The White Sox officially announced their signing of catcher Martín Maldonado, which was reported last month. Utility player Zach Remillard has been designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
Chicago took Remillard in the tenth round of the 2016 draft out of Coastal Carolina. The right-handed hitting infielder played seven-plus seasons in the minors, including three years at the Triple-A level. The Sox selected his contract for the first time in the middle of June. Remillard appeared in 54 big league games, hitting .252/.295/.320 with one home run over his first 160 plate appearances.
Most of his defensive action came at second base, where he logged 260 2/3 innings. Remillard also played shortstop, third base and both corner outfield spots. That defensive flexibility has been his calling card throughout his minor league career. Remillard has played mostly shortstop and third base in the minors but has a fair bit of experience at the keystone and the outfield grass.
The White Sox have a week to trade Remillard or outright him to the minors. He doesn’t have three years of MLB service or a previous career outright, so he would not have the ability to elect free agency if he clears waivers.