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White Sox Thu Jul 31 2008

Ken Griffey, Jr. Trades Red for Black

The big news today is that Ken Griffey, Jr. is coming to the White Sox. Griffey had to approve the trade, which he apparently has, and might be suited up in the black, silver and white by this weekend. And might have a chance at a World Series appearance for the first time since Seattle.

The question is, of course, where he'd fit in the lineup. Mark Gonzales predicts he'll play center -- which he hasn't done for the Reds in a couple years -- to leave Germaine Dye in right. Jim Thome would stay DH, and Nick Swisher and Paul Konerko would share first base, with Swisher occasionally pulling OF duty.

Steve Rosenbloom predicts the Sox aren't done trading yet. Rumor has it the A's reliever Huston Street is a possible target. In the meantime, the Yankees acquired Pudge Rodriguez from Detroit, and the Angels picked up first baseman Mark Teixeira from the Braves. With the division front-runners manning up for the playoff push, we're in for some interesting baseball.

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