White Sox Rumors & News

  • Healthy Geovany Soto earns spot on White Sox roster

    CSN Chicago "Geovany Soto wanted to show the White Sox he’s healthy and apparently he has. The White Sox informed the veteran catcher -- who had three threw out three of four base runners stealing in a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday -- he has made the team along with reliever Matt Albers...." April 01

  • Micah Johnson, Carlos Sanchez to start season with White Sox

    CSN Chicago "No winner has been declared, but second basemen Micah Johnson and Carlos Sanchez have both made the Opening Day roster. Though he previously identified Johnson as in the lead, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he isn’t likely to announce who is his starter until Sunday at the earliest. But..." April 01

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Chris Sale finished with 13 strikeouts facing #Reds Single-A players. Allowed two hits, one run in six-plus innings. #WhiteSox

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

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    Colleen Kane @ChiTribKane

    Chris Sale scheduled for a minor league game tomorrow. Will throw 6 innings or 90 pitches.

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • White Sox send top prospect Carlos Rodon to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "Chicago team sends stud prospect to Triple-A despite excellent spring training performance! No, not Kris Bryant. This time it’s left-hander Carlos Rodon, the No. 3 overall pick in last year’s draft who rose to Triple-A shortly after signing and then looked great in White Sox camp." March 30

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Jacob Petricka still feels sore. Knows it's clean. Irritated because he just has to let arm rest. #WhiteSox

  • White Sox claim Kyle Drabek off waivers from Blue Jays

    Hardball Talk "Dropped from the 40-man roster by the Blue Jays, former first-round draft pick Kyle Drabek has been claimed off waivers by the White Sox. Drabek was once a top prospect and the Blue Jays acquired him from the Phillies in the Roy Halladay trade." March 27

  • White Sox Conor Gillaspie: Plantar fasciitis isn't an issue

    CSN Chicago "Conor Gillaspie has had plantar fasciitis since this winter, and it has actually improved during spring training. The White Sox third baseman believes his sore feet will only continue to get better as he’s forced to spend less time on them, which happens more and more closer to the start of the..." March 27

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    David Robertson threw in bullpen today. Went well. He has experienced some regular ST soreness. But Robin Ventura doesn't sound concerned.

  • Carlos Rodon feels he's 'close' to majors after dominant outing

    Sporting News "The White Sox made big moves this offseason to improve their roster, but they might have to make room for a homegrown pitcher on their opening day roster. Carlos Rodon, the third overall pick in last year's draft, struck out nine Royals over four scoreless innings Wednesday night. He allowed..." March 26

  • Chris Sale thinks April 12 is 'good date to shoot for'

    CSN Chicago "There were as many expletives from him as words of encouragement from the pitching coach, but Chris Sale is happy with the work. The White Sox ace took another step forward in his rehab, throwing an unknown number of pitches in a Wednesday bullpen session as he prepares for “game-like” action..." March 26

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Ventura makes it official, names Jeff Samardzija White Sox Opening Day starter. April 6 in KC.

  • Robin Ventura will let White Sox second-base battle play out

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Monday he intends to let the battle for second base play out through the remainder of spring training, but he likes the fire he has seen from prospects Micah Johnson and Carlos Sanchez as they try to win the job. “Both of those guys come to play,” Ventura..." March 25

  • Conor Gillaspie working through plantar fasciitis

    ESPN Chicago "Starting third baseman Conor Gillaspie has been dealing with a plantar fasciitis issue all spring, manager Robin Ventura revealed Tuesday. Gillaspie, who was batting .242 with a .265 on-base percentage and a .303 slugging percentage, did not play in Tuesday's Cactus League game, as scheduled,..." March 24

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Chris Sale's bullpen is tomorrow, not today. He was mixed up on what day of the week it was. #WhiteSox #EveryDayIsTheSame

  • Jose Abreu talks for first time about leaving Cuba

    Chicago Magazine "They left in the middle of the night, entrusting their fate to a tiny boat, its two motors, and the ink-black sea. For 12 hours, they pressed on. Through darkness, then dawn, then scorching daylight. Through 15-foot waves. And through the paths of trawlers and other ships that could cut their own..." March 23

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    Colleen Kane @ChiTribKane

    White Sox have traded catcher Michael Blanke to the Diamondbacks for cash.

  • White Sox GM Rick Hahn: 'Really good day' for Chris Sale

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale appears to be ahead of the schedule the White Sox initially set for him when he suffered a right foot injury last month. At the very least, he’s on track. When he first injured himself, it was expected that Sale, who suffered an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right..." March 21

  • White Sox sign center fielder Adam Eaton to long-term deal worth up to $43.5 million

    Hardball Talk "Center fielder Adam Eaton and the White Sox have agreed to a five-year, $25 million contract extension, reports Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com. The deal also includes a $9.5 million team option for 2020 and a $10.5 million team option for 2021, both of which carry a $1.5 million buyout. Eaton..." March 21

  • White Sox prospect Tyler Danish 'very lucky' arm injury wasn't worse

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox right-handed pitching prospect Tyler Danish considered himself “very lucky” to be talking Tuesday about a bruised triceps rather than a broken bone. Danish was hit just above his right elbow with a David Peralta line drive while pitching in the Sox’s Cactus League game against the..." March 18

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Right-hander Tyler Danish, one of Sox top prospects, leaves game after taking smash off right arm.

  • American League Central preview: White Sox join the party for division title

    Covers.com "The American League Central sets up as a four team race with the Chicago White Sox projected to jump back into contention. Covers Expert Sean Murphy breaks down the National League East as we continue our preview of each division in the bigs. Detroit Tigers (2014: 90-72, -380 units, 84-72-2..." March 16

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • White Sox see big potential in Michael Ynoa

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox aren’t quite sure what they have in Michael Ynoa, they just know it’s good. Until they determine his role and any changes they might make to his delivery, the White Sox plan to stay in hands-off mode with the tall right-hander, who they acquired alongside Jeff Samardzija in a..." March 12

  • Will Ferrell set to suit up for Cubs and White Sox on Thursday

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox and Cubs players expect comedian Will Ferrell to provide plenty of laughs when he suits up for their teams and eight other Cactus League clubs Thursday. Baseball acumen is not anticipated. Ferrell will attempt to play every position in five spring training games across the Phoenix..." March 12

  • White Sox: Chris Sale ruled out for Opening Day

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale is too valuable to rush back into action. The White Sox ruled out the possibility of their ace making his third straight Opening Day start, executive vice president Kenny Williams confirmed on Wednesday morning. Sale — who is out with an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of..." March 11

  • Will Ferrell will play for the White Sox on Thursday...really

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox had one of baseball's best offseasons, but their top prospect will make his debut on Thursday. Yes, that's when actor and comedian Will Ferrell will suit up for the White Sox as the South Siders square off against the San Francisco Giants in Cactus League Play. According to USA..." March 11

  • White Sox prospect Tyler Danish in 'way better state of mind' in 1st spring start

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox prospect Tyler Danish felt a rush when looking over the Royals lineup for the teams’ Cactus League game at Surprise Stadium. Just a few months ago, he had watched some of the hitters he would be facing Tuesday on TV in the World Series -- added excitement for the 20-year-old pitching..." March 11

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Chris Sale says for first time there is an ankle sprain too go along with the broken bone in foot

  • Crain progressing toward live batting practice

    MLB.com "Jesse Crain is scheduled to throw his third bullpen session of the week on Friday, marking his seventh time working off the mound since the start of Spring Training. If all goes well, the veteran right-handed reliever believes the next step becomes live batting practice next week. "It's..." March 06

  • Samardzija seems destined for free agency, but the trade was worth it

    CBSSports.com "The White Sox will tell you there were two big benefits to acquiring big right-hander Jeff Samardzija. First and most obviously, he is one of the better righty starters in baseball, and he should help them immensely in their realistic quest to get back to contention. Second, when they acquired..." March 06

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    there isn't any suggestion chris sale will be ready to go opening day. but they do see sale (foot) back not long after.

  • Could Jose Quintana get Opening Day nod for White Sox?

    CSN Chicago "Jose Quintana would love a shot at an Opening Day start. The White Sox starter admitted earlier this week he was pretty geeked for Wednesday’s Cactus League opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He proceeded to throw strikes on 20 of 26 pitches and retire all six batters he faced in the first..." March 05

  • Ex-White Sox star Minnie Minoso dies

    ESPN.com "Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseball's first black player in Chicago in 1951, has died, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday. The medical examiner's office did not immediately offer further details. There is some question..." March 02

  • Carlos Rodon will take Chris Sale’s rotation spot in Cactus League action

    Hardball Talk "White Sox pitching prospect Carlos Rodon will take over for the injured Chris Sale in the starting rotation as his club gets set to enter Cactus League action in spring training. Sale recently suffered an avulsion fracture in his right foot and is expected to miss three weeks. Rodon, 22, was..." March 02

  • Sox: Slim chance for Sale start in opener

    ESPN Chicago "Initially hopeful that Chris Sale could return to pitch on Opening Day, the Chicago White Sox now are being more cautious with their optimism. Manager Robin Ventura expressed doubts that Sale would be far enough in his recovery from a fracture in his right foot to pitch in the season opener on..." March 02

  • White Sox legend Minnie Minoso dies at age 90

    SB Nation ""Mr. White Sox" has died. Minnie Minoso, one of the best baseball players of the 1950s, was found dead in his car early Saturday morning in Chicago. Although there are disputes about his age, he was believed to be 90 years old. Minoso was a seven-time All-Star, earning the nickname "The..." March 01

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    Chicago White Sox @whitesox

    Chris Sale suffered an avulsion fracture on his right foot in an accident at his home yesterday. He is expected to be sidelined 3 weeks.

  • Chris Sale out at least 3 weeks

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale suffered a foot injury in an accident at his home and will miss at least three weeks of preparation time for the regular season. The White Sox announced the injury in a release Saturday, saying that Sale suffered an avulsion fracture to the lateral side of his..." February 28

  • Conor Gillaspie quits tobacco, hopes to stay strong

    CSN Chicago "Conor Gillaspie quit chewing tobacco and added weight to help get through the long season. The White Sox third baseman said he added 15-20 pounds of muscle this offseason in order to stay strong through October. Though he hit .282/.336/.416 with seven home runs and 57 RBIs in 506 plate..." February 28

  • White Sox' Samardzija not a big fan of analytics

    Chicago Sun-Times "I would like the record to show that I did not goad Jeff Samardzija into speaking ill of Sabermetrics. In fact, the new White Sox pitcher brought up his feelings on his own Sunday, and if he didn’t quite sneer as he talked about analytics, he at least engaged in some devoted scoffing. Even..." February 23

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Jesse Crain also threw 20 pitches Friday. Said its the first time he has thrown twice with only one day off in over a year. #WhiteSox

  • Chris Sale says White Sox goal is clear: 'Winning a World Series'

    Chicago Sun-Times "Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Friday, and as you’d expect after a busy and productive offseason for the White Sox front office, mood elevation was everywhere to be found. “You look at who we’ve got lining up [in the starting rotation],” ace Chris Sale said before taking..." February 21

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #WhiteSox sign 3B Nick Delmonico about a week after #Brewers released him. Hit .262/.300/.404 in 37 games in FSL in 2014 #TransactionsBA

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    One option for the White Sox bench is out of the picture: Tony Campana suffered torn ACL during recent training session per @whitesox

  • The Top 10 MLB Lineups For 2015

    Sports On Earth "When we evaluate lineups in Major League Baseball in 2015, we're grading on a curve. Last year, the Angels led the Majors in runs scored -- with just 773. That was the lowest total for a runs leader in a full season since 1992. And to put that in added perspective, in 2009, just five seasons..." February 09

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Some asked earlier: #Reds are interested in Dayan Viciedo. Story posted shortly. Makes sense. RH power bat, should be relatively cheap.