White Sox Rumors & News

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Reimold's late homer pushes O's past Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Both Nolan Reimold and Chicago White Sox starter Carlos Rodon thought the Baltimore Orioles outfielder might be bunting with no outs and runners on first and second in the seventh inning of a tie game Friday night. Orioles' manager Buck Showalter had him swing away...." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Machado breaks out as O's pound White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado broke out of his recent slump in a big way Thursday night. Machado snapped out of an 0-for-17 slide with a grand slam and a career-high five RBIs as the Baltimore Orioles homered three times en route to a 10-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The Orioles..." April 28

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    Colleen Kane @ChiTribKane

    White Sox place David Robertson on bereavement list and recall Carlos Sanchez from AAA Charlotte.

  • Navarro powers White Sox past Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Dioner Navarro was behind the plate for many of Marco Estrada's starts last season when both were with the Toronto Blue Jays. Navarro is with the Chicago White Sox this season. Estrada had the better of his former battery mate in the first two at-bats when they confronted..." April 27

  • Sale guides White Sox to fifth win in row

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Chris Sale is off to a perfect start this season, and the Chicago White Sox are not far behind. The White Sox left-hander pitched eight innings, Avisail Garcia, Dioner Navarro and Adam Eaton hit home runs, and Chicago defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 Tuesday night. "Just..." April 26

  • Abreu paid agents $5.76M after Cuban defection

    Chicago Tribune "During a spectacular debut season in Chicago, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu wowed crowds with 36 home runs, a team record for a rookie. But what no one saw and few knew was that during those same few months he apparently was paying off a heavy debt to the people who helped him escape from..." April 26

  • Five-run inning pushes White Sox past Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The word resiliency came up more than once in the Chicago White Sox clubhouse on Monday night. They were down 5-1 in the seventh inning to a strong right-handed starter in Marcus Stroman and found a way to win 7-5 over the Toronto Blue Jays. A two-run double by Todd Frazier..." April 25

  • Latos pitches White Sox past Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- After a forgettable 2015 season, Mat Latos is making quite a comeback. The right­hander has won his first four starts, equaling his victory total of last season. He allowed a run in six innings as the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 4­1 on Sunday. "I've been..." April 24

  • Triple play helps White Sox defeat Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- More than an hour after taking part in his first big league triple play, Chicago White Sox right fielder Adam Eaton could not stop smiling. "Besides marrying my wife and the birth of my kid, to be honest with you, that's high up there," Eaton said. "It was unbelievable. I've never..." April 23

  • The Chicago White Sox Have a DH Problem

    Baseball Essential "It’s early in the 2016 season but the designated hitter position is having a rough start. Three of the seventeen worst qualified wRC+ values in the league belong to designated hitters. Two of these are household names – Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. Alex Rodriguez is not far behind. Clearly,..." April 23

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Could Mat Latos be this offseason's best signing?

    The Sports Quotient "The season may only be two weeks in, and the sample size is admittedly small, but the White Sox's 1-year/$3M signing of Mat Latos was the best move of this offseason. The hurler has been one of the best pitchers in all of baseball through his first three starts of the season, boasting a 3–0..." April 20

  • Latos, White Sox blank Angels

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Coming out of spring training, Mat Latos remained a major question mark for the Chicago White Sox. Three starts into the season, all of the doubts seem to have been erased. Latos allowed two hits over 6 1/3 innings and Todd Frazier and Jose Abreu each homered as the White..." April 20

  • White Sox Sign John Holdzkom to Minor-League Deal

    Scout "The Chicago White Sox have reportedly signed former Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets right-handed relief pitcher John Holdzkom to a minor league contract, according to a report from Robert Murray of Baseball Essential. Holdzhom, 28, has taken an interesting path to the White Sox..." April 19

  • Santiago, Angels shut out White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Hector Santiago wasn't at his best in his first two outings of the season, and the Los Angeles Angels' offense got off to a slow start, too. When the two solved their issues at the same time Monday night, the Chicago White Sox couldn't do much about it. The Angels scored..." April 19

  • Adam LaRoche on Walking Away From the White Sox for His Son: 'I Haven't Lost an Ounce of Sleep'

    People Magazine "It has been just over a month since Chicago White Sox player Adam LaRoche made headlines after leaving the team and retiring from the sport, and he says has "zero regrets." "I haven't lost an ounce of sleep," LaRoche, 36, told ABC News in an interview that aired on Good Morning America on..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Moore helps Rays beat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Matt Moore slowly continues to return to the form he showed before Tommy John surgery in 2014, and Sunday was no different. He struck out 10 White Sox batters in six-plus innings as the Tampa Bay Rays got a 3-2 win over Chicago at Tropicana Field. "It's only..." April 17

  • Ramirez excels as Rays knock off White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The schedule didn't require the Tampa Bay Rays to use a fifth starter much in the first month of the season, so Erasmo Ramirez went to the bullpen, with three relief outings and a win in his short time there. When the schedule called for him to go back as a..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Sale's complete-game shutout lifts White Sox past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale knew he had to pitch well Friday in his club's series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays. Having gone to high school in nearby Lakeland, Fla., Sale had at least 100 friends, family and supporters in the crowd Friday evening...." April 15

  • Twins remain winless after shutout loss to White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Chicago White Sox didn't get much against Phil Hughes on Wednesday night, but the little they did was more than enough. Jerry Sands hit a two-run homer and Carlos Rodon pitched six shutout innings to lead the Sox to a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Adam LaRoche goes deep on his decision to walk

    ESPN "Adam LaRoche speaks with the kind of certainty that makes doubt seem like a disease. He can make his argument, and he can make yours too, talking his way through every side of a story like a guy working a piece of furniture down a tight stairwell: slowly, carefully, occasionally taking a step back..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • White Sox keep Twins winless

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago White Sox outfielder Austin Jackson hit a two-strike changeup about as hard as you can in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins on Monday. With the bases loaded and two outs, Jackson smoked Kyle Gibson's offering down the left-field line, then watched it sail..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Adam Eaton out Sunday after birth of child

    ESPN "The Chicago White Sox placed outfielder Adam Eaton on the paternity list Sunday and recalled right-handed pitcher Michael Ynoa from Triple-A Birmingham. The White Sox announced earlier Sunday that Eaton's wife, Katie, gave birth to the couple's first child -- a boy, Brayden, who weighed 7..." April 10

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    Paul Sullivan @PWSullivan

    Sands at DH, Saladino at SS. Dioner behind the plate. pic.twitter.com/9nscHAI4IW

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    Paul Sullivan @PWSullivan

    Austin Jackson leading off. Day off for Eaton. pic.twitter.com/JTXFtOtLzH

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Latos, White Sox shut down A's to take series

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mat Latos thinks he rediscovered himself, and that could be good news moving forward. Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and Latos gave up one hit in six scoreless innings to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on..." April 07

  • Two days later, Gray leads A's past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The wait was worth it for Sonny Gray and the Oakland A's. The right-hander was scratched from his scheduled Opening Night start against the Chicago White Sox on Monday because of what he believed was either a nasty flu bug or food poisoning that put him in the emergency..." April 07

  • Rollins' homer the difference as Sox edge A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Chicago White Sox shortstop Jimmy Rollins said he was looking for a pitch "to drive" when he came to the plate Tuesday night with two outs in the top of the ninth in a 4-4 game against the Oakland A's. Rollins got one from A's left-hander Sean Doolittle, and he drove a 2-2..." April 06

  • White Sox grab early lead, hold off A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Forget about style points. After going 78-86 last year, the Chicago White Sox were happy to get an Opening Day win any way they could Monday against the Oakland A's. Left-hander Chris Sale allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings and struck out eight, lifting..." April 05

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and MLB.com’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05

  • Chris Sale on 2016 White Sox: 'We have some grit'

    Chicago Tribune "No offense to the prediction-makers of the world, but Chris Sale doesn't care what you see in his future, even if it's an American League Cy Young Award. The White Sox pitcher said from the start of spring training that his focus is on helping his team make the playoffs. So as he geared up for..." April 04

  • 2016 MLB salaries: Royals way pays, while average salary hits $4.4 million

    USA Today "There are a record 127 major-league players who will earn $10 million or more this season, according to salary information obtained by USA TODAY Sports, and no team has fewer players earning at least that much than the defending World Series champions. Yes, the Kansas City Royals. The Royals..." April 04

  • Miguel Gonzalez Reportedly Signs with Chicago White Sox

    Bleacher Report "Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has signed with the Chicago White Sox after being released by the Baltimore Orioles on March 30. Scott Merkin of MLB.com first reported the agreement, noting it's a minor league deal. " April 03

  • White Sox, A’s, Marlins, Blue Jays Interested In Miguel Gonzalez

    MLB Trade Rumors "Four teams are known to be interested in Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, with the White Sox “aggressively pursuing” his services, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports (Twitter link). The Athletics, Blue Jays and Marlins are also interested, he adds. Gonzalez was placed on release waivers..." March 31

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Sources: White Sox aggressively pursuing Miguel Gonzalez, who was released by Orioles. Marlins, A's, Blue Jays also in.

  • The White Sox installed a massive new video board

    CBS Sports "The White Sox are coming off a busy winter. General manager Rick Hahn lassoed Todd Frazier from the Reds, stole Brett Lawrie from the Athletics, bought low on Mat Latos and Austin Jackson, and even added some veteran reinforcements up the middle, in Dioner Navarro, Jimmy Rollins, and Alex Avila...." March 31

  • White Sox purchase Jimmy Rollins' contract, name him Opening Day starter

    CSN Chicago "While his first goal was to make the team, Jimmy Rollins also had his eye trained on the starting shortstop job, too. The veteran nailed down both on Wednesday. The White Sox purchased the contract of the non-roster invitee and manager Robin Ventura named Rollins the Opening Day shortstop..." March 30