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White Sox Purchase Tyler Naquin


The White Sox acquired veteran outfielder Tyler Naquin from the Brewers in alternate for money, the groups introduced. Naquin will head to the White Sox’ Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte and is anticipated to be within the Knights’ lineup tomorrow, tweets Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Solar-Instances.

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Naquin, 32, was eligible to be traded by advantage of the truth that he hasn’t been on a 40-man roster or main league injured record at any level this season. He signed a minor league pact with Milwaukee again in March and has spent the complete season so far with their Triple-A affiliate in Nashville. The seven-year large league veteran has slashed .284/.333/.432 with six homers in 160 plate appearances this season. He’s been on and off the energetic roster a couple of occasions as a consequence of damage — most lately some minor shoulder troubles.

A primary-round decide again in 2012, Naquin made his large league debut in 2016 with Cleveland. He’s logged Main League time every season since, additionally making stops in Cincinnati and Queens, hitting at a .264/.318/.444 clip in 1811 MLB plate appearances. Naquin has expertise in middle area however is best suited to play a nook. He’s a left-handed hitter who’s been held to a meager .210/.272/.339 slash in opposition to lefties however has tagged righties for a a lot heartier .274/.326/.468 slash in his profession.

Whereas Naquin received’t instantly leap onto Chicago’s large league roster, the unsure state of the South Siders’ outfield may get him a glance in some unspecified time in the future. Prime prospect Oscar Colas struggled significantly in proper area early within the season earlier than being optioned to Triple-A, and he hasn’t improved in a month since his recall. Courting again to July 4, Colas has hit .229/.253/.289 with a 29.9% strikeout fee and three.4% stroll fee in 87 plate appearances. The White Sox do have some outfield options in Triple-A who’re already on the 40-man roster — Clint Frazier, Adam Haseley — however each have been within the minors for greater than a month now.

If the Sox in the end really feel there’s no spot on the massive league roster for Naquin, they may nonetheless commerce him a second time this month. They’d doubtless solely decide up money in return, as is frequent in post-deadline swaps of this nature.



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