Chicago White Sox acquire Will Lamb from Texas Rangers


The Chicago White Sox have a couple irons in the fire and are rumored to be involved in possible big-name acquisitions, notably Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier. However, a minor move was made late Thursday morning to tide fans over.

ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla reported the Sox have acquired southpaw Will Lamb from the Texas Rangers in exchange for right-hander Myles Jaye.

In his minor league career, which began in 2011, Lamb, 25, has held left-handed hitters to a mere .200 batting average. He has a 22-19 career mark as a part of the Rangers farm system with a 3.79 ERA. Last season, however, Lamb struggled at AAA Round Rock, finishing the season with a 5.52 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP.

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Jaye, 23, originally a 17th round selection of the Toronto Blue Jays, was traded to the Sox along with current reliever Daniel Webb in exchange for Jason Frasor during the 2012 offseason. He has spent the entirety of his White Sox career in the minors. Last year, Jaye compiled a 12-9 record with a 3.29 ERA at AA Birmingham. However, his career minor league ERA is significantly higher at 4.15.