2. A right-handed starting pitcher
Last offseason the White Sox traded for Jeff Samardzija to try and break up the lefty logjam in the rotation. Unfortunately Samardzija proved that he is not worth a multi-year extension, and the White Sox are more than likely to let him walk. Now the Southsiders will again be in the market for a righty to slot between ace Chris Sale and rotation stalwart Jose Quintana. If Hahn is willing to bump up the payroll a bit from last year’s $118.9 million, Jordan Zimmermann could be a target. The 29-year-old is the workhorse the White Sox are looking for, and although he had a down year in 2015 he has a career 3.32 ERA and has eclipsed 190 innings in each of the last four years.
If Hahn is not willing to dish out the money it takes to sign Zimmermann, there are mid-tier options like Mike Leake (27 -years-old, 3.70 ERA) and Marco Estrada (13-8, 3.13 ERA) also available.
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