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Erik Johnson allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings during Tuesday's start against the Red Sox, but was handed a no-decision.

Johnson's only mistake came on a fourth-inning solo homer to Daniel Nava. Overall, Johnson allowed three hits, walked two, and struck out nine. He had shaky results in his first two starts of the season, so it was a welcome sight to see him dominate the Red Sox. Johnson will face the Rangers next.
Apr 15 - 11:58 PM

Alejandro De Aza went 0-for-3 with a walk as the White Sox defeated the Red Sox on Tuesday.

De Aza walked and was caught stealing leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, but the White Sox walked off winners anyway. After a white-hot spring, De Aza has been cold to start the season, hitting just .167 with the conclusion of Tuesday's action. The caught stealing was only his first attempted steal of the season, after swiping 20 bags last year.
Apr 15 - 11:53 PM

Adam Dunn blasted the 443rd home run of his career on Tuesday, the only hit he had in his only official at-bat as the White Sox beat the Red Sox.

Dunn took Jake Peavy deep for a solo shot in the second inning, staking the White Sox to an early 1-0 lead. He broke a tie with Dave Kingman on the career home run leaderboard, moving into 38th place by himself. Dunn also drew three walks, as is typical of the 34-year-old veteran. He has quietly been off to a very productive start to the season.
Apr 15 - 11:47 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that Matt Lindstrom remains the team's closer for the time being.

"He's in there right now," said Ventura. "It's always been that way, where you can make a change at any time. It's tough, the job is tough. As of right now, he'd probably be going out there today." Lindstrom blew his second save of the season Sunday and holds a 5.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP through his first five appearances. With Ronald Belisario also struggling and Nate Jones (back) on the DL, Daniel Webb or Maikel Cleto might get a shot in the ninth if Ventura eventually decides to make a move.
Apr 15 - 10:10 PM

Avisail Garcia underwent successful surgery Tuesday morning to repair a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder.

Garcia suffered the injury last Wednesday when he dove for a ball in the outfielder. He has already been ruled out for the remainder of the 2014 season, which is a devastating blow. The good news is that he's just 22 and still has a bright future ahead of him. Alejandro De Aza and Dayan Viciedo should receive regular playing time moving forward, though Jordan Danks should also be in the mix for at-bats.
Apr 15 - 2:05 PM

White Sox outfield prospect Courtney Hawkins went 2-for-4 with an RBI for High-A Winston-Salem on Monday.

Hawkins is flourishing in his second season with Winston-Salem, putting up a .333/.370/.643 line with three home runs and four doubles. He also has a league-leading 15 RBI to go with his 14 strikeouts (tied for 5th most). Hawkins' overall potential took a big hit with his dismal 2013 season, so it is encouraging that he is hitting well to start 2014.
Apr 15 - 10:09 AM

White Sox signed RHP Frank Francisco to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

Francisco, 34, made just eight appearance with the Mets last season due to elbow issues. He'll serve as relief depth in the minors.
Apr 14 - 5:35 PM

White Sox prospect OF Trayce Thompson extended his hitting streak to nine games on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBI for Double-A Birmingham.

The 23-year-old has opened the season on a tear and is now batting .359/.419/.513 with three doubles, a home run, seven RBI and 8/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 10 games. After going 0-for-5 in Birmingham's season opener, Thompson is batting .412 during his current nine-game hitting streak. With Avisail Garcia out of the year, Thompson, who's already on the White Sox' 40-man roster, could conceivably get a look in the major leagues late in the season.
Apr 14 - 5:14 PM

Ronald Belisario yielded two earned runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief Saturday against the Indians.

Belisario sat out a couple days with lower back tightness. He has a 15.19 ERA in six outings this season.
Apr 14 - 2:38 PM

Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to give the White Sox a 4-3 win over the Indians on Sunday.

Ramirez is absolutely on fire to start 2014, and Sunday was just another example. Facing Indians closer John Axford, Ramirez took a letter-high pitch over the left field fences. It was his third homer of the campaign, and the shortstop is batting a ridiculous .420/.463/.680 in the early going.
Apr 13 - 8:49 PM

Matt Lindstrom blew his second save of the season but took the win Sunday, allowing two unearned runs against the White Sox.

Lindstrom wasn't officially charged with an earned run but wasn't particularly strong either, giving up two straight singles following a Jose Abreu error and later letting in another run on a wild pitch. Alexei Ramirez saved his skin with a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning, but the fact remains -- Lindstrom's hold on the closer position is tenuous at best at this point.
Apr 13 - 8:38 PM

Jose Quintana allowed one run on five hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Sunday.

Quintana turned in his second stellar start in a row, giving up five hits and two walks while striking out six in the game. The only damage against him was a Michael Brantley home run. He was in line for his second win before closer Matt Lindstrom blew the lead in the ninth inning. Still, Quintana will carry a 2.37 ERA into his next start against the Rangers next weekend.
Apr 13 - 8:28 PM

Gordon Beckham (oblique) will resume his rehab assignment with Double-A Birmingham on Sunday.

Beckham missed over a week of action after suffering a setback with his strained left oblique, but he's ready to give it a go again. He shouldn't need too many at-bats before rejoining the big club.
Apr 13 - 2:00 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday that Felipe Paulino is still in the team's rotation "as of right now."

"As of right now we’ll continue to go," Ventura said. "We have guys in the bullpen … you can’t have guys coming in the fifth inning. It’s just not a recipe that’s going to make guys last, so it has to be better." The White Sox have some options at Triple-A Charlotte in Tommy Hanson, Dylan Axelrod, Eric Surkamp, Andre Rienzo and Charlie Leesman if they ultimately wind up demoting Paulino.
Apr 13 - 9:34 AM

Adam Eaton launched his first home run of the season in a losing effort against the Indians on Saturday.

Eaton also doubled and drew a pair of walks on the afternoon, finishing 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. He’s been a monster atop the White Sox lineup in the early going, slashing .354/.448/.521 with nine RBI.
Apr 12 - 5:41 PM


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