(CBS) The White Sox have declined catcher Geovany Soto’s option for 2018, making him a free agent, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
The 34-year-old Soto hit .190 with three homers and nine RBIs in 13 games for the White Sox in 2017. He didn’t appear in a game for them after May 7.
In other roster news, the White Sox reinstated reliever Zach Putnam and outfielder Charlie Tilson from the 60-day disabled list. Putnam had Tommy John surgery in June and is expected to be out at least until at least next June and perhaps for all of 2018, the team previously said. He had a 1.04 ERA in seven appearances in 2017.
Tilson missed all of 2017 because of a right foot injury, after he missed much of 2016 with a torn hamstring.
Veteran right-hander Mike Pelfrey and right-hander Chris Volstad are two other White Sox who will be hitting free agency.