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White Sox Prospect Michael Kopech Hits 110 MPH On Radar Gun

Jan 18, 2017 8:35 AM

Michael Kopech, who the Chicago White Sox acquired from the Boston Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade, hit 110 mph during his first maximum velocity workout on the year.

Kopech wasn't throwing off a mound during the workout, but he normally sits at 96-98 mph and can easily hit triple digits.

The Red Sox drafted Kopech 33rd overall in the 2014 amateur draft.

Michael Clair/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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Teams Increasing Trade Offers For Jose Quintana

Jan 16, 2017 7:18 AM

Jose Quintana has been mentioned in trade rumors since the early part of November and recently opposing clubs have been sweetening their trade offers for the Chicago White Sox right-hander.

The White Sox aren't placing a deadline on trade talks, but a deal could get done soon, according to sources.

The Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates have most often been linked to Quintana.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox To Sign Geovany Soto

Jan 6, 2017 6:56 AM

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with Geovany Soto.

Soto, who will turn 34 later this month, has previously played for both the White Sox and Cubs.

Bruce Levine/670 The Score

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

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White Sox Holding Jose Quintana Trade Talks Daily

Jan 5, 2017 7:09 AM

The Chicago White Sox have maintained daily trade talks centered around Jose Quintana, according to a report.

The Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees have all been involved in talks.

At this point, the Yankees are considered a "long shot" to acquire Quintana.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jose Abreu Drawing More Trade Interest Than Todd Frazier

Jan 2, 2017 8:28 AM

Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier are drawing trade interest this offseason and the Chicago White Sox have received more calls about Abreu than Frazier.

"While Chicago has received more interest in Jose Abreu, there have been "due diligence" phone calls on Frazier because of his right-handed power. Frazier had 40 homers and 98 RBIs last season. The White Sox would like to move him for a prospect or two, but the fact Frazier can be a free agent after next season may be holding back his market," writes Nick Cafardo.

Abreu is under team control for three years and will make just $10.8 million in 2017, while Frazier will be a free agent next winter.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Bring Back Alex Avila, Agreeing To One-Year Deal

Dec 24, 2016 2:17 AM

The Detroit Tigers are bringing back catcher Alex Avila on a one-year contract worth $2 million.

Avila says he is excited for the opportunity to back up James McCann.

ESPN.com

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

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Pirates In Mix To Trade For Jose Quintana

Dec 22, 2016 7:58 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have "worked hard" to complete a trade with the Chicago White Sox for Jose Quintana, according to a report.

The White Sox are rebuilding this offseason having dealt Chris Sale and Adam Eaton.

Quintana, who turns 28 in January, is due $15.85 million over the next two seasons with club options for 2019 ($10.5 million) and '20 ($11.5 million).

Adam Berry/MLB

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Yankees Remain Interested In Trade For Jose Quintana

Dec 19, 2016 3:58 PM

The New York Yankees haven't yet added to their starting rotation, but they remain interested in a trade for Jose Quintana.

The Yankees have enough depth in their farm system to swing a deal for Quintana if the two sides can agree on the base of a deal.

However, the seriousness of New York's interest remains to be seen. Brian Cashman has pointed out that he has reached out to virtually every team at some point this offseason.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox, Jose Abreu Agree On One-Year, $10.825M Deal

Dec 17, 2016 11:08 PM

The White Sox have avoided salary arbitration with Jose Abreu, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $10.825 million deal with the first baseman.

Abreu became eligible for arbitration earlier this offseason after opting out of the final three years of his six-year, $68 million deal, which he signed before the 2014 season.

ESPN.com

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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White Sox, Derek Holland Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Dec 14, 2016 4:12 PM

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with Derek Holland.

Holland can earn an additional $2 million through incentives, according to reports.

He has missed time due to injury is each of the last three seasons.

ESPN

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

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Nats Send Three Pitching Prospects To White Sox For Adam Eaton
The Nationals have sent pitchers Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning to the White Sox.

ESPN.com

Nationals Aren't Looking For Starter After Missing Out On Chris Sale
Chris Sale was the only starting pitcher the Nationals were interested in and they won't pursue any other rotation options, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nationals Now Targeting Jose Quintana From White Sox
After missing out on Chris Sale, the Nationals are now interested in acquiring Jose Quintana from the White Sox.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Red Sox Acquire Chris Sale From White Sox
Chicago will receive Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech and two other prospects from the Red Sox for Chris Sale.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nationals, White Sox Deep In Talks On Chris Sale Trade
Negotiations currently have the Nationals sending Lucas Giolito, Victor Robles and a low-level minor leaguer to the White Sox for Chris Sale.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Nationals, White Sox Meeting To Discuss Chris Sale
The Nationals have increased their efforts to acquire Chris Sale and were scheduled to meet with the White Sox to discuss the ace on Monday, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Nationals Seeking Trades For Both Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale
The Braves are believed to be Washington's main competition for Chris Sale.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Braves Continue To Pursue Trade For Chris Sale
The Braves have also inquired about Chris Archer and Sonny Gray, but their focus is on Chris Sale, according to a source.

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Braves Interested In Trading For Chris Sale
If the White Sox do trade him, they'll likely want a prospect-rich package, which the Braves could provide.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Jose Abreu Opts Out To Become Arbitration-Eligible
Jose Abreu, 29, agreed to a six-year, $68 million deal prior to the 2014 season and had three years at $34 million left on the deal.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Nationals Inquire With White Sox About Chris Sale
Chris Sale has three years and $37.5 million remaining on his contract.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Chris Sale's Past Issues With White Sox Won't Play Role In Future
The White Sox's decision to trade Chris Sale or keep him won't be affected by any lingering animosity from past confrontations with the pitcher.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

Scott Merkin/MLB

White Sox Hire Rick Renteria As Manager
Rick Renteria spent 2016 as bench coach for the White Sox.

ESPN

Robin Ventura Won't Return As White Sox Manager
Robin Ventura said it was "a personal decision" not to return as White Sox manager next season

ESPN.com

Report: Robin Ventura Not Expected To Return To White Sox
The White Sox are expected to name bench coach Rick Renteria to replace Robin Ventura as manager.

ESPN.com

Jose Abreu: Royals Have More 'Desire' Than White Sox
Jose Abreu believes he knows the difference between the White Sox and Royals and it's not about talent.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

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

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

White Sox Will Listen On Chris Sale, But Trade Odds 'Slim'
The White Sox will listen to trade offers for Chris Sale this winter, but a trade may be unlikely.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

James Shields Vows To Pitch Through Back Pain
James Shields is both struggling and dealing with back pain, but has vowed to remain in the rotation with the White Sox.

Associated Press