White Sox remain focused on [Adam] Dunn, but laying groundwork for S[tarting]P[itcher]. [Dan] Hudson pitches Friday. If he flops again, team could shift course.
UPDATE: More Rosenthal:
The Nationals may trade first baseman Adam Dunn if they can’t sign him to an extension before Saturday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. At this point, it doesn’t appear that the sides have made significant progress. So, we can expect the Dunn market to heat up in the coming days. The White Sox have been the most serious suitor, but sources say the Tigers, Rangers and Yankees maintain some level of interest, as well.
While there’s no way for them to know for sure, rival teams believe that Rizzo plans to move Dunn, who is in the last year of his contract. Because of that, they believe that Rizzo’s asking price will eventually drop, and that a deal will get done.
The Rays and White Sox have shown interest in Dunn, but a scout from another American League team said he thinks it would be a mistake for an AL team to trade for him. Dunn has said many times that he has no interest in being a designated hitter, and the scout believes that Dunn wouldn’t be happy with an AL team.