White Sox notes: Outfielder Sierra joins team

White Sox notes: Outfielder Sierra joins team

May 4, 2014, 1:15 pm
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CLEVELAND -- Moises Sierra joined the White Sox on Sunday to help replenish the team’s depth in the outfield.

With Adam Eaton on the 15-day disabled list and Avisail Garcia out for the season, the White Sox are running short on healthy bodies.

Though they’re excited about the futures of Trayce Thompson and Courtney Hawkins, outfield isn’t as strong of an area in the minor-league system as others. So the White Sox decided to claim Sierra, who is off to a 2-for-34 start, off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Sierra reported to the White Sox on Sunday and will wear No. 25.

“It’s another piece,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “With Eaton going down, we’re light in the outfield area. You can have Leury (Garcia) go out there, but it adds another piece to us and being right-handed keeps us more balanced that way.”

While Sierra has struggled this season, he had a .290/.369/.458 slash line with a home run and 13 RBIs in 122 plate appearances in 2013.