White Sox Opening Day Trade Block
The Chicago White Sox have made the following players available leading up to Opening Day 2019....
/\ 2B/SS Juan Cintron -- elite defensive middle infielder. 25 year old switch hitter on a league minimum salary with 2 option years remaining.
/\ CF Jared Mitchell -- has had a 308/379/519 Spring. Can play all three OF positions. On a minor league deal so could be stashed at AAA before Opening Day on Thursday. Will be owed $3.2m if retained at the Major League level. Also has good speed and base running skills. Solid role player or can start at any OF position as needed.
/\ LH Michael Blake -- Left-handed specialist reliever. 28 years old on a league minimum salary. We have a couple other left handed relievers in our bullpen this year so Blake is expendable. Has a 91% ground ball rate this Spring.
/\ SP Hudson Boyd -- We acquired Boyd from CIN this offseason. He's a 26 year old SP on a league minimum salary who had a 2.48 ERA in 13 starts for CIN last season and a 1.8 WAR in less than half a season for a full starter. But we've decided Jonathan Ware is ready to start this season and don't have room for Boyd.