12/14 22:12 CST AP source: White Sox acquire 1B Alonso in trade with Indians
AP source: White Sox acquire 1B Alonso in trade with Indians
By JAY COHEN
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) --- A person familiar with the deal says the Chicago White Sox
have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Cleveland Indians.
Chicago sent minor league outfielder Alex Call to Cleveland for Alonso, who hit
.250 with 23 homers and 83 RBIs in 145 games this year during his only season
with the Indians.
The person spoke Friday night on condition of anonymity because the teams had
not announced the swap. Stadium first reported Alonso was headed to the White
Cleveland reacquired first baseman and designated hitter Carlos Santana from
Philadelphia in a three-team trade on Thursday, making Alonso expendable. The
trade saves the Indians money, perhaps giving them a better chance to keep
their deep rotation together.
Chicago already has Jose Abreu at first base, but he played in just 128 games
last season due to injuries and could see more time at DH with the addition of
Alonso. The 31-year-old Alonso also is married to the sister of star slugger
Manny Machado, a rumored target for the White Sox in free agency.
AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report.
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