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White Sox Trade Gregory Santos to Seattle Mariners – NBC Sports Chicago

White Sox Trade Gregory Santos to Seattle Mariners – NBC Sports Chicago

The White Sox have traded reliever Gregory Santos to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-hander Brelander Berroa, outfielder Zach DeLoach and the No. 69 pick in the 2024 draft, the team announced. ESPN's Jeff Passan was first to report.

The team designated right-hander Len Ramsey for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

Minutes after the Santos deal was announced, the White Sox launched another. They acquired 26-year-old outfielder Dominic Fletcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for the promotion of Christian Mina.

Santos, 24, played his first and only season with the White Sox in 2023. He pitched 66.1 innings in 60 games, recording a 2-2 record and carrying a 3.39 ERA. He has struck out 66 batters and walked 17. He is famous for his fastball, which can reach speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

DeLoach, 25, is a minor league outfielder who has been in the Mariners farm system since 2021. He played the entire 2023 season in Triple-A, his first season at that level. He hit .286 from the plate with an .868 OPS in 138 games.

He played the majority of his games in right field in Triple-A, which could mean the Sox are planning to put him in their right field. They said this season they would be comfortable with hitting Gavin Sheets in right field. But having a faster, more athletic defender would serve the South Side better.

As with Berroa, 23, he played most of the 2023 season in Double-A. But he played two games in the majors, allowing no runs in 1.2 innings of relief. In Double-A last season, he had a 2.89 ERA, finishing 22 games with six saves.

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