White Sox acquire outfielder Haseley from Phillies


The White Sox added a new outfielder, acquiring Adam Haseley from the Phillies for pitching prospect McKinley Moore, the club announced Tuesday.

To make room for Haseley on the 40-man roster, the Sox designated outfielder Blake Rutherford for assignment.

Haseley was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 draft out of the University of Virginia. The Phillies selected him three picks before the White Sox landed third baseman Jake Burger.

The 25-year-old, who debuted in 2019, holds a career .264/.322/.373 slash line in 116 games and has experience at all three outfield spots, seeing his most time in center field (72 games).

He was Philadelphia's starting center fielder on Opening Day last season and played in nine games before stepping away from the team due to personal reasons. He returned in June and spent the rest of the season in the minor leagues.

Haseley, who has two minor league options remaining, adds additional depth to the Sox outfield. The group currently includes Eloy Jiménez, Luis Robert, Adam Engel, Andrew Vaughn, Gavin Sheets, Leury García and Micker Adolfo.

Adolfo is out of minor league options.

Vaughn sustained a hip pointer making a diving catch Sunday and is projected to return to game action in 1-2 weeks, according to the Sox.

Rutherford, a first-round pick by the Yankees in 2016 and former consensus top-100 prospect, is a career .272/.325/.401 hitter in the minors. He reached Triple-A Charlotte last season.

The Sox drafted Moore in the 14th round in 2019. He holds a career 4.43 ERA in 59 relief appearances in the minors and was the club's No. 27 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

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