REPORT: White Sox to Acquire Yonder Alonso from Indians | Def Pen
Yonder Alonso
Yonder Alonso approaching home plate after hitting a home run earlier in the 2018 season for the Indians. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Chicago White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso from the Cleveland Indians. In exchange for Alonso, the Indians received relief pitcher Alex Call from the White Sox. Ken Rosenthal broke the trade last night, however, the details were not released until today. Bob Nightengale announced the full terms of the trade today.

During the 2018 season, Alonso held a slash line of .250/.317/.421 hitting 23 home runs and driving in 83 runners for the Indians. Alonso was Carlos Santana’s replacement who was just traded back to the Indians in a deal with the Mariners. Alex Call spent his time between high-A and double-A ball hitting .248 during his time with both teams.

Alonso will simply be moving across the division to the White Sox where they are now susceptible to trading Jose Abreu, and the Colorado Rockies have inquired since they are looking for a first baseman. Another intriguing thought this trade raises is that possibly the White Sox acquisition of Manny Machado. Alonso is Machado’s brother-in-law and could possibly sway Machado to sign with the White Sox.

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