White Sox acquire outfielder Charlie Tilson from St. Louis for LHP Zach Duke

The Chicago White Sox have acquired outfielder Charlie Tilson from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for left-handed pitcher Zach Duke.
 
Tilson, 23, is hitting .282 (99-351) with 16 doubles, eight triples, four home runs, 34 RBI, 53 runs scored, 15 stolen bases and a .345 on-base percentage over 100 games with Class AAA Memphis this season. His eight triples are tied for the third-most in the Pacific Coast League. Tilson is hitting .380 (38-100) vs. left-handers in 2016.
 
"Charlie is a left-handed hitting outfielder whose speed and defensive ability enable him to do a number of things well to help his team win ball games," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager. "We have liked him as a player since the Cardinals selected him out of New Trier in the second round in 2011."
 
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound Tilson spent the entire 2015 season with Class AA Springfield and was named a Texas League All-Star after hitting .295 (159-539) with 20 doubles, nine triples, four homers, 32 RBI, 85 runs scored, 46 stolen bases and a .351 on-base percentage. He led the TL in stolen bases, hits, triples and at-bats, and led Cardinals' farmhands in runs scored and hits.
 
Tilson, a native of Wilmette, Illinois and graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, was named to the Florida State League All-Star team in 2014, and was rated by Baseball America as the Fastest Baserunner in the Cardinals organization in 2013 and the Best Defensive Outfielder in 2012.
 
Tilson is a career .293 hitter (538-1,836) with 59 doubles, 33 triples, 19 home runs, 154 RBI, 265 runs scored, 89 stolen bases and a .346 on-base percentage in 471 games over five seasons (2011-13, '14-16) in the St. Louis minor-league system. He originally was selected by the Cardinals in the second round (79th overall) of the June 2011 First-Year Player Draft.
 
Duke, 33, went 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA (11 ER/37.2 IP), one save, 20 holds and 42 strikeouts over 53 relief appearances this season, his second with the White Sox.