A portion of the Royals’ success this season can be credited to a solid defense, particularly in the outfield. Sierra’s strengths are his outfield range and throwing arm, both of which helped to earn him playing time with the White Sox this past season.
The White Sox themselves claimed Sierra off waivers, from the Toronto Blue Jays in early May. He played in 83 games for Chicago, batting .276, well above his career .243 clip. He hit two home runs with seven RBIs.
In other outfield news, the White Sox outrighted Michael Taylor, making him a minor-league free agent.
The White Sox’s 40-man roster now is at 37.