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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.


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 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.