No longer quiet at the Winter Meetings, White Sox trade for Brett Lawrie

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NASHVILLE - During a few interactionsย with the press during the annual baseball meetings this December, Rick Hahn has made it clear he's not in the market to do anything drastic to change the franchise.

Many will ask about his young pitchers like Carlos Rodon, Chris Sale or Jose Quintana, but he's not going to rush into anything.

"The goal is to get the best club together as possible by opening day," said Hahn. "Certainly it's my strong preference to address as many needs as we can as quickly as we can."

After quiet couple of days in Nashville, Hahn was able to pull the trigger for a position in need on his team.

On Wednesday night the White Sox completed a trade for Athletics' third baseman Brett Lawrie in exchange for minor league pitchers Zachary Erwin and J.B. Wendelken.

After the move, Lawrie posted this to his Twitter account.

The move adds some depth to a position that is light on the roster for the White Sox at the moment. Rookie Tyler Saladino played the second half of the season at third following the trade of Conor Gillaspie to Angels in July.

Lawrie is a five-year MLB veteran who spent his first four seasons with Toronto before being traded to Oakland in the Josh Donaldson trade. He batted .260 with 16 homers and 60 RBIs in his one season in Oakland while posting a 93.7 fielding percentage in 149 games at third base.

"We want to keep adding and keep improving the offense," said Hahn. "We're pleased with the improvements we've made thus far but in our mind we hope to continue and we don't feel like we're done."