White Sox claim J.B. Shuck off waivers from Indians

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J.B. Shuck, whom the Angels traded to the Indians for cash considerations in September, has now been claimed off waivers by the White Sox.

Shuck received Rookie of the Year votes in 2013 after hitting .293 in 129 games for the Angels as a 26-year-old, but his .697 OPS was hardly impressive for a corner outfielder and he fell apart this season while hitting .145.

He also spent a lot time at Triple-A this year, where he hit .320, and Shuck’s track record is such that he could be a decent bench player. But his lack of power figures to keep him from emerging as more than that.