The White Sox rebuild continued on Tuesday with the news of Anthony Swarzak getting dealt to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Ken Rosenthal first reported the Brewers' interest in the trade and Jon Heyman later confirmed the deal was happening.
sources: anthony swarzak is going to the brewers in a trade— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 25, 2017
CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes confirmed the trade and identified the prospect the White Sox got back from the Brewers.
#WhiteSox getting Ryan Cordell back from Brewers for Anthony Swarzak.— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB) July 25, 2017
Ryan Cordell is a 25-year-old outfielder who was playing in Milwaukee's Triple-A affiliate Colorado Springs. He was hitting .284 with a .349 on-base percentage and a .506 slugging percentage.
Swarzak's last outing with the White Sox was the save he earned in Monday's 3-1 win at the Cubs. It was his first career save.
Swarzak had a breakout season with the White Sox. The 31-year-old had a 2.23 ERA, the lowest of his career, while also posting the highest strikeout rate of his career. Swarzak had 52 strikeoust in 48 1/3 innings.
The Brewers will be Swarzak's fifth major league team since he debuted with the Minnesota Twins in 2009.
In return for Swarzak, the White Sox didn't get a top prospect at the same level of the previous trades this season. Cordell is ranked the No. 17 Brewers prospect by MLB Pipeline. He was a two-way player his freshman year at Liberty before dropping pitching.
Cordell is noted for his athleticism and can play center field, but he also hit 19 home runs last season in Double-A Frisco in 445 plate appearances. He played throughout the outfield and even played various spots in the infield when he was in the Texas Rangers' system.
This is the second straight year Cordell has been dealt at the deadline. He was sent from the Rangers to the Brewers last year in a trade that moved Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress to Texas.