“I didn’t know what city I was going to play in,” said Teahen, during a Friday morning conference call to announce Teahen’s trade to the White Sox, in exchange for starting second baseman Chris Getz and first baseman/third baseman Josh Fields. Rumors of the trade involving these three players began early Thursday morning, but none of the individuals involved really had anything confirmed. That confirmation came before the weekend began, with Teahen and cash considerations coming over from the Royals. And as for that position roulette experienced recently by Teahen? Well, general manager Ken Williams answered that question through his opening comments in Friday’s call. “He’s going to be the starting third base, and Gordon Beckham will be moved to second,” said Williams of Teahen and the infield configuration. “I had a very good conversation with Gordon, prior to pulling the trigger on this deal, and he’s all for it and ready to go.”
The reason for the delay was the cash that Kansas City send to the Sox:
The Teahen trade was delayed because the money exchanged by the two clubs had to be approved by the commissioner’s office, a common occurrence when $1 million or more is involved.