D-backs closing in on deal with White Sox

NEW YORK — The D-backs are closing in on a deal with the White Sox that would send Edwin Jackson to Chicago with Daniel Hudson being the centerpiece of what Arizona would receive in return, a baseball source confirmed Friday.

Jackson, who was acquired by the D-backs last winter in a three-team deal that included the Yankees and Tigers, is 6-10 with a 5.16 ERA in 21 starts this year. He threw a no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 25.

Hudson, 23, is a highly-regarded pitching prospect, who was called up by the White Sox to take injured hurler Jake Peavy’s place in the rotation. The right-hander was selected by Chicago in the fifth round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

Hudson rose quickly through the Minors. He started at Class A in 2009 before shooting all the way up to the Major Leagues by season’s end.

In nine big league games, including five starts, Hudson is 2-2 with a 4.72 ERA. He is scheduled to start Friday night for the Sox.

If the trade is completed, the D-backs would likely turn their attention to moving closer Chad Qualls and catcher Chris Snyder.

– Steve Gilbert

2 Comments

i thank detroit will get adam dunn and mike lowell before the trading deadline

i beg to differ on your comment,your just saying that to make you feel good becuz u know da tigers suck,,who can they trade to get dunn??NOBODY,cuz all their good players are injured,sox are alot better with this trade,,yea jackson is not a cy young winner,but don cooper has da potential to make him a whole lot better,just like he has done with john danks,gavin floyd,and matt thorton,so this trade is good becuz we can leave it all in the hands off the coop

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