CHICAGO -- On the day the Chicago White Sox requested waivers on Dayan Viciedo for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release, they acquired minor league pitcher Yency Almonte from the Los Angeles Angels.
Viciedo had been designated for assignment Jan. 28 to make room for infielder Gordon Beckham, who was signed as a free agent.
The Almonte acquisition also has a Beckham connection. He becomes the player to be named later in the trade that sent Beckham to the Angels in August. The right-handed Almonte, 20, was 2-6 with a 5.91 ERA over 11 starts last season between the rookie league and Single-A levels.