Report: Pirates — owners of two top-10 prospects — trying to trade for Jose Quintana

Report: Pirates — owners of two top-10 prospects — trying to trade for Jose Quintana

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It's no surprise that White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana is drawing interest from multiple clubs. The New York Yankees are reportedly one of them, an intriguing possibility considering their loaded farm system.

But so too are the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to ESPN's Buster Olney, who reported this week that the Bucs are trying to pull off a deal for the All-Star lefty.

Much like the Yankees, the Pirates have a number of players ranked among baseball's top prospects, which should make them an appealing trade partner for a White Sox team trying to load up on young talent like they did in trades with the Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals.

The Pirates have two of the top-10 prospects in baseball, per MLB.com's rankings: pitcher Tyler Glasnow (No. 8) and outfielder Austin Meadows (No. 9). First baseman Josh Bell is ranked 20th, and he logged 45 games with the big league club last season. Shortstop Kevin Newman (No. 42) and pitcher Mitch Keller (No. 72) are also ranked in the top 100.

Quintana, just 27 years old and on a team-friendly contract, would figure to fetch a big return. And with Rick Hahn already sending Chris Sale to the Red Sox and Adam Eaton to the Nationals this offseason in a pair of deals that gave the White Sox two of the three top prospects in baseball — infielder Yoan Moncada and pitcher Lucas Giolito — it wouldn't be a surprise to see the general manager try to further bolster the farm system.

Avisail Garcia moves up in final days of All-Star Game voting

Avisail Garcia moves up in final days of All-Star Game voting

Major League Baseball released the latest American League All-Star voting update Monday and Avisail Garcia has jumped back into fifth place among outfielders.

The White Sox right fielder jumped past Boston's Mookie Betts since the last returns were announced on June 13.

Since then Garcia has slashed .319/.447/.819 with a homer, 5 RBIs and three doubles in 12 games.

Aaron Judge, Mike Trout and George Springer remain the top vote-getters in the outfield, though Trout won't play in the Midsumemr Classic because of a thumb injury.

On the year Garcia is batting .331 with a .904 OPS, 11 homers and 51 RBIs; the RBIs are the same number Garcia had all of last year.

Garcia is the only White sox player among the top AL vote-getters at any position.

Voting ends June 30.

Derek Holland not satisfied despite strong outing in White Sox loss

Derek Holland not satisfied despite strong outing in White Sox loss

Derek Holland turned in one of his best starts of the season on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, the White Sox had nothing to show for it after a 5-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.

In six innings, Holland allowed four hits, one earned run, and two walks while recording six strikeouts. He was charged with his only run in the seventh, when he allowed a single to Yonder Alonso, who came around to score after Holland had been pulled from the game.

Despite his confidence in the bullpen, which has been one of the White Sox biggest strengths this season, Holland would like to see himself go deeper into the games.

“I should be getting into the 7th and not having 110 pitches,” Holland said. “The bullpen's done a great job of picking us up in the seventh, eighth and ninth. The starters, and really pointing more to myself, we need to...I need to go out there and go longer."

Entering Sunday, three of Holland’s last four starts had been the worst outings of the season – allowing 22 earned runs over those four games. Despite the team’s 5-3 loss, Holland felt his outing was a step in the right direction.

“I felt good about everything out there,” Holland said. “(Omar Narvaez) and I were right on the same page. There were just a couple of things that got away from us. Just one of those things. Defense made the plays for us when they needed to, unfortunately we just didn't come out on top."

Manager Rick Renteria also had high praise for the 30-year-old southpaw, who bounced back from one of his shortest outings of the season.

“I thought Holland, hopefully what's not lost is Holland's outing today was really, really good,” Renteria said. “He kept us in the ballgame. They've got some kids that can swing the bat. They were putting things together. All we were trying to do at the end was minimize any damage they could produce. We weren't able to.”