Alex Colome, James McCann become free agents


(670 The Score) While the White Sox's core is locked in, they do have some roster business to address this offseason.

On Wednesday, three White Sox players officially became free agents with the World Series coming to an end a day prior. Closer Alex Colome, catcher James McCann and outfielder Jarrod Dyson are all hitting the open market.

Colome and McCann both played big roles in the White Sox’s breakout campaign in which they went 35-25 before being eliminated by the Athletics in the wild-card round. Colome, 31, was a force at the back end of the bullpen, posting an 0.81 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP while saving 12 games.

McCann, 30, hit .289 with an .896 OPS in 31 games in 2020. McCann also was a defensive standout, being named a Gold Glove finalist and forming a strong bond in catching ace Lucas Giolito.

Dyson was a trade acquisition late in the season and appeared in 11 games for the White Sox, primarily as a defensive replacement and pinch-runner.

Beyond those three, another White Sox player could soon become a free agent. The team holds a $12-million option on designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion for 2021. The White Sox are expected to decline that after the 37-year-old Encarnacion struggled in hitting .157 with a .627 OPS in 44 games in 2020.