6 White Sox Revealed to Be On the Trade Block

The Chicago White Sox could look to move multiple players by this summer's trade deadline.
May 4, 2024; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Erick Fedde (20) pitches
May 4, 2024; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Erick Fedde (20) pitches / Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox are one of the worst teams in the majors this season after trading star pitcher Dylan Cease to the San Diego Padres and seeing multiple star players going down with injuries.

With a month of action already in the books, the White Sox are 8-26 (tied for the worst record with the Colorado Rockies) and likely planning to have a fire sale the closer we get to the trade deadline.

The White Sox have an abundance of veterans who could look to help multiple teams trying to make a playoff push and get some prospects in return to help Chicago with their rebuild.

Bob Nightengale reported on Sunday that the White Sox are still “hoping to trade Tommy Pham to the highest bidder before the trade deadline.” Nightingale adds that Pham could be the White Sox’s leading candidate to represent them at this summer’s MLB All-Star game.

Pham was signed by Chicago as a free agent on April 16 and made his debut 10 days later against the Tampa Bay Rays where he went 2-for-5 at the plate with a run scored. The 36-year-old outfielder is hitting .286 with a home run and three RBI this season.

However, Pham isn’t the only White Sox player who could be on the move before the trade deadline this summer. 

Nightingale also reports that Chicago is expected to trade starters Erick Fedde, Chris Flexen, Mike Clevinger, relief pitcher Michael Kopech, and slugger Eloy Jimenez. 

Fedde is probably the best trade chip Chicago has in their starting rotation. The 31-year-old right-handed pitcher has a 2-0 record and a 3.46 ERA in seven starts. Fedde has produced 41 strikeouts while giving up 15 earned runs (seven home runs) in 39 innings pitched.

The White Sox might not get a top-tier minor-league prospect back for Fedde, but a top-30 prospect from an organization might be doable. As for Jimenez, he missed some time on the 10-day injured list with an adductor injury.

The 27-year-old designated hitter is slashing .231/.291/.397 with four home runs and 11 RBI. Jimenez isn’t off to a great start this month, hitting .182 with a home run and 2 RBI, but the Sox hope that will change as they get closer to the trade deadline.

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