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White Sox

AP source: White Sox acquire 1B Alonso in trade with Indians

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Yonder Alonso hits a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago. A person familiar with the deal says the White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Indians. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians' Yonder Alonso hits a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago. A person familiar with the deal says the White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Indians. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

CHICAGO – A person familiar with the deal said the White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Cleveland Indians.

The Sox sent minor league outfielder Alex Call to Cleveland for Alonso, who hit .250 with 23 homers and 83 RBIs in 145 games this year during his only season with the Indians.

The person spoke Friday night on the condition of anonymity because the teams had not announced the swap. Stadium first reported Alonso was headed to the Sox.

Cleveland reacquired first baseman and designated hitter Carlos Santana from Philadelphia in a three-team trade Thursday, making Alonso expendable. The trade likely saves the Indians some money, perhaps giving them a better chance to keep their deep rotation together.

The Sox already have Jose Abreu at first base, but he played in only 128 games last season because of injuries and could see more time at DH with the addition of Alonso. The 31-year-old Alonso also is married to the sister of star slugger Manny Machado, a rumored target for the Sox in free agency.

Earlier Friday, the Sox agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with catcher James McCann.

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