White Sox Minor Keys: Aug. 7, 2023

Tyler Naquin
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It sounds like the White Sox will be making a multitude of moves across the system as the new series start today, but in the meantime, the White Sox added Tyler Naquin to Charlotte’s roster.

The White Sox acquired him from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash in an August trade that’s allowed becuase Naquin has spent the entire year off any 40-man roster. Naquin has spent at least part of the last seven seasons in the majors, including 105 games between the Mets and Reds last year. He hit just .203/.246/.390 for New York after a late-July trade, and he’s hit .284/.333/.432 in 40 games for the Nashville Sounds this year.

ACL Mariners 6, ACL White Sox 2

  • Ryan Burrowes went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
  • Ronny Hernandez also wore the collar.
  • Same for George Wolkow, who struck out twice.
  • Jake Peppers’ pro debut: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, 2 WP

DSL White Sox vs. DSL Arizona Red, suspended

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Tyler Naquin and Trayce Thompson can now join the team photo of AAAA outfielders along with C Frazier, A Haseley, J Marisnik, B Hamilton, M Payton, J Lamb, N Williams, L Gonzalez, N Mazara, J Dyson, R Cordell, C Tilson, J Jay, R LeMarre, etc, etc, etc. We had hopes for all of them, but alas…


In the meantime, the one USEFUL guy that they could have picked up was Ramon Laureano but they had no interest in him.

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To be fair, every organization cycles through guys like that, sometimes just to fill out the minor league roster. And some of those names have been legitimate major leaguers, at least for a time.

I was glad to see Thompson. So long as he has his defense, he is a reasonable 4th outfielder who maybe if he sees playing time can hit for a stretch like he did with LA last season. And sounds like he is viewed as one of those “culture” fit guys.

“He gives us the versatility to give some guys a rest,” Grifol said Wednesday. “He’s a really good outfielder, he’s been there, he’s done it, so we’ll see how it goes.

“Really good guy, good makeup guy. He’ll be good in the clubhouse, bring some experience, good worker, professional, all the right attributes and characteristics we’re looking for here.”

Sox general manager Rick Hahn mentioned Thompson as someone the Sox “want in here as part of this culture.”’


Last edited 1 month ago by JazznFunk

The Sox wanted Trayce Thompson here as part of the culture? I don’t know what to think of that but it definitely raises some questions.


Add Victor Reyes (stuck in AAA), and add guys who were prospects, and may be proved useful elsewhere (Rutherford, Luis Hernandez)