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White Sox sign Ryan Raburn to minor league deal

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Veteran outfielder Ryan Raburn has signed a minor league contract with the White Sox, the team confirmed on Saturday. Raburn batted .219/.324/.500 for the Reds in spring training and was released by the end of camp. He’s expected to join the Triple-A Charlotte Knights to start the season.

The 35-year-old corner outfielder completed a one-year track with the Rockies in 2016, slashing .220/.309/.404 with nine home runs and a .712 OPS in 256 PA. The Reds picked him up on a minor league deal in February, but his struggles at the plate and lack of defensive versatility edged him out of a bench spot. Given his age and track record, he’s unlikely to find an everyday role with the White Sox in 2017, but should provide modest power off the bench if he makes the jump to the big leagues again.

Padres to place Franchy Cordero on DL, activate Hunter Renfroe

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Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.

Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”

Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.