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Chicago White Sox claim Rob Brantly

The 25-year old catcher struggled offensively and will look for a new start with the White Sox.

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Miami has not had much success when swapping players with the Detroit Tigers, and another trade became insignificant on Monday afternoon. The Chicago White Sox claimed Rob Brantly off of waivers on Monday, according to The Miami Herald, making Brantly the final player the Marlins received in the Anibal Sanchez/Omar Infante to no longer be on the roster.

Catcher Rob Brantly, who was obtained from Detroit in the Anibal Sanchez/Omar Infante trade-deadline deal in 2012, was claimed off waivers on Monday by the Chicago White Sox.


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Brian Flynn was sent to Kansas City in exchange for Aaron Crow, and Jacob Turner was traded to the Cubs towards the end of last season.

Brantly posted a .255/.291/.341 batting line to complement four home runs and 37 RBIs last season with Triple-A New Orleans. He batted .290 in 31 games with the Marlins in 2012, but hit just .211 in 67 games with Miami in 2013. The Marlins had high hopes for Brantly, confident he would be a consistent option behind the plate. He struggled defensively at times, too, and could not find his way onto the Marlins' roster in 2014.

With Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jeff Mathis both expected to return in 2015, and J.T. Realmuto developing quickly, Brantly became a depth piece that likely would have struggled to see major league time if he remained with the Marlins.

Although they lost Brantly, the Marlins created a 40-man roster spot which they could fill with a player taken in Thursday's Rule 5 draft.