Chicago White Sox: Three Colorado Rockies free agents to consider

Vincent Parise
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 07: Daniel Murphy #9 of the Colorado Rockies rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off relief pitcher Yohan Ramirez #55 of the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning of a game at T-Mobile Park on August, 7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. The Rockies won the game 8-4. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 07: Daniel Murphy #9 of the Colorado Rockies rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off relief pitcher Yohan Ramirez #55 of the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning of a game at T-Mobile Park on August, 7, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. The Rockies won the game 8-4. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox Matt Kemp
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108. . OF. Colorado Rockies. Matt Kemp. 25. player

Matt Kemp would make a great depth outfielder for the Chicago White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox could use a few depth outfielders. Adam Eaton, Eloy Jimenez, and Luis Robert are going to play their respective positions for the most part but they could use some backup. Adam Engel is going to make the perfect fourth outfielder, but they could absolutely use another one. There are a few reasons why adding a fifth outfielder as Matt Kemp could really come in handy.

For one, they don’t have a designated hitter locked in. He isn’t an ideal designated hitter by any means but you can plug and play him in certain situations with the different outfielders on the team. Of course, Eloy Jimenez might need a few days off from playing the outfield at different points of the season but you want his bat in the lineup as much as possible. Adding Kemp would allow there to be someone to play left field defensively if they ever tried Jimenez as the DH.

For Adam Eaton, he has been getting injured a lot lately. He also isn’t as good right now as he was the last time he suited up for the White Sox. If they wanted to plug Matt Kemp in for Eaton in case of an injury, it certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea. He was an all-star as recent as 2018, has been a Silver Slugger Award winner, and a two-time Gold Glove winner. For a player like Kemp, at 36 years old, he might be able to provide some good value to any team.

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