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Eddy Alvarez, Olympic short track silver medalist, promoted in Chicago White Sox system

Eddy Alvarez

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 04: (BROADCAST-OUT) Eddy Alvarez of the United States Short Track Skating poses in the Olympic Park ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Eddy Alvarez was promoted within the Chicago White Sox organization Wednesday, moving to High A as the Sochi Olympic short track speed skating silver medalist continues to shine 13 months after signing a minor-league deal with the baseball club.

Alvarez, 25, hit .285 with a.408 on-base percentage, two home runs, 23 doubles and 39 RBIs in 89 games for Single-A Kannapolis (N.C.) of the South Atlantic League this season before the call-up to High-A Winston-Salem.

The Miami native nicknamed “the Jet” stole 42 bases and made the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. He led the league in walks (69) and runs scored (64) before his promotion.

Alvarez, a shortstop, earned silver with the U.S. 5000m relay team at the Sochi Winter Games.

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