White Sox: Three Possible Designated Hitter Options for 2018

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Carlos Gonzalez has been a staple in the Colorado Rockies lineup for many years. But he might find himself with a new team to start 2018. The 32-year-old had his worst season in a Rockies uniform in 2017 but had a strong finish to the year.

With the Rockies potentially going in another direction, Gonzalez could be a solid fit for the Sox in 2018. Last season, Gonzalez hit .262 with 14 home runs and 57 RBIs in 136 games for Colorado. Over nine seasons with the Rockies, Gonalez hit 211 home runs with 685 RBIs for the Rockies while being selected to the All-Star Game three times.

Gonzalez could still have a lot left in the tank and would make a nice addition to a Sox clubhouse featuring many young talented players. Although he hit under 20 home runs in more than 120 games played for the first time in his career, Gonzalez hit six home runs in the final month of the season in 2017. Gonzalez could be the best DH option out of the aforementioned players, and wouldn’t hurt the Sox current rebuild.