The White Sox have signed outfielder Brian Anderson to a minor-league deal, the team announced.
Anderson was a former first-round pick by the team back in 2003, but failed to develop into an effective hitter in the majors. In 779 career at-bats, Anderson hit just .227/.290/.370. Following the 2009 season, Anderson decided to convert to a pitcher, but failed to experience success. After 2012, Anderson started playing independent ball.
Anderson has apparently given up on pitching, as he signed with the team as an outfielder. The 32-year-old will likely open the year as minor-league depth.