Outfielder Rymer Liriano, who missed the 2016 season after suffering multiple facial fractures from being hit by a pitch during spring training, was claimed off waivers by the White Sox from the Milwaukee Brewers Friday.
Liriano, 25, played in 38 games with the Padres in 2014, his only season in the major leagues, and batted .220. In 2015 at AAA El Paso, he batted .292 with 14 homers, 31 doubles, 18 stolen bases and a .383 on-base percentage.
Liriano, who was hit by a pitch in a Cactus League game on March 20, has played in four games in the Dominican Winter League. The 6-foot, 240-pounder was once a top 100 prospect. His primary position is right field.
Liriano batted .292 with 14 home runs, 31 doubles 64 RBI, 18 stolen bases, 85 runs scored and a .383 on-base percentage in 131 games with Class AAA El Paso in 2015. He was named the Midwest League Most Valuable Player in 2011.
The addition leaves the Sox’ 40-man roster at 40.