White Sox: Yolmer Sanchez news should mean more is coming

Vincent Parise
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The Chicago White Sox have put Yolmer Sanchez on waivers so that should mean that a move following that could be in the near future.

The Chicago White Sox are putting Yolmer Sanchez on outright waivers. He is not going to be the second baseman for the Sox anymore. They have Nick Madrigal in the fold to take over that spot for the foreseeable future. Madrigal, like Sanchez, was a gold glover for the 2019 season. He should be able to come in and be solid with his glove but the hope is that he is a significantly better hitter.

Sanchez was a serviceable hitter during his time but Madrigal could end up being one of the better contact hitters on the team one day. He would get around six million in arbitration and he is just not worth that for where the Sox are in their rebuild. They believe they are going to be playoff contenders in 2020 and upgrading their production from second base is clearly a key to that happening.

This could also mean something else for the White Sox. There is a good chance that they use those six million dollars that they are going to save somewhere else. Nobody should be surprised if the White Sox have a corresponding move in the coming days or weeks. They have already had one of the busier offseasons so far and they are clearly not done. They have a few different needs that they still need to address so moving on from Yolmer Sanchez is likely just the beginning.

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They still need to address the right field position and pitching in order for people to believe that they are going to be legit in 2020. Whether it is via a trade or free agency, those things could be taken care of in relatively short order. Yolmer Sanchez was definitely a fan favorite as far as being a guy that is fun to watch and easy to cheer for but what this move could potentially mean is something they would like even more.

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