The Diamondbacks acquired Brandon Jacobs from the White Sox to complete the Adam Eaton trade earlier on Tuesday. Jacobs 244/.320/.407 with 13 homers, 66 RBI and 12 steals in 127 games in the minors last season.
The White Sox have traded reliever Matt Thornton and cash to the Red Sox for minor-league outfielder Brandon Jacobs, Comcast SportsNet Chicago reports.Thornton went 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 40 relief appearances for Chicago. Jacobs recently was promoted to Triple-A. He batted .246/.334/.444 with 11 homers, 45 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 297 at-bats in the minors.
Red Sox outfield prospect Brandon Jacobs is returning to high Class A Salem to begin the 2013 season, reports WEEI.com. However, Jacobs will have the chance to play his way to Double-A Portland early in the season. Jacobs hit .252 in 2012 for Salem after batting .303 with a .505 slugging percentage in 2011 for low Class A Greenville. Jacobs is batting .270 with a .445 slugging percentage in 301 career games.