Player News - White Sox

Date: Team: Pos:

Carlos Rodon (shoulder) is expected to begin pitching in extended spring training games Monday.

Rodon is working his way back from arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder. He's on the 60-day disabled list and thus isn't eligible to return until late May. The White Sox will proceed cautiously with him.
Apr 20 - 4:52 PM

James Shields will start on Friday against the Astros.

Shields took the loss while making a relief appearance in the 14th inning of Wednesday's game against the A's, but he threw just 28 pitches and has apparently told manager Rick Renteria he's good to take his regular turn. The club had considered using Lucas Giolito on Friday, but he'll remain Saturday's starter.
Apr 20 - 2:38 PM

White Sox OF prospect Blake Rutherford went 4-for-5 with a run and a stolen bases for High-A Winston-Salem on Thursday.

The steal gives Rutherford three on the season. The former Yankees first-round pick is now hitting .404/.442/.563 on the season, which is good. He's not showing the power he showed as a prep, but he's hit seven doubles, and those should translate into homers as he gets stronger -- and the weather gets better. He could be an everyday player in the White Sox lineup before the end of the decade.
Apr 20 - 1:38 PM

White Sox acquired OF Trayce Thompson from the Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

He was designated for assignment on Tuesday. This will be the fourth team Thompson has played for in less than a month. The 27-year-old was actually drafted by the White Sox and made his big league debut for them in 2015. He's struggled at the plate this year, collecting just one hit in seven at-bats.
Apr 19 - 8:25 PM

Yoan Moncada slugged a grand slam Wednesday in the White Sox’s loss to the Athletics.

Moncada singled and stole a base in the first then followed that up by belting a grand slam off Andrew Triggs in the second inning. He reached again on a leadoff walk in the fourth and scored later in the frame on Jose Abreu’s double to center field. That run put the White Sox up 8-4, though the Pale Hose would eventually lose 12-11 on Matt Olson's walk-off single in the 14th inning. Moncada had a strong series, going 5-for-14 with two homers in the three-game set.
Apr 18 - 9:47 PM

James Shields took the loss against Oakland on Wednesday, allowing two hits, two walks and an earned run in 2/3 of an inning.

With Chicago’s bullpen running on fumes—starter Carson Fulmer only lasted an inning—the Pale Hose summoned Shields to pitch the 14th inning. This marked the right-hander’s first relief appearance since 2010. He fared poorly, loading the bases before serving up a game-ending single to Matt Olson with two outs. The right-hander had been slated to start Friday’s series opener against Houston but could have his turn skipped or pushed back after throwing 28 pitches on Wednesday.
Apr 18 - 9:44 PM

Carson Fulmer lasted just one inning on Wednesday, allowing five hits and four runs in the White Sox’s 14-inning loss to the Athletics.

He finished the outing with two walks and no strikeouts. Fulmer let up one run in the first but really fell apart in the second, surrendering two hits and a pair of free passes before finally getting the hook from manager Rick Renteria. Two of the five hits he gave up went for extra bases including Mark Canha’s solo home run to begin the second inning. After logging just 46 pitches, Fulmer should be well-rested for his next start Tuesday against Seattle.
Apr 18 - 9:42 PM

Eloy Jimenez (pectoral) is reporting to Double-A Birmingham on Thursday.

Jimenez has been working at extended spring training since suffering the strained pectoral. He's the top prospect in the White Sox system, and with the ability to hit for average and power, there's a good chance he'll see time with Chicago before the end of the 2018 season.
Apr 18 - 5:06 PM

White Sox released OF Courtney Hawkins.

Hawkins was the 13th overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, and while he would occasionally show flashes of the talent that made him one of the top prep players in that class, he was never really able to put it together while a member of the White Sox organization. In 568 minor league games, Hawkins has a career line of .222/.284/.397 with 79 homers and 33 stolen bases.
Apr 18 - 4:46 PM

Yoan Moncada finished Tuesday's game at Oakland with a double, a two-run home run and a walk with a run over four at-bats.

Moncada was the only White Sox player who packed his hitting shoes, as the rest of the team finished 6-for-30 against Athletics pitching in the 10-2 loss. Moncada accounted for the only two extra-base hits and RBI, too. He'll look to keep it going against RHP Andrew Triggs in Wednesday's afternoon season finale. Entering this season he was a career .229 hitter, but .286 all-time in day games.
Apr 18 - 2:58 AM

Miguel Gonzalez was tagged for eight earned runs, eight hits and two walks with a strikeouts over just three innings in a loss in Oakland on Tuesday.

The Mexican right-hander has gone from bad to awful, as he has allowed at least four earned runs in each of his outings. If you want to say anything positive, he has at least been consistent. Gonzalez has yielded exactly two walks and eight hits in all three of his starts. That's not a good thing. He also has just five strikeouts total over 12 1/3 innings. That's even worse. Unfortunately for the White Sox, they do not have much organizational depth or Gonzalez would likely be designated for assignment after this trash outing.
Apr 18 - 2:29 AM

Athletics designated OF Trayce Thompson for assignment.

Thompson was 1-for-7 with four strikeouts during his short stay with the A's. The 27-year-old figures to draw interest on waivers from teams in need of outfield depth. He's already spent time with three different organizations in 2018.
Apr 17 - 5:21 PM

White Sox prospect outfielder Ryan Cordell is expected to miss at least eight weeks with a broken collarbone.

Cordell suffered the injury when he collided with the center field wall. The 26-year-old made a strong impression during spring training, but he was struggling with a .132/.150/.184 batting line through his first 10 games in Triple-A this year. Cordell was acquired from the Brewers in the Anthony Swarzak deal last year.
Apr 17 - 4:08 PM

Welington Castillo (knee) went 1-for-3 with an infield single and a strikeout in his return to action Monday against the Athletics.

Castillo came down with some left knee soreness a week ago, but he's feeling better with some rest. Signed to a two-year, $15 million deal over the winter, Castillo is batting .226/.273/.484 with two home runs and four RBI over 10 games this season.
Apr 17 - 8:37 AM

Jose Abreu hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth inning in a loss to the Athletics on Monday.

Abreu's homer came in garbage time, as it came with the White Sox trailing 8-0. It counts just the same in the fantasy lineup, though. Abreu now has four homers on the season, and he's slugging .519 to go along with a .250 average.
Apr 17 - 1:16 AM


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