It’s no secret that the 2023 season has not gone according to plan for the Chicago White Sox.
The team intended to be a clear contender in 2023, but have fallen well short of expectations.
As such, the White Sox will be selling at this year’s trade deadline.
There is a potential candidate for a trade in their bullpen.
Left-handed pitcher Aaron Bummer is a name that some teams may have interest in, according to MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi.
White Sox LHP Aaron Bummer is a fascinating trade candidate.
His xERA is 2.94, per @MLBStats, and he's under control through 2026 on team options.
There is little urgency to move him now, but multiple contenders are looking for left-handed bullpen help. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 26, 2023
Morosi notes that the White Sox don’t appear to be in a hurry to move Bummer, but that several contending teams are currently looking for left-handed bullpen help.
Morosi also pointed out that Bummer has an xERA of 2.94 and has several years of team control left.
He is under contract through the 2026 season and has several club options on his deal.
The White Sox own a record of 41-61 heading into Wednesday’s slate of games.
They are 12 games out of first place in the weak American League Central division and are in even worse shape in the Wild Card race, sitting 15 games back of the third and final spot.
Given that the White Sox are well out of contention, Bummer could be another piece that they dangle in trade discussions.
The White Sox are already expected to move pitchers such as Lance Lynn and Lucas Giolito in the coming days.
The official trade deadline is at 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 1.
Bummer may be with another organization by then as the White Sox look to maximize their returns.NEXT: Ken Rosenthal Confirms White Sox's Trade Deadline Strategy