White Sox making moves at winter meetings
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.