White Sox acquire Rios

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The White Sox acquired outfielder Alex Rios from the Blue Jays, SI.com has confirmed.

Chicago will send Toronto only the $20,000 waiver fee and no players to acquire Rios, it was learned. The deal was first reported by Tyler Kepner of the New York Times.

The White Sox claimed Rios on waivers Friday afternoon and had until Tuesday afternoon to complete a deal. By claiming Rios, the White Sox agree to assume the remaining $60 million on Rios' contract.

Rios is expected to play center field for Chicago, which also acquired star pitcher Jake Peavy from the Paders just before the trade deadline.