The Dodgers could use a shortstop. As the off-season started, the Chicago White Sox let it be known that Alexei Ramirez was available.
That time is over. The White Sox traded for pitcher Jeff Samardzija and agreed to terms with closer David Robertson on Monday, on the heels of signing free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche and left-handed reliever Zach Duke.
The White Sox are playing to win, and win now. That means Ramirez is no longer available, no matter how much interest other teams might have.
"You're talking about a premium player at a premium position who is signed to a reasonable contract," White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn said...