Aug 29, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn (44) hits an RBI sacrifice against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox have officially traded designated hitter Adam Dunn to the Oakland Athletics for a minor league pitcher, Sunday morning.
Dunn played the past four seasons for the White Sox. This season the slugger who also played the outfield and first base for the White Sox this season (plus he even had one relief appearance on the mound) is batting .220 with 20 home runs and 17 doubles.
He also has tallied 54 RBIs in 106 games (363 at-bats) in ’14. Dunn has 65 walks this season, with a .340 on-base percentage.
This is Dunn’s 14th season in the majors, and possibly his last.
For his White Sox career, Dunn totaled 106 home runs and 278 RBIs in 528 games played with the franchise the past four seasons. For his career, Dunn has totaled 460 career home runs.
In return for Dunn, the White Sox receive MiLB pitcher Nolan Sanburn.
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Sanburn has pitched at the Advanced Class-A level of the minors this season. The 2012 second round pick by the A’s, is 3-1 with a 3.28 ERA in ’14.
He has an ERA of 3.28 in 42 games (no starts) with six saves in nine opportunities.
In his 71.1 innings pitched, Sanburn has allowed six home runs, while collecting 73 strikeouts. He’s held opponents to a .279 batting average. Hos WHIP in ’14 is 1.44.
For his MiLB career, Sanburn has an ERA of 2.93.
Good luck to Dunn with the Athletics, as he’ll finally have an opportunity to win a World Series championship with the A’s who seem to be all-in this season.