Rick Hahn and the White Sox made a deal with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday morning, sending the oft-injured and longest-tenured White Sox player Nate Jones and $1 million in international bonus money in exchange for pitching prospects Joe Jarneski and Ray Castro.
Nate Jones being moved was not something that many expected at the 2019 trade deadline. Jones has been sidelined with a flexor mass tear in his right forearm that required season-ending surgery back in May, making him a very unlikely trade candidate. The Rangers were likely after the international slot money so that they could sign highly coveted 16-year old prospect Bayron Lora. Taking on an injured Nate Jones was the price to pay.
After Jones’s departure, Leury Garcia is now the longest-tenured White Sox player.
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