White Sox sign free agent 2B Nate Mondou to minor league deal
The White Sox signed second baseman Nate Mondou on Monday, but it’s unclear whether or not Mondou will fit into the team’s plans in the league this season. According to MLB’s trade page for Mondou, the White Sox signed him to a minor league contract and then assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte a day later.
The A’s drafted Mondou in the 13th round of the 2016 draft and has spent the vast majority of his professional career as a minor. He spent all of 2021 and most of 2022 at Triple-A where he cut .283/.373/.432 with 15 home runs and 113 RBIs in 195 games. The A’s called him up at the end of 2022 and he finally made his MLB debut on October 4. In his only major league action game, Mondou went 0-2 with a walk. He never got a ball on him in the field to show what he could do in defense.
As it stands, the White Sox have great competition open for second base. Romy González, Leury García and Lenyn Sosa are the players who will see the position the longest during spring training, but there is a chance the White Sox will look to trade for a second baseman before the start of the season.
Pitchers and receivers will report to White Sox spring training on Feb. 15. The rest of the team will present themselves on February 20.
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