Chicago White Sox need an upgrade at 2nd base

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Howie Kendrick

Jun 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick (left) throws to first to put out San Diego Padres right fielder

Matt Kemp

(not pictured) during the fourth inning as shortstop

Jimmy Rollins

(11) looks on at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

While this move may take a little more to make, it is not unrealistic. Kendrick is playing on a very crowded Dodgers roster that is still congested despite moving former White Sox player Juan Uribe at the end of May.

While the outfield gets the media attention for being overflowing with players, especially with Yasiel Puig returning from the disabled list (where he ended up with a hamstring injury) a week ago, the infield has a lot of depth as well.

Given the emergence of Alex Guerrero and top prospect Corey Seager waiting in AAA Oklahoma City, coupled with Kendrick’s pending free-agency this winter, the move would make sense from a Dodgers’ perspective.

In the final year of a 4yr/33.5 million dollar contract that he signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the 31-year old is making a reasonable $9.5 million this season.

Since it is a walk year for Kendrick the Sox could probably get him for a little less than what the Dodgers gave up for him, especially with how well Guerrero has played for those in Dodger Blue. (Kendrick was flipped for a top pitching prospect, Andrew Heaney, who was the #30 prospect in baseball prior to the 2014 season.) Kendrick would be an obvious and significant upgrade at second for the Sox.

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