Olympian Eddy Alvarez starred at shortstop for Christopher Columbus High School in Miami.
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CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago White Sox have signed Olympic speedskater Eddy Alvarez to a minor league deal as an infielder.

The White Sox announced the move before Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers.

The 24-year-old Alvarez was part of the relay team at the Sochi Olympics that won the silver medal in the 5,000-meter relay.

Alvarez was a standout shortstop in high school in Miami. He missed making the Olympic skating team in 2010 and then batted .303 with 43 RBIs while playing for Salt Lake Community College in Utah in 2011.

Alvarez will soon begin training in Arizona.

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