The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers have put the finishing touches on a deal that was weeks in the making. Chicago will part with 26-year-old RHP Kyle Cody, while the Tigers have dealt 21-year-old minor league RHP Eric Braun, 21-year-old minor league 1B Aaron Sabato and 22-year-old minor league 2B Dominic MacMurchie.
“This one took a while to figure out,” said Chicago general manager Jonathan Hodges. “We must have gone back to the drawing board five or six times over the past few weeks. I’m glad we finally got the deal done. I think it is a good one for both clubs.”
The White Sox General Manager continued to say that, “Braun is an arm we can choose to put in our rotation immediately if we so choose, and we like Sabato’s projection to hit for both power and play a solid 1B defense, and MacMurchie’s ability to have a well rounded bat at 2B.”
Sources within the Detroit organization described the deal as, “a way to prospect depth to get an upgrade in the rotation with a player that can be part of the team down the line during our contention window.”
The million dollar question with this trade will be with regards to Kyle Cody. Can a pitcher that scouts continue to love match the hype with production. In 126 MLB Pro appearances in the bigs, Cody is 33-40 with an ERA of 4.52.