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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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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Signing

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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

Feb 21, 2019 10:14 AM

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was asked on Wednesday whether Manny Machado "missed the boat" when he picked the San Diego Padres over the club.

Machado agreed to a 10-year, $300 million deal with San Diego on Tuesday.

"He might have," Anderson said. "But we're going to keep rolling. You know, you can ride with us or don't. ... We couldn't care less who's on the boat with us. We know who all is on the boat with us and we know which way we're going to sail."

According to sources, Chicago's offer to Machado could have potentially been worth more overall money if he reached certain incentives.

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Manny Machado Agrees To Sign 10-Year, $300M Deal With Padres

Feb 19, 2019 12:33 PM

Manny Machado has agreed to sign with the San Diego Padres on a 10-year, $300 million deal. Machado will have an opt-out after the fifth season. The deal is the largest free agent contract in American sports history.

Machado finished last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Machado was also pursued by the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox.

Bob Nightengale reports the Padres offered Machado an eight-year deal worth between $240 million and $280 million.

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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White Sox May Be 'Safety Net' For Bryce Harper, Manny Machado

Feb 15, 2019 8:13 AM

The feeling around baseball is that the Chicago White Sox are a "safety net" for unsigned superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, according to a report.

Harper and Machado are both seeking contracts in the 10-year, $300 million range.

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White Sox Keeping Offer To Manny Machado On Table

Feb 6, 2019 8:11 AM

The Chicago White Sox, who have been linked to Manny Machado all offseason, are "leaving their offer on the table," according to the report.

They have a "growing belief they'll land him."

Machado has been seeking to approach or even exceed Giancarlo Stanton's record $325 million deal.

It was reported in January that the White Sox were offering something in the range of $175 million over seven years.

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Nolan Arenado's Looming Extension Could Affect Harper, Machado

Feb 5, 2019 8:04 AM

The Colorado Rockies are at "the finals" in extension talks with Nolan Arenado, according to owner Dick Monfort.

Arenado could hit free agency next offseason.

If he lands an extension worth around $250 million soon, it could lead to Bryce Harper and/or Manny Machado asking for that much -- if not more -- in free agency.

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Tags: Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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White Sox GM: Don't Expect Both Machado, Harper

Jan 26, 2019 3:35 PM

The Chicago White Sox say they have a strong pitch for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Just don't expect them to sign both star sluggers.

General manager Rick Hahn doused that idea Saturday, saying the White Sox aren't likely to sign both premier free agents due to concerns about payroll flexibility.

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White Sox Have $175M Offer On Table For Manny Machado

Jan 17, 2019 7:53 AM

The Chicago White Sox have made a seven-year, $175 million offer to Manny Machado, according to sources.

Dan Lozano, Machado's agent, released a statement about the report.

"I don't know if their sources are blatantly violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement by intentionally misleading them to try and affect negotiations through the public or are just flat out lying to them for other reasons," Lozano said.

"But the truth is that their reports on the details of the White Sox level of interest in Manny are completely wrong."

Machado also remains in negotiations with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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White Sox Haven't Moved Off Seven-Year Offer To Manny Machado

Jan 15, 2019 7:52 AM

Despite reports of an eight-year offer, the Chicago White Sox haven't moved off their previous seven-year contract offer to Manny Machado, according to multiple reports.

The White Sox made a seven-year offer to Machado a few weeks ago.

The deal is believed to be worth $25-$30 million annually.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

M's Trade Alex Coleme To White Sox For Omar Narvaez
Omar Narvaez hit .275 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 97 games for the White Sox last season.

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Nathan Eovaldi Drawing Plenty Of Interest
It is being reported that the Brewers, Phillies, Braves, Angels, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants, Padres, and Red Sox are interested in free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi.

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White Sox Courting Bryce Harper With Presentation At United Center
A photo leaked on Thursday showing a scoreboard at the United Center in Chicago that read "Bryce Harper #34" with the White Sox logo.

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White Sox Interested In Bryce Harper, Manny Machado
There is obviously no guarantee the White Sox will be able to land either hitter, but they would like to make a big splash this offseason.

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First-Round Order For 2019 MLB Draft
With the playoff bracket set, the full first-round draft order for 2019 has been confirmed as well.

Connor Byrne/MLB Trade Rumors

Ken 'Hawk' Harrelson Works Final Game
Longtime White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson closed out a TV career in the booth on Sunday.

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Brewers Add Gio Gonzalez, Curtis Granderson For Stretch Run
The Brewers made a trio of moves before midnight on Friday, acquiring Gio Gonzalez, Curtis Granderson and Xavier Cedeno.

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Michael Kopech To Debut For White Sox On Tuesday
The White Sox will promote top pitching prospect Michael Kopech to make his debut against the Twins on Tuesday.

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