Ken Griffey Jr Traded to the Chicago White Sox: Ken Griffey Jr. might get a chance to win a World Series Championship before his illustrious career is all said and done. Many media outlets are now reporting that the Cincinnati Reds have traded the 600-HR club-member to the Chicago White Sox.
Thus far this season, the Red are 51-58 and 13½ games out of first place in the AL Central. Meanwhile the White Sox are the frontrunners in that division with a 64-44 record. The closest team to the White Sox is the Milwaukee Brewers (60-48), as they remain 4 GB.
According to the reports, it is still unknown what the Reds will receive in return for the 13-time All-Star. As a 10-year veteran, including 5 with the same team, Griffey reserves the right to veto any trades.
Although, it is highly unlikely that Griffey would pass-up on the opportunity to play for a legitimate contender at this stage of his career; unless for family reasons of some sort.
Griffey, who is a 10-year veteran with 608 career home runs, 7 silver slugger awards, was the 1997 MLB MVP, a recipient of 10 gold gloves, and is currently batting .245, along with 15 home runs in 359 at-bats, with a on base percentage of .355.