Chicago White Sox Wiretap

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

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.

First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Samardzija Open To Long-Term Deal With White Sox

Feb 1, 2015 8:45 PM

Right-hander Jeff Samardzija is a year away from free agency, but he and his agent are at least willing to listen to any offers from the White Sox about a long-term contract extension.

Samardzija's agent, Mark Rodgers, appeared on MLB Network Radio's "The Front Office" with Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette on Sunday to discuss the idea of staying in Chicago for the long haul.

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

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White Sox Bring Beckham Back On $2M Deal

Jan 28, 2015 5:52 PM

The Chicago White Sox have signed Gordon Beckham to a one-year, $2 million deal.

Chicago traded Beckham to the Los Angeles Angels in August, but decided to bring the infielder back.

Beckham has the ability to play second, third or shortstop.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

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

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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
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

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