White Sox: 3 trade packages for Adam Frazier checkmate AL Central

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The Chicago White Sox may be willing to part ways with some corner infielders.

The Chicago White Sox has their long-term infield pretty much set. When healthy, Tim Anderson is the shortstop, Yoan Moncada is the third baseman, Nick Madrigal is the second baseman, and Jose Abreu is the first baseman. The only one of those guys who are on the wrong side of 30 is Jose Abreu and they have Andrew Vaughn to take over when the time is right.

Outside of replacing Madrigal due to injury, there isn’t much need for future everyday infielders in the organization. That means that Blake Rutherford and Gavin Sheets are expendable. Each of them is having a pretty good time right now in AAA but there isn’t much room for them on the White Sox active roster. If they were traded to the Pirates right now, they might get an opportunity.

Rutherford is the team’s number eight prospect and Sheets is the number 9 guy. That is a pretty nice return for a rebuilding Pirates team that is looking to add as much talent as possible. The White Sox won’t need them in the immediate future but they do need a second baseman like Adam Frazier. If they were to make a big trade like this, it could be what they need in order to make a deep run this October.