White Sox Close To Signing Keenyn Walker

The White Sox are close to signing supplemental round draft pick Keenyn Walker.  The outfielder tweeted earlier today, "Ya buddy! Finally becoming a part of the Chicago White Sox family!!"  The amount of Walker's apparent agreement is unknown, but slot would be about $740K. 

Walker was drafted 47th overall out of Central Arizona Junior College as compensation for the loss of reliever J.J. Putz.  The switch-hitter was Chicago's first pick in the draft, as they had to give the #23 pick to Washington to sign Adam Dunn.

Baseball America describes Walker as "mostly a gap hitter with above-average speed," who "profiles as a good defensive center fielder."

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