FRIDAY, 8:50am: Heard from ESPN’s Keith Law on the two pieces of info below. He says they don’t jive – if a guy is on outright waivers, he can’t be pulled back. Sounds like Cowley had it right – Mark Gonzales says the Sox can keep Uribe if no one claims him and Uribe is not being released.
THURSDAY, 6:32pm: Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times has the latest. First of all, second base candidate Danny Richar is out for a month. Cowley adds that a team claimed Uribe and the White Sox pulled him back to make a deal. Cowley’s not sure if that deal will get done though.
WEDNESDAY, 3:00pm: According to George Ofman WSCR 670 The Score out of Chicago, the White Sox are expected to place infielder Juan Uribe on outright waivers. Ofman cautioned that this rumor is unconfirmed by the White Sox, but Mark Gonzales heard the same rumor from a big league scout. I believe this would give any team a chance to claim Uribe by taking on his $4.5MM salary. Uribe and his agent haven’t heard anything from the Sox.
The one team I’ve seen linked to Uribe is the Orioles, who currently have a need at shortstop and may have one at second if they trade Brian Roberts.
For more discuss of the Uribe situation, check out South Side Sox.