The Washington Nationals made a deal with the Chicago White Sox on Friday to acquire outfielder Ryan Raburn.
Raburn has spent this season playing for the Charlotte Knights, the White Sox’s Triple-A organization.
Raburn was hitting .277 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 27 games. The trade came a day after former Nationals’ pitcher Lucas Giolito threw a no-hitter for the Knights.
Raburn is an 11-year major league veteran, who holds a career .253 BA to go along with 91 home runs, 352 RBIs and a .317 OBP.
Wh Sox trade Ryan Raburn to Nats for PTBNamed . Raburn was at Triple A— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) May 26, 2017
Last season Raburn played 113 games with the Colorado Rockies. He hit .220, while recording nine home runs and 30 RBI.
Raburn got his baseball career started with the Detroit Tigers where he spent eight years.
After his time with the Tigers, Raburn played three years with the Cleveland Indians.
Since Chris Heisey suffered a bicep injury, there is a chance Raburn could find his way back in the big leagues and contribute to the Nationals’ bench.
Additionally, OF Ryan Raburn has been traded to the #Nationals organization. Good luck to Ryan. #WhiteSox pic.twitter.com/8ffJnVNmKi— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) May 26, 2017