A former Tiger has been traded close to home. Former Clemson infielder and Texas Rangers outfielder Eli White was traded by the club Wednesday night to the Atlanta Braves.
White, a Easley, S.C. native, joins fellow Clemson Tiger and Braves right-hander Spencer Strider in Atlanta.
The 28-year old has spent the previous three seasons with the Rangers, making his MLB debut back in 2020. Prior to his stint in Texas, White played for the Oakland Athletics who drafted the Tiger standout back in the 2016 MLB Draft with the No. 322 overall pick in the 11th round.
In his three seasons at Clemson, White was a .275 career hitter with a .375 on-base percentage, recording 22 doubles, four triples, eight homers, 61 RBIs, 104 runs, 68 walks, 17 hit-by-pitches, 14 sacrifice bunts and 36 steals in 153 game appearances and 133 starts.
The #Braves tonight acquired OF Eli White from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, the club designated INF Hoy Park for assignment.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) December 29, 2022