(670 The Score) New White Sox general manager Chris Getz made his first notable trade late Thursday night.
Chicago traded lefty reliever Aaron Bummer to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for five players: right-hander Mike Soroka, left-hander Jared Shuster, infielder Nicky Lopez, infielder Braden Shewmake and right-hander Riley Gowens.
Soroka, 26, played at Triple-A for most of the 2023 season, posting a 3.41 ERA in in 17 starts at that level. He also had a 6.40 ERA in 32 1/3 innings across seven appearances for the Braves last season. He has a career 3.32 ERA over four MLB seasons.
After suffering a torn Achilles tendon in August 2020, Soroka missed most of the following two seasons. He was the National League Rookie of the Year runner-up in 2019, when he had a 2.68 ERA in 29 starts.
Schuster, 25, had a 5.81 ERA in 11 starts for the Braves last season. He also had a 5.58 ERA in 16 starts at Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves selected Schuster in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft.
Lopez, 29, hit .231 with one homer and 25 RBIs in 94 games split between the Royals and Braves in 2023. He’s a career .249 hitter in five MLB seasons.
Shewmake, 26, hit .234 with 16 homers and 69 RBIs at Triple-A Gwinnett last season. The Braves selected Shewmake in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft.
Gowens, 24, posted a 1.15 ERA in 15 2/3 innings split between the Rookie League Braves and Class-A Augusta in 2023.
Bummer, 30, had been in the White Sox organization since the team drafted him in 2014. He posted a 3.84 ERA in seven MLB seasons for Chicago.