White Sox Trade Jackson, Teahen To Blue Jays

CHICAGO (CBS) The White Sox traded pitcher Edwin Jackson and third baseman Mark Teahen to Toronto Wednesday in exchange for pitchers Jason Frasor and Zach Stewart.

The move will save the White Sox $9.5 million over the next two years, according to General Manager Kenny Williams. Jackson was then sent to St. Louis in a separate trade involving the Blue Jays.

Frasor, 33, is a right-handed reliever with a 2.98 ERA in 44 appearances this season. Zach Stewart, 24, has spent most of the year in the minors, but he pitched seven strong innings in his Major League debut June 16 and is 0-1 with a 4.86 ERA in three starts with the Blue Jays this season.

The White Sox called up minor league outfielder Alejandro De Aza Wednesday to replace Teahen on the Major League roster. De Aza is starting in center field and batting eighth this afternoon against the Tigers.

Williams said De Aza will replace the struggling Alex Rios in center field for the time being.

  • rubs93

    This is a win for the White Sox as Jerry wanted Kenny to deal salary and still remain competitive. Tehan was a waste of space and Jackson although a solid starter is a Boras client. The Sox do not like to deal with Boras clients. This allows Morel to play 3rd every day and Humber to remain in the rotation. Whomever we got from the Jays will be sent down to AAA


    Unfortunately, Ozzie needs to load up his bench. You could call it a little thin.

    Still, they needed to make moves.

  • Hawk

    Waving the white flag already. Maybe next year Sox fans

    • bronzo

      By getting rid of their 5th or 6th starter and a guy who plays once a week??? I don’ think so Hawk.
      Glad Rios is sitting down.

      Let me guess your a Cubs fan…


    I think the trade sending P Edwin Jackson and 3B/1B Mark Teahen to the Blue Jays for pitchers Jason Frasor and Zach Stewart is only the beginning. When a team like the White Sox, with a high payroll and a disappointing record, underachieves like this, I think making trades like this is the price a team pays for struggling. I wouldn’t be shocked one bit if today’s starter, John Danks, Gavin Floyd and possibly even reserve infielder Omar Vizquel are the next guys to be sent packing before Sunday’s 3p MLB Trade Deadline.


    Sahks Wehn!
    Sahks Wehn!

    Holy Ca-ow!

    Someone in that lineup could try to look a little less itchy in their at-bat than the new guy. But, there was some good defense.

  • Val

    Destroying the pitching staff is ridiculous…THATS ALL WE’VE GOT!!!..If Danks, or Floyd go, I’m done….

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