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Speed skater Alvarez signs with White Sox

Speed skater Alvarez signs with White Sox

CHICAGO -- There have been plenty of two-sport athletes who have dotted the White Sox landscape.

Josh Fields and Joe Borchard were accomplished collegiate quarterbacks, while Hall of Famer Frank Thomas spent time as a tight end with the Auburn football program to name a few. But in Eddy Alvarez, the White Sox might have their most unique combination of athletic ability.

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Alvarez, 24, tweeted on Wednesday that he has signed with the White Sox. An accomplished collegiate shortstop at Salt Lake Community College, Alvarez is better known for winning a 2014 Olympic silver medal in the 5,000 meter relay of short track speed skating. Alvarez already is in Glendale, Ariz., working out, according to the ballclub.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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