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Chicago White Sox, Brett Gardner
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Brett Gardner

Brett Garnder would certainly bring a lot of experience to the Chicago White Sox.

Brett Gardner is one of the best of a lot of bad options in free agency. He does possess some positive attributes that may be attractive to the White Sox.

Gardner is a former All-Star, Gold Glove Award winner, and World Series Champion. He has spent each of his 14 seasons in the major leagues with the New York Yankees.

In 2011, Gardner led the American League with 49 stolen bases. In 2013 he led the league with 13 triples. He was named to his first All-Star team in 2015 and finished the season batting .259 with 16 home runs and a career-high 66 RBIs. The following season he took home a Gold Glove Award for his work in left field.

It looks like age is catching up to the 38-year-old. Last season he hit .222/.327/.362. The year before he had just a .223 batting average He did manage to hit 10 home runs in 2021.

Gardner would make sense because he would serve as a one-year rental who could provide some veteran leadership. Gardner has been around the game a long time and could pass down some wisdom to the White Sox’s relatively young outfield (with the exception of AJ Pollock).