LOS ANGELES -- Outfielder Daniel Fields was claimed off waivers from the Dodgers by the White Sox on Thursday. Fields was designated for assignment on Dec. 30 to make room on the 40-man roster for free agent pitcher Scott Kazmir, who signed a three-year contract worth $48 million.
The left-handed hitting center fielder was drafted by the Tigers in the sixth round of the 2009 draft, and in his brief stint in the majors with Detroit in 2015 Fields was 1-for-3 with a double in his only major league game, on June 4. Fields, who turns 25 on January 23, hit .228/.335/.367 with 25 doubles, eight triples and seven home runs in 122 games with Triple-A Toledo last year, and stole 17 bases in 24 attempts.
Fields has one option year remaining, and three days of major league service time.