White Sox trade Rule 5 pick Tocci to Texas

December 14th, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The White Sox selected outfielder Carlos Tocci from the Philadelphia system with the fourth pick of the 2017 Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning at the Winter Meetings. They then traded Tocci to the Rangers for cash considerations.
General manager Rick Hahn mentioned two Rule 5 targets for the White Sox. One of those unnamed targets was taken prior to the White Sox pick, meaning either outfielder or righties Julian Fernandez and Nick Burdi, The other White Sox target needs to undergo surgery in the coming days according to a standard e-mail disclosure Major League Baseball sent to all the clubs Wednesday evening.
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"As a result we wound up trading the pick since both of the guys we targeted were not going to be available to us," Hahn said.
None of the players Chicago left unprotected off its 40-man roster were selected by other teams. The White Sox 40-man remains at 36.