The White Sox cannot trade Mark Buehrle without permission, since the lefty's ten and five rights kicked in last night. Buehrle has spent ten years in the major leagues, and has been on his current team for the last five, so he has earned the right to veto any trade.
A month ago, when the White Sox appeared ready to sell, Buehrle's ten and five rights could have been a factor for GM Kenny Williams. The team is now in contention, so Williams told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune that the club did not consider making a trade.
A.J. Pierzynski had his ten and five rights kick in last month after appearing in more than his share of trade rumors. But the White Sox, now 43-38 after a June hot streak, are now just a game out of first place in the AL Central. Click here for our complete list of players with upcoming ten and five rights.