White Sox Trade Jake Burger to the Miami Marlins

The Chicago White Sox’s deep sell-off continues, with 27-year-old 3B/DH Jake Burger going to the Miami Marlins for pitching prospect Jake Eder.

Eder, 24, is a bit of an injury play, but when he’s healthy, he’s actually an extremely well-regarded prospect. I kinda can’t believe this deal, especially given that Burger is basically like a younger Patrick Wisdom. I suppose he’s even further pre-arb, though. It’s just that the profile is, well, Wisdom-like.

In any case, it does probably improve the Marlins a bit in the short term as they look to continue the fight in the Wild Card race.

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