Jake Burger

White Sox trade Jake Burger to Marlins

The White Sox traded Jake Burger to the Marlins for their No. 4 prospect

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The White Sox traded Jake Burger to the Miami Marlins for pitching prospect Jake Eder, the team announced. The news was first reported by Craig Mish.

Burger, 27, has been one of the best bats for the White Sox this season. While hitting a lowly .214 this season, he has 25 home runs to his name, the second-most on the team. His .806 is the third-best on the team, too.

Eder, 24, is the Marlins' fourth-best overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. A 6-foot-4 left-handed pitcher, he has a 4.25 ERA through six starts in Double-A this season.

The White Sox originally drafted Burger with the No. 11 pick in the 2017 MLB draft.

He endured two Achilles injuries that kept him out of the loop. He didn't play any baseball for three years after enduring a torn Achilles during spring training in 2018, then a subsequent re-tear 2 1/2 months after the initial surgery.

This season, he finally cracked into the everyday rotation on a semi-permanent basis, bringing a noteworthy bat and surprising speed with him.

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