MLB Rumors: White Sox Put Surprising Player In Trade Discussions

The Chicago White Sox are apparently trying to get creative to add to their team this offseason. According to one report, they've even discussed three-time All-Star closer Liam Hendriks in trade talks.

Mark Feinsand of notes that Hendriks does have a limited no-trade clause that would allow him to veto a deal to five clubs, though he doesn't name the five.

Hendriks, who'll turn 34 before the 2023 season begins, has been lights-out for the last several years, compiling 114 saves over the past four seasons, including a league-leading 38 in 2021 and another 37 this past year. In his two years on the South Side, he's posted a 2.66 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP, and a spectacular 13.8 K/9. 

The closer's contract has two years remaining, and while it's worth $29M, that almost seems reasonable for a proven All-Star like Hendriks, considering the dollars being handed out to pitchers these days.

He'll earn $14M in 2023 and has a $15M club option for 2024 that would become guaranteed if he's traded. 

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