It wasn't all A-Rod on Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
Without a doubt, Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees' disgraced third baseman, was the hot topic, but White Sox general manager Rick Hahn appeased the regular local media with a post-nonwaiver trade deadline update.
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Considering they still have the second-worst record (41-69) in baseball after snapping a 10-game losing streak with an 8-1 victory over the Yankees, Hahn was not in the best of moods.
Scoring 15 runs while going 0-7 on a road trip to Cleveland and Detroit was particularly vexing.
"It was obviously a historically bad road trip for us, and we are in a bad spot in terms of our performance right now," Hahn said. "It's extremely frustrating for everyone associated with it, and especially our pitchers."
The White Sox erupted for 8 runs on 14 hits Monday against New York starter Andy Pettitte and four relief pitchers.
"We had a good approach, and you get fortunate with some balls that fall in early," manager Robin Ventura said after the Sox jumped on Pettitte for 7 runs on 11 hits (10 singles) through the first three innings.
Jose Quintana (6-3), who pitched in the Yankees' minor-league system before signing with the White Sox, allowed 1 run on 8 hits in 62⁄3 innings to pick up the win.
In his previous 4 starts, Quintana got 6 total runs of support.
"I feel happy because we're on the winning side," Quintana said through a translator. "I got good run support, but I tried to think of the game being 0-0."
Left fielder Dayan Viciedo exited the game with a jammed left thumb in the bottom of the first inning, but X-rays were negative. He's day to day.
The July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline has passed, but look for Sox GM Rick Hahn to pull a deal or two in August, especially if the Texas Rangers come looking for Alex Rios after right fielder Nelson Cruz was suspended 50 games Monday for his link to Biogenesis.
"Just because we passed Aug. 1, it doesn't mean the activity has ceased," Hahn said. "If everything rolls the right way, we won't hesitate to do something. It's a matter of aligning not just with the talent and the economics, but making sure it's the right fit for us going forward.
"There's no pressure to do anything from an economic standpoint or just for the sake of let's mix things up. We are going to do it to make sense for the organization for the long term."
Avisail Garcia, acquired from the Detroit Tigers last Wednesday in the three-way trade that sent Jake Peavy to the Boston Red Sox, continued to tear it up for Class AAA Charlotte on Monday night.
Garcia was 3-for-4 with a walk and 3 RBI. In five games with the Knights, the outfielder is batting .389 with 1 home run and 7 RBI.
Is Garcia heading to the White Sox soon?
"We'll see," Rick Hahn said. "I don't have a magic time frame on it. There certainly are those who feel he's ready to contribute at the big-league level. If the opportunity presented itself, he could be here fairly soon."