Sep 23, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) is congratulated by catcher Josh Phegley (36) for a victory against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S Cellular Field. The White Sox beat the Blue Jays 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

White Sox Still Wheeling and Dealing

Unlike their cross town rivals, the Chicago White Sox are back at it as they have acquired Arizona Diamondback third basemen, Matt Davidson in exchange for closer Addison Reed.

Davidson spent most of last season down in Triple A where he thrived.  Although, Davidson did did appear in 31 games for the big league team.  Davidson batted .280 down in Triple A Reno, he also hit 17 home runs and drove in 74 runs.  This will fill a need for the White Sox, they don’t exactly have much depth at the position.

However, they are giving up a pretty major piece to their bullpen.  Addison Reed, 24, has been a top prospect in the organization for some time now and broke out just this past year.

Reed finished the 2013 campaign with 40 saves and a 3.79 ERA.  Reed’s 40 saves ranked fifth in the American League.  He also had 72 strikeouts in 68 relief appearances for the south siders.

Giving up Reed is going to be a blow to this teams bullpen, but acquiring young position players and building around them is clearly what the White Sox front office is going for.

This is the second trade in the past week that has brought a talented position player to the south side.  The first one was the Hector Santiago for Adam Eaton trade that involved three teams.

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