White Sox, Blue Jays pull off two-team trade; more to come?
The White Sox and Blue Jays completed a trade Wednesday that sends Chicago starter Edwin Jackson and third baseman Mark Teahen to Toronto in exchange for Blue Jays reliever Jason Frasor and pitching prospect Zach Stewart. <p>
Jackson, 7-7 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts, was widely-known to be a trade chip for the White Sox because of Chicago’s six-man rotation and Jackson becoming a free agent after the 2011 season. <p>
It was also known Chicago was looking for relief help. <p>
There have been reports throughout the day Wednesday that Jackson may not ultimately end up with the Blue Jays. FOX Sport’s Ken Rosenthal reported that money is the only hold-up preventing Jackson from being dealt to St. Louis in exchange for Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus. <p>
STLToday.com was reporting early Wednesday afternoon that the Cardinals were on the verge of trading Rasmus to the Blue Jays for a Edwin Jackson and relievers Octavio Dotel and Marc Rzepczynski.
Frasor, who has a club option for next year, is 2-1 with a 2.98 ERA in 44 games this season. The Chicago native has allowed just one earned run in his last seven starts, six of which lasted at least an inning. <p>
Stewart, 24, was a third-round draft pick of the Reds in the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He has appeared in three games with the Blue Jays (all three of them starts) and owns an 0-1 record and 4.86 ERA. <p>
With Double-A New Hampshire this season, he is 5-5 with a 4.20 ERA. The White Sox announced Wednesday he will be optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. <p>
Teahen hit .209 with three homers and 11 RBIs in 50 games this season for the White Sox. <p>
– Joey Nowak