When the Arizona Diamondbacks traded Edwin Jackson to the Chicago White Sox, they received in return right-handed pitcher Dan Hudson along with minor league pitcher David Holmberg. The goal of the deal was two-fold, reduce existing payroll and set the team up with pitching that can be financially controlled for a longer period of time.

It is no secret that Jackson did not live up to expectations during his time with the Diamondbacks. Arizona had hoped he would return to the dominating form that make him a critical piece of the Tampa Bay Rays 2008 World Series team. Instead Jackson struggled with his control while pitching in Arizona and especially lately saw his effectiveness falter.


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