With the lack of depth at catcher, the White Sox may have a potential trading partner with the New York Yankees.
According to the New York Post, the Sox had scouts taking in a Yankees exhibition game Tuesday.
The Yankees have high-priced star Brian McCann on an $85-million deal, but they have four quality catching options (Francisco Cervelli, Austin Romine, Gary Sanchez, J.R. Murphy) behind McCann on the depth chart. However, the second and third base options are slim in New York with injury-prone veterans Brian Roberts and Kelly Johnson as the projected starters.
The White Sox, meanwhile, have a glut of young infielders coming up through their system, pushing veterans like Gordon Beckham, Jeff Keppinger and Conor Gillaspie.
With Matt Davidson, Micah Johnson, Marcus Semien, Leury Garcia and Carlos Sanchez in the fold, the Sox have plenty of options for second or third base, but enter the season in search of some catching help with only Josh Phegley and Tyler Flowers duking it out for catcher.
The Yankees are high on Sanchez (the organization's top prospect according to Baseball America), but are said to be willing to deal Cervelli (who has more than 200 big-league games under his belt and is out of minor-league options), Romine (a former Top 100 prospect) or Murphy (ranked the fourth-best prospect in the Yankees system by BA).