After a day full of rumors, Susan Slusser is reporting that a deal that will send Brett Lawrie from the Athletics to the White Sox has been completed.
In return, the Athletics have reportedly acquired right-handed pitching prospect J.B. Wendelken and left-handed pitching prospect Zack Erwin.
Considering the White Sox need an upgrade at both second base and third base it's unclear where Lawrie will fit in with his new club. Carlos Sanchez is their current second baseman. He is headed into his age-24 season but only projects as a below average prospect. Mike Olt is the current third baseman had a horrendous season in 2015 batting well-below league average with both Chicago squads.
Wendelken is 22 and pitched in AAA for the first time this past season. While his strikeout rate regressed in the high minors, it was only over a very small sample size of 16 innings. Though he was drafted as a starter, Wendelken hasn't started a game since 2014 in High-A.
Erwin, who has yet to turn 22, is still in A-ball. His walk-rate is quite low but so too is his strikeout rate. He projects as a starter though his major league impact is still a ways into the future.