David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
General manager Rick Hahn said the Chicago White Sox are looking for a lefty to bolster their batting order.
The Chicago White Sox have made it clear that they're targeting someone capable of providing a left-handed bat to the lineup as the offseason moves forward, reports Dave Van Dyck of The Chicago Tribune.
The team just signed Jeff Keppinger, who had the best batting average against southpaw pitchers in 2012. But the majority of pitchers obviously aren't lefties, and the team will be strapped for left-handed bats capable of hitting for average: Last year, the team had Adam Dunn, Alejandro De Aza, and A.J. Pierzynski as left-handers. Dunn and De Aza will still be there, but Pierzynski probably won't be: the veteran catcher still hasn't agreed to a deal with any team, and although White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said the team is still in contact with Pierzynski, it's not believed that the 35 year old will come back to the team for a ninth year.
Hahn wouldn't specify which positions the team was looking at, just that Keppinger's addition means it might not be an infielder.