Player News - White Sox

Date: Team: Pos:

White Sox signed 1B/3B Patrick Leonard to a minor league contract.

Leonard tallied 32 doubles, 11 home runs, 70 RBI, and 15 stolen bases over 131 games this season with the Triple-A affiliate of the Rays, but those numbers came alongside a somewhat underwhelming .268/.327/.408 overall slash line. The 25-year-old corner infielder has a .258 career batting average in the minors.
Nov 22 - 9:53 AM

White Sox purchased the contract of OF Micker Adolfo from Low-A Kannapolis.

Adolfo, 21, hit .264/.331/.453 with 16 dingers at the Low-A level this past season. He's now on the 40-man roster.
Nov 20 - 4:28 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of LHP Ian Clarkin from High-A Winston-Salem.

Acquired from the Yankees at the trade deadline, Clarkin held a 2.60 ERA and 63/33 K/BB ratio across 86 2/3 frames at the High-A level in 2017. He now can't be taken in the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 4:25 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of OF Luis Alexander Basabe from High-A Winston-Salem.

Acquired from the Red Sox in the Chris Sale deal, Basabe is a talented but raw player who hit only .221/.320/.320 in High-A this past season. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 4:24 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of 1B Casey Gillaspie from Triple-A Charlotte.

A first-round pick in the 2014 Draft, Gillaspie was acquired from the Rays in July. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 4:22 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of OF Eloy Jimenez from Double-A Birmingham.

Acquired from the Cubs in the Jose Quintana trade, Jimenez hit .312/.379/.568 with 19 homers between High- and Double-A this season. Slated to turn 21 in a week, Jimenez is among the top prospects in the game.
Nov 20 - 4:20 PM

White Sox sent RHP Tyler Danish outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Danish spent nearly all of 2017 at Charlotte, posting a 5.47 ERA.
Nov 20 - 4:18 PM

White Sox sent RHP Chris Beck outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

The White Sox needed to clear some 40-man roster space with Monday being the deadline to add players to keep them from being eligible for the Rule 5 Draft. Beck held a 6.40 ERA over 57 relief appearances in 2017.
Nov 20 - 4:16 PM

White Sox acquired RHP Thyago Vieira from the Mariners for international slot money.

Vieira is a hard-throwing relief prospect whose fastball has been clocked as high as 103 mph. He made his major league debut with Seattle in 2017, throwing a flawless ninth inning at the end of a blowout loss to the Orioles. It's a nice pickup for Chicago. The 24-year-old right-hander will compete for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen next spring in White Sox camp.
Nov 16 - 12:07 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Monday that the club has received some trade inquiries regarding Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia.

Hahn isn't sure if the inquiries will lead anywhere, but he's open-minded as the club continues their rebuild. "We have to listen," explained Hahn. "We have to explore. We're still in the same spot that we were a year ago, in that we're focused on the long term." Abreu and Garcia make for attractive trade chips, as they both had big years in 2017 and have two years of team control remaining. Abreu batted .304/.354/.552 with 33 homers and 102 RBI over 156 games this season while Garcia broke out by hitting .330 with 18 homers and an .885 OPS in 136 games.
Nov 13 - 9:59 PM

White Sox claimed OF Daniel Palka off of waivers from the Twins.

The 26-year-old missed significant time this season with a fractured left index finger. He wound up slashing .274/.329/.431 with 11 homers and 42 RBI in 84 games at Triple-A Rochester.
Nov 4 - 9:12 AM

White Sox activated RHP Zach Putnam from the 60-day disabled list.

Putnam had Tommy John surgery in late June, so he'll be going back on the 60-day disabled list come March. If all goes well, he'll rejoin the team's bullpen after the All-Star break next year.
Nov 2 - 4:16 PM

White Sox activated OF Charlie Tilson from the 60-day disabled list.

Tilson missed the year with a stress reaction in his foot and stress fracture in his ankle, though he was able to play in instructional league games next month. He could compete for the starting job in center field next spring if the White Sox decline to add an upgrade. He likely would have been the starter in 2017 if not for the injuries.
Nov 2 - 4:15 PM

White Sox declined catcher Geovany Soto's option for 2018, making him a free agent.

Soto lasted just 13 games for the White Sox last season because of an elbow injury. In 2016, he played 26 games with the Angels due to knee problems. He might be able to perform as a solid backup if he could somehow stay healthy, but since he can't be counted on, no one is going to sign him as a No. 2 catcher.
Nov 2 - 4:13 PM

Rymer Liriano has elected free agency.

The former highly-touted prospect has seen just 167 plate appearances at the big league level in his career, slashing a mere .220/.293/.287 with two homers and 12 RBI. He's still talented enough that there should be clubs willing to take a shot on him on a minor league deal.
Oct 21 - 12:29 PM

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