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White Sox add minor league infielder Jose Rondon in trade with Padres

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White Sox add minor league infielder Jose Rondon in trade with Padres

The White Sox made another trade Wednesday, adding a minor league infielder to bring the 40-man roster to, well, 40.

Jose Rondon is the newest member of the White Sox after the South Siders shipped cash considerations to the San Diego Padres. Rondon, who was designated for assignment earlier this month, split time between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A El Paso in the Padres' system last season.

In 78 games total in the minors last year, Rondon slashed .293/.347/.442 with seven homers and 49 RBIs. He also hit 20 doubles and walked 26 times compared to 62 strikeouts.

Rondon played second base, shortstop and third base in the minors last season.

He has been up to the bigs before, playing in eight games with the Padres in 2016. He got 26 plate appearances in that handful of games, getting three hits.

A native of Venezuela, Rondon was the California League Rookie of the Year and played in the Futures Game in 2014, and he was named a Texas League All Star in 2016.

Here's him turning a double play against the Reds in 2016:

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.