3 Former White Sox Who Failed Miserably With Their New Teams in 2023

The Chicago White Sox parted with multiple players last offseason and this past season. While some have found success with their new teams, that hasn't been the case for these three ex-White Sox.

Sep 26, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (27) walks
Sep 26, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (27) walks / David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Johnny Cueto, Free Agent

Sticking with the starting pitchers, Cueto gave the White Sox’s rotation a shot in the arm in 2022 as he had an 8-10 record with a 3.35 ERA (best since 2018 with the San Francisco Giants) in 25 games (24 starts). 

Outside of Dylan Cease, Cueto was the White Sox’s next best-starting pitcher that season. But Cueto could not duplicate that success in 2023 with the Marlins, as he only pitched in 13 games (10 starts) due to injuries.

The 37-year-old pitcher gave up 51 hits, 35 earned runs, 17 home runs, and had a 6.02 ERA. It was a notable difference from what he saw from the veteran starter in his lone season with the Sox. 

After a disappointing season, Miami declined Cueto’s $10.5 million club option in November, making him an unrestricted free agent. He also received a $2.5 million buyout. 

The right-hander has yet to find a new team, but he could be a solid fourth or fifth starter when healthy. The White Sox could kick the tires again on Cueto, as he would be an upgrade over Mike Clevinger and Touki Toussaint. However, it would be in their best interest to try and add young talent to their starting rotation, which they don’t have outside of Dylan Cease.

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