The White Sox announced Tuesday that they’ve designated outfielder Blake Rutherford for assignment. His spot on the 40-man roster goes to fellow outfielder Adam Haseley, whose previously reported acquisition from the Phillies has now been formally announced. In jettisoning Rutherford from the roster in exchange for Haseley, the Sox...
Rutherford was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Tuesday, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports. Rutherford was a first-round pick in 2016 and looked good in the lower minors, but he's stalled out since reaching Double-A in 2019. He posted a 98 wRC+ at that level and followed it up with an 80 wRC+ in Triple-A last season. He's still just 24 years old, but his lack of success in the upper minors may dissuade teams from using a 40-man roster spot on him. The move clears space for the White Sox to add Adam Haseley, who was acquired in a trade with the Phillies.
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The Yankees’ farm system can be likened to a good ice cream shop. There always seems to be a new-flavor-of-the-month prospect who rises in the rankings, gets some pub and then is gonzo. Well, that’s not exactly how it’s works, but for every Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres who come...
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SSS rank among all right fielders in the system: 3. Baseball America noted that some scouts saw Blake Rutherford as a possible “power-hitting center fielder in the Jim Edmonds mold” prior to the 2016 MLB draft. At this point, the White Sox might be happy with Rutherford as a right fielder in the Jim Eisenreich mode.