If last night’s trade of Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez didn’t clue fans in, the Chicago White Sox are sellers at this year’s trade deadline.
However, the trading of Giolito and Lopez isn’t the last move the White Sox are going to make.
Starter Lance Lynn is expected to be shipped out soon too.
But there is one under-the-radar trade candidate in the White Sox bullpen.
Left-hander Aaron Bummer is a name that has been floating around in trade rumors.
On Wednesday, Bummer pitched 1.1 innings and did not allow a hit against the Chicago Cubs.
On Twitter, Jon Morosi of MLB Network noted what Bummer was able to do on Wednesday, and said that several contending teams have checked in with the White Sox on his availability.
Aaron Bummer tonight: 1-1/3 hitless IP.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 27, 2023
Yesterday, Morosi noted that Bummer still has several years of team control left.
The veteran left-hander isn’t having his best season this year.
In 40 appearances, he is 3-2, but owns an ERA of 6.56.
However, he has been a viable arm out of the White Sox bullpen in recent years.
Last year, he appeared in 32 games and posted an ERA of 2.36.
Bullpen help is always at a premium at trade deadlines, and it is typically one of the more sought-after commodities.
Bummer could be a huge addition for any contender in need of some insurance in their bullpen.
The White Sox are well out of postseason and contention and have already started the process of selling off some of their assets.
As Morosi notes, Bummer is of interest to several contending teams.NEXT: Lance Lynn's Trade Value May Have Taken A Serious Hit