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White Sox Land Third Baseman Brett Lawrie

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On Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox landed third baseman Brett Lawrie from the Oakland Athletics for minor league pitchers Zack Erwin  and J.B Wendelken.

Lawrie, who started his major league career in 2011 with the Toronto Blue jays, was traded to the A’s for Josh Donaldson in the winter of 2014. In his four seasons in Canada, the 25 yeart old batted .265, with 10 home runs and 43 RBI’s. After joining Oakland in 2015, the Canadian native  batted .260, with 16 home runs and 60 RBI’s, in 149 games.

Erwin was taken by the White Sox in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2015 June Amateur draft. Between Rookie ball and Class A (Full), he was 2-2, with a 1.34 ERA, with 30 strikeouts in 40.1 innings.

Wendelken, 22, was drafted in 2012 by the Red Sox in the 13th round of the 2012. He was traded to the White Sox in 2013, in a three team deal that included Jake Peavy to the Red Sox and Jose Iglesias to the Tigers. In four minor league seasons, he is 17-14, with a 4.11 ERA, 304 strike outs in 304.2 innings. He was a starter in 2014 in High A ball, but mostly has come out of the pen so far in his brief career.


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