White Sox claim Daniel Fields from Dodgers


The White Sox have claimed outfielder Daniel Fields off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday afternoon.

Fields, 24, has spent most of his minor league career in center, but has also seen playing time in left. Over six seasons in the Detroit Tigers farm system, Fields hit .244 with 42 home runs and 260 RBI. He has spent the majority of his career with Detroit, where he grew up.

Last season, Fields set career highs at the AAA level with seven home runs and 41 RBI. He also showcased his speed, swiping 17 bags.

Fields was called up to the major leagues briefly last season while Rajai Davis was placed on paternity leave. In his one game with the big club, he went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Fields was sixth round selection of the Tigers in the 2009 MLB Draft. He was previously claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers back in September and claimed by the Dodgers in December.

The White Sox are expected to continue pursuing free agent outfielders in a stacked market, which has already seen Jason Heyward head to the Chicago Cubs and Alex Gordon re-sign with the Kansas City Royals. Notable names such as Yoenis Cespedes and Justin Upton are still out there, as are other potential contributors in Denard Span, Dexter Fowler and Gerardo Parra.