White Sox eyeing short-term veterans at shortstop

The Chicago White Sox are likely to have a new primary shortstop after seven years, as the team bought out Tim Anderson's $14 million club option.

Tim Anderson's defensive performance has declined in recent years, prompting the team's decision to explore other options for the shortstop position.

The new General Manager, Chris Getz, is actively seeking a veteran shortstop with strong defensive skills for a short-term deal. 

Anderson, acknowledging his defensive challenges, has shown willingness to move to second base if necessary, making him a less suitable fit for the current vision.

The free-agent shortstop market is limited, but notable options include Nick Ahmed, known for his premier defensive skills, and Paul DeJong, who has a history of quality glovework.

Longtime Giant shortstop Brandon Crawford is a free agent but is undecided about continuing his career into the 2024 season, adding uncertainty to the available options.

The White Sox are considering various options, including a reunion with Elvis Andrus, exploring buy-low candidates like Amed Rosario, and evaluating multi-position players with shortstop experience.

Colson Montgomery, a top prospect in the White Sox organization, is expected to make his MLB debut in 2024. 

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