Philip Humber received a bunch of text messages after throwing the 21st perfect game in major-league history. One of them was from Mark Buehrle:
"He texted me after the game and said, 'Congratulations, welcome to the club!' Buehrle's always been really good to me," Humber told White Sox PGL on Sunday. "He's a great teammate, as everybody knows, and it was really cool to be able to hear from him and be part of the club that he's a part of."
Humber touched on a number of other topics, and one thing's clear -- he's extremely humble, and he's pretty much in awe of his accomplishment. And that's pretty cool.
The worst kept secret is finally out of the bag.
The White Sox officially announced the signing of free agent Cuban outfielder Luis Robert to a minor-league contract, which includes a $26-million signing bonus.
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“We are excited to add Luis — another young, extremely talented and impactful prospect — to the White Sox organization,” White Sox senior vice president/general manager Rick Hahn said. “Luis has the potential to be a dynamic, five-tool player at the major-league level, and we look forward to watching him develop in our system over coming seasons. Luis will immediately be viewed as one of the top prospects in baseball, and his signing adds to the growing depth of quality young players within our organization.”
The 19-year-old Robert played in 210 career games (including postseason) with Ciego de Ávila in the Cuban Serie Nacional and had a .315/.402/.467 slash line with 20 home runs, 92 RBI and 29 stolen bases.
Robert slides into the No. 2 spot on the White Sox Top 30 prospects, according to MLB Pipeline.