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Olympic speed skater Eddy Alvarez signs minor league deal with White Sox

Eddy Alvarez won a silver medal in short track speed skating in Sochi. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images) Eddy Alvarez won a silver medal in short track speed skating in Sochi. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The Chicago White Sox have signed Eddy Alvarez, who won a silver medal at the Sochi Olympics as part of the United States 5000-meter relay team, to a minor league contract, according to The Associated Press.

Alvarez was a top prospect at shortstop in high school, and also played one season of college baseball at Salt Lake Community College where he batted for a .303 average, and was named to the All-Conference team despite focusing on training for the 2010 Olympics for the previous three years.

The 24-year old short-track skater will head to the team's facilities in Arizona for training in the near future.
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