White Sox Acquire Edwin Jackson
CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox have acquired veteran right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-hander Daniel Hudson and lefty David Holmberg.
Jackson, 26, is 6-10 with a 5.16 ERA (77 ER/134.1 IP) and 104 strikeouts in 21 starts this season, his first with Arizona. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder threw the second no-hitter in Diamondbacks history on June 25 at Tampa Bay, walking six batters and striking out eight. Jackson has thrown 7.0 IP or more nine times this season and struck out a career-high 12 batters on May 17 at Florida.
Jackson was acquired by Arizona from Detroit as part of a three-team trade on December 9, 2009. He is 44-49 with a 4.74 ERA (424 ER/804.1 IP) and 576 strikeouts in 160 career games (131 starts) with the Dodgers (2003-05), Tampa Bay (2006-08), Detroit (2009) and Arizona.
His best season came in 2009 with the Tigers when he went 13-9 with a 3.62 ERA (86 ER/214.0 IP) and 161 strikeouts in 33 starts and was named to the American League All-Star Team. Jackson won a career-high 14 games with the Rays in 2008.
Hudson, 23, went 1-1 with a 6.32 ERA (11 ER/15.2 IP) in three starts with the White Sox in 2010. He began the season with Class AAA Charlotte, going 11-4 with a 3.47 ERA (36 ER/93.1 IP) and 108 strikeouts in 17 starts before his promotion on July 11.
Hudson, who entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 3 Prospect in the White Sox organization, is 30-13 with a 2.90 ERA (100 ER/310.1 IP) and 362 strikeouts in 57 minor-league starts since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Holmberg, 19, was 1-1 with a 4.46 ERA (20 ER/40.1 IP) in eight starts with Advanced Rookie Great Falls in 2010. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound left-hander went 2-2 with a 4.72 ERA (21 ER/40.0 IP) in 14 games (seven starts) with Rookie Bristol in his first professional season in 2009. Holmberg was selected in the second round of the 2009 draft.
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