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White Sox Sign Ex-QB Mustain To Minor League Deal

Mitch Mustain at the USC spring game in 2008. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mitch Mustain at the USC spring game in 2008. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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(CBS) The White Sox have signed former quarterback Mitch Mustain to a minor league deal, according to KNWA in Arkansas.

He will go to spring training and attempt to pitch.

Mustain, 23, was a highly decorated quarterback out of high school as ranked him No. 2 behind Matthew Stafford and ahead of Tim Tebow in the 2006 recruiting class. He went to Arkansas where he went 8-0 as a starter, but was still benched in favor of Casey Dick toward the end of the season. Mustain’s numbers weren’t very good and the wins could largely be attributed to the dynamic running back trio of Darren McFadden, Felix Jones and Peyton Hillis.

After the 2006 season, Mustain transferred to USC where he found himself stuck behind Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley. His only start at USC came in his final game, a loss to Notre Dame.

Mustain went undrafted out of college and was later released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was set to join the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League this spring, but received a tryout from the White Sox in January and says he threw the ball 90 miles per hour.

Mustain has not played baseball since high school.