White Sox claim Rob Brantly off waivers from Marlins

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This time two years ago Rob Brantly was a 22-year-old coming off a strong rookie showing in which he hit .290 with an .832 OPS in 31 games for the Marlins.

That earned him a bigger role and Brantly struggled, hitting .211 in 67 games before being even worse at Triple-A this past season. And now the White Sox have claimed him off waivers from the Marlins.

It’s odd to see a 24-year-old catcher with any sort of decent offensive track record lost on the waiver wire for nothing, but Brantly projects as a backup long term.