The White Sox could bring back Elvis Andrus and move him to second base.
If the notion that two prospects and Leury Garcia playing second is not appealing, well there is not much out there in the free-agent market. Jean Segura is no longer available and the second base market is pretty bare.
The best options available are Josh Harrison and Cesar Hernandez. Sox fans are familiar with both Harrison and Hernandez. The results were not great.
Hahn could use some financial resources and bring in a shortstop with the idea of converting over to second base. If he is inclined to do that, bringing back 2022 late-season hero Elvis Andrus would not be a bad idea.
In 43 games with the White Sox, Andrus had a slash line of .271/.309/.464 with nine home runs. He ran the bases well on a team that was terrible in that area.
Andrus can field the ball well with the best of them. He is a career 22 outs above average player He was a 3.5 fWAR last year. Andrus’s amazing stint with the Sox could be a flash in the pan. Although, he is a career .270 and a plus defender.
It could not hurt to bring him back since the clubhouse is familiar with him. He also would provide cover in case Tim Anderson endures another injury-riddled season.
Elvis could also move to shortstop in the late innings to make up for Anderson’s inconsistent glove. Andrus could also provide depth at the leadoff or some pop at the bottom of the lineup.
Having a solid veteran might be more advantageous to a franchise that still believes it can contend instead of two prospects trying to find their way in the Majors.