Source: White Sox closing in on deal with veteran Tommy Pham

Veteran left fielder Tommy Pham is closing in on a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox, a source told ESPN on Sunday, confirming multiple reports.

The deal is not done, sources said, but it is expected to be finalized.

Pham, 36, could not secure a major league contract this offseason despite playing a prominent role on an Arizona Diamondbacks team that went all the way to the World Series last fall, both on the field and in the clubhouse.

Pham slashed .256/.328/.446 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs in 129 regular-season games with the New York Mets and D-backs last year and has produced a 114 adjusted OPS with seven different teams from 2017 to 2023, meaning he has produced 14% above league average.

Despite signing a minor league deal, Pham is expected to be called up to the major leagues relatively soon.

ESPN's Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers contributed to this report.