As the White Sox sort through their own pitching staff issues, they dealt right-hander Zach Stewart to the Braves.
Atlanta is looking to pick up some pitching depth after Kris Medlen suffered a right forearm injury (he'll undergo an MRI Monday) while Mike Minor is still on the shelf.
Stewart spent all of last season pitching for Triple-A Charlotte, going 6-14 with a 4.25 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 28 starts. From 2011-12, he appeared in 28 games (nine starts) with the big-league White Sox, with a 6.81 ERA in 80.2 innings.
Stewart initially came to Chicago in the deal that sent Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen to Toronto and then was dealt to Boston in 2012 for Kevin Youkilis. Last January, the White Sox claimed Stewart off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 27-year-old righty is not in the White Sox big-league camp this spring. The team will receive cash considerations from the Braves in the deal.