Ken Rosenthal @ YB:
The White Sox are open to trading Mark Teahen rather than making him a high-priced utility man at the four corner positions and DH. Still, Teahen represents insurance for rookie third baseman Brent Morel, an outstanding defender who might not hit right away.
Manager Ozzie Guillen likes Teahen’s left-handed bat and estimates that he could find 350 at-bats for the veteran if Morel wins the starting job at third. The problem: Teahen, who is guaranteed $4.75 million this season and $5.5 million in 2012, would be overpaid as a reserve.
I don’t think that’s a new development Ken…
The IF prospects were Eduardo Escobar, Brent Morel, Dayan Viciedo, Andy Wilkins, Jon Gilmore, and Tyler Saladino:
Wilkins is a definite sleeper candidate this year. Any early draft pick hitter coming from an advanced college program (Arkansas) that has a strong rookie debut is expected to continue that success. Wilkins showed power, plate discipline and contact. As a corner infielder, he sits behind Morel, Viciedo, Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko. Sounds like a possible trade piece to me.
Game at 3:05 CT. Jake Peavy’s rehab continues against his former team today, when the White Sox host the Padres at Camelback Ranch.
UPDATE: I don’t see anything on the webcast. The schedules are bad again.
UPDATE #2: I screwed up too. There was no webcast as the whitesox.com schedules said, but the game was televised on CSN (unannounced). Thankfully there is a rebroadcast at 7 p.m CT. It’s 0-0 in the 2nd inning right now.
UPDATE #3: A.J. Pierzynski gets Ken Harrelson’s autobiography on TV.