Guyer signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox on Tuesday. Guyer was released from his minor-league pact with Chicago on Friday, but finds himself back with the team after a few days testing free agency. The 33-year-old had a .220/.312/.351 slash line over 413 plate appearances with the Indians over the past two seasons, and should serve as organizational outfield depth for the White Sox.
Guyer was released by the White Sox on Friday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. Guyer's .217 batting average in 11 spring games didn't help him claim a spot on Chicago's bench, and he'll have to look elsewhere for work. The 33-year-old has posted a wRC+ of 76 and 82 in the last two seasons, so he may have to head to Triple-A to wait for his next chance.
Guyer (elbow) drew the start in left field and went 0-for-3 out of the No. 9 spot Sunday against Oakland. Guyer had been battling through some right elbow soreness, but he was able to play the field in Sunday's spring game. While he appears to have returned to health, the White Sox may monitor him closely to prevent further damage.
Guyer is nursing a sore right elbow, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Guyer apparently hurt his throwing elbow during the team's first infield-outfield drill. The outfielder has still been able to hit, and recently picked up a throwing program. It's unclear if this issue will affect Guyer's status for the start of the season.
Guyer said he felt much better in the second half of 2018 once his surgically repaired wrist was fully healed, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Guyer underwent surgery during the offseason leading up to 2018 and felt that was the reason he under-performed in the first half. His first-half .580 OPS improved to .787 after the All-Star break, but it was not enough to entice the Indians to re-sign him. He now gets a shot with the rebuilding White Sox, who could have an opening for a three-position, backup outfielder. His main competition will be Leury Garcia.