The White Sox made a few moves Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic relays. The club released right-hander Bryan Mitchell and lefty Adalberto Mejia, and it added southpaw Kodi Medeiros and RHP Danny Dopico to its 60-man player pool. Medeiros and Dopico will report to Chicago’s alternate training site.
Mitchell and Mejia were fairly notable prospects in the past (the latter cracked top 100 lists), but neither has made much of a mark in the majors thus far. The 29-year-old Mitchell logged a 5.15 ERA/5.05 FIP with 5.36 K/9 and 4.57 BB/9 across 171 1/3 innings between the Yankees and Padres from 2014-18. After spending all of last season with the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate, Mitchell joined the White Sox on a minor league contract in January.
Mejia, 27, was another January minor signing for Chicago. He combined for 154 innings among the Twins, Angels and Cardinals from 2016-19, during which he recorded an identical 4.62 ERA/FIP and notched 7.4 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9.
Medeiros, whom the Brewers took 12th overall in the 2014 draft, became a member of the White Sox when they acquired him for reliever Joakim Soria in 2018. The 24-year-old Medeiros struggled last season in Double-A, where he recorded a 5.10 ERA/5.45 FIP and walked 5.53 batters per nine in 83 frames.
Dopico was an 11th-rounder of the White Sox in 2015 who spent all of last season at Double-A and fared rather well. Despite an ugly walk rate (5.03 BB/9), he wound up tossing 62 2/3 innings with a 2.59 ERA/2.98 FIP, 10.48 K/9 and a 51.5 percent groundball rate.
Mitchell was never the same after he broke his toe in NY. Shame, his spring showed he was a top of the rotation pitcher.
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Him, Bird and Refsnyder were going to take the Yankees deep in a dynasty.
I thought he was long gone
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Medeiros wasn’t an off-season pickup for the Sox. Brewers traded him to the Sox in 2018 for Joakim Soria
Medeiros was acquired via trade for Joakim Soria from the Brewers. Not a minor league FA
Lol the giants traded so many top prospects! Lucius Fox (bust), Christian Arroyo (Bust), As Aldaberto Mejia (Bust), Phil Bickford (Bust), Kyle Crick (injured), Reynolds (Had a great rookie season but is really struggling. We will see if he can learn to adjust to MLB pitching)
You guys definitely lost the Reynolds trade. He’s controllable through 2025 and all it cost was one mediocre season of Andrew McCutchen. Besides, Crick was pretty reliable in 2018, even if he’s regressed ever since
We sure did, even if it would have just been Reynolds by himself.
Not sure why they’re even bothering with Kodi Medeiros, he has shown nothing since coming over. This reeks of a precursor to some sort of small trade and the Sox wanted to show Medeiros as a major leaguer to potentially build value before he’s shipped off.
I’d love to acquire a steady starter pitching, an injury replacement for Madrigal at 2B, another good reliever also wouldn’t hurt.
Because they have to be on the 60 man roster to be moved in trades
Trading for a “steady” starting pitcher is doubtful. A 2B is out of the question, too. Both would require premium trade chips that the Sox can’t afford to give up right now.
The Sox just need Bummer back.
Why a trade for a 2B? Mendick has shown that he can play at the major league level
Mendick is a replacement level utility player. Good to have around, but you can do better.