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White Sox, Diamondbacks make minor trade

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There was a small deal on a slow day as the Chicago White Sox announced that they’ve acquired minor league right-hander Ryan Burr from the Arizona Diamondbacks for international signing bonus pool money.

Burr was a fifth round pick of the Dbacks in 2015. He’s not a top prospect and has not played above A-ball. He’s probably overqualified for A-ball, however, as he’s struck out 29 batters in 25 innings pitched, walking only six and allowing only two earned runs in 17 games at Visalia. Maybe he becomes something, maybe he doesn’t. The White Sox obviously think it’s worth a little international bonus money to find out.

Or maybe they just did it for the yuks:

They were not going to throw away their shot at making a good tweet, I guess.

Twins sign Fernando Rodney

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Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports that the Twins have signed Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Rodney, who will turn 41 before he season begins, went 5-4 with a 4.23 ERA and converted 39 of 45 save chances last season with the Diamondbacks. For his career he’s sitting on an even 300 saves over the course of 15 big league seasons in which he’s played for eight different teams, four of which lasted a single season or less.

The Twins make number nine.