White Sox Claim J.B. Shuck Off Waivers…
On November 3, the Chicago White Sox claimed outfielder J.B. Shuck off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. Shuck, 27, appeared in 38 Major League games last season between both the Indians and the LA Angels of Anaheim. Originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2008 draft, Shuck hit .167 (14-for-84) in 22 games with the Angels last year. He hit .077 (2-for-26) with the Indians in 16 games.
Shuck put together a solid 2013 season in the majors — hitting .293 in 129 games for the Angels. He finished fifth overall in the American League Rookie of the Year voting that season.
In parts of three big league seasons, Shuck has a .264 (166-for-628) career batting average over 204 games.
The Ohio State University product had a remarkable offensive season in Triple-A last year. Shuck hit .320 (130-for-406) with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees in 102 games –finishing fourth in the Pacific Coast League in batting average. He had 130 hits, 64 runs scored, 18 doubles, nine triples, five home runs, 57 RBIs, and nine stolen bases.
In six career Minor League campaigns, the Ohio native owns a .304 career batting average in 660 games.