White Sox Rumors & News

  • Sporting News MLB awards 2014: White Sox 1B Jose Abreu voted top AL rookie

    Sporting News "There’s only a handful of those guys,” the scout said. “He’s got big-time raw power. Strength.” What only a handful of people expected was how complete of a hitter Abreu would be in his first season in the majors. The 27-year-old first baseman had 36 homers and 107 RBIs for the White Sox—those..." October 20

  • White Sox should have at least $4 million more for payroll in 2015

    CSN Chicago "If their overall baseball expenditures are the same as 2014, the White Sox should have at least an extra $4 million for payroll next season. Those additional funds, which could exceed $4.5 million, come from reduced spending on the amateur draft and international market for 2015. Last..." October 15

  • White Sox heading into 2015 with a glut of second basemen

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Doug Padilla notes that now that the White Sox have moved on from Gordon Beckham, they are heading into 2015 with three second basemen in the running for one starting job. He writes that it’s unlikely all three will still be wearing White Sox uniforms by the time spring training is..." October 11

  • Long-term deals have White Sox in better position to spend

    CSN Chicago "Rick Hahn has cash to spend this offseason and it’s partly because of several team-friendly contracts signed in the past two seasons. In each of the past two springs, the White Sox general manager found bargains when he made long-term pacts with starting pitchers Chris Sale and Jose Quintana...." October 11

  • White Sox hitting coach marvels at Abreu's rookie year

    MLB.com "Jose Abreu's incredible 2014 Major League debut soon should be recognized with the American League Rookie of the Year honor. It also took just this one campaign for the 27-year-old Abreu to establish himself as a White Sox franchise cornerstone. "Obviously, he's dangerous," White Sox hitting..." October 09

  • Hahn: Ventura doing an 'excellent' job given circumstances

    CSN Chicago "When it comes to grading his manager, Rick Hahn took a look at the critical factors that led to a poor record and decided Robin Ventura isn’t going anywhere. Even though the third-year manager’s club finished with a losing record for a second straight season in 2014, Hahn has taken into..." October 08

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Chris Sale and Robin Ventura had a shouting match last Thursday

    Hardball Talk "I really haven’t been able to wrap my brain around the whole White Sox-Tigers sign stealing controversy from last week. Or maybe I just can’t be bothered to care. The upshot was that Chris Sale thought that the Tigers were stealing signs and there was some back and forth about it. Sale struck out..." September 30

  • Royals miss out on division crown, but win season finale, 6-4, over White Sox

    Kansas City Star "At 2:52 p.m. on Sunday, three minutes after the Detroit Tigers captured the American League Central, manager Ned Yost began to prepare for the first Royals playoff game in nearly 29 years. “We’re excited to start the process,” Yost said. “When a lot of teams are going home, the elite few get to..." September 29

  • White Sox 5, Royals 4

    Chicago Tribune "Jose Abreu broke the White Sox's rookie record by hitting his 36th home run of the season Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field. His two-run shot in a three-run first inning helped the Sox defeat the Royals 5-4. Abreu surpassed Ron Kittle's record from 1983. Sox catcher Josh Phegley hit a solo..." September 28

  • Party time, Kansas City style! Royals in postseason for first time since '85 after beating White Sox

    Fox Sports "Let the party begin, Royals fans! The Royals, once a late-night punch line for comics on national TV, are going to the postseason for the first time since 1985, thus ending the longest playoff absence of any major professional team in North America. The Royals did this with a 3-1 triumph..." September 27

  • Paul Konerko is at peace with retirement, but his children need convincing

    Hardball Talk "He’s as analytical as they come, so it’s safe to assume Paul Konerko has thoroughly dissected what his future after baseball and the White Sox holds in store. The White Sox team captain feels as prepared as he can for what’s ahead and said Thursday — four days before his career ends — he’s at..." September 27

  • Royals win 6-3 over White Sox, inch closer to postseason glory

    Royals Review "On a night when the Royals could have given up ground in the battle for Grass Creek (Seattle won 7-5), they instead held their ground by defeating the Chicago White Sox 6-3. The night wasn't without its perils. The Royals opened the scoring in the first inning. After a Lorenzo Cain double, Eric..." September 26

  • Justin Verlander outduels Chris Sale, Detroit on verge of capturing playoff spot

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers did their job. Now, all they can do is wait. Tempers flared and benches cleared Wednesday afternoon, but the distractions didn't disrupt Justin Verlander. He impressed for a second straight start and outdueled Chicago ace Chris Sale to help the Tigers pull out a key 6-1 win..." September 25

  • Cabrera's walk-off single in 9th helps Detroit maintain AL Central lead

    Michigan Live "The Tigers appeared to be on the verge of losing sole possession of first place in the AL Central after a late-inning meltdown Tuesday night. Miguel Cabrera kept them all alone in first place. Cabrera hit a walk-off single with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Tigers..." September 24

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Ausmus said Sale hitting VMart was "weak" and notion he has someone stealing signs is "ludicrous." Tigers know that was Sale's accusation.

  • Jose Quintana stays hot as White Sox beat Rays

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jose Quintana allowed one earned run in 7 1/3 innings, and Avisail Garcia drove in two runs with a double in a four-run fifth inning, leading the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field. Alexei Ramirez and Jose Abreu each drove in a run with a..." September 20

  • White Sox expected to retire Paul Konerko’s No. 14

    Chicago Sun-Times "Paul Konerko said he’d play in the last homestand of his career if it meant “taking the three ugliest swings and striking out.’’ Thankfully for the retiring White Sox captain, it shouldn’t be that ugly. Two and a half weeks after breaking a small bone in his left hand, Konerko returned to the..." September 20

  • Kansas City, dogs conquer White Sox and win 6-2 against Sale

    Royals Review "It's just that kind of season. Royals Devil Magic abounds. In the pregame, which I wrote after last night's awful loss, I was admittedly bitter, and I did not think the Royals had much of a chance against Chris Sale. Who has been Randy Johnson since he became a starter in 2012. Here's what I..." September 18

  • White Sox outlast Royals in record-setting game

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Robin Ventura was still in a joking mood -- even after managing a nine-inning game that lasted 4 hours, 16 minutes Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. “I didn’t even notice,” Ventura joked of the game’s length. “I thought it was nice and crisp.” It probably helped Ventura’s..." September 17

  • May strikes out 10 in Twins' victory over White Sox

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The White Sox opened the fourth inning with four consecutive hits and two runs. The implosion seemed to be just a couple of pitches away. But Trevor May didn’t have that look on Sunday. He marched off the mound to take the ball, talked with catcher Kurt Suzuki and then was visited by pitching..." September 15

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Jose Abreu told me his goal is to master the English language and sing the National anthem before a White Sox game.

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Paul Koberko hit off of a Tee reporting minor discomfort but the ability to hit with a small hand fracture . Hopes to play this week

  • Saturday's Game 2 recap: White Sox 6, Twins 5

    Chicago Tribune "The 20,106 die-hards who populated U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday were not exactly chanting "Let's play two!" when the White Sox hosted the Twins. But that is what they got between the AL Central bottom-feeders. Dayan Viciedo provided the heroics with a two-run homer in the ninth for a 7-6..." September 14

  • Saturday's Game 1 recap: White Sox 5, Twins 1

    Chicago Tribune "The American League Central also-rans faced each other in a Saturday doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Field. Jose Quintana struck out a career-high 13 batters in the first game to help the Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Twins. "I like when I get a lot of strikeouts," Quintana said. "Sometimes..." September 14

  • Chris Sale dominates struggling A's in White Sox victory

    CSN Chicago "Their record might not show it, but prior evidence and days like Thursday have Chris Sale believing the White Sox are trending upward. If their series against the Oakland A’s is to be taken as a sign, one the White Sox wrapped up with a 1-0 victory at U.S. Cellular Field, Sale could be on to..." September 12

  • White Sox stage eighth-inning rally to knock off A's

    CSN Chicago "Avisail Garcia singled in two runs late Wednesday night as the White Sox downed the Oakland A’s, 2-1, at U.S. Cellular Field. Following an intentional walk to Conor Gillaspie that loaded the bases with two outs, Garcia singled to center field to give the White Sox their first lead of the night...." September 11

  • Tyler Flowers powers White Sox to victory over A's in extras

    CSN Chicago "Before six days ago, Tyler Flowers never had a multi-home run game in his career. But the White Sox catcher followed up last week’s performance in Minneapolis with two solo homers in Monday night’s 5-4 stunner over the Oakland A’s in 12 innings at U.S. Cellular Field. Three innings after he..." September 09

  • Carrasco continues his mastery on the mound as Indians sweep White Sox with 2-0 victory

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Terry Francona waited before he gave the signal. First, he stood, eye to eye, with Carlos Carrasco atop the mound, commended the starting pitcher and slapped him on the chest. Carrasco then retreated to the dugout, one out shy of a complete-game shutout. The relocation to the starting..." September 08

  • Jose Abreu’s 14-game hitting streak comes to an end

    Hardball Talk "White Sox 1B/DH Jose Abreu was unable to get a hit in four at-bats against Indians starter Corey Kluber on Saturday night, ending his 14-game hitting streak. Abreu struck out once and grounded out three times. During the streak, which spanned from August 19 to September 5, Abreu hit .510..." September 07

  • Corey Kluber throws five-hitter as Cleveland Indians beat White Sox, 3-1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians didn't overwhelm Corey Kluber with offense Saturday night, but an excess of run wasn't needed. Kluber ended a three-game losing streak with his third complete game of the season as the Indians beat Chicago, 3-1, at Progressive Field. The Indians won it with two runs in the..." September 07

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    Colleen Kane @ChiTribKane

    Konerko today: "I’ll finish on the field. ...I don’t care if I go up there and take three pitches and strike out, I’ll finish on the field."

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Petricka unavailable this weekend. He's a new daddy.

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Konerko with a fracture in sesamoid bone in his left hand

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dodgers tried to trade for #WhiteSox slugger Adam Dunn for bench help before he was traded to #Athletics

  • David Murphy's single in 10th gives Cleveland Indians a 2-1 victory over Chicago White Sox

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "David Murphy did not require much time to get re-acclimated. Pinch-hitter Murphy hit a bases-loaded single with one out in the 10th inning as the Indians defeated the White Sox, 2-1, at Progressive Field. Paid attendance: 15,531. Murphy was activated from the disabled list earlier in the..." September 06

  • Trevor May finds a rhythm, gets help in Twins' 11-4 victory over White Sox

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Twins on Wednesday hired a popular local DJ — named Vaski — to play music between innings of their game against the White Sox. Was it intentional? Twins righthander Trevor May also likes to DJ. “I really enjoyed warming up to the stuff he was playing,” May said. “It’s funny. Everyone was..." September 04

  • Jose Abreu returns to White Sox lineup after one day off

    CSN Chicago "Two days off is plenty for Jose Abreu. The White Sox slugger is back in the lineup for Wednesday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins after a one-game absence. Abreu missed Tuesday’s victory over the Twins and the White Sox were off Monday, which apparently gave the rookie enough time to..." September 04

  • White Sox aren’t calling up top pick Carlos Rodon

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Scott Merkin wrote last month that there was a “better-than-average” chance of left-hander Carlos Rodon — who was selected third overall in this year’s draft — joining the White Sox as a September callup. But it’s not going to happen. “It just wasn’t right time in his development to..." September 03

  • White Sox aren’t calling up top pick Carlos Rodon

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Scott Merkin wrote last month that there was a “better-than-average” chance of left-hander Carlos Rodon — who was selected third overall in this year’s draft — joining the White Sox as a September callup. But it’s not going to happen. “It just wasn’t right time in his development to..." September 02

  • Quintana earns win; White Sox beat Tigers 6-2

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jose Quintana allowed two runs over seven innings to earn his first win in more than a month, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 after trading Adam Dunn on Sunday afternoon. The White Sox sent Dunn to Oakland before the game, ending a disappointing four-year run in Chicago..." September 01

  • Adam Dunn traded to A's

    CBSSports.com "The Chicago White Sox have traded slugger Adam Dunn to the Oakland Athletics for minor-league pitcher Nolan Sanburn, the A's announced Sunday. Dunn, 34, is hitting .220/.340/.433 (117 OPS+) with 20 homers in 435 plate appearances this season. The two-time All-Star has 460 career homers and his..." September 01

  • O's acquire De Aza & Johnson in seperate deals

    MLB.com "With the days dwindling for MLB teams to make a trade and still have the player eligible for the postseason, the Orioles finalized a pair of deals on Saturday night. In their first trade, the Orioles acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox in exchange for Minor League pitchers..." September 01

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Adam Dunn says he will retire after this season !

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    As of this morning, San Francisco is not a potential landing spot for Adam Dunn in a trade.

  • Detroit 8, Chicago 4: Kyle Ryan dazzles, Miguel Cabrera hobbled; Tigers back in first place

    Detroit Free Press "Miguel Cabrera was removed in the bottom of the fourth inning of Game 2 on Saturday after driving in a run to put the Tigers ahead, 5-0. The Tigers went on to beat the White Sox, 8-4, at U.S. Cellular Field to split the day-night doubleheader. The win, coupled with the Royals’ 3-2 loss at..." August 31

  • Chris Sale outduels Max Scherzer in White Sox win vs. Tigers

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale may be known for his quick pitching but when the White Sox ace finally slowed down, his best stuff came out in a 6-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday in front of 20,556 fans at U.S. Cellular Field. It wasn’t the prettiest of starts for Sale. Ian Kinsler led off the game with a home..." August 31

  • White Sox to target Victor Martinez this winter

    CBSSports.com "The White Sox after the current season will bid farewell to the retiring Paul Konerko and outgoing free agent Adam Dunn. As such, they figure to have a vacancy at DH. One possible target to fill that role? As one source tells Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago, Victor Martinez, presently of the..." August 31

  • Detroit Tigers 7, Chicago 1: Justin Verlander starts slow, finishes strong in stellar outing vs. White Sox

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander pitched one of his best games of the season and matched his season-high with eight strikeouts. Verlander allowed nine hits, two walks and one run over seven innings. It was the fourth time he struck out eight batters in a game this season. The Tigers beat the White Sox, 7-1,..." August 30

  • Carlos Carrasco remains in 'attack mode' as Cleveland Indians beat White Sox, 3-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before Thursday night's game, manager Terry Francona talked about pitchers being in the attack mode from their first pitch of the game. He used Carlos Carrasco as an example, saying. "Carrasco has been doing that for four months to be honest with you." Carrasco did it again Thursday night,..." August 29