White Sox still waiting for Manny Machado
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox opened spring training still waiting for Manny Machado.
“We’ll just see when it happens,” first baseman Yonder Alonso, Machado’s brother-in-law, said Wednesday.
Machado, among the offseason’s top free agents, still hasn’t agreed to a deal. Alonso spoke with the All-Star infielder on Tuesday.
“We didn’t talk about baseball,” Alonso said.
Dozens of free agents remain on the market.
“It seems that moves drifting into spring training is becoming a bit of the new normal,” general manager Rick Hahn said. “We try to be disciplined in terms of our focus. Certainly we don’t want to spend any time negotiating through the media or talking about where things sit publicly until there’s some finality.”
For now at least, Hahn said, “The focus is going to be on the guys in the room, and putting them in the best position to win.”
“We’re all excited about all the possibilities as we’re moving forward, because now the time has been put in,” Renteria said.