CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox acquired left-handed reliever Jake Diekman from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for catcher Reese McGuire and a participant to be named or money.
The 35-year-old Diekman is 5-1 with a 4.23 ERA in 44 appearances this season. The 6-foot-4 Diekman is especially robust on left-handed batters, holding them to a .188 batting common this yr.
The White Sox try to make it again to the playoffs for the third straight season after profitable the AL Central final yr.
The addition of Diekman places a second lefty in supervisor Tony La Russa’s bullpen, becoming a member of rookie Tanner Banks. The White Sox even have Aaron Bummer, however he’s on the injured record with a strained left lat.
Diekman’s contract requires $3.5 million salaries this yr and subsequent, and it features a $4 million group possibility for 2024 with a $1 million buyout.
The 27-year-old McGuire batted .225 with 10 RBIs in 53 video games with Chicago. He was acquired in a commerce with Toronto in April.
McGuire grew to become expendable for the White Sox when Yasmani Grandal returned after being sidelined by decrease again spasms. McGuire additionally was outplayed by catcher Seby Zavala, who was batting .296 with two homers in 30 video games heading into Monday evening’s sequence opener in opposition to Kansas City.
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