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White Sox conceding 2009 season?

It appears that the White Sox are conceding the 2009 season,'s Buster Olney is reporting.

The White Sox have made it known around the league that veterans Jim Thome, Scott Linebrink, and Jermaine Dye are available for trade.

The team distributed a memo to a number of teams in the league on Monday informing them that some Chicago veterans are available in trade, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

The player with the best chances of being moved is probably Scott Linebrink, unless the White Sox are willing to take next to nothing for impending free agent Jermaine Dye, who is hitting 13 points below his career average. Linebrink is under contract through 2011, with 11.5 million dollars remaining on his contract. NL teams should look into Linebrink. His numbers are much better in the National League, posting a 2.91 ERA in the five seasons prior to jumping to the American League.

Thome is also set to be a free agent, and at this point in his career, is suited primarily for American league clubs. He is hitting .252 with 23 home runs and a .375 on-base percentage.