White Sox Rumors & News

  • Yankees called White Sox about Sale

    Today's Knuckleball "With the New York Yankees’ smart trade to land a quartet of young players for 105-mph-throwing rental reliever Aroldis Chapman, some people around the game are now speculating that the Yankees could surprise folks by reversing course and seriously jumping into the Chris Sale sweepstakes as a major..." July 28

  • Chris Sale returns to White Sox after suspension

    ESPN "When White Sox ace Chris Sale returns to his team Thursday to face the crosstown Cubs at Wrigley Field, he'll find a clubhouse a little happier than the one he left. Sale hasn't been allowed around his teammates during his five-day suspension, instead staying home to prepare for Thursday's..." July 28

  • White Sox likely will place 2B Brett Lawrie on disabled list

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox will "probably" place second baseman Brett Lawrie on the disabled list before Wednesday’s Crosstown game at Wrigley Field, manager Robin Ventura said. Lawrie initially was diagnosed with a tight left hamstring July 21 against the Detroit Tigers, causing a firestorm of speculation..." July 27

  • White Sox make James Shields available for trade

    Larry Brown Sports "A matter of weeks after acquiring him, the Chicago White Sox are reportedly willing to move James Shields. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported Thursday that the starting pitcher is available, and that a recent string of good starts could boost his value significantly. Shields was acquired by..." July 27

  • White Sox win on Saladino's RBI in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO - Manager Robin Ventura has frequently praised his Chicago White Sox for their tenacity during this roller-coaster season. But the persistence may have never been more evident than it was over the past two days when the White Sox reeled off three straight walk-off wins. The..." July 26

  • Shields, White Sox blank Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox had a good idea of what they were getting when they added James Shields to their rotation in June. Although the early returns came in a bit shaky and he was booed off the mound in his first start with the White Sox, Shields has made a drastic turnaround...." July 26

  • Dodgers would include Urias in potential Sale trade

    New York Post "The Dodgers skipped on Cole Hamels last year because they found the Phillies’ trade demands too high. So rather than having Hamels to pitch Division Series Game 3 against Matt Harvey, Los Angeles had Brett Anderson. And when Zack Greinke left via free agency, the Dodgers did not have an obvious..." July 26

  • Sale says he cut up White Sox throwbacks for several reasons, but not looks

    MLB.com "Chris Sale doesn't want to be traded -- and doesn't believe he will be -- in the wake of Saturday night's pregame outburst that resulted in him being scratched from his start that evening and then suspended five games by the White Sox. "I want to win a championship in Chicago. That's been my..." July 26

  • Maddon drops epic pun in response to Sale's jersey-cutting incident

    The Score "When Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon learned of the Chris Sale jersey-cutting drama that engulfed the White Sox clubhouse Saturday, the 62-year-old offered some sharp insight into the pathology of Sale's tantrum, which, he suggested, was the product of the team's struggles and the incessant trade..." July 25

  • Chris Sale is a trade chip the likes of which we haven’t seen before

    The Comeback "Lost in all the fracas of the “Chris Sale cutting up jerseys” incident and the suspension that resulted from it this past weekend was a pretty major bombshell about the White Sox ace: Chicago is listening to offers for him in advance of next Monday’s trade deadline. It doesn’t seem all that..." July 25

  • Hahn: Sale's actions don't change his value to White Sox

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox cut Chris Sale’s season short by five games on Sunday morning. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn formally announced that Sale was suspended five games retroactive to Saturday for insubordination and destroying team equipment. Hahn didn’t disclose many details about the..." July 25

  • Sale incident overshadows Tigers-White Sox suspended game

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers were tied 3-3 after eight innings before rain suspended Saturday night's game, which will be resumed before Sunday's series finale. The wet weather and gloomy forecast didn't wipe out pregame fireworks provided by the White Sox and ace Chris..." July 24

  • Eaton pivotal in pair of Sox walk-off wins vs. Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Right fielder Adam Eaton shook his head at a crazy ending to a wild weekend. On Sunday afternoon, Eaton ripped a walk-off single to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers to finish a game that had been suspended one night earlier because of rain. Later..." July 24

  • White Sox players recently protested Mariners' clubhouse dues policy

    Fox Sports "Chris Sale's destruction of throwback jerseys on Saturday was not the only recent act of vehement protest involving the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox players left Seattle on July 20 without paying clubhouse dues and tips, objecting to a new Mariners policy that redirects 60 percent of the..." July 24

  • White Sox GM: Chris Sale has not requested trade

    Sportsnaut "Chris Sale has made it clear that he does not like wearing the 1976 uniforms. Still, according to general manager Rick Hahn, the ace is not actively pursuing a trade from the Chicago White Sox. This has certainly been a bizarre saga. Sale — whose name has been discussed in trade talks — was..." July 24

  • Chris Sale suspended for 5 days after jersey incident

    Michigan Live "Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale has been suspended for five games for "violating team rules, insubordination and destroying team equipment." Sale was scheduled to start against the Detroit Tigers Saturday but was scratched after he reportedly damaged the throwback jerseys the team was..." July 24

  • This is how the world found out about the Chris Sale jersey incident

    SB Nation "The story you’re about to read is bizarre, but it’s been confirmed by several baseball writers, including Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan. It all started with Chris Sale being scratched from his scheduled start against the Tigers yesterday. That’s all anyone knew, so of course the #hugwatch was on...." July 24

  • Cost for Chris Sale said to be five prospects, teams still calling

    Today's Knuckleball "The asking price for superstar starting pitcher Chris Sale is extremely high, and interested parties really don’t blame the White Sox. Word going around is that the Chisox are seeking “five top prospects” for Sale. While that sounds like a lot in an era where teams are reluctant to surrender..." July 24

  • Here are seven teams that have what it takes to pull off a Chris Sale trade

    CBS Sports "The trade deadline is a little more than one week away, and over the last few days one of the best players in all of baseball has reportedly hit the market: White Sox ace Chris Sale. The Rangers are said to be making a strong push to acquire him, though you can be sure other clubs are..." July 24

  • The unreal story of Chris Sale cutting up his White Sox uniform

    Yahoo! Sports "Fashionista Chris Sale won’t stand for 1976 throwback uniforms. (Getty Images) A 27-year-old Florida man, livid that his work uniform was uncomfortable, cut it and others in a fit of rage that got him banished from his job for a night and left his future status unclear. Chris Sale, a..." July 24

  • Rangers balk at putting Mazara in Sale talks

    MLB.com "The Rangers covet White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, but they do not want to put outfielder Nomar Mazara in a potential trade. That could be a deal-breaker as Chicago continues to listen on Sale with the intent of getting maximum value in return. The Rangers are being flexible about infielder..." July 24

  • Chris Sale sent home by White Sox for 'clubhouse incident'

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox sent Chris Sale home before Saturday’s game against the Tigers for what general manager Rick Hahn called a “clubhouse incident.” “Chris Sale has been scratched from tonight’s schedule start and sent home from the ballpark,” Hahn said in a statement. “The incident, which was..." July 23

  • Trade candidate Sale scratched from start

    The Score "As rumors continue to swirl around Chris Sale, the Chicago White Sox left-hander was scratched from his start Saturday due to an illness. The White Sox head into their game with the Detroit Tigers four games under .500 and 10 1/2-games back in the division, leaving general manager Rick Hahn..." July 23

  • Chris Sale Is Landscape-Altering Possibility on MLB Trade Market

    Bleacher Report "For weeks, we've all been asking whether the New York Yankees would sell. Turns out the Sale we should have been focused on is Chris, as in Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox, as in the pitcher who could energize this July trade market. If a team gets (or misses out on) Aroldis Chapman, it..." July 23

  • The White Sox Should Absolutely Trade Chris Sale

    The Big Lead "Chris Sale is one of the five best pitchers in baseball, and he’s having another outstanding season. Unfortunately, his Chicago White Sox have not joined him on that train, as they enter Friday’s action 10 games behind the Cleveland Indians for first place in the American League Central. The South..." July 23

  • White Sox taking calls on Sale, Quintana, with Red Sox among suitors

    Today's Knuckleball "The White are being inundated with calls of interest in ace Chris Sale, who may be the best pitcher in the American League, and All-Star left-hander Jose Quintana on the day after it became public that they are contemplating a serious sale. The Red Sox, who already have made four trades, are..." July 23

  • White Sox pay homage to Bo Jackson’s famous bat-breaking skills in bobblehead form

    The Comeback "Bo Jackson played just two seasons for the Chicago White Sox, but as of Thursday the famed two-sport star has his first ever bobblehead doll in the Second City and it is epic to say the least. While football fans may remember Jackson for his insane speed as a running back, baseball fans know..." July 23

  • Tigers edge White Sox in 6 1/2-inning game

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers didn't exactly break out of their offensive funk, but they scored just enough runs before the showers arrived. Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera homered as the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in a rain-shortened series opener Thursday night. Rain..." July 22

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • White Sox reportedly turned down massive offer for Chris Sale

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago White Sox are apparently trying to single-handedly disprove the old adage, “Everything can be had for a price.” According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the White Sox were recently offered a “king’s ransom” for five-time All-Star Chris Sale but turned it..." July 21

  • Chicago considering dealing David Robertson, Todd Frazier

    MLB Daily Dish "With their team falling out of contention, the White Sox are mulling over the sale of some assets according to a report from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Since the All-Star break, the White Sox have managed just one win over their six games. After opening the season as one of the hottest teams..." July 21

  • White Sox to consider selling at deadline

    The Score "On the heels of a prolonged nosedive from the top of the AL Central, the Chicago White Sox are reportedly considering shifting their focus to next year and beyond. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the White Sox are receiving "plenty" of calls on closer David Robertson, as they decide..." July 21

  • Martin's power display fuels Mariners past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The return of Felix Hernandez got off to an awful start Wednesday afternoon, when the Chicago White Sox jumped out to a quick lead over the Seattle Mariners on Todd Frazier's three-run, first-inning homer. It was how the Seattle Mariners finished the day, however, that left the..." July 20

  • Rangers acquire pitcher Scott Carroll from the White Sox

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers have acquired pitcher Scott Carroll in exchange for cash considerations, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. He’ll report to Double-A Frisco. Carroll, 31, has spent most of the season with Triple-A Charlotte. He has a lackluster 5.55 ERA with a 31/25 K/BB ratio in 60 innings" July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • M's stun White Sox on Lind's walk-off homer

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Chris Sale did everything an ace is supposed to do on Monday night, and the Chicago White Sox's offense broke out enough to put him in position for his American League-leading 15th win. Seattle Mariners pinch hitter Adam Lind had another story in mind. Lind spoiled Sale's..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Shoemaker, Angels shut out White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM -- In the middle of his third full major-league season, right-hander Matt Shoemaker attained a pivotal career achievement that extended beyond statistics. Shoemaker pitched a six-hit shutout to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday..." July 17

  • White Sox extend scoreless slump to 32 innings

    The Score "The Chicago White Sox made history Saturday, but it was nothing to be proud of. For the first time since 1968, the White Sox were shut out for a third consecutive game, extending their scoreless streak to 32 innings after a 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. "It's kind of the same story I..." July 17

  • Santiago goes seven sterling innings in Angels' shutout

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The way Geovany Soto tells it, playing catcher is easy when a pitcher throws a game like Hector Santiago did on Friday night. Santiago threw seven scoreless innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night at Angel..." July 16

  • White Sox to promote top pitching prospect Carson Fulmer

    ESPN "The Chicago White Sox will promote top pitching prospect Carson Fulmer on Friday for the opener of their series against the Los Angeles Angels, according to multiple reports. Fulmer was the No. 8 overall pick in last year's draft and appeared in the All-Star Futures Game last weekend in San..." July 15

  • White Sox Activate Justin Morneau

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have activated first baseman/designated hitter Justin Morneau from the disabled list and optioned outfielder Jason Coats to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Morneau, 35, signed a one-year Major League deal with the Sox earlier this summer. He sat out the early portion of the..." July 15

  • White Sox Scanning Market For Center Fielders

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are scanning the market for center field help, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). It seems that the organization isn’t sure how Austin Jackson is progressing after undergoing knee surgery a month ago. We’ve heard mostly about the possibility of Chicago adding..." July 14

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Chris Sale says he quit chewing tobacco the day Tony Gwynn passed away

    CBS Sports "Monday afternoon, White Sox left-hander Chris Sale was named the AL's starting pitcher for the 2016 All-Star Game. This is Sale's fifth consecutive All-Star Game and his first starting assignment. The All-Star Game is in San Diego this year, and during Monday's press conference, Sale told..." July 11