White Sox outfielder Michael Taylor has retired, MLB.com reports. Taylor saw limited action in four major-league seasons, three with Oakland. He went 7 for 28 in 11 appearances with the White Sox last season. Taylor hit .290/.374/.465 with 108 home runs, 568 RBI and 105 stolen bases in 3,272 at-bats over eight minor-league seasons. The White Sox have replaced Taylor with outfielder Engel Beltre in 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.
White Sox outfielder Michael Taylor elected free agency Saturday over an outright minor-league assignment.
The White Sox have outrighted outfielder Michael Taylor to Triple-A Friday. Taylor declined the assignment, and will become a free-agent. He hit .250 over 28 at-bats with the major-league club last season. The team now has 37 players on the 40-man roster.
White Sox outfielder Michael Taylor has been dealing with a right knee injury, stemmed from a slide last week, according to MLB.com. Taylor underwent an MRI, which came back clean. No word on his availability for the final week of the regular season.
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