The White Sox have Welington Castillo and Omar Narvaez in place at catcher, and prospects Zack Collins and Seby Zavala could be ready for the major leagues next season.
Kevan Smith was the odd man out, and the 30-year-old catcher was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
Bothered by an ankle injury for much of the season that required surgery in early October, Smith batted .292 with three home runs and 21 RBIs in 52 games with the Sox. He also threw out three of 44 base stealers (6.8 percent).
The Sox also made three roster moves Friday, outrighting relief pitchers Danny Farquhar and Rob Scahill and outfielder Ryan LaMarre to Triple-A Charlotte.
All three players become minor-league free agents when the World Series ends.
“Today’s transactions provide us with roster flexibility as we head into this offseason,” Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. “We do plan to continue to stay in touch with these players and their representatives over the coming months to see if it makes sense for any of them to remain with our organization as we head into the 2019 season.”
Farquhar is hoping to pitch again despite suffering a near fatal brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm after pitching against the Houston Astros on April 20 at Guaranteed Rate Field.
In eight relief appearances for the Sox, the 31-year-old Farquhar was 1-1 with a 5.63 ERA.
Claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on July 8, LaMarre played in 33 games with the Sox and batted .303 with two home runs and 10 RBIs.
Scahill made six relief appearances for the Sox and had a 5.40 ERA.