Friday, May 11, 2007
White Sox Send Hunter to Houston for Harang
The Chicago White Sox, in an effort to acquire a young pitching arm, sent centerfielder Torii Hunter to Houston for rookie pitcher Aaron Harang. The teams also swapped 2003 draft picks with Chicago picking up Houston's second round pick in exchange for a third rounder.
Hunter, struggling this season for Sox, is hitting only .217 with 6 HR's and 25 RBI's. Torri was acquired during the 2001 season from Minnesota in exchange for the Sox' #1 Draft Pick. Ironically, that #1 pick ended up being the Lottery Winner as the Twins selected Carlos Zambrano.
Aaron Harang had just one start this season for the 'Stros: 8 IP, 1 Hit, and 9 K's.