White Sox Linked to Trade Talks for Exciting Nick Madrigal Replacement

Larry Rupp
The Chicago White Sox are linked to trade talks involving a possible Nick Madrigal replacement in Eduardo Escobar.
The Chicago White Sox are linked to trade talks involving a possible Nick Madrigal replacement in Eduardo Escobar. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox looked poised to make a playoff run this season, but its offensive lineup took a major hit when starting second baseman Nick Madrigal went down with a hamstring tear. However, the team has been linked in trade talks for a possibly exciting replacement in veteran Eduardo Escobar.

The MLB Trade deadline is quickly approaching and it would be smart for the White Sox to use it to their advantage. Escobar is stuck on an Arizona Diamondbacks team that has lost 17 straight games and currently owns a poor 20-53 record. They will easily become sellers at the deadline.

With Escobar currently playing on an expiring contract, there is little reason for a rebuilding team like Arizona to hold onto him. The 11-year pro is enjoying a bounce back year hitting .240/.288/.455 through his first 70 games played to go along with 37 runs scored, 15 home runs and 45 RBI.

Adding a well-rounded hitter like Escobar to this already strong starting lineup would only improve the team as a whole. It's notable to point out that the 32-year-old infielder started his MLB career with the White Sox back in 2011. A reunion could now be in the works as the organizations looks to solidify the second base position.

The South Siders have the pieces in place to go all the way and currently have the second-best odds to win the World Series at +700, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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