Injuries to All-Star Tim Anderson and Leury García have tested the Chicago White Sox’s depth at shortstop.
The team reportedly is signing Elvis Andrus to help.
Andrus cleared waivers and is expected to join the Sox Friday in Cleveland, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Thursday.
Asked before Thursday’s game against the Houston Astros about a possible outside addition for the position, Sox manager Tony La Russa said, “Our guys (in the front office) are working. Maybe there will be an addition to the roster, who knows? If not, we can win with these guys.”
Andrus, 33, slashed .237/.301/.373 with 24 doubles, eight homers and 30 RBIs in 106 games this season with the Oakland Athletics. The A’s released the veteran on Wednesday.
He has a .270/.326/.369 career slash line with 87 home runs and 703 RBIs in 1,904 games with the Texas Rangers (2009-20) and A’s (2021-22). He made the American League All-Star team in 2010 and 2012.
Anderson went on the injured list Aug. 9 with a with a sagittal band tear on the middle finger of his left hand and is expected to miss about six weeks. He suffered the injury checking his swing Aug. 6 against the Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. García, the top option to fill in, went on the 10-day IL Wednesday with a lower back strain.
Romy Gonzalez, recalled from Triple-A Charlotte Wednesday, and Lenyn Sosa are the shortstops currently on the Sox roster.