It would seem that shortstop Tim Anderson has played his last game as a member of the Chicago White Sox organization.
The White Sox decided to decline Anderson’s $14MM club option for 2024 and it was a decision that seemed to confirm that the team was ready to move on from the previous face of the organization.
While the White Sox have not officially closed the door on the idea that Anderson may be back with the team, it would seem that they are expecting, if not, hoping the former American League silver slugger signs with another team before they come back around to expressing interest in their former shortstop.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been mentioned as a potential suitor for Anderson for much of the past year but it would seem that the Los Angeles team in the American League may have an early interest.
Former Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has drawn interest from the Los Angeles Angels as teams envision a position change.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported on Sunday that the Los Angeles Angels are one team that has expressed an early interest in Anderson.
The interesting note in Nightengale’s report is that the Angels are interested in Anderson as a second baseman. The idea of Anderson playing second base gained steam last March when he played the position for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic but the White Sox were afraid to commit to a position change.
Anderson’s future in Major League Baseball is not at the shortstop position and had Anderson had the slightest amount of offensive success this past season, chances are the White Sox would have brought him back for the 2024 season with the idea of moving him to second base as a way to clear the way for Colson Montgomery at shortstop.
The White Sox are likely to add a veteran shortstop this off-season and Paul DeJong is a name that has been mentioned early in the rumor mill.