The Chicago White Sox are at a crossroads for their 2022 season. There are three players who may not be on the team on the other side.
That Chicago White Sox still have work to do if they want to make the playoffs in 2022. They’re 38-40, but their run differential suggests they should be even further behind (35-43) as the team nears the midpoint of the 2022 season.
Considering they’re only four games behind in the AL wildcard race, the White Sox could still be buyers at the close. Most notably, if this is the case, there are three players who will be off the list after the August 2nd trading deadline.
White Sox: 3 players who will no longer be on the team after trading closes
1) Relief Pitcher Matt Foster
Like most teams, the White Sox will likely be looking for bullpen help. As of Tuesday, they have a 4.21 ERA, which is 21st in baseball. So if they deal with it, they have to let a helper go (to another team or to the minors). That helper will likely be Matt Foster.
Matt Foster has two minor league options and only one of two pitchers in the White Sox bullpen who has a minor league option. In 34 games this year (all at the MLB level), Foster has a 4.78 ERA (82 ERA+).
He also had a particularly bad stretch in June. As of June 3, Foster has appeared in 11 games and has an 11.00 ERA in that span. Since then, his ERA has more than doubled from 2.35 to 4.78. Batters are also batting .308/.357/.590 in this span.
https://fansided.com/2022/07/05/white-sox-3-players-trade-deadline/ 3 players who are no longer on the list after the trade deadline