Jackson joins the White Sox–for now
Edwin Jackson officially has become a member of the White Sox, traded to Chicago from Arizona in exchange for right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson and Minor League hurler David Holmberg.
But Jackson might not want to pick out a permanent residence in the Windy City quite yet.
With the Nationals interested in the right-hander and the White Sox interested in first baseman Adam Dunn, who would serve primarily as designated hitter for the South Siders, general manager Ken Williams could flip Jackson to Washington in exchange for the left-handed slugger. In a text to MLB.com Friday afternoon, Dunn said he was still a member of the Nationals and had not heard anything to the contrary.
No announcement has been made as of yet on Friday’s starter for the White Sox, taking the place of the traded Hudson. Lucas Harrell, who is on the White Sox 40-man roster, could be called up to make the spot start. Long reliever Tony Pena, who has asked manager Ozzie Guillen for a chance to start, also could get the call on Friday.