White Sox Trade Santos To Blue Jays
Today the Chicago White Sox traded closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Nestor Molina at baseball’s winter meetings. Santos was in Toronto’s minor league system from 2006-08 as a shortstop. He converted to pitching in 2009 while in the White Sox organization and made his big league debut the next year.
Santos earned 30 saves in 36 chances this year, going 4-5 with a 3.55 ERA in 63 games while fanning 92 in 65 1/3 innings. He also set a major league-record 25 straight scoreless appearances on the road to start the season.
Molina, just 22 years old, is a starter who has gone 27-7 with a 2.21 ERA overall in the minors. He was a combined 12-3 with a 2.21 ERA in Double-A and Class A last season.