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Jose Abreu blasted a grand slam home run on Saturday, helping to power the White Sox to a 12-3 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.

Abreu's slam came as part of a seven-run fourth inning that chased Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez. He would also add a single and a double in the rout, finishing the afternoon 3-for-6 with a pair of runs scored. He's now hitting .250/.302/.550 with three homers and six RBI on the young season.
Apr 18 - 4:26 PM

Melky Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a double as the White Sox routed the Tigers on Saturday afternoon in Detroit.

Cabrera scored a pair of runs and drove home two on the impressive afternoon. He had been off to a bit of a slow start with his new squad, and is now hitting .238/.238/.262 after his four-hit attack.
Apr 18 - 4:23 PM

Chris Sale racked up six strikeouts in six innings of work in a victory over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

Staked to a gigantic lead, Sale was on cruise control for most of the afternoon, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk over his six frames. He did surrender one home run, a solo shot to J.D. Martinez. Sale now boasts a 2.25 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 14/2 K/BB ratio over 12 innings in his first two starts. He'll look to continue that dominance on Thursday when he does battle against the Royals.
Apr 18 - 4:21 PM

White Sox placed C Rob Brantly on the 15-day disabled list with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb.

The injury occurred during spring training and Brantly had been attempting to play through it. He lost out to Geovany Soto during the spring for the team's backup catcher gig and now won't be seeing time with the White Sox any time soon.
Apr 17 - 6:37 PM

Jeff Samardzija was superb but settled for a no-decision Friday, tossing eight innings of one-run ball in a loss to the Tigers.

He was tagged for a long solo shot in the fourth inning by Yoenis Cespedes, but that's all the Tigers were able to muster off of the White Sox' right-hander. Samardzija struck out eight batters on the day, walked just one and yielded eight hits. It's his best start so far in three tries in a Pale Hose uniform. Samardzija gets the Indians next.
Apr 17 - 4:57 PM

Avisail Garcia launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

He took David Price deep to the opposite field in the second inning to open the scoring. Garcia is off to a nice start at the plate this season, batting .333/.400/.519, but that was his first home run and just his third RBI. He has big breakout potential from the middle of the White Sox' batting order.
Apr 17 - 4:23 PM

Micah Johnson is not in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

It's the second time in the last three games that Emilio Bonifacio has gotten the call at second base over Johnson, but it's not a surprise to see him benched against lefty David Price. Conor Gillaspie is also sitting in favor of Gordon Beckham with a southpaw on the mound, and the Sox are going with Geovany Soto over Tyler Flowers at catcher.

White Sox prospect Trayce Thompson has collected a hit every game this season, hitting .429 in his first six contests for Triple-A Charlotte.

That average is good for second-best in the International League. Thompson only hit .237 at Double-A Birmingham in 2014, so he could cool off at any moment. At age 24, Thompson isn't considered one of Chicago's top prospects. He does have speed though with 45 steals in his last two minor league seasons.
Apr 15 - 4:33 PM

John Danks was touched up for four runs -- three earned -- over just 4 2/3 frames in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

Danks threw 87 pitches, allowing six hits and walking a pair to go along with three punchouts. It's the second straight clunker to kick off the season for the veteran left-hander, as Danks' ERA now sits at 6.10. He'll try to bounce back in a rematch versus the Indians next week.
Apr 15 - 3:39 PM

Jake Petricka (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday.

He'll appear in games on Thursday and Saturday before the White Sox determine the next step. In other words, Petricka will be activated from the disabled list early next week if all goes well. He's been out since late in spring training with right forearm soreness.
Apr 15 - 10:31 AM

Avisail Garcia is not in the White Sox' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. Tyler Flowers is also sitting out, as J.B. Shuck is handling right field and Geovany Soto is at catcher.

Jake Petricka (forearm) could rejoin the White Sox' bullpen as soon as this weekend.

Petricka got through a 25-pitch simulated game on Monday with no issues. He's expected to be activated no later than early next week, but this weekend remains a possibility for the setup man. "We’re still hoping he can come back at some point over the weekend," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.
Apr 15 - 9:22 AM

White Sox manager Robin Ventura hasn't ruled out using Jose Abreu at third base during interleague games on the road.

Sticking Abreu at third would allow the White Sox to keep both he and Adam LaRoche in the lineup. Abreu has been taking grounders at the hot corner during batting practice. "I don’t know, but I’m going to try," Abreu said through a translator when asked if he’s confident enough to play third. "I will be prepared when the manager decides to put me in that position." Obviously, this is something to keep an eye on if you're in a league that requires just one game at a position to obtain eligibility. The White Sox' first interleague road series is in Milwaukee May 11-13.
Apr 15 - 9:20 AM

Jose Quintana went six strong innings, allowing only an unearned run, as the White Sox defeated the Indians 4-1 Tuesday.

Quintana rebounded from a forgettable 2015 debut to pick up his first win of the season, fanning six while allowing just three hits on the evening. His numbers are still skewed after allowing five runs over five innings against the Royals his first time out, but Tuesday was more in line with what we've come to expect from the southpaw. Quintana will take a 4.09 ERA into a rematch with the Tribe on Monday.
Apr 14 - 10:56 PM

Adam Eaton went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Eaton led off the game with a single and scored the first run of the game, and he later doubled. The run was remarkably the first of the year for Eaton, who hits atop the White Sox lineup. He has struggled mightily out of the gate, but Tuesday's two-hit effort could be the beginning of a turnaround for the 26-year-old.
Apr 14 - 10:55 PM

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