Player News - White Sox

Date: Team: Pos:

White Sox recalled 3B Matt Davidson from Triple-A Charlotte.

Davidson has had a nice year for Charlotte, batting .268/.349/.444 with 10 homers and 46 RBI over 326 plate appearances. The 25-year-old figures to see some playing time in the designated hitter spot while Melky Cabrera (wrist) is out, as Avisail Garcia is needed for outfield duty. Given Garcia's struggles, it's not out of the question that he could stick around a while if he hits. That's probably not likely, though, as Davidson hit around .200 at Triple-A from 2014-15.
Jun 30 - 10:39 AM

James Shields held the Twins to only one run over 6 2/3 innings of a 9-6 White Sox victory on Wednesday.

He struck out five and walked only one. The remaining five Twins' runs scored against the Sox' bullpen. This was Shields' first good game in more than a month. He is now 3-9 with a 5.85 ERA on the season. Tonight's win was his first with the White Sox. Shields had been absolutely demolished in his last five starts before today. His owners are surely glad to see him turn things around with a very nice game tonight. He has been one of the most durable and reliable pitchers in baseball for several years running and will hopefully return to being that guy again.
Jun 29 - 11:57 PM

Todd Frazier moved into a tie for the major league lead with 22 home runs on Wednesday night.

Frazier has really struggled to hit for average, last year's Home Run Derby champ is sitting on a .202/.301/.457 slash line. Much of that is due to an unlucky .188 BABIP that is nearly a hundred points below his career norm. Frazier hit 35 longballs last year and is on pass to surpass that this year. The batting average should slowly rise as the season progresses.
Jun 29 - 11:45 PM

White Sox optioned LHP Matt Purke to Triple-A Charlotte.

Purke has appeared in 12 games this season, most recently during Wednesday's win over the Twins. He allowed a pair of runs in that one and did not record an out. Through 18 major league innings in 2016, he holds a 5.50 ERA with a dreadful 15/12 K/BB ratio. The 25-year-old southpaw could return to the White Sox bullpen later in the season depending on when they need an additional arm, but his early results fail to instill much confidence.
Jun 29 - 11:36 PM

Zach Putnam (elbow) has not resigned himself to surgery yet.

Putnam is fighting through ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. An eventual surgery could be in the cards, but for the time being, the White Sox and Putnam do not feel they have reached that bridge. At the very least, he shouldn't be expected to contribute to the White Sox bullpen before the All-Star Break.
Jun 29 - 6:59 PM

Melky Cabrera (wrist) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.

Cabrera is dealing with a sprained right wrist, one that he rolled over while fielding a single two weekends ago. While he has played in the interim, he is now expected to miss at least three or four days in order to allow the injury to heal fully. In his place on Wednesday, Avisail Garcia is manning left field and will hit eighth.
Jun 29 - 5:29 PM

White Sox OF prospect Jameson Fisher belted a pair of home runs Tuesday in a win for Rookie-level Great Falls.

He drove in four runs as the Voyagers rolled to a 6-1 win over Billings. So far Fisher has had no trouble adjusting to the minor leagues. He's hit safely in 10 of his first 11 games, batting .359 in that span with seven RBI and four stolen bases. The 22-year-old was drafted in the fourth round this year following a successful college career at Southeastern Louisiana.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 29 - 12:44 PM

Brett Lawrie went 2-for-4 with two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Lawrie twice stole second base off the battery of Kyle Gibson and Kurt Suzuki, giving him six steals in nine attempts on the year. The second baseman also has 10 home runs, giving him a shot at his first double-double season since 2012. Lawrie is batting .245/.316/.416 overall.
Jun 28 - 11:11 PM

Jose Quintana lost his seventh straight decision Tuesday, allowing four runs over seven innings against the Twins.

Quintana had one big thorn in his side all night, as Brian Dozier homered twice and drove in all four of the Twins' runs against the lefty. He gave up six hits and a walk while striking out eight in total. Quintana is now 5-8 on the year and hasn't won a start since moving to 5-1 on May 8. He's still got a strong 3.18 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 96/25 K/BB ratio over 104 2/3 innings, and Quintana will look for that elusive victory Sunday at the Astros.
Jun 28 - 11:07 PM

White Sox OF prospect Courtney Hawkins slugged three hits Monday in Double-A Birmingham's loss to Mobile.

He drove in four of the Barons' five runs while extending his hitting streak to seven games. Hawkins has hit .483 over that span while increasing his season average from .197 to .248. 18 of his 28 RBI this season have come in the month of June. The 2012 first-round pick has only homered 13 times since the start of 2015. That's a mild disappointment after drilling 38 long balls over his previous two seasons.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 28 - 2:53 PM

Chris Sale limited the Blue Jays to two runs over eight innings Sunday in a 5-2 victory for the White Sox.

Sale had a stretch of mediocrity between late May and mid-June, but he's back to his top-tier ways now. The ace left-hander held a dangerous Red Sox offense to one run on four hits over seven innings Tuesday and he mostly shut down the Jays on Sunday, scattering five hits and two walks across eight frames. The only runs he gave up came on solo shots by Troy Tulowitzki and Junior Lake in the top of the eighth.
Jun 26 - 4:55 PM

Miguel Gonzalez imploded Saturday in a loss to the Blue Jays, allowing 10 hits and eight earned runs in only 5 1/3 innings.

This one was pretty much doomed from the start. Toronto strung together three runs in the first inning and kept the slugfest going with two more in the second and another three in the fourth. Gonzalez was lifted after throwing just 81 pitches, finishing the afternoon with three walks and a pair of strikeouts. The right-hander has done nothing to instill confidence this year, winning just one of his 10 starts with a 5.17 ERA. He could be pitching for his rotation spot when he takes the hill Friday against Houston.
Jun 25 - 5:58 PM

Brett Lawrie hammered a pair of home runs Saturday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

The Pale Hose matched a team record with seven home runs on Saturday, though all of them were solo shots. Lawrie legged an inside-the-parker in the second inning before taking R.A. Dickey deep again in the fourth. He added an RBI single in the sixth for good measure. The 26-year-old is now on pace for 20 home runs, which would best the 16 he belted last season. Unfortunately he's hitting just .241 with 88 strikeouts in 278 at-bats.
Jun 25 - 5:50 PM

Jose Abreu (leg) returned to the starting lineup Saturday against the the Blue Jays.

Abreu sat out Friday's game due to leg fatigue, but it's not a major concern. After a slow start to the season, the slugger is batting .333 with five homers and 20 RBI this month.
Jun 25 - 4:14 PM

Justin Morneau (elbow) took batting practice on the field Saturday.

It was his first time doing so since offseason surgery to repair a flexor injury in his left elbow. Morneau signed a deal with the White Sox earlier this month and appears on track to help the major league roster during the second half.
Jun 25 - 12:50 PM


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