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White Sox News: Dunn, Matsui, Gavin Floyd, and Ozzie/Marlins Rumors

The Chicago White Sox signed third baseman Dallas McPherson, 30, who was once one of the Los Angeles Angels top prospects…..played for the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate in 2010….. hit .267/.339/.541 with 22 home runs in 354 plate appearances. [Baseball America]

The White Sox are willing to hear offers for RHP Gavin Floyd…..would expect a substantial return considering Floyd is a proven 2nd or 3rd starter…..Floyd made 31 starts for White Sox in 2010 and went 10-13 with a 4.08 ERA…..had a career best 49% groundball rate…..was 3-1 with a 0.80 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in July. [MLBTR]

It seems unlikely that the Phillies will re-sign Jayson Werth and are therefore exploring other options for right field…..some of the names that have been discussed include Carlos Quentin, and former White Sox outfielder Jermaine Dye. [Jayson Stark]

Kenny Williams met with Adam Dunn’s agent on Tuesday to discuss the free agent’s terms…..Dunn is seeking a contract worth at least $40 million…..he could be the White Sox back up plan if they are unable to re-sign Konerko. [312 Sports]

Jerry Reinsdorf told the Chicago Sun Times that the White Sox did inquire about a specific player on the Marlins in exchange for the permission to talk with Ozzie Guillen……initial reports suggested that the player was Mike Stanton, although it has been repeatedly denied…..it is now speculated that the player might have been Logan Morrison [Chicago Sun Times]

On Wednesday, Kenny Williams met with free agent Hideki Matsui, who appears to be one of several left-handed hitters on his radar…..it is rumored that Williams now may be seeking two left-handed bats…..if Quentin is moved then Matsui could be a nice fit at DH. [Jon Heyman]

Free agent Paul Konerko would “love” to play for the Diamondbacks if a deal cannot be reached with the White Sox…..Konerko resides in Scottsdale, AZ in the off-season…..the only question is whether the Diamondbacks can afford him without making significant changes to team. [USA Today]

Former White Sox outfielder Brian Anderson has opted for free agency after refusing an outright assignment…..Anderson – who was also a pitcher in college – spent the 2010 season as a relief pitcher in the Royals’ minor league system…..was hitting 95 mph on radar gun…..could the White Sox turn him into the next Sergio Santos? [Kansas City Star]

*This article was also posted on 312Sports.com

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