Chicago White Sox Acquire 8-Year Veteran Pitcher From Royals

The Chicago White Sox have made a move to bolster their pitching depth by acquiring right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers from the Kansas City Royals.

The trade involved cash considerations.

Mayers had recently signed a minor league contract with the Royals and primarily pitched as a starter in Triple-A.

Despite struggling with a 6.88 ERA in the minors, Mayers was given an opportunity to showcase his skills at the major league level with the Royals.

He made six appearances, including two starts, before being designated for assignment in June. The White Sox saw potential in Mayers' versatility as both a reliever and a starter, and they decided to bring him on board.

While initially assigned to the Triple-A affiliate, the Charlotte Knights, Mayers may have an opportunity to contribute to the White Sox at the major league level.

The team is known to be exploring trade options, and Mayers' presence provides them with added pitching depth for the remainder of the season. The White Sox will evaluate Mayers' performance and determine if and when he can make an impact on their roster.

Across his eight-year career, the 31-year-old holds a 5.21 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, with 265 strikeouts over 262.2 innings and 204 appearances.