Earlier today, the White Sox hosted SoxFest 2013, an interactive event where fans got the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with General Manager Rick Hahn. Executive Vice President and former GM Kenny Williams couldn't resist joining in and closed things out when he asked Hahn if he'll do a better job than his predecessor. Hahn responded by saying that the last GM had a better support staff in place (via White Sox on Twitter) and drew laughs from everyone in attendance. Here's more on the White Sox..
- Hahn said that the White Sox haven't shopped Dayan Viciedo but added that no one is untouchable, tweets Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. It was reported last month that the White Sox discussed deals involving Viciedo and Alejandro De Aza.
- The GM was asked about the departure of A.J. Pierzynski and he explained that the money that would have gone to the catcher was instead re-routed to Jake Peavy, Jeff Keppinger, and Matt Lindstrom, tweets Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. Hahn also expressed confidence in catcher Tyler Flowers' abilities.
- A fan asked Hahn about the decision to claim Zach Stewart off of waivers from the Pirates. The GM explained that Stewart adds depth to the team's pitching, cost the team very little, and has big league experience, Gonzales tweets. The White Sox's decision to pick up Stewart yesterday marked the second time that they have acquired the right-hander in two years.