White Sox sign former Royal

Mike Moustakas, a centerpiece for the Kansas City Royals World Series-winning team of 2015, has signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. The deal includes an invitation to try out for the team this spring.



February 16, 2024 - 3:12 PM

Mike Moustakas (9) of the Cincinnati Reds throws to first baseman Joey Votto (19) of the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images/TNS

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with Mike Moustakas that includes an invitation to major league camp for spring training.

The White Sox announced the deal with the veteran infielder on Wednesday night.

The 35-year-old Moustakas hit .247 with 12 homers and 48 RBIs in 112 games with Colorado and the Los Angeles Angels last year.

Moustakas was selected by Kansas City with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft. He played his first seven-plus seasons with the Royals, winning the World Series in 2015.

The three-time All-Star is a .247 hitter with 215 homers and 683 RBIs in 1,427 career games, also playing for Milwaukee and Cincinnati.