Posted October 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Chicago White Sox have exercised a club option for next season on reliever Matt Lindstrom and hired Todd Steverson as hitting coach. The moves were announced Thursday. The White Sox could have bought out Lindstrom for $500, 000. Instead, they'll pay him a base salary of $4 million. Lindstrom was 2-4 with a 3.12 ERA over 76 appearances last season after signing as a free agent in January. Steverson had worked in the Oakland organization since 2004, most recently serving as the Athletics' minor league hitting coordinator. He accepted the White Sox's job last week, replacing Jeff Manto. In Chicago, he'll be working with a team that batted .249 but recently added Cuban slugger Jose Abreu.

White Sox Exercise Matt Lindstrom's 2014 Option

On Halloween morning, White Sox beat reporter for and friend of the site Scott Merkin reported that the team had exercised Matt Lindstrom's 2014 option. PHOTO via BALTIMORE SUN The White Sox's 2014 payroll won't exactly be breaking the bank, so $4M is not too steep of a price to pay for a well-established back-end of the 'pen guy like Lindstrom...

White Sox still have interest in retaining Konerko

The Chicago White Sox have not given up interest on retaining Paul Konerko for the 2014 season, despite the recent signing of Cuban first basemen Jose Abreu. As reported by Doug Padilla of, the idea that Konerko, a free agent, would sign a new White Sox deal was put into question when Abreu was signed.  If the White Sox bring back Konerko, it would be on a one-year...

Scouting Report: Jose Abreu

Kiley shares a scouting report on new White Sox 1B Jose Abreu, who recently signed a 6-year deal for $68 million.

White Sox agree to one-year deal with former Dodger Ronald Belisario

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with right-hander Ronald Belisario and are closing in on a $4 million, one-year deal with pitcher Scott Downs. Chicago announced the agreement with Belisario on Thursday. The talks with Downs were revealed by a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been...

Blue Jays interested in second baseman Beckham

The Blue Jays are in the market for a new second baseman, and one of their early targets appears to be Chicago's Gordon Beckham. has learned that the Blue Jays have interest in acquiring the White Sox second baseman, which dates back to last offseason, when the possibility of a trade was first explored. The interest has since been renewed with general manager Alex Anthopoulos...

Blue Jays interested in Gordon Beckham

Getty Images The Toronto Blue Jays have interest in acquiring White Sox second basemen Gordon Beckham, according to MLB’s Scott Merkin and Gregor Chisholm. The Jays first became interested in Beckham last season, now according to the report they have newfound interest in bringing Beckham aboard as general manager Alex Anthopoulos has intent on upgrading the position.   Beckham...

Minor League Update: AFL Recap for Games of October 29 by Jeff Moore

Notes on nine prospects, including White Sox outfielder Jared Mitchell and Marlins lefty Andrew Heaney.

Shields stays with Royals, Lindstrom with WSox

With the World Series over, baseball's business season began Thursday as the Kansas City Royals exercised their option on pitcher James Shields and the Cleveland Indians jettisoned closer Chris Perez. There were 147 players who became free agents, a group that includes second baseman Robinson Cano; outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Shin-Soo Choo and Curtis Granderson...
White Sox News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.