White Sox acquire RHP Franklin German from Red Sox in exchange for RHP Theo Denlinger


(670 The Score) The White Sox have acquired righty reliever Franklin German from the Red Sox in exchange for righty reliever Theo Denlinger, the club announced Friday afternoon.

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German, 25, was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Monday. He had a 2.72 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in 43 appearances split across Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester in 2022, when he also allowed eight earned runs in four innings across five appearances for the Red Sox at the big league level.

German has a 3.93 ERA across five minor league seasons. The Yankees originally selected him in the fourth round of the 2018 MLB Draft.

Denlinger, 26, had a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances for Class-A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham in 2022. The White Sox selected him in the seventh round of the 2021 MLB Draft.

In a corresponding move to make room for German on their 40-man roster, the White Sox designated right-hander Jason Bilous for assignment. He had a 7.15 ERA split between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte last season.

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