Saturday Review: White Sox Allow Matt Davidson to Train As Pitcher
White Sox slugger will work on pitching this offseason as he performed well this past season as a position player on the mound in mop-up duty for the team.
Matt Davidson pitched three scoreless innings this past season for the White Sox. Davidson isn’t a true major league pitcher as he only pitched for the Sox in games they were clearly out of in 2018. However, he did very well for a position player that pitched and he will work on his pitching this offseason.
Matt Davidson to work on pitching in offseason-whitesox.com
According to Scott Merkin of whitesox.com, Davidson will continue working on realizing his dream of pitching this offseason. The Sox will allow Davidson to work on his pitching this offseason at the team’s training complex in Glendale, Ariz. Davidson isn’t guaranteed to be a part of the Sox pitching staff in 2019 according to Merkin, but he will get his chance to be evaluated for his pitching this offseason.
With Astros eliminated, let’s rank their free agents by possibility of coming to White Sox-NBC Sports Chicago
The Houston Astros were eliminated from the postseason on Thursday as they were defeated in five games by the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS. With the upcoming offseason, the Astros will have many players that will be free agents. The Sox have a chance to bolster their roster with free agent signings and many of those players could come from the Houston Astros.
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Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago ranked the Astros upcoming free agents by their possibility of signing with the Sox this offseason. The Astros upcoming free agents include Dallas Keuchel, Marwin Gonzalez, Tony Sipp, and Charlie Morton. Each of these players could be nice signings for the Sox this offseason as they look to add veterans to their young team.
A rundown of White Sox option decisions and Rule 5 protections-The Athletic (subscription required)
James Fegan of The Athletic takes a look at the players the White Sox could protect from the Rule 5 Draft this offseason and players that are either out of minor league options or close to having none left. The Sox won’t have a lot of long-term contractual obligations and will be in a position to add free agents to their team.
With players such as Juan Minaya not having any minor league options remaining, the team could make some tough decisions in the offseason. Other players such as Seby Zavala, Jordan Guerrero, and Spencer Adams will need to be added to the 40-man roster in order to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft.