The Chicago White Sox might be scrambling a little bit here. Eloy Jimenez is one of the most important players that the franchise has right now and he is down with an injury. He is going to miss the next 5-6 months recovering from surgery to repair a torn pectoral tendon. It is a tough thing that the White Sox have to deal with for a majority of the 2021 season.
The Chicago White Sox are going to try and replace Eloy Jimenez in the short term.
One team that might be able to help the White Sox replace Jimenez in the short term is the New York Yankees. Like the White Sox, the Yankees are going into the 2021 season with World Series expectations. There is a good chance that these two teams meet in the playoffs over the course of the next few years.
Right now, the Yankees are projected to be a better team but there is no reason that should be the case. Even without Jimenez, the White Sox lineup is more lethal and they are deeper on the mound. Gerrit Cole is the best pitcher on either team but Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, and Dallas Keuchel would be the Yankees 2-4 (Dylan Cease might even be their fifth) so the Sox are deeper there.
The Yankees are pretty loaded with Major League outfield talent so that is where they can help. They currently have six outfielders on their roster right now that are all good. We know for a fact that Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton aren’t going anywhere. Aaron Hicks and Brett Gardner are more than likely staying. That leaves Clint Frazier and Mike Tauchman.
Frazier is someone they seem to like so Tauchman is the odd man out in most scenarios. He is 30 years old and not a star player so it might not cost that much. If the White Sox like the upside that he could bring for one year, they might be willing to replace Jimenez with him using one of these three trade packages: