Reds Trade Sullivan to White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Scott Sullivan and cash from the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named in a deal Thursday night between teams that have been exceptionally busy in the trade market.
Sullivan was 6-0 with a 3.62 ERA with the Reds in 50 relief appearances this season. The right-hander struck out 43 in 49 2-3 innings.
Sullivan left a team that began the day 13 games under .500 and joined a club in the thick of the AL Central race. The White Sox, Kansas City and Minnesota started the day within a half-game of each other.
``It will give us a different look and help keep hitters off-balance,″ White Sox general manager Ken Williams said. ``We were fortunate today to acquire someone that we think can help us in a grand fashion down in the bullpen.″
Sullivan was activated from the disabled list on Aug. 7. He’d been out since July 18 because of tendinitis in his right shoulder.
Sullivan was 37-24 with a 3.91 ERA in 494 appearances in nine seasons with the Reds.
The White Sox acquired second baseman Roberto Alomar from the New York Mets and outfielder Carl Everett from the Texas Rangers in separate deals on July 2. Chicago got left-handed reliever Scott Schoeneweis from Anaheim on July 29.
Since firing general manager Jim Bowden and manager Bob Boone on July 28, the Reds have traded away All-Star third baseman Aaron Boone, outfielder Jose Guillen and relievers Scott Williamson, Gabe White and Kent Mercker.