White Sox Sign Harvard Product Haviland…
The Chicago White Sox signed free agent RHP Shawn Haviland to a Minor League contract on January 12. Haviland, a native of Farmington, CT, was originally drafted by the Oakland A’s in the 33rd round of the 2008 draft.
The 29-year-old right-hander is a product of Harvard University and has appeared in six seasons in the A’s organization (2008-2014). He missed the entire 2013 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Haviland was a Mid-Season Midwest League All-Star in 2009 and a year later, he was a Post-Season California League All-Star. In one of his finest seasons as a pro, he posted a 9-6 record with a 3.65 ERA in 27 games for Stockton (A+) in 2010. Haviland won California League Pitcher of the Week honors twice that year — both in August.
Over the course of his six-year Minor League career, Haviland owns a 37-49 record with a 4.68 ERA in 160 games (141 starts). He appeared in one game at the Triple-A level in 2010 with Sacramento and has spent significant time at the Double-A level in parts of three seasons — 2011, 2012, and again in 2014. Overall, Haviland has tossed 410 innings at the Double-A level over 83 games.
Last season, in his return from Tommy John surgery, Haviland compiled a 1-2 mark with a 3.24 ERA in three starts with Stockton (A+) and a 7-7 record with a 3.87 ERA in 25 games with Double-A Midland. Over two levels last season, he combined to post an 8-9 record with a 3.81 ERA (28 starts).