White Sox outfield could change
March, 11, 2014
By AJ Mass | ESPN Insider
Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago writes that "multiple reports have said teams are coming to the White Sox with interest" in outfielder Alejandro De Aza. "Expected to be the fourth outfielder this season, De Aza is actually the highest-paid outfielder on the team, set to make $4.25 million this season," Padilla points out.
Part of the reason that De Aza might be expendable is the strong spring play of Jordan Danks, who Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago writes "continues to do everything he can to make management's decision a difficult one." Hayes adds that Danks "has caught manager Robin Ventura's attention, though it might not matter because Avisail Garcia, Adam Eaton, De Aza and Dayan Viciedo are all on a roster with little wiggle room."
According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, the front office of the Minnesota Twins are "fans" of the White Sox outfielder. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe seconds the idea that the Twins might make a pitch for De Aza.
Buster OlneyPlayers I'd reach for in fantasy
"Avisail Garcia 22 years old, and in his first 95 games in the big leagues, he hit .289. He doesn't take walks -- he has 12 in 307 plate appearances -- but he’s an underrated athlete who could bat near the top of the Chicago lineup in a ballpark that favors right-handed hitters like him. Could it be another year before Garcia settles in? Sure. But I bet that you could get Garcia late in your draft and see it pay off. "