Goins cleared waivers and was outrighted to the team's alternate training site Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Despite his demotion, the infielder will join the team's taxi squad as the White Sox continue their road trip. Goins has appeared in 14 games this season, failing to record a hit in nine at-bats.
Goins was designated for assignment Monday. The White Sox will swap in Yolmer Sanchez for Goins as the team's bench infielder going forward. Goins was 0-for-9 with one strikeout in his time with the big club.
Goins' contract was purchased by the White Sox on Monday. The 32-year-old has carved out a career as a utility man over parts of seven big-league seasons, but with a career .230/.279/.335 slash line, he's unlikely to be anything more than that this year. He'll replaced Cheslor Cuthbert on the active roster, who was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Goins signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Goins will report to the team's alternative camp site in Schaumburg, Illinois, where he'll remain as organizational infield depth. The 32-year-old hit .250/.333/.347 across 52 games with Chicago in 2019.
Goins was released by the Athletics on Sunday. He was in camp on a minor-league deal and clearly wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster, so perhaps the decision was mutual. Either way, Goins will now look to offer infield depth to a different big-league club.