White Sox interested in Yasiel Puig

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Chicago White Sox are not messing around this off-season. The team has made a big splash this off-season via trades and free agent signings. 

And they are reportedly not done. The team is also interested in right fielder Yasiel Puig. He is presently a free agent.

Former Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig catches a hit by J.D. Davies against the New York Mets
Yasiel Puig catches a hit by J.D. Davies against the New York Mets (Getty Images)

This would be huge news if the White Sox can pull this one off. On Christmas Day, the White Sox agreed to terms with slugger Edwin Encarnación.

If they can sign Puig, he would be the starting right fielder. Presently, Nomar Mazara is penciled in as the starter at right field.

Mazara came to the White Sox this off-season after a trade with the Texas Rangers.

The 29-year-old Cienfuegos, Cuba native would be joining his fourth MLB team if he joins the White Sox. He has only spent 49 games in the American League.

He spent the 2019 season with the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians. He was part of a three-team deal on July 31, 2019.

Puig went to the Indians with prospect Scott Moss. Logan Allen, Franmil Reyes, and prospect Victor Nova went to the Indians.

Trevor Bauer was moved in the same deal to the Reds. Prospect Taylor Trammell was moved to the San Diego Padres.

Puig had a .297 batting average with two home runs and 23 RBIs in 49 games with the Indians. He also had 15 doubles and one triple.

Before the trade, he had a .252 batting average with 22 home runs and 61 RBIs in 100 games with the Reds. He also had 15 doubles and one triple in his short tenure in Cincinnati.

In his seven-year career, he has a .277 batting average with 132 home runs and 415 RBIs in 861 games. He also has a 159 doubles and 21 triples in his career.

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