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Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox gestures after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on June 17, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

MLB Rumors: Even White Sox players don’t want to be in Chicago anymore

The Chicago White Sox are currently sitting 31-41 in the AL Central, five games out of first place.

Being in arguably the most underachieving division in the MLB and still ranking third could mean the White Sox look to make some desperate moves at the trade deadline. How the next month plays out will determine whether Chicago chooses to sell or buy, with the latest potential shake-up stemming from a report that a few vets would “welcome” a trade come August.

USA Today’s Bob Nightengale wrote of the discontentment in the White Sox clubhouse:

Several veterans in the Chicago White Sox organization have privately expressed that they would welcome a trade, and considering the way they are playing, may soon get their wish.

None of the players, however, have formally asked the White Sox front office to trade them.

A former report by The Athletic stated that Chicago is only willing to trade rental players, assuming they become sellers. Again, the White Sox are only five games out of first place, so it’s not immediately clear that the club will choose to rebuild this summer.

Nightengale doesn’t name specifically which players have expressed their desire for a trade and lets the guessing game begin. Tim Anderson? Eloy Jimenez? Luis Robert? Or will the Chicago stick to its original statement of only shopping rental players?

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