Diamondbacks Trade Edwin Jackson To White Sox For Daniel Hudson, David Holmberg

The Diamondbacks and White Sox have agreed to a trade of Edwin Jackson. Now the question becomes: what's next?

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White Sox Sending Daniel Hudson, David Holmberg To Arizona For Edwin Jackson

The Edwin Jackson trade to Chicago is now official, and Jon Morosi's got the names going the other way:

Done: RHP Dan Hudson and LHP David Holmberg for Edwin Jackson.

Hudson, we figured. He's a pretty good young starter now who could and should be a pretty good starter for a number of years in the desert. He is a very good return for the Diamondbacks on his own.

As for David Holmberg, he was the White Sox' second-round pick in the 2009 draft. The lefty just turned 19 two weeks ago, and features promising secondary stuff for a pitcher his age. Though his fastball velocity doesn't quite measure up to his 6'4 frame, he was one of the organization's better prospects coming into the year, and he's a good second piece for Arizona.

This looks to be a great trade for Diamondbacks GM Jerry Dipoto on the heels of his Dan Haren disaster. All that's left to do is to see what the White Sox end up doing with Edwin Jackson.


Diamondbacks Trade Edwin Jackson To White Sox

It appears that the White Sox have followed through on their pursuit of Edwin Jackson to the end. Says Yahoo!'s Tim Brown:

Edwin Jackson has been told he's been traded to the White Sox. Flip to DC next?

No word yet on the return, but it will almost certainly include Daniel Hudson and a second player. The 23 year old Hudson has a four-pitch repertoire, a fastball in the 90s, and a track record of minor league success in the upper levels, making him a solid prospect and a good value for the future.

Jackson, meanwhile, means one of two things. He could stay in Chicago and serve as a veteran presence in the middle of the rotation, stabilizing a group that was knocked around by the Jake Peavy injury. Or, alternatively, he could be shipped off to Washington, as the Nationals are rather big Edwin Jackson fans. That follow-up trade would presumably bring Adam Dunn to Chicago as part of a deal that's been discussed for a number of days.

Whatever happens now, at least Arizona can turn its attention elsewhere. We'll see if there are more dominos to fall after this one. For more on the story and the deal, check out South Side Sox, AZ Snakepit, SB Nation Arizona, and SB Nation Chicago.

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