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White Sox Acquire Relief Prospect Thyago Vieira From Mariners For Cash

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A day after acquiring slugger Ryon Healy, Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipito made another move Thursday, sending right-handed relief prospect Thyago Vieira to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for $500,000 in international slot money.

Jonathan Mayo has you covered with the facts:

Shohei Ohtani would definitely make a solid Mariners lineup that much better. Adding him to a lineup that includes Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz, and Kyle Seager- now that would be some serious pop at Safeco.

Dipito points out that adding to the international-signing bonus pool “provides the potential for many positive player procurement outcomes.”

We’ll see what this means for Seattle, as well as how serious their push for Ohtani will be.

The 24-year-old Vieira was the No. 8 prospect for the Mariners. After the trade, Chicago has him ranked in their organization as No. 20, MLB.com’s Greg Johns reports.

Vieira made his Major League debut on August 14 of this year and pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout against the Baltimore Orioles. He didn’t make another appearance in 2017.

In 41 minor league games this year, Vieira posted an ERA of exactly 4.00 in 54 innings. He appeared in 12 triple-A games, allowing nine earned runs in 17 2/3 innings for the Tacoma Rainiers.

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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