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Sox acquire OF Tekotte from Padres

11/8/2012

The Chicago White Sox acquired outfielder Blake Tekotte from the San Diego Padres in exchange for RHP Brandon Kloess.

The 25-year-old Tekotte has hit .269 with 65 home runs, 242 RBIs and 110 stolen bases over five minor league seasons in the Padres organization. He bats lefty and throws right-handed.

Kloess went 6-3 with a 2.69 ERA with Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte last season.