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.
The Pirates have signed catcher Wilkin Castillo and pitcher Josh Wall to minor-league contracts, which include invites to spring training.
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