The White Sox have outrighted right-hander Edgar Navarro, with Scott Merkin of MLB.com among those to relay the news. The 40-man roster is now at 39 though their deal with righty Erick Fedde has yet to be made official.
Navarro, 26 in February, just got his roster spot a few months ago, getting selected in July. He has thrown 8 2/3 innings in the majors thus far with a 7.27 earned run average in that small sample.
The righty was something of a late bloomer, signing as an international amateur out of Venezuela at the age of 20, whereas most amateurs out of Latin American sign at age 16. Since then, he has been pitching in the minors, getting plenty of ground balls but also dealing with control issues. He has kept at least 45.5% of balls in play on the ground in every stop of his career but has also walked 13% of minor leaguers he’s faced overall.
Since he was outrighted, that means he passed through waivers unclaimed. He will stick with the White Sox as a bit of non-roster depth and try to earn his way back to the majors in 2024.