White Sox acquire Almonte, release Viciedo

Young righty is the player to be named in deal that sent Beckham to Angels

White Sox acquire Almonte, release Viciedo

The White Sox acquired right-hander Yency Almonte from the Angels on Wednesday, picking up the player to be named from the trade that sent infielder Gordon Beckham to the Angels last Aug. 21. Chicago also requested waivers on outfielder Dayan Viciedo for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.

Almonte split last season between the Arizona Rookie League and Class A Burlington, making 11 starts and posting a 5.91 ERA over 45 2/3 innings, with 15 walks and 37 strikeouts. The 20-year-old Miami native was the Angels' 17th-round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and produced a 6.44 ERA over 102 innings in his three seasons in the organization.

His acquisition completes the deal for Beckham, who played 26 games for the Angels down the stretch but then re-signed with the White Sox as a free agent on Jan. 28.

That addition led Chicago to designate Viciedo for assignment in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Viciedo signed with the White Sox as a free agent from Cuba in December 2008 and played 483 games for the club over five seasons. He hit .231/.281/.405 with 21 home runs and 58 RBIs in 145 games in '14.

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