Feb 10, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT
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.”
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