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White Sox acquire OF Greg Golson from the Royals

Mar 25, 2012, 2:37 PM EDT

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From Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com comes word that the Royals have traded outfielder Greg Golson to the White Sox for cash considerations.

Golson was drafted 21st overall by the Phillies in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft. He never developed into much of a hitter and has made only 42 career major-league plate appearances, but the 26-year-old still possesses good speed and elite defensive ability, and will act as quality organizational outfield depth for the Pale Hose during the 2012 season.

Golson batted .263/.330/.385 with eight home runs, 33 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 105 games last year for the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He is a .263/.311/.396 career hitter in the minors.

  1. Lincoln93 - Mar 25, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    He had one of the best throws ever as a Yankee:

    • bigharold - Mar 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM

      That was a sweet throw. Too bad he didn’t hit a bit better.

    • deathmonkey41 - Mar 25, 2012 at 8:23 PM

      That’s the first thing I think of when I think of Golston.

  2. leatherfacestwin - Mar 25, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Thats all we need on the south side is another guy who cant hit.

  3. frankenderek - Mar 25, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Looks like the Phillies got the better player in the Golson/Mayberry Jr. trade.

  4. phillyphever - Mar 25, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Man, never really found a home huh Greg?

  5. jwbiii - Mar 25, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Picking up a AAA vet officially moves Jordan Danks into the washed up prospect pile.

  6. pisano - Mar 25, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    This guy can field with the best of them, but can’t hit his a$$ with both hands.

  7. dadawg77 - Mar 26, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    He might become the Sox newest closer in a few year ala Santos.

  8. tmohr - Mar 26, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Greg Golson’s career minor league line: 263/311/396.

    Kenny Williams’s career minor league line: 261/320/412.

    • jwbiii - Mar 26, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      And Jordan Danks is at 258/340/408. Pretty much the same guy, except Danks walks more.

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