Chicago White Sox Sign Former Giants' First-Round Pick

He was a solid left-hand hitting prospect out of the Boston area, and was a first-round draft choice by the San Francisco Giants in 2015 (31st pick). But Chris Shaw only got 82 plate appearances for the Giants in 2018-2019 and hasn't been able to return to the majors since then. 

Now the Chicago White Sox are going to give him an opportunity, with a minor league contract. 

Shaw, a first baseman and outfielder, is now 29, but showed some legit power in the minors coming up through the Giants' system, posting three straight seasons of more than 20 home runs and an OPS over .800. 

His cup of tea in the big leagues though resulted in only a .153 average and a .466 OPS.  

Shaw spent 2022 playing independent ball for the Kentucky Wild Health Genomes, where he hit .264 with 17 HR and an .860 OPS. 

He'll be in the mix for some outfield depth for the ChiSox.

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