Nieto signed a minor league deal with the Marlins on Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Nieto spent all of 2014 in the majors as Chicago's backup catcher, but was then relegated to Double-A for the entirety of 2015. He struggled mightily in the minors this season, slashing .207/.344/.316 and 77 strikeouts in 81 games, so he appears unlikely to serve as anything more than organizational depth with Miami.
The White Sox made another round of roster cuts on Wednesday, optioning Matt Davidson, Adrian Nieto, Tyler Saladino, Kevan Smith and Trayce Thompson to Triple-A Charlotte. Raul Fernandez and Michael Ynoa were optioned to Double-A Birmingham, per the team's official website. Chicago also reassigned Dan Black, Andy LaRoche, J.D. Martin, Jared Mitchell, Tim Anderson and Tyler Danish to minor-league camp.
White Sox catcher Adrian Nieto was the team's only offensive standout Sunday against the Astros. Nieto collected a hit in all three of his at-bats. He drove in a run on a single in the third. He later drove in another run on a run-scoring double in the seventh. He drove in the only runs the club scored against Houston. Nieto finished 3 for 3, with zero runs and two RBI.
The White Sox placed designated hitter Paul Konerko, outfielder Dayan Viciedo and catcher Adrian Nieto in the starting lineup Saturday for the first time this season. The right-handed batters have been included to combat Royals southpaw starter Bruce Chen.
White Sox catcher Adrian Nieto has won a spot on the team's initial 25-man roster, MLBDailyDish.com reports. Nieto has hit .250/.318/.350 with two doubles, five RBI and two walks in 20 at-bats this spring. He was competing with Josh Phegley and Hector Gimenez for backup duties after Tyler Flowers was named the team's starting catcher.
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