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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




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White Sox Turn First Triple Play Of Season

May 23, 2019 7:56 AM

The Chicago White Sox turned a triple play against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Jake Marisnick hit a grounder down the third-base line to Yoan Moncada with runners on first and second. He stepped on the bag for the first out and threw to Yolmer Sanchez at second. Sanchez relayed to first, where the ball just beat Marisnick.

The Astros also hit into the last triple play in the Major Leagues -- April 19, 2018 against the Seattle Mariners.


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White Sox Lose Carlos Rodon, Nate Jones For Season

May 14, 2019 7:54 AM

The Chicago White Sox will be without Carlos Rodon and Nate Jones for the remainder of the season.

Rodon is scheduled for Tommy John surgery to replace the ligament in his left elbow on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Jones had surgery Monday to repair a flexor mass tear in his right forearm.

Rodon started on Opening Day for the White Sox. He made seven starts before he was placed on the injured list on May 2 with elbow inflammation.

"Given that he has yet to undergo the surgery, it's still too early to give you a precise timeline in terms of his potential return," Rick Hahn said. "However, in general, given the timing of the surgery, it is reasonable to expect Carlos to be able to rejoin us during the second half of the 2020 season."

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Tim Anderson: Bat Flips Bring Fun To Baseball

May 9, 2019 9:12 AM

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.

"I like to go out and play with a lot of passion because that's fun, and I think that draws attention to the fans and the kids," Anderson said. "You know the kids love it. I'm on deck now, I get from the fans, 'Hey, do the bat flip.' So it's cool stuff, and it's all fun stuff. It's nothing to disrespect anybody. But I think it's a part of the game or it should be."

The Chicago White Sox shortstop had a melee-inciting bat flip three weeks ago against the Kansas City Royals.

Anderson, 25, said if he broke some unwritten rule, he was unaware of it.

"I don't really know the rules," he said. "There's not any for me. I can't call them dumb because I don't have any. ... Nobody really came to me and said these are the rules, so I really don't know what they are."


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White Sox Tie MLB Record With 20 K's

Apr 28, 2019 7:31 PM

The White Sox entered their series finale on Sunday against the Tigers with the worst rotation ERA in baseball and the second-worst overall mark. They exited it with a new strikeout record.

Reynaldo Lopez and three relievers combined to strike out 20 Tigers in Chicago's 4-1 win at Guaranteed Rate Field. That tied the MLB record for a nine-inning game.

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White Sox Place Eloy Jimenez On IL

Apr 28, 2019 12:51 PM

Chicago White Sox rookie outfielder Eloy Jimenez has been placed on the 10-day injured list and will miss at least two weeks because of a high right ankle sprain.

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MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney

Mar 28, 2019 12:31 PM

MLB is seeking to gain control of local broadcasting agreements with teams and has placed a bid to purchase regional sports networks from Disney.

Disney acquired 22 RSNs as part of its $71 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox's entertainment business.

“There’s tremendous revenue disparity in our game, and I think that if we had more of a national model closer to where the NFL is it would solve a lot of those competitive issues for us, kind of level the playing field,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday.

“I think that all of the difficult issues for baseball, if you took that revenue disparity out of the picture, would be easier.”

The New York Yankees have a right of first refusal to buy back control of their YES Network and have arranged partners for their own deal. MLB wants to purchase the remaining networks.

“Strategically, it would be a very interesting move for us,” Manfred said during a breakfast at The Paley Center for Media.

“Our game has always had sort of a national broadcast component that’s come out of New York. But the bulk of our business has been local. And the idea of a central baseball having more control over local rights is one that’s really intriguing to us. If we do the transaction, we’ll do it on the theory that we will try to accumulate more.”

Leagues and teams are worried how the cord-cutting trend will impact this business.

“You’re buying an ongoing RSN business, which generates really significant profits right now,” Manfred said. “I think everybody knows that it’s probably going to degrade over time as the cable model erodes.

“I think for us, we’d be prepared to live with that, run out of profitability and at the end of that runout, assuming it comes to some sort of a hard end, we would be in control of the content, which we fundamentally believe in, and we think that holding it as a lead better positions us to figure out exactly what that next distribution model is going to look like for the benefit of the league, as opposed to having some kind of private equity firm owning the RSNs.”

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White Sox To Start Eloy Jimenez In Left Field

Mar 27, 2019 8:11 AM

Eloy Jimenez will break camp with the Chicago White Sox and start in left field against the Kansas City Royals on Opening Day.

"It's the dream that all players want," Jimenez said. "It's amazing. I feel really proud of the work I have done. It's really amazing when you are one step closer to the Majors. When I signed I said, 'It's not going to be too long,' and it wasn't."


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Eloy Jimenez, White Sox Agree To Six-Year, $43M Deal

Mar 20, 2019 4:09 PM

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to sign Eloy Jimenez to a six-year, $43 million contract that includes two club options. If exercised, they will bump the sum of Jimenez's deal to $77 million

Jimenez has yet to play a game in the majors and is a top-5 overall prospect. The White Sox acquired Jimenez from the Chicago Cubs in 2017 for Jose Quintana.

Jimenez was slated to begin the season at Triple-A, but now almost certain to begin the season with the White Sox.

Jimenez's guarantee of $43 million nearly doubles the deal Scott Kingery signed last year with the Phillies under the same circumstances.

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White Sox Option Eloy Jimenez To Triple-A

Mar 15, 2019 8:11 AM

The Chicago White Sox have optioned prospect Eloy Jimenez to Triple-A.

Jimenez, 22, is universally ranked as one of the top prospects in baseball.

He hit .337/.384/.577 across Double- and Triple-A with 53 extra-base hits in 108 games last season.

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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

White Sox, Jon Jay Agree Upon One-Year, $4M Deal
Jon Jay is a close friend of Manny Machado, who the White Sox are pursuing in free agency.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

White Sox Make Formal Contract Proposal To Manny Machado
Bob Nightengale characterized the long-term offer as serious and likely closer to $200 million than $300 million, citing four sources.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Reports Conflict On How Long White Sox Will Go For Harper, Machado
There are conflicting reports on how long of a contract the White Sox are willing to offer Bryce Harper or Manny Machado this offseason.

Bruce Levine/670 The Score

Bryce Harper's Free Agency Could Go Into February
Bryce Harper continues to wait for a contract he deems suitable.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

White Sox Have No Plans To Trade Jose Abreu
Jose Abreu, 31, can become a free agent next offseason.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

White Sox, James McCann Agree To One-Year Deal
Catcher James McCann has agreed to a one-year, $2.5M contract with the White Sox.

White Sox Acquire Yonder Alonso From Indians
The Indians will receive outfield prospect Alex Call in the deal with the White Sox.

Manny Machado Would Move Back To Third For 'Right Contract'
Manny Machado wants to play shortstop, but he may be willing to move back to third base for the "right contract."

Scott Lauber/Philadelphia Inquirer

Dodgers Reach Out To White Sox About Jose Abreu
The Dodgers have reportedly inquired with the White Sox about the availability of Jose Abreu.

Michael Duarte/NBC Los Angeles