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The White Sox should consider signing this shortstop right now

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 30: Elvis Andrus #17 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run during the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on June 30, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JUNE 30: Elvis Andrus #17 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run during the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on June 30, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox needs some help at the shortstop position. Tim Anderson is going to be out for another month or more as he recovers from surgery on his hand. There are a few ways that they can go about filling that spot but there is one best solution.

Leury Garcia is clearly someone who isn’t fit for being an everyday MLB player. He has proven to be clutch from time to time but can’t handle playing every day. Seeing him on the field in the right role is what this White Sox team needs right now.

Lenyn Sosa has a high enough ceiling to be excited about him but he is clearly not ready for Major League Baseball right now. They need to get him back in AAA so that he can work on his craft and make it back to the show one day soon.

There are a few good options out there to consider as a few players have been cut over the last few days or weeks. On Wednesday, it came out that the Oakland Athletics have cut ties with shortstop Elvis Andrus. This is something that the White Sox should be all over right now.

Elvis Andrus is someone that the White Sox could use in their lineup right now.

Elvis Andrus is not the All-Star caliber player that he was early in his career but he is a more than capable MLB player still. He has eight home runs this season and a WAR that is above one which is better than the options that the White Sox can provide right now.

He would come in and play shortstop well enough defensively to hold it down until Tim Anderson comes back. He would also be perfect as the team’s nine hitter when they need to turn it over to the top of the lineup. It is something for them to consider down the stretch as they could use the help.

The White Sox have been hot lately. Anything that can help them continue on this pace and get into the playoffs is a smart idea. It wouldn’t cost them all that much money and they wouldn’t be tied to him once Anderson returns (although he is a better backup than Garcia/Sosa). It would be nice to see them at least make an attempt at correcting this worry.

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