Sox's money-saving move

September, 1, 2009
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Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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It seemed inevitable at the trading deadline for adding a player through waivers on a postseason roster that the disappointing Chicago White Sox would make a trade or two. The 11 p.m. deadline had a lot of teams scrambling to make moves.

The Los Angeles Dodgers picked up designated hitter Jim Thome from the White Sox and the Colorado Rockies traded for right-handed pitcher Jose Contreras. Both Thome and Contreras have $1.6 million left on their contracts for this season, so it's possible that the White Sox may have saved upward of $1 million if the Dodgers and Rockies each took on between $500,000 and $600,000 for the respective players.

The White Sox received Single-A infielder Justin Fuller from the Dodgers for Thome and Triple-A right-handed pitcher Brandon Hynick from the Rockies for Contreras. Hynick was 10-9 for Colorado Springs this season. He was named the Rockies' minor league player of the year in 2007. Thome had a complete no-trade clause in his contract that he had to waive in order for the Sox to complete the trade.

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Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Chris Sale
WINS ERA SO IP
10 1.88 122 110
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Abreu .299
HRJ. Abreu 31
RBIJ. Abreu 83
RJ. Abreu 56
OPSJ. Abreu .981
ERAC. Sale 1.88
SOC. Sale 122