White Sox Acquire Edwin Jackson

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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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  • Marc Leibson

    Can’t get too excited. 3 quality starts in his last 10 games including his no-hitter. In that game he walked 8!

  • Nathan

    Lets hope they can flip him!

  • dave

    why didnt we try for grienke?

  • Jon, Montgomery

    this is not going to be a flip deal, this is a deal to sure up our rotation, while jackson may not be having a great year, he is going to be a solid 5th starter, if the sox are going to get adam dunn, it won’t involve jackson, because the sox aren’t going to give up a pitcher without having somebody to replace him, which they don’t know because hudson is gone, the sox are going to offer just regular prospects like flowers, viciedo, morel, jordan danks, etc.

    jackson is here to stay.

  • Mike McInerney

    The only move to make is to fire Kenny Williams. Whether he flips Jackson for Dunn or keeps him it is a bad move. He keeps trading young promising pitchers like Gio Gonzalez and Richard Clayton. He could have had Dunn in the offseason for money only. His name was Thome.

    • Jon, Montgomery

      mike, you are obviously a meatball fan who thinks all white sox prospects are destined for greatness and they can never be traded, kenny tries to win a championship every year, he will never be fired, i don’t care that he trades away our young prospects, it gets the sox closer to a championship this year for him to try to deal our triple-A players that wouldn’t be ready for two years for a guy that is proven and on base 40% of the time, you’re right, they did have the ability to sign thome in the off-season, but OZZIE GUILLEN said no, this time it’s kenny’s turn to make the call, and he’s going for adam dunn, don’t worry about our prospects, worry about getting better with a guy like adam dunn to be able to win a title this year.

      • Mike McInerney

        I may be a meathead but I don’t see the point of Plan A in April, and Plan B in July, when that switch in plans costs a good young prospect. But rather than being a meathead, I am just old. Old enough to remember the White Sox trading prospects Norm Cash, Don Mincher, Johnny Callison,Earl Battey, and Johnny Romano to bring back an over the hill Minnie Minoso and slugging first baseman Roy Sievers. Also they let a prospect named Denny McClain go. They would have dominated the 60s without those moves.
        Also if Hudson had been as good as I think, they would control him for six seasons. Dunn will be gone in the fall.

      • Bob in San Diego

        Mike – I didn’t think Kenny was the GM in the 60’s? Wow, learn something knew every day.

    • Dan

      Who is Richard Clayton? Clayton Richard got traded to the Padres in the Peavey deal.

      • Jon, Montgomery

        mike, i can understand your experience with sox trades that i probably can’t relate to, and how they might have turned out bad for the sox, but i think it’s different because the GM this time is kenny williams, i trust just about anything kenny does, he’s probably top 10 GM in sports, dunn will be gone after the season, but i’d rather take a shot at a title this year with dunn just one time instead of waiting around for hudson to develope. that’s my opinion.

      • Hawk

        Who is Peavey? Jake Peavy in on the White Sox. Don’t stop now boys! Mercy!

    • Patrick Kelly

      It’s Clayton Richard btw

  • Jon, Montgomery

    what’s with this ‘moderation’???

    why can’t my comments go straight in like everybody else?

    this is another reason why i don’t like the new website. you guys definately took a step back from the old one which was waaay better.

  • Brandi

    Couldn’t they have waited until tomorrow. Now they have Lucas Harrell listed as the starter for tonight. It’s like sacrificing a game to make this trade. If it wasn’t for that, I’d feel better about this deal.

  • Bill

    I think they’re going to regret shipping Hudson off. They could have stood with who they’ve got and won the division…..and they should have in this case.

  • joseph w

    i have to say that kenny is probably the most cut throat down to business gm in the business. im a cub fan who wishes he was on our side. he just makes things happen. mostly good too!

    • Mike L

      I am so glad the White Sox got a pitcher. All this talk about Adam Dunn taking us to the WS. Doesn’t good pitching stop good hitting most of the time? If the Sox would have flipped Jackson to the Nats, then they would have had two holes to fill in the rotation. I don’t think we can rely on Sweaty Freddy doing as well as he has thru September. Anything they get from him, is a plus. Maybe Teehan will pick up where he left off before he got hurt, and be a productive bat.

  • Will

    Ok Coop it’s time to whip Jackson into shape, get ready for another Floyd and Danks!

  • Patrick Kelly

    Can’t complain too much about KW…..bringing Danks and Floyd here and Peavy for a bunch of guys no one talks about. I’d say he is one heck of a GM. Rios deal too is starting to look genius.

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