White Sox sign Daniel McCutchen to a minor league contract

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The White Sox have signed pitcher Daniel McCutchen to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

McCutchen, 31, made one appearance in the major leagues for the Rangers on April 4. He lasted 2 1/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks without striking out a batter. With Triple-A Round Rock, McCutchen posted a 7.05 ERA with a 54/13 K/BB ratio and 22 home runs allowed in 60 innings across eight starts and seven relief appearances.

Video: Javier Báez jukes David Freese to avoid tag at first base

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Cubs shortstop Javier Báez pulled off one of the best jukes you’ll see, avoiding the tag from David Freese on a play at first base in the second inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Dodgers. Báez barely made contact with a Kenta Maeda pitch well outside the strike zone, tapping it towards Freese. Báez halted his momentum, juking Freese while he attempted to apply the tag, then dove into first base.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts attempted to argue that Báez went out of the baseline, but the umpires’ no-call stood and Báez had himself a single. He would end up stranded on base, unfortunately for him and the Cubs.