Lawrie Deal With White Sox Completed

The Oakland Athletics A’s announced they have traded infielder Brett Lawrie to the Chicago White Sox for minor league pitchers Jeffrey Wendelken and Zack Erwin.

Wendelken will turn 23 next season and is a reliever who finished the year in Triple-A. He was added to the 40-man roster as he is Rule 5 Draft Eligible. He started the year in Double-A before being promoted to Triple-A. He had a 4.50 ERA in Triple-A in 16 innings with 13 strikeouts and 5 walks. In Double A, he struck out 56 and walked 11 in 43 innings, with a 2.72 ERA.

Zack Erwin, whom turns 22 in January, was selected in the 4th round of the 2015 draft and had a promising pro debut. Between 15 games in the Rookie-level Pioneer League and the Low-A South Atlantic League, Erwin struck out 30 and walked 7 in 40 1/3 innings. He had a 1.34 ERA.

The trade comes as no surprise as it was initially reported that Lawrie was likely to go after the trade for Jed Lowrie. There were some whispers that Lawrie’s high energy ways clashed at times in Oakland. It has been noted that after a year of particularly bad chemistry, upgrading the feel in Oakland’s locker room was a priority.buy cialis with dapoxetine online