Chicago White Sox: Potential Waiver Wire Options
Jul 28, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) fields a ground ball against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Brandon Phillips is owed a lot of money over the rest of his contract, and the Cincinnati Reds would love to free up payroll flexibility with stalwart closer Aroldis Chapman headed toward free agency following the 2016 season as he has his final year of arbitration following this season.
Phillips is signed through the 2018 season, when he will be 37 years old. I previously outlined Phillips and how he would fit with the organization about two months ago when I suggested the White Sox make a play for the second baseman when Carlos Sanchez was struggling. Many of those reasons still apply, and the White Sox can shift Carlos Sanchez to third and allow Saladino to replace Gordon Beckham on the bench.
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