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White Sox talking with Rowand?

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White Sox talking with Rowand?

Assuming the White Sox can find trade partner for Carlos Quentin, the team will have an opening on their bench next season. That's where Aaron Rowand could come in.

The fan favorite and 2005 world champion's agents have spoken with the White Sox, according to Jerry Crasnick, and on the surface Rowand could be a fit -- especially if Jordan Danks is selected in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.

As it stands, the White Sox bench should be Tyler Flowers, Brent Lillibridge, a middle infielder (Ozzie Martinez or Eduardo Escobar, most likely) and then an open spot. Given Lillibridge's ability to play any position but catcher, the Sox could go with a fourth outfielder to be used as a late-inning defensive replacement for Dayan Viciedo.

Rowand still plays good defense, although his offensive numbers have tanked in the last three years. With that in mind, he'd probably have to settle for a minor-league contract and an invite to spring training.

Would you want Rowand back? Let us know in the comments or on twitter @WhiteSoxTalkCSN.

Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Will the White Sox get a win in Boston against the former World Series Champs?

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Baseball Night in Chicago Podcast: Will the White Sox get a win in Boston against the former World Series Champs?

Scott Podsednik and Doug Glanville join Leila Rahimi to talk all things Chicago baseball as the Cubs take on game two against the Braves and the Sox look to get a win in Boston.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

Revenge tour: After Eloy Jimenez homered against Cubs, Yoan Moncada homered against Red Sox

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Revenge tour: After Eloy Jimenez homered against Cubs, Yoan Moncada homered against Red Sox

Call it the White Sox Hitters Revenge Tour.

Last week, Eloy Jimenez provided the single best image of rebuilding progress to date for the White Sox, smashing a game-winning homer in the ninth inning against the Cubs, the team that traded him, at Wrigley Field, the park he always assumed would be the one he'd call home as a big leaguer.

Well, a week later, Yoan Moncada exacted similar revenge on the team that traded him.

In the first of a three-game series between the White Sox and Boston Red Sox, Moncada took a second-inning pitch out to left field, depositing a ball over the top of the Green Monster for a tie-breaking two-run homer at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox traded Moncada — as part of a package that also included Michael Kopech and Luis Basabe — to the White Sox during the Winter Meetings in 2016 in the deal that jump-started the South Side rebuilding project.

Between signing with the Red Sox in 2015 and making his White Sox debut in 2017, Moncada spent time as the No. 1 overall prospect in the game. After a disappointing first full season in the majors last year, Moncada is having a much better go of things in 2019, bringing a .295/.347/.509 slash line into Monday night, when he belted his 13th home run of the season.

Of course, the Red Sox are pretty happy with their return in that trade, Chris Sale, who in addition to being one of the best pitchers in baseball over the past two and a half seasons got the championship-clinching out in the World Series last October.

But part of the reason the White Sox future is so bright is the return they got in the Sale trade. And one of those players got his revenge, Eloy style, on Monday night.

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