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Frazier, 4 others agree with Sox on 1-year deals

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:31:24 EDT

The White Sox announced one-year contracts agreed upon with five players on Friday, avoiding arbitration with all five. The White Sox have no remaining arbitration-eligible players and have not gone to an arbitration hearing since 2001.

Minicamp serves distinct purpose for White Sox

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:04:05 EDT

At the conclusion of a three-day White Sox hitters minicamp Wednesday afternoon, following hitting coach Todd Steverson's upbeat summation to the 16 players at Camelback Ranch, manager Rick Renteria added in his parting words.

Steverson evaluates 4 young Sox hitters

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:07:41 EDT

White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson had a chance to work with 16 hitters during a minicamp from Monday through Wednesday at Camelback Ranch. He took some time after its completion to provide analysis on four young hitters.

Sox see Collins becoming 'very good catcher'

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:35:33 EDT

John Orton didn't know a great deal about Zack Collins when the White Sox selected the left-handed-hitting catcher with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft. So the White Sox Minor League catching coordinator studied some of Collins' work as he played for the University of Miami in the College World Series. Orton immediately liked what he saw.

Moncada shows off skills at White Sox camp

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:58 EDT

If fans were allowed into the White Sox hitters' minicamp, taking place through Thursday at Camelback Ranch, then Yoan Moncada probably would have received the first standing ovation as part of his new team.

Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

Sox could deal Quintana to boost farm system

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:00:00 EDT

The White Sox, as a practice, don't comment on trade rumors. That philosophy has served the South Siders well this offseason as they start their rebuild -- and considering that there seems to be more information floating around than days on the calendar. But confirmation from general manager Rick Hahn isn't necessary to predict boldly that Jose Quintana could be traded.

Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.

White Sox Top 30 Prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:15:36 EDT

Who do the White Sox have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Chicago's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Former Sox pitching coach Brown dies at 73

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:04:25 EDT

Former Rangers pitcher Jackie Brown, who was known as the "Oklahoma Curveballer" and later became a Major League pitching coach for three organizations, has passed away after a long illness. He was 73.

Anderson to prospects: 'Let your abilities work'

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:02:35 EDT

The stage was set for Brian Anderson's Major League arrival in 2006. As the White Sox top pick in the 2003 MLB Draft and 15th selection overall in the first round, Anderson had already logged 35 plate appearances for the '05 World Series champions. That total included two home runs off of Felix Hernandez on Aug. 26 in Seattle.

White Sox claim OF Garcia; Coats DFA'd

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 14:40:54 EDT

The White Sox claimed outfielder Willy Garcia off waivers from the Pirates on Friday and designated outfielder Jason Coats for assignment.

Zaleski finding 'joy' as Class A pitching coach

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 18:10:47 EDT

Matt Zaleski has a wonderful life, thanks to baseball. But some might look at Zaleski's career trajectory and think otherwise.

On mend, Putnam eyes shutdown middle-relief role

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 19:28:47 EDT

The current White Sox bullpen alignment doesn't feature Zach Putnam in the closer's role, although he pitched the ninth successfully during parts of a 2014 breakout campaign. But anyone who watched the most recent postseason, specifically Andrew Miller and the American League champion Indians, understands the last three outs aren't always the tensest or even the most crucial for a bullpen crew in securing a victory.

Inbox: Will Sox hang on to Frazier, Abreu?

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:18:22 EDT

Will the White Sox extend Todd Frazier and keep Jose Abreu through the rebuild? Beat reporter Scott Merkin answers this and other questions in his latest Inbox.

Moncada, Giolito in the mix for top prospect and hurler

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:08:25 EDT

General managers and scouting executives voted Boston's Andrew Benintendi and the Cardinals' Alex Reyes as baseball's top position and pitching prospects, respectively, in the Pipeline Poll.

With eye on long term, White Sox build for 2017

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:26:53 EDT

The White Sox have a long-term goal of contending for, and hopefully winning, numerous World Series championships.

White Sox look to focus on positives in 2016

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:47:28 EDT

A number of positive results transpired for the White Sox during the 2016 season.

Source: Robertson not part of Yanks/Sox talks

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:14:27 EDT

The Hot Stove started to buzz on Tuesday when a report circulated that the Yankees and White Sox have discussed a trade that would send left-hander Jose Quintana and closer David Robertson to New York. However, a source told that those talks have not really progressed and that the report is overstating the seriousness of the discussions.

Most amazing American League games of 2016

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:43:22 EDT

The American League champion Indians were just one of 15 teams in the AL, and each one had its own Game of the Year. In consultation with the beat reporters for every team, here are the best individual games for each AL club during another fantastic year in Major League Baseball.

Righty White Sox prospect Hansen 'special'

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:06:02 EDT

One word described the impression made by Alec Hansen during his debut in the White Sox organization last season.

White Sox scout creates 'Miracles' for kids

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:45:00 EDT

Following the 2018 season, when John Tumminia will be 66 years of age, the longtime White Sox scout plans to retire. A logical jump would be for Tumminia to move full time into Baseball Miracles, the labor of love and non-profit charitable endeavor he began about five years ago. But here's the only problem with that logic: Tumminia already delivers a full-time commitment to Baseball Miracles while working for the White Sox.

White Sox restock farm with 6 of Top 10 traded prospects

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:00:14 EDT

Seeing an opportunity to build for the future by capitalizing on this year's dearth of free agents, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn dealt lefty ace Chris Sale to the Red Sox and outfielder Adam Eaton to the Nationals on back-to-back days, respectively. In the process, the organization added tremendous upside to a farm system that had been lacking in that area, particularly in its upper levels.

White Sox scout bullish on offseason deals

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:31:54 EDT

Behind every franchise-altering rebuild, much like the one currently undertaken by the White Sox, stands a group of scouts putting in valuable leg work to help make it happen.

Inbox: Which big leaguer compares to White Sox trade acquisition Dunning?

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:00:03 EDT

It's just about holiday time for much of us. The first night of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve coincide this year. That's not quite as exciting as Thanksgivukkah a few years back, but still nifty timing by the two different calendars, no? I haven't had enough time to go gift shopping for all of you. The best I can do is to answer some of your questions in this week's edition of Pipeline Inbox.

White Sox among top 5 most improved farm systems

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:00:00 EDT

The Yankees certainly improved their system throughout the season, but they are not alone. Multiple clubs made big changes, here's a look at the top five:

Collins among White Sox prospects to watch

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:45:05 EDT

Recent conversations about the fast-rising White Sox Minor League system have centered on the elite players acquired in the Chris Sale and Adam Eaton deals, marking the start of the franchise's rebuilding process

Holland reflects fondly on time with Rangers

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:27:21 EDT

Derek Holland still remembers that magical October night in 2011 when he turned in one of the greatest pitching performances in Rangers history.

White Sox, Abreu reach deal to avoid arbitration

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 13:12:55 EDT

The White Sox have agreed to terms with first baseman Jose Abreu on a one-year, $10.825 million deal, thereby avoiding arbitration.

Cooper eager to play role in White Sox 'build'

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:58:24 EDT

Don Cooper does not favor the word "rebuild." And that dislike doesn't come from Chris Sale, the White Sox ace, being traded to Boston to begin the process. "It's a build to me and it's always a build. Every year it's a build. The names change, but my job and their jobs don't change," said the White Sox pitching coach during a conversation with

In Shields, Cooper sees bounce-back potential

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:18:20 EDT

Longtime White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper recently spoke to about pitchers James Shields, Carson Fulmer and some of the pitchers the team has recently acquired in trades.

White Sox strike 1-year deal with Holland

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:37:20 EDT

The White Sox agreed to terms with left-handed hurler Derek Holland on a one-year, $6 million contract Wednesday. To make room for Holland on the 40-man roster, which now sits at 40, the White Sox designated left-hander Matt Purke for assignment.

Inbox: Who could White Sox trade next?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:03:43 EDT

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is coming off of a very busy week, making a major impression at the Winter Meetings. But the organization's rebuild has only just begun. Here's this week's Inbox, with questions coming after the major trades.