Chris Sale suffered an avulsion fracture on his right foot in an accident at his home yesterday. He is expected to be sidelined 3 weeks.
ESPN Chicago "Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale suffered a foot injury in an accident at his home and will miss at least three weeks of preparation time for the regular season. The White Sox announced the injury in a release Saturday, saying that Sale suffered an avulsion fracture to the lateral side of his..." February 28
CSN Chicago "Conor Gillaspie quit chewing tobacco and added weight to help get through the long season. The White Sox third baseman said he added 15-20 pounds of muscle this offseason in order to stay strong through October. Though he hit .282/.336/.416 with seven home runs and 57 RBIs in 506 plate..." February 28
Chicago Sun-Times "I would like the record to show that I did not goad Jeff Samardzija into speaking ill of Sabermetrics. In fact, the new White Sox pitcher brought up his feelings on his own Sunday, and if he didn’t quite sneer as he talked about analytics, he at least engaged in some devoted scoffing. Even..." February 23
Jesse Crain also threw 20 pitches Friday. Said its the first time he has thrown twice with only one day off in over a year. #WhiteSox
Chicago Sun-Times "Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Friday, and as you’d expect after a busy and productive offseason for the White Sox front office, mood elevation was everywhere to be found. “You look at who we’ve got lining up [in the starting rotation],” ace Chris Sale said before taking..." February 21
One option for the White Sox bench is out of the picture: Tony Campana suffered torn ACL during recent training session per @whitesox
Sports On Earth "When we evaluate lineups in Major League Baseball in 2015, we're grading on a curve. Last year, the Angels led the Majors in runs scored -- with just 773. That was the lowest total for a runs leader in a full season since 1992. And to put that in added perspective, in 2009, just five seasons..." February 09
Some asked earlier: #Reds are interested in Dayan Viciedo. Story posted shortly. Makes sense. RH power bat, should be relatively cheap.
White Sox released Dayan Viciedo, freeing him to go to Baltimore and bring equilibrium to the universe by platooning with Alejandro De Aza.
Covers.com "With Super Bowl XLIX in the books, bettors can begin to look elsewhere for their futures bets, including who will hit the most dingers in the 2015 MLB campaign. According to the Westgate LV Superbook sluggers Giancarlo Stanton, of the Miami Marlins and Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox, are..." February 04
CSN Chicago "It's no secret it was a mutual exciting feeling when the White Sox acquired Jeff Samardzija, who grew up a fan of the South Siders. Samardzija gives the White Sox starting rotation one of the best 1-2 punches in the league with Chris Sale. And there's a possibility it may not just be for one..." February 02
The agent for Jeff Samardjia, Mark Rodgers, told us "we owe to CWS to consider an offer" on a long term contract but ...realistically we
CSN Chicago "It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of the offseason moves the White Sox have made. Fans raved at SoxFest 2015 about the additions of Jeff Samardzija and David Robertson to the pitching staff, citing the need for more arms. But sitting quietly in the heart of the rotation is the calm but..." January 31
CSN Philly "The Phillies are in the market for low-risk, high-reward players and one outfielder designated for assignment Wednesday fits that description. After a disappointing five-year run with the White Sox that included power but little else, 25-year-old outfielder/first baseman Dayan Viciedo was..." January 29
Source: Reunion possible between #WhiteSox and Gordon Beckham. CWS may be emerging as most likely destination.
MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced that they have signed infielder Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $2MM contract and designated outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment in order to clear a space on the 40-man roster. Earlier today, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweeted that a reunion between the Sox and Beckham was..." January 28
CSN Chicago "To the critics who believe the White Sox overpaid to sign David Robertson to a 4-year, $46 million contract this off-season, Robertson has a very clear message for them: “I guess I'll have to show them I'm worth it,” said the new White Sox closer. If you didn’t know by now, Robertson is one..." January 28
Hardball Talk "According to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn announced at SoxFest this morning that former major league outfielder Vince Coleman will join the team during spring training to work with players on baserunning. He’s also expected to work with minor leaguers and major..." January 24
MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox and catcher Geovany Soto have agreed to terms on a minor league contract for the 2015 season, reports Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com (Twitter link). " January 22
Hardball Talk "Jesse Crain hasn’t pitched since mid-2013, when the White Sox traded him to the Rays, and now he’s re-signed with the White Sox on a minor-league deal. Crain is a huge question mark at this point given his inability to come back from shoulder and biceps surgeries, but it’s a no-risk commitment..." January 22
MLB.com "The contract numbers, in terms of years and dollars, roll in for ace hurlers such as Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, and Chris Sale has the same reaction as pretty much everyone else. "My eyes bug out, my jaw drops and I'm like, 'Holy Cow,'" Sale said with a laugh on Tuesday. "But I don't need the..." January 21
Chicago Tribune "The White Sox avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to terms with pitcher Jeff Samardzija and catcher Tyler Flowers. Samardzija, who can become a free agent next winter, agreed to a one-year, $9.8 million contract." January 17
CSN Chicago "The White Sox have signed former first-round pick Brian Anderson to a minor league contract. The 15th overall pick in the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Anderson played in the majors from 2005-2009 as an outfielder for the White Sox and Red Sox. Over five seasons, he hit .227 with 22 career..." January 15
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox will honor recently retired captain Paul Konerko before their May 23 game against the Minnesota Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox will retire Konerko's No. 14 jersey, and the first 20,000 fans who attend the game will receive a replica Konerko statue, presented by..." January 15
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox avoided one salary arbitration case Monday by agreeing to a one-year, $4.4 million contract with outfielder Dayan Viciedo. Viciedo, 25, set career highs in 2014 with 65 runs, 46 extra base hits and 32 walks in addition to hitting 21 home runs. But he batted only .231, and..." January 13
Hardball Talk "Back in November the White Sox signed free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million deal and now they’ve signed his brother, Andy LaRoche, to a minor-league contract. Andy LaRoche was once considered a top prospect in the Dodgers farm system–higher rated as a prospect than..." January 12
Yes. NYY & BOS are the heavy favorites. RT @NorbertoPaulino Have you heard anything on if the Red Sox are indeed in on Moncada?
MLB.com "Jose Abreu readily admits that Rick Hahn's aggressive offseason personnel maneuvers have directly influenced his continued improvement with English comprehension. The thrice-honored 2014 American League Rookie of the Year (BBWAA, Sporting News, Players Choice), overall Rookie of the Year..." January 08
MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox announced that they have designated outfielder Jordan Danks for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the recently signed Emilio Bonifacio. Danks, not to be confused with older brother and longtime White Sox left-hander John, saw 132 plate appearances over 51 games..." January 08
MLB.com "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06
Source: #WhiteSox and Emilio Bonifacio agree to one year, $4 million contract.
Hardball Talk "Ozzie Guillen was one-and-done in Miami, a victim of Jeff Loria’s weirdness, his own mouth and unmet expectations. But the guy brought Chicago its first World Series title in close to a century and was over .500 as a manager in nine seasons and it is weird that, since his departure from the..." December 30
Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24
CSN Chicago "He’s healthy and ahead of schedule but the White Sox still wanted Nate Jones to wait an extra five weeks to start his throwing program. While he won’t begin until Jan. 1, Jones, who had reconstructive elbow surgery on July 29, understands that his club wants him to be fully healed. But throw in..." December 22
Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21
Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17
Sportsnet.ca "Melky Cabrera’s split from the Toronto Blue Jays, essentially decided when the team signed Russ Martin and traded for Michael Saunders, was finalized Sunday when the left-fielder reportedly reached agreement with the Chicago White Sox on a $42-million, three-year deal. The pending signing, yet..." December 15
Source tells me Melky Cabrera agrees to three year deal with WhSox pending physical .
Hardball Talk "Update (12:38 AM EST): Levine says the deal should be in the “$45 million range”. – Bruce Levine of 670 The Score is reporting that the White Sox have signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year deal, pending a physical. The specific terms of the contract are not yet known." December 14
Yahoo! Sports "The name Mark Gilbert may not be familiar to most baseball fans, but the former Chicago White Sox outfielder is primed to do something no other former player has done before. On Friday, the U.S. Senate voted to approve Gilbert's nomination to serve as a U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa,..." December 14