According to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com, the White Sox have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Tyler Colvin. He’ll report to the club’s Triple-A team in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Colvin opted out of his minor league deal with the Marlins at the end of spring training after failing to make the Opening Day roster and spent a month looking for a new gig. The 29-year-old posted 20 home runs and an .816 OPS in 2010 for the Cubs and 18 homers with an .858 OPS in 2012 with the Rockies, but he’s had some terrible seasons surrounding those.
Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports that the Marlins have signed outfielder Tyler Colvin and infielder Scott Sizemore to minor league deals.
Colvin, 29, spent the 2014 season with the Giants, starting at Triple-A Fresno. He was called up in May and posted a .650 OPS in 149 plate appearances before being sent back down at the end of July.
Sizemore, 30, spent 2014 with the Yankees, mostly at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he posted a .762 OPS in 319 plate appearances.
Dan Uggla’s stay with the Giants lasted nine days.
MLB.com’s Chris Haft reports that San Francisco has released the veteran second baseman, who went 0-for-11 with a walk and six strikeouts in four games after being called up from Triple-A Fresno on July 25. He also made three errors in the field. Uggla officially signed (a minor league deal) with the Giants on July 21, three days after being released by the Braves.
The Giants are known to be in the market for a second baseman with Marco Scutaro continuing to battle injuries in his age-38 season. They’ve been linked recently — along with the Blue Jays — to Indians infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, who is likely to be moved somewhere before Thursday’s deadline.
Haft also reports that the Giants cut ties with outfielder Tyler Colvin on Wednesday evening.
UPDATE, 10:24 p.m. ET: Conflicting report from Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle …
UPDATE, 10:38 p.m. ET: Schulman now writes that there are “indications” Uggla will be cut loose.
UPDATE, 11:21 p.m. ET: So now Haft is walking back his initial report …
But it’s probably going to happen before the Giants head to New York for a weekend series.