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Viciedo was designated for assignment on Wednesday.

This move was necessary to open up a spot on the 40-man roster after the White Sox signed Gordon Beckham. On the surface it may seem that Viciedo would be an attractive option for several teams given his raw power from the right side. But it was no secret that Chicago was aggressively trying to trade him this winter, and clearly there was not a lot of interest. Any team that claims him will also get his $4.4 million contract, so it is more likely that he gets traded after clearing waivers, with the likely role of fourth outfielder on a team desperate for right-handed power.

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Viciedo agreed to a one-year, $4.4 million contract with the White Sox on Monday,'s Scott Merkin reports.

The deal means the two sides avoid salary arbitration, though it's not clear what happens next as far as Viciedo's standing on the White Sox roster. With Melky Cabrera signed in free agency, there might not be a place left for Viciedo in the regular lineup. Despite his inconsistency as a hitter, Viciedo's uncommon power could make him a trade target to a team that has more use for him than the White Sox.

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Viciedo may not be guaranted a spot in the White Sox's regular lineup after the team reportedly signed Melky Cabrera late Saturday night.

Viciedo has as much raw power as anyone, but he has yet to show much consistency through parts of five major league seasons. If Viciedo remains with the organization, then he will need to beat out Avisail Garcia for regular at-bats, or be relegated to reserve duty.

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Viciedo is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays.

Michael Taylor will take over in left field Friday, as Viciedo sits following five consecutive starts. The 25-year-old Viciedo has hit four home runs so far this month to bring his total on the season to 21, marking the second time in three years he's hit 20-plus homers.

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Viciedo is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.

Viciedo should be in there to face lefty Tommy Milone in Game 2, though he is just 1-for-10 in his career against Milone. Jordan Danks will man left field in Game 1.

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Viciedo is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Oakland.

Viciedo was slotted into the every day starter role after the White Sox traded Alejandro De Aza, but this is the second time this week lefty Jordan Danks will fill in at left field against a right-hander. He has started against righties so it doesn't appear to be a platoon situation, but the team might elected to go with Danks some games against right-handed starters.

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Viciedo is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.

Viciedo tallied seven hits over the last five games he played, but he will sit out Saturday so that the White Sox can get another left-handed hitter -- Jordan Danks -- in the lineup against Indians ace righty Corey Kluber.

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Viciedo should be ticketed for a return to near-everyday duties in the outfield following Saturday's trade of Alejandro De Aza to the Orioles.

The return of Avisail Garcia from the disabled list a few weeks ago forced Viciedo into a timeshare in left field with De Aza, but the trade of the latter presents an opening for Viciedo to claim the role back for himself. The 25-year-old Viciedo has frustrated the team's brass with his lack of on-base skills (.277 OBP over 480 plate appearances), but his above-average pop will continue to keep him on the radar in deeper mixed leagues.

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Viciedo will likely platoon in left field with Alejandro De Aza with the return of Avisail Garcia, Scott Merkin of reports.

As the right-handed hitting member of a platoon arrangement, Viciedo will fall on the smaller side of the playing time divide if the White Sox stick strictly to matchups. To this point, Viciedo's 2014 numbers against lefties (.733 OPS) are only marginally better than what he's delivered against righties (.677).

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Viciedo (head) is in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Chuck Garfien of CSN Chicago reports.

Viciedo left Friday's contest due to dizziness, which was seemingly a minor concern. Despite the activation of Avisail Garcia from the DL, Viciedo is taking on left field and batting fifth in the order.