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  • White Sox option Charlie Tilson to Class AAA Charlotte

    Chicago Sun-Times "Wilmette native Charlie Tilson’s longest major-league stint has come to an end. The White Sox on Wednesday optioned the 25-year-old outfielder to Class AAA Charlotte. With outfielders Avisail Garcia and Nicky Delmonico nearly ready to return from the disabled list, the..." July 19

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • If the Futures Game tells us anything, it's that the White Sox outfield of the future is ridiculously deep

    NBC Sports Chicago "Just how deep is the White Sox outfield of the future? The answer was embodied by the leadoff hitter in the Futures Game on Sunday afternoon in the nation’s capital. Luis Alexander Basabe was one of two White Sox representatives in the prospect showcase held two days..." July 16

  • Bruce Rondon elects free agency

    Hardball Talk "White Sox right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon has elected free agency. Rondon was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte last week, but declined the assignment and will try to latch onto another organization before the end of the year. Rondon, 27, signed a minor league pact with..." July 15

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby

    Covers.com "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Miguel Gonzalez Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez underwent right shoulder surgery and will require a recovery period of nine to 12 months, the team announced tonight. Per the announcement, doctors “performed a labral repair and debridement” on Gonzalez. It’s a tough blow for..." July 12

  • Can Carlos Rodon be the ace of the White Sox rotation of the future? He sure looked like it against Cardinals

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox rotation of the future is a mighty crowded one. But if Carlos Rodon keeps pitching like he did Wednesday, he’ll definitely have a spot on that starting staff. Heck, if he keeps pitching like he did Wednesday, he’ll be the ace of that staff. Rodon..." July 12

  • White Sox Designate Bruce Rondon, Select Jeanmar Gomez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have designated right-hander Bruce Rondon for assignment, per a club announcement. Replacing him on the roster will be fellow righty reliever Jeanmar Gomez, whose contract was selected. Rondon, 27, was in his first season with the Sox after previously spending the..." July 11

  • Rick Hahn hoping to make some deadline deals but expecting White Sox to be quieter than last summer

    NBC Sports Chicago "As the trade deadline approaches, White Sox fans shouldn't be expecting a repeat of last summer. At least that's what Rick Hahn says. The White Sox general manager talked about the potential for deadline deals this month and was sure to point out that he expects his front..." July 11

  • White Sox Place Avisail Garcia On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced today that outfielder Avisail Garcia is headed back to the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. That’s the same essential injury that forced him out of action for much of the first half of the season. To take the open spot on..." July 10

  • Yoan Moncada’s work ethic ‘off the charts,’ White Sox coach Joe McEwing says

    Chicago Sun-Times "If it makes you feel better about Yoan Moncada, White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing wants you to know the 23-year-old second baseman is getting after it. Don’t be fooled by body language that would project nonchalance. Moncada cares about his craft, wants to be excellent..." July 09

  • White Sox Claim Ryan LaMarre

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced that they’ve claimed outfielder Ryan LaMarre off waivers from the Twins. LaMarre was designated for assignment by Minnesota last week when Jorge Polanco was reinstated from his suspension. The ChiSox already had two open spots on the 40-man roster, so a..." July 09

  • Astros consider Abreu despite hefty price-tag and recent slump

    Yardbarker "The Astros have shown interest in White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Abreu carries a stronger track record than Houston first baseman Yuli Gurriel and designated hitter Evan Gattis, either of whom could lose playing time to Abreu if the reigning..." July 08

  • Why a trade for one of Mets’ All-Star pitchers makes little sense for rebuilding White Sox

    NBC Sports Chicago "Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard are apparently on the market. And one national writer thinks the White Sox could be a good fit. Not so sure about that. Of course anything can happen in the wheeling and dealing world of baseball transactions. But Jon Morosi’s..." July 03

  • White Sox To Sign Nick Madrigal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox will sign the fourth pick in this year’s draft, Oregon State infielder Nick Madrigal, Jon Heyman of Fancred tweets. The exact terms of his deal aren’t yet known, but the selection carries a $6.4MM slot value. " July 01

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Closer Joakim Soria on roll for White Sox, knows he could be dealt

    Chicago Sun-Times "White Sox manager Rick Renteria’s bullpen was ravaged last July by trades for prospects, and he probably should brace himself for another hit next month, especially if veteran closer Joakim Soria keeps pitching the way he has lately. The likelihood of Soria being traded to a..." June 28

  • Under radar prospects helping build White Sox organizational depth

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox’ top prospects have been talked about, fantasized over and projected into future major-league lineups so much, they’ve almost become household names, even for the casual Sox fan. That’s going to happen when the big-league team is suffering through a..." June 27

  • White Sox prospect Dane Dunning suffers elbow sprain, will not need surgery

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox announced top pitching prospect Dane Dunning suffered a moderate elbow sprain in his start for Double-A Birmingham last Saturday, but the injury will not require surgery. Dunning will head to the disabled list and go through a process of rest and rehab for six to eight..." June 27

  • Yoan Moncada made an adjustment and it paid off immediately

    NBC Sports Chicago "“Today was a great day.” That’s what Yoan Moncada told reporters following his career high six-RBI performance against Oakland on Sunday. But it wasn’t just a great day for the struggling 23-year-old. It was a great day for the White Sox rebuild - and..." June 26

  • White Sox Outright Trayce Thompson

    MLB Trade Rumors "Outfielder Trayce Thompson has cleared waivers and been sent outright to the White Sox’ Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte, James Fegan of The Athletic reports (on Twitter). Thompson was designated for assignment last week when the team activated Avisail Garcia from the..." June 25

  • Carlos Rodon's first win in 10 months showed he could still be the ace of the future for White Sox

    NBC Sports Chicago "As encouraging as the reports are on many of the White Sox’s minor-league pitching prospects, Carlos Rodon’s effort against the Athletics on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field could prove just as significant to the rebuild on the South Side. Looking much like the ace the Sox..." June 25

  • White Sox not happy with Reynaldo Lopez’s ‘clowns’ comment

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago White Sox are enduring yet another miserable season, and now the frustration seems to be spilling over into the locker room as well. After the Sox got thumped by the Cleveland Indians 12-0 on Wednesday, righty Reynaldo Lopez, who started and took the loss, vented to..." June 23

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • White Sox activate Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia, designate Trayce Thompson for assignment

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox will get some much-needed roster upgrades in time for Friday’s doubleheader with the A’s at Guaranteed Rate Field. Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia were activated from the disabled list. To make room for the two returnees, Trayce..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Michael Saunders cut loose by White Sox

    CBS Sports "Saunders was released by the White Sox on Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Saunders was signed to a minor-league deal exactly one month ago, but failed to impress during his brief stay with Triple-A Charlotte. Across 13 games, he went just 7-for-46 (.152 average) and has..." June 21

  • Jose Abreu could be first White Sox non-pitching All-Star starter in 22 years

    Chicago Sun-Times "If it happens, and it’s trending in that direction, a White Sox position player starting in the 2018 All-Star Game is going to be a pretty big deal. How unusual will this be? Hall of Famer Frank Thomas was the last Sox player to get voted to start by the fans in..." June 20

  • Mired in a miserable season, White Sox may have found another bright spot in their rotation

    CBS Sports "The Baltimore Orioles notched their 20th victory over the weekend, at last reaching a plateau that every other team had already topped. Such is 2018 for the O's, whose putrid state has obscured other rotten situations. Consider the one inhabited by the Chicago White Sox. The White..." June 19

  • White Sox midseason minors promotions coming, and Eloy Jimenez likely to jump to Triple A

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox top prospect Eloy Jimenez is likely to take another big step in his progress toward the majors this week. The Sox will announce their midseason minor-league promotions later this week after the Southern League, Carolina League and South Atlantic League All-Star Games are..." June 19

  • White Sox Outright Gregory Infante

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have outrighted right-handed reliever Gregory Infante, per a club announcement. It seems he’ll remain at Triple-A after clearing waivers. Infante, 30, gave the South Siders 54 2/3 innings of 3.13 ERA pitching, with 8.1 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9, in 2017. That was..." June 15

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • White Sox Release T.J. House

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have released lefty T.J. House, per a club announcement. He had been playing with the organization’s top affiliate on a minor-league deal. House, 28, had a very promising debut showing back in 2014, when he sported big groundball numbers and spun 102 innings..." June 13

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Lucas Giolito keeps having command issues, keeping him from meeting preseason expectations

    NBC Sports Chicago "No, this is not the Lucas Giolito that was expected. He knows that. After seven mostly sparkling outings at the end of the 2017 campaign, Giolito was supposed to be the great hope of the White Sox starting rotation in 2018. He was supposed to be a sign of brighter days ahead for this..." June 12

  • White Sox Activate Carlos Rodon, Designate Chris Beck

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have activated left-hander Carlos Rodon from the 60-day disabled list and designated righty Chris Beck for assignment, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times was among those to report. The 25-year-old Rodon will make his season debut against the Red Sox on Saturday..." June 09

  • White Sox Release Robbie Ross

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have released left-handed reliever Robbie Ross, according to an announcement from their Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte (h/t: James Fegan of The Athletic). The 28-year-old Ross joined the White Sox on a minor league deal in March, which came after he saw MLB action with..." June 09

  • White Sox moves look like prelude to Carlos Rodon's first start of 2018 on Saturday

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Rick Renteria wouldn’t say so officially, but Carlos Rodon is likely to start the second game of the Red Sox series Saturday in Boston, which would be the promising 25-year-old’s first major-league action since shoulder surgery last..." June 08

  • White Sox demote Aaron Bummer, call up reliever Xavier Cedeno

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox brought up left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Charlotte, the team announced Thursday. The 31-year-old takes the roster spot of fellow lefty Aaron Bummer. The Sox sent Bummer down to Charlotte after Wednesday night’s win over the Twins.  " June 07

  • White Sox Outright Alfredo Gonzalez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced today that they have outrighted catcher Alfredo Gonzalez. He originally had his contract selected in late May. Gonzalez, 25, only made it into three contests but did manage to record his first MLB hit during his brief stay with the Sox. " June 06

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Healthy Carlos Rodon set to take command to next level for White Sox

    Chicago Sun-Times "In three minor-league rehab starts at Class AAA Charlotte and one for Class A Kannapolis, left-hander Carlos Rodon walked five in 17 innings — while striking out 28. In the four outings, he allowed three runs. “It’s Triple-A, man,’’ Rodon said,..." June 06

  • White Sox select second baseman Nick Madrigal with fourth pick in draft

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox selected Oregon State middle infielder Nick Madrigal with the fourth pick in the MLB Draft on Monday. So why take a 5-7, 165-pounder who doesn’t have much power and might have to prove he has the arm to play shortstop when the Sox already have Yoan Moncada and Tim..." June 05

  • Matt Davidson comes off disabled list for White Sox

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox reinstated designated hitter Matt Davidson from the disabled list Monday and optioned catcher Alfredo Gonzalez and infielder Matt Skole to Triple-A Charlotte. The Sox start a four-game series in Minnesota with a doubleheader Tuesday, so they might opt..." June 04

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • With Carlos Rodon nearing return, Dylan Covey states case to stay in rotation

    Chicago Sun-Times "Carlos Rodon likely will return to the White Sox’ rotation soon. On Sunday, Dylan Covey made his case to keep starting when Rodon comes back. In his fourth rehab start (third with Class AAA Charlotte), Rodon threw 92 pitches, allowed six hits and two runs and struck out eight in..." June 04

  • Shields making waves among contender teams

    Yardbarker "White Sox right-hander James Shields is drawing interest from playoff contenders as the July 31 non-waiver trade approaches, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports. The 36-year-old turned in his fourth straight quality start Saturday and has pitched to a 4.48 ERA/4.28 FIP with 6.01 K/9, 3.66..." June 03

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01