Chicago White Sox trade for Matt Tuiasosopo


Sep 6, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers first basemen

Matt Tuiasosopo

(18) fields a ground ball against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit defeated Kansas City 16-2. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday saw the Chicago White Sox trade for outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo for cash considerations from the Toronto Blue Jays.

In an article on the Charlotte Knights official web site it states:

"“Tuiasosopo appeared in 59 games for the Buffalo Bisons this season and posted a .206 batting average with two home runs and 18 RBIs. His last home run came back on May 10 at BB&T Ballpark against Charlotte.”"

With the Detroit Tigers last season he batted .244 in 81 games.

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The Charlotte Knights article also states about Tuiasosopo:

"“He has appeared in 152 games over a four-year Major League career.”"

On his baseball-reference page, it shows that Tuiasosopo (who was drafted in 2004) played 71 games in the Majors with the Seattle Mariners and the 81 games last season with the aforementioned Tigers.

When with Seattle (2008-10) he batted .176 with an on-base percentage of .234. With the Tigers last season he had an on-base percentage of .351.

I don’t know what type of value the White Sox are getting with a player that has spent parts of 11 seasons in the minors, but at least the Knights are getting a veteran presence on their ball cup who I am sure has seen it all in his time of playing professional baseball.