Thursday, November 1, 2012
Rick Hahn deals Kenny Williams Jr.
By Bruce Levine
Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn made his first trade since taking over from Ken Williams on Oct. 25. The oddity of the deal had Williams' son, Kenny Williams Jr., going to the Colorado Rockies for their former manager Jim Tracy's son, Mark.
The younger Williams played at Double-A Birmingham in 2012, hitting .250 with 18 doubles and 30 runs RBIs. The 26-year-old outfielder was drafted by the White Sox in the sixth round of the 2008 draft.
Tracy, 24, hit .264 at Class-A Modesto in 2012.
Ken Williams was promoted to executive vice president when Hahn was elevated to his new position last week. Hahn said he would confer with Williams and team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf on big trades and free-agent signings.
Hahn made his first major transaction Tuesday, signing veteran right-hander Jake Peavy to a two-year, $29 million contract with a third-year vesting option for 2015. The team also picked up the $9.5 million option on right-hander Gavin Floyd for 2013.