Hernandez batted just .232 with the south siders and only hit three home runs. The White Sox let him walk during the offseason and turned to Leury Garcia and former All-Star Josh Harrison to take over the second base duties. It’s still early but so far it looks like a failed experiment.
Harrison is batting just .145. In his last 30 games and he has just eight hits. Meanwhile, Garcia is hitting .186. Both players look better suited for a role off the bench.
Jake Burger doesn’t have the range to play second base at this point in time and Danny Mendick is not cut out to be an everyday player on a contending team.
It may be in the White Sox’s best interest to add a second baseman at the trade deadline if Harrison or Garcia do not pick up the pace offensively.
Getting Yoan Moncada back in the lineup should provide the offense a boost but with a limited championship window, Rick Hahn should explore all possible avenues to improve the ball club.
The Chicago White Sox needs to consider adding someone to play second base.
Unfortunately for Rick Hahn, the market for infielders may be scarce. The list of rebuilding MLB teams is thin. Complicating matters is the White Sox’s depleted farm system. Hahn will have to get creative when putting together trade packages.
With this in mind, here are three realistic options at second basemen that the White Sox could add at the deadline: