White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen would like to have outfielder/first baseman Mark Kotsay back for the 2010 season, according to MLB.com's Jesse Temple. Kotsay had positive words about a possible return, but admitted, "It's just kind of early to speculate on what lies ahead."
Kotsay, 34 in December, has a .264/.312/.384 line in 139 plate appearances for the Red Sox and White Sox this year. He can play first base and all three outfield positions. Kotsay has performed better since coming to Chicago (with cash) for Brian Anderson on July 28th. He dealt with shoulder, back, and calf injuries with the Red Sox before being designated for assignment four days prior to the trade. He'd signed a $1.5MM free agent deal with Boston on January 8th.