Chicago White Sox Wiretap

White Sox Shut Down Lucas Giolito With Lat Strain

Sep 17, 2019 7:27 AM

Lucas Giolito won't pitch again this season.

The Chicago White Sox are shutting him down for the remainder of the year with a mild lat strain.

Giolito was scheduled to pitch on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins.

"If we were in the playoff hunt at this point, I'd be arguing as much as I could to go out there and pitch and compete," he said. "I feel like with how I felt yesterday, I probably would have been able to get through it, but just understanding the situation, it's probably for the best to shut it down."

Giolito, 25, went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA in 29 starts this year.

Associated Press

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Injury, Misc Rumor

White Sox Don't Plan To Offer Jose Abreu Extension During Season

Aug 20, 2019 7:43 AM

The Chicago White Sox don't plan to offer Jose Abreu a contract extension this season.

The two sides have long been open about their desire to remain together, so it's possible they'll agree on a new deal this winter.

Abreu is on the verge of ending a six-year, $68 million contract signed out of Cuba in October 2013.

Bruce Levine/670 The Score

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

Ivan Nova Open To Re-Signing With White Sox

Aug 19, 2019 9:06 AM

Ivan Nova has pitched well as of late and is open to re-signing with the Chicago White Sox.

It remains to be seen if the White Sox want to bring the 32-year-old back.

Nova is in the final year of a three-year, $26 million deal.

Doug Padilla/Chicago Sun-Times

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

White Sox, Yankees To Play At Field Of Dreams

Aug 9, 2019 7:46 AM

The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees will play at the famed Field of Dreams in Iowa on Aug. 13, 2020.

A temporary, 8,000-seat ballpark will be built at the site where the 1989 movie was filmed. It will be the first Major League game played in Iowa.

"As a sport that is proud of its history linking generations, Major League Baseball is excited to bring a regular-season game to the site of Field of Dreams," Rob Manfred said in a statement. "We look forward to celebrating the movie's enduring message of how baseball brings people together at this special cornfield in Iowa."

Construction on the ballpark will begin Tuesday, one year before the game will be played.


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

Rangers Acquire Nate Jones From White Sox

Jul 31, 2019 1:07 PM

The Texas Rangers have acquired right-hander Nate Jones from the Chicago White Sox for minor league pitchers Joe Jarneski and Ray Castro.

Chicago will send the Rangers $750,000 as part of Wednesday's deal to cover part of the $1.5 million remaining in the $4.65 million salary for Jones, who is on the injured list after surgery to repair a flexor mass tear in his right forearm. He is not expected to pitch again this season.

Texas also will get $1 million in international signing bonus pool allotment for 2019-20.

Tags: Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Rivera, Halladay, Smith, Mussina, Martinez, Baines Join HOF

Jul 22, 2019 1:14 AM

For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pele long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a difficult task admirably.

Rivera and fellow closer Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and Roy Halladay, and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines were feted on a sun-splashed afternoon in Cooperstown. A crowd estimated at 55,000, the second-largest for an induction ceremony, quickly made Rivera feel at peace.

Tags: New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

White Sox Start Work On MLB's First Pole-To-Pole Netting

Jul 11, 2019 8:47 AM

Work has begun on pole-to-pole netting at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The project is expected to be completed in time for the Chicago White Sox's next home game July 22.

The White Sox are the first Major League club to install such extensive safety netting.


Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

White Sox Haven't Discussed Extension With Lucas Giolito

Jun 24, 2019 8:31 AM

The Chicago White Sox haven't discussed a possible extension with Lucas Giolito.

According to a report, a long-term deal "hasn't been talked about at all."

"I know that's kind of like the new thing, organizations coming to young players. But I haven't thought about it myself, and I don't know where the White Sox are at, either. Just keep playing, play well, and all that stuff takes care of itself," Giolito said.

Giolito has a 2.74 ERA, 10.97 K/9, and 3.59 K/BB rate over 85 1/3 innings this season.

He isn't eligible for arbitration until after the 2020 season and free agency until after 2023. 

Daryl Van Schouwen/Chicago Sun-Times

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

White Sox Plan To Extend Netting To Foul Poles

Jun 19, 2019 6:51 AM

The Chicago White Sox will extend protective netting to both foul poles this summer.

The decision comes a week after a woman at Guaranteed Rate Field was struck in the head by a foul ball and hospitalized.

According to sources, owner Jerry Reinsdorf spearheaded the plan. Officials from other teams expect it to have a cascading effect throughout the league.

One source with knowledge of installing netting believes other teams could retrofit their stadiums before the end of the season.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor

2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




RealGM Staff Report

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White Sox Turn First Triple Play Of Season
The White Sox turned a triple play against the Astros on Wednesday night.


White Sox Lose Carlos Rodon, Nate Jones For Season
Both pitchers have arm injuries that required surgery.

Associated Press

Tim Anderson: Bat Flips Bring Fun To Baseball
Tim Anderson says he's trying to draw fans to baseball by having fun and isn't worried about how other teams react to him.


White Sox Tie MLB Record With 20 K's
Reynaldo Lopez and three relievers combine to strike out 20 Tigers in a 4-1 win on Sunday.

White Sox Place Eloy Jimenez On IL
Rookie Eloy Jimenez will miss at least two weeks due to a high right ankle sprain.

MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

Ronald Blum/AP

White Sox To Start Eloy Jimenez In Left Field
Eloy Jimenez will break camp with the White Sox and start in left field against the Royals on Opening Day.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Eloy Jimenez, White Sox Agree To Six-Year, $43M Deal
Eloy Jimenez has yet to play a game in the majors and is a top-5 overall prospect.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

White Sox Option Eloy Jimenez To Triple-A
Eloy Jimenez, 22, is universally ranked as one of the top prospects in baseball.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Tim Anderson: Machado 'Might Have' Missed By Passing On White Sox
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was asked on Wednesday whether Manny Machado "missed the boat" when he picked the Padres over the club.


Manny Machado Agrees To Sign 10-Year, $300M Deal With Padres
Manny Machado finished last season with the Dodgers.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

White Sox May Be 'Safety Net' For Bryce Harper, Manny Machado
The feeling around baseball is that the White Sox are a "safety net" for unsigned superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, according to a report.

Buster Olney/ESPN

White Sox Keeping Offer To Manny Machado On Table
The White Sox have a "growing belief they'll land" Manny Machado.

Phil Rogers/Forbes

Nolan Arenado's Looming Extension Could Affect Harper, Machado
The value of Nolan Arenado's extension with the Rockies could drive up the demands of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

White Sox GM: Don't Expect Both Machado, Harper
White Sox GM Rick Hahn on Saturday said the club was not likely to sign both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper.

White Sox Have $175M Offer On Table For Manny Machado
The White Sox have made a seven-year, $175 million offer to Manny Machado, according to sources.


White Sox Haven't Moved Off Seven-Year Offer To Manny Machado
Despite reports of an eight-year offer, the White Sox haven't moved off their previous seven-year contract offer to Manny Machado, according to multiple reports.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Sources: Manny Machado Has Eight-Year Offer From White Sox
The Phillies also remain in the hunt for free agent Manny Machado.

Phillies, White Sox View Mike Moustakas As Fallback To Manny Machado
The Phillies and White Sox are keeping tabs on Mike Moustakas in the event they are unable to land Manny Machado, according to sources.

Jon Paul Morosi/MLB

Kelvin Herrera Joins White Sox On Two-Year, $18M Deal
The deal includes a vesting option for a third season.

Jeff Passan/ESPN