Athletics deal IF Brett Lawrie to White Sox

In what has proven to be a busy day in baseball, another trade went down as the White Sox have acquired 3B/2B Brett Lawrie from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Zack Erwin and Jeffrey Wendelken

The 25-year-old infielder hit .260/.299/.407 last year with 16 home runs and 60 RBIs after being acquired for Josh Donaldson last winter. He’s likely to slot in as the White Sox starter when the season rolls around. For Lawrie, this now makes two offseason trades in two years. As the rebuild continues in Oakland, Lawrie likely did not figure in the long-term plan. His one year with the A’s can only be described as a disappointment.

Zack Erwin is a 21-year-old southpaw who went 2-2 with a 1.34 ERA in Rookie Ball and Single A last year. Jeffrey Wendelken is a 22-year-old right-handed pitcher who went 6-2 with a 3.20 ERA last year in 39 games with both AA and AAA.

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