Player News - White Sox

Date: Team: Pos:

Carlos Rodon (shoulder) played catch Thursday morning in White Sox camp.

Rodon also played catch Wednesday and these were the first back-to-back throwing days for the 25-year-old left-hander since he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder last September. Rodon will not be ready for the beginning of the 2018 regular season, but the hope seems to be that he could rejoin the White Sox rotation sometime in May.
Feb 15 - 12:01 PM

White Sox signed LHP Hector Santiago to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Santiago posted an ugly 5.63 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 51/31 K/BB ratio across 70 1/3 innings (14 starts, one relief appearance) with the Twins in 2017 while fighting back and shoulder injuries. The veteran left-hander was originally drafted by the White Sox back in 2006, so this is a homecoming of sorts. He could eat some innings for the club in 2018 while some of their younger starters get more seasoning in the minors. Santiago was an All-Star with the Angels in 2015.
Feb 14 - 2:28 PM

Avisail Garcia won his arbitration case against the White Sox and will earn a $6.7 million salary in 2018.

Garcia was offered a $5.85 million salary from the White Sox when arbitration figures were exchanged in January. The arbitration panel sided with the player in this particular case. Garcia, 26, broke out to the tune of a .330/.380/.506 batting line with 18 home runs and 80 RBI over 136 games for Chicago in 2017.
Feb 14 - 2:19 PM

Avisail Garcia's arbitration case was heard on Tuesday.

Garcia requested $6.7 million and was offered $5.85 million by the White Sox when arbitration figures were exchanged a month ago. The arbitration panel will pick one of those salaries, with the decision expected sometime Wednesday. Garcia, 26, posted a breakout .330/.380/.506 batting line with 18 home runs and 80 RBI over 136 games for the White Sox in 2017.
Feb 13 - 11:36 PM

White Sox signed INF/OF Jake Elmore to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Elmore played the entire 2017 season in the minor leagues, slashing just .236/.324/.281 in 416 plate appearances between the Triple-A affiliates of the Blue Jays and Marlins. The 30-year-old utilityman is doubtful to make a significant impact at the major league level with Chicago.
Feb 8 - 12:32 PM

Yolmer Sanchez won his arbitration case against the White Sox and will receive a $2.35 million salary for the 2018 season.

Chicago's front office filed at $2.1 million when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. This was the first time through the arbitration process for Sanchez, who slashed .267/.319/.413 with 12 home runs and eight stolen bases in 141 games last season while earning $546,000. He is a Super Two qualifier, so he'll have three more years of arbitration eligibility.
Feb 7 - 3:21 PM

White Sox signed RHP Donn Roach to a minor league contract.

Roach spent last season in Korea playing for the KT Wiz, posting a 4.69 ERA over 28 starts. The 28-year-old holds a career 5.77 ERA over 21 appearances -- two starts -- in the majors.
Feb 5 - 11:06 PM

White Sox signed INF Diego Goris to a minor league contract.

The 27-year-old spent the past five seasons in the Padres' organization, most recently slashing .285/.326/.417 with 11 homers and 56 RBI at Triple-A El Paso. He'll add infield depth for the White Sox.
Feb 4 - 4:05 PM

White Sox signed RHP Bruce Rondon to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rondon, the Tigers' former closer of the future, was non-tendered on Dec. 1 after spending the final two months of last season in the minors. He had a 10.91 ERA in 15 2/3 innings for Detroit last year, so he's likely looking at some Triple-A time before getting another shot.
Feb 1 - 8:52 PM

White Sox signed RHP Jeanmar Gomez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Gomez saved 37 games in 2016 for Philadelphia and began the 2017 season as the Phillies' closer, but he quickly flamed out and was designated for assignment in June. He then spent time at Triple-A with the Brewers and Mariners. The 29-year-old right-hander will have a chance to earn a spot in the White Sox bullpen with a strong showing in the Cactus League this spring.
Jan 31 - 6:59 PM

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said over the weekend that he expects Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia to be with the club to open the 2018 season.

Abreu and Garcia were both shopped this winter, but the White Sox weren't blown away by any offers. "We are now basically done with an offseason during which we were able to understand what their value is out in the market," Hahn told fans and reporters at the team's annual SoxFest. "We made the assessment we were much better served as an organization to have both with us to start the 2018 season." Abreu and Garcia are both under contract through 2019, but they'll likely be dangled again this summer as the White Sox continue to try to stock up on top young talent.
Jan 29 - 12:23 PM

Zack Burdi (elbow) is expected to stretch his throwing program to 45 feet Monday.

Burdi has been throwing from 30 feet as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery last July. The club's first-round pick in 2016, Burdi is expected to miss the entire 2018 season due to the surgery.
Jan 27 - 5:38 PM

White Sox signed LHP Xavier Cedeno to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

He was non-tendered by the Rays in December after missing all but five games due to a forearm injury suffered in April. He gave up four runs in three innings prior to the injury. In 2016 he registered a 3.70 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings. The 31-year-old left-handed specialist has a career 3.98 ERA in 201 games.
Jan 26 - 8:08 PM

Carlos Rodon (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a throwing program next week.

Rodon had arthroscopic left shoulder surgery last September but got clearance during a follow-up appointment at his doctor on Thursday to resume throwing. It's good news, obviously, but Rodon will not be ready by Opening Day and could wind up missing a good chunk of time.
Jan 26 - 3:51 PM

Carlos Rodon (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready for the start of the 2018 season.

Rodon has yet to even begin a throwing program as he heals from September arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder. The 25-year-old southpaw made just 12 starts in 2017, posting a 4.17 ERA over 69 1/3 innings for the White Sox. The original expectation was that Rodon would be sidelined 6-8 months, and it appears that he's going to need the longer end of that range.
Jan 24 - 9:57 PM


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