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3 second base trade options for the White Sox to consider

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 09: Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on May 09, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 09: Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on May 09, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Chicago White Sox, Mike Moustakis
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Mike Moustakas

The Chicago White Sox have seen Mike Moustakas a lot over the last few years.

The Cincinnati Reds are off to a historically bad start. Through their first 30 games, they have just six wins. After selling off Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker in the offseason, it would be in their best interest to continue the fire sale before the trade deadline.

Mike Moustakas seems like a logical candidate to be traded. The 33-year-old veteran is not in the Red’s long-term plans. He is a former All-Star and World Series champion that could be a valuable asset in the White Sox clubhouse. He helped lead the Kansas City Royals to the World Series title in 2015.

Moustakas would give Tony La Russa another left-handed power bat. Moustakas is a career .249 hitter but has 197 home runs to his name. He hit 38 home runs in 2017 and 35 in 2019. He has battled injuries the past couple of seasons which should drive down his trade value.

He was limited to just 62 games so now that he is fully healthy, he should return to the player that hits 20 plus home runs a season.

Right now, he has little to no lineup protection in Cincinnati. On the White Sox, he would be surrounded by talent which should help his production at the plate.

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