White Sox Release, Re-Sign Mitchell Boggs

MARCH 30: The White Sox have signed Boggs to a minor league contract, tweets MLB.com's Scott Merkin.

MARCH 23: The White Sox announced that they have requested waivers on Mitchell Boggs for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.  It was a short stay with Chicago for Boggs, who signed with the White Sox on February 7th.

Boggs, 30, served as the Cardinals' closer last season after Jason Motte underwent Tommy John surgery.  However, despite performing well as a setup man, Boggs struggled in his small sample as the Cardinals' ninth-inning solution.  The former fifth-round pick allowed 18 earned runs on 21 hits and 15 walks in just 14 2/3 innings for St. Louis before being designated for assignment and picked up by the Rockies.  He also struggled in Colorado's minor league system, posting an 8.27 ERA in 16 1/3 Triple-A innings, but Boggs righted the ship (to an extent) upon a promotion to the Majors in September.  In 8 2/3 big league innings to close the season, he allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks.

Prior to that rough 2013, Boggs posted a combined 3.08 ERA with 7.1 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 201 innings from 2010-12. White Sox GM Rick Hahn told reporters, including the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane (via Twitter), the team is open to bringing back Boggs on a minor league deal, if he doesn't latch on elsewhere.

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3 Comments on "White Sox Release, Re-Sign Mitchell Boggs"

Jerry Mandering
1 year 5 months ago

He did kind of really “stink” for us. Wonder if they sign Mijares or trade for Guerra. We’ll see.

1 year 5 months ago

Very mysterious decline. He had absolutely nothing last year, 12 months after being a reliable closer for a championship caliber team. Wonder if there’s something wrong physically.

Drew M
1 year 5 months ago

I just think mentally it messed with him. Then he just never got back to where he wanted to be.