MLB Rumors: White Sox Interested In Free Agent Starter After Impressive Bounce-Back Season

Amidst a period of transition in their pitching rotation, the Chicago White Sox are contemplating a reunion with veteran right-hander Mike Clevinger.

Following the departure of Dylan Cease via trade and the potential shift of Michael Kopech to the bullpen, the team finds itself in need of stability and experience on the mound.

Despite concerns about his age and injury history, Clevinger's past contributions to the White Sox, including a commendable 3.77 ERA over 131.1 innings pitched last season, have put him back on their radar.

Reports suggest that while other teams have shown limited interest in Clevinger, the White Sox are internally discussing the potential benefits of bringing him back into the fold.

Although Clevinger may not replicate Cease's dominance, his track record—a career 3.45 ERA and a solid 60-39 record—underscores his reliability as a starter.

With MLB insider Bob Nightengale hinting at the team's interest, a reunion with Clevinger could provide the White Sox with much-needed stability and depth in their pitching rotation as they navigate through the challenges of the upcoming season.

While concerns linger over his injury history, Clevinger's ability to consistently deliver quality starts presents an enticing option for Chicago.

As mentioned, he posted a 3.77 ERA with 110 strikeouts across 131.1 innings and 24 starts last season, after the 2022 season saw him record a 4.33 ERA across 114.1 innings and 22 starts with the San Diego Padres.

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