Instead, general manager Rick Hahn might look to the farm system to solve the Sox problem in right field. Oscar Colas is in line to possibly be the Opening Day right fielder.
Colas is the Sox second-ranked prospect. He provides a left-handed power bat the White Sox lineup desperately needs. Colas blasted 23 home runs last year in the Minor Leagues. His combined slash between A, AA, and Triple-A ball was .314/.371/.524.
If Colas plays like a Rookie of the Year, that still leaves the Chicago White Sox in need of a left fielder.
Eloy Jimenez can play some left field. Andrew Vaughn could man the position as well. Neither is going to play great defense at a position where a team normally puts its worst defender.
Vaughn is better suited to play first and get some at-bats at DH. Jim?nez should exclusively be at DH.
While the Sox have two options to stand out in left, the team would be better served to get a player in free agency that can adequately field the position and maybe even play some other outfield positions.
Luckily for the Chicago White Sox, three players on the free-agent market would be a great fit on the Southside. Also, these free agents hit left-handed and the Sox lineup could use a few bats from the left side of the plate.