Player News - White Sox

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White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Sunday that there's an "outside possibility" Matt Davidson (back) will be placed on the disabled list.

Davidson was slated to return to action Saturday before being scratched and he'll now miss a fifth straight game Sunday because of back stiffness. He will be re-evaluated later Sunday and again Monday morning before the club determines whether a DL move is needed. Jose Rondon is in the designated hitter spot Sunday.
May 27 - 10:23 AM

Tim Anderson yanked two longballs, drove in four runs and scored three times during Saturday's 8-4 win over the Tigers.

He also made three errors in the contest but his fantasy owners don't care one bit. He popped a solo dinger off starter Francisco Liriano in the fifth inning, then topped that by belting a three-run jack off reliever Louis Coleman in the next frame. He also walked and scored a third run in the ballgame. The leadoff batter has added considerable power this year and is stealing bases at a rapid clip as well. He has a .246 batting average with 10 homers, 18 RBI and 26 runs. He's swiped 11 bases and has been caught only once.
May 26 - 9:11 PM

Jose Abreu went 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.

He smacked a double that plated Tim Anderson in the third inning and he followed that up with a solo dinger off starter Francisco Liriano in the fifth frame. The first baseman also walked in the contest to reach base in all five of his chances. He is mashing to the tune of .319/.382/.560 with nine homers and 30 RBI on the season.
May 26 - 9:02 PM

Hector Santiago allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings and took home a win against the Tigers on Saturday.

He surrendered two home runs to Jeimer Candelario and he's now given up 10 homers in just 43 1/3 innings this year. He was able to keep the other Tiger hitters under control well enough to snare his first win of the season. He yielded seven hits total and one walk while fanning five in the ballgame. The veteran left-hander has a 4.98 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 14 games (five starts) and is not a recommended fantasy option except perhaps as a streamer in very deep leagues.
May 26 - 8:59 PM

Matt Davidson (back) was scratched from the White Sox' starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Tigers.

Davidson was set to return after missing the previous three gamesdue to back stiffness, but he didn't feel right after taking batting practice on the field prior to the game. Jose Rondon has replaced him in the White Sox' lineup and will bat cleanup against Francisco Liriano and the Tigers.
May 26 - 3:10 PM

Matt Davidson (back) returned to the White Sox lineup on Saturday.

Davidson missed the past three games due to back stiffness, but reported feeling much improved on Friday. He'll bat in the cleanup spot against Francisco Liriano and the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.
May 26 - 12:32 PM

Tim Anderson went 3-for-4 and belted his eighth home run of the season as the White Sox fell to the Tigers on Friday night in Motown.

Anderson delivered a run-scoring single in the first inning, then tagged Tigers' starter Mike Fiers for a solo shot in the fifth that increased the White Sox' lead to 4-2. With the three-hit attack, he's now hitting .240/.304/.415 with eight homers, 14 RBI and 11 stolen bases. He's never going to hit for a high average, but his power/speed combination keeps him as a very useful mixed league commodity.
May 25 - 10:13 PM

Reynaldo Lopez delivered another strong start on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Tigers.

Lopez struck out three and walked three on the night. He departed with a 4-2 lead and in line for his second victory of the season, but the White Sox' bullpen was unable to oblige. He now owns a fantastic 2.93 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 42/26 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings on the season. He should be owned and started in all fantasy formats for Wednesday's start against the Indians in Cleveland.
May 25 - 10:09 PM

Carlos Rodon (shoulder) is on track to make his next rehab start after being struck in the head by a line drive in his last rehab outing Thursday.

Rodon required some staples to close a laceration on his head, but he hasn't displayed any concussion symptoms. The left-hander had been projected to rejoin the White Sox' rotation sometime around the beginning of June, but it's possible that could get pushed back a bit since he was only able to pitch 2 2/3 innings in his last outing.
May 25 - 5:59 PM

Matt Davidson (back) is hoping to return to the White Sox' lineup Saturday.

Davidson is out of the lineup for the third straight day Friday because of back stiffness, but he said he's feeling "much better." He will try to swing a bat Friday before hopefully returning to action Saturday.
May 25 - 4:36 PM

White Sox RHP prospect Dylan Cease gave up one run over 7 1/3 innings while striking out nine for High-A Winston-Salem.

Cease scattered four hits, and he walked two. The "other" prospect acquired in the trade for Jose Quintana, Cease now has 57 strikeouts in his 47 2/3 innings, and his ERA sits at a solid 2.83 on the year. The only issue right now with Cease is that he's still putting too many players on base via walk, with 20 bases-on-balls in that time frame being an awful high number. Still, the stuff is excellent, and he could excel as a reliever if the White Sox don't think Cease will throw enough strikes to start.
May 25 - 1:45 PM

Carlos Rodon had his rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte cut short Thursday after being struck in the head by a line drive.

Rodon was taken out as a precaution but is apparently fine. The left-hander allowed one hit over 2 2/3 shutout innings prior to exiting. He struck out six and didn't walk anyone while throwing 29 of his 40 pitches for strikes. The White Sox were hoping to activate Rodon sometime around June 1, though it's unclear if his return date will be impacted by Thursday's abbreviated outing.
May 24 - 10:54 PM

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said the team has not considered demoting Lucas Giolito.

Giolito took a beating on Thursday, giving up seven runs in 1 1/3 innings in a loss to Baltimore. Carson Fulmer, who has also struggled, was sent down last week, though Renteria said that's not likely to happen with Giolito. "I don’t foresee that at this particular time," he said. "He’s just a young man who’s gotta continue to minimize the emotional aspect of crossing from preparation into the game and staying focused, relaxed and hammer the zone with strikes." The right-hander will take a sluggish 7.53 ERA into his next start Tuesday at Cleveland.
May 24 - 7:11 PM

Lucas Giolito was lit up for seven runs in 1 1/3 innings by the Orioles on Thursday.

Giolito needs a refresher in Triple-A, though with Carson Fulmer having already been demoted and Miguel Gonzalez on the 60-day disabled list, the White Sox are low on alternatives. Still, Giolito is 3-5 with a 7.53 ERA and a horrible 27/37 K/BB ratio in 49 innings. He's not likely to just turn it around all of a sudden.
May 24 - 5:40 PM

Jose Rondon homered in a second straight game Thursday, hitting a three-run shot off the Orioles' Dylan Bundy.

It was one of just two White Sox hits on the day. Rondon has started back-to-back games at DH for a depleted White Sox club. It's an odd sight, considering that we're talking about a middle infielder with a modest .736 OPS in the minors over the course of his career. He shouldn't be a long-term factor on the club, but the White Sox might as well keep him in the lineup until the next time he fails to homer.
May 24 - 5:32 PM


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