The Chicago White Sox have acquired 31-year old righty reliever Brett Myers and cash from the Houston Astros for 22-year old lefty starting pitcher Blair Walters, 21-year old righty starting pitcher Matt Heidenreich and a player to be named later. Myers pitched in 35 games (0 starts) for the Astros this year and he was 0-4 with 19 saves, a 3.52 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. He has now pitched in 342 games (249 starts) in his first 11 years in the majors and he is 94-89 with 40 saves, a 4.22 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Initially, Myers will set-up for Addison Reed, but he could replace him as the closer at any time.
Blair Walters came into this season as the White Sox’ #26 prospect according to Baseball America. He pitched in 18 games (all starts) in A-ball this year and he was 4-6 with a 3.96 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Matt Heidenreich was not a highly though of prospect for the White Sox. He pitched in 18 games (all starts) in A+AA-ball last year and he was 9-4 with a 3.95 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP.
As long as the player to be named later in his deal is not a prime time prospect, the White Sox made out well in this deal.