Chicago White Sox Wiretap

White Sox Sign Penny, Soto To Minors Deals

Jan 23, 2015 8:29 AM

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to Minor League contracts with Brad Penny and Geovany Soto.

Soto appeared in just 24 games with the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics last season.

Penny was 2-1 with a 6.58 ERA in four starts and eight appearances with the Miami Marlins last season.

Associated Press

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

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Jeff Samardzija Will Earn $9.8M In 2015

Jan 16, 2015 4:06 PM

The Chicago White Sox have avoided arbitration with Jeff Samardzija by agreeing to a one-year, $9.8 million contract.

Chicago acquired Samardzija in a trade with the Oakland Athletics earlier this offseason.

This is Samardzija's final run through arbitration.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

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

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White Sox To Retire Konerko's No. 14

Jan 15, 2015 3:43 PM

The Chicago White Sox will honor Paul Konerko by retiring his No. 14 on May 23.

A statue of Konerko has already been placed on the outfield concourse in Chicago.

The first 20,000 fans in attendance for the May 23 game against the Minnesot Twins will receive a replica Konerko statue.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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Abreu Eyes Playoff Berth For White Sox

Jan 9, 2015 8:41 AM

Jose Abreu has been paying close attention to what the Chicago White Sox have been doing this offseason.

The White Sox have added Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, Adam LaRoche and Melky Cabrera.

"I'm preparing for a longer season," Abreu said with the help of his assistant. "I'm not preparing for 162 games. I want playoffs in Chicago.

"Individual accolades won't matter. At the end, we will be remembered for what we accomplished as a team, and as a team, we have business to finish this year and years to come."

Scott Merkin/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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White Sox Agree To $4M Contract With Bonifacio

Jan 5, 2015 4:37 PM

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with Emilio Bonifacio, according to a source.

Bonifacio will make a guaranteed $3 million in 2015. The deal includes a $4 million club option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout.

The 29-year-old is a .262 hitter with 164 stolen bases over eight seasons.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

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White Sox Trying To Move Dayan Viciedo

Jan 2, 2015 4:37 PM

The Chicago White Sox will look to trade Dayan Viciedo.

Chicago could make the move while looking to upgrade their bullpen and bench depth.

Viciedo has hit .254/.298/.424 over 483 Major League games.


Scott Merkin/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Melky Cabrera To Join White Sox

Dec 14, 2014 12:22 PM

The White Sox have found an upgrade in left field by agreeing with free agent Melky Cabrera, a baseball source confirmed to 

News of the agreement was first reported by Chicago sports talk station WSCR 670-AM.

The 30-year old Cabrera batted .301 with 81 runs scored in 139 games for the Blue Jays last season, hitting 16 home runs with 73 RBIs.

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

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White Sox Acquire Both Samardzija, Robertson

Dec 9, 2014 1:57 AM

The White Sox pulled off a major shake-up to their pitching staff Monday night, as sources confirmed they acquired both starter Jeff Samardzija in a trade with the A's and former Yankees closer David Robertson via free agency, according to an report.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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White Sox In Serious Talks To Acquire Samardzija

Dec 8, 2014 8:22 AM

The Chicago White Sox are believed to be the front-runner to acquire Jeff Samardzija from the Oakland Athletics.

The two clubs have engaged in serious talks regarding the pitcher.

Samardzija, who will turn 30 in January, had a 3.14 ERA, 0.931 WHIP and 99 strikeouts in 111.2 innings for the Athletics after he was dealt from the Chicago Cubs.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jeff Samardzija May Be Traded Next

Nov 29, 2014 3:29 PM

Less than 24 hours after parting with Josh Donaldson, shipped to the Blue Jays on Friday evening for four players in a blockbuster trade, the A's appear ready to continue dealing.

Jeff Smardzija has been at the forefront of continuing trade rumors involving the A's, with reports linking the pitcher to both the White Sox and Braves.

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: White Sox, LaRoche Agree To Two-Year Deal
Adam LaRoche has agreed to a two-year, $25M deal with the White Sox, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

White Sox Want A Lot For Alexei Ramirez
Alexei Ramirez is signed through 2015 with a team option for $10 million in 2016.

Buster Olney/ESPN

White Sox Considering Pursuit Of Melky Cabrera
The Mariners and Orioles might also make sense for Cabrera.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Marlins Showing Strong Interest In LaRoche
Miami is looking to add a power bat to the middle of their order alongside Giancarlo Stanton.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

White Sox Sign Duke To Three-Year, $15M Deal
Zach Duke, a former starter who has pitched mostly in relief the last four seasons, was effective out of the bullpen for the Brewers this past season.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Padres Have Interest In Pablo Sandoval
Pablo Sandoval is due to visit Boston this week, though no exact day has been set yet.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

White Sox Getting Calls About Alexei Ramirez
The Yankees, Dodgers and Mets are interested in Ramirez.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

A's Claim Taylor Thompson Off Waivers From White Sox
The A's have claimed RHP Taylor Thompson off waivers from the White Sox.

San Jose Mercury News

Major Individual Award Finalists Announced
The BWAA has revealed the top three finalists for the American League and National League for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player.


Royals Claim Moises Sierra Off Waivers From White Sox
The Royals have claimed Moises Sierra off waivers from the White Sox and have desingnated Liam Hendricks for assignment.

Press Release

Royals Back To The Postseason
The Royals clinched a AL playoff spot on Friday night for the first time in 29 years.

Manager Defends Sale Against Accusations
Robin Ventura has defended Chris Sale against accusations that the pitcher conducted himself improperly during a game one day earlier against the Tigers.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Konerko Eyes Return Next Week
Paul Konerko hopes to return next week from a broken bone in his left hand.

Associated Press

Dunn Joins Athletics, Plan To Retire After Season
The slugger made the announcement on the same day the White Sox traded him to the Athletics.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

A's Complete Trade For Adam Dunn
The White Sox received A's minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn and cash considerations.

Orioles Acquire Alejandro De Anza, Kelly Johnson
The Orioles sent two minor-league right-handers to the White Sox for Alejandro De Anza.

White Sox Trade Beckham To Angels
The White Sox have traded Gordon Beckham to the Angels to a player to be named later.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Carlos Rodon Promoted To Triple-A Charlotte
Carlos Rodon was the third overall pick back in June.

Paul Sullivan/Chicago Tribune

Chicago-Area LL Team Gets Better Ratings Than Cubs, White Sox
The 2014 Little League World Series opened play on Thursday with the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago beating the team from Lynwood, Washington.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

White Sox Could Give Rodon Look In September
There is a chance that the Carlos Rodon, the third pick in June's First-Year Player Draft, could receive a September call-up to the White Sox.

Scott Merkin/MLB