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Nationals Seeking Trades For Both Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale

Dec 5, 2016 9:08 AM

The Washington Nationals are trying to acquire both Andrew McCutchen and Chris Sale via trade, according to a report.

The Nationals believe they have the prospects to make both deals happen.

The Atlanta Braves are believed to be Washington's main competition for Sale.

Trea Turner is off limits, but the Nationals could still include Lucas Giolito, Victor Robles, Reynaldo Lopez and Erick Fredde in deals.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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

Braves Continue To Pursue Trade For Chris Sale

Nov 18, 2016 6:38 AM

The Atlanta Braves continue to pursue a trade with the Chicago White Sox for Chris Sale.

Even after signing Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey to one-year deals, the Braves remain focused on adding another starter.

Sale is under contract for a total of $38 million for three more years including two options years.

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

David O'Brien/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Braves Interested In Trading For Chris Sale

Nov 15, 2016 7:18 PM

The Atlanta Braves have strong interest in trading for Chris Sale, according to a report.

Sale is owed $38 million over the next three seasons. If the Chicago White Sox do trade him, they'll likely want a prospect-rich package, which the Braves could provide.

The Braves have already signed Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey this offseason.

Mark Bowman/MLB

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jose Abreu Opts Out To Become Arbitration-Eligible

Nov 15, 2016 7:38 AM

Jose Abreu has opted out of his contract and is now arbitration-eligible. Abreu remains under control of the Chicago White Sox through 2019.

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.

Once he was arbitration-eligible, Abreu had the choice of opting out of the guaranteed salaries and going year by year. Abreu was set to earn $10.5 million in 2017, $11.5 million in '18 and $12 million in '19.

Scott Merkin/MLB

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

Nationals Inquire With White Sox About Chris Sale

Nov 15, 2016 7:29 AM

The Washington Nationals have inquired with the Chicago White Sox about trading for Chris Sale, according to a report.

The White Sox haven't had any serious discussions about trading Sale, but they may be open to a serious rebuild.

Sale has three years and $37.5 million remaining on his contract (a team option for the final two years).

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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

Chris Sale's Past Issues With White Sox Won't Play Role In Future

Nov 9, 2016 7:14 AM

The Chicago 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.

Sale's issues with the front office came to the forefront in July when he sliced up the team's throwback uniforms rather than wear them in a game. He was suspended five games for insubordination and destroying team equipment.

"It's a nonfactor," Rick Hahn said of past issues. "It's zero factor from our standpoint in terms of his fit with us or our belief that he can help be the anchor of a championship-caliber rotation.

"Whether it influences some other club's view of him, I don't know. I don't think it should. I think a lot of what we've seen from Chris is part of what makes him great. It's that competitiveness, that fight, that sometimes spills over a little bit into areas outside the white lines. It's part of what makes him so good during the game."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Chris Getz To Oversee White Sox Player Development

Oct 17, 2016 7:55 AM

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

Capra was named the team's third-base coach for the 2017 season, but the Getz hiring hasn't been officially announced.

Getz, 33, was taken by the White Sox in the fourth round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of the University of Michigan.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Tags: Chicago White Sox

White Sox Hire Rick Renteria As Manager

Oct 3, 2016 12:16 PM

The Chicago White Sox have hired Rick Renteria as manager to replace Robin Ventura.

Ventura said Sunday that he would not return to the position next season.

Renteria spent 2016 as bench coach for the White Sox. He also managed the Chicago Cubs in 2014 to a 73-89 record.

"I appreciate this tremendous opportunity to manage the Chicago White Sox," Renteria said in a statement. "It is a great honor as well as a great responsibility. Over the past season as Robin Ventura's bench coach, I have gotten to know the players and staff very well, and I look forward to helping us achieve our goals together."


Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

Robin Ventura Won't Return As White Sox Manager

Oct 2, 2016 7:30 PM

Robin Ventura announced Sunday he will not return as manager of the White Sox next season.

Speaking after Chicago's season-ending 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Ventura said it was "a personal decision." He was in the last year of his contract.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that bench coach and former Cubs manager Rick Renteria will likely take over, but the team did not immediately announce a replacement. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is scheduled to address reporters Monday.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

Report: Robin Ventura Not Expected To Return To White Sox

Oct 2, 2016 2:27 AM

The Chicago White Sox are not expected to retain Robin Ventura as manager and will replace him with bench coach Rick Renteria, according to multiple reports.

The Chicago Sun-Times was first to report news of the White Sox's intended move.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

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

Jays Send Prospect To White Sox For Dioner Navarro
The Blue Jays have sent minor league lefty Colton Turner to the White Sox.

Rick Hahn Disputes Reports Of Discord In White Sox's Front Office
The White Sox are five games under .500 deep in a season in which they were expected to contend.

Collen Kane/Chicago Tribune

White Sox Changing Ballpark Name To Guaranteed Rate Field
The White Sox are changing the name of their ballpark from U.S. Cellular Field to Guaranteed Rate Field beginning in November.

Associated Press

Todd Frazier Hopes To Remain With White Sox
Todd Frazier knows he may not be part of the plan if the White Sox execute a rebuild, but the 30-year-old hopes to stick around.

Scott Merkin/MLB

Rangers Tried To Acquire Chris Sale, Jose Quintana Before Deadline
The Rangers acquired Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran prior to the non-waiver trade deadline, but they talked about making even bigger deals.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Cardinals Acquire Zack Duke From White Sox
The White Sox receive OF Charlie Tilson who has been batting .282 at Triple-A Memphis.

White Sox Open To Trading James Shields
Chicago acquired James Shields from the Padres earlier this summer.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Dodgers Would Deal Julio Urias For Chris Sale
If the White Sox decide to trade Chris Sale, the Dodgers would be willing to include top prospect Julio Urias in a trade package, according to a report.


Chris Sale Apologizes To Fans, White Sox Teammates
Chris Sale has apologized after he was given a five-game suspension stemming from a dispute over the White Sox's throwback uniforms Saturday, saying winning was at the center of his actions.


White Sox Suspend Chris Sale Five Days Over Uniform Dispute
Chris Sale expressed displeasure over having to wear the White Sox's 1976 navy, collared throwbacks, and the matter escalated from there.

Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza Enter Baseball Hall Of Fame
Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza became a piece of baseball history on Sunday at Cooperstown.

White Sox Open To Rebuild, Not Interested In Rentals
The White Sox are not interested in short-term rentals players and are open to the idea of a rebuild, according to Rick Hahn.

Associated Press

White Sox May Consider Selling At Deadline
The White Sox haven't decided how to approach the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline, but they are at least considering a seller's approach.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Chris Sale, Johnny Cueto To Start All-Star Game
The starting pitchers for the 2016 All-Star Game have been announced.

Associated Press

Quintana Replaces Salazar On AL All-Star Roster
Jose Quintana is 7-8 with a 3.21 ERA, sixth in the AL at the start of Sunday.

Frazier, Trumbo Headline HR Derby Contestants
The 2016 Home Run Derby will take place Monday at San Diego's Petco Park,