With his White Sox tied for first place and young starters Chris Sale and Jose Quintana reaching innings plateaus, general manager Ken Williams reportedly is exploring trade options.

The starter most frequently connected with the White Sox on the rumor highway is the Brewers' Zack Greinke, although several other teams — the Rangers, Braves, Angels and Blue Jays are among those mentioned — may have more to offer in return.

Sox manager Robin Ventura said he knows Williams "is always" looking to improve the team.