With the trade deadline approaching crunch time (Monday, 3 p.m. CT), the White Sox traded left-handed pitcher Zach Duke to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Charlie Tilson.
The move indicates the White Sox may be looking to sell in an effort to acquire future assets.
Duke, 33, was 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA, 20 holds and 42 strikeouts across 53 relief appearances this season with the White Sox.
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Tilson, 23, is batting .282 with four home runs, 34 RBI and 15 stolen bases over 100 games this season with Class-AAA Memphis. A native of Wilmette, Ill., Tilson is a career .293 hitter and was named a Texas League All-Star after hitting .295 with four homers and 32 RBI in 2015 with Class-AA Springfield.
"Charlie is a left-handed hitting outfielder whose speed and defensive ability enable him to do a number of things well to help his team win ball games," White Sox senior vice president/general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. "We have liked him as a player since the Cardinals selected him out of New Trier in the second round in 2011."
Tilson was a second-round pick (No. 79 overall) by the Cardinals in the 2011 first-year player draft.
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