Jordan Danks Claimed by Phillies
The Phillies have announced that they have claimed former Chicago White Sox outfielder Jordan Danks off waivers.
Danks was a 7th Round draft pick of the Chisox back in 2008. He rose through the Chicago minor league system and made his debut in black-and-white pinstripes in June of 2012.
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Danks never was able to wrestle a full-time starting job in Chicago, bouncing back and forth between the White Sox and AAA over the last few seasons.
In 386 plate appearances at the major league level spread across parts of the last three seasons, Danks has hit just .227 with a .303 on-base percentage. He has 8 homers, 26 rbi, 41 runs scored, and 15 steals.
Danks is likely being brought in as yet another player to be tossed into the competitive mix for either a spot with the 2015 Phillies, or as depth at the AAA level.
The 28-year old is a left-handed hitter with speed who played mostly center and left field. He is the brother of successful White Sox starting pitcher John Danks.