Williams, Sox May Not Be Done in Market

Posted Jul 30, 2003

(SN Report #588) - White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams has been one of the most active GM's all season and that doesn't look to be changing. The White Sox did add lefty Scott Schoeneweis to help the bullpen, but the void in the rotation and uncertainty of the 'pen is still a concern, which may lead to another trade or two before the July 31 trade deadline.

One reliever that Williams showed strong interest in was Reds closer Scott Williamson, but he was traded to the Red Sox when it was all said and done. His teammate, thirdbaseman baseman Aaron Boone, was also rumored to be involved in the deal.

With that, rumors have the White Sox looking at San Diego's starter Kevin Jarvis and Pirates' ACE Jeff Suppan, who is in the midst of a career year.

Suppan, 28, is 10-7 with a 3.57 ERA and is coming off a strong performance on Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals, where he threw a complete game shutout. Many teams, most notably the Red Sox and Cardinals, have also expressed interest in Suppan. Suppan was signed to a one year deal worth $500,000 at the beginning of the season.

Jarvis, 33, was sideline for part of the season after undergoing season-ending surgery last year. Thus far, he’s rebounded nicely, going 4-2 with a 3.91 ERA in eight starts. Jarvis, who signed a three-year deal worth $9 million prior to the 2002 season, will make $4.25 million in 2004 with a team option in 2005 for $5.25 million.

Other possible, but unlikely, targets are the Orioles' Sidney Ponson and the Expos' Livan Hernandez and Javier Vazquez.

Mario Scalise contributed to this report

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