The White Sox declined to offer Dylan Axelrod a major league contract on Monday night.
The right-handed pitcher went 4-11 with a 5.68 ERA in 30 games last season, including 20 starts.
Axelrod, whom the team signed out of independent ball, had a 3.73 ERA after his first 12 starts last season but struggled the rest of the way. He went 1-7 with an 8.02 ERA in his final 18 appearances, including eight starts.
“It’s just tough,” Axelrod said in September. “I started real well and was happy about that. Then I went through some tough times. ... I’m just going to keep my head up and take the positives from this year into next year.”
The move reduces the number of players on the White Sox 40-man roster to 38.