White Sox Rumors & News

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04

  • Twins back at .500 with 5-3 victory over White Sox

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Paul Molitor’s managerial career didn’t start the way he planned. Actually, it couldn’t have been much worse. “Things looked pretty miserable, to be honest,” he said. But that first week on the job, the 1-6 start, the last-in-hitting, last-in-pitching identity, the left-for-dead fan enthusiasm,..." May 03

  • White Sox still determining how to use Carlos Rodon

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox want Carlos Rodon to get comfortable in the bullpen while picking the appropriate time to use him in games. And, they have to balance that against maintaining arm strength for when the left-hander could eventually move into the team’s starting rotation. This is Rodon’s 13th day in..." May 03

  • Kyle Gibson pitches gem in Twins 1-0 win over White Sox

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Walking off the field after a five-pitch eighth inning, still clinging to a narrow lead and a four-hit shutout, Kyle Gibson spotted Twins manager Paul Molitor waiting for him at the top step of the dugout. Gibson's pitch count was still manageable at 94, but the right-hander could sense his..." May 02

  • Former All-Star Quentin announces retirement

    MLB.com "Two-time American League All-Star Carlos Quentin asked for his release from the Mariners after five games with Triple-A Tacoma and announced his retirement from baseball on Friday. "Over the past several days, it became clear to me that my injuries have taken too great of a physical toll for me..." May 02

  • Twins rough up Chris Sale, blow out White Sox 12-2

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Chicago White Sox lefthander Chris Sale stands 6 feet, 6 inches. He has a blazing fastball and a biting slider and has been a nuisance to hitters since making his major league debut in 2010. Especially the Twins. “The best lefthander in the game, if you ask me,” Twins second baseman Brian..." May 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Carlos Quentin in process of retiring. Will receive rest of $8M salary. #Braves had released him from guaranteed major-league deal.

  • Orioles beat White Sox 8-2 at empty Camden Yards

    CSN Baltimore "During the seventh-inning stretch, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “Thank God, I’m a Country Boy” were played. Three scouts seated behind home plate stood. Moments later, Jim Misudek, the Orioles manager of media relations announced the official paid attendance: zero. There was actually a..." April 30

  • Amid unrest in Baltimore, Orioles host White Sox in game closed to public

    The Score "Continued civil unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray has resulted in violent riots and hundreds of arrests in over the last few days, compelling the governor of Maryland to declare a state of emergency. The chaos also wreaked havoc on the Baltimore Orioles' demanding schedule,..." April 29

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    Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

    After consultation with MLB & state & local officials, tonight’s game between the Orioles & the White Sox at Oriole Park has been postponed.

  • White Sox-O's postponed; Wednesday to be played in empty stadium

    MLB.com "Due to the ongoing riots and protests in the city of Baltimore, the Orioles-White Sox game on Wednesday has been rescheduled for 2:05 p.m. ET and will be closed to the public. In addition, this weekend's games against the Rays, originally scheduled to be played at Camden Yards, have been moved to..." April 28

  • Orioles-White Sox game postponed amid protests

    SI.com "Monday night’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards has been postponed, the team announced. Protestors have clashed with police on Monday in the city of Baltimore, with the Associated Press reporting that police said at least seven officers were injured in..." April 28

  • Sox make statement as they complete sweep of Royals

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kansas City spent almost 30 years chasing respectability in the American League before finishing as last season’s best. The Royals are driving the pace car for the AL again this season, which made taking two of three from them—both on Sunday–all the more meaningful for the White Sox. “It was..." April 27

  • Albers lands on DL with injury suffered in brawl

    CSN Chicago "In addition to having starters Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija suspended by Major League Baseball for five games, the White Sox will lose reliever Matt Albers for at least 15 days due to an injury suffered in Thursday night’s brawl with Kansas City. General manager Rick Hahn revealed the..." April 26

  • 6 players suspended in Royals-White Sox fracas

    MLB.com "Seven players have received discipline for their roles in the on-field incident in the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday's game between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Major League Baseball announced today. Joe Garagiola, Jr., MLB's Senior..." April 26

  • Chris Sale went to Royals clubhouse after being ejected following brawl

    ESPN Chicago "As the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals await punishment from Major League Baseball for their roles in an on-field brawl Thursday night, more information was revealed Friday about how it escalated behind the scenes. White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed that pitcher Chris Sale, who..." April 26

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    Chicago White Sox @whitesox

    Per Rick: Albers sustained finger injury during Thursday incident and will have to be placed on DL.

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    Joel Goldberg @goldbergkc

    Today's #Royals game postponed due to rain. Last night's suspended contest resumes tomorrow at 1 followed by scheduled game

  • Royals-White Sox game suspended while tied at top of ninth due to rain

    Fox Sports Kansas City "The grounds crew came out once, and again, and again. The routine became commonplace by the end of Friday. Each time Chicago's groundskeepers burst onto the swamped diamond, they wielded shovels and shouldered bags of dirt, abandoning the tarp in left field's foul territory. But then at 10:10..." April 25

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    This started with Royals pitcher Ventura catching comebacker by Eaton, looking at Eaton and saying "F-you" before throwing him out at first

  • Hosmer lifts Royals over White Sox in vitriolic extra-innings tilt

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Jarrod Dyson stepped on home plate and continued directly into the dugout. No slide was needed, neither was an outward celebration. All that was needed was Dyson swiftly circling the bases on Eric Hosmer's 13th-inning double and sidestepping catcher Tyler Flowers to lift the Royals to a 3-2 win..." April 24

  • Jose Abreu, Jeff Samardzija lead the charge in Sox victory

    CSN Chicago "Jose Abreu has developed an affinity for facing former Cy Young winners. Several hours after he suggested the White Sox need to modify their approach at the plate, Abreu provided them with an example as the White Sox pounded 2014 American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. Abreu homered in..." April 23

  • Carlos Carrasco returns to mound triumphant; Indians roll past White Sox, 6-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was not a situation for the squeamish or those haunted by the past. Carlos Carrasco took the mound Tuesday night against the same team he faced on April 14, the night he took a line drive off the jaw that knocked him out for about 10 seconds, sent him to the hospital for series of tests and..." April 22

  • White Sox rally for 4-3 victory over Indians

    Daily Herald "Melky Cabrera threw his arms into the air as he rounded first base, and then was mobbed by the rest of his jubilant teammates. One big finish rescued what had been a lousy night for the Chicago White Sox. Cabrera capped Chicago's four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen,..." April 21

  • Robin Ventura gets vote of confidence after rough week

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago White Sox have returned home, coming off a road trip that was not kind to manager Robin Ventura. So general manager Rick Hahn promptly stepped up Monday to say that the White Sox are completely satisfied with Ventura's ability to run the ballclub. Aside from that 4-7 record to..." April 21

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Asked Hahn about Nate Jones, and he's progressing nicely. April was targeted for a series of bullpens. May possibly could be rehab assignmnt

  • Cespedes' bat, Greene's arm lead Tigers in rout

    Detroit News "Left-hander Jose Quintana was at 40 pitches, and yet, amazingly, he was one strike away from getting out of the first inning unscathed. It would have been a rare feat, but the problem for him and the White Sox was that Yoenis Cespedes was at the plate. Quintana had faced him six times..." April 20

  • Carlos Rodon goes to bullpen, but why?

    ESPN Chicago "So if Carlos Rodon is expected to be a mainstay in the Chicago White Sox’s starting rotation of the future, why can’t that future be now? It’s an obvious question in the wake of the team’s announcement that their top pitching prospect is joining the major league roster as a reliever instead of..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • White Sox call up pitching prospect Rodon

    MLB.com "Carlos Rodon will join the White Sox on Monday and initially work out of the bullpen, a team source confirmed Sunday. The left-hander, who is the organization's No. 1 prospect and No. 15 overall, according to MLB.com, made a case to break camp with the team out of Arizona, after getting the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Carlos Rodon joining #WhiteSox tomorrow. Will initially work out of bullpen.

  • White Sox pound out 17 hits in rout of Tigers

    Chicago Sun-Times "A Jose Abreu grand slam, an Adam LaRoche tiebreaking three-run homer and a career-high four hits for Melky Cabrera – all in the first five innings of a 12-3 White Sox rout – was pretty much everything Robin Ventura could have asked for on a splendid, 68-degree afternoon in the Motor City. And,..." April 19

  • Iglesias walk-off hit lifts Tigers to win over White Sox

    Detroit News "Hey, when you're hot, you're hot. It doesn't matter when you strand two runners in the first, and two more in the third, and two more in the fifth. You'll score enough. It doesn't even matter when the ball beats you to the bag by several feet in the ninth inning of a tie game. You'll be..." April 18

  • Robin Ventura: White Sox bullpen has different 'vibe' in 2015

    CSN Chicago "Perhaps his new bullpen feels different for Robin Ventura because it hasn’t had his stomach in knots. Last year’s relievers often had Ventura and pitching coach Don Cooper feeling queasy as they tried to determine who could get the job done. Though it’s early, the White Sox manager already..." April 16

  • Indians end four-game losing streak with 4-2 win over White Sox

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the last day of their first homestand of the season, the Indians did something different. They won a game. After four straight losses, the Indians beat the White Sox, 4-2, Wednesday at Progressive Field for just their third victory of the season. The four-game losing streak to start the home..." April 16

  • Jose Quintana, bullpen lead White Sox to third straight win

    CSN Chicago "The offspeed stuff wasn’t there and his pitch count soared but Jose Quintana had run support and a hot bullpen at his manager’s disposal. The starting pitcher and catcher Tyler Flowers quickly changed strategies and did enough to pass the baton as the White Sox downed the Cleveland Indians 4-1..." April 15

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Chris Sale shows no sign of trouble from foot injury in dominant debut

    Chicago Sun-Times "In the fourth inning of the White Sox’ 6-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, pitcher Chris Sale threw three different pitches to Trevor Plouffe. The first was a 79 mph slider, called a strike. The second was an 86 mph changeup Plouffe missed. The last was a 97 mph fastball,..." April 13

  • White Sox serious about Jose Abreu's work at third base

    Chicago Sun-Times "Don’t be surprised if first baseman Jose Abreu moves to the other side of the diamond at times this season. The slugger has taken ground balls at third base, and not just for show. “There are questions about in an emergency of him going there and doing it,’’ manager Robin Ventura said. “He..." April 13

  • White Sox beat Twins

    Chicago Tribune "J.B. Shuck's pinch-hit single in the eighth inning Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field drove in Alexei Ramirez to give the White Sox their winning 5-4 edge. Closer David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth to preserve the team's first victory and to avoid the franchise's first 0-5 start since..." April 12

  • White Sox reinstate Sunday starter Chris Sale from disabled list

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and is set to make his season debut Sunday against the Twins. " April 12

  • Milone's gem gets Molitor first victory as Twins beat White Sox

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The spray charts and hitting statistics on Paul Molitor’s desk will have to be reprinted, because they were soaked. The uniform and T-shirt Molitor was wearing went straight into the laundry, smelling of alcohol. The smile on his face took a beating, too, but he will probably be wearing that one..." April 11

  • Alexei Ramirez salutes late Minnie Minoso with uniform tribute

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball had no issue with Alexei Ramirez's impromptu uniform tribute to Minnie Minoso on Friday, calling the move by the Chicago White Sox shortstop "wonderful." Instead of his usual No. 10 jersey, Ramirez wore a No. 9 with Minnie Minoso's last name across the back. Minoso, the..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Jose Abreu intends to improve defense at first base

    CSN Chicago "Adam Eaton isn’t the only who turned in spectacular defense during the White Sox opening series. First baseman Jose Abreu turned a few heads with his defense in Wednesday night’s loss, in particular a barehanded stop that led to a runner being thrown out at the plate. White Sox manager Robin..." April 10

  • Royals complete sweep, win 4-1 over White Sox

    Royals Review "These Royals never disappoint. Kansas City sweeps Chicago in its first series, moving to 3-0 on the year and dismantling the White Sox hype machine in embarrassing fashion. At first, it seemed as if the Royals' potent offense would continue its surprising surge without skipping a beat...." April 10

  • Royals ride Cain, Hosmer homers to 7-5 victory over White Sox

    Royals Review "The White Sox were unhappy about the lesson in baseball they received from the Royals on Opening Day. The Royals really hammered in the lesson, which was that they are now apparently good at baseball. The White Sox took matters into their own hands. Mike Moustakas, confident with the confidence..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Sale gives green light for Sunday's debut

    MLB.com "The time for talking about the avulsion fracture in his right foot has come to a close for Chris Sale. "It's behind me," said Sale, speaking in the White Sox clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium prior to Wednesday night's game. "I was hurt. I'm not hurt any more. It's time to take the blinders off and..." April 09