White Sox get 2 international bonus pool slots

Minor League pitcher Katz heads to Orioles in swap

The White Sox acquired two international bonus pool slots from the Orioles on Saturday in exchange for Minor League pitcher Alex Katz. The two slots Chicago acquired -- the 45th and 75th slots, respectively -- were valued at $756,300 total.

Katz has an 0-1 record and 4.40 ERA over 10 games with Class A Advanced Kannapolis in 2017. The right-hander, whom the White Sox selected in the 27th round of the 2015 MLB Draft, is 0-4 with a 3.09 ERA and 114 strikeouts over three Minor League seasons.

MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reported earlier Saturday that the White Sox are finalizing a deal with Cuban free-agent outfielder Luis Robert, though the club has not confirmed. Chicago is expected to sign the No. 1 prospect on MLBPipeline.com's Top 30 International Prospects list for deal worth less than $30 million.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.