I appears as if Jose Contreras will sign a long-term deal with the White Sox in the near future.
Torres said he spoke "a few days ago" with the Sox and was awaiting an offer.
"It's up to (general manager) Kenny Williams," Torres said. "We're very willing to listen."
From the same article:
The Sox may try to trade infielder Willie Harris and outfielder Timo Perez, both eligible for arbitration, before the deadline.
Finally, I don't know whether this is true or not. Buried in a Tracy Ringolsby column in the Rocky Mountain News was this tidbit of info: