By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Chicago White Sox may not be done in their free-agent frenzy. Days after signing free agent Dallas Keuchel, the team is interested in signing free agent Nicholas Castellanos.
He is one of the best available bats left on the free-agent market. Besides the White Sox, the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and the San Francisco Giants are also interested in him.
Castellanos spent the 2019 season with the Detroit Tigers and the Cubs. On the day of the MLB trade deadline — July 31st, 2019 — he was traded to the Cubs for Alex Lange and Paul Richan.
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The Tigers also received cash considerations in the deal. He made $9.95 million this past season.
Castellanos was traded just 42 seconds before the 4 pm trade deadline. That ended nearly two years of being on the trade market.
The 27-year-old Davie, Florida native had a .289 batting average with 27 home runs and 73 RBIs in 615 at-bats between the Tigers and Cubs. He also had 58 doubles and three triples on 178 hits, while scoring 100 runs.
In his seven-year career, he has a .277 batting average with 120 home runs and 460 RBIs in 3,360 at-bats over 888 games.
He has had 23 or more home runs over the last three seasons.
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Besides being an outfielder in the National League, he can also be used as a Designated Hitter in the American League. According to MLB.com, “Castellanos rarely ever has a stretch of games in which he’s a below-average hitter, and that consistency is a skill. If his hot stretch with the Cubs carries into the start of 2020, even better.”
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