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  • MLB, MLBPA commit $10 million to Players Alliance to promote increased Black participation in baseball

    CBS Sports "MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on Monday announced a $10 million joint commitment to promote and enable increased Black participation in the sport of baseball at all levels. The commitment is being made through the Players Alliance, which comprises more than 100..." September 21

  • Crunch time: 7 things to watch in final week

    MLB.com "There are playoff spots on the line, injuries to keep an eye on and home-field advantages up in the air. The Marlins are on the verge of pulling off what would amount to a little bit of a baseball miracle. The Cardinals would be in that conversation as well. The Mariners are still..." September 20

  • Trevor Bauer wanted Tim Anderson to flip bat after blasting HR against him

    The Score "An AL MVP candidate went toe-to-toe with an NL Cy Young favorite on Saturday and won. Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson demolished Cincinnati Reds right-hander Trevor Bauer with a solo home run to dead center, briefly admired his handiwork,..." September 20

  • White Sox Activate Dallas Keuchel From 10-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced that southpaw Dallas Keuchel has been activated off the 10-day injured list in advance of his scheduled start tonight against the Reds.  Right-hander Jonathan Stiever was optioned to the club’s alternate training site to create roster..." September 19

  • MLB, MLBPA announce two new positive COVID-19 tests over past week

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced Friday that there have been two positive COVID-19 tests across baseball over the last week. Of the 12,381 samples collected and tested through the end of Sept. 17, none of the positive results came from major league..." September 18

  • MLB Players And Mascots Must Band Together to Destroy the Cardboard Cutout Fans

    The Big Lead "Major League Baseball's shortened regular season is coming to a close and its extended postseason is fast approaching. When the playoffs arrive, teams will leave their home ballparks and move to regional bubbles, leaving their fans behind. That means the time to destroy the cardboard..." September 18

  • White Sox Promote Garrett Crochet

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox are promoting first-round draft choice Garrett Crochet to the active roster Friday, general manager Rick Hahn said. Crochet, a hard-throwing left-hander from Tennessee selected with the 11th pick in June, will take the roster spot of right-handed reliever Evan Marshall,..." September 18

  • Yankees' DJ LeMahieu battling familiar foe for batting title

    Empire Sports Media "In 2019, New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu fell just short of Tim Anderson for the AL batting title. Now in 2020, LeMahieu is at it with Anderson once again for the title. LeMahieu had an opportunity to win it in 2019 up until the very end. However, two 0-for-3 games to..." September 17

  • Josh Donaldson Hits Home Run, Gets Ejected After Crossing the Plate

    SI "Josh Donaldson knows how to get ejected in style. The third baseman brought the drama in the sixth inning of Thursday's Twins-White Sox game when he launched a a 381-foot leadoff home run off Reynaldo López, breaking a 2–2 tie. In case the homer wasn't..." September 17

  • White Sox clinch their 1st postseason berth since 2008

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2008 after beating the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Sox scored twice in the seventh to rally for the win. The Sox trailed 3-2 heading into the inning but Jarrod Dyson,..." September 17

  • Cy Young rankings: Shane Bieber fever rules AL, Jacob deGrom eyeing three-peat

    The Score "Welcome to the second edition of theScore's 2020 Major League Baseball Cy Young Award rankings, in which we pick the top five pitchers from each league. American League 5. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Blue Jays The Blue Jays received exactly what they hoped for from Ryu after..." September 17

  • MLB's New Postseason Plan Could Forever Change Playoff Baseball for the Better

    Bleacher Report "Get ready for a Major League Baseball postseason unlike any that's come before.  We've known since MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed to an expanded playoff field—from 10 to 16 teams—in July that this year's postseason would be..." September 17

  • 'Let's not take this for granted': Why Tim Anderson, Trea Turner's career years need no 60-game asterisk

    USA Today "Tim Anderson and Trea Turner were born a week apart in June 1993, millennial babies who would blossom into outstanding shortstops for any era in baseball history. As hard as it might have been to foresee their greatness from the crib, it was equally impossible to imagine that perhaps..." September 17

  • MLB postseason picture: Dodgers punch ticket to expanded October, will White Sox follow?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers have punched their ticket to Major League Baseball’s expanded postseason. It took a 7-5 victory against the San Diego Padres and help from the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals to do it Wednesday, but the..." September 17

  • Permanent 16-team MLB postseason would be catastrophic for players

    The Score "The New York Yankees did nothing at the trade deadline. Mired in a 3-7 slide that had hamstrung their chances of a division title and plainly reeling from the injury absences of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and James Paxton, among others, the Yankees still felt no need for..." September 17

  • MLB to begin 2021 Spring Training exhibition in February

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball’s 2021 Spring Training will begin on Feb. 27 in Florida and Arizona with each of the 30 clubs in action on the first day of exhibition play, officials said on Wednesday. Select exhibition games will be played at MLB ballparks and Spring Training facilities..." September 16

  • Major League Baseball umpire Joe West has never missed a call. Just ask him

    ESPN "White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson was furious with umpire Joe West, as many have been these past 44 years. On this day in 2010, West had called a second balk of the game on Mark Buehrle, and Hawk was so outraged he said on the air, "Joe West should..." September 16

  • Rob Manfred: Expanded playoffs likely to remain beyond 2020

    Washington Post "Major League Baseball and its players’ union reached agreement Tuesday on the format for the expanded, 16-team postseason, which will see the final three rounds played in controlled, neutral-site bubbles in Southern California and Texas and the World Series at the Texas Rangers’ new..." September 16

  • MLB, MLBPA Reportedly Agree to Playoff Plan Featuring Neutral-Site Bubbles

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reportedly reached an agreement to host most of the 2020 playoffs, including the division series, league championship series and World Series, in neutral-site "bubbles." Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the..." September 15

  • MLB postseason format will be true test of pitching depth

    Larry Brown Sports "The MLB has officially announced its plans for the 2020 postseason, and pitching depth will likely be more important than ever in determining which team is crowned World Series champion. Expanding the postseason from 10 to 16 teams means more games, and MLB is accommodating that with..." September 15

  • World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since..." September 15

  • Homers, RBIs, WAR ... conscience? In MLB's difficult 2020 season, who is MVP material?

    Yahoo! Sports "At the end of a two-month season played behind a mask, at a responsible distance and between clouds of spittle, there arrives an opening to contemplate again the concept of value. Baseball value. In 2020. The value of anything, really, in 2020, when a trip to the grocery store is a..." September 15

  • Rob Manfred 'hopeful' for fan attendance during LCS and World Series games

    CBS Sports "Although MLB has yet to finalize reported plans for postseason bubbles in California and Texas, commissioner Rob Manfred is already pondering the idea of fans back in the seats for most meaningful playoff games.  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans have not been..." September 14

  • 30 emerging players primed for big futures

    MLB.com "For all the talk about how short this season has been, there has been plenty that every team has learned about itself. And one of the key things any team can learn: Who is in this for the long haul? So, today at the Thirty, we take a look at the player on each team whose positive 2020..." September 14

  • MLB is forbidding boozy playoff celebrations

    New York Post "Teams control the alcohol. So that is one area MLB will not worry about as it insists on clinching celebrations that are more restrained, distant and outdoors. The league was still finalizing a memorandum it expects to deliver to clubs and players this week in which it will urge..." September 14

  • Way-Too-Early Predictions for the Top 2021 MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "If it seems a little early to be looking ahead to the 2020-21 Major League Baseball free-agent market, that's because it is. The regular season isn't even over yet. Still, we thought we'd get a head start on predicting which teams will claim the top..." September 14

  • After Albert Pujols, who will be the next MLB slugger in the 600-homer club?

    USA Today "Albert Pujols continued his climb up the all-time home run list on Sunday by hitting a two-run blast against the Colorado Rockies for No. 660 in his career. That tied the 40-year-old Los Angeles Angels slugger with Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fifth place in MLB..." September 14

  • White Sox Select Jonathan Stiever

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are selecting the contract of right-hander Jonathan Stiever, per various reporters (including MLB.com’s Scott Merkin).  " September 13

  • 2020 MLB Playoffs: Seeding Predictions and Round-by-Round Picks

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 MLB playoffs will begin Sept. 29. If that feels soon, well, it's because it is.  The final couple of weeks of this abbreviated 60-game slate should bring ample drama as clubs jockey for position in the expanded 16-team postseason field. While we wait for..." September 13

  • Full Count: Impending free agents not doing themselves any favors

    The Score "The upcoming offseason was always going to be a nightmare for free agents. Reduced revenues in 2020 because of the pandemic are set to precipitate a winter of austerity, with many teams looking to cut costs rather than spend big. Uncertainty over the game's financial future beyond..." September 11

  • White Sox Place Dallas Keuchel On Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have placed lefty Dallas Keuchel on the 10-day injured list and recalled righty Reynaldo Lopez from their alternate training site in his place, per a team announcement. Keuchel is dealing with back spasms. His placement on the IL is retroactive to Sept. 7, so..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA close to agreement on neutral sites for playoff bubbles

    Yardbarker "The MLB and MLB Players Association are closing in on an agreement for where the playoffs will be played, with the World Series set to be played at Globe Life Field, a neutral site in Arlington, Texas. Currently, the MLB plans to implement a two-bubble strategy, with separate..." September 10

  • MLB considering two playoff bubbles and neutral-site World Series at Rangers' Globe Life Field

    CBS Sports "At this point, we're close enough to MLB's regular-season finish line to know that the 2020 season -- the 60-game version -- is going to finish. It's going to be one of the craziest things we've ever seen in the sport, and no doubt the most doubleheaders in such a short time..." September 09

  • Gio González activated, back to his Swiss army role

    South Side Sox "On Tuesday, the White Sox activated Gio González off of the IL and sent Zack Burdi back to Schaumburg: The White Sox need to insert two starts into the rotation between now and the end of the season to have Lucas Giolito start the first game of the playoffs, and Dallas Keuchel..." September 08

  • Who are the hottest rookies right now?

    MLB.com "Another week, another slew of exciting big league callups for top prospects. From MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list alone, we saw the Pirates’ Ke’Bryan Hayes, Miami's Jazz Chisholm, and the Yankees’ Deivi García and Clarke Schmidt make their Major..." September 07

  • On his way to superstardom, Tim Anderson leads young White Sox towards postseason

    USA Today "Leading the American League Central through Sunday, the Chicago White Sox are well on their way to the club's first postseason berth since 2008 and could be a trendy World Series pick come the end of September. While Chicago's 23-year-old outfield phenoms Eloy Jimenez (11..." September 07

  • Dallas Keuchel exits start with lower back stiffness

    MLB.com "White Sox starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel exited Sunday's game against the Royals with lower back stiffness after warming up for the sixth inning and looking to be in some discomfort after throwing his final warmup pitch to catcher Yasmani Grandal. Keuchel allowed only two hits..." September 06

  • MLB power play will end Minor League Baseball as we know it

    Sportsnaut "It has been a devastating 2020 calendar year for Minor League Baseball. The season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this cancellation came the loss of jobs throughout the minors — players themselves included. Sadly, this is going to be taken to a whole new..." September 05

  • Way-Too-Early Team-by-Team MLB Free-Agency Predictions Post-2020 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 MLB trade deadline has come and gone. The focus now is on the fast-approaching postseason, with its expanded 16-team format. While we wait for the October excitement to unfold, let's make some way-too-early offseason free-agency predictions. This..." September 04

  • White Sox Option Reynaldo Lopez

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox optioned pitcher Reynaldo Lopez to the Schaumburg training facility Thursday and recalled pitcher Bernardo Flores Jr. Lopez is 0-2 with an 8.38 ERA and 10 strikeouts in four starts this season. He lasted just 1? innings Wednesday, allowing three runs (one..." September 03

  • 'He had us believing:' Former Mets teammates explain how Tom Seaver changed the franchise

    USA Today "The legend began on a spring day in Florida more than 50 years ago. The Mets were still a laughingstock in baseball then. Five straight losing seasons had soured their reputation. Another last-place finish was on the way. The franchise had little hope, but it had Tom Seaver...." September 03

  • How 10 big offseason acquisitions are faring

    MLB.com "Of all the things in this world that feel like they happened decades ago but actually went down just a few months ago -- and there are a lot of things like that -- Major League Baseball’s 2019 Hot Stove is very much one of them. Remember how fevered the rush was when all those big..." September 03

  • Yoan Moncada still experiencing struggles since battling COVID-19

    Larry Brown Sports "Yoan Moncada says he is still experiencing some struggles since battling COVID-19 earlier this summer. Moncada reported late to the Chicago White Sox’s summer camp because he was fighting COVID-19. He ended up reporting on July 16 and was in the lineup on opening day on July 24...." September 03

  • White Sox outright IF Ryan Goins, release RHP Drew Anderson

    Yardbarker "The White Sox have outrighted infielder Ryan Goins to their alternate site, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Goins is now a member of their taxi squad. Additionally, Chicago released right-hander Drew Anderson. The White Sox designated Goins for assignment..." September 03

  • 10 MLB stars that could be on the move this winter

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed Monday afternoon, with Mike Clevinger serving as the biggest name to change teams. Clubs will now be unable to make external additions through the rest of the 2020 MLB season, but that doesn't mean that the speculation..." September 03

  • Why it's time for Major League Baseball to ban the shift

    CBS Sports "Maybe I just needed to get north of 40 years old to achieve my "old man yells at clouds" moment, but it's arrived.  I've held out for years. For a long time, when I heard people say "ban the shift" my response was that hitters should adjust and the..." September 03

  • Rob Manfred: Fans acted like MLB rule changes were ‘crime against humanity’

    Sportress of Blogitude "  Rob Manfred is perhaps the most embattled commissioner in all of American professional sports, and his recent critical comments about fans are not likely to garner him more support among them.   The MLB commissioner recently took part in an..." September 02

  • 2021 MLB Draft to be held in Atlanta before All-Star Game

    The Score "The 2021 MLB Draft will take place in Atlanta from July 11 to 13, sources told Carlos Collazo and J.J. Cooper of Baseball America. Next year's event will be at least 20 rounds - and up to as many as 30 - based on an agreement between the league and the Major League Baseball..." September 01

  • 7 prospects who should be untouchable

    MLB.com "There’s absolutely no way the Rays will trade shortstop Wander Franco, who is No. 1 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list. Yes, some prospects really are untouchable. Dozens of others have been mentioned in this feeding frenzy of a Trade Deadline that will..." August 30

  • Indians discussing Mike Clevinger trade with White Sox

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians are entertaining trade inquiries about star pitcher Mike Clevinger, and apparently they are not opposed to sending him to a division rival. The Indians have been involved in active discussions about trading Clevinger to the Chicago White Sox, USA..." August 30