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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick

Apr 30, 2015 3:50 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com are split on who Arizona will take -- UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate or Lake Mary High School (FL) shortstop Brendan Rodgers.

The Houston Astros (second and fifth), Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins will pick after the Diamondbacks.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

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2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released

Apr 29, 2015 3:34 PM

Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

For the first time, the All-Star Balloting Program will be conducted exclusively online.  Beginning today, fans around the world can cast their votes for starters 35 times exclusively at MLB.com and all 30 Club web sites – online or via their mobile devices – with the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

You can begin voting here -- 2015 All-Star Game Ballot.

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White Sox-Orioles Will Play In Empty Stadium

Apr 28, 2015 5:03 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play Wednesday at Camden Yards in a game that will be closed to the public.

The revised plan was announced Tuesday after widespread public unrest in Baltimore forced a postponement of a White Sox-Orioles game for the second consecutive day.

The Orioles also announced that their upcoming weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays, which originally was scheduled to be played in Baltimore, instead will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Orioles will play as the home team in the three-game series, which begins Friday.

ESPN

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White Sox-Orioles Game Postponed Due To Safety Concerns

Apr 28, 2015 8:31 AM

Monday night's game between the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles was postponed because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards.

Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously planned visit, said Tuesday night's game between the Orioles and White Sox could be moved if safety continued to be an issue.

Rioters looted stores and threw rocks and bricks at Baltimore police about three miles from the stadium in the wake of the mysterious death of Freddie Gray. He died April 19 after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.

The Orioles announced the postponement about 40 minutes before game time. About 1,000 fans were inside the stadium at the time, and many gates already had been closed.

ESPN

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Cain Believes Bad Blood With White Sox Is Over

Apr 27, 2015 8:04 AM

Lorenzo Cain is ready to move on after the Kansas City Royals brawled with the Chicago White Sox in the series opener on Thursday night.

Several players were suspended by Major League Baseball following the incident.

"I think we got all our emotions out that night and I think it's over and done with," Cain said. "I think we're going to try to go out here and go back to just playing baseball and leave it at that."

The brawl began when Yordano Ventura grabbed a seventh-inning grounder from Adam Eaton and the two exchanged words before Eaton was thrown out at first. Eaton had to be restrained from Ventura, who was ejected from his second straight start. Players from both dugouts and bullpens then ran onto the field for a fight that lasted several minutes.

Associated Press

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MLB Disciplines Seven Players For Royals-White Sox Incident

Apr 25, 2015 12:34 PM

Seven players have received discipline for their roles in the on-field incident in the bottom of the seventh inning of Thursday’s game between the Royals and the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Major League Baseball announced today.  Joe Garagiola, Jr., MLB’s Senior VP of Standards & On-Field Operations, made the announcement.

          The following players have been disciplined for their actions leading up to and/or during the incident:

·         Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has received a seven-game suspension;

·         Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has received a five-game suspension;

·         Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has received a two-game suspension;

·         Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera has received a two-game suspension;

·         White Sox pitcher Chris Sale has received a five-game suspension;

·         White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija has received a five-game suspension.

All six players also received an undisclosed fine in addition to a suspension.  In addition, White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has received an undisclosed fine.

Unless appealed, all suspensions are scheduled to be effective on Sunday, when the Clubs are to continue their series in Chicago.  If any player elects to appeal, then his suspension will be held in abeyance until the process is complete.

Press Release

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Rodon Bringing Plus-Slider To White Sox

Apr 20, 2015 5:08 PM

The Chicago White Sox have promoted Carlos Rodon, who will make his Major League debut as some point this week.

Rodon was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011, but opted to attend N.C. State. The White Sox drafted the left-hander third overall last June.

Chicago sent him to Triple-A Charlotte to begin this season. He struck out nine batters over six innings in his first start.

Scouts have compared Rodon to David Price. He figures to have success with a plus-slider.

Mike Bertha/MLB

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White Sox To Add Carlos Rodon To Pitching Staff

Apr 19, 2015 7:02 PM

The White Sox will add a major reinforcement to their pitching staff when they open a home-stand Monday, as Carlos Rodon will join the big league roster.

A major league source confirmed Sunday that Rodon will join the White Sox for the first time and will begin his tenure with the club pitching out of the bullpen.

Rodon, the top pitching prospect in the White Sox system, is headed for the rotation in the long term, but will get his feet wet by pitching in relief.

ESPN.com

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White Sox Need Starter Sunday, But It Won't Be Rodon

Apr 16, 2015 7:23 AM

The Chicago White Sox still haven't named a starter for Sunday afternoon's game, but it won't be prospect Carlos Rodon.

Robin Ventura said Wednesday that the starter would come from Chicago's active roster, which means Jose Quintana or Hector Noesi will get the start.

In one Minor League start this season Rodon, 22, allowed one run on two hits in five innings of work. He struck out nine batters and walked just two.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

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White Sox Claim Kyle Drabek
Kyle Drabek, 27, was once regarded as one of baseball's top 30 prospects by both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus.

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

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Samardzija To Start Opener For White Sox
The right-hander, acquired from the 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.

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White Sox Sign Eaton To Five-Year Extension
White Sox lead off hitter Adam Eaton has signed a new five-year, $23.5M deal.

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Sale Won't Pitch Opener For White Sox
Chris Sale fractured a bone in his right foot at the start of spring training.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Giants, White Sox, Yankees Pursued Jason Heyward Trade
The Braves ultimately traded Jason Heyward to the Cardinals.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Samardzija, White Sox Haven't Discussed Contract
The White Sox acquired Jeff Samardzija from the Athletics via trade and the belief at the time was that Chicago would attempt to lock him up over the long-term.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Blue Jays Sign Dayan Viciedo
Dayan Viciedo hit 21 home runs for the White Sox last season.

ESPN.com

Former White Sox Star Minnie Minoso Dies At 90
Minnie Minoso became the first black MLB baseball player in Chicago in 1951.

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Chris Sale Injures Foot In Home Accident
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale will miss at least three weeks of training after landing wrong on his foot getting out of a truck.

ESPN.com

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.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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

MLB.com

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

Doug Padilla/ESPN

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.

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