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White Sox land relievers Luis Avilan, Joakim Soria in 3-team trade with Dodgers, Royals

Dodgers get Alexander in 3-team trade with White Sox, Royals

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Luis Avilan pitches against the Atlanta Braves in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 23, 2017. The White Sox acquired Avilan on Thursday in a three-team trade that included the Kansas City Royals. The Sox also acquired reliever Joakim Soria from the Royals. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Luis Avilan pitches against the Atlanta Braves in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 23, 2017. The White Sox acquired Avilan on Thursday in a three-team trade that included the Kansas City Royals. The Sox also acquired reliever Joakim Soria from the Royals. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The White Sox acquired veteran relievers Luis Avilan and Joakim Soria and cash in a three-team trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals on Thursday.

The NL champion Dodgers acquired left-handed reliever Scott Alexander from Kansas City in the trade. The Dodgers also obtained minor league infielder Jake Peter, and the Royals added a pair of minor leaguers in the deal.

Avilan was 2-3 with a 2.93 ERA in 61 games last season for the Dodgers. The 28-year-old lefty struck out 52 in 46 innings.

Soria was 4-3 with one save and a 3.70 ERA in 59 games for the Royals last season. The 33-year-old righty has 204 career saves.

The 28-year-old Alexander emerged as a key pitcher for the Royals last season, going 5-4 with four saves and a 2.48 ERA in 58 games. The Dodgers lost durable Brandon Morrow from their bullpen when he signed with the Cubs, and lefty Tony Watson became a free agent.

The 24-year-old Peter hit a combined .279 at Double-A and Triple-A in the Sox organization.

Kansas City got 24-year-old starter Trevor Oaks, a righty who went 4-3 with 3.83 ERA at Triple-A for the Dodgers, and 23-year-old infielder Erick Mejia, a switch-hitter who spent most of the season at Double-A for Los Angeles, batting .278 with 28 stolen bases overall in the minors.

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