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White Sox Poised to Sign Perfect Tim Anderson Replacement

Larry Rupp
The Chicago White Sox are poised to sign a perfect Tim Anderson replacement.
The Chicago White Sox are poised to sign a perfect Tim Anderson replacement. / AP Photos/Charles Rex Arbogast

Despite losing starting shortstop Tim Anderson to a torn ligament in his left hand, the Chicago White Sox have emerged victorious in five of their last six games. They continue to fight for a spot in the playoffs and one recently released veteran is poised to be the perfect stopgap option in the infield.

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MLB insider Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox are in talks to sign Elvis Andrus. The 14th-year pro was released by the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday in a controversial move that favored the team's youth. Andrus is one the final year of his contract and will be a free agent in the offseason.

Anderson is going to be out anywhere from four to six weeks, meaning there is a sizable gap in Chicago's lineup. Rookie Lenyn Sosa has been drawing a few starts at SS, but he is only slashing .118/.143/.235 across 35 plate appearances. He lines up as a depth option more than anything else.

Andrus has shown some unexpected pop this season. His eight home runs and 24 doubles are already his highest marks since 2019. Overall, the 33-year-old is slashing .237/.301/.373 to go along with 41 runs scored and 30 RBI in 106 games. Andrus has stolen seven bases in 11 attempts as well.

There's truly no risk involved here as the White Sox would only need to pay the league's prorated minimum salary to bring Andrus aboard. His veteran presence alone and reliable glove in the field make it a worthy route to go. Anything he can produce at the plate would be an added bonus.

The White Sox have odds set at +3900 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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