(CBS) The White Sox are in talks with the St. Louis Cardinals about acquiring center fielder Colby Rasmus, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

The 24 year-old outfielder is batting just .241 this season with nine home runs and 36 runs batted in. He recently lost his regular starting job in center field to Jon Jay and the Cardinals are hoping to move Rasmus for pitching help.

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According to the report, “negotiations with White Sox general manager Kenny Williams have accelerated in recent days,  according to sources, with the Sox able to dangle pending free agent  pitcher Edwin Jackson or lefthanded reliever Matt Thornton.”

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The report also said the Cardinals are interested in some of the White Sox’s minor league prospects.

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