Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com reports that it’s no surprise to outfielder Alex Rios to hear that teams are seeking his services in the trade market. Levine points out that industry sources say the Rangers, Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants have been watching Rios from city to city.
This brings back memories of December 2007, that’s when the Blue Jays wanted young phenom Tim Lincecum straight up for Rios. Something tells me the White Sox wouldn’t be willing to do the same deal. It’s crazy to think that deal was very close to happening during the 2007 Winter Meetings.
Angel Villalona has been promoted to AA Richmond. Villalona hit .229 with 14 homers and 42 RBI in 73 games with the San Jose Giants.
Reliever Santiago Casilla allowed two singles, one run and one strikeout in his rehab outing. He threw a total of 15 pitches in his inning of work.
“This is a good step for me,” said Vogelsong.
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