White Sox trade for Gorkys Hernandez


Mar 9, 2013; Melbourne, FL, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Gorkys Hernandez (2) against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN Chicago has reported the Chicago White Sox have traded for outfielder Gorkys Hernandez with the Kansas City Royals in a minor league trade.

The ESPN Chicago article by Doug Panilla states:

"“The Chicago White Sox acquired the minor league outfielder for cash considerations in an attempt to add outfield depth at Triple-A Charlotte.”"

Hernandez has played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins in the majors with a .192 career batting average. He has three career home runs and 13 RBIs on 30 career hits.

In spring training this March with the Royals, Hernandez, 26, was 2-for-10 with one RBI and one walk.

In the minors this year, playing for the Omaha Storm Chasers in Triple-A (four games), he has just three hits and one RBI. Hernandez, also has two steals in ’14 with three total bases.

This isn’t the biggest signing by the White Sox, but it didn’t cost them much either, so this is not a big risk at all.

Who knows, maybe he’ll finally click with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights. This does help the White Sox fill the void in Triple-A left by Jordan Danks after he was called up to the majors due to the season-ending shoulder injury suffered by Avisail Garcia.

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