The White Sox have traded Josh Fields and Chris Getz to Kansas City in exchange for infielder-outfielder Mark Teahen, the White Sox have confirmed. Teahen hit .271 while connecting on 12 home runs and driving in 50 runs last season. The 28-year-old lefty has spent his entire five-year career with the Royals. The move likely means Jermaine Dye, who is a free agent, will be replaced in right field by Teahen. …
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But if the versatile Teahen is now a South Sider, the deal could have been made to move Gordon Beckham to second base. Two weeks ago, manager Ozzie Guillen said that he saw Beckham as a future second baseman when asked if Beckham could ever return to his natural position of shortstop. The 28-year-old Teahen hit .271 with 12 homers and 50 RBI last season, and can play third base, as well as the outfield. The other option is that the Sox will play Teahen in the outfield, moving Beckham to second and clearing the way for the push to sign free agent-to-be Chone Figgins.
There also is the possibility that Teahen could take over at third base, with rookie sensation Gordon Beckham moving to second base. Teahen could maintain the third base position until Brent Morel is ready for the majors in 2012 or sooner.