Chicago White Sox: Three Minnesota Twins free agents to consider

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Chicago White Sox Nelson Cruz
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Nelson Cruz. 23. player. 2. . DH. Minnesota Twins

The Chicago White Sox have not really addressed their need for a proven designated hitter yet. The hope is that Andrew Vaughn can help them with that role to start his career but that might be a year away. For Vaughn, it will all depend on how he comes out to Spring Training and beyond in 2021. One player that might be able to help is Nelson Cruz. He would be the perfect DH for the White Sox on a one-year deal for next season.

Cruz is 40 years old and he still managed to be one of the best players in all of baseball during 2020. He had an MVP case by the time the season was over. He had a slash line of .303/.397/.595 with an OPS of .992. He also had 16 home runs and 33 RBIs which all led to a 1.8 WAR during the 60 game campaign. He came in sixth place for the American League MVP and added his fourth career Silver Slugger to his resume.

Cruz spent his career with a few teams but with the Minnesota Twins, he had noted dominance over the Chicago White Sox. He absolutely loves playing them because of how good he plays. If anything, he enjoys playing on the South Side of Chicago so he might as well make it his home stadium for a year. At 40, you have to figure the end is somewhat near but he is worth the risk on a one-year deal.

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