White Sox trade closer Addison Reed for 3B Davidson of Dbacks

December 16, 2013 11:31:53 AM PST
The Chicago White Sox have acquired third baseman Matt Davidson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for pitcher Addison Reed.

Davidson, 22, batted .280 (124-443) with 32 doubles, 17 home runs, 74 RBI, 55 runs scored, a .350 on-base percentage and .481 slugging percentage in 115 games with Class AAA Reno in 2013. He was named Most Valuable Player of Major League Baseball's All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field after hitting a go-ahead, two-run homer for the United States, a White Sox release said.

Addison Reed, 24, went 5-4 with a 3.79 ERA (30 ER/71.1 IP), 40 saves and 72 strikeouts over 68 relief appearances with the White Sox last season. His 40 saves ranked fifth in the American League and were tied for the fourth-most in franchise history.

Reed has gone 8-6 with a 4.17 ERA (62 ER/133.2 IP), 69 saves and 138 strikeouts in 136 career appearances over parts of three seasons with the White Sox from 2011-13. He was selected in the third round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

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