Jake Eder was heading out to shag fly balls when he heard his title on tv.
“I circled and noticed that after which received a bunch of calls from the Marlins, from the White Sox, telling me what was occurring,” Eder mentioned throughout a video convention Wednesday.
The left-handed minor-league pitcher discovered he had been traded from the Miami Marlins group to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for infielder Jake Burger on Aug. 1.
“The fast response, I used to be simply type of fired as much as be part of a brand new group and simply decide up the place I left off there,” Eder mentioned.
Eder was certainly one of six pitchers the Sox acquired in strikes by the Aug. 1 commerce deadline. He joined right-hander Nick Nastrini and lefty Ky Bush at Double-A Birmingham.
Nastrini, right-hander Jordan Leasure and veteran outfielder Trayce Thompson had been acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitchers Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly on July 28. Leasure is at Triple-A Charlotte.
Bush and switch-hitting catcher Edgar Quero had been the returns for the deal that despatched pitchers Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo López to the Los Angeles Angels on July 26. Quero additionally performs for Birmingham.
Proper-hander Juan Carela, who joined the group from the New York Yankees in change for Keynan Middleton, is at Class A Winston-Salem whereas right-hander Luis Patiño, who the Sox received from Tampa Bay in change for money issues, is with Charlotte.
Quero (No. 3), Eder (No. 5), Nastrini (No. 6) and Bush (No. 9) are within the prime 10 on the Sox prospect list rankings by MLB.com.
“Jake Eder’s my roommate, Ky Bush and I’ve been speaking a complete bunch (and) Quero, we’ve been speaking a bunch,” Nastrini mentioned in a video convention name Thursday. “We’ve all type of jelled and bonded fairly rapidly. It’s undoubtedly good to be round these guys.
“It’s good to see how good they’re as a result of there’s a little bit little bit of a contest consider there, too. You’re like, ‘All proper, they did this, I’ve received to do that.’ It’s been good to be round these guys and it’s undoubtedly good to see that there’s a core group of younger gamers within the minor-league system that may type of progress via collectively and assist carry a World Sequence to the White Sox. That’s what all of us need to do.”
Nastrini, 23, is 1-0 with a 6.97 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his first two begins with the Barons. In line with MLB.com, he was the No. 9 prospect within the Dodgers group on the time of the commerce.
“After I can throw my fastball, my changeup, and type of put it no matter I need, that’s after I know the day’s going to be particular,” he mentioned. “You’ve simply type of received to select up and get going if you get to a brand new group, make associates as rapidly as potential, talk with the teaching workers, with the supervisor. I’ve had nothing however good issues to say in regards to the transition.”
Eder, 24, allowed two runs in two innings in his first begin with the Barons on Aug. 6. In line with MLB.com, he was the No. 4 prospect within the Marlins group on the time of the commerce.
“I mainly pitch off my fastball so after I’m commanding that I can throw breaking balls and changeups off that they usually’ll tunnel as properly,” he mentioned.
Eder made his season debut on June 4 after lacking all of 2022 whereas recovering from Tommy John surgical procedure.
“I believe adversity launched you to your self, so one, being away from the sport for that lengthy and never with the ability to compete and conserving that mentality there each day was one thing I grew into and practiced day by day,” Eder mentioned. “And I discovered so much about my physique, talked to a whole lot of new individuals all through the rehab course of and discovered about my arm, discovered about my mechanics extra and simply discovered about higher methods to arrange my physique going into the season.”
Bush, 23, was 0-1 with an 8.64 ERA after his first two begins with the Barons. He was ranked the No. 3 prospect within the Angels group by MLB.com on the time of the commerce.
“I attempt to not waste any pitches,” Bush mentioned throughout a video convention name on Aug. 4. “The fastball has been my greatest pitch. The curveball has come a great distance within the final 12 months, been actually proud of that. It’s simply fine-tuning and with the ability to have 4 weapons.
“I really feel like I used to be in a great place with the Angels and being traded, it’s at all times good to be traded for large leaguers. It’s cool to see understanding I’m in a fairly great place with the White Sox.”
Sox starter Jesse Scholtens pitched properly, however bumped into hassle within the seventh inning of a 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday in entrance of 29,851 at Assured Charge Area.
Scholtens allowed three runs on six hits with 5 strikeouts and three walks in 6 1/3 innings. All three runs got here within the seventh because the Sox noticed a 2-0 lead slip away.
Tyrone Taylor tied the rating with a 2-run double in opposition to Scholtens. Taylor scored on a two-out single by William Contreras in opposition to reliever Bryan Shaw.
“Felt good, (catcher Yasmani Grandal) and I had a fairly good sport plan going,” Scholtens mentioned. ” Sadly in that final inning, (I) didn’t execute. That’s type of all that stands out proper now.”
Yoán Moncada had two hits, together with a solo residence run, within the loss.