Less than two weeks after acquiring outfielder Blake Tekotte, the Diamondbacks have released him. Tekotte was 4 for 18 at Triple-A Reno before losing his spot with Arizona.
The Diamondbacks acquired outfielder Blake Tekotte from the White Sox Sunday in exchange for cash considerations, according to The Arizona Republic. Tekotte will report to Triple-A Reno.
The White Sox reassigned six players to minor-league camp Friday, including catcher Hector Gimenez, infielders Micah Johnson and Alex Liddi, outfielder Blake Tekotte and pitchers Zach Putnam and David Purcey.
The White Sox announced Tuesday they handed out 21 non-roster invites to spring training. The list was headlined by prospects Micah Johnson and Chris Beck, who are considered among the White Sox's top 10 prospects by Baseball America. The 11 pitchers invited to spring training were Beck, Dylan Axelrod, Chris Bassitt, Parker Frazier, Brian Omogrosso, Omar Poveda, David Purcey, Zach Putnam, Mauricio Robles and Scott Snodgress. The remaining spring invites included three catchers -- Hector Gimenez, Miguel Gonzalez, Kevan Smith -- four infielders -- Johnson, Alex Liddi, Mike McDade, Andy Wilkins -- and three outfielders -- Denis Phipps, Blake Tekotte, Keenyn Walker.
The White Sox sent outfielder Blake Tekotte outright to Triple-A Charlotte on Friday. Tekotte owned a .236/.319/.389 slash line with four homers and 33 RBI over 296 at-bats in the minors last season.