3 Players the White Sox Need to Sign Once MLB Lifts Freeze

Seattle Mariners shortstop Tim Beckham
Seattle Mariners shortstop Tim Beckham | Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox clearly think that their championship window is starting to creek open, as an aggressive offseason has made them one of the favorites in the AL Central, even after the MLB season was cut down from 162 games to a short 60-game gauntlet.

By picking up these veterans off of the free agent scrap heap once the MLB lifts the transaction freeze, Chicago can make one or two tweaks that ultimately help them take home the AL Central crown.

3. RP Arodys Vizcaino

Atlanta Braves righty Arodys Vizcaino
Atlanta Braves righty Arodys Vizcaino | Rob Carr/Getty Images

Vizcaino only pitched in four games last year due to a shoulder injury, but the White Sox still don't have a very threatening bullpen, and adding a healthy Vizcaino would make hitters just a tad more fearful in the batter's box. From 2015-2018, Vizcaino recorded an ERA of 2.83 or lower in three of those four seasons, aided by a triple-digit fastball and filthy breaking ball. He probably won't take the closer role away from Alex Colome, but he'll be a quality eighth-inning guy during a shortened season.

2. SS Tim Beckham

Seattle Mariners shortstop Tim Beckham
Seattle Mariners shortstop Tim Beckham | Michael Zagaris/Getty Images

Beckham might be close to 30, and he's coming off of a very tumultuous season in which he got suspended for performance-enhancing drugs, but there will always be a spot for a power bat that features his level of pure speed. The White Sox roster features a bunch of greenhorns, and Beckham might be able to beat them all out considering the strides he's made as a hitter in recent years. He can be utilized as a backup infielder or a DH if the opportunity arises.

1. SP Andrew Cashner

Boston Red Sox right-hander Andrew Cashner
Boston Red Sox right-hander Andrew Cashner | Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Cashner was almost the Baltimore Orioles' lone representative in the 2019 All-Star Game, but his stock took a massive hit after he posted a 6.20 ERA with the Boston Red Sox following a midseason trade. Even given his late-season struggles, Cashner still has a quality fastball and can strike people out. His ability to pitch out of the bullpen and in the rotation might help him carve out a role on this White Sox staff, especially with Reynaldo Lopez and Dylan Cease projected to round out the back end of the rotation.