3 players the Chicago White Sox should give up on after the 2024 season

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Nicky Lopez
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Nicky Lopez

Nicky Lopez was acquired from the Atlanta Braves in the Aaron Bummer deal.

The speedster has been the primary second baseman this year, and things have not gone well. Lopez has never hit well, but his slash line of .167/.242/.167 in 2023 is especially putrid.

Lopez has been solid in the field thus far, but it has not made up for his lack of production at the plate. Lopez has accounted for -0.1 WAR and has more strikeouts than walks.

If you can't find a better option to play second base, then you must not be trying very hard.

The former Kansas City Royal and Atlanta Brave is under contract until 2026. The Sox should make every effort to add a 2B this offseason and move on from Lopez. Perhaps keeping the speedster around as a defensive replacement and baserunner makes sense, but Lopez should not sniff the field as a starter.