White Sox Rumors & News

  • White Sox rally for 4-3 victory over Indians

    Daily Herald "Melky Cabrera threw his arms into the air as he rounded first base, and then was mobbed by the rest of his jubilant teammates. One big finish rescued what had been a lousy night for the Chicago White Sox. Cabrera capped Chicago's four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen,..." April 21

  • Robin Ventura gets vote of confidence after rough week

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago White Sox have returned home, coming off a road trip that was not kind to manager Robin Ventura. So general manager Rick Hahn promptly stepped up Monday to say that the White Sox are completely satisfied with Ventura's ability to run the ballclub. Aside from that 4-7 record to..." April 21

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Asked Hahn about Nate Jones, and he's progressing nicely. April was targeted for a series of bullpens. May possibly could be rehab assignmnt

  • Cespedes' bat, Greene's arm lead Tigers in rout

    Detroit News "Left-hander Jose Quintana was at 40 pitches, and yet, amazingly, he was one strike away from getting out of the first inning unscathed. It would have been a rare feat, but the problem for him and the White Sox was that Yoenis Cespedes was at the plate. Quintana had faced him six times..." April 20

  • Carlos Rodon goes to bullpen, but why?

    ESPN Chicago "So if Carlos Rodon is expected to be a mainstay in the Chicago White Sox’s starting rotation of the future, why can’t that future be now? It’s an obvious question in the wake of the team’s announcement that their top pitching prospect is joining the major league roster as a reliever instead of..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • White Sox call up pitching prospect Rodon

    MLB.com "Carlos Rodon will join the White Sox on Monday and initially work out of the bullpen, a team source confirmed Sunday. The left-hander, who is the organization's No. 1 prospect and No. 15 overall, according to MLB.com, made a case to break camp with the team out of Arizona, after getting the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Carlos Rodon joining #WhiteSox tomorrow. Will initially work out of bullpen.

  • White Sox pound out 17 hits in rout of Tigers

    Chicago Sun-Times "A Jose Abreu grand slam, an Adam LaRoche tiebreaking three-run homer and a career-high four hits for Melky Cabrera – all in the first five innings of a 12-3 White Sox rout – was pretty much everything Robin Ventura could have asked for on a splendid, 68-degree afternoon in the Motor City. And,..." April 19

  • Iglesias walk-off hit lifts Tigers to win over White Sox

    Detroit News "Hey, when you're hot, you're hot. It doesn't matter when you strand two runners in the first, and two more in the third, and two more in the fifth. You'll score enough. It doesn't even matter when the ball beats you to the bag by several feet in the ninth inning of a tie game. You'll be..." April 18

  • Robin Ventura: White Sox bullpen has different 'vibe' in 2015

    CSN Chicago "Perhaps his new bullpen feels different for Robin Ventura because it hasn’t had his stomach in knots. Last year’s relievers often had Ventura and pitching coach Don Cooper feeling queasy as they tried to determine who could get the job done. Though it’s early, the White Sox manager already..." April 16

  • Indians end four-game losing streak with 4-2 win over White Sox

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the last day of their first homestand of the season, the Indians did something different. They won a game. After four straight losses, the Indians beat the White Sox, 4-2, Wednesday at Progressive Field for just their third victory of the season. The four-game losing streak to start the home..." April 16

  • Jose Quintana, bullpen lead White Sox to third straight win

    CSN Chicago "The offspeed stuff wasn’t there and his pitch count soared but Jose Quintana had run support and a hot bullpen at his manager’s disposal. The starting pitcher and catcher Tyler Flowers quickly changed strategies and did enough to pass the baton as the White Sox downed the Cleveland Indians 4-1..." April 15

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Chris Sale shows no sign of trouble from foot injury in dominant debut

    Chicago Sun-Times "In the fourth inning of the White Sox’ 6-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, pitcher Chris Sale threw three different pitches to Trevor Plouffe. The first was a 79 mph slider, called a strike. The second was an 86 mph changeup Plouffe missed. The last was a 97 mph fastball,..." April 13

  • White Sox serious about Jose Abreu's work at third base

    Chicago Sun-Times "Don’t be surprised if first baseman Jose Abreu moves to the other side of the diamond at times this season. The slugger has taken ground balls at third base, and not just for show. “There are questions about in an emergency of him going there and doing it,’’ manager Robin Ventura said. “He..." April 13

  • White Sox beat Twins

    Chicago Tribune "J.B. Shuck's pinch-hit single in the eighth inning Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field drove in Alexei Ramirez to give the White Sox their winning 5-4 edge. Closer David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth to preserve the team's first victory and to avoid the franchise's first 0-5 start since..." April 12

  • White Sox reinstate Sunday starter Chris Sale from disabled list

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and is set to make his season debut Sunday against the Twins. " April 12

  • Milone's gem gets Molitor first victory as Twins beat White Sox

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The spray charts and hitting statistics on Paul Molitor’s desk will have to be reprinted, because they were soaked. The uniform and T-shirt Molitor was wearing went straight into the laundry, smelling of alcohol. The smile on his face took a beating, too, but he will probably be wearing that one..." April 11

  • Alexei Ramirez salutes late Minnie Minoso with uniform tribute

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball had no issue with Alexei Ramirez's impromptu uniform tribute to Minnie Minoso on Friday, calling the move by the Chicago White Sox shortstop "wonderful." Instead of his usual No. 10 jersey, Ramirez wore a No. 9 with Minnie Minoso's last name across the back. Minoso, the..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Jose Abreu intends to improve defense at first base

    CSN Chicago "Adam Eaton isn’t the only who turned in spectacular defense during the White Sox opening series. First baseman Jose Abreu turned a few heads with his defense in Wednesday night’s loss, in particular a barehanded stop that led to a runner being thrown out at the plate. White Sox manager Robin..." April 10

  • Royals complete sweep, win 4-1 over White Sox

    Royals Review "These Royals never disappoint. Kansas City sweeps Chicago in its first series, moving to 3-0 on the year and dismantling the White Sox hype machine in embarrassing fashion. At first, it seemed as if the Royals' potent offense would continue its surprising surge without skipping a beat...." April 10

  • Royals ride Cain, Hosmer homers to 7-5 victory over White Sox

    Royals Review "The White Sox were unhappy about the lesson in baseball they received from the Royals on Opening Day. The Royals really hammered in the lesson, which was that they are now apparently good at baseball. The White Sox took matters into their own hands. Mike Moustakas, confident with the confidence..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • Sale gives green light for Sunday's debut

    MLB.com "The time for talking about the avulsion fracture in his right foot has come to a close for Chris Sale. "It's behind me," said Sale, speaking in the White Sox clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium prior to Wednesday night's game. "I was hurt. I'm not hurt any more. It's time to take the blinders off and..." April 09

  • Royals pound White Sox 10-1 on Opening Day

    Kansas City Star "The baseball collided with the elbow of Lorenzo Cain, and the Royals dugout stirred to life. They were midway through a 10-1 thrashing of the White Sox on Opening Day, and Mike Moustakas had just homered off Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija. Cain stared toward the mound with displeasure and..." April 07

  • Lorenzo Cain: Jeff Samardzija 'hit me on purpose'

    CSN Chicago "There might be some bad blood boiling between the White Sox and Kansas City Royals. Though White Sox starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija said there was no intention, Royals center field Lorenzo Cain took exception to being struck with a pitch in the fifth inning of a 10-1 Kansas City victory on..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    New #WhiteSox lineup: Eaton 8, Cabrera 7, Abreu 3, LaRoche DH, Garcia 9, Ramirez 6, Gillaspie 5, Flowers 2, Johnson 4. Samardzija 1.

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

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    Jake Kaplan @jakemkaplan

    Jordan Danks was optioned to triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Matt Lindstrom has signed with the #WhiteSox, source says.

  • White Sox reassign Brad Penny to minors

    CSN Chicago "Brad Penny is set to start the season as part of Triple-A Charlotte’s starting rotation. With Chris Sale on the mend, those are innings the veteran pitcher wouldn’t have received in Chicago were he to have made the club. Sale appears on track to return to the White Sox on the first weekend..." April 03

  • Healthy Geovany Soto earns spot on White Sox roster

    CSN Chicago "Geovany Soto wanted to show the White Sox he’s healthy and apparently he has. The White Sox informed the veteran catcher -- who had three threw out three of four base runners stealing in a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday -- he has made the team along with reliever Matt Albers...." April 01

  • Micah Johnson, Carlos Sanchez to start season with White Sox

    CSN Chicago "No winner has been declared, but second basemen Micah Johnson and Carlos Sanchez have both made the Opening Day roster. Though he previously identified Johnson as in the lead, White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he isn’t likely to announce who is his starter until Sunday at the earliest. But..." April 01

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Chris Sale finished with 13 strikeouts facing #Reds Single-A players. Allowed two hits, one run in six-plus innings. #WhiteSox

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

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    Colleen Kane @ChiTribKane

    Chris Sale scheduled for a minor league game tomorrow. Will throw 6 innings or 90 pitches.

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • White Sox send top prospect Carlos Rodon to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "Chicago team sends stud prospect to Triple-A despite excellent spring training performance! No, not Kris Bryant. This time it’s left-hander Carlos Rodon, the No. 3 overall pick in last year’s draft who rose to Triple-A shortly after signing and then looked great in White Sox camp." March 30

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Jacob Petricka still feels sore. Knows it's clean. Irritated because he just has to let arm rest. #WhiteSox

  • White Sox claim Kyle Drabek off waivers from Blue Jays

    Hardball Talk "Dropped from the 40-man roster by the Blue Jays, former first-round draft pick Kyle Drabek has been claimed off waivers by the White Sox. Drabek was once a top prospect and the Blue Jays acquired him from the Phillies in the Roy Halladay trade." March 27

  • White Sox Conor Gillaspie: Plantar fasciitis isn't an issue

    CSN Chicago "Conor Gillaspie has had plantar fasciitis since this winter, and it has actually improved during spring training. The White Sox third baseman believes his sore feet will only continue to get better as he’s forced to spend less time on them, which happens more and more closer to the start of the..." March 27

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    David Robertson threw in bullpen today. Went well. He has experienced some regular ST soreness. But Robin Ventura doesn't sound concerned.

  • Carlos Rodon feels he's 'close' to majors after dominant outing

    Sporting News "The White Sox made big moves this offseason to improve their roster, but they might have to make room for a homegrown pitcher on their opening day roster. Carlos Rodon, the third overall pick in last year's draft, struck out nine Royals over four scoreless innings Wednesday night. He allowed..." March 26

  • Chris Sale thinks April 12 is 'good date to shoot for'

    CSN Chicago "There were as many expletives from him as words of encouragement from the pitching coach, but Chris Sale is happy with the work. The White Sox ace took another step forward in his rehab, throwing an unknown number of pitches in a Wednesday bullpen session as he prepares for “game-like” action..." March 26

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Ventura makes it official, names Jeff Samardzija White Sox Opening Day starter. April 6 in KC.