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CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago White Sox have placed Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sanchez on outright waivers.
The person spoke Monday on the condition of anonymity because the move, first reported by The Athletic, has not been announced.
Sanchez had the second-highest fielding percentage among AL second baseman last season and won his first Gold Glove. He was among Chicago’s most entertaining players, making mud angels during a rain delay, but he hit .252 with two homers.
Sanchez made $4,625,000 this year and if Chicago had offered a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline likely would have gotten a salary of about $6 million. Because Sanchez has enough service time to be eligible for arbitration, he is likely not to be claimed. He has the right to refuse an outright assignment to a minor league roster and elect to become a free agent.
Prospect Nick Madrigal is an option to take over at second.