There’s no doubt the 2013 season did not go the Chicago White Sox planned, so hoping to re-tool, the franchise has a few players on their short list. One of them is New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Curtis Granderson, this according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times:
The Sox appear to have more than a passing interest in bringing Granderson home. A source told the Sun-Times the Sox will make a hard push for Granderson, 32, who will be a free agent for the first time and might come cheaper than expected because of two freak injuries that limited him to 61 games, seven homers and 15 RBI in 2013.
I’m not exactly sure how much ‘cheaper’ Granderson would come, though, his injury problems are more bad luck than actually being prone to being hurt.
If there’s anything working in the White Sox’s favor it’s that Granderson is a local product, so a return home might be something he’d be interested in.
That said, the Yankees have already expressed interest in re-signing Granderson, so the White Sox may have a bidding war on their hands if they want to try and pluck him away.