Kenny Williams deal?

November, 5, 2009
11/05/09
12:14
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Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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The White Sox refuse to respond a story in the New York Daily News that has the Sox sending infielders Chris Getz and Josh Fields to the Kansas City Royals for infielder/outfielder Mark Teahen.

"I talked to some people with the team this morning," Getz told me at 9 a.m. CT. "At this point, it's been characterized as a rumor."

The White Sox's second-year player was shocked to hear from so many people about the report.

"I've got a bunch of calls already in the last half hour, and at this point I don't know anything about it," Getz said.

Teahen has played all three outfield positions as well as second and third base. The assumption is the deal is in the late talking stages, with nothing consummated at this point.

If Getz is traded, the team's options are to use Teahen at either second, third or the outfield.

The Sox have some versatility to possibly move Gordon Beckham to second or short with the same option for Alexei Ramirez.

Infielder Jayson Nix also is in the mix.

Getz's agent, Bob Garber, said he talked with the White Sox on Thursday morning and they had nothing more to report to him than they did to Getz.

Sources in Kansas City said Teahen had not been told about any trade as of 9 a.m.

Bruce Levine | email

Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
.320 33 99 71
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 33
RBIJ. Abreu 99
RJ. Abreu 71
OPSJ. Abreu .983
WC. Sale 11
ERAC. Sale 2.11
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