The Chicago White Sox have claimed outfielder Daniel Fields off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fields spent most of last season with Detroit's Triple-A affiliate. He appeared in one game for the Tigers on June 4 and recorded his first hit in his major league debut. He was claimed off waivers by Milwaukee on Sept. 10 and by the Dodgers on Dec. 7.
With Thursday's move, Chicago's 40-man roster stands at 38.
>>Dodgers Sign International Prospect Maeda
Over a week after the deal reportedly came together and a few days after there were reported concerns over his physical, the Kenta Maeda signing with the Dodgers has come to fruition.
The deal has been reported as eight years and $25 million with plenty of incentives. As part of the deal, the Dodgers had to ship a $20 million posting fee to the Hiroshima Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball, as Maeda was still under contract there.
Maeda, 27, was 97-67 with a 2.39 ERA in eight seasons in Japan's top league. His best year was in 2012, but he was pretty stellar last season, too, going 15-8 with a 2.09 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 175 strikeouts in 206 1/3 innings.
Many see Maeda as a mid-rotation guy but we can't definitively know until he starts seeing big-league action. He does balance out a lefty-heavy Dodgers rotation which features Clayton Kershaw, Scott Kazmir, Brett Anderson and Hyun-Jin Ryu.
The next option is also a lefty in Alex Wood, but right-hander Brandon McCarthy is due around mid-season as he returns from Tommy John surgery.