White Sox add another LaRoche to fold

CHICAGO -- In jeopardy of losing the Danks brothers, the Chicago White Sox made sure to lock up the LaRoche brothers for the upcoming season.

Baseball America reported Saturday that the White Sox signed infielder Andy LaRoche to a minor-league deal. The club also signed first baseman Chris Jacobs and re-signed outfielder Michael Taylor, who finished last season with the major league club. Jacobs and Taylor were also signed to minor-league deals.

The White Sox signed Adam LaRoche, Andy’s brother, in November to a two-year, $25 million deal. Andy LaRoche, 31, did not appear in the major leagues in 2014, playing at the Triple-A level for the Toronto Blue Jays organization instead, where he batted .248 with five home runs and 25 RBIs at Buffalo.

Jordan Danks, the younger brother of pitcher John Danks, was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Thursday. Whether he stays with the organization still is to be determined.

The White Sox have signed nine minor league free agents this offseason: Andy LaRoche, Jacobs, Taylor, outfielder Tony Campana, shortstop Juan Diaz, right-handers Logan Kensing, Arcenio Leon, Terance Marin and left-hander Joe Savery.