The White Sox are buyers towards the trade deadline
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Since winning seven straight games, the White Sox have turned an awful start into a chance to claim a wild card spot.
The South Siders are 49-51, but only three games back from the second wild card spot in the American League. An aggressive push for the playoffs means a buyers attitude at the trade deadline.
The White Sox will try to add some rental bats such as San Diego Padres outfielder Justin Upton or Detroit Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline according to CBS Sports writer Jon Heyman.
Have heard chisox are on upton and cespedes now. Things have really turned around for south siders
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 30, 2015
Between the two players, USA Today writer Bob Nightengale thinks the White Sox are more likely to trade for Cespedes.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2015
Cespedes is hitting .293 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI, which is more home runs and RBI than any player on the White Sox current roster.
With the addition of either Cespedes or Upton would instantly upgrade the White Sox’s outfield, but it’s the fact that the South Siders would have to give up future prospects for a rental bat.
The White Sox have until 3 p.m. CT to make their decision if they want to make a trade.