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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 05:15 pm
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Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn pulled off a trade just days before the regular season starts - though it doesn't involve Jose Quintana.

Veteran outfielder Peter Bourjos was dealt to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday morning in exchange for cash considerations, one major-league source told Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Bourjos signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox in January and was believed to be a strong candidate for the starting job in center field come Opening Day with Charlie Tilson out due to a foot injury.

The 29-year-old Bourjos enjoyed a strong spring with Chicago, hitting .313/.340/.521 with four doubles and three triples in 19 games. He slashed .251/.292/.389 with five home runs and 20 doubles in 123 games with the Philadelphia Phillies last season.

With Corey Dickerson, Kevin Kiermaier, and Steven Souza locked into starting outfield roles, Bourjos will likely slide in as a fourth outfielder since Colby Rasmus is expected to start the season on the disabled list.