This is a 2013 photo of Matt Thornton of the Chicago White Sox baseball team. This image reflects the White Sox active roster as of Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Matt Thornton throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, July 7, 2012. The White Sox won 2-0. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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In the first of what could be many trades for the White Sox in advance of the July 31 nonwaiver deadline, veteran relief pitcher Matt Thornton was sent to Boston for minor-league outfielder Brandon Jacobs.