Ohman is currently deciding between three teams, with the White Sox in the driver's seat. The left-handed specialist split 2010 between Florida and Baltimore, posting a 3.21 ERA in 42 2/3 innings after a forgettable 2009 with the Dodgers.
Meanwhile, the Yankees are speaking to an ex-White Sox outfielder, with Andruw Jones a possibility to fill the left-handed outfield platoon spot vacated by Marcus Thames as SI.com's Jon Heyman reports. Nothing is close yet as discussions have only begun.
Jones would improve the defense in New York, of which Thames struggled at, plus receive ample at-bats against left-handers. Jones hit .230/.341/.486 in 328 plate appearances for the ChiSox with 19 home runs, but eight of the dingers came against lefties with a line of .256/.373/.558 in 102 PA.
UPDATE: Heyman reports that Ohman has signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the White Sox. This move will allow Chicago to either move forward in converting Chris Sale to a starter or feel confident in slotting Matt Thornton as closer now that another lefty is aboard.
-- Evan Brunell