White Sox Sign Kip Wells To Minor League Deal, According To Report

The Chicago White Sox signed 34-year old pitcher Kip Wells to a minor league contract on Friday, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Wells was originally a first round draft pick (No. 16 overall) of the Chicago White Sox in the 1998 amateur draft, but he only spent three seasons of his 11-year MLB career with the team and he hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2009. As for whether he has anything left in the tank, Heyman also noted that Wells was hitting 93-94 m.p.h. on the radar gun during tryouts with the team.

Wells pitched more than 100 innings in a season only one time during his last four years in the MLB (162.2 innings pitched in 2007 with the St. Louis Cardinals), so if the Sox have any plans for him it would likely involve a bullpen job.

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