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Sale Third Pitcher To Allow One Or Fewer Hits, Strike Out 15 In 2015

Aug 17, 2015 6:57 AM

Chris Sale had an impressive outing against the red-hot Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Sale struck out 15 batters in seven innings of one-hit ball. He is just the third pitcher this season to strike out at least 15 and allow one hit or fewer, joining Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer.

The left-hander also reached the 200-strikeout mark for the third straight season, the first Chicago White Sox pitcher to have three straight such seasons since Hall of Famer Ed Walsh from 1910 to 1912.

Sale had a dominant slider, one he threw for strikes 18 times out of 29 pitches. Cubs hitters swung at 10 of them and missed on eight. The other two swings both resulted in foul balls.

ESPN Stats & Info

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Stats

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David Robertson Calls Mike Scioscia 'Bush League'

Aug 13, 2015 7:22 AM

David Robertson called Mike Scioscia "bush league" for his handling of a replay review during Wednesday night's game between the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels.

With the White Sox leading 2-1, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar struck out to lead off the ninth against Robertson. The ball was in the dirt, so White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers reached out to tag Aybar on the leg, with plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth making an out signal.

Abyar kept on running to first base, though, with Flowers not making a throw after Culbreth made his out call.

Scioscia argued, ultimately challenging the ruling via replay. Robin Ventura questioned why there should even be a replay since an out signal was made.

Umpires reviewed the play and upheld their original call that Aybar was tagged out by Flowers. Scioscia, though, came back out to the home plate area to get an explanation. By rule, managers are not allowed to argue a replay decision, but Culbreth gave Scioscia the courtesy of explaining the decision.

"I felt that Scioscia was very bush league, coming out there and standing in front of home plate after the play had already been reviewed," Robertson said. "I felt like once it has been reviewed, it has been reviewed on film and he's called out, there's no reason for you to come back out and argue the call. I guess that's just the way he is. It kind of changed the whole momentum in the ninth."

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Misc Rumor

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White Sox Looking To Add Pieces For 2015 And Beyond

Aug 11, 2015 2:40 PM

The Chicago White Sox have lost eight of their last 11 games, but they refuse to throw in the towel.

"As we get deeper into August and if things don't improve that is something we'll have to take seriously but at this point we're still having the same approach of looking for long term fits that could help this year and beyond," Rich Hahn told the Chicago Sun-Times.

The White Sox are 14.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. They sit 6.5 games back of the Los Angeles Angels for the second Wild Card berth.

Daryl Van Schouwen/Chicago Sun-Times

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox Sign John Maryberry, Jr.

Aug 7, 2015 4:41 PM

The Chicago White Sox have signed John Mayberry, Jr. to a Minor League contract.

The New York Mets released Mayberry, Jr. after acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson via trade last month.

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Mark Buehrle Has 'Special Feeling' About Blue Jays

Aug 7, 2015 6:50 AM

Mark Buehrle has a "special feeling" about the Toronto Blue Jays as the postseason nears.

He ended up in the World Series with the Chicago White Sox the last time he felt this way.

"There's just a different feeling," Buehrle said of the Blue Jays, who added Troy Tulowitzki and David Price at the trade deadline. "I felt the same way in '05 when [the White Sox] won the World Series."

Buehrle earned his 30th career win against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night as Toronto completed a four-game sweep.

Associated Press

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

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Pitching Coach Will Influence Where Samardzija Signs

Aug 4, 2015 5:49 AM

Unless he agrees to an extension with the Chicago White Sox, Jeff Samardzija will become a free agent at season's end.

Samardzija says that among many factors, the pitching coach he’d be working with will definitely influence his decision.

"That plays into it, for sure," Samardzija said. "When you're making a decision to go somewhere, you're looking at everything, and coaches are part of it. You want to be with someone you're comfortable with and respect. When they get on you, you want to know it came from a good place."

The right-hander considers himself "a pretty low-maintenance guy” and prefers pitching coaches who are hands-on only when needed. He cited Chris Bosio and Curt Young as previous mentors who were "big stand-and-watch guys," who "mostly talked about how to approach hitters."

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox Promote Nick Hostetler To Scouting Director

Aug 4, 2015 5:36 AM

The Chicago White Sox have promoted Nick Hostetler to scouting director.

Hostetler's predecessor, Doug Laumann, is moving into a new role as senior adviser to scouting operations.

The 37-year-old Hostetler has been a scout since 2001, first as an area scout with the White Sox, then with the Atlanta Braves for three years before rejoining the White Sox in 2007 as East Coast crosschecker. He became Laumann's assistant director in October 2012.

John Manuel/Baseball America

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White Sox Pursuing Hitter; Looking At Cespedes, Upton

Jul 30, 2015 6:39 PM

The Chicago White Sox are pursuing a hitter ahead of Friday's non-waiver deadline, a reversal in what their approach was expected to be.

Chicago is interested in Yoenis Cespedes of the Detroit Tigers and Justin Upton of the San Diego Padres.

The White Sox are just 2.5 games back in the AL Wild Card race.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox Waiting To Decide On Jeff Samardzija Trade

Jul 28, 2015 7:13 AM

The Chicago White Sox aren't expected to decide whether or not to trade Jeff Samardzija until after their current series plays out.

Chicago defeated the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. They are 12.5 games back in the American League Central, but less than five games out of the Wild Card race. They have three more games against the Red Sox before facing off against the New York Yankees.

Samardzija will become a free agent after the season.

It was reported on Monday that the Toronto Blue Jays had shown the most interest in the right-hander of any club.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays Showing Strongest Interest In Jeff Samardzija

Jul 27, 2015 8:39 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays are showing the strongest interest of any team looking at Jeff Samardzija.

The San Francisco Giants have also recently checked in on Samardzija.

It was reported last week that the Chicago White Sox have become "increasingly willing" to move Samardzija, who is owed $9.8 million this season and will become a free agent this winter.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Discussed Samardzija With White Sox Before Kazmir Deal
Houston ultimately opted to make the deal for Scott Kazmir because they were more comfortable with the Oakland Athletics' asking price.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

White Sox Now Listening To Trade Offers
The White Sox are open to "listening" to trade offers after a series loss to the Royals over the weekend.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Yost, Ventura Agree On One-Inning For Sale
Chris Sale threw 115 pitches through seven innings on Saturday.

Samardzija Doesn't Want White Sox To Trade Him
The White Sox may have already decided to field offers for Jeff Samardzija, but the right-hander hopes the club is given a full season before a final evaluation is made.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

White Sox Won't Dismantle At Trade Deadline
With a few weeks to go before the non-waiver trade deadline, the White Sox aren't expected to dismantle before July 31.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

White Sox GM Denies Conflict With Boss
The White Sox entered play Friday with the worst record in the AL at 34-42.

Astros, Blue Jays Are Front-Runners For Samardzija
The White Sox have disappointed this season and Jeff Samardzija is expected to be discussed in trades this summer.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Ventura On Solid Footing With White Sox
White Sox VP Kenny Williams says Robin Ventura is improving as a manager.

David Robertson Aware White Sox Could Trade Him
David Robertson signed a four-year, $46 million contract with the White Sox this past offseason, but things haven't gone according to plan.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Astros Call Up Top Prospect Carlos Correa
The Astros announced Sunday night that Carlos Correa will join the club in Chicago on Monday.

White Sox GM: 'Still Have High Hopes'
White Sox GM Rick Hahn is willing to add player's and not go into a selling mode.

Blue Jays Targeted Zach Duke This Past Offseason
The Blue Jays tried to sign Zach Duke this past offseason, but the reliever ended up reaching a deal with the White Sox.

Shi Davidi/Sportsnet

White Sox Optimistic They'll Rebound From 'Embarrassing' Start
The White Sox are in last place after a number of offseason additions, but Kenny Williams is optimistic the club will recover.


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