Player News - White Sox

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Anthony Ranaudo allowed three runs on two hits (both were homers) in 6 2/3 innings and took a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

He pitched five scoreless innings before faltering in the sixth inning. He gave up four bases-on-balls and struck out three. The only two hits he allowed were home runs to Kris Bryant and Javier Baez. Ranaudo launched a solo blast of his own in the fifth inning but that won't help his fantasy owners. He was making his first start since being called up from Triple-A. He made two relief appearances for the Rangers early in the season before the White Sox picked him up. It remains to be seen if he will stay in the White Sox' rotation moving forward. He is not a recommended pick-up in standard fantasy leagues despite tonight's solid outing.
Jul 28 - 12:30 AM

Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with a double on Wednesday night as the White Sox lost to their crosstown rivals.

The multiple hits were a rarity for Frazier this season. He is batting only .215 but has 29 home runs to go with 58 runs and 67 RBI. He has added eight sneaky stolen bases as well.
Jul 28 - 12:14 AM

The Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen relays that Carlos Rodon (wrist) is a possibility to start against the Twins on Sunday.

Rodon made a rehab start at Triple-A Charlotte on Monday and is set to throw a side session on Friday. Should he emerge without issue, he might not need another rehab outing. The 23-year-old southpaw last started on July 6. He suffered a sprained left wrist after slipping on the dugout steps and was subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Jul 27 - 4:20 PM

White Sox recalled INF Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte.

Sanchez will give the White Sox much-needed infield depth with Brett Lawrie (hamstring) landing on the disabled list. He should see some starts at second base, but there's not much fantasy intrigue here.
Jul 27 - 3:08 PM

White Sox placed INF Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22, with a hamstring strain.

Lawrie suffered the injury last Thursday and wasn't making enough progress on the side. He should be ready in early August. Carlos Sanchez will join the White Sox in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Jul 27 - 3:07 PM

James Shields is available for trade, according to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi.

Shields boasts a 1.71 ERA over his last six starts with the White Sox after struggling for the first three months of the 2016 season. He still has a rough 4.68 ERA and 1.48 WHIP overall and he's owed quite a bit of money (with the Padres handling a chunk). It'll be an interesting trade market and stretch run for the 34-year-old right-hander.
Jul 27 - 11:09 AM

James Shields allowed just four hits over 7 2/3 innings as the White Sox beat the Cubs 3-0 on Tuesday.

Shields walked four, but it didn't much matter when the Cubs could muster only four singles all night. Shields has a 1.71 ERA in his last six starts after coming in at 15.80 in his first four starts after joining the White Sox. He's still not recommended in mixed leagues.
Jul 26 - 10:30 PM

Adam Eaton homered, walked and scored a second run Tuesday versus the Cubs.

Eaton's walk rate is up this year, allowing him to maintain his usual strong OBP even though his average is down a tad. Unfortunately, the guys behind him haven't kept their end of the bargain, which is why he's scored just 49 times in 99 games.
Jul 26 - 10:28 PM

Brett Lawrie is headed to the disabled list with a hamstring strain.

Lawrie suffered the injury last Thursday and hasn't played since, so the move will be made retroactive to July 22. Carlos Sanchez is expected to replace him. Look for an official update on Wednesday.
Jul 26 - 10:22 PM

White Sox OF prospect Mason Robbins tallied a career-high five hits Monday in a win for High-A Winston-Salem.

All of his hits were singles. Robbins has contributed at least two hits in seven of his last 10 games. He's hit .477 during that span while raising his average from .296 to .318. The 23-year-old leads the Carolina League in batting average and hits this year but his on base percentage sits at a relatively low .333 thanks to an unusually low walk rate (eight walks in 370 plate appearances).
Source: MILB.com
Jul 26 - 3:48 PM

Brett Lawrie (hamstring) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Cubs.

Lawrie hasn't played since leaving Thursday's game with tightness in his left hamstring. It's unclear if the White Sox are thinking about a stint on the disabled list. Tyler Saladino will continue to fill in at second base.
Jul 26 - 3:27 PM

Tyler Saladino went 2-for-4 with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth as the White Sox edged the Cubs 5-4 on Monday.

Saladino is outhitting Brett Lawrie over the last month and is the superior defensive second baseman, so maybe it's time to give him a crack at the starting job. He wouldn't do much for fantasy leaguers if it happens, but as far as the White Sox are concerned, he just needs to be a better player than Lawrie. Right now, Saladino has a .722 OPS in 130 AB, while Lawrie is at .723 in 351 AB.
Jul 26 - 12:20 AM

Anthony Ranaudo will start against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Ranaudo will start in place of Jacob Turner, who allowed 12 runs in 7 1/3 innings over two starts. Ranaudo posted a 3.03 ERA and 71/12 K/BB ratio over 92 innings in Triple-A this season, but obviously this is a matchup to avoid in fantasy leagues.
Jul 25 - 5:34 PM

Chris Sale will make his return Thursday against the Cubs.

The White Sox suspended Sale for five games after he cut up some throwback uniforms with a knife as a bizarre form of protest. There's a chance that Thursday could be a final start with the White Sox, as the trade deadline is approaching and there has been quite a bit of a chatter about a possible deal. Of course, it would require a monster haul for Chicago to part with him and they might not see the sort of offers they want.
Jul 25 - 5:32 PM

David Robertson gave up three solo homers in the top of the ninth inning Sunday versus the Tigers.

Nick Castellanos, Tyler Collins, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all went deep to tie the game at 4-4. But the White Sox rallied to win it in the bottom of the ninth, which actually gave Robertson his second win of the season. He has allowed seven earned runs in four innings since the All-Star break and now has a 4.58 ERA for the year. If the White Sox can find a team to take on his contract ahead of the August 1 trade deadline, they should probably pull the trigger.
Jul 24 - 6:12 PM


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