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For the second straight season, the White Sox found a trade-deadline partner in the Milwaukee Brewers.

The White Sox traded closer Joakim Soria to the Brewers in exchange for a pair of pitching prospects: Kodi Medeiros and Wilber Perez.

Acquired in a three-team trade over the winter in what appeared to be a repeat of last summer's strategy of dealing away bullpen pieces, Soria was fantastic for the past two and a half months as the White Sox closer, with a 0.74 ERA since May 21. He finished his brief stint with the South Siders with 16 saves.

Soria figured to increase in popularity among bullpen-needy contenders after the New York Yankees acquired Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton earlier this week, and indeed he was one of the next relievers to get snapped up.

As for the return package, the White Sox acquired Medeiros, a left-hander who is ranked the No. 13 prospect in the Brewers' organization, and Perez, a 20-year-old who has only pitched in the Dominican Summer League. Medeiros was the No. 12 overall pick in the 2014 draft and has a 3.14 ERA pitching at the Double-A level this season.

It's the second straight summer the White Sox dealt a reliever to Milwaukee. Last year, they sent Anthony Swarzak to Wisconsin in exchange for outfield prospect Ryan Cordell.