The White Sox have picked Angel Sanchez, an infielder, today in the Rule 5 Draft. The 29-year old was acquired by the Angels back in October after spending 2012 with the Astros. Sanchez is expected to compete for a utility infield spot next season. Sanchez has spent time in the majors with the Astros, Red Sox, and Royals since 2006. Last year with AAA Oklahoma City, he batted .320/.390/.407 and homered five times.
Below are the details of how this Rule 5 selection works:
The Sox drafted him for $50,000, but he can be returned to the Los Angeles Angels for $25,000 if he doesn't stay with the Sox the entire 2013 season.Now that the White Sox have added a utility infielder, prospect Carlos Sanchez won't be starting the season with Pale Hose in 2013.
Also, the Red Sox have selected Jon Bachanov from the White Sox. In 2012, Bachanov pitched with Winston-Salem and Birmingham where he went 7-3 with a 4.82 ERA.
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