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Brewers Acquire Joakim Soria From White Sox

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The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired closer Joakim Soria from the Chicago White Sox on Thursday in exchange for two minor-league pitchers, the team officially announced.

Along with Soria, the Brewers also receive cash considerations as part of the deal.

Chicago lands left-hander Kodi Medeiros, 22, and right-hander Wilber Perez, 20 in return.

Soria is due around $3 million the rest of the year and has a $1 million buyout on a $10 million mutual option in 2019.

 

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White Sox Acquire Ivan Nova

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The Chicago White Sox have acquired right handed starter Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray.

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, the Pirates will receive a “young pitcher” and an unstated amount of international bonus pool availability in return for Nova.

Nova posted a 9-9 record with a 4.19 ERA last season for the Pirates.

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White Sox Exercise Option On Nate Jones, Decline Option On James Shields

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The Chicago White Sox have made a pair of decisions regarding their roster moving forward.

Chicago has exercised the $4.65 million club option on right-hander Nate Jones and have officially declined a $16 million option on right hander James Shields, opting instead to go the route of a $2 million buyout of Shields’ deal.

Jones missed nearly three months of the 2018 season with a pronator strain in his right arm but still proved the be a solid contributor out of the bullpen.

Shields has been an albatross since arriving to Chicago in free agency, but may have regained some value with a 4.53 ERA season that showed glimpses of a bounce back for the veteran.

 

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White Sox Outright Dustin Garneau

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The Chicago White Sox have outrighted catcher Dustin Garneau to Triple-A Charlotte, according to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Daryl Van Schouwen.

With the move the White Sox created an open spot on their 40-man roster.

Garneau posted a dreadful .194/.269/.321 over 280 plate appearances at the major league level, a far drop off from his production at the Triple-A level this season, where he posted a .252/.340/.468 line to go along with seven homeruns.

 

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