The Devil Rays optioned Elijah Dukes to Class A and put him on the temporary inactive list back on June 22nd. He’s earning his Major League salary and getting counseling for his problems.
According to Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus, the White Sox may be interested. Given their clear need for outfielders for 2008, a Dukes trade makes plenty of sense. Chicago is a far way from Tampa and would represent a fresh start for Dukes.
Andrew Friedman and Kenny Williams have yet to match up for a trade to the best of my knowledge, though the Rays apparently have interest in Chicago’s available starters.