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A person familiar with the situation says former Arkansas and Southern California quarterback Mitch Mustain is closing in on a minor-league contract with the Chicago White Sox.
The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized. That is expected to happen early next week.
Mustain told the NBC affiliate in Northwest Arkansas that he had agreed to a deal with the White Sox. He had planned to play in the Arena Football League this year but put that on hold.
A right-handed pitcher, Mustain hasn't played baseball since he was at Springdale (Ark.) High School. He played football at Arkansas as a freshman in 2006 before transferring to USC and backing up Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley.
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Former USC quarterback Mitch Mustain dreamed of one day playing in the Super Bowl. But now Mustain, who has not pitched since his sophomore year in high school, is thinking about the World Series after signing a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.
This is my one shot and I have nothing to lose, Mustain, 24, said in a phone interview.
Mustain will report to the White...
Former college quarterback Mitch Mustain reportedly has signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox and is planning to attend spring training with the team in March.
Mustain had a disappointing college football career that included one season at Arkansas and three at USC. He played baseball in high school but stopped after breaking his arm his junior season. He says he...
Mitch Mustain, the former USC quarterback, has signed a Minor League deal with the White Sox.
Former USC quarterback Mitch Mustain is giving baseball a shot, signing a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox.
The star quarterback from Arkansas who made the Razorbacks, along with Darren McFadden, Felix Jones and Peyton Hillis, into a foundated SEC college football team then transferred to the USC Trojans to never be heard again, has came out of hiding this year very strongly. Now signing with the Chicago White Sox, who have absolutely no ties to football.
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CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox have signed Mitch Mustain to a minor-league contract as a pitcher (LA Times). In other words, the dude who started for USC against Notre Dame in football during the 2010 season is now in the White Sox organization.
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