Pollock is capable of playing center field, but is better suited to one of the outfield corners at this point in his career.
Chicago secures a solid, starting-caliber bat to their lineup by bringing in Pollock.
They may not be done adding to their roster, however.
According to MLB insider Bob Nightengale, there is a pitcher they would love to add to their starting rotation before Opening Day arrives on April 7.
“The Chicago #WhiteSox would also love to acquire Oakland A’s starter Sean Manaea before opening day, joining plenty of other teams who are in pursuit,” he tweeted.
The Chicago #WhiteSox would also love to acquire Oakland A's starter Sean Manaea before opening day, joining plenty of other teams who are in pursuit.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 1, 2022
Manaea Would Be A Nice Addition To The White Sox Rotation
The Athletics are said to be discussing trade terms with many teams about Manaea, who will be a free agent after 2022.
In fact, the A’s also have another chip in Frankie Montas, but since he is a free agent after 2023 and not this year, they can wait until completing a deal.
Manaea, who is 30 years old, made 32 starts last year and covered 179.1 innings.
He had a solid 3.91 ERA, with a 3.66 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP).
He was very valuable, accumulating 3.3 Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
The left-hander is not an ace, but the White Sox don’t need one: they need a solid mid-rotation pitcher, and Manaea fills that description.
There is still time for both teams to negotiate a deal, so anything is possible.