MLB trade rumors: Indians deal first baseman Yonder Alonso to White Sox
The Indians continue to wheel and deal.
According to Watch Stadium, Cleveland has dealt first baseman Yonder Alonso to the White Sox. According to USA Today, the Indians will receive a “fringe prospect” in return.
BREAKING: Sources tell @WatchStadium that Cleveland Indians 1B Yonder Alonso has been traded to the Chicago White Sox. pic.twitter.com/8czhGZO78X
Alonso batted .250 with 23 home runs and 83 RBIs last season. He has hit 51 home runs in his last two years after sending 39 out of the park in his first seven MLB seasons.
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is in his third arbitration year this season but there have been discussions about possibly trading him.
Also of note, Alonso is the brother-in-law of free-agent shortstop Manny Machado, who the White Sox have shown interest in this offseason.
According to @WatchStadium, the #WhiteSox have traded for Yonder Alonso—who is the brother-in-law of free-agent infielder Manny Machado.
The Indians have been very active in the trade market. Two weeks ago the team dealt catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals and earlier this week Edwin Encarnacion was traded to the Mariners and Yandy Diaz went to the Rays.
Cleveland has received Carlos Santana and first baseman Jake Bauers in return.
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The team is also reportedly still looking for trade partners for pitchers Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer.
The Indians are reportedly doing this knowing shortstop Francisco Lindor will be coming up for a contract soon and will demand a hefty pay raise.
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