Sox Drawer - Hahn: 'We're not done'

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Sox Drawer - Hahn: 'We're not done'

For White Sox fans who have been waiting for their team to make some additional moves for the 2013 season, you might soon get your wish.

Were not done, said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn Tuesday on Chicago Baseball Hot Stove.

In his first off-season at his new job, Hahn has re-signed Jake Peavy to the rotation and added Jeff Keppinger at third base. Both are solid moves and fill needs, but everyone expected the White Sox to do more by now.

So did Hahn.

It has felt like its been a little bit slower in terms of coming together, he said about deals hes been working on. Its felt to me as a lot of hurry up and wait at times.

The wait for White Sox reinforcements is likely about to end.

Perhaps other things are going to be announced later in the week, Hahn revealed.

Translation? Friday at Sox Fest.

One logical addition is reliever Matt Lindstrom, the hard-throwing righty who reportedly agreed to terms a one-year deal with the White Sox over the weekend.

Thats been widely rumored, Hahn said of the White Sox hope in signing a reliever. Weve made no secret of the fact that were interested in finding a complement to Jesse Crain, perhaps from the right side of the bullpen. A power arm type that can get ground balls and can keep the ball in the park.

Hahn then looked at a monitor in the studio that was showing video of Lindstrom pitching for the Marlins.

There have been reports out there, and some video even, of guys who really fit into that role, he said with a wide grin.

Hahn admitted that he is still looking for a left-handed bat. Possibilities are out there, but he has to find a match that works for the White Sox.

If the right opportunity to get better presents itself, we will jump on it. But as of yet, we have not found that fit that we feel confident is truly an upgrade, Hahn said. We can go out and acquire a left-handed hitter which is probably going to make us look good, like were doing work and weve addressed a perceived need in January. But come April or May, if its not the right fit, then its going to be a worthless acquisition.

In 2011, the White Sox said good-bye to fan favorite Mark Buehrle. In 2012, it was A.J. Pierzynski. Now with Paul Konerko entering the final year of his contract, 2013 could be the swan song for the long-time Sox first baseman.

Konerko has not revealed his plans for beyond this season, whether he wants to continue playing or retire. He turns 37 on March 5.

Its been my experience that these things are best kept quiet between the player and the club in terms of any conversations about extensions or, Is this the end or what are your plans for the future? Hahn said. These things have a way of working themselves out, and Paulie has obviously been a big part of our past and hopefully a big part of our success in 2013, and perhaps beyond.

Who knows? Maybe Konerko will announce his intentions when he arrives at Sox Fest.
In an off-season of little news, there might be a bunch Friday.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Tim Anderson gives revealing interview about his first season

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Tim Anderson gives revealing interview about his first season

In this episode of the White Sox Talk Podcast, shortstop Tim Anderson joins the podcast and gives a revealing interview with Chuck Garfien about his first season with the White Sox and how adversity he faced in high school still drives him today.

Dan Hayes calls in from Arizona to break down the White Sox-Cubs game. They talk about Lucas Giolito’s White Sox debut, Jose Abreu’s first home run of the spring and the latest Jose Quintana rumors.

CSN’s Siera Santos talks about her conversations with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

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Fast Break Morning Update: White Sox, Cubs meet in spring training

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