Matt Skole

Matt Skole

34-Year-Old DHDH
 Free Agent  
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in January of 2020.
Cut by White Sox
DHFree Agent  
June 26, 2020
Skole was released by the White Sox on Friday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Skole rejoined the White Sox on a minor-league deal in January after making brief appearances for the major-league squad the past two seasons. The 30-year-old hit .248/.384/.497 with 21 home runs for Triple-A Charlotte in 2019, but he'll hit free agency ahead of the shortened 2020 season.
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Tommy John surgery is, for obvious reasons, mostly associated with pitchers, but Skole is providing an example of how it can derail a promising hitting career as well. The first baseman's 2013 season was scuttled due to an elbow injury, and while he managed to play a full schedule last year, Skole didn't look at all like the same hitter he was before he went under the knife. Prior to getting hurt, the left-handed slugger showed flashes of becoming a classic walks, wallops and whiffs first baseman, and Nationals manager Matt Williams even compared him to Jim Thome, but with Ryan Zimmerman now moving across the diamond to preserve his shoulder the club doesn't seem to have room for him any more. Skole was left unprotected heading into the Rule 5 draft but wasn't taken, which means he'll continue to try to recoup value in the Nats' system for now.
Big things were expected from Skole last year, but wrist and elbow injuries cut short his campaign before it could even get started. The Nationals are still searching for a long-term answer at first base though, and Skole's left-handed power-and-patience profile seems like a perfect fit, so if he can put together a strong 2014 season, he'll be right back in the club's plans.
Skole's pro debut went swimmingly, as he had no difficulty carrying over the power stroke and plate discipline he showed in college and wound up being named the Nationals' Minor League Player of the Year. He is probably looking at a move across the diamond at some point, more due to his own defensive limitations than Anthony Rendon's presence in the system, and given that Skole is already 23 he still needs to prove himself against more advanced competition. To his credit, he held his own in the AFL this offseason, and that classic lefty Three True Outcomes profile could take him a long way at first base.
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Joins White Sox on minors deal
DHChicago White Sox  
January 21, 2020
Skole signed with the White Sox as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Needs new club
DHFree Agent  
October 28, 2019
Skole was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday in order to be released to minor-league free agency at the end of the World Series.
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Not starting finale
DHChicago White Sox  
Abdomen
September 29, 2019
Skole (abdomen) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Detroit.
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Remains sidelined
DHChicago White Sox  
Abdomen
September 28, 2019
Skole (abdomen) is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
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Sitting Game 1
DHChicago White Sox  
Abdomen
September 27, 2019
Skole (abdomen) is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
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