Minnesota Twins Division Spotlight: Deals and Rumors in the AL Central

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 25: Closing pitcher Brandon Kintzler
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 25: Closing pitcher Brandon Kintzler /
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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 30: Melky Cabrera
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 30: Melky Cabrera /

Chicago White Sox: Moves already made

April 8: Signed Mike Pelfrey
April 8: Signed Ryan Raburn
May 26: Traded Ryan Raburn to Washington Nationals for PTBNL or cash
June 6: Signed Bobby Parnell
June 9: Claimed Alen Hanson off waivers from Pittsburgh Pirates
June 21: Signed Grant Green
July 13: Traded Jose Quintana to Chicago Cubs for Dylan Cease, Bryant Flete, Eloy Jimenez, and Matt Rose
July 19: Traded Todd Frazier, Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson to the New York Yankees for Ian Clarkin, Tito Polo, Blake Rutherford and Tyler Clippard
July 24: Signed Danny Farquhar
July 24: Purchased Mark Lowe and Jean Machi from Seattle Mariners
July 26: Traded Anthony Swarzak to Milwaukee Brewers for Ryan Cordell
July 27: Traded Dan Jennings to Tampa Bay Rays for Casey Gillaspie

The White Sox have been busy for sure, starting in the offseason of last year, when they traded away ace Chris Sale and outfielder Adam Eaton. This season has seen the team bring in multiple relievers as they’ve traded more away, along with the major trade of Quintana.

Chicago White Sox: Players/needs still to address

Avisail Garcia likely hurt the White Sox trade opportunities with him when he was recently injured and will be on the DL through the trade deadline, requiring extra clearance to move. Otherwise the only other position player that’s really likely to be shopped is outfielder Melky Cabrera.

The White Sox have cleaned out their bullpen, but there are some interesting options in their starting rotation to move in Derek Holland, Miguel Gonzalez, and Mike Pelfrey. As Carlos Rodon is healthy and pitchers like Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito begin to show their readiness in AAA, opening a spot for them to get some major league time this season could be a push, if not at the non-waiver deadline, certainly by August 31st’s waiver trade deadline.

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