Published September 13, 2015
The former Olympic speed skater-turned-baseball-player has continued to impress those in the White Sox organization.
Eddy Alvarez, an Olympic short track speed skating silver medalist, was promoted to High-A Winston-Salem on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old shortstop hit .285 with a.408 on-base percentage, two home runs, 23 doubles and 39 RBI in 89 games for Single-A Kannapolis this season. Alvarez, who stole 42 bases, led the South Atlantic League in walks (69) and runs scored (64), earned himself a spot in the league's All-Star game earlier this year.
Alvarez, who won silver with the U.S. 5000m relay team at the Sochi Winter Games, signed a minor-league deal with the white Sox in June, 2014.
(h/t Hardball Talk)