CHICAGO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Outfielder Brian Simmons, one of the players involved in the trade for David Wells last winter, is headed back to his original team.
The Chicago White Sox on Tuesday claimed Simmons off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and designated infielder Herbert Perry and outfielder Julio Ramirez for assignment.
Simmons, 28, hit .178 with two homers and eight RBI in 60 games for the Blue Jays last season. He was acquired from the White Sox with Kevin Beirne, Mike Sirotka and Mike Williams in return for Wells and Mike DeWitt.
Simmons is a career .218 hitter with eight homers and 31 RBI in 119 major league at-bats with the White Sox and Blue Jays. He spent six seasons in Chicago's organization after being selected in the third round of the 1995 draft.
He missed all of the 2000 season after rupturing his left Achilles tendon in Chicago's final spring training game.
Perry, 31, hit .256 with seven homers and 32 RBI in 92 games for the White Sox last season. In two seasons with Chicago, he batted .286 with 19 homers and 93 RBI.
Ramirez made Chicago's Opening Day roster but was demoted to Class AAA Charlotte after going 3-for-37 (.081) in 13 games. He also struggled at Charlotte, batting just .216 with eight homers and 25 RBI in 88 contests.