White Sox Rumors & News

  • Chris Sale suspended for 5 days after jersey incident

    Michigan Live "Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale has been suspended for five games for "violating team rules, insubordination and destroying team equipment." Sale was scheduled to start against the Detroit Tigers Saturday but was scratched after he reportedly damaged the throwback jerseys the team was..." July 24

  • This is how the world found out about the Chris Sale jersey incident

    SB Nation "The story you’re about to read is bizarre, but it’s been confirmed by several baseball writers, including Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan. It all started with Chris Sale being scratched from his scheduled start against the Tigers yesterday. That’s all anyone knew, so of course the #hugwatch was on...." July 24

  • Cost for Chris Sale said to be five prospects, teams still calling

    Today's Knuckleball "The asking price for superstar starting pitcher Chris Sale is extremely high, and interested parties really don’t blame the White Sox. Word going around is that the Chisox are seeking “five top prospects” for Sale. While that sounds like a lot in an era where teams are reluctant to surrender..." July 24

  • Here are seven teams that have what it takes to pull off a Chris Sale trade

    CBS Sports "The trade deadline is a little more than one week away, and over the last few days one of the best players in all of baseball has reportedly hit the market: White Sox ace Chris Sale. The Rangers are said to be making a strong push to acquire him, though you can be sure other clubs are..." July 24

  • The unreal story of Chris Sale cutting up his White Sox uniform

    Yahoo! Sports "Fashionista Chris Sale won’t stand for 1976 throwback uniforms. (Getty Images) A 27-year-old Florida man, livid that his work uniform was uncomfortable, cut it and others in a fit of rage that got him banished from his job for a night and left his future status unclear. Chris Sale, a..." July 24

  • Rangers balk at putting Mazara in Sale talks

    MLB.com "The Rangers covet White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, but they do not want to put outfielder Nomar Mazara in a potential trade. That could be a deal-breaker as Chicago continues to listen on Sale with the intent of getting maximum value in return. The Rangers are being flexible about infielder..." July 24

  • Chris Sale sent home by White Sox for 'clubhouse incident'

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox sent Chris Sale home before Saturday’s game against the Tigers for what general manager Rick Hahn called a “clubhouse incident.” “Chris Sale has been scratched from tonight’s schedule start and sent home from the ballpark,” Hahn said in a statement. “The incident, which was..." July 23

  • Trade candidate Sale scratched from start

    The Score "As rumors continue to swirl around Chris Sale, the Chicago White Sox left-hander was scratched from his start Saturday due to an illness. The White Sox head into their game with the Detroit Tigers four games under .500 and 10 1/2-games back in the division, leaving general manager Rick Hahn..." July 23

  • Chris Sale Is Landscape-Altering Possibility on MLB Trade Market

    Bleacher Report "For weeks, we've all been asking whether the New York Yankees would sell. Turns out the Sale we should have been focused on is Chris, as in Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox, as in the pitcher who could energize this July trade market. If a team gets (or misses out on) Aroldis Chapman, it..." July 23

  • The White Sox Should Absolutely Trade Chris Sale

    The Big Lead "Chris Sale is one of the five best pitchers in baseball, and he’s having another outstanding season. Unfortunately, his Chicago White Sox have not joined him on that train, as they enter Friday’s action 10 games behind the Cleveland Indians for first place in the American League Central. The South..." July 23

  • White Sox taking calls on Sale, Quintana, with Red Sox among suitors

    Today's Knuckleball "The White are being inundated with calls of interest in ace Chris Sale, who may be the best pitcher in the American League, and All-Star left-hander Jose Quintana on the day after it became public that they are contemplating a serious sale. The Red Sox, who already have made four trades, are..." July 23

  • White Sox pay homage to Bo Jackson’s famous bat-breaking skills in bobblehead form

    The Comeback "Bo Jackson played just two seasons for the Chicago White Sox, but as of Thursday the famed two-sport star has his first ever bobblehead doll in the Second City and it is epic to say the least. While football fans may remember Jackson for his insane speed as a running back, baseball fans know..." July 23

  • Tigers edge White Sox in 6 1/2-inning game

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers didn't exactly break out of their offensive funk, but they scored just enough runs before the showers arrived. Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera homered as the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in a rain-shortened series opener Thursday night. Rain..." July 22

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • White Sox reportedly turned down massive offer for Chris Sale

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago White Sox are apparently trying to single-handedly disprove the old adage, “Everything can be had for a price.” According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the White Sox were recently offered a “king’s ransom” for five-time All-Star Chris Sale but turned it..." July 21

  • Chicago considering dealing David Robertson, Todd Frazier

    MLB Daily Dish "With their team falling out of contention, the White Sox are mulling over the sale of some assets according to a report from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Since the All-Star break, the White Sox have managed just one win over their six games. After opening the season as one of the hottest teams..." July 21

  • White Sox to consider selling at deadline

    The Score "On the heels of a prolonged nosedive from the top of the AL Central, the Chicago White Sox are reportedly considering shifting their focus to next year and beyond. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the White Sox are receiving "plenty" of calls on closer David Robertson, as they decide..." July 21

  • Martin's power display fuels Mariners past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The return of Felix Hernandez got off to an awful start Wednesday afternoon, when the Chicago White Sox jumped out to a quick lead over the Seattle Mariners on Todd Frazier's three-run, first-inning homer. It was how the Seattle Mariners finished the day, however, that left the..." July 20

  • Rangers acquire pitcher Scott Carroll from the White Sox

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers have acquired pitcher Scott Carroll in exchange for cash considerations, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. He’ll report to Double-A Frisco. Carroll, 31, has spent most of the season with Triple-A Charlotte. He has a lackluster 5.55 ERA with a 31/25 K/BB ratio in 60 innings" July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • M's stun White Sox on Lind's walk-off homer

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Chris Sale did everything an ace is supposed to do on Monday night, and the Chicago White Sox's offense broke out enough to put him in position for his American League-leading 15th win. Seattle Mariners pinch hitter Adam Lind had another story in mind. Lind spoiled Sale's..." July 19

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Shoemaker, Angels shut out White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM -- In the middle of his third full major-league season, right-hander Matt Shoemaker attained a pivotal career achievement that extended beyond statistics. Shoemaker pitched a six-hit shutout to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday..." July 17

  • White Sox extend scoreless slump to 32 innings

    The Score "The Chicago White Sox made history Saturday, but it was nothing to be proud of. For the first time since 1968, the White Sox were shut out for a third consecutive game, extending their scoreless streak to 32 innings after a 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. "It's kind of the same story I..." July 17

  • Santiago goes seven sterling innings in Angels' shutout

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The way Geovany Soto tells it, playing catcher is easy when a pitcher throws a game like Hector Santiago did on Friday night. Santiago threw seven scoreless innings to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night at Angel..." July 16

  • White Sox to promote top pitching prospect Carson Fulmer

    ESPN "The Chicago White Sox will promote top pitching prospect Carson Fulmer on Friday for the opener of their series against the Los Angeles Angels, according to multiple reports. Fulmer was the No. 8 overall pick in last year's draft and appeared in the All-Star Futures Game last weekend in San..." July 15

  • White Sox Activate Justin Morneau

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox have activated first baseman/designated hitter Justin Morneau from the disabled list and optioned outfielder Jason Coats to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Morneau, 35, signed a one-year Major League deal with the Sox earlier this summer. He sat out the early portion of the..." July 15

  • White Sox Scanning Market For Center Fielders

    MLB Trade Rumors "The White Sox are scanning the market for center field help, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). It seems that the organization isn’t sure how Austin Jackson is progressing after undergoing knee surgery a month ago. We’ve heard mostly about the possibility of Chicago adding..." July 14

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Chris Sale says he quit chewing tobacco the day Tony Gwynn passed away

    CBS Sports "Monday afternoon, White Sox left-hander Chris Sale was named the AL's starting pitcher for the 2016 All-Star Game. This is Sale's fifth consecutive All-Star Game and his first starting assignment. The All-Star Game is in San Diego this year, and during Monday's press conference, Sale told..." July 11

  • Chris Sale Named AL Starter For All-Star Game

    CBSChicago.com "White Sox ace Chris Sale will be the American League’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game on Tuesday in San Diego, manager Ned Yost of the Royals announced. A five-time All-Star, this will be Sale’s first starting nod in the Midsummer Classic. He received the honor after a strong first half..." July 11

  • Foltynewicz strikes out 10 as Braves blank White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Mike Foltynewicz showed he has bounced back from dealing with bone spurs in his elbow - in a big way. In front of family and friends, the right-hander struck out a career-high 10 batters in seven innings as the Atlanta Braves posted a 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on..." July 10

  • Sox lefty Jose Quintana added to AL All-Star roster

    Chicago Sun-Times "Hard-luck pitcher Jose Quintana on Sunday earned the respect his record denied him when he was named to the American League All Star team, a replacement for injured Cleveland Indians starter Danny Salazar. Quintana, 27, is only 7-8 — a record marred often by lack of run production from his..." July 10

  • Chris Sale's slump means Danny Salazar should start All-Star Game

    ESPN "Danny Salazar of the Cleveland Indians starts today against the New York Yankees in his final outing before the All-Star Game. This post was going to be a take examining Salazar and Chris Sale to determine who deserves to start that game, but then this happened Friday night: Sale (L, 14-3): 5..." July 10

  • White Sox place Carlos Rodon on disabled list with sprained wrist

    Chicago Sun-Times " The White Sox placed left-hander Carlos Rodon on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 6) with a sprained left wrist Saturday and recalled right-hander Tommy Kahnle from AAA Charlotte." July 09

  • Frazier leads White Sox past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Third baseman Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox is swinging a hot bat, but that will not necessarily translate into success in next week's home run derby. "That's a totally different swing," Frazier said with a smile. "Different bat, too." On Saturday, Frazier's regular..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • White Sox blank Yankees, win fifth straight series

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Things are falling into place again for the Chicago White Sox. After allowing a season-high 20 hits in a lopsided loss Tuesday against the New York Yankees, the White Sox bounced back Wednesday night with a 5-0 win against New York to conclude a three-game set at U.S. Cellular..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Yankees get 20 hits in win vs. Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- If the New York Yankees are going to turn things around in the final three months of the season, the offense and starting pitching need to be more consistent. If their game Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox was any indication of what's on tap, they're off to a great start...." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • White Sox flex muscle, blast Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson hit five home runs all of last season in the minor leagues. After clubbing his fourth home run in 23 major-league games on Monday afternoon, Anderson smiled and shrugged. "I guess it's daddy strength kicking in," said Anderson, whose..." July 04