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US Baseball: Chicago Trades for Arizona Pitcher Vazquez


Baseball's World Series champion Chicago White Sox are aiming to get even better next season, as they have traded for Arizona Diamondbacks' right-handed pitcher Javier Vazquez.

In exchange, the White Sox will send pitchers Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez and Luis Vizcaino and minor league outfielder Chris Young to Arizona.

The deal is contingent on the players passing physicals and must be approved by the commissioner's office because Arizona is sending cash to the White Sox to help pay part of Vazquez's salary. The starting pitcher is owed $24 million for the next two seasons.

Vazquez pitched for the New York Yankees in 2004 and was an All-Star. But he faded at the end of the year and was traded to Arizona. He filed a formal trade demand to Arizona last month, which veteran players have the right to do when they have been dealt during multi-year contracts.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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