White Sox release Jared Mitchell

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MINNEAPOLIS — The White Sox parted ways with a first-round draft choice and filled his AAA roster spot with a former Cubs first-rounder Sunday.

Outfielder Jared Mitchell, taken 23rd overall by the Sox in 2009, was released by the organization after he went 2-for-40 (.050) in 13 games for the Charlotte Knights this season.

A former two-sport star who won a BCS football championship and a College World Series title LSU, Mitchell, 26, missed the 2010 season after injuring his his ankle during spring training and never consistently played to the five-tool potential he possessed in college. In his last full season in the minors, Mitchell hit .230 with nine home runs, 30 RBI, and 11 stolen bases for Charlotte in 2014 after hitting .299 with 10 home runs and 20 RBI with AA Birmingham.

The Sox signed Tyler Colvin, 29, as a free agent. Colvin, who opted out of his contract with the Miami Marlins on April 3, appeared in 57 games for the Giants and 50 for AAA Fresno in 2014. Colvin was the 13th player drafted overall by the Cubs in 2006.


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