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Why White Sox, Rick Hahn will prioritize pitching depth

Why White Sox, Rick Hahn will prioritize pitching depth

Why White Sox will prioritize pitching depth this spring originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

MLB’s lockout is over. Players are beginning to report to camp and Spring Training games are slated to begin next week. And now, GMs can finally get back to improving their teams, whether through free agent signings or trades.

For the White Sox, that could mean trying to find a new second baseman, or opting for an everyday right fielder instead of platooning young players like Andrew Vaughn and Adam Engel. But when addressing the media for the first time since the lockout began, GM Rick Hahn said the team won’t focus as much on position players to start.

“I think the combination of the shortened ramp up, the lack of dialogue over the last few months, as well as obviously our high expectations for this season, has created the expectation that pitching depth is going to be a priority,” Hahn said.

For the White Sox, that depth will be especially key in the bullpen. Before the lockout…

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