White Sox Rumors & News

  • MLB cancels its Dominican showcase after players protest an international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America Reports that Major League Baseball has cancelled its Dominican national showcase, which was scheduled for today and tomorrow. Why? Because, Badler reports, trainers and players in the Dominican Republic planned to skip the showcase in protest over Major League..." October 26

  • President Obama, noted White Sox fan, shows some love for the Cubs

    CBS Sports "While I don't think it's possible for anyone to be here and not already know this, we'll say it again for the purposes of being complete: The Chicago Cubs won Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday night, meaning they beat the Dodgers four games to two and have moved on to their first World Series since..." October 23

  • How Much Will Jose Abreu Earn In 2017?

    MLB Trade Rumors "Three years ago, the White Sox signed Cuban slugger Jose Abreu to a franchise-record six-year, $68MM contract. Abreu kicked off his MLB career with a monster 2014 campaign, winning Rookie of the Year and finishing fourth in the MVP voting. His offensive production has declined steadily since..." October 20

  • Bautista, Encarnacion may be done with Blue Jays, here's where they could land

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre, the 2016 Blue Jays season came to an unceremonious end with a loss to the Indians in Game 5 of the best-of-seven ALCS (CLE 3, TOR 0). Toronto is the first team to lose the ALCS in back-to-back years since the Mariners in 2000 and 2001. "This group's come a..." October 20

  • McEwing to be bench coach amid staff changes

    MLB.com "The White Sox will announces changes to their coaching staff later today, a Major League source confirmed to MLB.com on Friday. Joe McEwing will move from third-base coach to bench coach as part of manager Rick Renteria's first White Sox support crew. Nick Capra moves from director of player..." October 14

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Rebuild or spend big? Two differing routes to White Sox change

    Chicago Tribune "General manager Rick Hahn says the White Sox have a plan. But no, you don't get to hear it yet. After announcing new manager Rick Renteria as the first major change one day into the Sox offseason, Hahn again said the organization needs to consider changing its tack from its recent efforts to..." October 05

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • White Sox replace manager Robin Ventura with Rick Renteria

    SI "The White Sox have named Rick Renteria their new manager, replacing Robin Ventura, the team announced Monday. Ventura announced after Sunday’s season finale that he would not return as manager. The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the news, adding that Renteria would be Ventura’s likely..." October 03

  • Robin Ventura leaving White Sox, says organization 'needs a new voice'

    Chicago Tribune "Robin Ventura stood at the edge of the dugout at U.S. Cellular Field for much of Sunday's game, clapping hands with or slapping the backsides of players such as Chris Sale and Todd Frazier as they jogged down the steps. But after the final out of the Sox's 6-3 loss to the Twins, he wasted..." October 03

  • Buxton fuels Twins' victory over White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The worst season in Minnesota Twins history at least had an upbeat ending on Sunday. The Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 to finish 59-103 -- the most losses since moving to Minneapolis-St. Paul in 1961 -- but closed with three wins in their final four games. Byron..." October 02

  • Replacing White Sox hero Robin Ventura will be tough, but Rick Renteria deserves the shot

    The Comeback "Rick Renteria is reportedly going to be the next manager of the Chicago White Sox, replacing Robin Ventura. Ventura is one of the most recognizable former White Sox players of the modern era. There’s Frank Thomas, of course. But after Thomas, there’s a very small group that includes Ventura,..." October 02

  • White Sox expected to replace Robin Ventura with Rick Renteria

    Chicago Sun-Times "Robin Ventura’s five-year tenure as manager of the White Sox appears to be coming to an amicable finish, and the club will replace him with bench coach Rick Renteria, the Sun-Times has learned. Indications are the Sox are preparing to name Renteria, 54, as their new manager Monday. On Saturday,..." October 02

  • Rodon fans 10, White Sox hand Twins 103rd loss

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Carlos Rodon knows when he's effectively throwing strikes on a regular basis, good things are bound to happen. And from the get-go Friday night, the Chicago White Sox left-hander didn't miss the strike zone much. Rodon struck out 10, including the first seven batters he..." October 01

  • Buxton, Polanco HRs power Twins past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox said little about manager Robin Ventura not returning next season -- and they were quiet on offense against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco homered as the Twins avoided their 104th loss of the season by defeating the..." October 01

  • Rodon ties AL record with 7 straight Ks to start game

    Chicago Tribune "Carlos Rodon struck out seven straight Twins to start Friday night's 7-3 White Sox victory to tie an American League and club record. And Tim Anderson finished the night a double short of hitting for the cycle. In a meaningless final weekend at U.S. Cellular Field, Rodon and Anderson, the..." October 01

  • Archer avoids 20th loss, leads Rays past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chris Archer will look for better days ahead after avoiding the unwanted distinction of a 20-loss season. The Tampa Bay right-hander worked effectively into the seventh inning before running into trouble, but the Rays bailed him out to secure a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White..." September 30

  • Gonzalez, White Sox shut out Rays

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- An hour-plus rain delay didn't faze Chicago White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez, who tossed a season-high 8 1/3 scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Gonzalez (5-8) had to contend with a 76-minute delay that began in the bottom of the third. He..." September 29

  • White Sox's Sale records career-high 17th victory

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chris Sale wasn't in peak form, but he didn't have to be to earn his 17th win Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Sale (17-9, 3.21 ERA) got a lot of run support in the White Sox's 13-6 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays, helping him tie his career high for wins in a season...." September 28

  • White Sox will retain Robin Ventura, if he wants to return

    USA Today "The Chicago White Sox have decided to retain manager Robin Ventura and will sign him to new contract providing Ventura wants to return, a high-ranking White Sox official told USA TODAY Sports. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity since there has been no public announcement, and..." September 28

  • Shields ends drought; Morneau's 3 RBIs lead White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- James Shields realizes he has allowed some wins to slip from his grasp of late. Undeterred by a six-game losing streak that dates back to July 26, though, Shields has continually vowed to finish strong as the regular season winds down. Shields allowed only one run over six..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • White Sox snap six-game slide, beat Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Jose Quintana is one of the least supported pitchers in the American League but Saturday night, his teammates tried to make it up to him. Jose Abreu and Carlos Sanchez had three hits apiece and Todd Frazier homered as the Chicago White Sox and Quintana beat the Cleveland Indians..." September 25

  • Rodon strikes out 11 as White Sox blank Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians were getting ready to celebrate, but the Chicago White Sox were in no mood to party. "They're going to win (the division), but we didn't want to be around to see it. Now they have to do it on the road," said White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier...." September 25

  • Adam Eaton leaves game after running into wall

    Chicago Sun-Times "Center fielder Adam Eaton crashed into the wall making a running catch during the sixth inning of the White Sox’ 10-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians Friday and had to be helped off the field after making a running catch on Roberto Perez’s fly ball. Eaton will likely be out at least one game,..." September 24

  • Ramirez, Crisp power Indians past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The streaking Cleveland Indians continue to defend their home turf, as they rolled to another victory Friday night at Progressive Field. Jose Ramirez doubled, homered and had four RBIs, Coco Crisp had three hits and three RBIs and the Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 10-4...." September 23

  • Herrera powers Phillies past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Odubel Herrera is a streaky hitter, someone who can lose his swing and his composure at the plate for long stretches. When he finds that rhythm again, though, he is one of the most dangerous offensive players in the National League. Herrera went 3-for-4 with a home run,..." September 21

  • Jose Abreu softens team critique, but Alex Avila says questions justified

    Chicago Tribune "One day after suggesting the White Sox don't have the Royals' desire to win, Jose Abreu softened his critique, saying he was talking about himself. "What we talked about yesterday was about me," Abreu said through a team interpreter. "I don't have anything more to add. That's it." Sox..." September 21

  • Power surge lifts Royals over White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals are not known for their power, ranking last in the American League with 137 home runs. But the Royals flexed their muscles Monday. Kendrys Morales, Paulo Orlando and Alcides Escobar homered as the Royals topped the Chicago White Sox 8-3...." September 19

  • Morales has huge day to lead Royals over White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Danny Duffy pitched well enough Sunday to break back into the win column, but he preferred to talk about his offense. Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon homered as the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Morales drove in four runs with..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Justin Morneau Open To 2017 Return

    MLB Trade Rumors "White Sox designated hitter Justin Morneau is open to continuing his career in 2017, he told reporters, including Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune, on Saturday. “Hopefully I’ve shown enough, but you never know,” said the free agent-to-be. “If the right opportunity is not there, the choice..." September 18

  • Sale wins 16th as White Sox drop Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Carlos Sanchez had a walk-off single Thursday to beat the Cleveland Indians, but it was his power shot Friday night that doomed the Kansas City Royals. Chris Sale picked up his 16th victory with a complete game and Sanchez homered for the first time in nearly a year as..." September 17

  • Royals' Yost wins 1,000th game

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ned Yost has accomplished his two managerial goals. Yost posted his 1,000th career victory as manager as the Kansas City Royals topped the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Saturday night. Yost picked up the win in his sixth attempt as the Royals ended a five-game losing..." September 17

  • Robin Ventura calls Tim Anderson's defensive progress 'remarkable'

    Chicago Tribune "Tim Anderson may have surprised a few people with his smooth defense over his first three months as a major-league shortstop, but the White Sox rookie isn't one of them. "Not really, because I know what I'm capable of," Anderson said of his transition to the majors. "I feel like I have (shown I..." September 16

  • Sanchez delivers White Sox to series win vs. Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox are bound to miss the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year, but they can play the role of spoiler during the final couple weeks of the regular season. Carlos Sanchez drove in the winning run on a one-out single in the ninth inning to give the White Sox a..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Abreu, big inning carry White Sox past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton never wants to hear his home fans boo. But what if they bark? It's no problem. Especially on a night when the White Sox cruised to an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians in front of 15,000-plus fans -- and a world-record number of..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Chris Sale Is Wasting His Talent On The South Side

    Deadspin "On Sunday night, Chris Sale became the first White Sox pitcher to strike out at least 200 batters in four consecutive seasons, running up 12 strikeouts over eight innings. It was the 34th time in his career that he’s struck out more than 10 batters in a game. He did so on the way to his eighth..." September 13

  • Royals rally to notch critical victory over White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Whit Merrifield delivered in the ideal scenario for the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. With pinch runner Terrance Gore at second and Jarrod Dyson on first after a walk in the seventh inning, the Royals' second baseman lined a double to center field off reliever Chris Beck..." September 11

  • Kennedy propels Royals past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The last thing Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer wanted was to fall behind in the count against one of the best pitchers in baseball. So on the first pitch of the sixth inning, Hosmer did not hesitate. He tracked a low pitch and swung hard for an opposite-field home run..." September 11

  • Cabrera, Saladino, Rodon lead White Sox over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Once Carlos Rodon discovered his slider would be effective for the long run on Friday night, the Chicago White Sox left-hander didn't go away from it. The Kansas City Royals, on the other hand, never figured out a way to do anything with it. Rodon allowed only one earned run..." September 10

  • Robertson, White Sox hold off Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- With 34 saves in 41 chances, Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson admits he sometimes makes games a little too dramatic. The Detroit Tigers brought the go-ahead run to the plate in the ninth inning Tuesday after Robertson allowed an infield single and a one-out walk. He..." September 07