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Orioles claim Gold Glove 2B Yolmer Sánchez on waivers from White Sox

With the outlook of their 2021 infield up in the air, the Orioles added another option Friday by claiming Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sánchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

Sánchez, 28, earned that fielding distinction with Chicago in 2019, but he also posted a sub-. 700 OPS for the fifth time in six seasons. The White Sox non-tendered Sánchez the subsequent offseason, and although the San Francisco Giants signed him to a minor-league deal, he never appeared for them before he was again released and re-signed with Chicago. In the small sample of 11 games this season for the White Sox, he hit .