The Chicago White Sox are targeting a “lower-end” starting
pitcher at the right price this winter that would provide them the flexibility
to trade right-hander Gavin Floyd, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Source: #WhiteSox exploring addition of starting pitcher, lower-end type at the right price. Would give them flexibility to trade Floyd.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 30, 2012
Floyd is no stranger to the trade market, as his name has
come up year after year in rumors. The 29-year-old is now entering the final
year of his current contract, as he’s set to earn $9.5 million in 2013.
Given they already have a starting rotation that boasts more
than capable pitchers such as Jake Peavy, Chris Sale and John Danks, the White
Sox are hoping to move Floyd to presumably free up cap space to spend filling
other areas of need on the team.
Last season with the White Sox Floyd posted an ERA and WHIP
of 4.29 and 1.363. Over nine seasons at the major league level he’s maintained
an ERA and WHIP of 4.46 and 1.332.
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