The White Sox signed right-hander Jordan Holloway to a minor league contract, according to an announcement from their Triple-A affiliate. He’ll join their top farm club in Charlotte.
Holloway had just opted out of a minor league pact with the Cubs over the weekend. He lands with their crosstown rivals in hopes of getting an MLB look for the first time this season. The right-hander had signed a non-roster pact with the Cubs in January but only made eight appearances for their Triple-A team. He allowed 12 runs in seven innings, striking out 15 but walking nine and allowing 10 hits.
That unsurprisingly didn’t get Holloway a look at Wrigley Field. He has reached the majors in each of the previous three seasons, though, with all of that experience coming for the Marlins. The 6’6″ hurler sandwiched single outings in 2020 and ’22 around a career-high 36 MLB frames two years ago. He posted an even 4.00 ERA with a serviceable 22.6% strikeout rate but a massive 16.5% walk percentage over that stretch.
Now 27, Holloway has logged parts of nine seasons in the minor leagues. He has a 4.87 ERA in 373 2/3 minor league frames. He has shown some bat-missing ability and has averaged around 95 MPH on his fastball during his MLB looks, but he’s generally struggled to throw strikes throughout his pro career.