CLEARWATER, Fla. --- A day after earning a save against his former organization, Toronto Blue Jays righthander Kyle Drabek was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox.
Drabek, 27, is the former touted starting pitching prospect the Phillies traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in the December 2009 trade for Roy Halladay. Travis d'Arnaud, now catching for the New York Mets, and outfielder Michael Taylor, who retired from baseball earlier this month, were the other prospects included in that trade.
Drabek, the son of 1990 National League Cy Young Award winner Doug Drabek, has seen his career derailed by a pair of Tommy John surgeries. He recorded a 4.18 ERA last season in 32 triple-A outings, 13 of which were starts. He pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the Blue Jays against the Phillies in Dunedin on Thursday.
The White Sox now have two of the Phillies' recent first-round draft picks in Drabek (18th overall in 2006) and Joe Savery (19th overall in 2007). Savery, a lefthander, is in the White Sox' minor league camp.