The Chicago White Sox need a right fielder really bad and there might be a pretty good one headed to Chicago sooner than later.
Everybody knows that the Chicago White Sox went into the offseason with an agenda. There were some clear positions of need in the organization that they know they needed to fix in order to have a realistic chance at 2020 being a good year for them. One of those positions in the right field position. They have Eloy Jimenez set to play in left while they hope Luis Robert plays center field. Chicago believes that this duo could be two-thirds of the outfield for the next decade or more.
If those guys can both have good years in 2020 then filling a void in the right-field spot would go a long way. One guy who is rumored to come in and take that position is Marcell Ozuna. Ozuna spent his first five Major League seasons with the Miami Marlins before spending the last two with the St. Louis Cardinals. Now his time is likely up there and the White Sox has come up as a potential buyer. This is a believable notion because of how bad the White Sox could use a player like this for a few years.
There is no doubt that he wouldn’t be the long term right fielder beyond 2020 or 2021 but he would certainly be a good bandage out there. He hit .241 and had 28 home runs, 80 runs scored, and 89 RBIs in 2019. That would be a significant upgrade over every right fielder’s bat they have thrown out there over the years. Adding Ozuna to this lineup would be so sweet for the makeup of this team in 2020. He could slot in either near the top of the lineup or towards the bottom and he would have a positive impact.
He would be put in around a bunch of superstar hitters so his numbers from 2019 could even be built on if he gets put in the right situation. Hopefully, these rumors are true and Rick Hahn is able to get his hands on a pretty good outfielder. The White Sox are committed to winning in 2020 and signing Ozuna would certainly help prove that.