Player News - White Sox

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Tim Anderson clubbed a three-run homer in Friday’s Cactus League opener against the Dodgers.

Anderson owns a flawed approach — with a scary 162/13 K/BB ratio last season — but he finally showed off his speed last September with nine steals. He amassed nine homers in 99 games as a rookie and 17 in 146 games last year, so he could be an interesting fantasy option if he can pick things up on the speed front over a full season. Getting on base more often would help. He has a lowly .289 on-base percentage over his first two seasons in the bigs.
Feb 23 - 8:27 PM

Micker Adolfo has been diagnosed with a sprained right ulnar collateral ligament and strained flexor tendon.

Adolfo will rest and rehab for now and will miss a minimum of six weeks. If that doesn't work and he needs Tommy John surgery, obviously his absence would be much longer. The 21-year-old is ranked by MLB.com as the team's No. 14 prospect and was added to the 40-man roster this offseason.
Feb 23 - 3:20 PM

Carlos Rodon (shoulder) is not expected to make his season debut with the White Sox until June.

Rodon had arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder last September. He's begun a throwing program, but the White Sox will understandably proceed extra cautiously with their left-hander. Rodon didn't pitch for the White Sox last season until June because of a biceps ailment.
Feb 23 - 2:14 PM

Willy Garcia is limited early on in White Sox camp because of a hand injury.

Garcia first injured the hand during winter ball in his native Dominican Republic. It appears to be a day-to-day situation.
Feb 18 - 3:56 PM

White Sox sent RHP Dylan Covey outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Covey is now off the 40-man roster. The former Rule 5 pick posted an ugly 7.71 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 41/34 K/BB ratio over 70 innings last season.
Feb 18 - 2:10 PM

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


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