New White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has been moving quickly in his first few days on the job, and he traded former GM Kenny Williams' to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.
Rick Hahn was recently promoted to the position of Chicago White Sox general manager, and in one of his first moves he traded Kenny Williams Jr., son of former White Sox GM and current team executive vice president Kenny Williams, to the Rockies for first baseman Mark Tracy.
The organization drafted Williams Jr. in the sixth round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft, and he spent the last two seasons with Double-A Birmingham, where he posted a combined line of .294/.330/.624 over 653 plate appearances.
With Mark Tracy, the Sox get the 24-year-old son of former manager Jim Tracy. The Rockies drafted Tracy in the 22nd round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft, and the right-handed first baseman spent the 2012 season at High-A Modesto. This past season he posted a .264/.310/.448 batting line, so Hahn must see some hidden potential in Tracy that has yet to surface.
The White Sox have plenty of big decisions to make this season, but Hahn is also working quietly behind the scenes and making smaller moves as he tries to mold this team using his philosophy as a GM.