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Alejandro De Aza
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Finally, with the 2013 White Sox hitting new lows seemingly every day, we're seeing the first moves of the transition into the fire sale be made.
Recently, the team announced they'd seen enough of Brian Omogrosso, as they sent him down for highly-touted prospect Simon Castro.
And on Wednesday, news broke that Jesse Crain and Paul Konerko were headed to the disabled list, which made room for David Purcey and Brent Morel.
But on Thursday, they sent down both Jordan Danks and Hector Gimenez and called up Josh Phegley and Blake Tekotte (pictured above), as it finally seems to be the youngsters' time to shine.
Phegley, the former Indiana Hoosier hit .316 for AAA Charlotte this year with 15 home runs, 41 RBI's, and a .966 OPS. At this point in time, the catching position seems not to be Tyler Flowers', but the 25 year-old Phegley's for the future.
Thirty year-old backup catcher Hector Gimenez did just fine in my opinion, but with all attention shifting to the White Sox' long-term future, there's just no reason to have him with the big league club any longer.
He hit .191 but had 10 RBI's in 68 at bats. He also only made two errors, constantly serving as a refreshing change-of-pace from Tyler Flowers.
I wouldn't be surprised, at least for the next two or three weeks, if we see a lot of both Flowers and Phegley. With PK on the DL, Flowers can slot in at first base or DH whenever needed while Phegley handles the catching duties.
But I don't think we'd see that on a daily basis, as Jeff Keppinger can always be put there, too. And 'Kepp' is someone who has actually been pretty good of late and has a bit of trade value ... so I'd hope to see more of him than 'T.Flow' before the impending fire sale takes place.
Since being drafted in the third round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres, Blake Tekotte has been consistent in one regard: his inconsistency.
But at this point in the season for the White Sox, it makes sense to give him a shot over Jordan Danks, who was hitting just .135 on the season.
They're both 26 years old, have some pop from the left side of the plate, and play great defense. So they both could be fourth outfielders for the next several years, at the very least. But it seems Tekotte's upside may be somewhat higher than Danks'.
Tekotte is hitting just .249 this year for AAA Charlotte, but has racked up 26 doubles, two triples, and four home runs ... that's 32 extra-base hits in 262 at bats, or 12.2% ... not too shabby.
Although Dayan Viciedo, Alejandro De Aza, and Alex Rios look to be filling the outfield going forward as they have all season, that may not be the case for long. There's a pretty good chance that Rios and/or De Aza will be dealt, which would open up a starting job. And with Danks, Jared Mitchell (AA & AAA), and Trayce Thompson (AA), the job may just be Tekotte's for the taking.
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THE WHITE SOX WIN A SERIES!!!! I take it back let’s be buyers at the deadline.
Ok that’s not right but hey 2 of 3 versus Baltimore is nice anyways.
Adam Dunn increased his potential trade value with a strong June and a walk off today, enjoy Hawk losing his mind.
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Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios is being talked about as a potential trade target for some teams. While those teams are interested in Rios, he may not be interested in them.
According to a report from Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Alex Rios has the Astros, Athletics, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Royals and Yankees on his no-trade list.
While no deal appears imminent...
The Chicago White Sox optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte following Thursday's 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
A corresponding roster move is expected before Friday night's game at Tampa Bay.
Danks hit .135 in 32 games over two stints with the team. He was in nine games early in the year and then 23 more after being recalled June 2. During his second...
The Chicago White Sox placed pitcher Jesse Crain and first baseman Paul Konerko on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain and lower back strain, respectively.
As reported by Cash Kruth of MLB.com,
"Crain, who leads all American League relievers in ERA, has been
sidelined since Sunday. Konerko played Tuesday after missing the
previous six games with...
As long as things continue to go well, the Chicago White Sox could have Jake Peavy back shortly after the All-Star break. The veteran right hander is recovering from a rib fracture. He will continue to test himself with bullpen sessions and a possible rehab assignment before teams break for All-Star festivities.
Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune says Peavy will throw...
Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy took another step forward in his recovery from a rib fracture yesterday, logging a bullpen that pitching coach Don Cooper said went "very well," according to Joey Nowak of MLB.com.
"He did very well," Cooper said. "It was
better than I thought it was going to be. We reacquainted ourselves with
There’s bad news for the White Sox on this Wednesday afternoon, as top reliever Jesse Crain and first baseman and Captain Paul Konerko are headed to the 15-day disabled list. Left-hander David Purcey and third baseman Brent Morel have been promoted from AAA Charlotte.
Information, Outlook on Jesse and Paulie
Crain has been placed on the DL due to a shoulder strain...
The White Sox took one on the chin tonight, but not before making things interesting. Down 8-1, the Sox scored two runs in the top of the ninth and had the bases loaded when Alejandro De Aza grounded out to end the ball game.
Here’s some of the key points....
The much awaited debut of Josh Phegley occurred tonight, as Sox fans have been clamoring...
From the Orioles...
Major League Baseball and the Orioles today announced that the start time for the Saturday, September 7 game against the Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park has been moved from 7:05 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. The change in time is due to the selection of the game for exclusive television broadcast by FOX.
Eutaw Street gates will open at 11:00 a.m., with the...
The loss of White Sox right-hander Jesse Crain to a shoulder strain was widely perceived as a blow to the bullpen market -- and it was.
Crain, though, was hardly the only quality reliever available. Bullpen arms are always in plentiful supply before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, and this season is no different.
For the sake of organization, I'll list them according to their...
Adam Dunn hit a one-out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off Tommy Hunter to give the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.
Chicago starter Jose Quintana had a career-high 11 strikeouts and reliever Addison Reed (2-0) got the victory.
Dunn homered to left off Hunter (3-2) to end the game.
Quintana went a seventh straight game without...
After a hiatus, the FanGraphs Prospect Stock Watch is back and I want to thank everyone who asked about its whereabouts and expressed an interest in seeing it return. Your wish is my command…
Josh Phegley, C, Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox dumped light-hitting, veteran backup catcher Humberto Quintero on Thursday. In his place, the organization promoted rookie backstop...
The Chicago White Sox's season has been filled with its share of disappointment, sparking discussions they may be looking to revamp the roster.
If Adam Dunn is a player being shopped, he's sure increasing his value.
He'll look to stay hot and help Chicago make it five straight road wins against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
The White Sox (34-48) are in last place...
Even though it was an afternoon game, Adam Dunn gave White Sox fans some fireworks on the Fourth of July.
Dunn hit a walk-off home run with the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Sox a home series victory over a very good Baltimore Orioles squad. It’s the first time the Sox won a series at home since sweeping the Miami Marlins in late May.
The White Sox will hit the road this weekend after a 3-6 homestand that included a five game losing streak and a sweep at the hands of the Indians. The Sox will head to Tampa to take on the Rays in the first series of a lengthy homestand for Tampa. The two teams split a four game series in Chicago earlier in the season.
The series kicks off...