White Sox Rumors & News

  • Harvey gives up just two hits as Mets blank White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- First, struggling New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey threw seven shutout innings. Then, Neil Walker ensured a redemptive day for Harvey would also include a chance at atonement for closer Jeurys Familia. Walker's homer leading off the bottom of the seventh put Harvey in..." May 30

  • Chris Sale defends White Sox manager Robin Ventura

    ESPN "Three weeks ago, the Chicago White Sox had a six-game lead in the AL Central Division. They woke up Sunday in third place, listening to cries for manager Robin Ventura's head. Ace Chris Sale wants that talk to stop. "I don't think he gave up any runs," Sale said. "I don't think he made any..." May 30

  • Royals beat White Sox, take over first place

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals were all but written off in early May. They were two games below .500, seven games out of first. Then came injuries to three All-Stars -- left fielder Alex Gordon (broken wrist), third baseman Mike Moustakas (torn..." May 29

  • Royals rally with seven in ninth for 8-7 victory

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Improbable is probably not a strong enough word for the Kansas City Royals' comeback victory Saturday. Next to impossible may be a better terminology. Brett Eibner capped off an implausible Kansas City comeback with a walk-off single with two outs in the ninth as the..." May 28

  • Padres discussing potential Shields trade with White Sox

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres are discussing a potential trade of right-hander James Shields with the Chicago White Sox, and it appears those talks have significant momentum, sources familiar with the discussions said Saturday. It is unclear if a deal is imminent, but one source described the discussions as..." May 28

  • Indians hang on to preserve win for Kluber

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Corey Kluber is finding a winning pattern just as the season's first major benchmark -- Memorial Day -- arrives. Working on four days' rest, the Cleveland right-hander gave up one earned run and seven hits on Wednesday as the Indians held on for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago..." May 25

  • Tomlin outpitches Sale as Indians defeat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chris Sale was on cruise control, but the Cleveland Indians gave the Chicago White Sox's ace his first speed bump of the season Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. The Indians (24-20) scored a combined six runs between the third and fourth innings, all charged to Sale, and..." May 25

  • Indians split doubleheader with White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Cody Anderson finally put together the kind of outing he'd sought in two previous stints with the Cleveland Indians this season. Called up as the 26th man for a doubleheader, Anderson led the Cleveland Indians to a 5-1 victory Monday at U.S. Cellular Field that split a..." May 24

  • Will Chris Sale's offseason adjustments win him a Cy Young?

    ESPN "Six years can go by quickly. That's the time it takes for the largest flying bird in the world, the condor, to go from chick to full maturity. The Chicago White Sox turned over their entire roster between 2010 and 2016. It was on May 8, 2010, that a lanky, junior left-hander for Florida Gulf Coast..." May 24

  • Cabrera helps White Sox avert sweep by Royals

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier arrived to the clubhouse early Sunday to analyze video of some of his recent at-bats. "I was swinging at a lot of pitches, and I was saying, 'Slow it down a little bit, get my footwork ready,'" Frazier said. "We're all professionals,..." May 22

  • Umpire strikes back after Adam Eaton questions strike zone

    Chicago Tribune "It wasn't over till after it was over late Friday for Adam Eaton. Last call for the White Sox right fielder came courtesy of plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. But Eaton wasn't ready to go home. Or leave home. The umpire struck back when he called out Eaton on strikes to conclude a 4-1 loss..." May 22

  • Cain's homer lifts Royals past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- With their starting pitcher on a pitch count and down two relievers in the bullpen because of overuse on Saturday, the Kansas City Royals understood the importance of efficiency. An extended appearance by Joakim Soria and a timely Lorenzo Cain home run certainly did not hurt...." May 21

  • Orlando leads Royals over reeling White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost owes a debt of gratitude to the bottom of his lineup. "It's key," Yost said. "Especially when the middle of the order, the production has been down a little bit. You've got to pick up that production somewhere." On Friday, No. 9 hitter..." May 21

  • Ozzie Guillen interviewed for White Sox job while blackout drunk

    Sportsnaut "Ozzie Guillen’s tenure as the Chicago White Sox manager was nothing if not colorful. So, it’s only fitting that it started in an especially colorful way. In a story on ESPN, Guillen said that he interviewed for the White Sox job the day after an all-night party, celebrating the then Florida..." May 20

  • Sale (9-0) leads White Sox past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chris Sale has been more efficient this season, and it's made him even more effective than he was before. The Houston Astros are the latest team to find that out after Sale's latest dominant start led the Chicago White Sox to a 2-1 victory Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field that..." May 19

  • All-around effort guides Astros past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- It was only two wins, but the Houston Astros hope their back-to-back victories against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field represent the start of a much-needed hot streak. After taking the series-opening game in 11 innings on Tuesday, the Astros followed it up with..." May 19

  • How White Sox ace Chris Sale learned to do more (and be better) with less

    MLB.com "Chris Sale only ever wanted to do one thing: “To out-stuff people,” he says. The method was simple. “It means, ‘I’m gonna max out, I’m gonna throw the living crap out of every pitch, and that’s how I’m gonna beat you,’” says Don Cooper, who is now in his 15th season as the White Sox’ pitching..." May 19

  • The White Sox Just Turned Their Second Triple Play of the Season

    The Comeback "Triple plays are a rare bird in Major League Baseball. Grand slams and perfect games might be rare but the triple play is something that usually only comes along a handful of times every year. It’s May 18 and the Chicago White Sox are just 39 games into the 2016 season. As of tonight, they..." May 19

  • Gattis' 11th-inning blast carries Astros past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Evan Gattis made the Houston Astros look wise for recalling him from the minor leagues on Tuesday. The same day he was called up from Double-A Corpus Christi, Gattis went 2-for-4 as the designated hitter and drilled a two-run home run in the 11th inning of the Astros' 6-5 win..." May 18

  • The White Sox's GM is 'prepared to make a big move,' so here are some options

    CBS Sports "We are fast approaching the quarter point of the 2016 season, and, to date, no team has improved their postseason odds more more than the White Sox. SportsLine gave them a 1.8 percent chance to make the playoffs on Opening Day. Those odds have improved to 82.8 percent following their 24-14..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • D-backs trade minor league OF Jason Bourgeois to White Sox for cash

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks traded minor league outfielder Jason Bourgeois to the Chicago White Sox for cash, the teams announced on Monday. The 34-year-old Bourgeois signed with Arizona in December and in 33 games with Triple-A Reno this year is slashing .356/.385/.442. He previously played for..." May 17

  • Yankees rally past White Sox as Beltran hits 400th

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran displayed a milestone swing and Chase Headley had a resurgent swing. Those swings led to another win for the New York Yankees. Beltran became the fourth switch-hitter to reach 400 home runs when he hit a two-run run homer in the sixth inning and an inning..." May 15

  • Yankee bullpen zeroes in on victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- With two out in the sixth inning, the New York Yankee bullpen began stirring. Holding a one-run lead, virtually anyone watching knew the Yankees were likely to unveil their hard-throwing trio of Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman for the first time this..." May 14

  • Jed Hoyer, The Other Guy in Cubs front office, fits role perfectly

    Chicago Tribune "For Jed Hoyer, a career of uncertainty loomed. The engaging up-and-comer was pushing 30, and the Boston tech company Hoyer had joined went belly-up shortly after his first day, nudging him toward the vague world of freelance consulting. A professional odyssey that began as an admissions..." May 14

  • Sale joins exclusive company while keeping perfect record

    The Score "When Chris Sale takes the hill, the Chicago White Sox just can't seem to lose, and that trend continued Friday, when the left-hander dominated the New York Yankees with a 99-pitch complete-game performance in the White Sox's 7-1 victory. Sale now leads all of baseball with eight wins, and..." May 14

  • Sale, Sox roll over Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Chris Sale still gets strikeouts. Getting quick outs is just as an important component to him being the best pitcher in baseball. Sale became the first eight-game winner in the majors Friday night by efficiently tossing a six-hitter and the Chicago White Sox scored seven..." May 13

  • Tim Lincecum’s best options are the White Sox, Angels, and Giants

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Tim Lincecum‘s best options appear to be starting jobs with the White Sox or Angels, or a relief job with the Giants. The Padres and Mariners are not in the running, according to an earlier report. Lincecum, who turns 32 years old next month, held a..." May 13

  • No Buyer’s Remorse for the White Sox

    Baseball Essential "The Chicago White Sox’ offseason was as busy as any other team, but if you listened to sports radio in mid-March, you would have heard many complain about the moves that weren’t made. There was an outfield hole that appeared to be glaring, and several of the best available free agents were..." May 12

  • White Sox acquire Anthony Ranaudo from Rangers

    MLB Daily Dish "The White Sox have acquired right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from the Rangers for minor-league righty Matt Ball, according to team announcements. Ranaudo was immediately optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. Ranaudo, 26, will provide back-end rotation depth for a White Sox club that recently cut ties..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Beltre's RBI helps Rangers beat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The expected pitchers' duel did not materialize; however, the Texas Rangers' series-clinching victory over the owners of the American League's best record was as significant as imagined to the home team. Adrian Beltre's go-ahead RBI single in the sixth turned out to be..." May 11

  • Rua blast pushes Rangers over White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Trailing by five runs against the best bullpen in the majors is not usually a formula for success, but the Texas Rangers made it work by scoring seven runs in the eighth inning Tuesday for a 13-11 win over the Chicago White Sox. Ryan Rua delivered the final blow with a..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Todd Frazier leaves game with face injury after diving into stands

    Yahoo! Sports "Playing third base in the majors can be incredibly dangerous. Third baseman not only have stand roughly 90 feet away from batters who routinely smash hard hit balls in their direction, but also occasionally sacrifice their bodies by going into the stands to try and make a great play. Often..." May 11

  • Frazier's 12th-inning slam lifts White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Todd Frazier knew it was only a matter of time. Mired in a 3-for-35 slump coming into Monday night, Frazier put the finishing touches on a grand outing with a grand slam in the 12th inning to give the Chicago White Sox a dramatic 8-4 win over Texas Rangers. "It felt..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • White Sox targeting outfielders in trade talks

    MLB Daily Dish "The White Sox are likely to pursue outfield help in advance of this summer's non-waiver trade deadline, according to a report from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Cafardo notes that the team's potential targets include Jay Bruce (Reds), Brett Gardner (Yankees), Carlos Gonzalez (Rockies), Seth..." May 10

  • Atlanta Braves Being Mentioned in Trade Talks

    Tomahawk Take "The Vultures are already Circling… but should Atlanta give up on the season this soon? Two items of interest this weekend were repeated at the MLB Trade Rumors site: JULIO TEHERAN Many scouts and front offices feel Julio Teheran will be made available before the trade deadline. The Braves..." May 09

  • Angels, ChiSox, D’Backs, Giants Showing Early Interest In Tim Lincecum

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels, Diamondbacks, Giants and White Sox are the four teams who have been the quickest to show interest in Tim Lincecum, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports. The Padres are also expected to join the hunt to sign the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Given that the majority of MLB teams had..." May 09

  • White Sox complete sweep of Twins

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox right-hander David Robertson watched his pitch jump off the bat of Minnesota Twins slugger Oswaldo Arcia and immediately feared the worst. Instead, White Sox center fielder Austin Jackson raced to his left for a sprinting catch along the warning track. Chicago..." May 08

  • White Sox (20-10) crush Twins

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- As he stood in front of his locker, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu lifted his shirt to reveal a red pelt beneath his left ribcage. Abreu grinned, kissed his fingers and jokingly rubbed the wound. Very little -- including a 97 mph fastball into the star slugger's..." May 07

  • White Sox exec: World Series showdown with Cubs would be 'civil war'

    The Score "As two of the best teams in baseball through the first month, there's a good chance that Chicago's White Sox and Cubs will both reach the playoffs. And if both teams were to face off in the World Series, one White Sox executive believes the matchup would be more fierce than New York's own..." May 06

  • Red Sox pound White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Henry Owens certainly wasn't at his best on a night when the Boston Red Sox left-hander's latest outing lasted only 64 pitches. But when Owens was backed by a masterful performance by the Red Sox bullpen and a heavy dose of offense, an off-night didn't matter. Dustin..." May 06

  • Buchholz earns first win as Red Sox defeat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Even at this stage of his career, David Ortiz doesn't exactly feel comfortable hitting off left-handed pitchers. But when the Boston Red Sox needed him most on Wednesday night, Ortiz came through -- not once, but twice -- and both times off left-handers. Ortiz homered and..." May 05

  • White Sox recall RHPs Erik Johnson, Tommy Kahnle from Triple-A

    Today's Knuckleball "Prior to Thursday’s rubber match against the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago White Sox made a slew of roster moves to make left-handed starter John Danks’ demotion official. While Danks was initially designated for assignment on May 2, the White Sox did not elect to make a corresponding roster move..." May 05

  • White Sox hang on to defeat Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana endured several seasons of paltry run support from his offense. These days, White Sox hitters seem to be making amends to the talented southpaw. "It's way better," Quintana said. "We have more offense this year. We have a really..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03