(CBS) After a 2013 season that went out like a dud, there’s little excitement surrounding White Sox baseball.

But according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the club that lost 99 games this season could make a play for a high-profile free agent.

Van Schouwen cites sources who claim the White Sox “will make a hard push for Granderson, 32, who will be a free agent for the first time and might come cheaper than expected because of two freak injuries that limited him to 61 games, seven homers and 15 RBI in 2013.”

The left-handed-hitting Granderson slugged 84 home runs in 2011 and 2012 combined and can play all three outfield positions – something the White Sox desperately need.

Granderson grew up in south suburban Lynwood and played high school baseball at Thornton Fractional South and college ball at UIC.

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