Don't expect the White Sox to add to their payroll as they attempt to chase down the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians in the American League Central.
"I've made no secret about it for quite a while that we are limited from a payroll standpoint at this point and time,'' Sox general manager Ken Williams said before the Sox played the Indians at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday night. "We haven't earned our fans' patronage enough to put us in that position and that's nobody's fault except our own.''
The Indians traded for starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez before the trade deadline. The Tigers added outfielder Delmon Young after it to beef up their lineup. The Sox trimmed some payroll before the trade deadline by trading Edwin Jackson, although that deal beefed up the Sox' bullpen with the addition of Jason Frasor.
"Anything that would come across right now, even if it were appealing from a talent standpoint, we are not in a position to be able to do it,'' Williams said. "Again, that's our fault. That's nobody's fault, except me, my staff and the people in uniform.''