Another Former Tiger Heads To The White Sox
Still on the free agent market after not being re-signed by the Cubs, Austin Jackson has moved across town to join the White Sox on a one-year deal.
Jackson's deal is reportedly worth $5 million and is for the 2016 season only. The White Sox had to designate third baseman Mike Olt for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Chicago.
Speaking of that 40-man roster for the White Sox, very slowly they've built up a legion of former Tigers ball players. Austin Jackson joins former Tigers Avisail Gracia and Daniel Fields in the outfield depth chart, as well as former catcher Alex Avila and pitcher Jacob Turner who are also on the 40-man roster.
In other words about 12% of current White Sox players spent time in Detroit so far in their careers, when something like that happens inside a division it's unique. That should make the AL Central rivalry between these two a little more interesting this year.
The Tigers and White Sox play 19 times this year with the first time coming friday, June 3rd in Comerica Park.
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