The Mariners kept on wheelin' and dealin' Thursday morning, shipping away flamethrowing reliever Thyago Vieira to the White Sox for international bonus money.
Vieira instantly becomes one of the most exciting relief options for a Chicago team who traded away what seemed like their entire bullpen at the trade deadline. Still only 24, Vieira reached the bigs with the M's in 2017, but only threw one eventful, though scoreless, frame for the Seattle ballclub.
We sat down with the Brazilian pitcher earlier this year at the Futures Game to talk about what it was like growing up playing baseball in Brazil, his love for Neymar, and how he loves pitching with emotion (watch that video at the top of the post). He was also kind enough to participate in our super dopey and goofy Futures Game: Miami video.
So get psyched Sox fans: you get to watch an enormous, smiling Brazilian dude throw over 100 MPH a whole lot next year.