Player News - White Sox

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Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports that Matt Davidson will train this winter in hopes of becoming a two-way player next season.

The White Sox have given Davidson their blessing and will track his progress throughout the offseason. Davidson made three scoreless appearances for the White Sox this season, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out two. It was the first time he's done any pitching since high school, so who knows how his arm will react as he takes pitching more seriously. Levine writes that Davidson "doesn't expect to be used in a high-leverage moment, but he wants to be a legitimate option on a regular basis."
Oct 19 - 2:32 PM

Luis Robert was removed from Friday's Arizona Fall League game with a possible leg injury.

Robert suffered the injury while running out a fielder's choice in the seventh inning. The White Sox' fourth ranked prospect was able to walk off the field under his own power with the training staff by his side. Expect the team to provide an update on his status when one becomes available.
Oct 12 - 7:01 PM

Tyler Danish has elected free agency.

Danish refused an outright assignment and will instead look for a new opportunity elsewhere. The 24-year-old holds a 4.85 ERA over 13 innings during his brief time in the majors over the last three seasons.
Oct 8 - 6:27 PM

Kevan Smith underwent successful surgery on his left ankle.

Smith initially hurt the ankle back in spring training and never quite recovered. The hope, obviously, is that the operation will make it a non-issue moving forward.
Oct 8 - 6:24 PM

Avisail Garcia underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

The operation was planned a few weeks ago, as Garcia battled a knee issue throughout September. It's a minor surgery that shouldn't really affect the outfielder's offseason workouts.
Oct 8 - 6:22 PM

White Sox pitching prospect Dane Dunning (elbow) threw a side session on Monday.

Dunning told reporters Tuesday that he is hoping to test himself in an instructional league game later this month before heading home for the winter. The 23-year-old right-hander missed the second half of the season at Double-A Birmingham due to a moderate right elbow sprain. Acquired from the Nationals in December 2016 as part of the Adam Eaton trade, Dunning holds a promising 2.74 ERA and 300/71 K/BB ratio in 266 career professional innings.
Oct 2 - 4:16 PM

White Sox sent C Dustin Garneau outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Garneau is now off the team's 40-man roster. The 31-year-old catcher holds a .194/.269/.321 career batting line in 280 plate appearances at the MLB level.
Oct 2 - 4:03 PM

Dylan Covey surrendered five runs over six innings in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.

Covey served up six hits, including a pair of homers in this one. He struck out three batters and only issued a pair of walks. The 27-year-old right-hander finishes the 2018 season 5-14 overall with a 5.18 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 91/52 K/BB ratio. He'll likely have to battle for a rotation spot in Chicago next spring.
Sep 30 - 6:37 PM

Avisail Garcia went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the White Sox' loss to the Twins on Sunday.

Garcia opened up the scoring with an RBI base knock to center field in the first inning. The 27-year-old outfielder closes out a dismal 2018 campaign hitting .236/.281/.438 with 47 runs scored, a career-high 19 homers, 49 RBI and three steals in 385 plate appearances. He's slated to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on October 2.
Sep 30 - 6:20 PM

Tim Anderson was removed from Saturday's contest against the Twins with knee soreness.

Given the fact that the game was out of hand and that it was a cold night in Minnesota, White Sox' manager Rick Renteria thought it best to pull Anderson from this one. It's unclear if he'll be ready to return to the lineup for Sunday's season finale.
Sep 29 - 11:10 PM

Carlos Rodon was lit up for eight runs in one-plus innings by the Twins on Saturday.

What a disastrous final week for Rodon, who gave up six runs in 2 1/3 innings last time out against the Cubs. He allowed two runs in the first and then retired none of the six batters he faced in the second today. Rodon ended August with a 6-3 record and a 2.70 ERA, but he finishes the season 6-8 with a 4.10 ERA after turning in just one quality start (that against the Royals) during the final month. He's a definite talent, but given his problems staying healthy and his disappointing strikeout rate this year (just 90 K in 120 2/3 IP), he'll probably be just a late-round pick in mixed-league drafts next spring.
Sep 29 - 10:46 PM

Yolmer Sanchez went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in the loss to the Twins on Saturday.

Sanchez has hit just .214 with a 22/5 K/BB ratio in 104 plate appearances this month, leaving him with a .243/.307/.374 line for the season. His defensive numbers are really good at third base, so he's been a solid regular despite the lack of offense. Still, third base is one position at which the White Sox might consider upgrading this winter.
Sep 29 - 10:40 PM

Omar Narvaez was removed from Saturday's game against the Twins with lower back stiffness.

Narvaez had an RBI single in his lone at-bat before departing. The injury isn't believed to be serious and he's considered day-to-day.
Sep 29 - 8:57 PM

Avisail Garcia (knee) returned to the White Sox' starting lineup on Saturday.

Garcia was lifted from the first game of Friday's doubleheader due to renewed soreness in his right knee, but he's right back in there in the cleanup spot against Kyle Gibson and the Twins on Saturday.
Sep 29 - 4:04 PM

Lucas Giolito finished his season in the worst way on Friday, allowing seven runs in just 1 1/3 innings against the Twins.

Ouch. Giolito gave up three runs in the first inning, but it somehow got worse from there. He walked four straight batters to begin the second inning and was eventually puled after giving up a two-run single. He allowed five hits on the night and threw just 25 out of his 56 pitches for strikes. Giolito had a promising stretch in August, but he’s dropped each of his last four decisions and will finish with a 10-13 record to go along with an MLB-worst 6.13 ERA. The White Sox will surely give him a chance to stick in the rotation next year, but his former top prospect status will only get him so far.
Sep 29 - 1:28 AM


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