Chicago White Sox Trade For Yonder Alonso, Manny Machado’s Brother-In-Law

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CHICAGO (670 The Score) -- The Chicago White Sox have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso in a trade with the Cleveland Indians, sources confirmed to 670 The Score baseball insider Bruce Levine on Friday night.

The White Sox will send minor league outfielder Alex Call back to Cleveland. 

Alonso, 31, hit .250 with 23 home runs and 83 RBIs over 145 games last season for the Indians, who acquired first basemen Carlos Santana and Jake Bauers by trade earlier this week.

Notably, Alonso is the brother-in-law of star free-agent infielder Manny Machado, whom the White Sox will meet next week. Machado is married to Alonso's sister, Yainee.

Wielding financial flexibility, the White Sox are considered a legitimate contender for Machado (and for the other top free agent: outfielder Bryce Harper). Machado will meet with at least six teams next week.

Machado, 26, hit .297 with 37 home runs and 107 RBIs last season -- all career-best marks -- while playing for the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played 147 games at shortstop last season, though he primarily played third base in the first five full seasons of his career.