White Sox Rumors & News

  • 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.

  • Cubs, Dodgers, White Sox in on Miguel Montero

    Hardball Talk "If you can catch, you’re valuable. Miguel Montero can catch, ergo: The Diamondbacks continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety of players, including catcher Miguel Montero . . . Among the teams the Diamondbacks have spoken to about Montero are the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles..." November 21

  • White Sox interested in OF Melky Cabrera; Mariners, Orioles too

    CBSSports.com "The White Sox, who seek a left-handed hitter, are considering a pursuit of free-agent outfield star Melky Cabrera. The move would make sense for the improving White Sox, who struggled from the No. 2 position in the batting order last year. They posted a .279 on-base percentage out of that spot,..." November 20

  • White Sox designate Ronald Belisario for assignment

    Hardball Talk "Ronaldo Belisario, who served as the White Sox’s closer for part of this season, has been designated for assignment and dropped from the 40-man roster. Belisario was arbitration eligible, so the White Sox made this move rather than simply non-tendering the 32-year-old right-hander ahead of the..." November 20

  • Red Sox offer to Sandoval coming soon; Giants, three others in mix

    CBSSports.com "Pablo Sandoval and his agents boarded a flight Wednesday afternoon from Boston, and the Red Sox are expected to make an offer by Thursday or so in what looks like a strong and spirited competition between at least five teams, including the favored, big-market Boston and San Francisco teams. The..." November 19

  • White Sox, Padres among teams with interest in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported Tuesday afternoon that the Marlins have shown “aggressive interest” in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche. Now we can go ahead and add a few more teams to the list. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com is hearing from sources that the White Sox and Padres have also..." November 19

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Dodgers are aggressively pursuing #Whitesox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in trade talks.

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    Dan Hayes @CSNHayes

    Zach Duke, went 5-1 w/ 2.45 ERA in 58 2/3 IP, struck out 74. He and #WhiteSox have agreed to a deal per an MLB source.

  • Jose Canseco is putting his gun and his severed finger up for sale

    Hardball Talk "If you haven’t been following former major leaguer Jose Canseco on Twitter, you’re really missing out. Recently, he tweeted about how his finger — surgically reattached after he had accidentally shot it off — fell off during a poker tournament. Now, Canseco tweets, he’s selling both the severed..." November 18

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • South Siders shouldn't be overlooked: Sandoval, others on radar

    CBSSports.com "The other team in Chicago could be a player this winter, too. While the beloved Cubs are the "it" team this winter and should be connected to many, if not most, of the top free agents, the White Sox quietly have put themselves into position to make some impactful offseason moves, as..." November 11

  • White Sox Abreu, Mets' deGrom named Rookies of Year

    MLB.com "The Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards were announced on Monday, with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu the unanimous selection in the American League and Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom taking home the honor in the NL. Abreu is the first White Sox winner since Ozzie Guillen in 1985...." November 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sandoval's agent, Gustavo Vasquez, plans to meet with #BlueJays, #SFGiants, #RedSox, #WhiteSox in Phoenix.

  • Alexei Ramirez In High Demand

    CBSChicago.com "The White Sox have heard from numerous major league clubs about the availability of shortstop Alexei Ramirez, the 33-year-old All-Star who has been high on the list of several big-market teams. The interested teams include the Mets, Yankees and Dodgers. All of these franchises are looking for a..." November 07

  • Value of Quintana's extension increases by $5.5 million

    CSN Chicago "Jose Quintana is getting two raises within the same calendar year. The second adds $5.5 million of value onto the original five-year, $21-million extension the White Sox pitcher signed in March. The White Sox expected this would happen when they originally signed Quintana, who went 9-11 with..." November 06

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • White Sox expected to pursue Norichika Aoki in free agency

    MLB Daily Dish "Free agent outfielder Norichika Aoki, less than a week removed from a Game 7 loss in the World Series, could find himself a member of the White Sox at some point this offseason. According to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, the Sox have "a lot of interest" in the former Royals outfielder following..." November 04

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    New round of Article XX(D), elected minor league FAs includes #Cubs OF Ryan Kalish, #WhiteSox OF Michael Taylor & #Phillies SS Andres Blanco

  • Kevin Youkilis retires from baseball

    MLB Daily Dish "Infielder Kevin Youkilis has decided to retire from baseball after a ten-year major league career, according to a tweet from his agency, Pro Star Management. Youkilis spent the 2014 season in Japan, appearing in 21 games for the Rakuten Golden Eagles. In ten major league seasons with the Red..." October 30

  • Konerko, Rollins win Clemente Award

    ESPN.com "Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the..." October 25

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Abreu's performance could earn another big payday in 2017

    CSN Chicago "As a rookie, Jose Abreu made big ballparks look tiny and great pitchers appear mortal. His performance could dictate he receives another big payday after two more seasons. One of the stipulations in Abreu’s six-year, $68-million contract is that the first baseman can opt out of the guaranteed..." October 23

  • Sporting News MLB awards 2014: White Sox 1B Jose Abreu voted top AL rookie

    Sporting News "There’s only a handful of those guys,” the scout said. “He’s got big-time raw power. Strength.” What only a handful of people expected was how complete of a hitter Abreu would be in his first season in the majors. The 27-year-old first baseman had 36 homers and 107 RBIs for the White Sox—those..." October 20

  • White Sox should have at least $4 million more for payroll in 2015

    CSN Chicago "If their overall baseball expenditures are the same as 2014, the White Sox should have at least an extra $4 million for payroll next season. Those additional funds, which could exceed $4.5 million, come from reduced spending on the amateur draft and international market for 2015. Last..." October 15

  • White Sox heading into 2015 with a glut of second basemen

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Doug Padilla notes that now that the White Sox have moved on from Gordon Beckham, they are heading into 2015 with three second basemen in the running for one starting job. He writes that it’s unlikely all three will still be wearing White Sox uniforms by the time spring training is..." October 11

  • Long-term deals have White Sox in better position to spend

    CSN Chicago "Rick Hahn has cash to spend this offseason and it’s partly because of several team-friendly contracts signed in the past two seasons. In each of the past two springs, the White Sox general manager found bargains when he made long-term pacts with starting pitchers Chris Sale and Jose Quintana...." October 11

  • White Sox hitting coach marvels at Abreu's rookie year

    MLB.com "Jose Abreu's incredible 2014 Major League debut soon should be recognized with the American League Rookie of the Year honor. It also took just this one campaign for the 27-year-old Abreu to establish himself as a White Sox franchise cornerstone. "Obviously, he's dangerous," White Sox hitting..." October 09

  • Hahn: Ventura doing an 'excellent' job given circumstances

    CSN Chicago "When it comes to grading his manager, Rick Hahn took a look at the critical factors that led to a poor record and decided Robin Ventura isn’t going anywhere. Even though the third-year manager’s club finished with a losing record for a second straight season in 2014, Hahn has taken into..." October 08

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Chris Sale and Robin Ventura had a shouting match last Thursday

    Hardball Talk "I really haven’t been able to wrap my brain around the whole White Sox-Tigers sign stealing controversy from last week. Or maybe I just can’t be bothered to care. The upshot was that Chris Sale thought that the Tigers were stealing signs and there was some back and forth about it. Sale struck out..." September 30

  • Royals miss out on division crown, but win season finale, 6-4, over White Sox

    Kansas City Star "At 2:52 p.m. on Sunday, three minutes after the Detroit Tigers captured the American League Central, manager Ned Yost began to prepare for the first Royals playoff game in nearly 29 years. “We’re excited to start the process,” Yost said. “When a lot of teams are going home, the elite few get to..." September 29

  • White Sox 5, Royals 4

    Chicago Tribune "Jose Abreu broke the White Sox's rookie record by hitting his 36th home run of the season Saturday night at U.S. Cellular Field. His two-run shot in a three-run first inning helped the Sox defeat the Royals 5-4. Abreu surpassed Ron Kittle's record from 1983. Sox catcher Josh Phegley hit a solo..." September 28

  • Party time, Kansas City style! Royals in postseason for first time since '85 after beating White Sox

    Fox Sports "Let the party begin, Royals fans! The Royals, once a late-night punch line for comics on national TV, are going to the postseason for the first time since 1985, thus ending the longest playoff absence of any major professional team in North America. The Royals did this with a 3-1 triumph..." September 27

  • Paul Konerko is at peace with retirement, but his children need convincing

    Hardball Talk "He’s as analytical as they come, so it’s safe to assume Paul Konerko has thoroughly dissected what his future after baseball and the White Sox holds in store. The White Sox team captain feels as prepared as he can for what’s ahead and said Thursday — four days before his career ends — he’s at..." September 27

  • Royals win 6-3 over White Sox, inch closer to postseason glory

    Royals Review "On a night when the Royals could have given up ground in the battle for Grass Creek (Seattle won 7-5), they instead held their ground by defeating the Chicago White Sox 6-3. The night wasn't without its perils. The Royals opened the scoring in the first inning. After a Lorenzo Cain double, Eric..." September 26

  • Justin Verlander outduels Chris Sale, Detroit on verge of capturing playoff spot

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers did their job. Now, all they can do is wait. Tempers flared and benches cleared Wednesday afternoon, but the distractions didn't disrupt Justin Verlander. He impressed for a second straight start and outdueled Chicago ace Chris Sale to help the Tigers pull out a key 6-1 win..." September 25

  • Cabrera's walk-off single in 9th helps Detroit maintain AL Central lead

    Michigan Live "The Tigers appeared to be on the verge of losing sole possession of first place in the AL Central after a late-inning meltdown Tuesday night. Miguel Cabrera kept them all alone in first place. Cabrera hit a walk-off single with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Tigers..." September 24

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Ausmus said Sale hitting VMart was "weak" and notion he has someone stealing signs is "ludicrous." Tigers know that was Sale's accusation.

  • Jose Quintana stays hot as White Sox beat Rays

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jose Quintana allowed one earned run in 7 1/3 innings, and Avisail Garcia drove in two runs with a double in a four-run fifth inning, leading the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field. Alexei Ramirez and Jose Abreu each drove in a run with a..." September 20

  • White Sox expected to retire Paul Konerko’s No. 14

    Chicago Sun-Times "Paul Konerko said he’d play in the last homestand of his career if it meant “taking the three ugliest swings and striking out.’’ Thankfully for the retiring White Sox captain, it shouldn’t be that ugly. Two and a half weeks after breaking a small bone in his left hand, Konerko returned to the..." September 20

  • Kansas City, dogs conquer White Sox and win 6-2 against Sale

    Royals Review "It's just that kind of season. Royals Devil Magic abounds. In the pregame, which I wrote after last night's awful loss, I was admittedly bitter, and I did not think the Royals had much of a chance against Chris Sale. Who has been Randy Johnson since he became a starter in 2012. Here's what I..." September 18

  • White Sox outlast Royals in record-setting game

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox manager Robin Ventura was still in a joking mood -- even after managing a nine-inning game that lasted 4 hours, 16 minutes Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. “I didn’t even notice,” Ventura joked of the game’s length. “I thought it was nice and crisp.” It probably helped Ventura’s..." September 17

  • May strikes out 10 in Twins' victory over White Sox

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The White Sox opened the fourth inning with four consecutive hits and two runs. The implosion seemed to be just a couple of pitches away. But Trevor May didn’t have that look on Sunday. He marched off the mound to take the ball, talked with catcher Kurt Suzuki and then was visited by pitching..." September 15

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Jose Abreu told me his goal is to master the English language and sing the National anthem before a White Sox game.

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Paul Koberko hit off of a Tee reporting minor discomfort but the ability to hit with a small hand fracture . Hopes to play this week

  • Saturday's Game 2 recap: White Sox 6, Twins 5

    Chicago Tribune "The 20,106 die-hards who populated U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday were not exactly chanting "Let's play two!" when the White Sox hosted the Twins. But that is what they got between the AL Central bottom-feeders. Dayan Viciedo provided the heroics with a two-run homer in the ninth for a 7-6..." September 14

  • Saturday's Game 1 recap: White Sox 5, Twins 1

    Chicago Tribune "The American League Central also-rans faced each other in a Saturday doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Field. Jose Quintana struck out a career-high 13 batters in the first game to help the Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Twins. "I like when I get a lot of strikeouts," Quintana said. "Sometimes..." September 14

  • Chris Sale dominates struggling A's in White Sox victory

    CSN Chicago "Their record might not show it, but prior evidence and days like Thursday have Chris Sale believing the White Sox are trending upward. If their series against the Oakland A’s is to be taken as a sign, one the White Sox wrapped up with a 1-0 victory at U.S. Cellular Field, Sale could be on to..." September 12

  • White Sox stage eighth-inning rally to knock off A's

    CSN Chicago "Avisail Garcia singled in two runs late Wednesday night as the White Sox downed the Oakland A’s, 2-1, at U.S. Cellular Field. Following an intentional walk to Conor Gillaspie that loaded the bases with two outs, Garcia singled to center field to give the White Sox their first lead of the night...." September 11