 3.48 ERA and struck out nine batters per nine innings. Tommy John surgery in 2018 slowed his career trajectory, however. 

He still has a good heater, and he showed some strong results in Triple-A last year, with a 2.00 ERA and 13 K/9 in 18 innings, and at just 29 years old, Middleton still has a chance to put it together once again. The White Sox are hopeful he'll do just that. 

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