The White Sox released 2009 first-rounder Jared Mitchell from Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday morning.
Taken with the 23rd overall pick, Mitchell, who played football and baseball at Louisiana State University, hit .226/.334/.381 over six minor league seasons for the White Sox. He was only 2-for-40 in 13 games at Charlotte this season.
Mitchell — who had been outrighted of the team’s 40-man roster in November — started his career well, hitting .296/.417/.435 at Single-A Kannapolis in 2009. But he suffered a devastating ankle injury the following spring and never really got back on track.
Mitchell showed flashes of the potential the White Sox saw in him during spring training 2013 and again in the 2013 Arizona Fall League. But he never maintained consistency, striking out once every 2.6 at-bats.
The White Sox signed ex-Cubs farmhand Tyler Colvin, 29, to replace Mitchell at Charlotte. Colvin was the 13th overall pick of the 2006 draft.