AP Source: Griffey Mulling Trade to White Sox

July 31, 2008 7:46:50 AM PDT
Ken Griffey Jr. is deciding whether he would approve a trade from the Cincinnati Reds to the Chicago White Sox, a person with knowledge of the discussions tells The Associated Press. The 38-year-old outfielder has the right to block any deal. Griffey was seeking more information on the prospective deal Thursday, according to a person speaking on condition of anonymity because the teams are not commenting on the situation.

Griffey is in the final guaranteed year of his nine-year, $116.5 million deal. He makes $12.5 million this season, and there's an option for 2009 at a $16.5 million salary. If a team doesn't want to pick up next year's option, Griffey will be owed a $4 million buyout.

The source says Griffey wants answers to a few questions unrelated to the contract.

The prospective deal was first reported by Foxsports.com.