Jordan Danks claimed by Phillies

CHICAGO -- Outfielder Jordan Danks, who was designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox last week, has been claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Danks, 29, played in 180 games with the White Sox over the past three seasons and was never able to establish a permanent role with the major league club. Known for his play on defense, he batted .227 with eight home runs and 26 RBIs with the White Sox.

Danks, who is the younger brother of White Sox pitcher John Danks, has played most of the last five seasons at Triple-A Charlotte. He holds the Charlotte record for most hits (449), games played (463), runs scored (250), triples (12), walks (215) and at-bats (1,682).

The White Sox needed room on the 40-man roster after signing Emilio Bonifacio, so Jordan Danks was designated for assignment. In order for the White Sox to have retained Jordan Danks’ services he would have had to clear waivers.