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White Sox acquire second baseman Roberto Alomar in exchange for cash and a player to be named later08/05/2004 1:05 PM ET
Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have acquired second baseman Roberto Alomar, a 12-time All-Star, 10-time Rawlings® Gold Glove winner and four-time Silver Slugger award winner, from Arizona in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later.
Alomar, 36, is hitting .309 (34-110) with three home runs, 16 RBI and a .382 on-base percentage in 38 games with the Diamondbacks in 2004. Alomar missed 56 games with a broken right hand suffered on April 20th at Milwaukee.
The 6-foot, 190-pounder switch hitter is a career .301 (2,713-9,012) batter with 209 home runs, 1,126 RBI and 474 stolen bases in 17 seasons with San Diego (1988-90), Toronto (1991-95), Baltimore (1996-98), Cleveland (1999-01), Mets (2002-03), White Sox (2003) and Arizona (2004). He was named to 11 consecutive All-Star teams from 1991-2001.
Alomar owns a .971 fielding percentage this season and a .984 mark for his career. He holds the record for consecutive errorless games by a second baseman with 90 from 1994-95. His 10 Gold Gloves are the most ever by a second baseman.
Alomar, who hit .253 (64-253) in 67 games with the White Sox last season, will rejoin his brother, Sandy, Friday at U.S. Cellular Field.
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