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Chicago White Sox sign third baseman Jake Lamb to major league deal

Mar 23, 2021; North Port, Florida, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Jake Lamb (24) dives for a ball against the Boston Red Sox in the third inning during spring training at CoolToday Park. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with third baseman Jake Lamb on a major league deal Tuesday.

The veteran left-handed hitter was released by the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

Lamb, 30 struggled last season, batting .193/.283/.352 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 31 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics.

He was a National League All-Star in 2017 and is a career .239/.329/.435 hitter with 84 homers and 312 RBIs in 609 games with the Diamondbacks (2014-20) and A’s.

Also Tuesday, the White Sox designated left-hander Nik Turley for assignment. He made one spring appearance for Chicago after being claimed off waivers from Oakland on March 21.

Turley, 31, is 0-5 with a 7.78 ERA in 35 career appearances (three starts) with the Minnesota Twins (2017) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2020).

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–Field Level Media