Chicago White Sox & Houston Complete Trade

The Chicago White Sox have strengthened their outfield by acquiring Corey Julks from the Houston Astros, in exchange for minor league pitcher Luis Rodriguez.

Julks, a 28-year-old outfielder, has demonstrated potential in both the major leagues and Triple-A. In the 2023 season with the Astros, his MLB debut, he appeared in 93 games, batting .245 with six home runs and 33 RBIs.

Before being designated for assignment in 2024, he had been playing at Triple-A Sugar Land, hitting .266 with five homers and 15 RBIs in 31 games.

This move provides the White Sox with added depth and flexibility in their outfield, as Julks brings a combination of Major League experience and versatility to the team.

Manager Pedro Grifol has indicated that while Julks will start at Triple-A Charlotte, he could soon be recalled to bolster the right-handed hitting options within the lineup.

The White Sox, who are in a rebuilding phase, view Julks as a potentially valuable asset who can contribute significantly in various roles.

In conjunction with the acquisition of Julks, the White Sox have also made other roster adjustments to optimize their lineup. Outfielder Dominic Fletcher was recalled from Charlotte, and Rafael Ortega was designated for assignment after a challenging start to the season. Photo Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports