Player News - White Sox

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According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, Chris Sale is not believed to be ill.

There have been multiple conflicting reports since Sale was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night against the Tigers. We're back to thinking a trade could be coming. Matt Albers is going to take the mound in Sale's place versus Detroit.
Jul 23 - 6:33 PM

Matt Albers will make a spot start Saturday night against the Tigers.

Chris Sale had to be scratched because of a cold. This will be Albers' first start since 2008. He probably won't go more than three or maybe four innings.
Jul 23 - 6:04 PM

Chris Sale was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday due to the flu.

The initial report didn't include the reason for the scratch, so trade speculation swirled for a few minutes. But it's just a minor illness. Matt Albers will start against the Tigers in Sale's place.
Jul 23 - 6:02 PM

Chris Sale has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers.

With trade rumors swirling, it's very possible the 27-year-old left-hander is headed to a new team. Matt Albers is going to take the start versus the visiting Tigers.
Jul 23 - 5:55 PM

Justin Morneau clubbed a three-run homer as the White Sox fell to the Tigers on Friday night in Chicago.

It came at a very critical juncture as well, as his two-out, three-run blast off Michael Fulmer gave the White Sox a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning. Unfortunately for the White Sox, that wound up being the extent of their club's offense. Morneau finished the night 1-for-3 and is hitting .278/.409/.500 since he joined the White Sox on July 15.
Jul 23 - 12:22 AM

Jacob Turner struggled in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, allowing four runs on five hits in just 3 1/3 innings.

The right-hander did manage to strike out six in the ballgame while issuing four free passes. Turner became the first big league pitcher since Jaime Garcia in 2011 to throw 100 or more pitches in an outing that lasted 3 1/3 innings or less. He has now been blasted in each of his two starts since replacing the injured Carlos Rodon in the White Sox rotation. It's unlikely that he'll have a chance to extend that streak to three.
Jul 23 - 12:20 AM

Brett Lawrie (hamstring) will undergo an MRI Friday.

Lawrie was forced to leave Thursday's game with tightness in his left hamstring, and he was still feeling sore when he got to the ballpark Friday. Obviously more will be known about his status when the test results are in. Tyler Saladino is filling in at second base Friday.
Jul 22 - 5:38 PM

Jon Heyman of TodaysKnuckleball and FanRag Sports reports that the White Sox "are being inundated with calls of interest in ace Chris Sale."

The report comes on the heels of one from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, who said that the White Sox were offered a "king's ransom" for Sale earlier this week and replied with a flat "no." Heyman says that the White Sox "are contemplating a serious sale," but it's unclear at this point whether they'll move Sale or Jose Quintana. He adds that the Red Sox are "greatly interested" in Sale and Quintana but "the list of interested suitors is expected to be extremely long" should the Pale Hose wind up putting them on the trade block.
Jul 22 - 4:20 PM

Brett Lawrie was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Tigers with tightness in his left hamstring.

The injury is believed to be minor and the club considers him day-to-day. Tyler Saladino replaced him on Thursday and could start in his place on Friday if Lawrie is unable to return.
Jul 21 - 9:48 PM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Thursday that Austin Jackson (knee) is still several weeks away from a potential return.

The veteran outfielder underwent surgery in early June to repair the medial meniscus in his right knee. It's a long and slow recovery process, so expecting him to return and make any sort of fantasy impact before the end of August looks to be a longshot.
Jul 21 - 7:08 PM

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Thursday that Austin Jackson (knee) will begin non-impact activity soon.

Hahn also cautioned that it's going to be a "slow return." Jackson underwent surgery in early June to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee. There were rumors earlier this month about the White Sox potentially trading for a center fielder to help this year, but they are no longer looking for short-term additions.
Jul 21 - 5:41 PM

Zach Putnam will see a doctor after suffering a setback with his elbow.

Putnam threw 25-30 pitches off a mound on Tuesday, but obviously his elbow didn't respond well. He could be looking at second-ending surgery to remove bone spurs.
Jul 21 - 5:38 PM

Alex Avila (hamstring) is expected to miss around four weeks.

Avila was expected to rejoin the White Sox this week, but he aggravated his recent hamstring injury while on his minor league rehab assignment. Dioner Navarro and Omar Narvaez will continue to handle catching duties for now.
Jul 21 - 5:36 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the White Sox were offered a "king's ransom" for Chris Sale in the last 48 hours and replied with a flat "no."

There have been reports that the White Sox do not want to break up their starting rotation, which would pull Jose Quintana off the block too. Sale is under club control through 2019 and boasts a 3.18 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 129/29 K/BB ratio in 133 innings this season. He finished fourth in the American League Cy Young Award voting last year and probably should have been higher. The 27-year-old ace is not going anywhere.
Jul 21 - 2:03 PM

Miguel Gonzalez took a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners, allowing three runs on four hits over six-plus innings.

Gonzalez surrendered a two-run homer to Leonys Martin in the second inning. The third run on his line would score courtesy of the bullpen after he put Adam Lind on base to lead off the seventh inning. The veteran right-hander has been decidedly average through 14 starts (81 2/3 innings) and holds a 4.41 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 62/30 K/BB ratio for the season as a whole. A cross-city showdown with the rival Cubs shows next on his schedule.
Jul 20 - 9:05 PM


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