Jarrod Dyson watched the Chicago White Sox Tuesday and Wednesday from Guaranteed Rate Field’s visiting dugout as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He saw a team that was loose and full of confidence.
“When they took the field against us when I was with Pittsburgh, they came out swinging the bat, playing defense, pitching, and you’re like, ‘Wow, this team here has really developed an environment over here and a culture,’” Dyson said before Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field. “Because I played against these guys when I was with the Royals, and it was a little different. You see the difference now, and it’s a big difference.”
The Sox acquired the veteran outfielder in a trade Friday from the Pirates in exchange for international signing bonus pool money. Dyson adds speed to the roster, he has 254 career stolen bases, postseason experience and gives the Sox a strong late-inning defensive option.