The Chicago White Sox have signed Arizona State second baseman Joey DeMichele for $400,000, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. DeMichele was Chicago's third round selection.
DeMichele hit .336/.398/.548 with six home runs and 47 RBI for Arizona State in 2012. He led the team in batting average (.336), stolen bases (12) and triples (7). By signing a pro contract, DeMichele has given up his final year of college eligibility.
The White Sox signed DeMichele for $41,100 below slot value, which means they can now disperse that money to other draftees (if they choose to do so).