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Clubs Still Expressing Trade Interest In Jose Quintana

Feb 27, 2017 10:30 AM

Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors for much of the offseason and clubs remain interested in the Chicago White Sox left-hander.

The Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees remain interested. The White Sox are focused on getting quality prospects in return, not necessarily quantity.

"As we sit here right now, it's more a function of continuing on the conversations we have had," Rick Hahn said earlier in the week. "We will see if we can build off of those."

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox To Retire Mark Buehrle's No. 56

Feb 23, 2017 4:07 PM

The Chicago White Sox will retire Mark Buehrle's No. 56 this summer.

There has been no official word, but the decision would appear to indicate that Buehrle is retiring.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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White Sox Want Pedro Severino From Nationals In David Robertson Trade

Feb 22, 2017 7:59 AM

The Chicago White Sox would trade David Robertson to the Washington Nationals and maybe even eat some of his salary if they receive Pedro Severino in return, according to a report.

Washington would rather include Derek Norris in a potential deal.

The two clubs were rumored to be close to a deal involving Robertson earlier this month.

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Lucas Giolito: Trade To White Sox Was Like 'Breath Of Fresh Air'

Feb 20, 2017 7:06 AM

Lucas Giolito reacted favorably when the Washington Nationals traded him to the Chicago White Sox this offseason.

"The trade, to be honest with you," Giolito said, "was like an immediate breath of fresh air. I'm still young, and my career is just getting started, but last year I dealt with so much adversity. I moved up and down so many times between the big leagues and Triple-A last year, I never really got a feel. I never really settled in."

Giolito was ranked as one of baseball's top three prospects last year and made his Major League debut on June 28 against the New York Mets. The Nationals promoted and demoted him four times in 2016.

"Every start was like I have to do well or I'm going to get sent down to Triple-A," Giolito says. "The team wanted to win, and if I wasn't going to give them an opportunity to win, then they wouldn't want me there. It made sense.

"The Nationals really wanted a championship, and they still do. That's why I think they made all of the trades they did, to get guys who already are contributing at the big-league level and making an impact.

"I expected to make that impact too. It just didn't happen."

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor

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Andrew Benintendi Thought He'd Be Part Of Trade For Chris Sale

Feb 13, 2017 4:18 PM

When Andrew Benintendi first heard news that the Boston Red Sox would trade for Chris Sale, he worried that he'd be sent packing to the Chicago White Sox.

"My agent texted me. He's like, 'You're either going to go or not in the next two minutes.' I was just like, 'Well, there's not much I can do.' After that two minutes was up, I saw everything on Twitter," Benintendi said. "People were texting me. Obviously, it was a big move for both sides. I'm excited he's on our side and I'm not facing him."

In reality, Benintendi didn't have to worry. Dave Dombrowski had little to no interest in trading his projected starting left fielder.

"Well, we were never planning on it," said Dombrowski. "That was not a goal of ours to trade him. We like him a lot. I know we've traded a lot of good, young players, but I think it's important to break young players in. He's going to be one of the young players to break in the door. We'll have some other young guys breaking in on a year-in, year-out basis. But our goal was that he really was our left fielder. We never came close to trading him."

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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Nationals Were Close To Acquiring David Robertson From White Sox

Feb 13, 2017 8:45 AM

The Washington Nationals were closing in on a trade with the Chicago White Sox that would have landed them David Robertson last week, according to a report.

However, a Nationals official now says the two sides are in a stalemate and no deal is imminent.

The exact reason for the impasse isn't known, but it has been reported that the Nationals didn't want to absorb the $25 million remaining on Robertson's contract or give up quality prospects.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Washington Nationals, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Have 'Increased Pursuit' Of Trade For Jose Quintana

Feb 2, 2017 7:42 AM

The Texas Rangers have "suddenly increased their pursuit" of a trade with the Chicago White Sox for Jose Quintana, according to a report.

It remains unclear if the Rangers will ultimately be able to pull off a deal for the left-hander.

Quintana, 28, logged 208 innings as an All-Star last season with a 3.20 ERA, 181 strikeouts and 1.163 WHIP.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees Wouldn't Give Up Gary Sanchez In Trade For Chris Sale

Jan 23, 2017 7:39 AM

Brian Cashman knew the Chicago White Sox wanted a lot in a trade for Chris Sale and the New York Yankees weren't willing to part with potential superstar Gary Sanchez.

Sanchez hit 20 home runs in 53 games after being promoted on Aug. 3

The Boston Red Sox eventually gave up Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz for Sale on Dec. 6.

"You saw what the White Sox got for Sale," Cashman said.

"I try to play in my mind what the equivalency would be with the Yankees," the general manager said. "Is Moncada the Gary Sanchez? You'd have to give up a Gary Sanchez-type. Would it be the equivalent of Moncada?

"And then you have to play around with the next (piece). Is it (a touted pitching prospect such as James) Kaprielian or Chance Adams or Justus Sheffield? It would probably be (Luis) Severino right now. So those are the two primers just to get the ball rolling with the other two players yet to be named to try to match up for Sale."

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Tags: New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox Prospect Michael Kopech Hits 110 MPH On Radar Gun

Jan 18, 2017 8:35 AM

Michael Kopech, who the Chicago White Sox acquired from the Boston Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade, hit 110 mph during his first maximum velocity workout on the year.

Kopech wasn't throwing off a mound during the workout, but he normally sits at 96-98 mph and can easily hit triple digits.

The Red Sox drafted Kopech 33rd overall in the 2014 amateur draft.

Michael Clair/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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Teams Increasing Trade Offers For Jose Quintana

Jan 16, 2017 7:18 AM

Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors since the early part of November and recently opposing clubs have been sweetening their trade offers for the Chicago White Sox right-hander.

The White Sox aren't placing a deadline on trade talks, but a deal could get done soon, according to sources.

The Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates have most often been linked to Quintana.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox To Sign Geovany Soto
Geovany Soto, who will turn 34 later this month, has previously played for both the White Sox and Cubs.

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White Sox Holding Jose Quintana Trade Talks Daily
The Astros, Pirates and Yankees have all been involved in talks.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Jose Abreu Drawing More Trade Interest Than Todd Frazier
Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier are drawing trade interest this offseason and the White Sox have received more calls about Abreu than Frazier.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tigers Bring Back Alex Avila, Agreeing To One-Year Deal
Alex Avila played in 57 games for the White Sox this year, hitting .213 with seven homers and 11 RBIs.

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Pirates In Mix To Trade For Jose Quintana
The Pirates have "worked hard" to complete a trade with the White Sox for Jose Quintana, according to a report.

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Yankees Remain Interested In Trade For Jose Quintana
The Yankees haven't yet added to their starting rotation, but they remain interested in a trade for Jose Quintana.

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White Sox, Jose Abreu Agree On One-Year, $10.825M Deal
The White Sox have avoided salary arbitration with first baseman Jose Abreu.

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White Sox, Derek Holland Agree Upon One-Year Deal
The White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with Derek Holland.

ESPN

Nats Send Three Pitching Prospects To White Sox For Adam Eaton
The Nationals have sent pitchers Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning to the White Sox.

ESPN.com

Nationals Aren't Looking For Starter After Missing Out On Chris Sale
Chris Sale was the only starting pitcher the Nationals were interested in and they won't pursue any other rotation options, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nationals Now Targeting Jose Quintana From White Sox
After missing out on Chris Sale, the Nationals are now interested in acquiring Jose Quintana from the White Sox.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Red Sox Acquire Chris Sale From White Sox
Chicago will receive Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech and two other prospects from the Red Sox for Chris Sale.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nationals, White Sox Deep In Talks On Chris Sale Trade
Negotiations currently have the Nationals sending Lucas Giolito, Victor Robles and a low-level minor leaguer to the White Sox for Chris Sale.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Nationals, White Sox Meeting To Discuss Chris Sale
The Nationals have increased their efforts to acquire Chris Sale and were scheduled to meet with the White Sox to discuss the ace on Monday, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Nationals Seeking Trades For Both Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale
The Braves are believed to be Washington's main competition for Chris Sale.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Braves Continue To Pursue Trade For Chris Sale
The Braves have also inquired about Chris Archer and Sonny Gray, but their focus is on Chris Sale, according to a source.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Braves Interested In Trading For Chris Sale
If the White Sox do trade him, they'll likely want a prospect-rich package, which the Braves could provide.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Jose Abreu Opts Out To Become Arbitration-Eligible
Jose Abreu, 29, agreed to a six-year, $68 million deal prior to the 2014 season and had three years at $34 million left on the deal.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Nationals Inquire With White Sox About Chris Sale
Chris Sale has three years and $37.5 million remaining on his contract.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Chris Sale's Past Issues With White Sox Won't Play Role In Future
The White Sox's decision to trade Chris Sale or keep him won't be affected by any lingering animosity from past confrontations with the pitcher.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN