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With Eye On Playoffs, White Sox Acquire Jarrod Dyson From Pirates



The White Sox on Monday acquired a burst of speed and defense by acquiring outfielder Jarrod Dyson from the Pirates. In return, the White Sox sent the Pirates part of their international bonus pool money for the 2019-2020 signing period.

The Athletic reported the Pirates will receive $243,300 in international pool money from the White Sox in the deal. The international period closes Oct. 15, and Pittsburgh can use that money to add prospects to their current haul between now and then.

WHITE SOX ACQUIRE

Jarrod Dyson, OF
Age: 36

Pushed out of regular playing time in Pittsburgh by the shift of Cole Tucker to center field and the acquisition of Anthony Alford, Dyson will likely settle in with the White Sox as a defensive replacement for a group that includes Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Nomar Mazara and Adam Engel. Robert and Engel are stellar defenders, but Mazara and Jimenez are well below average in the corners. Dyson could provide a backstop for either player late in games as the White Sox move toward a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

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