Third base is a position the White Sox needed to address this winter. And they did just that on the third day of MLB’s Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lawrie produced a disappointing .260/.299/.407 batting line in 602 plate appearances this past season for Oakland, but he did manage 16 home runs and he played in a career-high 149 games. That power stroke should work a little better for him at U.S. Cellular Field.
Erwin, a fourth-round pick in 2015 out of Clemson University, posted 1.34 ERA, 0.967 WHIP, and 30/7 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings this summer between rookie-level Great Falls and Low-A Kannapolis.
Wendelken, a 13th-round pick in 2012, is really more of a throw-in.