Hahn: White Sox Won't Be Rash On Trade Front

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(670 The Score) While they're back in a phase of contention and off to a strong 7-4 start entering play Wednesday, the White Sox don't sound inclined to move a prospect of significance to acquire a veteran to help with a playoff push in the truncated 60-game season.

Then again, cautiousness on the trade front might be a hallmark for a lot of teams in a unique season that's more difficult to evaluate than usual and which featured an Aug. 31 trade deadline.

"That will be one of the challenges now and moving into the offseason," White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said. "A team may overachieve for a 60-game season. A guy can have a bad month or two bad months. You try to understand the true talent level of the players who you have in this period. That can be a challenge. Add into that the absence of minor league games and the ability to evaluate what else is out there, the whole thing is new for all of us and a little bit of a challenge."

Hahn's comments came with the context of his White Sox being plagued by injuries. Two members of their rotation in right-hander Reynaldo Lopez and left-hander Carlos Rodon are currently on the injured list, developments that followed right-hander Michael Kopech opting out of playing amid the pandemic before he even reported to summer camp. Earlier Wednesday, Hahn revealed that rookie second baseman Nick Madrigal has a separated shoulder and will soon be placed on the injured list.

To put it simply, Hahn's main focus remains on the next seven or so years, not 2020.

"Look, we want to win each and every game in 2020," Hahn said. "There is no doubt about that. And the guys in that clubhouse are committed to winning a championship in 2020. We know that is important, and if we have an opportunity (to trade), we will take that seriously and vet it seriously. But this has always has been about multiple championships. It's always been about putting ourselves in this position every year. Being over-reactionary to a bad 30-game sample or something like that, maybe doing something rash would perhaps decrease our chances of attaining that goal. That is something we intend to avoid."

Bruce Levine covers the Cubs and White Sox for 670 The Score. Follow him on Twitter @MLBBruceLevine.