Cleveland Indians trade Yonder Alonso to Chicago White Sox

Cleveland Indians trade Yonder Alonso to Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians' Yonder Alonso watches his two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Source: Charlie Riedel)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Indians traded first baseman Yonder Alonso to the Chicago White Sox Friday night.

Watch Stadium had one of the first reports of the day for the big trade.

In his one year with the Tribe, Alonso hit .250 with 23 home runs and brought in a total of 83 runs.

Alonso has a $9M club option for 2020, so the White Sox control him for the next two seasons.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, was ahead of the curve in mentioning it could be part of Chicago’s plan to bring in Alonso’s brother-in-law, Manny Machado.

The Indians will get outfielder Alex Call in the deal, which is expected to be finalized Saturday.

The news comes just one day after the Indians acquired both Carlos Santana and Jake Bauers in a three-team deal that sent Edwin Encarnacion to Seattle and Yandy Diaz to Tampa Bay.

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