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  • Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease still in the minors, but Sox end of the Quintana trade looking real good right now

    NBC Sports Chicago "Who won the Jose Quintana trade? It’s still way too early to actually answer that question. But a trade that seemed so beneficial for both the White Sox and Cubs when it was completed last summer seems to have a South Side lean at the moment, even if it’s a very slight..." September 21

  • Kopech undergoes successful TJ surgery

    MLB.com "The White Sox announced on Wednesday that rookie right-hander Michael Kopech underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, and he is back home recovering from a successful procedure. The operation was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Kopech is expected to make a full..." September 19

  • Michael Kopech undergoes successful Tommy John surgery, on track for 2020 return

    NBC Sports Chicago "Michael Kopech's Tommy John surgery was a success. The White Sox announced Wednesday that Kopech underwent the procedure Tuesday to address the significant tear in his UCL and that he is on track to return for spring training ahead of the 2020 season. This was the..." September 19

  • Jose Abreu hospitalized in Cleveland due to infection on right thigh

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox will likely be without first baseman Jose Abreu for their series against the Indians due to an infection that’s inflicted his right thigh. The team doesn’t plan to place him on the disabled list and he’s considered day-to-day, but there’s little reason to..." September 18

  • Red Sox have been cornered without Jose Abreu

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox are doing more than OK for themselves this season without Jose Abreu. Based on new details on just how badly they wanted to sign him five years ago, however, it’s worth exploring the alternative reality with Abreu on the Red Sox since 2014. That stretch does..." September 17

  • White Sox’ Yoan Moncada ready and willing to adjust

    Chicago Sun-Times "Yoan Moncada is ready to expand his horizons. The White Sox’ 23-year-old Cuban second baseman said he wants to do his media interviews next season in English. “I want to learn in the offseason using Rosetta Stone,” Moncada said in plain English. “I am..." September 17

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Is Tim Anderson silencing the doubters?

    NBC Sports Chicago "In the top of the 12th inning, he hit a go-ahead home run. In the bottom of the 12th inning, he made a spectacular play to end the game. It was just one night in Kansas City at the tail end of a losing season. But Tim Anderson’s process of silencing the doubters might have hit a..." September 13

  • White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson ‘reaching for the stars’

    Chicago Sun-Times "As shortstop Tim Anderson winds down his second full season, his confidence could not be higher. That it comes with a dash of humility and a sense of knowing he’s far from the finished product he has in mind will serve him and the White Sox well. “I’m never..." September 12

  • As Yoan Moncada closes in on 200 strikeouts, he's actually finishing on a good note

    NBC Sports Chicago "It might not come as much of a comfort to White Sox fans bummed out about how this season will end for the South Siders, but Yoan Moncada has been a lot better lately than his disappointing 2018 campaign would lead you to believe. Moncada is almost surely going to..." September 12

  • White Sox activate relief pitcher Nate Jones

    Yardbarker "The White Sox have activated reliever Nate Jones, per a club announcement. That’ll leave the club’s 40-man roster fully occupied. Jones hit the DL in mid-June with a pronator muscle strain that ended up sapping much of his season. It was the latest in a string of maladies..." September 11

  • Is a late-season turnaround clearing room for Reynaldo Lopez in the White Sox rotation of the future?

    NBC Sports Chicago "That crowded starting rotation of the future seems to be making room for Reynaldo Lopez. The White Sox hurler in his first full season in the majors is having a late-season turnaround that has him pitching as well as he has all year — and is sparking hopes for a more consistent..." September 10

  • White Sox Activate Jose Abreu

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced Monday that they’ve activated first baseman Jose Abreufrom the 10-day disabled list. He’d been out since mid-August after being rushed to the hospital due to lower abdominal pain and eventually undergoing an emergency testicular torsion..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Jose Abreu expected to return to White Sox lineup this week

    Chicago Tribune "Jose Abreu is expected to rejoin the White Sox lineup this week, perhaps as early as Monday in Kansas City. He fielded grounds balls and ran on the field Sunday after taking live batting practice Saturday. The Sox could use a lift, although they have averaged 4.1 in the..." September 10

  • White Sox Outright Tyler Danish

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox outrighted right-hander Tyler Danish to Triple-A Charlotte, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports (Twitter link).  This is the second time that Danish has been outrighted, as he was also removed from Chicago’s 40-man roster last November. A..." September 09

  • White Sox Select Rob Scahill, Place Michael Kopech On 60-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have purchased reliever Rob Scahill’s contract from Triple-A Charlotte and placed right-hander Michael Kopech on the 60-day disabled list, per a team announcement. Scahill, whom the White Sox signed to a minor league deal last December, is set to pitch in the..." September 08

  • White Sox rookie Michael Kopech likely to undergo Tommy John surgery and miss 2019 due to torn UCL

    CBS Sports "Michael Kopech had recently joined the Chicago White Sox rotation after years of being heralded as a top prospect. Four starts into his big-league career, he'd shown some of why he's considered a potential future front-of-the-rotation starter. Unfortunately,..." September 07

  • Michael Kopech's big-league education is a work in progress for the White Sox

    Chicago Tribune "Michael Kopech has four starts in the books and the White Sox phenom has looked at times like a future All-Star. But as evidenced during his first career loss, 10-2 on Wednesday night to the Tigers, he’s not a finished product. With three rain-delay outings and an..." September 07

  • Avisail Garcia could return 'in the next day or so'

    Chicago Tribune "Avisail Garcia could be available to play as soon as Thursday, but White Sox manager Rick Renteria said the outfielder’s right knee soreness might bother him the rest of the season. “Avi’s doing better,” Renteria said. “It’s basically a situation..." September 06

  • White Sox pitcher James Shields wants to keep on chucking

    Chicago Sun-Times "Right-hander James Shields, 36, has felt so good physically this season that he’s talking about pitching two or three more. ‘‘As long as my body holds up,’’ said Shields, who has had no injury issues after a tough year physically in..." September 06

  • Abreu reveals mysterious DL stint caused by testicular torsion

    The Score "The Chicago White Sox All-Star has been on the disabled list since Aug. 21, when he was rushed to the hospital just before a game for what was mysteriously described by the team as outpatient surgery on his lower abdomen and groin. Aside from the procedure being deemed a success, no other..." September 05

  • Jose Abreu eyes return for final weeks of White Sox’ season

    Chicago Sun-Times "The odd thing about White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu’s absence is that he hasn’t really been missed. Check that. Abreu is one of the most respected players in the Sox’ clubhouse, as well as a team leader and their Clemente Award nominee as the player who best..." September 05

  • White Sox Select Jose Ruiz, Outright Matt Skole

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced today that they have selected the contract of righty Jose Ruiz. To open a 40-man spot, the club outrighted infielder Matt Skole to Triple-A. The move on Ruiz is one that the team announced yesterday, so it comes as no surprise. Of course, the exciting news for..." September 04

  • White Sox Will Not Promote Eloy Jimenez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox will not promote their top prospect, outfielder Eloy Jimenez, to the majors this season, general manager Rick Hahn confirmed Monday. Meanwhile, they will select young right-hander Jose Ruiz from Double-A Birmingham, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times tweets. Adding Ruiz..." September 03

  • Eloy Jimenez Won't be Called Up This Season, Report Says

    NBC Chicago "Just a day after Eloy Jimenez's agents said they would consider filing a grievanceagainst the Chicago White Sox for not calling up their client, a report is out that the team will leave him in the minors for the rest of the year.  The report from USA..." August 31

  • Brewers acquire left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeño in trade with Chicago White Sox

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Brewers made a move to strengthen their well-used bullpen Friday when they traded for Chicago White Sox left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeño. In exchange for Cedeño, the Brewers traded two players from their rookie club in Helena,..." August 31

  • Eloy Jimenez saying he belongs with White Sox – with his bat

    Chicago Sun-Times "Chris Getz created a stir Aug. 5 when he told a radio audience Eloy Jimenez was “really close” to being a major-leaguer. “Oh, I’m well aware of that,’’ the White Sox’ director of player development said. Getz, however, now knows to..." August 30

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • Eloy Jimenez's camp unhappy he's unlikely to play for White Sox this year

    Fancred Sports "Top prospect Eloy Jimenez’s agents Nelson Montes De Oca and Paul Kinzer questioned why he hasn’t been promoted to the major leagues in interviews with Fancred this week, suggesting the White Sox are prioritizing service time considerations over readiness in his..." August 30

  • Eloy Jimenez is on some kind of tear since Michael Kopech got called up

    NBC Sports Chicago "Eloy Jimenez has been dominant all season, but he is a special level of on fire right now. Jimenez went 4-for-4 in Monday's 3-1 Knights win. He went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and a walk the day before. He has hits in 13 of his last 14 games, but the past seven..." August 28

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • White Sox's Jose Abreu 'doing well'; 'no doubt' about his return

    Chicago Tribune "Jose Abreu is “doing well” a little less than a week into his expected two-weeks off to heal a lower abdomen/groin injury that required outpatient surgery, White Soxmanager Rick Renteria said Sunday. “”We have to get him acclimated back to..." August 27

  • White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech acknowledges, deletes 2013 racist tweets

    Chicago Sun-Times "Michael Kopech’s whirlwind week, his first in the big leagues, spun him back around Thursday to his teenage years when the prized pitching prospect posted racist and homophobic tweets he has since deleted. Several Twitter users exposed racist tweets of his from 2013 — one..." August 24

  • Eloy Jimenez's message for White Sox fans: 'I'm beyond ready'

    NBC Sports Chicago "White Sox fans got a glimpse of their future earlier this week when top pitching prospect Michael Kopech took the mound at Guaranteed Rate Field for the first time. The vibes around Chicago throughout the day were real and the place was electric, despite a 52-minute rain delay ending his..." August 23

  • White Sox manager Rick Renteria returns to Chicago for more tests

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Rick Renteria returned to Chicago “in very good spirits” Thursday after being hospitalized in Minneapolis earlier this week with lightheadedness. “He sounds great and he's doing well,” interim manager Joe McEwing said in..." August 23

  • Welington Castillo finishes PED suspension, goes on disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Not exactly a triumphant return for White Sox catcher Welington Castillo. He just finished off his 80-game PED suspension only to be placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. He apparently did that while playing in rehab games with Triple-A Charlotte. The White Sox..." August 23

  • Phillies Acquire Luis Avilan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies announced that they have acquired lefty Luis Avilan from the White Sox. Righty Felix Paulino will go to Chicago in return. The Philadelphia organization designated righty Jose Taveras to create 40-man roster space for the move. It’s not..." August 22

  • Jose Abreu out at least 2 weeks after surgery on lower abdomen/groin area

    Chicago Tribune "Manager Rick Renteria continues to undergo tests on the cause of his lightheadedness. But the bigger news Tuesday was that the White Sox have lost Jose Abreu for at least two weeks after he needed outpatient surgery. Abreu reported pain after he arrived..." August 22

  • Eloy Jimenez is 'getting very close' — but how close to a White Sox call-up remains to be seen

    Chicago Tribune "Whether or not Eloy Jimenez really is close to being called up to the White Sox, a recent comment by director of player development Chris Getz was not an indication that a call-up is imminent, the Sox said. Getz told WSCR-AM 670 two weeks ago that Jimenez was..." August 21

  • White Sox manager Rick Renteria hospitalized with lightheadedness

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Rick Renteria was hospitalized before Monday’s game against the Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis after feeling lightheaded in the clubhouse. Renteria, 56, told Sox trainer Herm Schneider he was not feeling well a few hours..." August 20

  • Sox won’t shut down Avisail Garcia despite aching knee

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox don’t plan to put Avisail Garcia on the disabled list despite a right-knee issue that is expected to linger for the rest of the season. Garcia wants to keep playing and has told the Sox’ coaching staff that he can manage the pain without it affecting his..." August 20

  • White Sox To Promote Michael Kopech

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox will promote top pitching prospect Michael Kopech on Tuesday, the team announced on its official Twitter feed.  The 22-year-old right-hander will make his Major League debut in a start against the Twins. " August 19

  • Suspended catcher Welington Castillo working his way back to White Sox with minor league rehab stint

    NBC Sports Chicago "With about a week until the end of his 80-game suspension, Welington Castillo his making his way back to the White Sox. The veteran catcher joined Triple-A Charlotte for a rehab assignment Friday, in the Knights' lineup for their afternoon game. Twitter Ads info and..." August 17

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • A great escape and a positive 'learning moment' for Lucas Giolito

    NBC Sports Chicago "So often in this rebuilding season, Rick Renteria has talked of "learning moments," and as is evident from the team's win-loss numbers and many other statistics, those "learning moments" have largely ended in negative results. It's not to say the lessons..." August 15

  • White Sox won't rush back Welington Castillo from PED suspension

    Chicago Tribune "elington Castillo is eligible to return next week from his suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, but the White Sox likely won’t bring him back right away. The catcher, who was suspended 80 games on May 24, is eligible to..." August 15

  • As Dylan Covey's struggles continue, could a door open for Michael Kopech?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Let’s make one thing very clear: Rick Hahn has said for months that what is occurring at the major league level this season will have no bearing on when the White Sox opt to promote their top prospects. It’s been a very logical stance the entire time, with the big league..." August 14

  • Moncada is striking out a lot, but Renteria sees a silver lining: 'In the long run, I think it's going to help him'

    NBC Sports Chicago "Box scores don’t always tell the entire story, and there are parts of players’ development that can be hard to see, even for those who watch on a daily basis. One thing that has not escaped White Sox fans and observers: Yoan Moncada strikes out, and he strikes out a lot...." August 09