Central Notes: White Sox, Twins, Carroll, Brewers

Things are looking good on the South Side of Chicago as the White Sox find themselves on a three-game winning streak.  They'll look to make it four straight tomorrow afternoon when they take on the Tigers at home.  More on the White Sox and other items out of the Central divisions..

  • White Sox GM Ken Williams termed the club's quiet hot stove season as "boring," writes Scott Merkin of MLB.com"At the same time we were confident in our young players," the GM said. "We were still feeling around that veteran deal, something that could bring it all together. It was just different. Not as active. My phone bill was lower."
  • Some were skeptical this offseason when the Twins gave 38-year-old Jamey Carroll a two-year deal to be their everyday shortstop.  Rob Neyer of SBNation looked at other players who went from utility roles to starting jobs so late in their career and was unable to find a true comparable.  Carroll's contract guarantees him $6.75MM with a third year vesting option worth $2MM if he gets to 400 plate appearances in 2013.
  • The Brewers reinstated right-hander Mark Rogers from the restricted list, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.  Milwaukee will assign the 26-year-old to Triple-A.

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2 Comments on "Central Notes: White Sox, Twins, Carroll, Brewers"

3 years 4 months ago

Jamey Carroll has played great defense so far and while his bat has just started to show signs of life, he’s been getting on base a lot by drawing walks. 

3 years 4 months ago

I’m glad that Williams slowed down this off-season! As a Sox fan, I too would like to see what we have in our young players. Maybe there is nothing there but maybe kenny is right and we have something in them….either as future core players or future trading chip to get a bigger piece here after some of the bad contracts are gone after next season. A 4-2 start is having me feel pretty good so far….