Patrick Arlis is a Bourbannais, Illinois native who attended the University of Illinois and begins his first season with the Sox. The 6-0, 235 lbs veteran catcher was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 11th round of the 2002 draft and began his professional career with the Jamestown Jammers of the New York-Pennsylvania League. In 2003, Arlis moved up to the Class A Marlins affiliate, the Greensboro Bats of the South Atlantic League and in 2004 split time with the High-A affiliate, the Jupiter Hammerheads of the Florida State League and Greensboro. He continued his rise through the minors in 2006 by being called up to the Class-AA team, the Carolina Mudcats of the Southern League and in 2007 split time with the Mudcats and the Triple A Marlins affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes, of the Pacific Coast League before begin released midseason and signing with the Kansas City T-Bones of the Northern League. He signed with the Texas Rangers in 2008 before being released and played independent ball for the Calgary Vipers of the Golden Baseball League in 2008, before signing with the Nashville Sounds, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009. In 2010 Arlis split time with the Nashville Sounds and the Huntsville Stars, the Double-A Brewers affiliate before returning to the Sounds in 2011. Arlis has compiled a career stat line of .237/.315/.329 in 545 games with 214 runs scored, 421 hits, and 182 RBIs with a career fielding percentage of .985. He has also caught 29% of baserunners stealing. Last season, Arlis appeared in five games and hit .300/.364..400. He was traded from El Paso on August 2, 2012.