The White Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Peter Bourjos to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations late Monday, according to multiple major league sources.
Bourjos was signed to a minor league contract and invited to camp with the White Sox. He was expected to see a good amount of playing time in center field in the wake of Charlie Tilson’s injury.
Trading Bourjos improves rookie Jacob May’s chances of making the Opening Day roster.
Bourjos, 29, has played for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels over the span of his career. His best season came with the Angels in 2011, when he hit .271 with 12 homers and 43 RBIs.
Before the White Sox postponed Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader, the organization traded veteran utilityman Ryan Raburn to the Washington Nationals.
Raburn. 36, signed with the White Sox as a free agent in the second week of April.
The White Sox will receive either cash or a player to be named.
Raburn has not played in the majors this season, appearing in 27 games with Triple-A Charlotte and hitting .277 with a .419 on-base percentage and .853 OPS.
He's an 11-year MLB veteran with 91 career homers and a .753 OPS throughout stops such as the Detroit Tigers (2004-12), Cleveland Indians (2013-15) and Colorado Rockies (2016).
The right-handed hitting Raburn has been a platoon player for much of his career, compiling an .827 OPS against left-handed pitching compared to a .685 OPS against righties.
Raburn has appeared in at least 19 games at seven different positions on the field (first base, second base, third base, all three outfield spots and DH) and has even pitched twice.
The White Sox announced they have added pitcher Tyler Danish from Triple-A Charlotte as the 26th player for Saturday's doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers.
In a series of roster moves, the White Sox also recalled relief pitcher Juan Minaya from Charlotte and placed starting pitcher Dylan Covey on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.
The 23-year-old Danish will start the second game of Friday's doubleheader. In eight starts with the Knights this season, Danish has a 1-3 record with a 3.15 ERA.
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In 10 appearances with the Knights, Minaya has a 1-0 record with a 1.23 ERA.
Covey is 0-4 with an 8.12 ERA in eight starts with the White Sox in 2017. Covey left last Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks after just 2.1 innings pitched with oblique soreness.
The White Sox and Tigers get underway from Guaranteed Rate Field at 7 p.m. on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.