White Sox Trade Rumors: Chicago Interested In Beltran, Gonzalez As DH Options?

The MLB trade deadline on August 1st is rapidly approaching, and the trade rumors around the Chicago White Sox are starting to heat up. The Sox are 45-43 at the All-Star break, but only a few games back of a Wild Card berth - meaning they could decide to be either sellers or buyers as the deadline gets closer. With that in mind, here all the latest White Sox trade rumors

White Sox interested in Beltran
Chicago is looking at add a productive bat to their lineup for their playoff push - particularly, they need someone to fix their DH problems - and George King of the New York Post thinks that Beltran would be the perfect solution to their problems.

The White Sox will be in the market for a DH if Justin Morneau doesn't produce when he joins the club sometime after the All-Star break.

If that's the case, Carlos Beltran could be a fit for a team that fancies itself as a contender for the AL Central title but is in dire need of production from the DH spot.

The Yankees are contemplating dealing Beltran before the deadline, and the White Sox are one of many suitors. Beltran is batting .300 with 19 home runs and 56 RBIs so far this season.

Gonzalez another DH option?
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been the subject of trade rumors for the past few years, but now, he appears ready to move on. According to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports, Gonzalez has asked the Rockies for a trade:

Word is that in a recent meeting with team higher-ups, Gonzalez expressed an interest in going elsewhere (Rockies GM Jeff Bridich said he would keep all those conversations "private"), and the Rockies will likely float not one but two outfield stars.

Chicago has also expressed interest in Gonzalez, who is owed $17 million this season and $20 million in 2017, the final year of his contract. He is batting .318 with 18 home runs and 51 RBIs this season.

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