After Miguel Gonzalez was traded to the Texas Rangers for minor-league infielder Ti'Quan Forbes on Aug. 31, there was a strong sense the veteran right-hander hadn't pitched his final game for the Chicago White Sox. "He did like it here a lot," Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "He's going to miss everybody; he expressed that. We're very appreciative of what he was capable of doing for us. We wish him well. You never know your paths might cross again."
The Chicago White Sox avoided arbitration with first baseman Jose Abreu and three other players on Friday. Outfielder Avisaíl García and infielder Yolmer Sanchez remain unsigned for 2018 and are eligible for salary arbitration. Abreu signed a six-year, $68 million contract with the Sox before the 2014 season. He had an opt out after the first three seasons and exercised it for the first time last year, earning $10.825 million instead of the $10.5 million in the original deal.
Jose Rondon was a top prospect with the Los Angeles Angels, and he was a top prospect with the San Diego Padres. Having failed to live up to his potential with both teams, Rondon will get his next shot with the Chicago White Sox. On Wednesday, the Sox acquired the 23-year-old infielder in a trade from the Padres for cash considerations. San Diego's No. 5 prospect heading into the 2016 season, Rondon is a career .290 hitter in seven years as a minor leaguer. His best position is shortstop.
WHITE SOX AGREE TO TERMS WITH FOUR PLAYERS
The White Sox agreed to terms on one-year contracts with first baseman José Abreu ($13.0 million), left-handed pitcher Luis Avilán ($2.450 million), infielder Leury García ($1.175 million) and left-hander Carlos Rodón ($2.3 million).
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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