Nikorak released by White Sox organization

Former Temple standout third baseman Steve Nikorak was released by the Chicago White Sox this weekend.

Nikorak was drafted by Chicago in the 32nd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. He was let go by the organization just as the 2013 Draft wrapped up.

Nikorak is Temple’s all-time leader in hits with 228, and is tied for seventh for most games started with 182. He was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference first team his senior season, leading the Owls in in hits (62), doubles (14), home runs (7), runs scored (46) and RBIs (42).

The 25th Owl to ever be selected in the MLB Draft, Nikorak broke the news of his release on Twitter.

“Just wanted to thank everyone for their support and encouragement throughout my career,” Nikorak tweeted. “I love you all and none of this would have been possible without my family and friends. When one door closes the next one opens.”