White Sox Rumors & News

  • White Sox Considering Shortstop Ian Desmond

    CBSChicago.com "Two weeks ago, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn expressed his comfort with the team’s roster in present form, but admitted he’s still looking for players to add. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, the White Sox are among teams considering shortstop Ian Desmond, previously of the..." February 11

  • Rob Manfred hopes to rule on MLB domestic violence cases by opening day

    Sporting News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to make his rulings by opening day on three pending cases under baseball's new domestic violence policy. Manfred — in a recent Q&A with Harvard Law Today — discussed a wide range of topics, including pace of play, the DH and negotiations on a new collective..." February 11

  • Ozzie Guillen to return to managing in Venezuela

    Chicago Tribune "Ozzie Guillen is set to return to managing, but not in Major League Baseball. Los Tiburones de La Guaira, a team in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, announced Wednesday on its social media account and website that Guillen would manage the team next season. Guillen confirmed the news..." February 11

  • White Sox agree to terms with Travis Ishikawa

    CSN Chicago " After agreeing to a deal with Mat Latos earlier on Tuesday, the White Sox have added another player to their roster. Travis Ishikawa has agreed to a minor-league deal that includes an invite to spring training." February 09

  • Report: White Sox add depth, sign Mat Latos to one-year deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The Chicago White Sox still have work to do. While the club made upgrades during the offseason, there are still some worrisome holes on the roster the team needs to address if they want to contend. They managed to plug one of those spots Tuesday, inking pitcher Mat Latos to a one-year deal,..." February 09

  • Levine: White Sox Still Looking For Rotation Depth

    CBSChicago.com "While baseball media types are anticipating that the Chicago White Sox will add another bat to their lineup, they could be pushing just as hard for another big arm in the rotation. A strong top of the rotation headed by left-handers Chris Sale, Jose Quintana and Carlos Rodon is sill in need of..." February 07

  • Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

    ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Whitesox still would like offensive upgrade, and the #Dodgers would love to move Andre Ethier, but no signs of potential match.

  • Big spenders: MLB teams exceed $4.5 billion in FA signings

    The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04

  • White Sox Rumor: Why not chase Puig?

    MLB.com "The White Sox goal during this offseason has been simple: Add players who give the South Siders a better chance to win a championship. They aren't looking for outside "projects," players who could bounce back from rough years to help the team, aside from potential Minor League deals. Their..." February 04

  • Ranking the 30 best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

    CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03

  • The White Sox and Rangers want Dexter Fowler

    SB Nation "There are still worthwhile free agents out there! That's upsetting news for those still looking for a job, but hey, you want something to read and we want something to write, so it's not so bad for the two of us, yeah? One of those free agents is Dexter Fowler, who has a couple of teams attached..." February 02

  • Groundhog Deals: Do-overs shadow GMs

    MLB.com "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02

  • MLB owners take a look at issues involved with tanking

    ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02

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    Phil Rogers @philgrogers

    Not clear if there's a match but #WhiteSox are exploring #Dodgers Andre Ethier. His 2.7 WAR in '15 would be 4th best in their lineup.

  • Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

    Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01

  • John Danks doesn't want this to be final season

    MLB.com "John Danks wants to keep pitching after the 2016 season, when his five-year, $65 million deal with the White Sox comes to an end. The affable southpaw also understands that he needs to perform effectively for teams to have interest in extending his career. "I would say I'm more focused on..." February 01

  • Frank Thomas rejoins White Sox in new role

    MLB.com "Frank Thomas always will be a part of the White Sox. The Hall of Famer stands as the greatest hitter in organization history and as one of the legends most instantaneously associated with the South Siders. But now the Big Hurt once again has an official role with the team after hitting the..." January 31

  • Ventura: LaRoche must 'earn a job' in White Sox spring training

    CSN Chicago "Adam LaRoche must earn his keep. While the veteran isn’t the only player the White Sox have said they need more production from this weekend at SoxFest, he has been a focal point of a few fan questions critical of the club’s play. The White Sox have no plans to simply cut LaRoche without..." January 30

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Frank Thomas is back with the White Sox, as a special assistant in corporate partnerships. Said he's glad to be back home.

  • Adam Eaton's shoulder has recovered well after October surgery

    CSN Chicago "Other than additional work to play catch up, Adam Eaton said he has recovered nicely from his October shoulder surgery. The White Sox leadoff man said he has participated in a normal work schedule this offseason and doesn’t think his left shoulder would be an issue when spring training starts..." January 30

  • Andruw Jones Likely To Retire

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran outfielder Andruw Jones says he will soon announce his retirement, Cory McCartney of FOX Sports South tweets. In November, Jones had reportedly been hoping to sign with an MLB team, but it appears likely he’ll hang up his cleats instead. It’s been awhile since Jones has played in the..." January 30

  • Garcia ready for turnaround season: 'I know the White Sox trust me'

    The Score "Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia's first full season in the big leagues didn't go according to plan, and although offseason rumors have swirled concerning the team's interest in many different free-agent outfielders, Garcia isn't losing his focus on trying to turn things..." January 29

  • MLB salaries will near record $4 billion

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29

  • The qualifying offer is screwing up free agency again

    SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28

  • Cubs, White Sox Continue To Express Interest In Dexter Fowler

    CBSChicago.com "With just more than three weeks until spring training begins, outfielder Dexter Fowler is still a free agent and looking for a new team. Fowler, who will turn 30 in March, had his best season in 2015 in many offensive areas of his game, as he scored 104 runs and was a catalyst for the Cubs’..." January 28

  • MLB cranks up pace-of-game restrictions for Year 2

    New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27

  • What can we expect from Carlos Rodon in 2016?

    Baseball Essential "Heading into the 2016 season many are wondering just what to expect from Carlos Rodon. In 2015 Rodon made his Chicago White Sox debut, less than a year removed from the White Sox selecting him with the third overall pick in the previous MLB Draft. Starting out of the bullpen, a trademark strategy..." January 26

  • All 30 MLB teams' starting rotations, ranked

    USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26

  • MLB plans to play first regular-season games in London in 2017

    The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says likely no DH in NL for “foreseeable future”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26

  • Q&A: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25

  • MLB open to expansion, relocation possibilities, Manfred says

    Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25

  • White Sox Re-Sign Matt Albers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox and free-agent righty Matt Albers are in agreement on a one-year deal with a club option for the 2017 season, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (links to Twitter). The SSG Baseball client will earn $2MM in 2016, and the contract’s $3MM club option contains a $250K buyout, per..." January 22

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday

  • The Definitive Case for Universal DH

    Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Whitesox still have interest in Yoenis Cespedes, but have not changed stance: Nothing more than 3 years

  • MLB agrees to offer single-team streaming to settle class-action suit

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball on Tuesday reached a deal with fans to settle an antitrust class action lawsuit over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, law360.com reported, adding that the side settled only moments before the trial was due to start in Manhattan. Under the agreement, MLB will..." January 20

  • Will changes to 2B slide rule come at upcoming owners meetings?

    Fox Sports "As Major League Baseball owners prepare to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida, consensus with the players’ union remains elusive on slides at second base. MLB officials raised the possibility of a rule change in the aftermath of Ruben Tejada’s broken leg suffered in the..." January 19

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    the tigers are at least giving some consideration to cespedes, joining chisox, mets, astros (@pgammo) & surely more

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Mets and #Whitesox each interested in Cespedes if he accepts short-term deal

  • White Sox agree to terms with Brett Lawrie, Dan Jennings

    Chicago Tribune "The Chicago White Sox reduced their list of unsigned arbitration eligible players to two Thursday by agreeing to one-year deals with infielder Brett Lawrie and left-handed reliever Dan Jennings. Lawrie, acquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics for two minor league pitchers, will receive..." January 15

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    Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales

    White Sox announce signings of LHP Dan Jennings ($810,000) and infielder Brett Lawrie ($4.125 million), 1st reported by @JonHeyman

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Padres close to signing shortstop, but it is not Ian Desmond. Barring a surprise, Alexei Ramirez would appear to be their choice.

  • Padres To Sign Alexei Ramirez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent shortstop Alexei Ramirez, Jon Heyman reports on Twitter. A salary guarantee has yet to be reported. Ramirez, 34, had spent his entire career with the White Sox after coming over from Cuba before the 2008 season. He’s been a reliable,..." January 14

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    If you want to hear new #WhiteSox announcer @jasonbenetti in action, flip over to the MSU-Iowa hoops game. Just about to tip off.

  • 156 Players File For Salary Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that 156 players have filed for salary arbitration. Players and teams will formally exchange arbitration figures on Friday, and in the five to six weeks that follow, dozens of agreements will be reached. Players and teams that are..." January 13

  • MLB teams must hire full-time Spanish translators for 2016

    ESPN "All 30 Major League Baseball clubs have received a joint directive requiring them to hire full-time Spanish translators for the 2016 season in conjunction with a new program negotiated between the commissioner's office and the players' union, multiple baseball officials told ESPN on..." January 13

  • MLB's top bullpens: Dominant trio puts Yankees on top

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals are the champions of baseball and a barometer of change in the sport. For decades, the conventional wisdom in baseball has been that you must have very good starting pitching to achieve success through the regular season and in the postseason, and with a handful of..." January 12

  • Looking Ahead To The 2017 Hall of Fame Class

    Baseball Essential "With the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class consisting of two very worthy members in Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, the voters of the BBWAA will have another ballot to cast one year from now. Griffey Jr. received the highest percentage of the vote in history, left off only three ballots, while..." January 07