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Jose Abreu: Royals Have More 'Desire' Than White Sox

Sep 20, 2016 4:19 PM

Jose Abreu believes he knows the difference between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals and it's not about talent.

Abreu says the difference between the two American League Central clubs is "desire."

The slugger took responsibility for that assessment, saying that he needed to improve his on-field approach and help lead the team in that regard.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Misc Rumor

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Chris Sale Reiterates He'd Prefer To Remain With White Sox

Sep 14, 2016 6:28 AM

The Chicago White Sox are expected to at least listen to offers for Chris Sale this offseason, but the left-hander's preference would be to remain with the club.

"I don't worry about that stuff," he said. "That will shake out on its own. I wear this uniform with a lot of pride. I hope I can continue to do that."

The Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers all made a push to acquire Sale before the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Trade Rumor

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White Sox Will Listen On Chris Sale, But Trade Odds 'Slim'

Sep 12, 2016 7:09 AM

The Chicago White Sox will listen to trade offers for Chris Sale this winter, but a trade may be unlikely.

"The odds of getting what we feel we need to get are slim," a team source said. "That's why I think Chris will be with us in 2017."

Sale, 27, is 15-8 with a 3.03 ERA, 3.42 FIP and 205 strikeouts in 201.2 innings this season.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Trade Rumor

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James Shields Vows To Pitch Through Back Pain

Sep 7, 2016 7:19 AM

James Shields is both struggling and dealing with back pain, but has vowed to remain in the rotation with the Chicago White Sox.

A day after Robin Ventura suggested Shields could be shut down, the veteran said a doctor's visit produced good news.

"Knock on wood, I haven't missed a start my whole career and I don't really plan on it, either," Shields said. "It's one of those things where I'm pretty sure I'll be out there on Saturday."

Besides a six-start stretch in July when he had 1.71 ERA, Shields has been hit hard. He's 3-10 with a 7.50 ERA in 17 starts with Chicago.

"It's been a crazy year, man," Shields said. "A lot of things going on. Obviously I got traded. Things that happened in San Diego that weren't under my control. Come in here to a new team, probably out of the gates tried to do too much, then settled in and then didn't do too well."

Associated Press

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Injury

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Jays Send Prospect To White Sox For Dioner Navarro

Aug 27, 2016 12:28 AM

The Blue Jays have added depth at catcher for the stretch run by re-acquiring veteran switch-hitter Dioner Navarro from the White Sox.

The Blue Jays sent minor league left-hander Colton Turner to Chicago in Friday's waiver deal. Navarro is likely to be the backup in Toronto behind Russell Martin.

ESPN.com

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Rick Hahn Disputes Reports Of Discord In White Sox's Front Office

Aug 26, 2016 8:27 AM

The Chicago White Sox are five games under .500 deep in a season in which they were expected to contend.

Rick Hahn is strongly denying that there is any discord within the team's front office. He insisted that upper management "are of a similar mindset as to how best to proceed."

"We've had a number of conversations, both [president Kenny Williams] and I, as well as Kenny, [owner Jerry Reinsdorf] and I, about the best way to approach the offseason and what we want to accomplish," Hahn said. "And once the offseason rolls around, we will start executing that plan."

Collen Kane/Chicago Tribune

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White Sox Changing Ballpark Name To Guaranteed Rate Field

Aug 25, 2016 7:46 AM

The Chicago White Sox are changing the name of their ballpark from U.S. Cellular Field to Guaranteed Rate Field beginning in November.

The team and the mortgage company announced on Wednesday a 13-year naming rights deal.

"We view this partnership as an opportunity to connect a successful Chicago business with a historic baseball franchise, and we look forward to growing this important relationship over the coming years as millions of fans enjoy White Sox baseball at Guaranteed Rate Field," chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said.

Associated Press

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Todd Frazier Hopes To Remain With White Sox

Aug 15, 2016 7:27 AM

Todd Frazier knows he may not be part of the plan if the Chicago White Sox execute a rebuild, but the 30-year-old hopes to stick around.

"If I was here, shoot man, it would be great. I know what it takes to lead a team," Frazier said. "I've been showing the young guys already the right way and right things to do, whether it's as little as showing up at the ballpark at the right time or waiting to get in an elevator before all the veteran guys.

"It all adds up. It's the learning process, and I don't mind being the bad guy. I don't mind that at all. Constructive criticism -- you have to learn how to take that. It's been given to me all the time.

"I was taught the right way," he added. "If it's constructive, learn from it. Don't get your feelings hurt, because that's just somebody who cares for you. These guys understand that I care for all of them. If that's the way [GM Rick Hahn's] going, and I'm still here, I'll take that with open arms."

Frazier is arbitration eligible in 2017 before he'll potentially enter free agency one year later.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Tried To Acquire Chris Sale, Jose Quintana Before Deadline

Aug 3, 2016 3:52 PM

The Texas Rangers acquired Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, but they talked about making even bigger deals.

Jon Daniels engaged in talks with the Tampa Bay Rays about their pitchers and discussed Chris Sale and Jose Quintana with the Chicago White Sox.

"I don't think they were being difficult," Daniels said of his potential trading partners. "I thought they had great pitchers in a market in which no pitching was available. They were understandably asking for a lot, especially for guys with 3, 4, and 5 years of control. They may get as much in a year or two as they would have gotten today."

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals Acquire Zack Duke From White Sox

Jul 31, 2016 2:19 PM

The Cardinals bolstered their bullpen for the pennant chase, acquiring left-hander Zach Duke from the White Sox for a minor league outfielder.

Duke has appeared in an AL-leading 53 games this season and is 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA. The 33-year-old has 42 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings.

The White Sox get 23-year-old outfielder Charlie Tilson, who's batting .282 with four homers, 34 RBIs and 15 stolen bases at Triple-A Memphis.

ESPN.com

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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White Sox Open To Trading James Shields
Chicago acquired James Shields from the Padres earlier this summer.

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Dodgers Would Deal Julio Urias For Chris Sale
If the White Sox decide to trade Chris Sale, the Dodgers would be willing to include top prospect Julio Urias in a trade package, according to a report.

MLB

Chris Sale Apologizes To Fans, White Sox Teammates
Chris Sale has apologized after he was given a five-game suspension stemming from a dispute over the White Sox's throwback uniforms Saturday, saying winning was at the center of his actions.

ESPN

White Sox Suspend Chris Sale Five Days Over Uniform Dispute
Chris Sale expressed displeasure over having to wear the White Sox's 1976 navy, collared throwbacks, and the matter escalated from there.

ESPN.com

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza became a piece of baseball history on Sunday at Cooperstown.

ESPN.com

White Sox Open To Rebuild, Not Interested In Rentals
The White Sox are not interested in short-term rentals players and are open to the idea of a rebuild, according to Rick Hahn.

Associated Press

White Sox May Consider Selling At Deadline
The White Sox haven't decided how to approach the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, but they are at least considering a seller's approach.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Chris Sale, Johnny Cueto To Start All-Star Game
The starting pitchers for the 2016 All-Star Game have been announced.

Associated Press

Quintana Replaces Salazar On AL All-Star Roster
Jose Quintana is 7-8 with a 3.21 ERA, sixth in the AL at the start of Sunday.

ESPN.com

Frazier, Trumbo Headline HR Derby Contestants
The 2016 Home Run Derby will take place Monday at San Diego's Petco Park,

ESPN.com

Chris Sale Doesn't Want White Sox To Trade Him
Chris Sale is accustomed to trade rumors, but this time around he's adamant about not wanting to leave the White Sox.

Evan Drellich/Boston Herald

White Sox DFA Jimmy Rollins, Promote Tim Anderson
The White Sox have designated Jimmy Rollins for assignment and promoted Tim Anderson from the Minor Leagues.

ESPN

White Sox Cut Mat Latos, Sign Justin Morneau
The White Sox shuffled their roster on Thursday by signing Justin Morneau and designating Mat Latos for assignment.

Associated Press

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

White Sox Prepared To Make More Roster Upgrades
James Shields is owed $58 million over the next three seasons, but the Padres are picking up $27 million of that.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

White Sox Acquire James Shields From Padres
James Shields is expected to add depth and experience to the White Sox rotation.

ESPN.com

Chris Sale Defends Robin Ventura
The White Sox are currently in third place in the AL Central Division.

ESPN.com

Chris Sale First Pitcher Since 2008 To Start 9-0
Chris Sale pitched a complete game four-hitter on Thursday night to become the first Major League pitcher since 2008 to win his first nine starts.

Associated Press

White Sox Exploring Early Trade Market
The White Sox are ready to upgrade their Major League roster early if the opportunity presents itself.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

White Sox 'Leave No Stone Unturned' In Hopes Of Improving Roster
The White Sox were one of the finalists to sign Tim Lincecum, who ultimately joined the Angels.

CBS Chicago