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  1. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT

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    If a pitcher has a foreign substance on his hand and no one is there to complain about it, does it still raise a stink?

  2. Danny Salazar makes history in loss to White Sox

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:26 PM EDT

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    Danny Salazar recorded 11 outs against the White Sox tonight. Ten of them were strikeouts.

  3. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  4. Paul Konerko is sitting out Opening Day after 15 years in the White Sox’s lineup

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    When Paul Konerko decided against retiring and re-signed with the White Sox both sides agreed that he’d be returning in a diminished role, but now that’s a reality: Konerko will not be in the Opening Day lineup today for the first time since 1998. Konerko is slated to play mostly versus left-handed pitchers and Twins…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 2014 Preview: Chicago White Sox

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:08 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 Chicago White Sox. The Big Question: Can the White Sox rebuild the league’s worst lineup on the fly? Chicago…

  9. White Sox’s first impression of Jose Abreu: “That’s a big man”

    Jan 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Cuban slugger Jose Abreu participated in the White Sox’s mini-hitter camp yesterday and after watching the $68 million man in person for the first time hitting coach Todd Steverson was pretty excited: That’s a strong man right here. That’s a big man. He has a nice smooth, compact approach. He didn’t try to do too…

  10. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  11. Paul Konerko is returning to the White Sox

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

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    Paul Konerko pondered retirement following the worst season of his career, but Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the 37-year-old will return to the White Sox for another go-around. Konerko hit just .244 with 12 homers and a .669 OPS in 126 games this year and the White Sox signed Cuban slugger Jose Abreu to…

  12. White Sox unsure if Paul Konerko plans to retire or play

    Nov 19, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Paul Konerko

    White Sox general manager Rick Hahn recently met with free agent Paul Konerko and made it clear that he’d welcome the 38-year-old first baseman back in a part-time role. However, during an interview with WSCR-AM radio in Chicago team chairman Jerry Reinsdorf revealed that the White Sox still “have no idea” if Konerko even plans…

  13. Marlins not expected to significantly increase payroll

    Nov 2, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

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    “We’re getting ready for another season, and we’re going to win more,” Marlins president David Samson assured Christina De Nicola of FOX Sports Florida late last week. “I promise you this: We’re not going to lose 100 games next year. Not even close.” But that doesn’t mean that Marlins fans should be expecting a wheeling-and-dealing…

  14. White Sox open to re-signing Paul Konerko, but lack at-bats

    Oct 29, 2013, 4:02 PM EDT

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    They signed Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu to a six-year, $68 million contract and Adam Dunn is still around as a should-be designated hitter, but the White Sox haven’t closed the door on re-signing free agent Paul Konerko. Konerko is pondering retirement following a horrible age-37 season in which he hit just .244 with 12…

  15. Breaking down Jose Abreu’s contract with the White Sox

    Oct 29, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Jose Abreu and the White Sox officially announced their six-year, $68 million contract today with a press conference in Chicago and here are the year-by-year details: Signing bonus: $10 million 2014: $7 million 2015: $7 million 2016: $10 million 2017: $10.5 million 2018: $11.5 million 2019: $12 million There’s been a lot made about Abreu…

  16. Rockies offered $63 million for Jose Abreu

    Oct 28, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Cuban slugger Jose Abreu signed with the White Sox for six years and $68 million, and according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post the Rockies came up just short by bidding $63 million for the 26-year-old first baseman: Rockies’ ownership gave clearance to spend the money on Abreu. It’s unlikely that the Rockies would…

  17. White Sox hire A’s hitting coordinator Todd Steverson as hitting coach

    Oct 25, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

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    After finishing dead last among AL teams in scoring this season the White Sox fired hitting coach Jeff Manto and now they’ve settled on a replacement, with Scott Merkin of MLB.com reporting that it’ll be A’s minor league hitting coordinator Todd Steverson. Steverson played briefly in the majors during the mid-90s and has lots of…

  18. Dodgers (finally) sign Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero

    Oct 21, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Alexander Guerrero

    Twice already the Dodgers were said to be signing 26-year-old Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero, first in July and then in September. Both times it was reportedly a $32 million contract and both times the deal never got completed. Now they’ll try for a third time, as Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that Guerrero and the…

  19. Jose Abreu skepticism sounds like Yasiel Puig skepticism

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Jose Abreu‘s reported $68 million deal with the White Sox isn’t even official yet and there are already lots of prominent media members questioning whether Chicago over-committed to an “untested” player with some question marks attached. I have no idea. I’ve seen Abreu play a couple times on television, I’ve read the same write-ups everyone…

  20. UPDATE: White Sox, Jose Abreu agree to six-year, $68 million deal

    Oct 17, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the White Sox and Abreu have a deal, pending a physical. The two sides have agreed to a six-year, $68 million contract, confirming Rosenthal’s original report. 10:36 p.m. ET: Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports confirms that the Rangers will not sign Abreu. He also hears that the White…

  21. Sounds like the White Sox are going to get Jose Abreu

    Oct 17, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

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    That is, if our process of elimination is correct.  The upshot: earlier today MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reported that Jose Abreu narrowed his list of potential destinations to the Astros, Red Sox and White Sox. Then Buster Olney reported that the Astros’ bid has fallen short and that the Red Sox did not expect to sign him.…

  22. Report: Marlins “all in” on signing Jose Abreu

    Oct 5, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Ben Badler of Baseball America pegged the Rangers as the most likely landing spot for Cuban slugger Jose Abreu last week, but it sounds like they are going to have plenty of competition. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins are “all in” to sign Abreu and were “well represented” as his two-day workout…

  23. Rangers considered to have “inside track” on Jose Abreu

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Ben Badler of Baseball America, who covers the international prospect world better than anyone, has a lengthy new article about Cuban slugger Jose Abreu and his “green light” to sign after being cleared by MLB. Quite a few teams have been linked to Abreu by various reports, but Badler rates the Rangers as his most…

  24. Report: Dodgers sign Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero for $32 million

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Update: Guerrero’s agent has denied that there’s an agreement in place, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. He says there are still three teams in the mix. /// Cuban shortstop Alexander Guerrero, who defected and set up shop in the Dominican Republic back in January, has inked a seven-year, $32 million contract with the Dodgers, according…

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