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Dayan Viciedo | Outfielder

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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White Sox and OF Dayan Viciedo avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million contract.
Viciedo, who made $2.8 million in 2014, was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. Because he was a Super Two player, he remains under team control through 2017. Viciedo turns 26 in March and batted .231 with 21 homers and a .686 OPS last season. Assuming the White Sox can't find a match for him on the trade front, he'll go into the 2015 season without a starting job. Jan 12 - 5:33 PM

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners have "not made recent progress" in trade talks for Dayan Viciedo.'s Scott Merkin reported earlier Thursday that the Mariners were in "serious talks" with the White Sox for Viciedo, but it appears those negotiations have stalled. Viciedo slugged 21 homers in 2014, but that came with a .231 batting average and .281 on-base percentage. He's arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 08:03:00 PM's Scott Merkin reports the Mariners are in "serious talks" for White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo.

Merkin says Chicago is targeting a Seattle reliever for the return. Viciedo slugged 21 homers in 2014, but that came with a .231 batting average and .281 on-base percentage. He also rates very poorly on defense.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners are showing increased interest in a trade for Dayan Viciedo.

The Mariners have been linked to Viciedo in the past and they are revisiting the possibility as they attempt to land a right-handed bat to play right field. Switch-hitter Melky Cabrera is another possibility, but talks with the free agent outfielder appear stalled at the moment. Viciedo turns 26 in March and batted .231/.281/.405 with 21 home runs and 58 RBI this past season.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 08:28:00 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the White Sox are telling teams that Dayan Viciedo is available.

Viciedo is currently in line to start in left field for the Sox, but they'd like to upgrade the position and would also prefer to add more bullpen help. The Cuban defector has a sub-.300 OBP in his career and is a butcher in the outfield. However, he has a pair of 20-homer seasons under his belt and has hit .291/.331/.507 in his career versus lefties, so he's a useful piece if deployed correctly.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:46:00 PM

Dayan Viciedo tripled in the White Sox' only run in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

Viciedo's three-bagger in the top of the sixth inning got the scoring going, but the Tigers out-scored the White Sox 6-0 the rest of the way. Though Viciedo got back to the 20-homer mark this season, he's hit just .232/.280/.409 overall.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Dayan Viciedo hit a walkoff two-run homer as the White Sox swept a doubleheader Saturday against the Indians.

Viciedo singled in the first inning and then played the hero with a bomb off Twins closer Glen Perkins in the bottom of the ninth. He has a brutal .233 batting average and .279 on-base percentage in 133 games this season, but 21 homers and 57 RBI have kept him fantasy-relevant. There is some value in empty power.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 11:27:00 PM

Dayan Viciedo hit his 20th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.

Viciedo took A's starter Jon Lester deep in the seventh inning for a solo shot. It's the second time he's reached the 20-homer plateau in his career. Even so, it's shaping up to be the worst full season of his career -- he's hitting .233/.278/.412 to go with the 20 home runs.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:10:00 AM

Dayan Viciedo went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

Viciedo wasn't alone, as the White Sox managed just four hits in getting shut out. While he has 19 homers this season, Viciedo is sporting an ugly .235/.279/.410 batting line overall.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Dayan Viciedo hit a go-ahead home run in the 10th inning to lead the White Sox past the Twins on Tuesday.

Viciedo had singled in three at-bats before the solo shot off Twins reliever Lester Oliveros in the 10th. The homer was his 18th of the season, giving him 51 RBI. He's got some work to do to in the final month to match the 25 homers he hit in 2012.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 12:39:00 AM

Dayan Viciedo went 0-for-5 at the plate in his return to action Thursday.

Viciedo missed Wednesday's game with tightness in his left lower hamstring, but it turned out to only be a one-day thing. Now hitless in his last 15 at-bats, Viciedo's batting line is down to .233/.283/.395.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 04:16:00 AM

Dayan Viciedo was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to tightness in his left lower hamstring.

It's not clear when Viciedo suffered the injury, nor is it known how long he might be sidelined. The White Sox should have an update on the outfield's status later Wednesday. Moises Sierra is covering for Viciedo in right field.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 01:13:00 PM

Dayan Viciedo blasted a two-run homer in the sixth inning on Friday, helping to power the White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Astros.

He also drew a walk in the ballgame, finishing the night 1-for-3. His blast off Scott Feldman in the sixth inning tied the game at 2-2 and set the stage for the White Sox to secure a come-from-behind victory. The Cuban slugger is now hitting .242/.295/.414 with 12 homers and 36 RBI on the year.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 01:15:00 AM

Dayan Viciedo went 1-for-3 and delivered an RBI double off Felix Hernandez in the eighth inning on Saturday.

It was his lone hit in three at-bats on the afternoon, but broke a scoreless tie and nearly delivered the White Sox the ballgame until the Mariners mounted a comeback in the ninth inning. A popular name mentioned among trade rumors these days, Viciedo is now hitting .252/.303/.424 on the season with 10 homers and 31 RBI.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 06:56:00 PM

Dayan Viciedo went 4-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored against the Mariners on Friday.

Viciedo launched a solo homer in the fourth inning to begin the scoring for the White Sox. He also finished with three singles. The 25-year-old has really dropped off since the start of the season, but he has four home runs in his last seven games to bring his total up to 10 for the year. There's increased chatter that he could be a trade target in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 09:51:00 PM

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SS1Alexei Ramirez
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3B1Conor Gillaspie
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