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Nationals 'Aggressively' Pursued Bullpen Help This Offseason

Apr 21, 2017 8:58 AM

The Washington Nationals are dealing with bullpen issues, but they made an attempt to proactively fix the issues this past offseason.

Washington pursued Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon in free agency and David Robertson via trade "very aggressively," according to one team official.

The Nationals didn't finalize any deals because the asking prices "got beyond the threshold of our tolerance."

Joel Sherman/New York Post

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

Mike Pelfrey Agrees To Minors Deal With White Sox

Apr 5, 2017 4:44 PM

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a Minor League deal with Mike Pelfrey.

The club will send Pelfrey, 33, to Triple-A Charlotte.

Pelfrey was released by the Detroit Tigers last week.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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

White Sox Confident They Can Contend Despite Trading Stars

Apr 5, 2017 7:06 AM

Despite trading Adam Eaton and Chris Sale, the Chicago White Sox believe they can compete right now.

That could potentially force the front office into an odd position as they attempt a rebuild.

"Our goal is to remain focused on the long term and building something sustainable," Rick Hahn said. "If this team puts itself in a position to contend this year, we aren't going to proactively hinder their ability to contend if we feel it's real and sustainable and that the performance level and health and depth of the roster indicates that it could conceivably take the club into October.

"At the same time, that also entails being honest with ourselves about where we're at and as objectively as we can, evaluating our chances and what's best for the franchise in the long term."

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

White Sox Won't Have Carlos Rodon For Five To Six Weeks

Apr 4, 2017 7:32 AM

Carlos Rodon is currently on a throwing program and could be back with the Chicago White Sox within five to six weeks.

Rodon opened the season on the disabled list with bursitis in his left biceps.

In his second season, Rodon posted a 4.04 ERA, 1.394 WHIP, 4.01 FIP and 168 strikeouts in 165 innings in 2016.

Scot Gregor/Daily Herald

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

Cardinals Could Be Sleeper For Jose Quintana

Mar 31, 2017 8:02 AM

Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors for nearly a year, but the belief is now that he'll remain with the Chicago White Sox until closer to the mid-season deadline.

The Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates have long been the perceived favorites for the left-hander, but the St. Louis Cardinals have quietly been showing interest in a deal.

St. Louis has the combination of young players and prospects to make a trade for Quintana work.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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

White Sox Trade Peter Bourjos To Rays

Mar 28, 2017 8:06 AM

The Chicago White Sox have traded Peter Bourjos to the Tampa Bay Rays, according to multiple reports.

The deal opens up a spot for prospect Jacob May on Chicago's Major League roster.

The reports have cash considerations heading to the White Sox.

Scott Merkin & Matt Kelly/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Carlos Rodon Likely To Begin Season On DL

Mar 25, 2017 1:19 AM

The White Sox scratched Carlos Rodon from his spring start Friday due to left biceps tightness, and general manager Rick Hahn said the left-hander likely would begin the season on the disabled list.

Rodon also had an MRI that showed no structural damage. He will get a second opinion next week.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

Astros, Braves, Pirates Interested In Jose Quintana

Mar 22, 2017 8:13 AM

Jose Quintana continues to be mentioned in trade rumors as Opening Day approaches.

The Chicago White Sox are committed to rebuilding, but will only move Quintana for the right package.

The Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to the left-hander as of late.

Quintana is owed $15.85 million in total over the next two seasons and two more club options at $10.5 million apiece that add up to four years at $36.85 million.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

White Sox, Tim Anderson Agree Upon $25.5M Extension

Mar 22, 2017 7:54 AM

Tim Anderson has agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million contract extension with the Chicago White Sox.

Anderson will receive $850,000 in 2017, $1 million in 2018, $1.4 million in 2019, $4 million in 2020, $7.25 million in 2021 and $9.5 million in 2022.

The deal also includes team options for 2023 ($12.5 million) and 2024 ($14 million) with a $1 million buyout.

The contract sets a new record for a major leaguer with less than one year of service time.

Anderson would have been a free agent after the 2022 season prior to the deal.


Tags: Chicago White Sox, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

White Sox Continue To Scout Yankees For Potential Jose Quintana Trade

Mar 13, 2017 7:54 AM

The Chicago White Sox continue to scout members of the New York Yankees farm system for a potential trade.

New York has been linked to Chicago's Jose Quintana for a majority of the offseason.

The Yankees have some organizational depth at both first base and shortstop.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

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

White Sox Honor Brett Lawrie's Request For Release
Brett Lawrie was due $3.5 million in 2017.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Jose Abreu Admits He Ate Fake Passport On Way To United States
Jose Abreu told a Miami federal jury on Wednesday that he ate a chunk of a fake passport while flying to the U.S. to cover up his illegal travel as part of a Cuban ballplayer smuggling operation.

Associated Press

Clubs Still Expressing Trade Interest In Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors for much of the offseason and clubs remain interested in the White Sox left-hander.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

White Sox To Retire Mark Buehrle's No. 56
There has been no official word, but the decision would appear to indicate that Mark Buehrle is retiring.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

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

Phil Rogers/MLB

Lucas Giolito: Trade To White Sox Was Like 'Breath Of Fresh Air'
Lucas Giolito reacted favorably when the Nationals traded him to the White Sox this offseason.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Andrew Benintendi Thought He'd Be Part Of Trade For Chris Sale
When Andrew Benintendi first heard news that the Red Sox would trade for Chris Sale, he worried that he'd be sent packing to the White Sox.

Ian Browne/MLB

Nationals Were Close To Acquiring David Robertson From White Sox
However, a Nationals official now says the two sides are in a stalemate and no deal is imminent.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Rangers Have 'Increased Pursuit' Of Trade For Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana logged 208 innings as an All-Star last season with a 3.20 ERA, 181 strikeouts and 1.163 WHIP.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Yankees Wouldn't Give Up Gary Sanchez In Trade For Chris Sale
Brian Cashman knew the White Sox wanted a lot in a trade for Chris Sale and the Yankees weren't willing to part with potential superstar Gary Sanchez.

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White Sox Prospect Michael Kopech Hits 110 MPH On Radar Gun
Michael Kopech, who the White Sox acquired from the Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade, hit 110 mph during his first maximum velocity workout on the year.

Michael Clair/MLB

Teams Increasing Trade Offers For Jose Quintana
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 right-hander.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

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.

Bruce Levine/670 The Score

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.

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.

Adam Berry/MLB

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.

Jon Morosi/MLB

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

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