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With Playoff Hopes Slim To None, Avi’s Return Brightens Season

Not that most White Sox fans expected much out of the 2014 season to begin with, but with the team hovering around five or six games below .500 for the last two months, it’s a safe bet that this year won’t bring the south side a playoff berth. Often times, this scenario brings lifeless, empty September baseball. Heck, that’s a big reason why Bud Selig decided to add one more...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phegley, Rienzo Among Significant Round of Cuts

On Wednesday, we learned of six more Spring Training cuts the White Sox have made, including optioning three guys to Triple-A Charlotte and reassigning three more to minor league camp. Two of the most recent cuts chatting on the mound last season. Credit: Nam Y. Huh, AP Pitchers Chris Beck and Cody Winiarski along with first baseman Andy Wilkins were reassigned to minor league...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox Adrian Nieto isn't wasting his second chance

Adrian Nieto knows what it's like to nearly have his career taken away, and he has acted accordingly. The catcher, a Rule 5 pick from the Washington Nationals, has brought enthusiasm and according to coaches, and an “old school” approach to camp with him, and the White Sox have taken notice. After Josh Phegley was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday morning, it...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Phegley, Rienzo Among Significant Round of Cuts

On Wednesday, we learned of six more Spring Training cuts the White Sox have made, including optioning three guys to Triple-A Charlotte and reassigning three more to minor league camp. Two of the most recent cuts chatting on the mound last season. Credit: Nam Y. Huh, AP Pitchers Chris Beck and Cody Winiarski along with first baseman Andy Wilkins were reassigned to...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox set to go with Rule 5 pick as backup catcher

Barring a unforeseen acquisition the Chicago White Sox will enter the 2014 season with Rule 5 pick Adrian Nieto as their backup catcher. Nieto will become just the second catcher ever to make the leap from Class-A to the majors. The 24-year-old was acquired in the Rule 5 draft from Washington. In nine spring games thus far Nieto has had 13 at-bats and was hitting .231/.333/.231....
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Catcher Update – Tyler Flowers The Guy Again

Chicago White Sox Baseball — Tyler Flowers will be the starting catcher for the Chicago White Sox to start the 2014 regular season. Flowers has been the front runner for quite some time and Ventura confirmed it over the weekend. With Opening Day two weeks away, now the battle for backup catcher will be on the radar. Those fighting for the role are Josh Phegley, Hector Gimenez and...
Via Sports Mockery
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomlin goes five for Tribe in 2-2 tie

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Conor Gillaspie and Josh Phegley hit back-to-back homers for the Chicago White Sox on Friday in a 2-2 tie with the Cleveland Indians. The game was called after nine innings. Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin went five innings, his longest outing of the spring. He gave up four hits, including the two home runs with two outs in the fifth. Gillaspie, acquired by...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' Surplus at Catcher Could Appeal to Sox

Although it's most likely the White Sox will break camp with two of Tyler Flowers, Adrian Nieto, and Josh Phegley manning the catcher position, it doesn't mean the team won't continue to seek other options on the trade market if none of those guys perform better than we've seen in the past. Catcher-related trade rumors have continued to pop up intermittently,...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ventura: Flowers the Early Favorite In Catcher Battle

As you all know, this period of Spring Training before games get underway does not lack headlines, as everyone is always rather excited that baseball season is underway. It does usually takes some time before the spring produces legitimate news, though. We're only a couple days away from (intrasquad) game action, and manager Robin Ventura recently shed some light on the starting...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox Catcher 2014: A Lot Left to be Desired

Chicago White Sox Baseball — The Chicago White Sox are currently looking at catchers Tyler Flowers and Josh Phegley to handle the backstop duties in 2014. There has also been speculation since December that the White Sox are interested in acquiring Jose Lobaton from the Tampa Bay Rays, but recent reports have Lobaton on his way to Washington. So, are any of these catchers the White...
Via Sports Mockery
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Rumors: White Sox Linked to Rays Catcher

Earlier this offseason, the Tampa Bay Rays acquired Ryan Hanigan from the Cincinatti Reds. With Jose Molina set to be Tampa's backup, Jose Lobaton seems to be the odd man out and is now being shopped. Lobaton knocked a memorable walk-off home run this past postseason. Credit: Mike Carlson, AP According to the TB Times' Mark Topkin, Lobaton trade talks are ...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

With Steverson, Patience Will Be The Virtue

The White Sox held a hitting “mini-camp” at Camelback Ranch recently, as many of team’s top prospects (along with veteran Paul Konerko) had a chance to swing in front of new hitting coach Todd Steverson. While the biggest storyline was the rave reviews for new first baseman Jose Abreu, something else caught my eye even more. Steverson had a lot to say about how he wants hitters...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Abreu, Davidson to attend Sox's mini hitting camp

The Chicago White Sox are holding a mini hitting camp for select young players at their spring training facility at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., this week. Jose Abreu, Matt Davidson, Adam Eaton, Josh Phegley, Marcus Semien, Courtney Hawkins, Jared Mitchell, Trayce Thompson and Keenyn Walker were among the players slated to attend the private camp that runs Jan. 14-16. Sox...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated Minor League Outlooks: Catchers

With Rick Hahn's reshaping of the White Sox, many organizational holes have been filled with what are expected to be long-term solutions. Because of this, some guys at the minor league level are now far less crucial to the future of the ball club, while focus has shifted to others. Unfortunately that's not the case with the team's catchers. Here's an updated look...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

An Answer, or at least Options at Catcher a Necessity

Going into any offseason, it's tough to know the exact direction a rebuilding or 'retooling' team is going to take. For example with this year's White Sox, nobody really knows if GM Rick Hahn will go out and acquire a catcher or a third baseman, for example (there are other possibilities). It might be both, it might be neither, and other unknown deals can effect the...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Examining the White Sox Catching Options

The main positional question marks for your Chicago White Sox are all related to the infield. That certainly holds true for the bottom of the diamond, where the immediate future of the catcher position seems to be completely up in the air. So here's a look at all of Rick Hahn's options, both internal and external. Photo via CSN BAY AREA Internal Josh Phegley...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Minor League Preview: Chicago White Sox

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (29) | 2012 (30) | 2011 (27) | 2010 (23) | 2009 (16) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [63-99] AL Central AAA: [65-78] International League — Charlotte AA: [77-63] Southern League — Birmingham A+: [71-69] Carolina League — Winston-Salem A: [61-76] South Atlantic League — Kannapolis Arizona Fall League Players — Glendale...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Phegley Fever Cooled Quickly, But Will it Return?

Josh Phegley’s promotion to the major leagues in July was long anticipated. He had been absolutely dominating AAA competition at the, while Tyler Flowers was doing his best Joe Borchard impersonation as the starting White Sox backstop. For the first couple of weeks, it was all well and good for the 25-year-old Indiana product. He drove in ten runs over his first ten...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Phegley walk-off single makes Sox 3-2 winners over Rangers

Josh Phegley got the Gatorade bath. The happy beating from his teammates. And a special something Gordon Beckham had learned from A.J. Pierzynski. Which was fitting because the former Sox catcher was behind the plate when Sox rookie catcher Phegley delivered the first game-ending hit of his career. Phegley’s two-out single in the ninth Saturday night scored Avisail Garcia to...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

White Sox beat Rangers with walk-off

White Sox rookie catcher Josh Phegley was just trying to put the ball in play. He ended up getting the game-winning hit. Phegley singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Chicago to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. ''(Tanner) Scheppers, I've faced him in college. I know he's a hard-thrower and I just tried to get...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

White Sox 3, Rangers 2

Rookie Josh Phegley singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Texas had its four-game winning streak snapped and wasted another strong outing by Yu Darvish, who gave up two runs in seven innings while striking out 11. Avisail Garcia singled with one out and went to third...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers fall to White Sox on Phegley's walk-off

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Josh Phegley singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Texas had its four-game winning streak snapped and wasted another strong outing by Yu Darvish, who gave up two runs in seven innings while striking out 11. Avisail Garcia singled with one out...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox find themselves in an unfamiliar role

Usually the Chicago White Sox will compete for a playoff spot with the rest of the American League Central until the last month or so of the season.  Unfortunately for White Sox fans, the club was out of contention much earlier than usual.  With the White Sox being in an unusual position they now play the role of spoiler. The way the remaining schedule shakes out for the little...
Via isportsweb.com
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox find themselves in an unfamiliar role

Usually the Chicago White Sox will compete for a playoff spot with the rest of the American League Central until the last month or so of the season.  Unfortunately for White Sox fans, the club was out of contention much earlier than usual.  With the White Sox being in an unusual position they now play the role of spoiler. The way the remaining schedule shakes out for the little...
Via isportsweb.com
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox find themselves in an unfamiliar role

Usually the Chicago White Sox will compete for a playoff spot with the rest of the American League Central until the last month or so of the season.  Unfortunately for White Sox fans, the club was out of contention much earlier than usual.  With the White Sox being in an unusual position they now play the role of spoiler. The way the remaining schedule shakes out for the little...
Via isportsweb.com
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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