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Matt Thornton doesn't know the intricate details of Ryan Braun's successful appeal of a suspected violation of Major League Baseball's Drug Treatment and Prevention Program. So, the White Sox reliever didn't want to provide any detailed analysis about a case in which he wasn't involved. But he did reiterate that MLB's strict and tough program has been run well.

Ozzie Guillen loves Bed Bath and Beyond, says it’s a ‘relaxed place’ for him

Those of you who follow Ozzie Guillen on Twitter may have thought his account was hacked on Thursday night. Athletes and celebrities having their Twitter pages hacked has become common practice. Even worse, many of them will simply claim their page was hacked if they write something they regret or that receives too much negative attention. None of that applied to Guillen on Thursday...

Santiago used winter to refine screwball

Throwing the screwball helped Hector Santiago get to the Majors in 2011 after spending parts of five seasons in the White Sox system. So the 24-year-old lefty continued to sharpen that particular pitch while playing winter ball in Puerto Rico this past offseason.

Rios turns to video to reclaim offensive spark

During this past offseason, Alex Rios went back to his successful past to help reclaim his offense for both the present and the future. Rios studied video of his swing and his approach from his successful 2006 and '07 seasons with the Blue Jays.

Rule Change Friday: Designated Runner

By a simple count of singles, walks, and hit by pitches, Paul Konerko was on first base 192 times last season. He attempted two steals, and got caught once. Obviously, not all of those situations had second open or were otherwise good situations for stealing, but it is fair to say that he had more than two good opportunities. In addition, according to UBR, Konerko was about 10 runs...

Peavy as 'healthy as I can possibly be'

Jake Peavy has not been healthy since he arrived on Chicago's South Side, but the right-hander enters Spring Training feeling healthy and expecting to take the ball every fifth day for an entire season.

Rios prefers center or right

There has been talk that Alex Rios, the 2011 White Sox center fielder, could become the 2012 White Sox left fielder, with Alejandro De Aza moving to center. Rios has just one career game of experience in left from the 2010 season and sounded hesitant to make the move when speaking on the topic Saturday.

Peavy ready for 30-plus starts in 2012

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With 19 months removed from a surgery to repair a detached latissimus dorsi muscle near his right throwing shoulder, Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has expectations that he hasn't achieved since he won the National League Cy Young Award with San Diego in 2007.

Ventura making smooth transition to manager

Soon after Ozzie Guillen left the White Sox, names started popping up as possible managerial replacements. Nowhere on that list was Robin Ventura. But the only list that really mattered was the one put together by general manager Ken Williams.

GM Williams not resting easy in post

White Sox general manager Ken Williams understands the nature of the business and accepts that he may have to move on if his ballclub, which hasn't reached the playoffs since 2008 and is undergoing some rebuilding, doesn't start winning consistently.

Ventura avoids divulging Opening Day starter

White Sox manager Robin Ventura may know who his Opening Day starter will be, but he skirted around the issue on Thursday.
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