According to Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago White Sox could look to deal Adam Dunn this offseason, following the signing of Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu yesterday.
Dunn, 33, has proved to be a formidable power presence for Chicago’s lineup, but with the signing of Abreu to his six year, $68 million deal, it appears that Dunn could be moving on – especially if the team brings back Paul Konerko for one more go-round in 2014.
The former Cincinnati Red hit just .219 in 2013, but clubbed 34 home runs and 86 RBIs. Another way of looking at it is this. Of every three hits Dunn collected this season, roughly one of them left the yard (31.3 percent).
During his big league career, which spans 13 seasons, Dunn is a .238 hitter, but averages 38 home runs and 96 RBIs a season – a remarkable set of numbers for a guy who strikes out 192 times a season.
Rogers mentioned that the Houston Astros could be a potential destination for Dunn, under the condition that the White Sox pick up a big chunk of the salary he is owed. He has one year remaining on a four-year, $56 million deal.