The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago White Sox have completed a trade Monday afternoon, exchanging closing pitcher Addison Reed (to D-Backs) for third base prospect Matt Davidson (to White Sox). The Diamondbacks and White Sox have each confirmed the deal.
Reed, 24, went 5-4 with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP with 40 saves in 48 opportunities. He posted a 9.1 SO/9 rate and a 2.9 BB/9 rate. Reed has been able to shut down the hitters in the late innings over the past few seasons. Over his career, Reed is 2-3 with a 3.57 ERA in save situations, saving 69 of his 86 career opportunities. Expect Reed to add to a Diamondbacks team that ranked 25th-worst in the MLB in saves in 2013. Reed will be able to fill that hole that they had there last season.
In return, the White Sox receive 22-year-old third baseman Matt Davidson. Davidson was the MVP of the 2013 Futures Game at Citi Field, was named a PCL midseason All-Star, and won the Triple-A home run derby. Heading into the 2013 season, Baseball America ranked Davidson as the 4th best prospect in the Diamondbacks organization and the 88th best prospect overall. In 2013, Davidson hit .280/.350/.481 with 17 home runs and 74 RBI in 115 games with the Reno Aces (D-Backs Triple-A). He will likely be the starting third baseman for the White Sox in 2014.