News Sports: The Chicago White Sox are signing veteran free-agent infielder Elvis Andrus, according to Jeff Passan. Andrus is scheduled to join the White Sox on Friday ahead of a series game against the Cleveland Guardians.
Andrus, who turns 34 on Aug. 26, was released by the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. His departure from Oakland was controversial, as the Athletics appeared to have rigged his playing time to prevent him from reaching 550 plate appearances. Andrus objected to how the A’s skimmed his start over the weekend.
Andrus batted .237/.301/.373 (97 OPS+) during his time with the Athletics and had 24 doubles, 8 home runs, 30 RBIs, 41 RBIs, and 7 stolen bases. His 1.3 wins ranked him fourth among Auckland’s positional players. Still, the A’s switch starts with rookies Nick Allen and Jonah Bride.