Report: White Sox have interest in Juan Uribe

Report: White Sox have interest in Juan Uribe
December 9, 2013, 11:00 am
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Despite a logjam of infielders, a report surfaced late Sunday that suggests the White Sox will attempt to sign third baseman Juan Uribe.

A report from AM-570 in Los Angeles said the White Sox are in pursuit of their former shortstop along with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The starting shortstop for the White Sox 2005 World Series winners, Uribe spent five seasons on the South Side.

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Uribe, 34, spent the past three seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Last season Uribe had a .278/.331/.438 slash line with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs in 426 plate appearances for the Dodgers.

As the roster is currently constructed, the White Sox appear to be set up for a platoon at third base between Conor Gillaspie and Jeff Keppinger. The team also has limited spots left on its bench after Paul Konerko announced he would return last week.

Uribe’s best season with the White Sox was his first, 2004, when he had a .283/.327/.506 line with 23 homers and 74 RBIs. He also had 12 hits, including a homer and five RBIs, during the team’s 11-1 postseason run in 2005.