Sox trade Wheaton Academy grad Cousins to Yankees

The White Sox sent right-handed pitcher Jake Cousins to the New York Yankees for cash considerations on Sunday.

Cousins is a St. Charles native and Wheaton Academy graduate. He signed with the White Sox as a free agent during the winter, did well in spring training and opened the season with the Triple A Charlotte Knights.

After playing at the University of Pennsylvania and getting drafted by Washington in 2017, Cousins kept his baseball dreams alive by playing for both the independent league Schaumburg Boomers and Chicago Dogs from 2019-20. He made his major-league debut with Milwaukee in 2021 and had a couple of productive years with the Brewers, posting a 2.70 ERA in both '21 and '22.

An elbow injury midway through the '22 season set him back. Cousins appeared in nine games for the Brewers last summer, then was claimed off waivers by Houston and finished the season in Triple A.

Cousins is the cousin of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins, who lived in Barrington prior to his high school years.

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