Each winter, Major League general managers across the league have to make difficult decisions on who to keep and who to let walk. Sometimes you have a player that simply did not work out as planned and you have to cut ties. This is just life for the Chicago White Sox and MLB.
Each season there is constant turnover on an MLB roster. A team rarely looks the same from year to year with players leaving in free agency along with coming and going via trades. The Chicago White Sox are in an interesting position because most of their important players are locked up for the foreseeable future.
Tim Anderson, Aaron Bummer, Yasmani Grandal, Liam Hendriks, Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada, and Luis Robert are all signed until 2023 and beyond. However, there is a small group of players who will not be back next season.
Rick Hahn has made it clear that the championship window is open and the White Sox plan on contending for years to come. Part of being successful over a long period is about knowing which players to move on from before you overpay or their production declines.
The Chicago White Sox has some players that might not suit up ever again.
The White Sox has a handful of players whose contracts expire after 2021. This list includes Carlos Rodon, Leury Garcia, Billy Hamilton, Evan Marshall, Ryan Tepera, and Jimmy Cordero. Some of them will not be back next year. Most of these guys will still contribute in some way until the end of the season.
However, there is an even smaller group of players that are in the organization and have likely played their last game in a White Sox uniform. Here are three players that have probably played their last game in a White Sox uniform: