• Lance Lynn is moving from Texas to Chicago soon
  • Lynn will reunite with his former manager in Chicago
  • Lynn bolsters White Sox' chances of making it to the playoffs once more

The Chicago White Sox are determined to follow up their first MLB playoff appearance since 2008.

Their chances of achieving that may be getting a big boost soon with reports that Lance Lynn is set to move from the Texas Rangers.

A person who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the Associated Press made the revelation on Monday at the end of the first day of the league’s virtual winter meeting.

An official release on the deal by the MLB team has yet to be announced as of this writing.

Once made official, Lynn would reunite with former manager Tony La Russa. Both were together when the 33-year-old was still a rookie with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.

They were part of that Cardinals team that won the 2011 World Series that defeated the Rangers in seven games.

Also, Lynn would be a big acquisition for the White Sox as he is 22-14 in 46 starts in the past two seasons with the Rangers. The All-Star also has 335 strikeouts over 292 1/3 innings.

Lynn owns an $8 million salary for 2021. It will be the final one for his $30 million, three-year contract that he signed with the Rangers two winters ago.

His arrival would also beef up the White Sox rotation alongside Lucas Giolito and lefty Dallas Keuchel.

On the other hand, the Rangers are still in rebuilding mode. They finished with an AL-worst record of 22-38 in the pandemic-shortened season.

Lynn could have been moved as early as August. Instead, they dealt off Mike Minor to Oakland.

In the offseason, they also declined an $18 million option on Corey Kluber, someone they acquired last winter but managed to pitch just one inning.

The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner saw his season cut short after suffering a shoulder injury.

Tasked to oversee the rebuilding efforts of the Rangers is Chris Young. He replaced Jon Daniels who will remain with the team as the President of Baseball Operations, the Washington Post reported.

Lance Lynn #35 of the Texas Rangers
Lance Lynn #35 of the Texas Rangers Getty Images | Tom Pennington