White Sox Land Jackson, Source Says He Could Be Flipped for Dunn
The White Sox' plan is to attempt to flip Jackson to the Washington Nationals as part of a package for first baseman Adam Dunn, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions.
If a deal for Dunn can not be reached, however, they will be happy to hold on to Jackson.
Jackson, once one of the best prospects in baseball, has struggled with consistency, and has now been traded three times since the end of the 2008 season. He did throw a no-hitter in late June, but his 2010 numbers -- 6-10 with a 5.16 ERA for Arizona -- are not pretty.
Those struggles haven't, apparently, stopped the Nationals from coveting the 26-year-old right-hander, with numerous reports surfacing in recent weeks that he was a target of the last-place club.
The White Sox feel similarly about Dunn, one of the top pure power threats in the game. The Washington slugger is hitting .277 this year, but his 24 home runs rank second in the National League this season and his 64 RBI rank 10th.
Chicago ranks a middling seventh in the American League in runs scored, but it also lost starting pitcher Jake Peavy to a season-ending shoulder injury in early July, so it could use a boost in both the lineup and the starting rotation.
Hudson, 23, is 1-1 with a 6.32 ERA in three starts for the White Sox this year, but he went 11-4 with a 3.47 ERA before being summoned to the majors at Triple-A Charlotte.
Holmberg, 19, is 1-1 with a 4.46 ERA in eight starts this year for Great Falls in advanced Rookie League.