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White Sox Sign Olympic Speedskater To Minor Deal

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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Eddy Alvarez of the United States competes in the Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1500m qualifying on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

SOCHI, RUSSIA – FEBRUARY 10: Eddy Alvarez of the United States competes in the Short Track Speed Skating Men’s 1500m qualifying on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have signed Olympic speedskater Eddy Alvarez to a minor league deal as an infielder.

The White Sox announced the move before Wednesday night’s game against Detroit.

The 24-year-old Alvarez was part of the relay team at the Sochi Olympics that won the silver medal in the 5,000-meter relay.

Alvarez was a standout shortstop in high school in Miami. He missed making the Olympic skating team in 2010 and then played for Salt Lake Community College in Utah in 2011, batting .303 with 43 RBIs.

Alvarez will soon begin working out in Arizona.

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