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White Sox sign former Arkansas, USC quarterback Mitch Mustain

Feb 10, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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Mitch Mustain’s football career never panned out as expected, so now he’s giving baseball a try.

Mustain, who went from national high school player of the year to barely playing at two different colleges, has signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox after being cut by a Canadian Football League team.

Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune notes that Mustain didn’t play baseball in college, but the right-handed pitcher apparently showed enough during a tryout last month that the White Sox took a flier on him.

Last winter he was arrested on suspicion of selling prescription narcotics following a sting operation in California. Charges were never filled, but Mustain later admitted: “I could make a decent chunk of change selling it and I was caught.”

  1. - Feb 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Oh Mitch Mustain, I was looking for news on Dave Mustain.

    • - Feb 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM

      Maybe Kenny Williams will take a flyer on Dave Mustain too. Maybe all HBT commenters should try out for the White Sox?

  2. winkeroni - Feb 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    They better hope he’s a better baseballer than footballer. Arkansas started Casey Dick over him.

  3. Matt Adams - Feb 10, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    A Joe Borchard ceiling, I’m sure

    • Matt Adams - Feb 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      I should have read the Tribune article first. Pitcher. He’ll be a “pitcher”.

  4. fbjule - Feb 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    aaaaaand this is why the white sox have the worst farm system in baseball

  5. vols84 - Feb 10, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Do you think Mitch’s momma is going to visit the GM to demand playing time like she did in Fayetteville?

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