Player News - White Sox

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According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, there's still "belief" that the Nationals could acquire David Robertson from the White Sox.

Talks have died down in recent days but Cafardo feels those discussions could be revisited. The Nationals should be motivated to trade one of their catchers after signing Matt Wieters to a two-year deal. Perhaps that will be enough to swing a deal. Derek Norris is a bigger name but prospect Pedro Severino might be more appealing to the White Sox.
Source: Boston Globe
Feb 25 - 8:27 PM

Tim Anderson went 1-for-2 with a double in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Dodgers.

Anderson, 23, hit 22 doubles a year ago. He wasn't a prodigious power hitter by any stretch -- that isn't his game -- but held his own with the bat (particularly in the context of his rapid ascension to the majors). In 431 plate appearances, the youngster worked his way to a .283/.306/.432 triple-slash with nine homers and 10 steals. Outside of keeper formats, his fantasy value is probably somewhat limited for the coming season.
Feb 25 - 7:27 PM

Carson Fulmer struck out three over two scoreless innings of work in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Dodgers.

Fulmer walked one and yielded one hit on the afternoon. While this was an impressive enough showing, the 23-year-old right-hander is unlikely to crack the Opening Day roster. He surrendered 11 runs on 12 hits over 11 2/3 innings during his first taste of major league work last season and could use more seasoning in the minors.
Feb 25 - 7:20 PM

Brett Lawrie was held out of the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday due to recurring leg issues.

Lawrie missed time during the 2016 season due to issues with his left leg. He had been a full participant in all team activities prior to Saturday but wasn't feeling right prior to the start of the game. It's definitely a situation that is worth monitoring in the coming days.
Feb 25 - 1:51 PM

Todd Frazier (oblique) is expected to ramp up his baseball activities on Monday.

Frazier has been slowed by a minor oblique strain, but is progressing nicely and is nearing a return to game action. He's on track to debut in Cactus League play near the end of next week. While oblique injuries can be tricky, this doesn't appear serious and shouldn't impact Frazier's draft stock.
Feb 25 - 11:46 AM

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Todd Frazier's oblique injury is mild.

Frazier strained his left oblique Monday in White Sox camp, but it sounds like he'll be ready for Cactus League action sometime near the end of next week. The hard-hitting third baseman should be 100 percent for Opening Day. He tallied a career-high 40 home runs and 98 RBI in 158 games last season.
Feb 23 - 2:48 PM

Charlie Tilson (foot) expects to resume swinging a bat within the next couple of days.

Tilson won't do any running for another week or so, but he'll keep up his hitting on the side as he tries to get past this mid-February stress reaction in his right foot. The young speedster projects to open the 2017 season as Chicago's starting center fielder if his health cooperates.
Feb 23 - 1:24 PM

Todd Frazier suffered an oblique strain on Monday.

The issue was originally described as soreness in his lower left side. Either way, he's likely to be shut down for a few days. There's no need to take a chance with him this early in the spring.
Feb 22 - 2:38 PM

Phil Rogers of MLB.com reports that "nothing seems imminent" in trade talks between the Nationals and White Sox regarding closer David Robertson.

The Nationals have been linked to Robertson for most of the winter and many have tried to connect the dots to a potential match with the White Sox after the Matt Wieters signing, as Pedro Severino could make sense for Chicago. Rogers hears that the Nationals remain interested in Robertson, but it's unclear whether they'll act soon or wait to scout him during the World Baseball Classic. It's a situation to watch. Robertson is owed $25 million over the next two seasons.
Feb 22 - 10:09 AM

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, a team that has been talking with the White Sox says they have been waiting on the Nationals to sign Matt Wieters before rekindling trade talks regarding David Robertson.

The White Sox need a catcher and the Nationals now have a catching surplus with Derek Norris, Jose Lobaton, and Pedro Severino, so a match could be more feasible now. Robertson has been an obvious fit for Washington all along, so it wouldn't be surprising to see some progress here in the coming days.
Feb 21 - 10:45 AM

Avisail Garcia lost 14 pounds over the offseason.

He currently checks in at 254 pounds but would like to get down to 248 by the end of spring training. Garcia appears motivated and knows that the 2017 campaign could be a pivotal one for him after he produced just a .252/.308/.374 batting line while playing poor defense over the previous two seasons. "I do my routine every morning,’’ Garcia said. "After practice, I go back to the gym. When you work and believe in yourself nothing can stop you."
Feb 20 - 5:37 PM

Charlie Tilson won't run for 10 days after being diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right foot.

Tilson, who suffered the injury on Friday, will be re-evaluated after 10 days. The speedy outfielder entered camp as the favorite for the White Sox' center field job, but he's obviously going to have to stay healthy. Tilson suffered a torn hamstring which required surgery in his lone game with Chicago last season.
Feb 19 - 12:23 PM

White Sox signed LHP Tyler Matzek to a minor league contract.

The former first-round pick has fallen off the map the last couple years due to poor performance and also anxiety issues that have kept him sidelined. He'll look to get back on track in the White Sox' system.
Feb 17 - 2:44 PM

Todd Frazier said Friday that his sprained finger feels fine and that he's been hitting every day since he arrived in White Sox camp.

Frazier suffered a sprained finger on his left hand late last season and was still feeling symptoms during offseason workouts. Just a few weeks ago, the third baseman was wearing a splint on the finger. However, it appears for now that the issue might be behind him. Still, it's something to keep an eye on as he gets into Cactus League action.
Feb 17 - 11:50 AM

Carlos Rodon will play catch Friday for the first time since arriving in White Sox camp.

Rodon isn't coming back from any sort of injury, but rather the White Sox are simply bringing him along more slowly than other pitchers as they prepare him for a bigger workload this season. The left-hander was inconsistent in 2016, but he ultimately struck out over a batter per inning while also cutting his walk rate. He has breakout potential in 2017.
Feb 17 - 9:24 AM


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