Goins agreed to a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Monday and has been invited to spring training, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Goins appeared in 41 games for the Royals a season ago, batting .226 with nine extra-base hits and six RBI. He figures to begin the 2019 campaign at Triple-A Charlotte after latching on with Chicago.
Goins agreed to a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Tuesday. Goins will report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The infielder played in 41 games with the Royals this year, slashing .226/.252/.313 with nine extra-base hits and six RBI. He will serve as added organizational depth for Philadelphia, but don't expect to see him make an impact at the major-league level.
Goins was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Monday after passing through waivers unclaimed. As a 30-year-old with a career .228/.274/.333 batting line in the majors, Goins unsurprisingly failed to attract interest from other teams after the Royals dropped him from their 40-man roster last week. He'll now head to Omaha and await another opportunity with Kansas City, which may not come if the Royals' infielders enjoy relatively sound health the rest of the season.
Goins was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports. Goins was removed from the active and 40-man rosters in order to make room for Jorge Bonifacio, who was reinstated from his suspension in a corresponding move. Over 41 games with the Royals, Goins hit .226 with a pedestrian .565 OPS and just six RBI. He will now enter waivers and could find a new home by next week.
Goins is not in the lineup against Cincinnati on Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Goins will take a seat after going 0-for-4 during Tuesday's series opener. In his absence, Ramon Torres will man the keystone and bat ninth.