In the light of recent injuries, the White Sox were in desperate needs for an outfielder. The Chicago White Sox have claimed outfielder Moises Sierra off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. Sierra was designated for assignment by Toronto on Thursday in order to clear a 40-man and 25-man roster spot for infielder Steven Tolleson. Sierra will take the spot of recently called up pitched Frank De Los Santos, who will be sent down to make room on the 25-man roster, according to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com.
Moises Sierra will join the White Sox’ major league team immediately because he is no options left. Sierra will join Leury Garcia as a backup outfielder for the White Sox. He will back up Dayan Viciedo, Jordan Danks and Alejandro De Aza in the outfield, along with Garcia.
Outfielder Adam Eaton strained his right hamstring on Friday and was placed on the disabled list. This move opened up a spot in the outfield for Sierra. Sierra could be a short option for Eaton, while he is on the disabled list, but if he plays well enough with Chicago, he could find his way into a bench role with them.
Sierra struggled majorly to open up the season with the Blue Jays. In a mere thirteen games with Toronto, Sierra had just two hits in thirty-four at bats (.059 average), where he played both corner outfield positions. In his three year career in Toronto, Sierra is a career .229/.290/.368 hitter with seven home runs and thirty runs batted in, all in only ninety-seven career games. Sierra failed to impress the Jays, as he was unable to prove with his bat that he was a major league hitter.