Sox Complete Everett Trade with Rangers

Posted Jul 24, 2003

(SN Report #579) - On Thursday, the Texas rangers selected their three players out of a pool of eight to complete the trade made on July 1, when the White Sox added outfielder Carl Everett.

Anthony Webster, Frankie Francisco and Josh Rupe will all be booking flights to their new teams, as they were the unfortunate casualties of the White Sox pennant race.

Webster, 20, was the crown jewel of this trade for Texas. The centerfielder was rated number three in the White Sox system before the start of the year. In 94 games with Kannapolis, Webster was hitting .289 with two home runs, 33 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.

Accompanying Webster will be fellow Intimidator Josh Rupe, who was 5-5 with a 3.02 ERA and six saves in 26 games for Class A Kannapolis. Rupe racked up 69 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings.

The Final piece of this trade was Class A Winston-Salem pitcher Frankie Francisco. Francisco, who was acquired for Bobby Howry in last year’s trade with Boston, was putting together his most productive season yet, going 7-3 with a 3.56 ERA.

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