The White Sox continued to trim payroll and re-supply their farm system with prospects on Sunday by trading veteran right-handed reliever Jason Frasor back to the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed minor leaguers Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb.
Jaye, 20, pitched for Advanced Rookie Bluefield of the Appalachian League in 2011, going 3-3 with a 3.00 ERA over 54 innings. He had 49 strikeouts in 13 appearances, including nine starts. Jaye is 6-3, 170 pounds. He was a 17th round pick in the 2010 draft.
Webb, 22, spent most of the 2011 season with Class A Lansing in the Midwest League. He went 4-5 with a 5.59 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 66 innings. Webb is 6-3, 210 pound pounds. Webb was an 18th round pick in the 2009 draft. He is 5-12, 5.11 over 136 innings in two seasons in the minors.
Frasor, 34, was 3-3 with a 3.60 ERA with the Sox and Jays last season. He was acquired from Toronto with pitcher Zach Stewart on July 27 in the trade for Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen. Frasor was 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA for the Sox, who picked up his $3.75 million option for 2012 on Oct. 31.
The trade comes a day after the Sox dealt outfielder Carlos Quentin to the San Diego Padres for two minor league pitchers. In two days, the Sox have probably trimmed $11 million from their payroll by dealing Quentin and Frasor. The White Sox payroll was an all-time high $127 million last year. As it stands now, their obligations for 2012 are probably around $105 million.