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While he's competing for the team's starting job at second base, Gordon Beckham is seeing work all over the infield early in the spring.

The former top prospect is getting work at shortstop and third base as well, as he prepares for what could wind up being a super utility role for the White Sox. Even if he loses out to Micah Johnson or Carlos Sanchez in the battle at second base, the more time that he sees on the field, the better his chances of carving out value as a middle infielder in AL-only formats.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 1 - 8:04 PM

White Sox top prospect Carlos Rodon is expected to take Chris Sale's spot in the White Sox rotation for Cactus League play.

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said to expect Rodon on the hill when the White Sox take on the Padres in Peoria on Friday. While it's a chance for the young left-hander to showcase his skills, he certainly won't be cracking the White Sox rotation on Opening Day. The 22-year-old posted a 2.92 ERA and 38/13 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings in 2014, including three starts at Triple-A Charlotte.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 1 - 6:30 PM

Zach Putnam has been nursing some back tightness.

The reliever has had his back wrapped the last couple days, but it's a minor issue. Putnam will help set up for closer David Robertson in 2015 after holding a 1.98 ERA across 49 relief appearances last season.
Mar 1 - 10:58 AM

The White Sox announced Saturday that Chris Sale suffered an avulsion fracture on his right foot in an accident at his home on Friday.

The early diagnosis is that he's expected to miss three weeks. While it sounds that he avoided a significant injury, it could put his availability for Opening Day in jeopardy. The team will wait for the swelling to subside before determining his status.
Feb 28 - 1:09 PM

Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports that Chris Sale suffered an undisclosed foot injury.

The White Sox are expected to address the situation publicly shortly. Obviously any missed time would be a significant blow to the White Sox and fantasy owners alike. Stay tuned as more information should be available shortly.
Feb 28 - 1:06 PM

Conor Gillaspie bulked up over the offseason and quit chewing tobacco in an effort to get stronger and help get through the grind of the long season.

Gillaspie added 15-20 pounds of muscle to prevent the late-season swoon that he endured in 2014, where he slashed just .208/.259/.333 with three homers over his final 47 contests. He's expected to bat sixth in a much-improved White Sox lineup, which should provide plenty of RBI chances.
Source: CSN Chicago
Feb 28 - 12:10 PM

Jose Quintana threw two simulated innings on Friday and indicated that he's ready to go and right on track for where he should be at this point of the spring.

At the team's request, the 26-year-old southpaw began his throwing program later than usual this winter in order to help preserve his arm after toiling 200 innings in each of the past two seasons. Quintana wasn't shy about expressing his excitement over the start of the spring season, indicating,"I’m excited for Opening Day. It’s spring training, but it’s Opening Day, you know?"
Source: CSN Chicago
Feb 27 - 7:07 PM

Jesse Crain threw his slider in a bullpen session Wednesday for the first time this spring.

"It's good news to see Jesse throw like that," White Sox manager Robin Ventura told reporters. "He was excited." Crain missed entire 2014 season due to biceps and shoulder issues, but he should be ready for the beginning of the 2015 campaign. The right-hander will be looking to work his way back into a setup role.
Feb 25 - 4:37 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) is scheduled to make 25 throws from 75, 90 and 105 feet on Tuesday.

Jones, who is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery, will progress to throwing from 90, 105 and 120 feet next time out. The 28-year-old right-hander will spent most of the year in rehab mode.
Feb 24 - 11:40 AM

Jesse Crain revealed Sunday that he has thrown twice with only one day off for the first time in over a year.

Crain missed the entire 2014 season due to biceps and shoulder issues, but he enters spring training with a clean bill of health. He could be a big part of the White Sox' bullpen if he can stay off the disabled list.
Feb 22 - 1:14 PM

Nate Jones (elbow) is currently long-tossing from 105 feet.

Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Jones isn't far off from throwing off a mound. The reliever will miss most, if not all, of the 2015 season while rehabbing.
Feb 20 - 3:48 PM

White Sox signed INF Nick Delmonico to a minor league contract.

Delmonico was acquired by the Brewers from the Orioles at the 2013 trade deadline in exchange for Francisco Rodriguez. The 22-year-old batted just .262/.300/.404 over 37 games at the High-A level in 2014 before being suspended 50 games for testing positive for an amphetamine and eventually being released by Milwaukee last week. While his resume so far is pretty underwhelming, Delmonico is still young and is worth another shot.
Feb 13 - 11:46 AM

White Sox signed RHP Matt Albers to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

He'll earn $1.5 million if he makes the big league roster. Albers made only eight appearances at the major league level last season because of a shoulder issue, but he appears healthy now and reached 91 mph during an audition for teams earlier this month. The veteran reliever pitched well in 2012 and 2013 and could be a solid middle relief option for the Pale Hose if he can stay healthy.
Feb 13 - 11:03 AM

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Indians watch Matt Albers' throwing session Tuesday.

12 teams were reportedly in attendance to watch him throw. Albers, who spent 2013 with the Indians, was limited to just eight appearances with the Astros last season due to shoulder issues. However, he's healthy now and latch on with someone soon.
Feb 11 - 9:50 AM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that Matt Albers threw in front of 12 teams Tuesday in Houston.

He reached 91 mph during the session. Albers made only eight appearances at the major league level last season because of a shoulder issue, but a recent MRI came back clean. He's hoping to land a deal prior to spring training. It's worth noting that the Astros were not in attendance for Tuesday's throwing session.
Feb 11 - 8:21 AM


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