NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The White Sox sound as if they would be comfortable with the addition of another relief pitcher this offseason.
Even with the emergence of youngsters Addison Reed, Nate Jones and Donnie Veal, as well as the return of veterans Jesse Crain and Matt Thornton, the White Sox would like to add another arm. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn specifically identified the role vacated by free agent Brett Myers, who is drawing interest as a starting pitcher, which prices him out of the teams budget.
Myers went 3-4 with a 3.12 ERA in 35 appearances after he came to the White Sox in a July trade. He mostly pitched the seventh and eighth inning but also finished 12 games.
Its something we talked to other clubs and free agents about, Hahn said. And its sort of that Brett Myers role is where the vacancy is. Its internal candidates, whether its (Brian) Omogrosso or (Jhan) Marinez, who had a wonderful year at Triple-A who could step in and will be given the opportunity in Glendale to fill that role. But we may bring in someone from the outside, too.