The White Sox claimed outfielder Daniel Fields off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday.
Fields, 24, batted .228 with 25 doubles, seven home runs, 41 RBI, 66 walks and 17 stolen bases with a .335 on-base percentage over 122 games for the Detroit Tigers’ AAA club at Toledo in 2015. A well-regarded defensive player who bats left and throws right, Fields made one appearance with the Tigers on June 4.
Since then, he has bounced around, claimed off waivers by Milwaukee on September 10 and by the Dodgers on December 7. Fields was designated for assignment last week after the Dodgers signed free agent left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Baseball America ranked Fields as the best defensive outfielder in the Tigers organization following the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He is a .244 hitter with 42 homers and a .329 on-base percentage over six seasons in the Tigers organization.
Looking to add outfield depth, the Sox also claimed outfielder Jerry Sands from the Cleveland Indians on Dec. 23. Following Fields’ addition, the 40-man roster increases to 38.