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White Sox Thu Nov 05 2009

White Sox Trade Getz and Fields For Royals Mark Teahen

The Chicago White Sox traded infielders Chris Getz and Josh Fields to the Kansas City Royals for utility infielder Mark Teahen. Kenny Williams wasted little time after the 2009 baseball season came to a close last night as the Yankees collected their 27th World Series title against the Phillies.

Teahen hit .271/.325/.408 for the Royals last season. Rumor has it Teahen has been brought in to replace soon-to-be free agent Jermaine Dye. He has hit a career a 261/.325/.514 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Getz is still recovering from a sports hernia operation he under went back on Oct. 2 Fields as you recall requested a trade back in July after his playing time dwindled with the emergence of Gordon Beckham.

Williams also resigned first baseman-outfielder Mark Kotsay to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Kotsay was part of a trade that sent Brian Anderson to the Boston Red Sox. Anderson was another unhappy camper whose playing time was cut this year.

Hot Stove action has just begun and is only more likely to get hotter as time rolls on. The GM's have their winter meetings with in the next few weeks.

 
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