Chicago White Sox Wiretap

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.

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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.

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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.

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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Giants, White Sox, Yankees Pursued Jason Heyward Trade

Mar 10, 2015 4:48 PM

The New York Yankees approached the Atlanta Braves about acquiring Jason Heyward this offseason before he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals.

While the Yankees asked about Heyward, the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants actually came closer to landing the outfielder.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Samardzija, White Sox Haven't Discussed Contract

Mar 6, 2015 7:43 AM

The Chicago White Sox and Jeff Samardzija aren't currently discussing a new contract.

The White Sox acquired Jeff Samardzija from the Oakland Athletics via trade and the belief at the time was that Chicago would attempt to lock him up over the long-term.

"That hasn't even been a topic of conversation," Samardzija said. "We haven't come close to crossing that bridge. We're all working on getting the team where we want. That's our main goal."



Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Blue Jays Sign Dayan Viciedo

Mar 1, 2015 6:02 PM

The Blue Jays boosted their outfield depth Sunday, signing Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract and saying he might be able to earn a spot at another position.

The 25-year-old Viciedo hit 21 home runs for the White Sox last season while batting .231 with 58 RBIs, according to an report.

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

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Former White Sox Star Minnie Minoso Dies At 90

Mar 1, 2015 1:11 PM

Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseball's first black player in Chicago in 1951, has died, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday.

The medical examiner's office did not immediately offer further details. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 90.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Chris Sale Injures Foot In Home Accident

Feb 28, 2015 5:07 PM

White Sox ace Chris Sale suffered a foot injury in an accident at his home and will miss at least three weeks of spring training, according to an report.

Sale suffered an avulsion fracture to the lateral side of his right foot Friday at his spring training residence in Arizona, but the pitcher declined to reveal how the injury happened.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Sale landed "awkwardly when he got off the back of his truck," while unloading items.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

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Samardzija Open To Long-Term Deal With White Sox
Pitcher Jeff Samardzija is a year away from free agency.

White Sox Bring Beckham Back On $2M Deal
Chicago traded Gordon Beckham to the Angels in August, but decided to bring the infielder back.

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White Sox Sign Penny, Soto To Minors Deals
Geovany Soto appeared in just 24 games with the Rangers and Athletics last season.

Associated Press

Jeff Samardzija Will Earn $9.8M In 2015
The White Sox acquired Jeff Samardzija in a trade with the Athletics earlier this offseason.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

White Sox To Retire Konerko's No. 14
The White Sox will honor Paul Konerko by retiring his No. 14 on May 23.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Abreu Eyes Playoff Berth For White Sox
Jose Abreu has been paying close attention to what the White Sox have been doing this offseason.

Scott Merkin/MLB

White Sox Agree To $4M Contract With Bonifacio
Emilio Bonifacio will make a guaranteed $3 million in 2015. The deal includes a $4 million club option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

White Sox Trying To Move Dayan Viciedo
Chicago could make the move while looking to upgrade their bullpen and bench depth.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Source: Melky Cabrera To Join White Sox
Melky Cabrera hit .301 in 139 games for the Jays last season.

White Sox Acquire Both Samardzija, Robertson
Jeff Samardzija will hit free agency after the 2015 season.

White Sox In Serious Talks To Acquire Samardzija
The White Sox are believed to be the front-runner to acquire Jeff Samardzija from the Athletics.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Jeff Samardzija May Be Traded Next
Trade rumors involving A's pitcher Jeff Smardzija have been linked to both the White Sox and the Braves.

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