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Chris Getz To Oversee White Sox Player Development

Oct 17, 2016 7:55 AM

The Chicago White Sox will replace Nick Capra with Chris Getz as director of player development, according to a Major League source.

Capra was named the team's third-base coach for the 2017 season, but the Getz hiring hasn't been officially announced.

Getz, 33, was taken by the White Sox in the fourth round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of the University of Michigan.

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White Sox Hire Rick Renteria As Manager

Oct 3, 2016 12:16 PM

The Chicago White Sox have hired Rick Renteria as manager to replace Robin Ventura.

Ventura said Sunday that he would not return to the position next season.

Renteria spent 2016 as bench coach for the White Sox. He also managed the Chicago Cubs in 2014 to a 73-89 record.

"I appreciate this tremendous opportunity to manage the Chicago White Sox," Renteria said in a statement. "It is a great honor as well as a great responsibility. Over the past season as Robin Ventura's bench coach, I have gotten to know the players and staff very well, and I look forward to helping us achieve our goals together."


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Robin Ventura Won't Return As White Sox Manager

Oct 2, 2016 7:30 PM

Robin Ventura announced Sunday he will not return as manager of the White Sox next season.

Speaking after Chicago's season-ending 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Ventura said it was "a personal decision." He was in the last year of his contract.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that bench coach and former Cubs manager Rick Renteria will likely take over, but the team did not immediately announce a replacement. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is scheduled to address reporters Monday.

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Report: Robin Ventura Not Expected To Return To White Sox

Oct 2, 2016 2:27 AM

The Chicago White Sox are not expected to retain Robin Ventura as manager and will replace him with bench coach Rick Renteria, according to multiple reports.

The Chicago Sun-Times was first to report news of the White Sox's intended move.

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Jose Abreu: Royals Have More 'Desire' Than White Sox

Sep 20, 2016 4:19 PM

Jose Abreu believes he knows the difference between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals and it's not about talent.

Abreu says the difference between the two American League Central clubs is "desire."

The slugger took responsibility for that assessment, saying that he needed to improve his on-field approach and help lead the team in that regard.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

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Chris Sale Reiterates He'd Prefer To Remain With White Sox

Sep 14, 2016 6:28 AM

The Chicago White Sox are expected to at least listen to offers for Chris Sale this offseason, but the left-hander's preference would be to remain with the club.

"I don't worry about that stuff," he said. "That will shake out on its own. I wear this uniform with a lot of pride. I hope I can continue to do that."

The Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers all made a push to acquire Sale before the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

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White Sox Will Listen On Chris Sale, But Trade Odds 'Slim'

Sep 12, 2016 7:09 AM

The Chicago White Sox will listen to trade offers for Chris Sale this winter, but a trade may be unlikely.

"The odds of getting what we feel we need to get are slim," a team source said. "That's why I think Chris will be with us in 2017."

Sale, 27, is 15-8 with a 3.03 ERA, 3.42 FIP and 205 strikeouts in 201.2 innings this season.

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James Shields Vows To Pitch Through Back Pain

Sep 7, 2016 7:19 AM

James Shields is both struggling and dealing with back pain, but has vowed to remain in the rotation with the Chicago White Sox.

A day after Robin Ventura suggested Shields could be shut down, the veteran said a doctor's visit produced good news.

"Knock on wood, I haven't missed a start my whole career and I don't really plan on it, either," Shields said. "It's one of those things where I'm pretty sure I'll be out there on Saturday."

Besides a six-start stretch in July when he had 1.71 ERA, Shields has been hit hard. He's 3-10 with a 7.50 ERA in 17 starts with Chicago.

"It's been a crazy year, man," Shields said. "A lot of things going on. Obviously I got traded. Things that happened in San Diego that weren't under my control. Come in here to a new team, probably out of the gates tried to do too much, then settled in and then didn't do too well."

Associated Press

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Jays Send Prospect To White Sox For Dioner Navarro

Aug 27, 2016 12:28 AM

The Blue Jays have added depth at catcher for the stretch run by re-acquiring veteran switch-hitter Dioner Navarro from the White Sox.

The Blue Jays sent minor league left-hander Colton Turner to Chicago in Friday's waiver deal. Navarro is likely to be the backup in Toronto behind Russell Martin.

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Rick Hahn Disputes Reports Of Discord In White Sox's Front Office

Aug 26, 2016 8:27 AM

The Chicago White Sox are five games under .500 deep in a season in which they were expected to contend.

Rick Hahn is strongly denying that there is any discord within the team's front office. He insisted that upper management "are of a similar mindset as to how best to proceed."

"We've had a number of conversations, both [president Kenny Williams] and I, as well as Kenny, [owner Jerry Reinsdorf] and I, about the best way to approach the offseason and what we want to accomplish," Hahn said. "And once the offseason rolls around, we will start executing that plan."

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White Sox Changing Ballpark Name To Guaranteed Rate Field
The White Sox are changing the name of their ballpark from U.S. Cellular Field to Guaranteed Rate Field beginning in November.

Associated Press

Todd Frazier Hopes To Remain With White Sox
Todd Frazier knows he may not be part of the plan if the White Sox execute a rebuild, but the 30-year-old hopes to stick around.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Rangers Tried To Acquire Chris Sale, Jose Quintana Before Deadline
The Rangers acquired Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, but they talked about making even bigger deals.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cardinals Acquire Zack Duke From White Sox
The White Sox receive OF Charlie Tilson who has been batting .282 at Triple-A Memphis.

White Sox Open To Trading James Shields
Chicago acquired James Shields from the Padres earlier this summer.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Dodgers Would Deal Julio Urias For Chris Sale
If the White Sox decide to trade Chris Sale, the Dodgers would be willing to include top prospect Julio Urias in a trade package, according to a report.


Chris Sale Apologizes To Fans, White Sox Teammates
Chris Sale has apologized after he was given a five-game suspension stemming from a dispute over the White Sox's throwback uniforms Saturday, saying winning was at the center of his actions.


White Sox Suspend Chris Sale Five Days Over Uniform Dispute
Chris Sale expressed displeasure over having to wear the White Sox's 1976 navy, collared throwbacks, and the matter escalated from there.

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza became a piece of baseball history on Sunday at Cooperstown.

White Sox Open To Rebuild, Not Interested In Rentals
The White Sox are not interested in short-term rentals players and are open to the idea of a rebuild, according to Rick Hahn.

Associated Press

White Sox May Consider Selling At Deadline
The White Sox haven't decided how to approach the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, but they are at least considering a seller's approach.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Chris Sale, Johnny Cueto To Start All-Star Game
The starting pitchers for the 2016 All-Star Game have been announced.

Associated Press

Quintana Replaces Salazar On AL All-Star Roster
Jose Quintana is 7-8 with a 3.21 ERA, sixth in the AL at the start of Sunday.

Frazier, Trumbo Headline HR Derby Contestants
The 2016 Home Run Derby will take place Monday at San Diego's Petco Park,

Chris Sale Doesn't Want White Sox To Trade Him
Chris Sale is accustomed to trade rumors, but this time around he's adamant about not wanting to leave the White Sox.

Evan Drellich/Boston Herald

White Sox DFA Jimmy Rollins, Promote Tim Anderson
The White Sox have designated Jimmy Rollins for assignment and promoted Tim Anderson from the Minor Leagues.


White Sox Cut Mat Latos, Sign Justin Morneau
The White Sox shuffled their roster on Thursday by signing Justin Morneau and designating Mat Latos for assignment.

Associated Press

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

White Sox Prepared To Make More Roster Upgrades
James Shields is owed $58 million over the next three seasons, but the Padres are picking up $27 million of that.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

White Sox Acquire James Shields From Padres
James Shields is expected to add depth and experience to the White Sox rotation.