IN THE NEWS: The White Sox buy P Alex Carrasquel and SS Fred Vaughan from the Senators. Carrasquel will make only three appearances for Chicago before being farmed out. When the Sox acquire his nephew Chico Carrasquel in 1949, the Sox will swap Alex for reliever Luis Aloma, who will act as an interpreter for the young Venezuelan shortstop.
IN THE NEWS: Catcher Walker Cooper goes to the Giants. The sale by the Cardinals for $175,000 is the highest cash deal ever. The Joe Cronin transaction in 1934 and the Dizzy Dean sale in 1938 were larger deals but also involved other players. Cooper was considered the best catcher in the game before his 1945 induction into the Navy following a salary dispute with the team.