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For a White Sox team fighting for a chance to compete, though, that feeling of togetherness might be as crucial as any powerful cleanup hitter or lockdown eighth-inning reliever.

Chicago White Sox Pitchers Vie for Closer Role

There is no doubt that a dominating closer is an invaluable asset to a team. When opponents hear “Enter Sandman” at Yankee Stadium, they know that they’re going to have to get through veteran closer Mariano Rivera (which is no easy task) in order to avoid a loss. Similarly, Los Angeles Dodgers’ closer Eric Gagne saved 84 games in a row, which I’m sure didn’t do very much...

Reed heads White Sox up-and-coming hurlers

Addison Reed's fast track through the Minor Leagues in 2011 has landed the young right-hander, drafted in the third round by the White Sox in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, in the mix to be the closer on Chicago's South Side this season.

White Sox, 1B Johnson agree to minor league deal

The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Dan Johnson to a minor league deal on Wednesday, according to the St. Petersburg Times.Johnson is best known for the three-run home run he hit on the final day of the regular season last year against the New York Yankees that led to a playoff birth for the Tampa Bay Rays.The 32-year-old hit .119 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs in 84 at bats last season.

Q&A: Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

The Tribune's Mark Gonzales answers questions about Chris Sale's durability and the role that's best suited for him and the direction of the Sox, as well as a passionate plea for massive rebuilding from a long-time Sox fan.Sale's durability, the Sox's direction and much more.

White Sox, Dodgers set Tucson charity game

The White Sox will once again play a Spring Training charity game in Tucson, Ariz., taking on the Dodgers during 2012 Cactus League action on Friday, March 23.

Dan Johnson signs minor league contract with White Sox

Dan Johnson is mobbed by his teammates in the dugout after his dramatic ninth-inning home run Sept. 28 tied the score and sent the game into extra innings. ROGER MOONEY Dan Johnson, whose two-out, two-strike, ninth inning home run on the final night of the regular season…


White Sox fans will see red at Sunday home games when the Sox wear a 1972 throwback uniform. The classic and popular red pinstripes, donned by manager Chuck Tanner's team that included Dick Allen, Bill Melton, Wilbur Wood, Carlos May, Rich Gossage and Terry Forster, will bring back 40-year-old memories of a team that gave the world champion Oakland A's a run for their money...

Ex-Rays slugger Dan Johnson signs minor-league White Sox deal

Dan Johnson will be remembered for hitting a few dramatic game- and season-saving home runs, including a tying shot on the 2011 season's final night.

Former Tampa Bay Ray Dan Johnson to sign with Chicago White Sox

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