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White Sox claim INF Hanson off waivers from Pittsburgh

The Chicago White Sox have claimed infielder Alen Hanson off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Hanson, 24, spent the entire 2017 season with Pittsburgh, hitting .193 (11-57) with two triples and eight runs scored in 37 games before being designated for assignment on June 2. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Hanson made nine starts at second base this season while also appearing in two games at shortstop, two in right field and one at third base.

The Chicago White Sox have claimed infielder Alen Hanson off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Hanson, 24, spent the entire 2017 season with Pittsburgh, hitting .193 (11-57) with two triples and eight runs scored in 37 games before being designated for assignment on June 2. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Hanson made nine starts at second base this season while also appearing in two games at shortstop, two in right field and one at third base.

Hanson, a native of La Romana, Dominican Republic, has appeared in 64 career games over two seasons with the Pirates (2016-17), batting .205 (18-88) with 13 runs scored.

He is a .281 (797-2,834) hitter with 136 doubles, 71 triples, 53 home runs, 316 RBI, 442 runs scored and 205 stolen bases in 719 games over seven minor-league seasons (2010-16) after signing with the Pirates as a free agent on July 14, 2009. Hanson recorded 10-plus triples each season from 2012-15 and was named by MLB.com as a Top 100 Prospect in baseball prior to each of the 2013-15 seasons.

The White Sox 40-man roster increases to 40.