Kip Wells is still alive and the White Sox have him

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Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox have signed Kip Wells to a minor league deal.

Yep, that Kip Wells. The man who hasn’t pitched in the bigs since 2009.  His last action was for the independent Long Island Ducks in 2010, where he started five games and had a WHIP of 1.519.  He had a workout recently and was clocked at 93 m.p.h., however, so maybe he’s got his mojo back.

Plus there’s the history angle: he’s one loss away from an even 100.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.