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White Sox Spring Training 2012: Chicago Acquires OF Greg Golson

The Chicago White Sox have acquired outfielder Greg Golson from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations, according to Mike Swanson, Royals VP of Communications and Broadcasting. The move was just one of many that Kansas City orchestrated over the weekend as the Opening Day roster is beginning to take shape.

Golson, 26, is regarded as an absolute tool shed, but he's struggled to take advantage of those raw tools at baseball's highest levels. Over the past three years, he's bounced around with the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, and now it appears that he'll spend 2012 with Chicago.

Last season, Golson hit .263/.330/.385 with eight homers and 15 steals in 429 plate appearances while playing primarily center field for the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate. It was an improvement from his previous Triple-A performances, but he also continued to struggle with making contact at a decent clip.

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