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  1. Pirates claim Brent Morel off waivers from Blue Jays

    Feb 24, 2014, 4:46 PM EST

    Brent Morel

    Pittsburgh claimed Brent Morel off waivers after the third baseman was designated for assignment by Toronto. Morel was the White Sox’s starting third baseman as a 24-year-old rookie in 2011, but hit just .245 with a .653 OPS in 126 games and has played sparingly in the majors since then. Chicago waived him in December…

  2. A bunch of players were claimed off waivers today

    Dec 23, 2013, 9:02 PM EST

    Eric Surkamp Getty

    Today we saw an unusual amount of players claimed off waivers. They can probably best be described as 40-man roster stocking stuffers. Here’s a quick look at the busy day of transactions: The Blue Jays claimed third baseman Brent Morel off waivers from the White Sox Morel hit 10 homers in 126 games with the…

  3. Gordon Beckham out 6-8 weeks with fractured hamate bone

    Apr 11, 2013, 5:02 PM EST

    Gordon Beckham

    Gordon Beckham exited Tuesday’s game after tweaking his left wrist on a swing and the White Sox just announced that he has a fractured hamate bone. Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that Beckham will need surgery and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, which could knock him out until July. Beckham has mostly struggled since…

  4. Kevin Youkilis starts off hitting second for White Sox

    Jun 25, 2012, 6:05 PM EST

    Kevin Youkilis

    White Sox No. 2 hitters have batted a pathetic .215/.265/.323 this season. He won’t have to be the old Kevin Youkilis to improve on that. White Sox manager Robin Ventura will ask Youkilis to help set the table for Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko following his acquisition from the Red Sox on Sunday. Here’s the…

  5. Kevin Youkilis sent to White Sox for Zach Stewart, Brent Lillibridge

    Jun 24, 2012, 5:26 PM EST

    Kevin Youkilis

    The White Sox announced after Sunday’s game that they’ve acquired Kevin Youkilis from Boston in exchange for right-hander Zach Stewart and utilityman Brent Lillibridge. The Red Sox are also sending $5.5 million in cash to help cover Youkilis’ salary, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. “I just got off the phone with him, he’s very excited to…

  6. Kevin Youkilis expected to be traded soon

    Jun 23, 2012, 3:52 PM EST

    Kevin Youkilis Reuters

    UPDATE, 9:35 PM ET: According to Rosenthal, the Indians are now considered a “longshot” to land Youkilis and the Dodgers have only had “minimal contact” with Boston’s front office. It sounds like it might come down to the White Sox and Pirates. 3:52 PM ET: Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM…

  7. White Sox sign Orlando Hudson, put Brent Morel on DL

    May 22, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Orlando Hudson Reuters

    UPDATE: Chicago just announced the Hudson signing and, as expected, placed Morel on the disabled list. ========== It’s not official yet, but manager Robin Ventura confirmed what Peter Gammons of MLB.com reported over the weekend: Orlando Hudson is signing with the White Sox after being released by the Padres. And not only that, with third…

  8. Looking at MLB’s least productive positions to date

    May 7, 2012, 6:56 PM EST

    Xavier Nady

    Nationals left fielders, “led” by Xavier Nady, have amassed an MLB-low .406 OPS in 101 at-bats to date, hitting just .119 with no homers and six RBI. Here’s the list of the worst OPSs by team and position so far, along with the player most responsible for the poor showing. LF Nationals – .406 (.119/.237/.168)…

  9. If only Brent Morel were more aggressive…

    Apr 17, 2012, 7:25 PM EST

    Brent Morel

    Asked today about Brent Morel‘s continued presence in the No. 2 spot in the order despite a .103/.161/.138 line to date, White Sox manager Robin Ventura replied: He’s going to stay there. He just needs to be a little more aggressive in the zone and things will turn around. So, Morel, who has walked twice…

  10. So, exactly how did Alexei Ramirez tick off Robin Ventura?

    Apr 6, 2012, 12:28 PM EST

    Alexei Ramirez

    All spring long the White Sox were auditioning No. 2 hitters. First we heard that it was going to be slow-footed A.J. Pierzynski. However, that no longer worked out because manager Robin Ventura decided he wanted to bat Adam Dunn third, meaning he needed a right-handed hitter batting second to separate a pair of lefties.…

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