Chicago White Sox: Three Toronto Blue Jays free agents to add

Vincent Parise
BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: The Toronto Blue Jays pose for a photo after beating the New York Yankees and clinching a 2020 postseason berth at Sahlen Field on September 24, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays are the home team due to the Canadian government's policy on COVID-19, which prevents them from playing in their home stadium in Canada. Blue Jays beat the Yankees 4 to 1. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: The Toronto Blue Jays pose for a photo after beating the New York Yankees and clinching a 2020 postseason berth at Sahlen Field on September 24, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays are the home team due to the Canadian government's policy on COVID-19, which prevents them from playing in their home stadium in Canada. Blue Jays beat the Yankees 4 to 1. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Matt Shoemaker
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39. . P. Toronto Blue Jays. Matt Shoemaker. 34. player

Another piece the Toronto Blue Jays aren’t (likely) bringing back is Matt Shoemaker. He has been with the team for two years, following six with the Los Angeles Angels. He has had a pretty nice eight-year Major League career up to this point and is looking to finish strong. At 33 years old, he really might be able to help any team that comes calling. He isn’t going to move the needle or anything like that but he could really help a team that needs to add more depth.

The White Sox have a lot of depth already in the bullpen and the starting rotation but you can never have too much. Adding a pitcher like Shoemaker could really help them in a long season. He has been dealing with some injuries including  ACL surgery a couple of years ago but he should be ready to go by the 2021 season.

Adding Shoemaker to this bullpen or rotation would be nice but he is probably looking to be a starter. If they wanted to bring him in to be a backup plan for Michael Kopech (until he is ready), it might not be the worst thing to consider. Having someone who can be both a starter and reliever would really help the White Sox, especially early. A one year deal for him would absolutely work.

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