White Sox still in search of left-handed power

AP Photo/John Minchillo

The White Sox have a lot of new faces in camp this year, including Todd Frazier, Jimmy Rollins, Brett Lawrie, and Alex Avila. Still, the club is in search of left-handed power, Bruce Levine notes for CBS Chicago. Reds outfielder Jay Bruce and Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez are among the players they’re targeting.

Bruce nearly went to the Blue Jays in a three-team deal that also included the Angels, but the deal fell through. The rebuilding Reds would still, presumably, have interest in moving the veteran as part of their rebuilding process. The White Sox already acquired Frazier from the Reds over the offseason, and the Reds also moved closer Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees.

The Rockies did have a surplus of starting outfielders following the Gerardo Parra signing, but they traded Corey Dickerson to the Rays. But the club is in a transition phase of its own and would presumably like to capitalize on Gonzalez’s value before he hits free agency after the 2017 season.