White Sox have been trying to move reliever Matt Thornton (owed two years,$12 m.) since July, sources say, and are still trying to move him.
I don’t even know what to say. I understand that Thornton signed an extension in March with the intention of him being their closer, and after he floundered in that role they gave it to Sergio Santos, but Thornton went back to being one of the best setup men around.
He is owed $11M over the next two seasons, which is steep for a setup man on a non-contending team, but he is the only truly dependable bullpen arm the Sox have. But I suppose an argument could be made that the Sox are already paying Santos, Jason Frasor and Jesse Crain and someone has to go.
(via MLB Trade Rumors)