The White Sox have traded right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to infielder Ti’Quan Forbes, a source told SB Nation late Thursday night. The sides have since announced the deal.
Gonzalez was eligible to be dealt to any team after clearing revocable trade waivers and will provide a new rotation option for a Rangers club that sits just four games out of a wild card spot in the American League.
Texas currently has Cole Hamels, Nick Martinez, A.J. Griffin, Andrew Cashner and Martin Perez in its rotation in the wake of last month’s Yu Darvish trade and could look to slot in Gonzalez for the season’s last month. Gonzalez has worked to a serviceable 4.30 ERA in 21 starts for the ChiSox this season and will become a free agent after the season.
Forbes, 21, was Texas’ second-round pick three years ago but has struggled to establish himself as an offensive threat in the professional ranks. He has worked to a .234/.281/.344 line with 11 homers in a season split between Single-A Hickory and Hi-A Down East this season and is not ranked among MLB Pipeline’s list of Texas’ top 30 prospects.