White Sox, Red Sox Swap Reese McGuire for Jack Dickman

White Sox, Red Sox Swap Reese McGuire for Jack Dickman


6:40 p.m. The White Sox announced the trade and said they were sending a player to be named later or in a trade to the Red Sox.

6:11 p.m The White Sox are businessmen Reese McGuire To the Red Sox, by Jesse Rogers of ESPN. FanSided’s Robert Murray Reports That classic left hand relief Jake Dickman He heads to Chicago with the deal.

McGuire, 27, gives Boston an immediate option to pick up the playing time that will be released tonight. Business of Christian Vazquez to the Astros. While McGuire hasn’t been able to put together much of a consistent streak in the big leagues, he’s a former top prospect with three more seasons of club control remaining beyond the current year. He’s hitting .225/.261/.285 on the season but has the best defensive output on the year: +7 Defensive Runs Saved, a 31% steal rate and positive pitch-framing scores from both FanGraphs and Statcast.

McGuire is out of minor league options, so the acquisition suggests the Red Sox plan to carry him on the big league roster for the foreseeable future. With Vazquez now in Houston and Kevin Plawecki Set to become a free agent following the season, McGuire gives the Sox a defensive-minded option as a backup for at least next year. Expectations Ronaldo Hernandez And Connor Wong Give the Sox some in-house options to increase in 2023 (and possibly at the lower end of this year), but the front office can also look at ways to improve behind the dish during the offseason (or, more likely, an additional trade in the next 22 hours).

The 35-year-old Diekman, meanwhile, has been rumored to provide an option for Chicago’s veteran left-hander in the front office. He’s having a somewhat typical season by his standards, missing a lot of at-bats but walking too many hitters. He currently has a 4.23 ERA, a 29.8% strikeout rate, but the worst walk rate of any reliever in the majors (17.5%) has always been an issue for Diekman’s command.

Despite the flood of free passes, Diekman added a hard-throwing, swing-and-miss southpaw to the late-innings mix for manager Tony La Russa. He is playing on a two-year, $8MM contract that runs through the 2022-23 season and carries a $4MM club option for the 2024 campaign. As such, the Chisox could consider Dykman for at least one more season and possibly between two late-innings options, depending on his value over the next 14 months.

The White Sox were without a lefty Aaron Baumer For most of the summer months, thanks to the depressed Latti and young Graf Garrett Crochet Tommy John surgery was done at the beginning of the season. That led general manager Rick Hahn and his staff to target some more lefty help in the bullpen. Tanner BanksThe 30-year-old rookie was previously La Russa’s only southpaw option out of the ‘pen. Triple-A lefts Anderson Severino And Bennett Sosa Both are on the 40-man roster, but each has been hit pretty hard in limited MLB work this season.



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