White Sox Rumors & News

  • White Sox top Twins, Shields picks up first win with Chicago

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- James Shields insists he doesn't put too much emphasis on numbers alone, especially when they relate to his win-loss record. But after finally picking up his first victory as a member of the Chicago White Sox starting rotation Wednesday night, Shields will admit that finally..." June 30

  • Dozier homers twice as Twins blank White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Brian Dozier may have the most exciting answer when it comes to why he has been so productive at the plate this month. But after another big night at the plate, the Minnesota Twins' second baseman certainly isn't complaining. Dozier hit two home runs and drove in all four..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Journeyman RHP Mat Latos signs minor league deal with Nationals

    Today's Knuckleball "According to a report from Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM on Wednesday, the Washington Nationals have signed starting pitcher Mat Latos to a minor league deal. While the club has yet to announce the signing, Levine was told by Latos himself that the journeyman is now headed to our nation’s..." June 29

  • Sale shuts down Blue Jays to record 13th win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chris Sale left more admirers in his wake after picking up his major league-leading 13th victory on Sunday. The Chicago White Sox left-hander pitched seven scoreless innings on a sticky afternoon before the Toronto Blue Jays broke a shutout with a pair of eighth inning solo home..." June 26

  • White Sox tie MLB record with 7 HRs in loss

    MLB.com "The White Sox hit seven home runs during Saturday's game against the Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field, and made dubious history in the process. Those seven long balls, all amazingly of the solo variety, were not enough to prevent a 10-8 loss. The White Sox matched a single-game club record for..." June 26

  • White Sox hold on for 3-2 win over Jays

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- It wasn't exactly the way David Robertson drew it up in his mind, while warming up in the bullpen, but the Chicago White Sox's closer will now have a lasting memory of his 19th save of this season. Facing a bases-loaded situation with one out, Robertson worked out of the jam to..." June 25

  • Blue Jays fly past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Toronto Blue Jays gave up seven home runs -- and still won. Manager John Gibbons doubted he'd ever been part of a game like this one. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey was satisfied despite the weird results. The Blue Jays allowed seven solo shots but outlasted the Chicago White..." June 25

  • White Sox outslug Red Sox for 3rd win in row

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Chicago White Sox limped into Fenway Park Monday for a four-game series with their season, which had started so well, apparently on the brink and their manager said to be in trouble. Three nights later, things look much better. "We're resilient, man," Todd Frazier said..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • White Sox's Sale becomes first 12-game winner

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Clearly, confidence isn't an issue for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale. The four-time All-Star southpaw proved as much when he sauntered into Fenway Park, home of baseball's most lethal offense, and shut down the Boston Red Sox. "I think it just gives everybody a jolt,"..." June 21

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • WHITE SOX: MELKY CABRERA DAY TO DAY AFTER ROLLING RIGHT WRIST

    CSN Chicago "Melky Cabrera would like to return to the lineup on Sunday afternoon. Whether or not his right wrist cooperates remains to be seen. The White Sox outfielder exited Saturday’s blowout 13-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians early after he rolled his wrist diving for a fly ball. X-rays on Cabrera’s..." June 19

  • Ramirez's bad-hop single gives Indians sweep of White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- For this victory there was plenty of credit to go around, but Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said not to forget the most important people of all. "Let's give credit to our grounds crew for putting that bad hop in there," joked Francona. Jose Ramirez's bad-hop..." June 19

  • James Shields has completely imploded for White Sox

    Larry Brown Sports "James Shields was rocked by the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, marking the fourth straight start where he has struggled. His poor pitching since joining the Chicago White Sox has to leave them feeling completely unsatisfied over their trade. Shields allowed seven hits and was charged with eight..." June 19

  • White Sox sign No. 26 overall pick Zack Burdi

    Today's Knuckleball "A hard-throwing relief prospect, Zack Burdi will begin his professional service time with the White Sox after coming to terms on his rookie deal on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MLB.com reports. The departure of Jeff Samardzija in the offseason gave Chicago this opportunity to take Burdi at No. 26...." June 18

  • White Sox's Sale becomes first to win 11

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Todd Frazier stepped to the plate in the eighth inning Wednesday night feeling differently than he had in some time. Two days after going 0-for-6 and earning a mental health day to clear his head, the Chicago White Sox third baseman found himself with a bases-loaded opportunity in..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Middle-of-the-road Ventura is on the hot seat

    Today's Knuckleball "Robin Ventura is coming under fire in Chicago, and some White Sox people are starting to wonder whether a change could be coming, or maybe even warranted. As one White Sox-connected person put it, things are “not great” regarding Ventura’s stats. Ventura is well-respected within the..." June 16

  • Upton powers Tigers past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Once the Detroit Tigers built a big lead Tuesday night, they knew they had to keep adding on. A blown lead and a walk-off loss 24 hours earlier had taught them that. So when the offense went back to work against the Chicago White Sox a night later, it didn't let up. Justin..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Eaton, White Sox walk off against Tigers in 12th

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Adam Eaton wasn't sure what to expect as he faced Detroit Tigers reliever Anibal Sanchez with one out in the 12th inning and J.B. Shuck perched on third base. But the Chicago White Sox outfielder knew he had to find a way to bring Shuck home. "It was kind of a tricky at-bat..." June 14

  • Are the White Sox in Trouble with James Shields

    South Side Sox "Well, three starts, if we want to peel back the moldering basement tile and see what’s underneath James Shields‘ last start in San Diego. But from Sabermetrics pre-school, when we were all playing and stacking building blocks and learning to only count them if they represented a statistically..." June 14

  • Could A.J. Pierzynski return as White Sox manager?

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Robin Ventura is in the final year of a contract, and unless the Sox snap out of their recent swoon, his chances for an extension appear bleak whether it’s his fault or not. Maybe Ventura will last the season, but eventually the Sox are going to have to bite the bullet if he..." June 13

  • Ventura Ks 10 as Royals top White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Kansas City Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura received a homework assignment immediately after turning in his best performance of the season Sunday afternoon. "I told him, tomorrow, his duty is to come in and watch every pitch of that ballgame," Royals manager Ned Yost said...." June 12

  • Four homers power White Sox past reeling Royals

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Tim Anderson was able to enjoy his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox. Freshly promoted from Triple-A, the 22-year-old shortstop doubled in his first at-bat and came around to score. He also singled in his third at-bat. And he was able to savor a White Sox..." June 11

  • Duffy, Cuthbert help Royals end eight-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The reigning World Series champion Kansas City Royals snapped their eight-game losing streak, and music boomed from beyond the clubhouse walls. Inside, manager Ned Yost remained at ease. "Am I relieved? It's great to win a game," he said. "We've had a rough road trip."..." June 11

  • Austin Jackson Out At Least 6 Weeks With Torn Meniscus; Petricka, Webb Out For Season

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced today that they’ve placed center fielder Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. Jackson will undergo surgery to repair the injury and will miss a minimum of six weeks, GM Rick Hahn told reporters, including Dan Hayes of CSN..." June 10

  • White Sox designate shortstop Jimmy Rollins, call up top prospect Tim Anderson

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox, a team that has lost 20 of its last 27, announced Friday that 37-year-old shortstop Jimmy Rollins had been designated for assignment. The Sox in turn called up shortstop Tim Anderson from Triple-A Charlotte to take Rollins’ place on the roster. The 2007 National League MVP..." June 10

  • White Sox Select Miami Catcher Zack Collins With No. 10 Pick

    CBSChicago.com "In need of both catching and left-handed hitting power, the Chicago White Sox selected 21-year-old Zack Collins out of the University of Miami with the 10th overall pick in the MLB amateur draft Thursday night. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Collins is batting .358 this season, with 13 home runs and..." June 10

  • White Sox draft RHP Zack Burdi at No. 26

    SB Nation "The Chicago White Sox went for pitching with their second selection in the 2016 MLB Draft, taking University of Louisville closer Zack Burdi with the 26th overall pick on Thursday night. This was the pick Chicago received for losing free agent Jeff Samardzija. Burdi has a 2.20 ERA in 26..." June 10

  • Nationals cruise past Shields, White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer watched from the dugout as his teammates provided heaps of run support with hit after hit Wednesday night. Scherzer felt grateful. He also felt a little restless waiting for his turn to take the mound. "I was out in the tunnel..." June 09

  • White Sox Designate Mat Latos For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have designated right-hander Mat Latos for assignment, according to Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago (Twitter link). Hayes tweets that Latos’ roster spot will go to 2013 second-round pick Tyler Danish — a 21-year-old right-hander with a 4.42 ERA, 5.6 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 in 75 1/3 innings (12..." June 09

  • White Sox snap five-game slide behind Gonzalez

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Miguel Gonzalez waited almost 11 months between victories. When the Chicago White Sox right-hander finally ended his drought with a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night, he smiled and breathed a sigh of relief. "It's been awhile," Gonzalez said. "It's a..." June 09

  • White Sox sign Justin Morneau to one-year deal

    SI "The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Justin Morneau to a one-year, $1 million contract, the team announced Thursday. Morneau played for the Rockies the last two seasons. In 2015, he played in 49 games, hitting .310 with three home runs and 15 RBI. Colorado bought out his contract..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Rendon, Nationals roll over White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper never doubted that he and his teammates could erase a three-run deficit Tuesday night. After all, one game earlier, the Nationals rallied back from a five-run deficit thanks to a high-powered lineup and a positive mindset...." June 08

  • White Sox Season Can Still Be Saved

    South Side Sox "On the morning of May 10th, the White Sox sat at 23-10, first place in the AL Central by six games with the second-best record in baseball. They had were coming off an 8-4 victory in Texas that was capped by a go-ahead Todd Frazier grand slam in the top of the 12th. Things were looking pretty..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Why White Sox slugger Jose Abreu is struggling in 2016

    SB Nation "Opposing pitchers have adjusted to Jose Abreu. The signs emerged last year, but he was still one of the better hitters in the league. That is not the case in 2016: Abreu's struggles at the plate are twofold, and if he is going to be an offensive juggernaut again, he needs to make a..." June 06

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • A Corey Ray scenario emerges for White Sox in fourth mock draft roundup

    South Side Sox "The MLB draft is just a few days away, but actual MLB news -- the James Shields trade -- interfered with our weekly mock draft roundup attempting to establish whom the White Sox are most likely to draft when Thursday rolls around. Baseball America hasn't updated its previous assessment, which..." June 06

  • Slumping White Sox excited by Shields acquisition

    The Score "The Chicago White Sox play at the corner of 35th and Shields. On Saturday, they traded for James Shields, who will turn 35 in December. A natural fit if there ever was one. When you move beyond the weird coincidence part of the trade, though, the acquisition of Shields and the $56 million..." June 05

  • Tigers complete sweep of White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It was kind of a mystery. Why would a team laden with right-handed hitters, as the Detroit Tigers are, scuffle so against left-handed pitching? Detroit was 3-8 against southpaws entering a weekend series against a Chicago White Sox team that was throwing three lefty starters..." June 05

  • White Sox GM not ruling out more moves after Shields

    MLB.com "The White Sox acquired right-handed starter James Shields from San Diego in exchange for Minor League starter Erik Johnson and infielder Fernando Tatis Jr., as announced by the teams on Saturday. San Diego also provided significant cash considerations with $58 million still owed to Shields. The..." June 05

  • The White Sox are moving forward while the Padres are starting over

    SB Nation "Get ready, everyone. We're 57 days away from the non-waiver trade deadline, and the action has already started. The White Sox made a move on Saturday, trading for Padres pitcher James Shields and sending shortstop prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. and right-handed pitcher Erik Johnson to San Diego...." June 05

  • Zimmermann returns, pitches Tigers past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- James McCann wants to emulate teammates Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. He decided it was time to adopt a similar batting approach and that resulted in a rare big night at the plate. McCann had three hits, including a solo home run, to boost the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 win..." June 04

  • Reports: White Sox nearing deal with Padres to acquire James Shields

    Chicago Tribune "General manager Rick Hahn said nearly a month ago that he was looking to add to the White Sox in order to fuel their bid to stay in contention in the American League Central, and reports indicate he could be close to a deal. The San Diego Union-Tribune was among the outlets reporting that the..." June 04