Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/13/14
The Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox have made a deal. Not a deal of huge proportions, but the Red Sox did acquire former All-Star reliever Matt Thornton along with cash considerations in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The Red Sox have added a lefty arm for the stretch drive while the White Sox have officially begun their tear down. Thornton is 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA, 18 holds and 21 strikeouts over 40 relief appearances this season. He is 31-35 with a 3.28 ERA and 164 holds in 512 career games with the White Sox. Matt Thornton ranks among Chicago’s all-time relief leaders in appearances (1st), holds (1st), strikeouts (2nd), wins (T3rd) and strikeouts (5th). At 37, he probably doesn’t have a whole lot left in the tank, but he’s a good acquisition for the Red Sox hopes in the LOADED AL East this season. He gives the Red Sox some much needed help in the pen. Brandon Jacobs is hitting  with 11 home runs, 44 RBI, 46 runs scored and 10 stolen bases over 84 games b...
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