The Oakland A’s could have an option for the Chicago White Sox to consider.
It’s no secret that the Oakland Athletics are in the midst of a fire sale. They have already traded away Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, Chris Bassitt, and Sean Manena. Frankie Montas is believed to be the next to go.
The White Sox should try and make a run for at least one starter. However, if Rick Hahn feels the starting rotation is set, the Athletics have a great late-inning option in Lou Trivino who won’t do them much good in 2022.
Lou Trivino has been effective out of the bullpen ever since entering the league in 2018. He is also used to being a setup man for Liam Hendriks so the fit would be perfect. In his rookie season, he appeared in 69 games and had a 2.92 ERA in 74 innings pitched. He also picked up 23 holds and four saves.
He had a shaky season in 2019 but still managed to get 17 holds. Trivino bounced back nicely in 2020. The 11th overall pick from the 2013 Draft held opponents to a .193 batting average. Last season, he served as Oakland’s primary closer. He did a solid job. Trivino had a 3.18 ERA and recorded eight holds and 22 saves.
He would give the White Sox yet another late-inning option out of the bullpen. Unlike Craig Kimbrel, he is used to being a setup man so the transition back to the seventh and eighth inning would be a lot easier for him.
He could be a name to watch around the trade deadline, especially if the White Sox feel the bullpen needs to make up for Crochet’s absence.