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White Sox Seek Left-Handed Outfield Bat

Feb 3, 2016 4:18 PM

The Chicago White Sox are looking to add a left-handed hitting outfielder, according to a report.

Chicago has been linked to Dexter Fowler, but the switch-hitter is more productive from the right side.

A trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers for Andre Ethier has been mentioned as a possibility.

Phil Rogers/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox Exploring Trade For Andre Ethier

Feb 2, 2016 7:21 AM

The Chicago White Sox are exploring a trade for Andre Ethier, but it's unclear if they'll find a match with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ethier posted a 2.7 WAR last season, which would have ranked fourth-highest on Chicago's roster.

He is signed through 2017 with a vesting option for 2018.

Phil Rogers/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Frank Thomas Returns To White Sox As Special Consultant

Feb 1, 2016 8:06 AM

Frank Thomas is returning to the Chicago White Sox as a special consultant to business operations.

Thomas will work closely with vice president of sales and marketing, Brooks Boyer.

He had previously left his ambassador role in the White Sox when he became a national television analyst for Fox and Fox Sports 1. Thomas will continue to work with Fox, but realized he had the time and passion to rejoin the organization.

"I'm really happy to be back here and to come back with a role to the team that, a place that I spent my entire life it seems like, and to be a help anywhere I possibly can," Thomas said. "It's a good role for me because I'm back and forth still with the TV stuff. So when I'm not in L.A., I'll be here at the ballpark helping out and doing things.

"I'm happy to be back with the team. I always want to be around this team. You guys knew that and I never wanted to leave this place. So many memories, so many years. Just come back now and watch what's going on, my ex-roommate is the manager. It's a good thing."

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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Cubs, White Sox Continue To Monitor Dexter Fowler

Jan 28, 2016 9:29 AM

Dexter Fowler is still a free agent as spring training fast approaches.

Fowler, who will turn 30 in March, had one of his best seasons in 2015.

He will most likely have to settle for a one- or two-year deal and the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox continue to keep tabs on him.

"The Cubs are still the most likely landing spot for Fowler," a baseball executive said. "He should have taken the Cubs' qualifying offer and moved into the free agent class of 2017."

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

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

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Alexei Ramirez Will Earn $3M With Padres

Jan 22, 2016 3:51 PM

The one-year deal Alexei Ramirez reached with the San Diego Padres is worth $3 million.

The deal includes a mutual option worth $4 million with a $1 million buyout.

Ramirez had played his entire career with the Chicago White Sox.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Yoenis Cespedes May Be Close To New Deal

Jan 17, 2016 1:55 PM

Yoenis Cespedes' search for a team is "intensifying," according to ESPN's Jim Bowden, who reported the process could conclude within a few days. As many as 10 teams remain in "active contact" with Cespedes' camp, Bowden reported.

The Mets, Braves and White Sox all are known to have interest in Cespedes, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, with the Tigers and Angels among the other clubs with a clear need for an outfielder with power.

MLB.com

Tags: New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mark Buehrle Isn't Planning On Pitching In 2016

Jan 7, 2016 7:25 AM

Mark Buehrle isn't ready to announce his retirement, but he currently isn't planning on pitching in 2016, according to a report.

The 37-year-old has been linked to retirement, but he told reporters in October that he hadn't yet made a decision.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

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

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2016 Hall Of Fame Class To Be Announced This Week

Jan 4, 2016 1:04 AM

The announcement of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 will be made by Hall president Jeff Idelson on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET in a simulcast on MLB Network and MLB.com.

MLB.com

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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White Sox Haven't Closed Door On Re-Signing Alexei Ramirez

Dec 30, 2015 8:34 AM

The Chicago White Sox have added a pair of infielders this offseason, but they haven't closed the door on re-signing Alexei Ramirez.

Ramirez, 34, is still a free agent. The belief is that the White Sox will use the rest of their budget on an outfielder.

If the season started today, Tyler Saladino would be the starting shortstop, according to Rick Hahn. That could change if they opt to bring back Ramirez.

Bruce Levine/670 The Score

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

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Orioles, White Sox Emerging As Leaders For Cespedes

Dec 29, 2015 4:20 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox have emerged as the leaders to sign Yoenis Cespedes, according to a report.

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels are also reportedly in the mix and the Texas Rangers are monitoring the situation.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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White Sox Active In Outfield Market
Alex Gordon and Yoenis Cespedes are among the options for Chicago.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

White Sox Have Interest In Alex Gordon
Chicago is high on Alex Gordon because he's familiar with the American League Central, offers left-handed hitting, and solid defense.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nate Jones Agrees To $8M Extension With White Sox
The value of the reliever's deal could escalate to $26.3 million over six years if certain parameters are met.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

White Sox Acquire Todd Frazier In Three-Team Trade With Reds, Dodgers
Todd Frazier is set to earn $7.5 million in 2016 and can be controlled via the arbitration process for the 2017 season.

Steve Adams/MLBTradeRumors

Reds 'Heavily' Shopping Todd Frazier
The most extensive interest in Frazier is coming from the American League Central, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

A's Get Prospects From White Sox For Brett Lawrie
The White Sox have acquired Brett Lawrie from the Athletics in exchange for minor league pitchers Zachary Erwin and J.B. Wendelken.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

White Sox, A's Nearing Brett Lawrie Trade
Oakland would receive a pair of Minor League players in return.

Scott Merkin/MLB

White Sox Shopping Adam LaRoche
Chicago is hoping to move some or all of the $13 million owed to Adam LaRoche, 36, in 2016 in order to free up payroll space to pursue a big bat.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Indians, Tigers, White Sox Interested In Trading For Brett Lawrie
The Indians, Tigers and White Sox are interested in trading for Brett Lawrie, who has been mentioned in trade rumors since the Athletics re-acquired Jed Lowrie.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

White Sox, Dioner Navarro Agree To Deal
Dioner Navarro is expected to serve as the backup to Alex Avila, who they signed to a $2.5 million deal earlier this offseason.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Report: Samardzija Has $100M Offer On Table
The length of the offer hasn't been reported, but the value of the contract is surprising to some after Jeff Samardzija's disappointing 2015 season.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Alex Avila Signs Deal With White Sox
The White Sox have signed Alex Avila to a one-year contract.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Cubs Keeping Tabs On Jeff Samardzija
Jeff Samardzija and Theo Epstein were "hanging together" on Wednesday night, according to a report.

Phil Rogers/MLB

White Sox Hire Rick Renteria As Bench Coach
The club also announced that Greg Sparks will be the new assistant hitting coach.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

White Sox Haven't Ruled Out Re-Signing Alexei Ramirez
The White Sox declined Alexei Ramirez's $10 million option last week, but they haven't ruled out re-signing the infielder.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Alex Gordon Likely To Opt For Free Agency
The Cubs, White Sox, Orioles and Astros are among teams rumored to have interest in Alex Gordon.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mets Expected To Be Players For Ian Desmond
The Mariners, Padres, White Sox and Twins could also be in the running to sign the shortstop.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Samardzija Has No Plans To Re-Sign With White Sox
The White Sox will offer Jeff Samardzija a qualifying offer, but he has no intention of re-signing with the club.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

White Sox To Retain Robin Ventura As Manager
Robin Ventura and the White Sox had another disappointing season.

Brian Sandalow/Associated Press

Jose Abreu Wants To Improve English, Leadership Role
Jose Abreu wants to extend his leadership abilities with the White Sox even further and will make an attempt to learn English this winter.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

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