White Sox Rumors & News

  • Dayan Viciedo is flawed, but would be worth it for Phillies

    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

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Reunion possible between #WhiteSox and Gordon Beckham. CWS may be emerging as most likely destination.

  • White Sox Sign Gordon Beckham, Designate Dayan Viciedo For Assignment

    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

  • David Robertson thinks White Sox will be better than Yankees

    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

  • Vince Coleman joining White Sox staff to help with baserunning

    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

  • White Sox To Sign Geovany Soto

    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

  • White Sox sign Jesse Crain

    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

  • Sale seeks top prize at bargain price for White Sox

    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

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Ronald Belisario, who spent part of last year closing for White Sox, has received interest from #Nats, #BlueJays, #RedSox, and #Rays.

  • Sox avoid arbitration with Jeff Samardzija, Tyler Flowers

    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

  • White Sox sign former first round pick Brian Anderson

    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

  • White Sox to retire Paul Konerko's No. 14

    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

  • White Sox, Dayan Viciedo agree to $4.4 million deal

    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

  • White Sox sign their second LaRoche of the offseason

    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

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    Kiley McDaniel @kileymcd

    Yes. NYY & BOS are the heavy favorites. RT @NorbertoPaulino Have you heard anything on if the Red Sox are indeed in on Moncada?

  • Excited about White Sox moves, Abreu eyes playoff berth

    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

  • White Sox Designate Jordan Danks For Assignment

    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

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame

    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

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Source: #WhiteSox and Emilio Bonifacio agree to one year, $4 million contract.

  • Ozzie Guillen wants to manage again

    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

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    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

  • Nate Jones plans to start throwing in early January

    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

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    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

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #WhiteSox in agreement with George Kottaras. @JonHeymanCBS said deal was close.

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    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

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    brad penny signs minor league deal with active @chisox. @ChrisCotillo 1st

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Whitesox will trade Viciedo for sure, #Mariners?, now that Melky Cabrera signed 3-year, $42 million deal, as @MLBBruceLevine reported

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Mark Teahen has retired from baseball. Played seven major league seasons with #Royals, #WhiteSox, #BlueJays.

  • Jays to receive compensatory pick for Cabrera

    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

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Source tells me Melky Cabrera agrees to three year deal with WhSox pending physical .

  • Report: White Sox sign Melky Cabrera to a three-year deal

    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

  • Former major leaguer Mark Gilbert approved as U.S. ambassador

    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

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Mariners have not made recent progress on a deal for #WhiteSox OF Dayan Viciedo, source confirms @TNT_Mariners report.

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Source: White Sox in serious talks with Mariners on moving Viciedo. Targeting a reliever in return

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014

    Forbes.com "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #WhiteSox, who are searching the marketplace for another OF and bullpen help, are telling teams that LF Dayan Viciedo is available.

  • White Sox reel in Samardzija, Robertson

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago White Sox pulled off a major shake-up to their pitching staff Monday night, as sources confirmed they acquired both starter Jeff Samardzija in a trade with the Oakland Athletics and former New York Yankees closer David Robertson via free agency. Samardzija likely will be placed in..." December 09

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    Hahn on Samardzija: "We're going to make every effort in the coming weeks and months to try to make this a long-term relationship."

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    Oakland Athletics @Athletics

    #Athletics acquire Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt, Josh Phegley and Rangel Ravelo from White Sox for Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: If the White Sox do deal for Jeff Samardzija, return would be Marcus Semien and prospects. A's would slot Semien in at shortstop.

  • Marlins, White Sox, Red Sox, maybe Cubs and more in Masterson derby

    CBSSports.com "Free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, looking for a big bounce-back year, has met with the Red Sox and has meetings set up here at the winter meetings with the Marlins, White Sox and possibly Cubs. Masterson met with Boston in his hometown of Indianapolis on Saturday. Masterson broke into the..." December 08

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Chicago #Whitesox are looming as the #frontrunner to acquire #Athletics ace Jeff Samardzija after the clubs engaged in serious talks

  • Kenny Williams may resign White Sox, pursue Blue Jays job

    SB Nation "White Sox executive Kenny Williams appears to be a target in the Blue Jays' search for a replacement for their president and CEO, but Chicago is reportedly denying Toronto permission to speak to him. White Sox executive vice president Kenny Williams said Sunday he's committed to helping Chicago..." December 08

  • White Sox decline to tender contracts to Scott Carroll, Scott Snodgress

    Chicago Tribune "The White Sox declined to tender 2015 contracts to right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll and left-handed pitcher Scott Snodgress on Tuesday, bringing the club’s 40-man roster to 39. However, the Sox tendered contracts in advance of the Tuesday night deadline to all five of their..." December 03

  • Ramirez wouldn’t be only A’s target in White Sox talks

    San Francisco Gate "As I reported yesterday, the White Sox are among the teams with interest in Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija, and while many outlets today are reporting that shortstop Alexei Ramirez is the A’s target, I’m hearing that minor-league shortstop Tim Anderson is also a player Oakland likes a..." December 01

  • White Sox talking with A’s about Jeff Samardzija

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox would put their money where their mouths are if they pull off a trade with the Oakland Athletics for Jeff Samardzija. The former Cubs right-hander, whose presence between Chris Sale and Jose Quintana in the starting rotation would instantly legitimize the Sox’ threat to the Tigers..." November 30

  • White Sox sign Tony Campana to a minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "Outfielder Tony Campana announced on Twitter that he signed with the White Sox. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish confirms that it’s a minor league deal. Campana, 28, doesn’t bring a whole lot with the bat — he has a career .584 OPS — but he can play all three outfield positions and he brings a..." November 29

  • AL Central showing interest in Justin Masterson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians haven't shown a lot of interest in Justin Masterson outside of some early contact at the start of the free agent season. That doesn't mean their former ace will be a stranger come next season. Masterson, 30, has received inquiries from the four other teams in the AL Central –..." November 28

  • White Sox announce two-year, $25 million contract with Adam LaRoche

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago White Sox made the signing of Adam LaRoche official Tuesday, coming to terms on a two-year, $25 million contract with the first baseman. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Scott Carroll was designated for assignment. LaRoche,35, who batted .259 with 26 home..." November 26

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract.