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Carlos Rodon Rejoins White Sox, Will Make Season Debut

Jun 26, 2017 6:35 AM

Carlos Rodon is back with the Chicago White Sox and is expected to make his season debut during the club's homestand.

The left-hander has been sidelined because of bursitis in his left biceps.

Rodon is 18-16 with a 3.90 ERA in two seasons.

Associated Press

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

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White Sox Retire Mark Buehrle's No. 56 Jersey

Jun 25, 2017 12:35 AM

On the day his No. 56 jersey was retired, former White Sox star Mark Buehrle spoke much like he pitched.

Which is to say quickly, efficiently and from the heart.

Before the White Sox's 10-2 loss to the Athletics at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, Buehrle gave a four-plus-minute tribute to the organization with which he spent 12 of his 16 seasons and the fans who supported him.

"It's an amazing feeling," said the 38-year-old Buehrle, who was flanked by his wife, two children, mother and father at the 30-minute ceremony. "I really can't put it into words how I feel. ... It's a special day."

ESPN.com

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Carlos Rodon To Make First Rehab Start Tuesday

Jun 5, 2017 8:14 AM

Carlos Rodon will pitch in his first competitive game since mid-March when he begins a rehab assignment with Class-A Winston-Salem on Tuesday.

The Chicago White Sox's No. 2 starter has spent his last two months in Arizona recovering from left biceps bursitis.

"It's good news for us," Rick Renteria said. "Good for him. We'll see how that proceeds, and hopefully it's something positive."

Rodon has pitched in simulated games since mid-May, including a five-inning outing Thursday, but he hasn't pitched in a real game since his only spring training start March 19.

Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Hawk Harrelson To Retire After 2018 Season

Jun 1, 2017 7:56 AM

Legendary Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson will retire after the 2018 season.

Harrelson will primarily call Sunday home games next season, his 34th behind the microphone.

He played parts of nine seasons in the Major Leagues, finishing with a 239/.325/.414 slash line.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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Nationals Nearly Acquired David Robertson Before Season

May 23, 2017 8:42 AM

The Washington Nationals have bullpen issues, but they nearly acquired help before the regular season.

They were close to completing a trade with the Chicago White Sox for David Robertson this spring. According to executives close to the talks, Washington would have sent left-hander Jesus Luzardo and infielder Drew Ward to Chicago for Robertson.

The White Sox would have eaten about half of Robertson's salary, but the deal hit a snag over money.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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

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White Sox 'Closing In' On Luis Robert

May 23, 2017 8:35 AM

The Chicago White Sox have reportedly agreed to a contract agreement with Cuban outfielder Luis Robert.

Robert, 19, will earn a bonus of between $25 million and $30 million.

The St. Louis Cardinals were also considered a strong candidate to sign Robert.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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

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White Sox, Cuban Outfield Prospect Agree On Deal

May 20, 2017 8:25 PM

The Chicago White Sox have reached an agreement to sign Cuban prospect Luis Robert, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

Robert's deal with the White Sox is expected to be worth at least $25 million, as first reported Saturday by Fox Sports.

Robert, a 19-year-old outfielder who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds, has been on the radar of major league teams since he was 15.

ESPN.com

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

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White Sox, Cardinals Favorites To Sign Luis Robert

May 19, 2017 7:24 AM

The Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals are viewed as the favorites to sign Cuban youngster Luis Robert, according to reports.

Robert, 19, will become eligible to sign as a Major League free agent this weekend.

The Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres have also been linked to Robert.

Ben Badler/Baseball America

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

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Jose Quintana Remains Popular Target On Trade Market

May 15, 2017 7:30 AM

Jose Quintana has a 4.38 ERA through eight starts, but remains a hot target on the trade market.

The Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals have had some of their top talent evaluators watching Quintana and other White Sox players recently.

The Nationals continue to search for a closer and watched David Robertson pitch twice this past week.

Quintana is under team control for $38 million through 2020.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

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

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White Sox Won't 'Rush' Yoan Moncada To Majors
The White Sox can soon promote Yoan Moncada without service time concerns.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Nationals 'Aggressively' Pursued Bullpen Help This Offseason
Washington pursued Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon in free agency and David Robertson via trade "very aggressively," according to one team official.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Mike Pelfrey Agrees To Minors Deal With White Sox
The club will send Mike Pelfrey, 33, to Triple-A Charlotte.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

White Sox Confident They Can Contend Despite Trading Stars
Despite trading Adam Eaton and Chris Sale, the White Sox believe they can compete right now.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

White Sox Won't Have Carlos Rodon For Five To Six Weeks
Carlos Rodon is currently on a throwing program and could be back with the White Sox within five to six weeks.

Scot Gregor/Daily Herald

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

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

White Sox Trade Peter Bourjos To Rays
The deal opens up a spot for prospect Jacob May on Chicago's Major League roster.

Scott Merkin & Matt Kelly/MLB

Carlos Rodon Likely To Begin Season On DL
White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon is suffering from left biceps tightness.

ESPN.com

Astros, Braves, Pirates Interested In Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana continues to be mentioned in trade rumors as Opening Day approaches.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

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

ESPN

White Sox Continue To Scout Yankees For Potential Jose Quintana Trade
The White Sox continue to scout members of the Yankees farm system for a potential trade.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

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