Chicago White Sox: Three players to trade after COVID-19

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Chicago White Sox Leury Garcia
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2B/SS/OF. Chicago White Sox. Leury Garcia. 2. player. 128.

The Chicago White Sox have a really nice depth piece in Leury Garcia. He proved that he is a valuable asset with some of his play in 2019. However, he isn’t a guy that is considered a part of the core for the future. In fact, moving him for some prospects or cash might be something worth considering for the White Sox under a few different circumstances.

In 2019, he didn’t play much second base. That spot primarily belonged to Yolmer Sanchez. Well, Yolmer is gone so Garcia was slated to be that guy at the start of the season. The fact remains that Nick Madrigal is the second baseman of the future. Whenever he is called up, Leury is likely a full-time bench player waiting for some playing time.

Yes, he can play outfield and shortstop but those spots are also taken. Nomar Mazara was brought in to be the right fielder and Luis Robert should be the full-time center fielder for the next decade or more.  Eloy Jimenez is the left fielder and Tim Anderson is at shortstop so Leury is the odd man out if they want Madrigal getting full-time reps. It might take them a while to move him or they could keep him as a nice guy to come off the bench but he is a candidate to be moved if they had to move someone.