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White Sox making moves at winter meetings

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox are making the biggest moves at the winter meetings, trying to regain relevance in the AL Central.

Hours after reaching a $46 million, four-year deal with closer David Robertson, Chicago acquired starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija from the Oakland Athletics as part of a six-player trade.

In Tuesday’s other significant swap, the Arizona Diamondbacks sent All-Star catcher Miguel Montero, who is owed $40 million over the next three seasons, to the Chicago Cubs for a pair of prospects.

Coming off consecutive playoff appearances that followed a 20-year drought, the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a $39 million, three-year deal to keep left-hander Francisco Liriano.

The deals for Robertson and Liriano were disclosed by people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because they had not been announced.

 

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