White sox acquire José Rondón

The Chicago White Sox have acquired minor-league infielder José Rondón from the San Diego Padres in exchange for cash considerations.

January 10th, 2018

The Chicago White Sox have acquired minor-league infielder José Rondón from the San Diego Padres in exchange for cash considerations.

    

Rondón, 23, combined to hit .293/.347/.442 (93-317) with 20 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 49 RBI and 44 runs scored last season between Class AA San Antonio, Class AAA El Paso and the Arizona League Padres. He was designated for assignment by San Diego on January 6.

 

Rondón, 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, is a career .290 (640-2,204) hitter over parts of seven minor-league seasons. He made his major-league debut with the Padres in 2016, going 3-25 (.120) over eight games.

 

Among his career honors, Rondón was a Texas League All-Star in 2016, the No. 5 prospect in the Padres organization according to Baseball America entering the 2016 season, the California League Rookie of the Year in 2014, a member of the World Team at the 2014 All-Star Futures Game and a Pioneer League All-Star in 2013.

 

Rondón, a native of Villa de Cura, Venezuela, originally signed with the Los Angeles Angels as a non-drafted free agent on January 13, 2011 before being traded to the Padres on July 18, 2014 as part of a six-player deal that included pitcher Huston Street.

 

The White Sox 40-man roster increases to 40.