Breaking: Chicago White Sox Make Two Trades Just Minutes Apart

The Chicago White Sox got busy on Saturday deepening their outfield depth, completing not one, but two trades. 

First up, they acquired two prospects and draft capital in return for one of their top relief pitchers from last season, Gregory Santos.

The Pale Hose send Santos to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-hander Prelander Berroa, outfielder Zach DeLoach and the 69th pick in the 2024 draft.

Santos, 24, had a strong rookie season in the Windy City, recording a 3.39 ERA in 66 innings, along with 5 saves and a 66:17 strikeout-to-walk ratio. 

He'll join a bullpen in Seattle that includes closer Andres Munoz and late-inning high-leverage flame thrower Matt Brash. 

Heading the other way, Berroa was the No. 11 prospect in the Mariners system and possesses potential closer upside. It's thought that he could open the season with Chicago.

The outfielder DeLoach is the No. 24 prospect in the Mariners system and was already on the 40-man roster, but was buried on the depth chart, as the 6th or 7th OF there.

The 2nd trade the White Sox pulled off, just minutes later, further enhanced their outfield depth, as they have acquired outfielder Dominic Fletcher from the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

In return, top young right-hander Cristian Mena heads to the desert. It's a nice get for the D-Backs, as Mena was ranked in the White Sox's top 10 prospects for the past couple of years. The 21 year old struck out 10.5 batters per nine across 133 innings in Double-A and Triple-A last season.

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