White Sox Sign Former Astros Third-Round Pick, Assign Him To Triple-A Charlotte

The Chicago White Sox recently signed shortstop Thomas Manzella -- a former third-round pick of the Houston Astros in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft -- to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte, according to a tweet from the Huntsville Stars' twitter account.

The 29-year-old middle infielder only played 90 MLB games with the Astros, posting a paltry .224/.266/.262 line over 287 total plate appearances between 2009 and 2010, but he has fared much better over his minor league career. This is likely just a depth move to fill out the minor league system, so don't get to up or down about the transaction.

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