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Report: Kip Wells Back In Baseball, Signs Minor League Deal With White Sox

After two full seasons away from professional baseball, Kip Wells is back -- the 34-year-old righthander has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox, according to Jon Heyman of CBS.

Wells' last appearance in the big leagues came on Oct. 1, 2009, with the Cincinnati Reds. He previously spent 11 years in the majors, split among eight different teams. It was the White Sox who gave him his start, drafting him No. 16 overall in the first round of the 1998 draft. Fourteen years later, he's back in the ChiSox' system again.

Wells has a career record of 67-99 with a 4.71 ERA and 944 strikeouts. He's made 289 career appearances, 212 of them starts.