6:11 pm: The White Sox catcher trades Reese McGuire To the Red Sox, per ESPN’s Jesse Rogers. Robert Murray from FanSided Reports That dilute left-handed veteran Jake Dickman Heading to Chicago in the bargain.
McGuire, 27, will give Boston an immediate option to take some playing time left by this evening’s trade deal. Christian Vasquez to the stars. Although McGuire has never managed to accumulate much consistency in the major leagues, he was a potential former player with three more seasons of dominance remaining at the club beyond this year. He’s only made 0.225/.261/.285 on the season but has impressive defensive marks throughout the year: +7 defensive points saved, 31% steal rate and positive pitch framing scores from both FanGraphs and Statcast.
McGuire is out of minor league options, so the acquisition suggests the Red Sox plan to carry him to the major league roster for the foreseeable future. With Vasquez now in Houston and Kevin Blawicki He’s set to become a free agent after the season, and McGuire will at least give the Sox a defensive option to be a backup next year. horizons Ronaldo Hernandez And the Connor Wong Giving the Sox some indoor options to head into 2023 (and possibly down the stretch this year), but the front office could also look at ways to upgrade behind the plate in the off-season (or, more likely, with more deals in the next 22 hours).
Meanwhile, 35-year-old Dickman will give Chicago a left-handed veteran option rumored to be striving for the front office. He’s having a fairly typical season by his standards, missing a lot of bats but also walking quite a lot of hitters. Command has always been a problem for Dickman, who currently has a 4.23 ERA with a strike rate of 29.8% but is the worst walk rate of any qualified reliever in the majors (17.5%).
Despite the deluge of free passes, Dickman would add a tricky throw, swing and miss South to coach Tony La Russa’s late inning mix. He plays on a two-year, $8 million contract that spans the 2022-23 seasons and holds a $4 million club option for the 2024 campaign. As such, ChiSox can count Diekman among their late options for at least one additional season and possibly two, depending on how he performs during the next 14 months.
The White Sox was no left-handed Aaron Bomer Most of the summer thanks to tense meridians and left-handed youth Garrett crochet Tommy John underwent surgery early in the season. This led General Manager Rick Hahn and his staff to target some extra left-handed help in the game. Tanner Banks, a 30-year-old apprentice who was previously Rossa’s only other choice among the ‘pen. Triple A left Anderson Severino And the Bennett Sousa Both are in the 40-man roster, but both have been hit hard this season in limited MLB work.