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  1. White Sox release Mitchell Boggs

    Mar 23, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT

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    The White Sox announced — via Facebook and other outlets — that they have released right-hander Mitchell Boggs, who signed a minor league contract with the Pale Hose in early February and had been competing for a bullpen job this spring in camp. Boggs was one of the best setup men in baseball in 2012…

  2. Jose Abreu doesn’t think the big leagues are so hard

    Mar 20, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

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    White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is hitting .308 with an .838 OPS this spring, including a home run yesterday, and the Cuban rookie had an amusing quote when asked by Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com how he’s adjusting to the big leagues: The baseball is not exactly what I thought it would be. I’ve never…

  3. Diamondbacks name Addison Reed closer

    Mar 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

    Making official what was expected from the moment they acquired him from the White Sox this offseason, the Diamondbacks announced that Addison Reed will begin the season in the closer role. J.J. Putz also has previous closing experience and David Hernandez certainly has the raw stuff to pitch the ninth inning, but Reed saved 40…

  4. Jose Quintana insists he’s healthy despite disastrous outing and 30.00 ERA

    Mar 19, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jose Quintana White Sox

    Yesterday afternoon Jose Quintana had one of the worst starts you’ll ever see, allowing all nine batters he faced to reach base and eventually come around to score while recording zero outs. He also struggled in his previous start and his spring training ERA now stands at 30.00 overall, yet the White Sox left-hander insisted…

  5. Jose Quintana had a very bad day

    Mar 18, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

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    White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana started this afternoon against the A’s and here’s how things went for him: Double Single Homer Walk Walk [Mound Visit] Double Single Single Triple [Pitching Change] That’s nine batters faced, all of whom reached base and, while this part isn’t totally Quintana’s fault, all of whom came around to score.…

  6. Adam Dunn is not a voracious reader

    Mar 18, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox Photo Day

    Bo Jackson is in White Sox camp today. Adam Dunn is quite the admirer of Bo’s. So much so that he broke his lifelong streak of literacy avoidance in order to learn more about the guy: Adam Dunn said the only book he has ever read is “Bo Knows Bo.” — Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) March…

  7. 2014 Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Mar 17, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

    Towers Gibson AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Arizona Diamondbacks. The Big Question: Can the Diamondbacks withstand the injury to Patrick Corbin and get over the .500…

  8. White Sox sticking with Tyler Flowers as starting catcher

    Mar 17, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Tyler Flowers

    White Sox manager Robin Ventura said yesterday that Tyler Flowers will begin the season as the team’s starting catcher “unless something drastically changes.” Josh Phegly, Hector Gimenez, and Rule 5 pick Adrian Nieto are the other options, so it’s not as if Flowers had stiff competition for the gig, but he’s coming off a miserable…

  9. Gordon Beckham has a strained oblique

    Mar 15, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

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    According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, the White Sox announced this afternoon that second baseman Gordon Beckham has suffered a strained left oblique and will be shut down from baseball activities for seven days. We’re about two weeks away from the start of the regular season, so Beckham will have to make quick progress to…

  10. Jose Quintana got stuck in traffic on the way to his start

    Mar 14, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Quintana White Sox

    Not only did White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana struggle in yesterday’s start against the Angels, allowing seven runs in three innings, he almost didn’t make it to the ballpark in time to take the mound. Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com and manager Robin Venutra explain: “He got stuck in traffic,” Ventura said. “I don’t know if…

  11. Jeff Keppinger still having problems with shoulder after surgery

    Mar 13, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago White Sox

    Shoulder surgery ended Jeff Keppinger‘s 2013 season in July and now it looks like it will also cause the White Sox infielder to begin this season on the disabled list. Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that Keppinger “has been restricted by tightness in his surgically repaired shoulder” throughout spring training and will spend Opening Day…

  12. Smart money on Hanley Ramirez, Jay Bruce in prop bets

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…

  13. Chris Sale named Opening Day starter for White Sox

    Mar 10, 2014, 7:14 PM EDT

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    White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed what everyone had already assumed Wednesday, naming ace lefty Chris Sale the club’s Opening Day starter according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. Sale, the obvious choice for Ventura, boasts a spectacular 2.97 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 9.5 K/9 in 500 2/3 career major league innings. He tossed…

  14. Twins showing interest in White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza

    Mar 9, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    In today’s column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo writes that the Twins have interest in White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza. 1500 ESPN’s Darren Wolfson reported on Friday that some in the Twins’ front office are fans of De Aza’s. The White Sox will use De Aza as a utility outfielder with Dayan Viciedo…

  15. White Sox, Mariners have discussed Dayan Viciedo trade

    Mar 9, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

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    Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago has the inside word: Although the White Sox are not shopping outfielder Dayan Viciedo, they are listening to other clubs about their interest in the Cuban power hitter. Several major league sources confirmed that the Sox and Mariners have had discussions on a deal that could center around Viciedo. Nick…

  16. Nate Jones made his Cactus League debut Saturday

    Mar 9, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

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    White Sox right-hander Nate Jones said at the end of February that he was completely over the glute strain that he suffered shortly after arriving at spring camp and he proved that on Saturday, delivering a scoreless inning in his 2014 Cactus League debut. Jones allowed a hit and issued a walk, but he also recorded…

  17. Jose Abreu making strong impression in White Sox camp

    Mar 9, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

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    Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu has just two hits in his first 13 Cactus League at-bats, but one was a double and the other was a home run, and he continues to draw rave reviews in White Sox camp for the patience he’s showing at the plate. Abreu has yet to strike out through five Cactus…

  18. Picture of the Day: Adam Dunn’s locker has a new look after the Oscars

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:53 PM EDT

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    Adam Dunn returned to the White Sox today after attending the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, where “Dallas Buyers Club,” a film which he helped finance and had a cameo in, took home three awards. Now that the veteran slugger is big-time, an unidentified member of the team decided to give his locker a…

  19. 2014 Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Mar 3, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Can the Rockies get back over the .500 mark? Rookie manager Walt Weiss led…

  20. 2014 Preview: Chicago White Sox

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Chicago White Sox. The Big Question: Can the White Sox rebuild the league’s worst lineup on the fly? Chicago…

  21. Nate Jones says glute strain is “completely gone”

    Feb 26, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Nate Jones entered camp as the favorite to take over as the White Sox closer. A mid-February glute strain threatened to complicate matters, but the right-hander now appears to be back on track. Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that Jones threw his third bullpen session of the spring on Wednesday and experienced no lingering discomfort…

  22. Actor/designated hitter Adam Dunn is probably going to the Oscars

    Feb 24, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox Photo Day

    Adam Dunn had a cameo as a bartender in “Dallas Buyers Club” and now it might get the White Sox designated hitter a trip to the Oscars on Sunday, writes Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com: The slugger has an invite, a ride and a reason to attend the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, but he…

  23. Nate Jones diagnosed with gluteal strain

    Feb 16, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Via beat writer Dan Hayes at CSNChicago.com: GLENDALE, Ariz. — Nate Jones has been prescribed butt rest over bed rest. Per the training staff, the White Sox reliever has been restricted from any baseball activity for three or four days as he rests a gluteal strain that has bothered him for more than a week. Jones…

  24. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  25. A first in 15 years: 2014 will open without a member of the 500-HR club

    Feb 1, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    With Alex Rodriguez spending the season on the restricted list, this season will be the first since 1999 to begin without a member of the 500-homer club on a major league roster. The last time MLB was played without a 500-HR guy was 15 years ago. Eddie Murray retired after the 1997 season, leaving a…

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