White Sox sign Tony Campana to a minor league deal

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Outfielder Tony Campana announced on Twitter that he signed with the White Sox. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish confirms that it’s a minor league deal.

Campana, 28, doesn’t bring a whole lot with the bat — he has a career .584 OPS — but he can play all three outfield positions and he brings a ton of speed with him. In parts of four seasons in the major leagues in which he’s stepped to the plate 477 times, Campana has stolen 66 bases in 75 attempts (88%).

Video: White Sox turn triple play against Astros

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White Sox starter Iván Nova was able to escape a jam in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Astros with the help of a triple play. Nova had allowed a leadoff double to Tony Kemp, then hit Robinson Chirinos with a pitch to put runners on first and second base with no outs. Facing Jake Marisnick in a 1-1 count, Nova threw a 94 MPH fastball that Marisnick sharply grounded to Yoán Moncada right at the third base bag. Moncada quickly fired the ball to Yolmer Sánchez at second base, then Sánchez whipped the ball to José Abreu at first base just ahead of a lunging Marisnick to complete the triple-killing.

According to Baseball Almanac, it’s the 718th known triple play dating back to 1876. The last time the White Sox turned a triple play was 2016. They turned three triple plays that season, amusingly. The Astros have been victimized by two of the last three triple plays, having also hit into one on April 19 last year against the Mariners.