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An inexpensive, long-shot option at third is off the board for both the Cubs and White Sox. Josh Fields has signed
a minor-league deal with the Phillies, whose best option at that position is Freddy Galvis, who like White Sox prospect Carlos Sanchez profiles better as a middle infielder. Fields, 29, looked like he would have a long big-league career after hitting 23 home runs for the 1997 White Sox but has played only 106 big-league games since then, most recently with the 2010 Royals. He spent part of 2011 in Japan and all of last season with Triple-A Albuquerque, batting .322 with 13 home runs. He played 70 games and third but showed the versatility to move all over the field. As a right-handed hitter, he could have been a platoon partner for Luis Valbuena on the North Side but would have been a better fit on the South Side if he was a left-handed hitter. The Sox are trying to fit some left-handed hitting into their lineup.