According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the White Sox and infielder Jeff Keppinger agreed to a three-year deal. Keppinger, who has experience at third base, had a .367 on-base percentage with Tampa Bay in 2012.
Robin Ventura told reporters on Day 2 of the winter meetings that Adam Dunn will see more time at first base this year to give 37-year-old Paul Konerko more rest.
If the White Sox do indeed trade one of their starting pitchers, the team is already seeking possible replacements in free agency. One name that has popped up is ex-Sox Brandon McCarthy.
Before Robin Ventura's first season with the White Sox, he soaked in advice given to him from Hall of Famers Tommy Lasorda and Joe Torre.
The White Sox had high expectations for Brent Morel going into the 2012 season, but injuries hampered his development. If healthy, Morel could be the long-term solution at third base for the White Sox.
What seemed like an unrealistic scenario just a few days ago, a source confirmed to White Sox Insider Dan Hayes the team is still interested in bringing back catcher A.J. Pierzynski, and have been talking to the catcher.
The White Sox held first place for more than 100 days last year, but ultimately finished second to the Tigers and are chasing the reigning AL champions this winter.
With A.J. Pierzynski still unsigned, the White Sox are operating under the impression Tyler Flowers would take over regular duties at catcher and if so, they are comfortable with Hector Gimenez as his backup.
John Danks continues to recover from August shoulder surgery and remains on track to return to action in spring training next February.
Tyler Flowers offered a frank assessment of his situation with the White Sox, telling Chuck Garfien he hopes A.J. Pierzynski signs elsewhere so he can earn a starting role in 2013 with the White Sox.