White Sox to retire pitcher Mark Buehrle's number

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox plan to retire No. 56, the uniform worn by former ace Mark Buehrle. The White Sox say they will honor the four-time All-Star and 2005 championship team member before the game against Oakland on June 24. He will become the 12th player to have his number retired by the White Sox, including former teammate Paul Konerko and Hall of Famer Frank Thomas...
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White Sox to retire Buehrle's uniform No. 56

The White Sox will honor former pitcher Mark Buehrle on June 24 by retiring his No. 56 jersey during a special tribute before the first pitch vs. Oakland at 1:10 p.m.
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3 hours ago

Shields still going, hits re-set button for White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) No one in Chicago White Sox camp is happier for a new season than James Shields. The right-hander, brought in to bolster a pitching staff on a team expected to contend last season, saw his fortunes fall with the team's place in the standings. Now, with a team rebuilding, he's in a more familiar role as mentor. ''You're always learning, no matter how many...
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Holland brings loose, fun personality to White Sox clubhouse

Long after the White Sox completed their morning workout on Wednesday, pitcher Derek Holland made his way around the team's training complex in a Batman suit.
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21 hours ago

Frazier to miss several days of camp with sore side

Third baseman Todd Frazier will be sidelined at least a few days with a sore left side. Frazier felt some tightness on Tuesday, and did not participate in Wednesday's workout at White Sox Spring Training at Camelback Ranch.
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22 hours ago

Depth still matters for teams like the White Sox

The reasons why the White Sox found themselves in a position where contention no longer seemed palpable are aplenty. In order for a team to get to a point where selling off their two best players for prospects and pushing their competitive window back several years seems like the best course of action, plenty of poor decisions need to be made. The White Sox did plenty to put themselves...
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1 day ago

WATCH: Todd Frazier on MLB Network's "Intentional Talk"

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Avisail Garcia cements offseason tradition

Weight loss cited for third straight year It’s not as strong, detailed and layered as Gordon Beckham’s unfortunate offseason tradition, but Avisail Garcia has his own little streak going. Here’s James Fegan relaying the latest iteration: Over the winter, Garcia said he dropped 14 pounds (Down to 254), got in over 120 at-bats in Venezuelan winter league, played every position...
Via South Side Sox
2 days ago

The Oddity of the White Sox Rebuild

Many White Sox fans were overjoyed this offseason to finally see the team choose a direction. After years of being “mired in mediocrity,” fans and management alike were tired of providing half-measures to try to compete in the present. With that in mind, Rick Hahn pulled off incredible back-to-back trades during the Winter Meetings. In those trades, the White Sox received a wealth...
Via BP South Side
2 days ago

White Sox seek solutions for outfield vacancies

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) With two spots in their outfield vacated, the Chicago White Sox are hoping a familiar face can fill one, and that someone emerges from a crowded Camelback Ranch camp to fill the other. Center field is up for grabs, while right field is Avisail Garcia's, if he can hold onto it. ''We still want to get Avi in right to get him comfortable again and we know Melky...
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Podcast: 2017 Infield Preview

Episode 123 is now available. Here is this week’s rundown. Guest: Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune On this week's show, we preview the upcoming season for the Chicago White Sox infield. Perhaps the strongest unit entering 2017, there is a lot of uncertainty on who will get playing time at season's end. What should the White Sox do with Todd Frazier? Is trading Jose Abreu a wise move...
Via South Side Sox
3 days ago

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.                

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
4 days 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.
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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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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6 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
11 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...
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21 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...
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21 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
24 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....
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

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