Chicago White Sox request waivers on OF Dayan Viciedo for the purpose of releasing him

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CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox have requested waivers on outfielder Dayan Viciedo for the purpose of releasing him.

Viciedo was designated for assignment when the White Sox agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with infielder Gordon Beckham last Wednesday.

Viciedo likely won't be out of work for long. The 25-year-old slugger had 21 homers and 58 RBIs in 145 games last season, though he batted only .231 with a .281 on-base percentage.

Viciedo's $4.4 million, one-year contract wasn't guaranteed, so he is due $721,311 in termination pay.

The White Sox also announced Wednesday that they had acquired minor league right-hander Yency Almonte from the Angels to complete the August trade that sent Beckham to Los Angeles. The 6-foot-4 Almonte was selected by the Angels in the 17th round of the 2012 draft.

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