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After signing catcher Yasmani Grandal on Wednesday, the White Sox are expected to pursue free agent pitcher Zack Wheeler, according to major league sources.
Wheeler, who has spent his entire big league career with the Mets, is also on the Yankees radar -- though the team seems initially lukewarm on him, at least compared to the big prize of the pitching market, Gerrit Cole.
The Mets are not expected to re-sign Wheeler. The team acquired Marcus Stroman in July with the intention of using him to replace either Wheeler or Noah Syndergaard in 2020. The Mets have since taken Syndergaard off the trade market, meaning Wheeler will almost certainly depart.
The White Sox, meanwhile, are at the beginning of what the industry expects will be an active offseason.