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After rough debut, Lucas Giolito aims for a better second act with White Sox

Giolito was the third-ranked prospect in all of baseball a year ago.                
Via Indiana State - Official Site
59 minutes ago

Abreu now a mentor to young White Sox roster

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jose Abreu begins his fourth season in the majors in a much different situation than when he first joined the Chicago White Sox. When Abreu arrived in the U.S. from Cuba in 2014, the White Sox were a veteran team with players like Paul Konerko, Adam Dunn, John Danks and Alexei Ramirez. Now Chicago is rebuilding, and Abreu finds himself as one of the team's...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox plan for Avisail to see time in RF

Avisail Garcia was not a fan of filling the designated hitter slot in 2016, so he probably will be buoyed by White Sox manager Rick Renteria's words on Sunday about Garcia moving back to right field.
Via WhiteSox.com
5 hours ago

White Sox slugger Abreu eyeing healthy '17

As soon as the 2016 season came to a close, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu sat down with his family and had a conversation about what had just transpired for him over the past year.
Via WhiteSox.com
5 hours ago

After rough debut, Lucas Giolito aims for encore with White Sox

Giolito was the third-ranked prospect in all of baseball a year ago.                

Charlie Tilson out for 10 days with stress “reaction”

Make center field funbad again On the first official day of camp for position players, Charlie Tilson suffered a stress “reaction” in his right foot. He’ll be held out of activities for the next 10 days. He suffered the injury on Friday and had an MRI on Saturday. After the 10 days, Tilson will be re-evaluated. Tilson, who the White Sox acquired from the Cardinals in exchange...
Via South Side Sox
8 hours ago

Tilson sidelined with stress reaction in foot

White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson sustained a stress reaction in his right foot during Friday workouts at Camelback Ranch and he will be shut down from impact activities for 10 days.
Via WhiteSox.com
10 hours ago

BP South Side: Appreciating Nate Jones by Mark Primiano

White Sox closer David Robertson has been the subject of trade rumors, but Chicago also has a gem of a reliever in Nate Jones.
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada’s toddler son already a bat-flipping prodigy (vid)

Yoan Moncada may be the top prospect in the Chicago White Sox organization, but when it comes to bat-flipping prowess? There’s no chance of Moncada holding a candle to his son’s serious bat-flip skills. The craziest part? Young Robinson Moncado is all of two-and-a-half years old. Robinson, who already has his own social media presence — what a world — had footage of his first...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada's toddler son is already amazing at bat flips

Yoan Moncada, who was traded to the Chicago White Sox this winter as the centerpiece of the package for Chris Sale, is one of the top prospects in baseball. From the looks of things, his two-year-old son isn't that far behind. Let's have a look at the tape. Look at that bat flip! You've got to respect the commitment to putting on a show even when the bat weighs almost as much as...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Derek Holland seeks a fresh start with White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Derek Holland is pitching for a major league team other than the Texas Rangers for the first time. He also is trying to rebound from injuries that have curtailed his last three seasons. Now if he can just remember where he is - and learn the names of his new Chicago White Sox teammates. ''I made the mistake of saying to somebody, `It's good to be with the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields has nowhere to go

He’s hoping to be a useful veteran, but the White Sox can cut him if 2016 is here to stay Much like many of his 114 of his innings with the White Sox in 2016, James Shields’ effort to convince himself about his 2017 prospects unraveled. "I have nothing to prove," he said. "Nothing to prove. I think my career speaks for itself. I definitely want to prove to the Chicago White...
Via South Side Sox
2 days ago

Jimmy Rollins: White Sox clubhouse was in ‘disarray’ after LaRoche drama

The Chicago White Sox were doomed before the 2016 season even began, and one veteran who played for the team last season says things began to unravel immediately after Adam LaRoche retired.If you remember, LaRoche abruptly walked away from baseball in March after White Sox vice president Ken Williams told him he could no longer bring his son Drake around the clubhouse as much. According...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Quintana is ace of the Chicago White Sox - for now

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jose Quintana is the ace of the Chicago White Sox - for now. With Chicago rebuilding, the 28-year-old All-Star left-hander knows he could be traded. ''You never know what's going to happen, but I heard a lot of rumors,'' he said Wednesday. ''You don't have control over that. I just kept doing my preparation for the new season, and that's about it.'' Chicago...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why MLB's instant replay, and not the intentional walk, should be altered

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has lived a pretty charmed life as commish since taking over before the 2015 season; the steroid boom that occurred during the Bud Selig regime has largely been dealt with, there was a smooth and quiet negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, the Cubs' curse-breaking run led to the Series' highest average ratings in 12...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers are not ‘making a renewed push’ for Jose Quintana

While the Texas Rangers may well be looking to upgrade their pitching, it does not appear as though a trade with the Chicago White Sox for Jose Quintana is in the cards.Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reported that “it does not appear they are making a renewed push to land him (Quintana), despite a Wednesday afternoon report to the contrary.”This flies in the face of a...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Conflicting reports on Texas Rangers interest in Jose Quintana

UPDATE 4:18 p.m. PT: Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports the Texas Rangers are not making a 'renewed push' for Jose Quintana. +++According to USA Today Sports’ Bob Nightengale, the Texas Rangers have “suddenly increased their pursuit” of  Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana.Before Rangers fans start designing personalized jerseys, Nightengale stresses...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Justin Morneau, Twins have mutual interest in return

Could Justin Morneau and the Minnesota Twins end up reunited? It appears the possibility is in the cards.The Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino reported on Sunday that there is mutual interest between the Twins and Morneau, who is a free agent.Morneau turns 36 in May and is unsigned, but could provide a left-handed bat and designated hitter for interested teams. He’s preparing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas blasts HOF candidates for taking PEDs

Former MLB slugger Frank Thomas, a Hall of Famer himself, isn’t excited about welcoming in players who are suspected of having used PEDs during their careers.A longtime critic of performance enhancing drugs in the sport of baseball, The Big Hurt made his feelings about the Hall of Fame accepting such players known during the Chicago White Sox’s fan convention this weekend....
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

FDR won’t be joining the Nationals’ horde of Racing Presidents in 2017

The United States may have a new president, but the Washington Nationals will not be inaugurating any new presidents to their in-game race lineup in 2017.Though an effort was made to make Franklin D. Roosevelt a potential addition to the Racing Presidents, a lack of enthusiasm from the Roosevelt family has brought that effort to a close.“While we engaged in extensive efforts to...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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