The White Sox traded Ryan Raburn to the Washington Nationals. They will receive cash or player to be named later.
The Chicago White Sox made another trade with the Washington Nationals. However, David Robertson isn’t the guy going to D.C. Instead, Ryan Raburn will head east and the organization will receive cash or a player to be named later, according to Chelsea James of the Washington Post. Washington will assign the 35-year-old to Triple-A.
Raburn began 2017 with the Cincinnati Reds. However, he didn’t make the roster and ultimately ended up with the Charlotte Knights, the White Sox Triple-A affiliate. Raburn is an 11-year veteran, who appeared in 113 games in 2016 for the Rockies. He hit .220 with nine home runs and 30 RBIs. For his career, he’s hitting .253 with 91 home runs and 352 RBIs.
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Raburn didn’t really provide this organization much value. So it was good they got something for him, while they could. The right hander last found success in 2013, with the Cleveland Indians. In 87 games he hit .272 with 16 home runs and 55 RBIs.
These two organizations are very familiar with each other. And obviously don’t mind making deals with each other. This was a minor deal but nonetheless shows a willingness on Rich Hahn’s part to improve this team.
In this case, I think you’d rather have the team get a player, than cash. Adding a prospect to the system is always a plus. Especially during this rebuild. A low-level prospect could turn into a diamond in the rough. You never know what could happen.