LHP Giovanni Soto claimed off waivers by the White Sox

The Oakland Athletics announced today that left-handed pitcher Giovanni Soto was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox.

Soto was claimed off waivers by the A's on October 26 from the Chicago Cubs. He began the 2016 season in the Indians organization but was traded to the Cubs on April 11 for cash considerations. Soto spent the entire season at Triple-A Iowa where he went 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA and .274 opponents batting average in 33 relief appearances. The 25-year-old left-hander struck out 55 batters in 49.0 innings but also walked 31.

The complete 2016 statistics for Soto follow:

 

SOTO

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Iowa (AAA)

1

3

5.14

33

0

0

0

0

49.0

51

32

28

31

55