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White Sox's Chris Shaw: Gets opportunity with ChiSox
Shaw's agency, North Star Sports Management, announced Wednesday that the 28-year-old agreed to a minor-league contract with the White Sox.
Shaw had brief stints in the majors with the Giants in 2018 and 2019, but he's toiled in the minors and independent ranks over the past three years and will face an uphill battle to make it back to baseball's top level. Look for the White Sox to assign Shaw to Triple-A Charlotte or Double-A Birmingham before spring training concludes. Shaw spent the 2022 campaign with the Kentucky Wild Health Genomes of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, slashing .264/.401/.459 with 17 home runs in 117 games.... See More ... See Less
Chris Shaw: Cut loose by Baltimore
The Orioles released Shaw on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
After failing to win a spot on the Orioles' Opening Day roster, Shaw was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk coming out of spring training. The 27-year-old corner outfielder has spent much of the minor-league season on the injured list and struggled mightily in the 14 games he played for Norfolk, slashing .026/.240/.026 while striking out in exactly half of his 50 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Shaw: Reassigned to minors
Shaw was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Shaw was designated for assignment by the Orioles in late January but went unclaimed on waivers. The 26-year-old appeared in 20 Cactus League games but hit just .071 with three walks and two runs. Shaw will likely begin the season with Triple-A Norfolk.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Shaw: Clears waivers
Shaw cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Shaw spent last season in the Giants' player pool but never made the active roster. He was claimed off waivers by the Orioles in November but went unclaimed this time around, hardly a surprise given that he's a 27-year-old left fielder with a career .153/.244/.222 line in 82 plate appearances at the highest level.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Shaw: DFA'd by Baltimore
Shaw was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Tuesday, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.
The 26-year-old was claimed off waivers by Baltimore in late November, but he was cleared from the 40-man roster Tuesday to clear space for the signing of Freddy Galvis. Shaw figures to be outrighted to Triple-A if he goes unclaimed on waivers this time around.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Chris Shaw: Joining Orioles
Shaw was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Shaw was cast off the Giants' 40-man roster Friday, but he'll land a 40-man roster spot with Baltimore heading into the 2021 season. The 26-year-old has struggled in limited major-league opportunities and could serve as organizational depth with his new club.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Designated for assignment
Shaw was designated for assignment Friday.
Shaw has essentially mastered Triple-A at this point, but the Giants seem to think he is a Quadruple-A hitter, as he has never been given much of a chance at the big-league level. He will offer organizational depth going forward if he goes unclaimed on waivers.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Added to 60-man pool
Shaw joined the Giants' 60-man player pool, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
This apparently comes directly from Shaw's personal Instagram account. He was surprisingly left off the original 60-man roster, so we at least know now that he is healthy and still has a chance to carve out a role with the Giants going forward.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Optioned to minors
Shaw was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old joined the Giants for the closing stretch last season but went 1-for-18 over 16 games. Shaw had a .298/.355/.592 slash line at Sacramento last year and will look to replicate those numbers in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Serves as DH
Shaw went 0-for-3 as a designated hitter in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Red Sox.
The Boston native was granted his first start of the season, but he was lifted after just three plate appearances once a lefty was brought out of the bullpen. The Red Sox have the right-handed Jhoulys Chacin set to take the bump Wednesday, so Shaw could be in the starting nine again with the benefit of the DH spot. The 25-year-old has been used sparsely (1-for-10) since being called up Sept. 1 despite posting a robust .947 OPS over 75 games with Triple-A Sacramento this year.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Recalled by Giants
Shaw was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.
Shaw has split the season between Sacramento and Double-A Richmond, posting a .294/.360/.559 slash line with 28 home runs and 94 RBI. The 25-year-old made his major-league debut last season and had a .552 OPS in 62 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Putting up strong numbers in minors
Shaw has hit for a combined 18 homers and 62 RBI across two levels in the minors this season.
Shaw slashed .288/.368/.500 in 45 games with Double-A Richmond, and hasn't missed a beat since his promotion to Triple-A Sacramento (.291/.348/.574 in 35 games). The 25-year-old slugger started in Double-A after struggling at Triple-A last season, but he has apparently taken a big step forward in the plate discipline department. The Giants are currently set at first base and left field, so it may take some trades at the deadline to open up a spot for Shaw on the major-league roster.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Moves to Triple-A
Shaw was promoted to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday.
Shaw spend most of the 2018 campaign with Sacramento, hitting .259/.308/.505 with 24 homers and 65 RBI in 101 games for the River Cats. He opened the 2019 season back at Double-A Richmond, where he hit .288/.368/.500 with seven homers and 24 RBI in 45 games before earning a promotion back to Triple-A. Should he continue to succeed at the highest level of the minors, Shaw could get another shot with the big-league club sometime this summer; he struggled in his first taste of the majors last season, hitting .185/.274/.278 in 22 games.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Opening at Double-A
Shaw will open the season at Double-A Richmond, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
It was assumed when Shaw was optioned in mid-March that Triple-A Sacramento would be his destination, as he spent the bulk of the last two seasons at that level and hadn't played at Double-A since 2017. There's no immediate apparent reason why he'd be demoted one extra level, but this likely doesn't change his timeline for returning to the big leagues, as the Giants could easily call him up straight from Double-A should they decide he's ready to go.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Optioned to Triple-A
Shaw was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday.
Shaw seemed to be competing for a regular role this spring, but he won't get the chance to make an impression at the big-league level right away. He'll head back to prove himself at the Triple-A level, where he owns a .273/.317/.516 slash line with a worryingly high 32.0 percent strikeout rate over 189 games.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Chris Shaw: Shows off power
Shaw went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Reds.
Shaw's towering shot to right field put the Giants up 5-3 in the eighth inning. The outfielder, who is competing for a starting gig this spring, is now 3-for-13 with a pair of homers and four RBI through six Cactus League games.... See More ... See Less
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|School: Boston College
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