Chicago White Sox Release 2 Recognizable Names

The Chicago White Sox have released two veterans in outfielder Kevin Pillar and infielder Mike Moustakas, both of whom were signed to minor league contracts as non-roster invitees before the start of spring training.

Pillar, renowned for his defensive prowess and boasting an 11-year veteran career, managed a .250 batting average in 44 at-bats during the Cactus League.

However, despite his efforts, the White Sox made the decision to part ways with him as they finalized their Opening Day roster.

Over the past three seasons, the 35-year-old holds a .244/.284/.425 triple-slash line, with 30 home runs, 105 RBIs, 13 stolen bases, and 104 runs scored across 263 games played.

Similarly, Moustakas, a seasoned three-time All-Star infielder, faced challenges during spring training, recording a batting average of just .195 with 13 strikeouts in 41 at-bats.

Despite his impressive track record and past successes in the majors, the 35-year-old third baseman failed to secure a spot on the roster, leading to his release by the White Sox.

Over the past three seasons, Moustakas, also 35 years old, holds a .228/.297/.387 triple-slash line, with 33 home runs, 122 RBIs, three stolen bases, and 107 runs scored across 296 games played.

As previously mentioned, Moustakas is a three-time All-Star and also finished 21st in MVP voting in the 2015 season with the Kansas City Royals.

With Pillar's defensive skills and Moustakas' veteran experience, it will be interesting to see if any teams add either, or both, players. Photo Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports