Chicago White Sox Rumors: 2 Teams Have Starting Pitcher On Their Radar

The Chicago White Sox are in a rough spot right now and, as such, are primed to be sellers at this summer's trade deadline, or sooner.

As a result, one name who will definitely be made available is starter Mike Clevinger. Thus far this season, the 32-year-old has compiled an underwhelming 4.79 ERA over eight starts. However, his underlying numbers suggest he's better than he's been so far.

Here are two teams with Mike Clevinger currently on their radars: 

Atlanta Braves

The Braves, dealing with injuries to Max Fried and Kyle Wright, are actively seeking starting pitching options to address their current roster gaps. Despite Clevinger's less-than-stellar numbers this season, including a 4.79 ERA, his skillset suggests he could thrive with the right pitching staff and coaching support. Additionally, the recent investigations by both the police and MLB regarding accusations of domestic and child abuse against Clevinger resulted in no charges or suspensions, making him a potential trade option for the Braves.

Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles have kicked off the season impressively and have positioned themselves as potential buyers at the upcoming trade deadline. Bolstering their rotation is a particular area of need, and Clevinger's addition could provide the much-needed pitching depth to sustain their early success. Despite his current ERA, Clevinger's underlying skills suggest he is capable of delivering better results with the right coaching and support from a new team.

While Clevinger may not command a high trade value due to being in a contract year, he could provide much-needed depth for contenders like the Braves and Orioles. Acquiring a talented pitcher like Clevinger would solidify their rotations and enhance their chances of remaining competitive as the season progresses. Photo Credit: Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports