In the midst of an eight-game winning streak that has propelled the Chicago White Sox to the top of the AL Central, the team has shifted from a potential seller to a buyer at the trade deadline, according to a report from Bob Nightengale:
The White Sox originally had visions of unloading veterans at the deadline but now plan to add players, according to a high-ranking team official who requested anonymity from USA TODAY Sports because of competitive reasons. They would have given away starter Jake Peavy and his $17 million salary a few months ago. Now he's untouchable, with the White Sox envisioning him as their workhorse for the pennant stretch.
At 29-22 overall, the White Sox have a 1.5 game lead on second place Cleveland.