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Report: White Sox expected to make run at Victor Martinez


With Adam Dunn’s contract expiring after the season and Paul Konerko set to retire, the Chicago White Sox will have a need for a DH in 2015. Bruce Levine of 670 The Score in Chicago reported on Saturday that the White Sox will look to sign Victor Martinez from the Detroit Tigers this off-season.

With approximately $46 million in salary commitments for 2015, the White Sox will have the financial ability to pursue a big name free agent, and the market for Martinez is likely to be hot.

Martinez will turn 36 this winter, and is enjoying the best season of his 12-year career hitting .328 with 26 home runs, 88 RBIs, and only 38 strikeouts in 522 plate appearances. If Chicago does attempt to sign Martinez and Detroit makes a qualifying offer, the White Sox would have to give up a second-round pick, if they finish with one of the worst-10 records.

The pursuit of Martinez will be hot this winter, but a decision is more than likely going to come down between money, championship opportunity, or both.

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