CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Indians trade of first baseman Yonder Alonso is complete.
Alonso is going to the Chicago White Sox. In return, the Indians are getting minor leaguer Alex Call.
We have acquired OF Alex Call from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for 1B Yonder Alonso.
Thank you for representing Cleveland well, @YonderalonsoU!
Best wishes to you and your family in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/ZxnD0iUeu5
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) December 15, 2018
Call split the 2018 season between Class-A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham.
The 24-year-old is a native of River Falls, Wisconsin.
He batted a combined .248 (107-for-431) with 28 doubles, 4 triples, 12 home runs and 58 RBI in 123 games (.345/.415/.760).
Alonso signed a two-year deal with Cleveland at the end of 2017. Last season, he hit 23 home runs with 83 RBIs.
Earlier this week, the Tribe dealt Edwin Encarnacion and Yandy Diaz in a three-team deal for first basemen Carlos Santana and Jake Bauers. Last month, Cleveland’s All-Star catch Yan Gomes was traded to Washington.