The Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox have made a few trades recently.
The Rangers seem to be in talent acquisition mode so swinging a deal with them may be difficult. However, with the addition of Marcus Semien, Nick Solak could be an option.
The 27-year old Solak is a local boy, born in Woodridge, Illinois. Last season he hit .242, with 11 home runs, 49 RBIs, and seven stolen bases. He opened the season on a tear, carrying an OPS north of .900 into May. Unfortunately, he fell into a long slump and was demoted in July.
When he returned to the lineup in August, he hit .371 for the month. Solak has proven to be a streaky hitter overall and will need to find some sort of consistency at the plate. He has only played in 218 MLB games so there is still time for him to develop.
As the 62nd overall pick in the 2016 draft, there is plenty of talent there. He just hasn’t seemed to be able to reach his full potential in Arlington. A change of scenery may do him some good.
He is a solid fielder overall, only making six errors at second base in three seasons. He can also play third base, left field, and center field if need be.
The Rangers have no need for him and the White Sox need a second baseman so he could be worth taking a look at. At the very least he could be a useful player off the bench for the White Sox.