Imagine a world where the White Sox move Eloy Jimenez to become a designated hitter. If he is willing and capable, they are going to need a defensive replacement. It would pend on him becoming a player who has a good DH mindset. A potential player to play left field in that situation would be Michael Brantley. They could even look to him to be the backup left fielder and DH himself. He was brilliant for the Astros during the 2020 season so taking a chance on him would be worth it.
He could provide so much depth to this team if there are injuries or position trials. In 46 games played this season. he slashed .300/.364/.476. He hit five home runs, had 22 RBIs, and had a .840 OPS. It was a good season for him at 33 years old.
He also knows the American League Central very well. He played for the Cleveland Indians for ten years which isn’t a minor sample size. He knows Guaranteed Rate Field well along with the ballparks in Minnesota, Cleveland, Detroit, and Kansas City. That is a big bonus when you come to Chicago to play for the White Sox.
There is a chance that the White Sox look at one of these guys and there is a chance they don’t even think about it. They all will come with a little bit of baggage because of the scandal but they all might be able to help the White Sox. Hopefully, they are able to better their team the right way no matter who they look at.