The Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics agreed to swap former Midwest League players Sunday morning.
The White Sox traded DH/1B Adam Dunn (1999 Rockford Reds/2000 Dayton Dragons) and cash considerations to the A’s for minor-league pitcher Nolan Sanburn (2013 Beloit Snappers).
Dunn had played for the White Sox since signing with the team as a free agent in December 2010. He came up to the major leagues with the Cincinnati Reds, who drafted him in 1998.
As a Reds farmhand, Dunn played two seasons in the Midwest League. In 1999, he batted .307 with 11 HR, 44 RBI and 21 SB in 93 games with the Rockford Reds. In 2000, he batted .281 with 16 HR, 79 RBI and 24 SB in 122 games with the Dayton Dragons.
Sanburn, 23, pitched briefly for the Beloit Snappers last year, going 1-3 with a 1.38 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 26 IP. He went 3-1 with a 3.28 ERA, six saves, and 73 strikeouts in 71.1 IP for the High-A Stockton Ports this season.