MLB Rumors: Chicago White Sox willing to trade for a pitcher early in the season

MLB Rumors: Chicago White Sox willing to trade for a pitcher early in the season

The Chicago White Sox is one of the best teams in baseball this season with a 25-16 record and is at the top of AL Central standings. According to the latest MLB rumors, the White Sox front office is willing to trade for a pitcher even if it’s too early in the season.

The 2016 MLB season is just seven weeks old but the White Sox is looking to improve its pitching as they prepare to maintain their status as one of the top teams in the league. In an appearance on WSCR Radio’s Inside the Clubhouse, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn revealed that they had discussions with other teams regarding a trade.

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“We are prepared to make a big move today if it presents itself. Our timing may not line up with the other 29 clubs just yet. It is a little early in the process. A lot of clubs don’t make those moves until June or July. We are having conversations right now hoping it comes together more quickly than that,” Hahn said via CSN Chicago.

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Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago mentioned on his report that the White Sox needs a backup starter since Mat Latos is struggling and the team just designated starter John Danks for assignment. The 2005 World Series champions were linked with Tim Lincecum, but he chose to stay on the west coast and sign with the Los Angeles Angels.

Levin also noted that the White Sox may try to acquire James Shields from the San Diego Padres or improve their bullpen by pursuing either Andrew Miller or Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees.

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Nonetheless, the White Sox have several pitching options internally like Chris Beck, Scott Carroll, Miguel Gonzalez, Erik Johnson and Anthony Ranaudo.

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