AP Source: Mustain, White Sox close to deal

A person familiar with the situation says former Arkansas and

Southern California quarterback Mitch Mustain is closing in on a

minor-league contract with the Chicago White Sox.

The person spoke Friday on the condition of anonymity because

the deal had not been finalized. That is expected to happen early

next week.

Mustain told the NBC affiliate in Northwest Arkansas that he had

agreed to a deal with the White Sox. He had planned to play in the

Arena Football League this year but put that on hold.

A right-handed pitcher, Mustain hasn’t played baseball since he

was at Springdale (Ark.) High School. He played football at

Arkansas as a freshman in 2006 before transferring to USC and

backing up Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley.