WHITE SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Abreu happily accepting role of leader

With each White Sox trade, Jose Abreu has found himself becoming the established voice in the clubhouse, and it's a role he has embraced.
Via WhiteSox.com
8 hours ago

Holland called as Sox welcome Tribe

The series opener between the Indians and the White Sox will feature a righty-vs.-lefty pitching matchup, as Cleveland's Danny Salazar will face off against Chicago southpaw Derek Holland on Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Via WhiteSox.com
9 hours ago

Bummer 'speechless' after callup

Aaron Bummer replaced Dan Jennings on the roster after Jennings was traded to the Rays for Minor Leaguer Casey Gillaspie.
Via WhiteSox.com
13 hours ago

Will Melky Cabrera be traded ahead of the deadline?

So far this year the Chicago White Sox have shown that they are fully committed to the process of rebuilding. Within the past month, the Sox have traded Jose Quintana, Todd Frazier, David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle, and most recently Anthony Swarzak in exchange for a boatload of top prospects. But there remains one name on the White Sox team that many thought would have been traded...
Via ChiCitySports.com
14 hours ago

Carlos Rodon Knocks in 2 With 1st MLB Hit

Former NC State standout pitcher Carlos Rodon collected his first career hit in the big leagues on Tuesday, knocking in two runs with a double. Rodon entered the game with only 5 career at bats, but he capitalized on the sixth. For NC State fans, the double didn’t come as a surprise. Rodon hit .283 in his final season for the Wolfpack. Due to tendinitis in his bicep, Rodon missed...
Via Pack Insider
20 hours ago

Jennings Traded to Rays for Casey Gillaspie; Bummer Called Up

While I was writing about how Dan Jennings has pitched well of late and had risen to the top of a bullpen absolutely decimated by trades and injuries, the White Sox traded him to Tampa Bay for Casey Gillaspie.  Jennings wasn’t an obvious trade candidate, as he was under team control through 2019, and given just how depleted the White Sox’ relief corps is it might have made sense...
Via BP South Side
21 hours ago

South Side Morning 5: What Game? Moncada & Minor League Arms Thrive

1.  The White Sox have now traded away their best starting pitchers, all of their best relievers who weren’t injured, and have yet to start calling up any of their significant arms from the minor leagues.  Pair that with a series against a solid Cubs lineup and you can get some ugly results, like the eight runs surrendered on Wednesday night following the seven spot on Tuesday...
Via BP South Side
22 hours ago

Rays To Acquire Dan Jennings From White Sox

The Rays are set to acquire lefty reliever Dan Jennings from the White Sox, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (on Twitter). Tampa Bay is sending first base prospect Casey Gillaspie to the White Sox in return for Jennings. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick first reported that the Rays were closing in on a trade for a left-handed reliever (Twitter link). Tampa Bay has been known to...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
22 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
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
2 days 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 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
7 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...
Via Yardbarker
7 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
9 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
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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