Wall was released by the White Sox on Monday, Baseball America reports. Wall has never been great outside of the minor leagues, and it appears that the White Sox weren't willing to give him another look after he gave up five runs in four innings during spring training. The right-hander's best bet in free agency is to sign a minor league deal with a team in need of organizational pitching depth.
Wall agreed to a minor league deal with the White Sox that includes an invite to spring training, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. Wall had a brief stint in the majors last season but didn't appear in a game there, though he had some success at the Triple-A level to the tune of a 2.45 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 36.2 innings. The 29-year-old figures to serve as organizational bullpen depth and will likely begin the year in the minors.
Pirates relief pitcher Josh Wall has been designated for assignment, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting. Wall received no opportunity to pitch after his promtion Wednesday. He has a regrettable 15.15 career ERA in 15 big league appearances.
Pirates infielder Pedro Florimon knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the 15th inning in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks. As a reward, he was designated for assignment on Wednesday. Florimon went 2 for 19 in 2015, his first season with the Pirates. The move clears a space for reliever Josh Wall who was added to the roster on Wednesday. The Pirates were in need of a fresh bullpen arm following Tuesday's marathon affair.
The Pirates announced Friday they cut 12 players from major-league camp. They optioned Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A, while reassigning Deolis Guerra, Gorkys Hernandez, Charlie Leesman, Brad Lincoln, Steve Lombardozzi, Brent Morel, Gustavo Nunez , Deibinson Romero, Jose Tabata, Sebastian Valle and Josh Wall to minor-league camp.
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