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Jon Heyman of the MLB Network is reporting that OF Nomar Mazara has agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million deal.
Mazara was non-tendered by the White Sox in early December, but ends up in Detroit on a one-year deal. He battled an illness and struggled in 2020, slashing .228/.295/.294 with one homer for the White Sox in 2020. The 25-year-old OF is one year removed from batting .268 with 19 long balls and still has a lot of raw power. Mazara will compete for a spot in the outfield between Robbie Grossman, JaCoby Jones and Victor Reyes.
The White Sox non-tendered OF Nomar Mazara.
Mazara is still just 25 years old, but he had a wildly disappointing 2020 campaign. The outfielder hit .228 with one homer and a .589 OPS in 42 games. The White Sox also non-tendered LHP Carlos Rodon.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Nomar Mazara went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-0 win over the Reds on Saturday.
Mazara took starter Trevor Bauer deep in the fifth inning. That was surprisingly his first homer in 119 at-bats with his new team. Overall, Mazara is hitting .223 with 11 runs and 11 RBI in 2020.
Nomar Mazara exited Thursday's game against the Brewers after being hit by a pitch in the lower body.
We should get an update on Mazara sometime on Friday. Adam Engel replaced him in the lineup.
The White Sox activated Nomar Mazara off the 10-day IL.
Mazara missed the start of the year due to an undisclosed illness. The 25-year-old was acquired from the Rangers over the offseason and should play almost every day against right-handers.