White Sox thrown in the mix in three-team trade talks

White Sox thrown in the mix in three-team trade talks
December 10, 2013, 11:45 am
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The White Sox are involved in a widely-reported three-team deal involving Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday morning, per a baseball source.

At this point, talks are in a very preliminary stage, with lots of contingencies and moving parts, per a source.

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Reports indicate the White Sox may be dangling lefty Hector Santiago in hopes of getting Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Eaton back in return.

Santiago turns 26 next week and has been a valuable swingman for manager Robin Ventura the last two years, making 27 starts and 49 relief appearances with a 3.49 ERA in 219.1 innings.

Eaton just turned 25 and was ranked as the No. 73 prospect in the game by Baseball America prior to the 2013 season. The former 19th-round pick has spent the majority of his time in center field and is an on-base machine, with a career .450 OBP in more than 1,500 minor-league plate appearances.

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Left-handed pitcher Tyler Skaggs would also reportedly head to the Angels with slugger Mark Trumbo said to be the main piece for the Diamondbacks in the negotiations.