Josh Donaldson writes farewell message to A’s fans

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After learning that he was traded to the Blue Jays last night, Josh Donaldson wrote the following farewell message to A’s fans on his Twitter account:

Donaldson was shocked at the timing of the trade, but it sounds like he’s coming around to his new reality. According to John Lott of the National Post, Donaldson saw a picture of himself in a Blue Jays jersey on Twitter and remarked that the uniforms are “pretty sexy.”

White Sox acquire reliever Franklin German in trade with Red Sox

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CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.

The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.

The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.

German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.

The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.