Ladendorf agreed to a minor league deal with the White Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports. Ladendorf spent the 2016 season with the Athletics, but didn't contribute much at Triple-A Nashville or with the big club. Over 44 games with Oakland, he went just 4-for-48 (.083) and struck out 13 times. At 29 years old, he'll likely serve as organizational depth for the White Sox during the 2017 campaign.
Ladendorf was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday. Oakland continues its offseason roster management, clearing 40-man roster space. Ladendorf has had some cups of coffee with the A's the last two years, but they haven't amounted to much fantasy production. Consider the 28-year-old a mere organizational depth piece.
Ladendorf was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a sprained left wrist. He was serving as a bench bat since being recalled earlier this month, so his fantasy stock was never high to begin with. As a corresponding move, Chad Pinder was recalled from Triple-A to see some time at shortstop when Marcus Semien ends up on the paternity list later this week.
Ladendorf was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday. It's somewhat of a surprising move as the A's have plenty of outfield depth and Ladendorf has collected only three hits in his last 29 at-bats for Triple-A Nashville. Either way, the 28-year-old will return to the A's clubhouse where he'll resume a .083/.108/.083 line through 36 major league at-bats this season.
Ladendorf was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday. With the recalls of Daniel Coulombe and Dillon Overton on Tuesday, the A's needed to make room on the roster and Ladendorf got the short end of the stick. Ladendorf didn't build much of a case to stick around in the majors since his most recent promotion on July 1, collecting only one hit over 11 at-bats. The 28-year-old will head back to the Athletics' Triple-A affiliate where he's compiled a .273/.308/.354 slash line over 106 plate appearances.