Alejandro De Aza was sent to the Cincinnati Reds for top pitching prospect and South Side native Tony Cingrani. Cingrani, 23, was a 3rd round pick by the Reds in 2011 out of Rice University. The Lincoln Way grad began the year at A+ Bakersfield and went 5-1 with a 1.11 ERA over 10 starts. He was moved to AA Pensacola and was 5-3 witha 2.12 ERA.
The 6'4 lefty was called up to Cincinnati and threw five innings out of the bullpen and struck out nine with a 1.80 ERA. Cingrani is expected to compete with Hector Santiago for a spot in the White Sox rotation in 2013.
De Aza was made available when the White Sox traded for Andrew McCutchen. He will fit in nicely with the Reds in center field.
In other news, the White Sox also brought back Jose Contreras who underwent elbow surgery last July. He is expected to be an key piece out of the Sox bullpen. Jose will also be on hand at Sox Fest to sign all of your 2005 photos.