Yoan Moncada hits first career home run

It took a little over a week for Yoan Moncada to go yard in the major leagues. After struggling a bit at the plate in his first week in the big leagues, the Chicago White Sox top prospect finally reached the achievement. In the bottom of the 7th inning with the White Sox losing 6-1, Moncada stepped to the plate against Jake Arrieta. On a 0-2 pitch, Moncada sent a deep shot...
Via ChiCitySports.com
10 hours ago

Moncada hits homer No. 1, off Arrieta

White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada, the No. 1 prospect in baseball per MLBPipeline.com, hit his first career home run in the seventh inning of Wednesday's contest with the Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Via WhiteSox.com
10 hours ago

Trades, callups intersecting for White Sox

The White Sox have traded five players from their Major League roster since the All-Star break. Those deals paved the way for some of the club's top prospects to show what they can do in the big leagues.
Via WhiteSox.com
13 hours ago

White Sox send Avisail to DL for thumb strain

Avisail Garcia will be placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a ligament strain in his right thumb. The injury was revealed through an MRI on Wednesday after the All-Star right fielder came to the team with continued discomfort in that area.
Via WhiteSox.com
14 hours ago

Avisail Garcia Placed On DL With Strained Thumb Ligament

White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has been diagnosed with a strained ligament in his thumb and will be placed on the DL, per a team announcement. Garcia will miss approximately two weeks with the injury, tweets MLB.com’s Scott Merkin. A corresponding move has not yet been announced. While Garcia hasn’t been among the most discussed White Sox trade candidates, it certainly...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
16 hours ago

South Side Morning 5: And then there was one

1. The big news on Tuesday had nothing to do with the White Sox loss to the Cubs. It was, instead, a move they made following that game. They sent Anthony Swarzak to the Brewers for Ryan Cordell. Turning Swarzak into anything is a win for the White Sox, even though Cordell doesn’t seem like he has a future of anything more than a fourth outfielder that has played a little third...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

Report: Cubs have issue with Justin Verlander salary in potential trade

Having already acquired Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox, most figured the defending champion Cubs might be looking in another direction to find an upgrade on their roster.But that can pretty much be thrown out the window after Chicago reportedly expressed interest in both Sonny Gray and Justin Verlander. Adding another top-end arm to the rotation would be a big deal for...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey makes history, hits four batters in one game

Tuesday’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox got chippy. Both benches were warned when White Sox pitcher Chris Beck hit Ian Happ with a pitch. That came after Cubs pitcher John Lackey hit some batters on his own, making team history in the process. Indeed.Lackey struck Jose Abreu in the first inning. Over the course of four batters in the fifth inning, Lackey hit...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

South Side Morning 5: The White Sox have won a game!

1. The White Sox won their first game since July 6th on the back of an excellent Miguel Gonzalez start. It has been a tumultuous season for Gonzalez, who came out of the gate hot but suddenly crumbled on his way to a DL trip. In Monday’s game, however, he displaced the departed Jose Quintana as the most recent pitcher to go seven innings or more. That’s good news for the White...
Via BP South Side
1 day ago

Report: Cubs interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy

There’s been talk around the water cooler that the Chicago Cubs are interested in Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. While that might still very well be the case, at least one report suggests Chicago is more interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy.“According to a source, a key Rangers evaluator was watching the Triple-A affiliates of the Chicago Cubs, who have made at least...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The White Sox’ Big Bets On Risk

On Tuesday, the White Sox completed their latest trade, sending Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle to New York for a trio of prospects and Tyler Clippard, who was included as a salary offset. In the span of four major trades, the team added 15 minor leaguers, including most of their best-ranked prospects now. And when you look at where these guys rank on the Baseball...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/20: Nothing but Nolan

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while Nolan Arenado prepares to really blow our wigs a four home run game. Happy birthday today to Troy Smith, Pavel Datsyuk, Ray Allen and Peter Forsberg. On this date in 1976 Hank Aaron hit his 755th home run. Daily brain...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo of young Todd Frazier with Yankees legend surfaces

Todd Frazier was traded to the Yankees on Tuesday night, and the Toms River (N.J.) product probably couldn’t be happier.It’s one thing to be a native of the Tri-State area, so we know that Frazier followed the team while growing up. But it’s even more than that for Frazier, who was seen on the field with Derek Jeter a number of years ago.This photo speaks volumes about what...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees closing in on acquiring Todd Frazier, David Robertson

The New York Yankees are reportedly closing in on a trade to address two big needs. According to various reports, the Yankees are close to sending a package of prospects to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for third baseman Todd Frazier and relief pitchers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle. There is no word on which Yankee prospects would be headed to Chicago as part of the deal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees reportedly the favorites to land David Robertson

The New York Yankees don’t quite have the bullpen of death they boasted last year, but they could come close to recreating it at the trade deadline.Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Tuesday that the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are among the teams in pursuit of Chicago White Sox reliever David Robertson with the Yankees said to be favorites to acquire him.It would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox trading for Todd Frazier ‘seems almost inevitable’

The Boston Red Sox have a huge hole at third base, and it sounds as though they’re motivated to fill it.FOX Sports’s Ken Rosenthal said Saturday that it “seems almost inevitable” that the Red Sox will make a trade for Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier.Rosenthal, on Twitter, clarified that this doesn’t mean a deal is close to being done — but that the fit makes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Chicago Cubs lost their mind?

The Chicago Cubs disappointing first half along with a farm system barren of pitching talent brought about a shocking trade Thursday with the crosstown rival White Sox. for José Quintana is now a Cub. It just took their top two minor league prospects to get the job done. Just a few months ago, both Theo Epstein and Sox GM Rick Hahn laughed at the thought of the teams trading with...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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