White Sox center fielder Billy Hamilton made a spectacular diving catch on the muddy warning track in the ninth inning to rob Twins outfielder Max Kepler of extra bases during Chicago's 4-1 win Tuesday night in Minnesota.
Hamilton, a 2009 second-round pick of the Reds, played for Cincinnati from 2013 to 2018. The Reds granted him free agency in Nov. 2018.
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Hamilton got a warm reception at Great American Ball Park in May after entering the game as a defensive replacement against his former team and later making a plate appearance.
In March, Hamilton had one of two White Sox hits against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani. He followed his hit to lead off the top of the third inning with a stolen base against Ohtani.
Hamilton joined the White Sox in March on a minor-league deal with an invitation to big-league camp.
Hamilton, who hit .245 with 277 stolen bases in 690 games over six seasons for the Reds, thanked the organization and fans in Dec. 2018.
Hamilton is a five-time Gold Glove finalist, but he has lost each time. He finished second to the Mets' Jacob deGrom in National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2014.
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