According to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch, the White Sox signed former Pirates first-round pick John Van Benschoten to a minor league deal. JvB posted a 3.92 ERA in 80.1 Triple A innings this year, with less-than-exciting peripheral stats. His Major League trials have not gone well.
Van Benschoten had surgery to repair a labrum tear and remove a cyst in his pitching shoulder in January of '05, and the shoulder continued to bother him the following year.
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