Dye's Agent: J.D. Wants to Stay

White Sox Slugger would like to remain with Sox

Jermaine Dye's agent Robert Bry tells the NBC-5 Sports Team that the slugger's current contract does NOT contain a no-trade clause, but that his client would prefer to continue roaming right field at U.S. Cellular Field.

There is speculation that the White Sox may be looking to get a little faster on the basepaths this off-season, which could mean the organization would look to move one of their sluggers.  Both Jim Thome and Paul Konerko are believed to have no-trade clauses in their deals.

Third baseman Joe Crede and shortstop Orlando Cabrera are both free agents and are expected to be elsewhere next season.  Juan Uribe is also a free agent and the White Sox have to decide on 2009 club options for outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. and catcher Toby Hall.

Dye, the 2005 World Series MVP, hit .292 this past season with 34 home runs and 96 RBI.

"Our front office has some decisions to make," Dye told whitesox.com.  "But there's no doubt we have a great nucleus in place in the clubhouse."

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