White Sox Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Danny Farquhar on recovery from brain hemorrhage: 'I had a few doctors call me a miracle'

    Sporting News "White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar, who fainted in the dugout after pitching during a game in April and was later diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage, opened up about his health publicly for the first time Friday.  In an interview with "Good Morning America,"..." June 01

  • White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu comfortable playing in the shadows

    Chicago Tribune "The only question for Jose Abreu is: Why? After four-plus years of playing on sub-.500 teams, after two months of playing on the worst team in baseball and perhaps the worst in franchise history, and knowing he’ll likely be facing three to four more years of losing,..." June 01

  • White Sox’ Jose Abreu: ‘I’m not here to lose games’

    Chicago Sun-Times "If there is any justice, first baseman Jose Abreu will have a strong June and July and represent the White Sox at the All-Star Game in Washington. Abreu, a model of offensive production and consistency during his five seasons in the majors, hasn’t been to the Midsummer Classic..." May 31

  • Five days after a line drive hit him in the head, Carlos Rodon's third rehab start went very well

    NBC Sports Chicago "If Carlos Rodon's results in his minor league rehab starts are any indication, then he could provide the White Sox starting rotation with a huge lift when he finally returns to a major league mound. Rodon made his third rehab start Tuesday while in the final stages of his return..." May 30

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30

  • White Sox Place Matt Davidson On DL, Designate Ricardo Pinto, Select Matt Skole

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have placed designated hitter/corner infielder Matt Davidson on the disabled list, designated right-hander Ricardo Pinto for assignment and selected the contract of corner infielder Matt Skole, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com. Back..." May 28

  • MLB criticized for lack of transparency regarding military-themed uniforms

    New York Daily News "The backlash last May was quick and harsh. Players, fans, veterans and Gold Star families saw the advertising for baseball's special Memorial Day military-themed uniforms and called the league out for looking like it was trying to cash in on a day set aside to honor those who had died for..." May 28

  • Danny Farquhar to throw out first pitch at June 1 White Sox game

    Hardball Talk "Last month Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, causing him to collapse while in the dugout during a Sox game. He underwent emergency surgery and spent over two weeks in the hospital recovering from the ordeal. While..." May 25

  • Carlos Rodon appears OK after taking line drive off forehead in minor-league rehab start

    Chicago Tribune "hite Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon was removed from a minor league rehab start Thursday after being hit in the forehead by a line drive. Rodon was pitching for Triple-A Charlotte as he works back from offseason shoulder surgery. He fell to the ground, but bounced up quickly after being..." May 25

  • Part of Yoan Moncada's development: Hitting better — and simply getting more experience — against lefties

    NBC Sports Chicago "Yoan Moncada’s development is one of the most important things at the major league level during this rebuilding, developmental season. Fortunately for the White Sox, he’s having a fine season at the plate overall. He came into Wednesday’s game against the..." May 24

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Recovering Danny Farquhar will reportedly throw out the first pitch at an upcoming White Sox game

    CBS Sports "Some cool news out of Chicago: A source tells MLB.com's Scott Merkin that White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar will throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to his team's June 1 home game against the Brewers.  On April 20 of this year, the 31-year-old Farquhar collapsed in..." May 24

  • Reports: White Sox's Welington Castillo to be suspended for PED use

    USA Today "Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo will reportedly be suspended 80 games for performance-enhancing drug use. The news was first reported by a Dominican Republic journalist on Twitter and later confirmed by The Athletic. The announcement is..." May 24

  • Are the Dodgers going to trade for Jose Abreu?

    Los Angeles Times "Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell. In the Star Wars universe, the Dodgers' sweep of the Nationals would be titled, "A New Hope." Any trades on the horizon? I know the Dodgers swept the Nationals, and looked a..." May 22

  • Do the White Sox really think Manny Machado would want to play for a team like theirs?

    Chicago Tribune "You know what’s worse than the White Sox not getting any better? The Sox not getting any smarter, that’s what. Bad and stupid is no way to go through the American League, even the AL Central. But bad and stupid were on display..." May 22

  • White Sox Sign Michael Saunders To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran outfielder Michael Saunders has signed a minor league contract with the White Sox, according to an announcement from the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte. He’s on the active roster for today’s game. Saunders, who recently opted out of a minor league pact with the..." May 21

  • Joe Girardi a candidate to be next White Sox manager?

    Larry Brown Sports "Less than seven months after being let go by the New York Yankees, Joe Girardi is already drawing buzz for another managerial job in the AL. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported this week that Girardi could be a name to keep an eye on for the Chicago White Sox job if they decide to..." May 21

  • Jace Fry, who still hasn't allowed a hit, is penciling his name into the White Sox bullpen of the future

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox best reliever through the first 42 games of this rebuilding season? Undoubtedly, it’s been Jace Fry. With Rick Renteria’s bullpen hardly the most reliable relief corps the game has ever seen, Fry has been a revelation, starting his 2018 campaign with 7.1..." May 20

  • Grounds For Return

    ESPN "As he strolls toward the employee entrance at work for the first time in nearly 24 years, Nevest Coleman smiles. He carries a black backpack over his right shoulder, a white plastic bag and travel mug in his left hand. It's March 26, 2018, a few minutes past 7 a.m. In front of Coleman..." May 20

  • White Sox Lose Nicky Delmonico To Fractured Hand, Option Carson Fulmer

    MLB Trade Rumors "White Sox outfielder Nicky Delmonico has been diagnosed with a fracture to the third metacarpal on his right hand, the club announced. Additionally, the team has elected to option righty Carson Fulmer after another rough outing tonight, as James Fegan of The Athletic was among those to..." May 19

  • Nicky Delmonico to miss 4-6 weeks with a broken right hand

    Hardball Talk "White Sox outfielder Nicky Delmonico is headed for a prolonged stay on the disabled list after breaking his hand on a hit by pitch during Friday’s game against the Rangers. Delmonico fractured the third metacarpal of his right hand and has been officially placed on the 10-day disabled..." May 19

  • Farquhar 'upbeat' in 2nd post-surgery club visit

    MLB.com "Danny Farquhar made his second visit to the White Sox clubhouse at Guaranteed Rate Field Friday, less than one month after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm after he pitched on April 20 and then undergoing the ensuing surgery. The 31-year-old relief pitcher..." May 18

  • White Sox tinker with rotation, give Carson Fulmer a week between starts

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox have tinkered with their starting rotation for this week's games against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers. Carson Fulmer, originally slated to start Wednesday in the Steel City, will instead pitch the second game of this weekend's four-game set with the..." May 16

  • Pitcher Reynaldo Lopez is the early bright spot of White Sox rebuild

    Chicago Tribune "When lamenting the White Sox’s historically bad start in Year 2 of the rebuild, it’s probably best to repeat one word over and over again. Reynaldo. Reynaldo. Reynaldo. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez wasn’t the most hyped player in general..." May 15

  • White Sox activate Yoan Moncada from 10-day DL

    Sporting News "The White Sox activated star infielder Yoan Moncada from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday after dealing with a left hamstring injury. Moncada, 22, has enjoyed a breakout season of sorts, slashing .263/.359/.509 with six home runs and four steals over 29 games. But the White..." May 15

  • White Sox see no reason to stunt development of Kopech, Jimenez to boost current big league squad

    NBC Sports Chicago "The White Sox have the worst record in baseball, and giving up a combined 19 runs in the first two games of this crosstown series with the Cubs only sent social media into a further rage. Fans with and without Twitter accounts are all asking the same question: Why not bring up two of..." May 14

  • Yoan Moncada ready to rejoin White Sox in Pittsburgh?

    Chicago Tribune "he White Sox shipped infielder Jose Rondon to Triple-A Charlotte after Sunday’s game, and it doesn’t take an FBI agent to figure out the logical corresponding move. Rondon took the place of second baseman Yoan Moncada, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list May 5 for tightness in his left..." May 14

  • White Sox' Abreu says 'no doubt' he wants to spend entire career with Chicago

    Yardbarker "Even though the White Sox own the majors’ worst record (9-26), first baseman Jose Abreu tells Scott Merkin of MLB.com that he supports Chicago’s rebuilding effort and would like to remain with the team for the rest of his career. “Of course, there is not any doubt about it,” the 31-year-old..." May 12