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MLB Disciplines Seven Players For Royals-White Sox Incident

Apr 25, 2015 12:34 PM

Seven players have received discipline for their roles in the on-field incident in the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday’s game between the Royals and the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Major League Baseball announced today.  Joe Garagiola, Jr., MLB’s Senior VP of Standards & On-Field Operations, made the announcement.

          The following players have been disciplined for their actions leading up to and/or during the incident:

·         Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has received a seven-game suspension;

·         Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has received a five-game suspension;

·         Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has received a two-game suspension;

·         Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera has received a two-game suspension;

·         White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has received a five-game suspension;

·         White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija has received a five-game suspension.

All six players also received an undisclosed fine in addition to a suspension.  In addition, White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has received an undisclosed fine.

Unless appealed, all suspensions are scheduled to be effective on Sunday, when the Clubs are to continue their series in Chicago.  If any player elects to appeal, then his suspension will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

Press Release

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

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Rodon Bringing Plus-Slider To White Sox

Apr 20, 2015 5:08 PM

The Chicago White Sox have promoted Carlos Rodon, who will make his Major League debut as some point this week.

Rodon was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011, but opted to attend N.C. State. The White Sox drafted the left-hander third overall last June.

Chicago sent him to Triple-A Charlotte to begin this season. He struck out nine batters over six innings in his first start.

Scouts have compared Rodon to David Price. He figures to have success with a plus-slider.

Mike Bertha/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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White Sox To Add Carlos Rodon To Pitching Staff

Apr 19, 2015 7:02 PM

The White Sox will add a major reinforcement to their pitching staff when they open a home-stand Monday, as Carlos Rodon will join the big league roster.

A major league source confirmed Sunday that Rodon will join the White Sox for the first time and will begin his tenure with the club pitching out of the bullpen.

Rodon, the top pitching prospect in the White Sox system, is headed for the rotation in the long term, but will get his feet wet by pitching in relief.

ESPN.com

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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White Sox Need Starter Sunday, But It Won't Be Rodon

Apr 16, 2015 7:23 AM

The Chicago White Sox still haven't named a starter for Sunday afternoon's game, but it won't be prospect Carlos Rodon.

Robin Ventura said Wednesday that the starter would come from Chicago's active roster, which means Jose Quintana or Hector Noesi will get the start.

In one Minor League start this season Rodon, 22, allowed one run on two hits in five innings of work. He struck out nine batters and walked just two.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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White Sox Claim Kyle Drabek

Mar 27, 2015 4:40 PM

The Chicago White Sox have claimed Kyle Drabek off waivers.

Drabek, 27, was once regarded as one of baseball's top 30 prospects by both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus.

Despite struggles on the mound and with staying healthy, Drabek has been effective the last two Minor League seasons and has enjoyed a strong Spring Training.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B

Mar 26, 2015 10:02 AM

The average Major League Baseball team is worth $1.2 billion, according to Forbes.

The valuation represents a 48 percent increase from last year.

The reason for the growth is the national television deal, which the magazine notes will deliver an average of $52 million per team per year through the 2021 season.

The New York Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark. The Dallas Cowboys were estimated to be worth $3.2 billion by Forbes last August.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

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Samardzija To Start Opener For White Sox

Mar 26, 2015 9:56 AM

The Chicago White Sox have named Jeff Samardzija their Opening Day starter.

"I know it's a surprise," Robin Ventura said sarcastically. "I wasn't going to pull out a name you hadn't heard before. Now that would have been news."

The right-hander, acquired from the Oakland Athletics in a December trade, will replace Chris Sale, who has been scratched from the honor because of a fractured bone in his right foot.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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White Sox Sign Eaton To Five-Year Extension

Mar 20, 2015 9:54 PM

The White Sox locked up another young core player, signing center fielder Adam Eaton on Friday to a five-year, $23.5 million contract extension.

The deal takes the team's leadoff hitter through the 2019 season, with the White Sox holding options for both 2020 and '21.

ESPN.com

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Sale Won't Pitch Opener For White Sox

Mar 12, 2015 7:37 AM

The Chicago White Sox will play it safe with Chris Sale and opt not to start him on Opening Day.

Sale fractured a bone in his right foot at the start of spring training.

According to Rick Hahn, Sale was unloading items off his truck at his spring training residence when he suffered the injury on Feb. 27.

The left-hander is supposed to be out of action for three weeks, possibly returning to on-field activities on or around March 21.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

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The Braves ultimately traded Jason Heyward to the Cardinals.

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