Jul 17, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Justin Upton (10) watches the flight of his eighth inning home run against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Justin Upton has already been connected to the team, and it would not be unusual for the White Sox to make a splashy move such as outfielder Alex Rios or outfielder Manny Ramirez – and Upton would be no different.
Avisail Garcia has struggled at the plate of late and still has one minor league option left. Perhaps a trip to Charlotte will allow him to revisit his approach at the plate and give the big club a temporary boost that comes with acquiring a proven outfielder to round out the rest of the season. Seeing that he will be a free agent at the end of the year, there is little risk in putting a waiver claim on the former number-one overall pick.
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