The 2022-2023 MLB offseason is officially underway.
The Chicago White Sox have been pretty busy so far, looking for a new manager after the departure of Tony La Russa.
The White Sox chose to hire Pedro Grifol, who had coached the Kansas City Royals, as their new manager.
In terms of free agency, the White Sox made some decisions today with some players currently on their roster.
Today it was announced that the team will take the $12.5 million club option of shortstop Tim Anderson.
It was also announced that the White Sox would turn down veteran infielder Josh Harrison’s $5.5 million club option.
—Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 7, 2022
Sox Keep TA, Deny option on Harrison
The good news for the White Sox is that they will have Anderson for at least one more year.
The shortstop hit .301 with 13 doubles, six home runs, 25 RBIs and 50 runs scored in 79 games.
Anderson was the starting All-American shortstop for the American League in July, but missed the second half of the regular season with a finger injury.
His health will be a major key for the White Sox in 2023 as they look to bounce back from a disappointing finish.
Harrison is a super-utility player who can play multiple positions in the infield and in the outfield.
There will certainly be teams interested in his services if there are any that are looking for a utility player and bat off the bench.
Harrison batted .256 with 19 doubles, seven home runs and 27 RBIs during the regular season.