"Brad Eldred is 27 and a mountain of a hitter. He is listed at 6 feet 5 inches and 275 pounds, and he's leading the Triple-A International League with 52 runs batted in—15 more than the heralded Jay Bruce
had when Cincinnati promoted him a week ago.
Eldred spent six seasons in the Pittsburgh organization before the White Sox signed him as a minor-league free agent last winter. He hit 136 homers during that time, but only 14 of them came in the National League. His average was .199 in 74 big-league games.
Maybe he's ready to take his hitting to the next level, as Carlos Quentin has done since joining the Sox. But maybe he's not.
It's a subject worth considering because—gulp—Eldred is the best option available when White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen starts talking about wanting to shake up the lineup that has produced only 30 runs in the last 11 games."http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs ... 612.column