By Bruce Levine-
GLENDALE, Ariz. (CBS) — Although the White Sox are not shopping outfielder Dayan Viciedo, they are listening to other clubs about there interest in the Cuban power hitter. Several major league sources confirmed that the Sox and Mariners have had discussions on a deal that could center around Viciedo.
The Mariners top talent evaluates Ted Simmons and Pete Vuckovich were both in attendance at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, watching Viciedo and his teammates playing the Seattle Mariners. The White Sox have a need for young left hand hitting who they can project as run producers. Only Adam Dunn, a would be free agent after 2014, has extra base and RBI potential from the left side on the 40 man roster.
Seattle is trying to add a power bat from the right side to help protect Robinson Cano in the lineup. GM Jack Zduriencik has admired the potential of Viciedo since he signed with the White Sox as a free gent in 2008.
Viceido was a disappointment to the Sox brass in 2014. The 25-year-old outfielder dropped his power number output from 25/78 in home runs and RBI in 2012, to 14/56 last season. He is under team control for three more seasons after 2014.