Chicago White Sox Looking for a Match in an Eloy Jimenez Trade
The White Sox are open to trading slugger Eloy Jimenez this offseason, and there are several teams that could be potential trade partners. Despite his recent performance struggles, Jimenez still has value as a young slugger with affordable team control. The best fits for a trade include the Diamondbacks, Mariners, and Marlins, while teams like the Angels, Brewers, Mets, and Red Sox are also possibilities. The Braves, Dodgers, and Rangers are longer shots for a trade.
White Sox Open to Trading Eloy Jimenez
The Chicago White Sox are open to trading outfielder/designated hitter Eloy Jimenez this offseason, according to GM Chris Getz. While the team is willing to deal Jimenez, Getz made it clear that any trade would have to make sense for both sides.
Jimenez's star has dimmed in recent years due to injuries and under-performance. Since 2021, he has played in just over half of the team's regular season games. While he has shown flashes of greatness, his overall performance has been inconsistent.
Despite his flaws, Jimenez still holds value in the trade market. He has a relatively affordable contract with team options for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, and he is still young at age 27.
Best Fits for a Trade
The Diamondbacks, Mariners, and Marlins are the teams that make the most sense as potential trade partners for the White Sox in a deal involving Jimenez.
The Diamondbacks have a vacancy at DH and a need for more power in their lineup. They also have young players that could be of interest to the White Sox in a trade.
The Mariners lost their DH and could use Jimenez's power bat in their lineup. They also have young outfielders that the White Sox might be interested in.
The Marlins have shown interest in Jimenez in the past and have a need for a power hitter in their lineup. They also have young infielders that could be traded to the White Sox.
Other Possibilities and Longer Shots
The Angels, Brewers, Mets, and Red Sox are other teams that could potentially be trade partners for Jimenez, although they are not as strong of fits as the previously mentioned teams.
The Angels may need a replacement DH if Shohei Ohtani leaves the team. The Brewers and Mets both have a need for more offense in their lineup. The Red Sox are looking for a DH and could use Jimenez's power bat.
The Braves, Dodgers, and Rangers are longer shots for a trade. The Braves are focused on improving their pitching staff, while the Dodgers are prioritizing a deal with Shohei Ohtani. The Rangers may have other options for their DH spot.