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  • White Sox Option Nick Delmonico

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have optioned outfielder Nicky Delmonico to Triple-A Charlotte, tweets James Fegan of The Athletic. While a corresponding move will be made official tomorrow, it’s expected that rookie outfielder Eloy Jimenez will be activated ahead of the series opener versus..." May 19

  • White Sox Sign Odrisamer Despaigne

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have signed right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne to a minor league contract, per an announcement from their Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte. Francys Romero of Las Mayores was first to report the news. Prior to Sunday, Despaigne had spent the entire season with the..." May 19

  • White Sox put LHP Manny Banuelos (shoulder) on IL

    ABC 7 Chicago "White Sox left-hander Manny Banuelos has been placed on the injured list, another blow to a Chicago pitching staff that already lost Carlos Rodon and Nate Jones for the season this week. Banuelos left in the fifth inning of a 9-0 home loss against theCleveland Indianson Tuesday..." May 17

  • James McCann has been an early season bright spot: Is he working his way into the White Sox long-term plans?

    NBC Sports Chicago "When the White Sox gave James McCann a one-year deal in December, it likely wasn’t with eyes on him being the catcher of the future. He came with the same promise of the rest of the team’s veteran additions of recent vintage: a guy who could help the younger players, a guy..." May 16

  • GM Rick Hahn On Jose Abreu’s Future With White Sox

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jose Abreu is in his final season of club control, but the White Sox apparently aren’t envisioning a future without him. Asked by MLB Network’s Matt Vasgersian about Abreu’s future (video link), Hahn wasn’t subtle about his desire for Abreu to be a part of the team..." May 16

  • Lucas Giolito is out of the hole and at the top of the White Sox rotation

    The Score "Rain cut Lucas Giolito's much-anticipated MLB debut short. On a balmy June evening almost three years ago, the 21-year-old right-hander - universally considered the game's preeminent pitching prospect - was flummoxing the New York Mets at Nationals Park. Through four..." May 14

  • How close is Reynaldo Lopez to consistency?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Reynaldo Lopez was excellent Monday night. He's been excellent before. In all likelihood, he'll be excellent again. But the challenge for him and fellow young starting pitcher Lucas Giolito isn't to be excellent once, to be excellent every now and then. It's to be..." May 14

  • Carlos Rodon needs Tommy John surgery as White Sox's bad fortune with young starters continues

    CBS Sports "In theory, the 2019 White Sox could have had a trio of young, frontline starting pitchers heading up their rotation. Instead, the White Sox have announced that lefty Carlos Rodon needs season-ending Tommy John surgery. It was a harsh reminder just how badly things have gone..." May 13

  • Eloy Jimenez getting closer to rehab stint, but not this weekend

    Chicago Sun-Times "Rookie left fielder Eloy Jimenez’s minor-league rehab stint won’t take place this weekend. Jimenez, who suffered a high right ankle sprain April 26, will travel with the White Sox to Toronto, and a determination will be made after the series, manager Rick..." May 10

  • Paulo Orlando traded to White Sox

    CBS Sports "Orlando was traded from the Dodgers to the White Sox for an undisclosed return Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. The 33-year-old has appeared in 278 career major-league games, hitting an uninspiring .263/.289/.384. " May 10

  • White Sox's Tim Anderson pledges $500 for every base he steals this season for his anti-violence foundation

    Chicago Tribune "Tim Anderson is putting his legs — and wallet — to good use on and off the field. The 25-year-old White Sox shortstop is donating $500 each time he steals a base this season, with proceeds going to his anti-violence foundation, he announced in an Instagram post...." May 10

  • Tim Anderson: I don't know baseball's unwritten rules

    The Score "Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has drawn national attention - and the ire of the Kansas City Royals - following a series of exuberant bat flips. Despite the controversy, he has no intention of toning things down for the sake of baseball's unwritten rules. In fact,..." May 09

  • Bobby Jenks, former White Sox pitcher, reaches a $5.1 million settlement with hospital after career-ending injury

    Chicago Tribune "Former White Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks has agreed to accept a $5.1 million settlement from Massachusetts General Hospital and a doctor he says caused his career-ending spine injury. The Boston Globe reports that Jenks reached an out-of-court settlement Wednesday with the..." May 09

  • White Sox's Tim Anderson: Bat flips bring fun to game

    ESPN "Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, whose melee-inciting bat flip three weeks ago continues to follow him, told ESPN's The Dan Le Batard Show on Wednesday that he is just trying to draw fans by having fun and isn't worried about how other teams react to..." May 08

  • Jose Abreu a trade candidate? It doesn't seem likely, and here's why

    NBC Sports Chicago "Welcome to the seemingly biannual conversation, when national writers suggest the White Sox might trade Jose Abreu for pieces that could help their ongoing rebuilding project. Realistic or not, that conclusion isn’t difficult to jump to. Abreu, who at 32 is set to become a free..." May 08

  • White Sox’ Eloy Jimenez nearing minor-league rehab assignment

    Chicago Sun-Times "White Sox rookie outfielder Eloy Jimenez is getting closer to a minor-league rehab assignment — indications are it might come as soon as this weekend — as he continues to make a swift recovery from a high ankle sprain. ‘‘I feel like I’m really..." May 08

  • Ivan Nova's seven-inning effort a much-needed stopper for White Sox pitching staff

    NBC Sports Chicago "Ivan Nova's 2019 season has not been what he or the White Sox or White Sox fans have wanted it to be so far. But if he could just pitch in Cleveland every turn through the rotation, he'd be heading toward an All-Star appearance. Prior to Monday night's..." May 07

  • White Sox Select Charlie Tilson, Transfer Nate Jones To 60-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced Monday that they’ve selected the contract of outfielder Charlie Tilson from Triple-A Charlotte and, in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, transferred righty Nate Jones from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list. Jones,..." May 06

  • Carlos Rodon Set For Second Opinion After TJS Recommendation

    MLB Trade Rumors "White Sox lefty Carlos Rodon has received an initial recommendation that he undergo Tommy John surgery, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports on Twitter. He’s headed in for a second opinion before a final course is set. It was already known that a full ulnar collateral ligament..." May 06

  • White Sox send Adam Engel to Triple-A with goal of getting his offense to more closely match his defense

    NBC Sports Chicago "Adam Engel's hitting has to improve. That's not news to White Sox fans. Or to Engel, or to the White Sox, it should be noted. But the White Sox finally took the step of sending Engel to Triple-A Charlotte to work on his offense, optioning him there along with reliever..." May 06

  • White Sox Select Juan Minaya, Move Jon Jay To 60-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have selected right-handed reliever Juan Minaya from Triple-A Charlotte and transferred outfielder Jon Jay to the 60-day injured list, James Fegan of The Athletic tweets. Minaya has returned to Chicago’s 40-man roster less than two months after the team outrighted..." May 05

  • Tommy John surgery possible for White Sox lefty Carlos Rodon

    Chicago Sun-Times "How many more blows to a rebuild can the White Sox take? The latest shot came Thursday, when Opening Day starter Carlos Rodón landed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. Rodon, 26, viewed as a big piece in the rotation for years to come, will be out much..." May 03

  • White Sox Place Carlos Rodon On 10-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced today that southpaw Carlos Rodon has been placed on the 10-day injured list. He’ll be replaced by righty Lucas Giolito, who was activated to take the ball this evening. Dylan Covey will ultimately move to the rotation to take Rodon’s place for whatever..." May 02

  • Tim Anderson wants to change 'boring' baseball

    NBC Sports Chicago "Tim Anderson wants to bring change to baseball. He's already different, a word he uses a lot, from all of his teammates, as he explained to Sports Illustrated's Stephanie Apstein in an article that came out Tuesday. He's the only black player in the White Sox..." May 02

  • The Chris Sale trade is looking better these days for the White Sox

    Chicago Tribune "Chris Sale gets to feel some love this weekend when the former White Sox ace returns to the South Side with the Red Sox. Sale is scheduled to start the second game of a four-game series Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field, seeking his first win of 2019 in a..." May 02

  • White Sox Select Contract Of Evan Marshall

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have selected the contract of right-hander Evan Marshall, per a club announcement. Reliever Thyago Vieira was optioned down to create roster space. Marshall, 29, is still looking to recapture the success he had in his debut season of 2014.  " May 01

  • Anderson says bat flips, emotion draw fans: 'I think the kids like that stuff'

    The Score "Tim Anderson is making a name for himself on the South Side of Chicago. A talented young player with a flair for the dramatic, he's become known as a master of bat flips who wears his emotions on his sleeve. His brash style of play may grate many, but there's a method to his..." April 30

  • Attendance drops for 12 MLB teams, as loss of gate takes on more permanent look

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s attendance problem is not going away, as a significant dip in 2018 has endured into the new season – even with better weather and a boost from some big-name stars on the move. As the game’s worst part of the calendar comes to a close, 12 of 30..." April 30

  • MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

    Hardball Talk "With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players..." April 30

  • YouTube Scores MLB 13-Game Package With Exclusive Rights in U.S., Canada

    Variety "YouTube, in its biggest swing yet at the sports-media biz, landed a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 13 games during the 2019 season worldwide — free for viewers to watch and available exclusively through YouTube in the U.S., Canada and Puerto..." April 30

  • Ervin Santana is now a free agent

    Hardball Talk "After three lackluster starts, the White Sox designated for assignment pitcher Ervin Santana on Friday. Santana cleared waivers and refused an assignment to Triple-A Charlotte, electing to become a free agent, the club announced on Monday. The White Sox signed Santana to a minor..." April 29

  • The two sides of the White Sox’ Tim Anderson: Make sure you know which is which

    Chicago Sun-Times "There is the on-field Tim Anderson and the off-field Tim Anderson. If you value your physical and emotional well-being, do not mistake the two. ‘‘When I put that uniform on, I’m a different man,’’ the White Sox’ starting shortstop said Sunday...." April 29

  • Reynaldo López strikes out 14 batters over six innings

    Hardball Talk "White Sox starter Reynaldo López had himself a day against the Tigers on Sunday afternoon. The right-hander limited the opposition to an unearned run on two hits and three walks while striking out 14 batters over six innings. 14 strikeouts! In six innings! It’s the second..." April 29

  • Eloy Jimenez, Nate Jones Placed on I.L. by White Sox

    NBC Chicago "Chicago White Sox slugger Eloy Jiménez and pitcher Nate Jones have both been placed on the 10-day injured list, the team announced Sunday. Jiménez, who has three home runs so far this season, was injured during Friday’s game when he sprained his ankle while jumping..." April 28

  • Abreu: 'My mistake' on homer turned into single

    MLB.com "When is a home run not a home run? White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu found out on Friday night during a 12-11 victory over the Tigers punctuated by Tim Anderson's first career walk-off home run. Abreu connected for what looked like his second home run of the game against Tigers..." April 27

  • Eloy Jimenez leaves game with right ankle sprain

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox’ rebuild continues to be plagued by injuries, with another gasp-inducing play coming Friday. Top prospect Eloy Jimenez left the Sox’ 12-11 victory against the Tigers with a right ankle sprain. In the third inning, Jimenez twisted his ankle while..." April 27

  • Anderson on flip: 'I knew I had to do it'

    MLB.com "The first walk-off home run of Tim Anderson's career, coming off a two-out, first-pitch slider from Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez, was followed by another memorable bat flip from the White Sox shortstop during Friday’s 12-11 victory at Guaranteed Rate Field. But nothing less..." April 27

  • White Sox Designate Ervin Santana For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced this morning that they’ve designated veteran right-hander Ervin Santana for assignment. His spot on the active roster will go to Eloy Jimenez, who has been reinstated from the bereavement list. " April 26

  • Yoan Moncada learning from the past and becoming a superstar for White Sox

    Sporting News "Early in spring training, Yoán Moncada was listening to music in hopes of picking a new walkup song for the 2019 season. When he heard El Chulo's "Aprender del Error," he liked the rhythm right away, but it was the song's message that made him decide to use it. The..." April 24

  • MLB is not the authority on a black player’s ownership of the N-word

    SB Nation "On April 19, Major League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for one game, following his emphatic bat flip against Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller two days earlier. Keller had retaliated by hitting Anderson with a pitch in..." April 23

  • White Sox rookie Eloy Jimenez to miss Orioles series after being placed on bereavement list

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez will return to his hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to mourn the death of his grandmother. The Sox on Monday placed him on the bereavement list and he will miss at least the three-game series against the Orioles. Nicky..." April 23

  • Orioles catcher Jesús Sucre retired the White Sox in order last night

    Hardball Talk "The Orioles don’t yet have the worst record in baseball. They’re tied for the most losses with 16, but they have two more wins than the Marlins and one more than the Royals, so let’s say that they have overachieved to this point. Kudos to being a bit plucky in the..." April 23

  • Tim Anderson doesn't regret profanity: People don't know what black men go through

    The Score "Tim Anderson served his one-game suspension last week for reportedly using profane language during a benches-clearing incident between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals, and the shortstop doesn't regret accepting the ban without appeal. "I would..." April 23

  • A Jose Abreu awakening could make an already productive White Sox offense even more fearsome

    NBC Sports Chicago "Hitting has not been the biggest problem for the White Sox. But even after a win to kick off this week's series against the Baltimore Orioles, they're still under .500 and in fourth place in the aggressively weak AL Central. There's a ton of baseball left, and their spot..." April 23

  • Jays' Stroman defends Tim Anderson: 'Normal slang trash talk in our culture'

    The Score "Marcus Stroman isn't keeping quiet about the one-game suspension handed down to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for his reported use of racist language during a recent benches-clearing incident with the Kansas City Royals. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander took to social..." April 20

  • Anderson ban is for epithet, not bat flip

    ESPN "Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was suspended for one game after calling Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller a "weak-ass f---ing [N-word]" during a benches-clearing incident precipitated by Keller hitting Anderson with a pitch, league sources told ESPN on..." April 19

  • MLB suspends Anderson, Keller

    TSN "Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has been suspended one game because of language used during the benches-clearing incident with the Kansas City Royals earlier this week accoridng to ESPN's Jeff Passan. Passan adds that Brad Keller, the pitcher who drilled Anderson with a..." April 19

  • White Sox have deep Cuban connection

    MLB.com "Jose Contreras, Jose Abreu, Yoán Moncada, Luis Robert, Yonder Alonso and Jon Jay walk into a conference room at Camelback Ranch on a Sunday morning in early March during Spring Training. A bond has been forged between the group via the White Sox organization they work for, but..." April 19

  • Daniel Palka ends hitless skid, optioned to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "White Sox outfielder was oh-for-the-season coming into Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Royals. His last hit came in the third inning on the final game of the 2018 season. He struck out in his final two at-bats, then went hitless across his first 12 games of the 2019 season spanning..." April 18

  • Tim Anderson, Randal Grichuk clash on Twitter hours after White Sox infielder's ejection

    Sporting News "The controversy began with a home run and a bat toss from White Sox infielder Tim Anderson. It grew into a testy Twitter exchange hours later between Anderson and Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk. Let's start with that beginning - the fourth inning blast from Anderson that he..." April 18