The White Sox released third baseman Andy LaRoche and pitcher J.D. Martin on Friday, according to the team's official website.
The White Sox made another round of roster cuts on Wednesday, optioning Matt Davidson, Adrian Nieto, Tyler Saladino, Kevan Smith and Trayce Thompson to Triple-A Charlotte. Raul Fernandez and Michael Ynoa were optioned to Double-A Birmingham, per the team's official website. Chicago also reassigned Dan Black, Andy LaRoche, J.D. Martin, Jared Mitchell, Tim Anderson and Tyler Danish to minor-league camp.
The White Sox announced Thursday they signed 15 players to minor-league contracts, which included invites to spring training. The 15 players were pitchers Jairo Asencio, Scott Carroll, Jesse Crain, Logan Kensing, Arcenio Leon, J.D. Martin, Brad Penny, Zach Phillips, Joe Savery, catchers George Kottaras and Geovany Soto, infielders Juan Diaz and Andy LaRoche, and outfielders Tony Campana and Michael Taylor.
Free-agent pitcher J.D. Martin has signed with the Samsung Lions in Korea, FOX Sports reports. Martin went 16-4 with a 2.75 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 116:26 K:BB ratio in 160 1/3 innings over 27 Triple-A starts last season.
Rays pitcher J.D. Martin elected to become a free agent, MLB.com reports Friday. Martin did not pitch in the majors this year; in 160 1/3 innings for Triple-A Durham, he posted a 2.75 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP.
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