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The White Sox were among the many teams that showed an interest in the available junior athletics, Shawn Mind And Frankie Montas On the Chicago target list. Manaea has since been taken to the Padres, with USA Today’s Bob Nightengale stating that the White Sox “roughly” landed Manaea instead, still looking at Montas. However, A wants for a young little passenger Andrew Fon Again in return, sex rejects the request.

It’s no surprise that the A’s have made such a huge demand, considering that Montas is under the team’s control through the 2023 season. Likewise, it’s only natural that the White Sox would not be eager to part with a former star who was already in the big business less than two years after being named to the position. 3rd overall in the 2019 draft.

Oakland may also be looking to capitalize on Chicago’s surprising lack of depth of tone, as Lance Lin (Knee surgery) will be on the injured list until late May and Lucas Giolito (Tightness of the abdomen) He’s also about to put him on IL for what looks like the majority of April. The White Sox recently signed Johnny Quitobut the veteran will need some extra time after he misses all spring training, and may not be available for a few weeks anyway.

stop dylanAnd Dallas KyuchelAnd Michael KubischAnd Vince Velasquez They are now the top four in the White Sox rotation, with Rinaldo LopezAnd Jimmy Lambertor Tanner Banks Candidates to fill in Giolito. The addition of a Montas-caliber pitcher would be a huge help in the near future and beyond, as this is Keuchel’s last guaranteed season, and it seems unlikely that the Sox will exercise the club’s $20 million option on his services for 2023.

Then again, Vaughn is also a potential long-term answer as an obvious successor to the 35-year-old Jose AbreuHe is also in the final season of his contract. There is still a strong chance that the Sox will sign Abreu on another stretch, so Vaughn could play a first base/timeshare DH with Abreu, or perhaps see more time as a corner player, even if Vaughn isn’t ideally suited to playing off the field. .

Another complicating factor is that the White Sox can also use Vaughn’s racket at the moment, since the injury error has also spread to the center player’s side. Yuan Moncada He is at 10 days IL with tilted strain and AJ Bullock He left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury, although Bullock doesn’t think the injury is too serious.

Vaughn .235/.309/.396 with 15 Homers made over 469 appearances in the 2021 Junior season, resulting in 93 OPS+/94 wRC+. Those are certainly respectable numbers for a player’s first taste of the disciplines, especially since Vaughn still has little professional experience overall. After being drafted, Vaughn played in 55 minor league games in 2019, but then saw no official game action at all in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season, instead doing his job at an alternate training site in Chicago. Vaughn spoke with The Athletic’s James Vegan about his rookie year and the adjustments he’s made on the plate and on the field, which includes even taking some ground players at third base as a potential reserve option in Moncada’s absence.

Between Vaughn’s potential pedigree and his great readiness for the league, he’s the type of player players have traditionally targeted in the commercial market, particularly during recent sales to high-profile veterans. proverbs Christian BachShea Languliers Adrian MartinezAnd Kevin SmithAnd Adam Oller They have all been acquired since the end of the lockdown period, with Pache, Smith and Oller already on the active list.

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