Pelicans roster decimated following 5- player trade with White Sox

The Pelicans lost their top home run hitter Matt Rose, along with two other star players in a trade with the Chicago White Sox. PHOTO CREDIT: ABC 15

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost three of their best hitters in a five player deal with the Chicago White Sox.

Matt Rose, Bryant Flete, and Eloy Jimenez are headed to the White Sox organization, along with pitcher Dylan Cease from South Bend in the Midwest League.

In return, the Chicago Cubs, the Pelicans parent club, receives veteran left-handed starting pitcher Jose Quintana.

Rose was the Pelicans leading home run hitter this season. Flete had the top batting average for Myrtle Beach this season hitting .305. Jimenez was hitting .271 with eight homers and 32 RBI's.

Quintana, 28, is 4-8 with a 4.49 ERA this season after going 13-12 with a 3.20 ERA last year. The White Sox made the deal to get more starting pitching help.

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