Player News - White Sox

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Carlos Rodon limited the Dodgers to two runs in 7 1/3 innings Wednesday.

Rodon ended up with four walks and four strikeouts, so it wasn't a dominant effort. Still, this makes four straight quality starts for him, all against some of the best teams in baseball (he faced Cleveland, Boston and Houston his previous three times out). In fact, eight of his nine starts have come against teams currently in postseason position, making his 4.00 ERA impressive indeed.
Aug 17 - 2:09 AM

Aaron Bummer and Jake Petricka combined to give up three runs in the ninth in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Juan Minaya, who threw 23 pitches Tuesday, faced just two hitters while finishing the eighth tonight. Gregory Infante then got the first out with a 4-2 lead in the ninth, only to be replaced by Aaron Bummer. A single followed, and in came Petricka, who entered the night with an 8.05 ERA and a 1.895 WHIP in 19 innings. The end result was unsurprising; Petricka retired none of the three batters he faced as the Dodgers came back to win. We can't imagine Petricka will see a ninth-inning lead again anytime soon. Minaya really seems like the best choice for Renteria.
Aug 17 - 2:06 AM

Nick Delmonico went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers Wednesday against the Dodgers.

The good times won't last forever, but at the moment, Delmonico is sporting a 1.088 OPS in 48 at-bats as a big leaguer. The White Sox had been starting to sit him some since Avisail Garcia returned, but one imagines this will help him become a lineup fixture for a little while.
Aug 17 - 1:59 AM

White Sox released INF/OF Grant Green.

Green, who signed a minor league contract with Chicago on June 21, was batting just .211/.287/.322 in 101 plate appearances at Triple-A Charlotte. The former top-100 prospect will try to latch on with a new organization.
Aug 16 - 3:55 PM

Leury Garcia finished with a single and a double across four at-bats in Tuesday's road loss against the Dodgers.

Garcia has posted three multi-hit games over his past six outings, and he has collected three doubles with four RBI during the span. He doesn't offer a lot of power, but he can help out with a decent average and an occasional stolen base.
Aug 16 - 3:48 AM

Tim Anderson posted a solo home run for his only hit across four at-bats in Tuesday's road game against the Dodgers.

Anderson has swatted homers in back-to-back games, and he has collected five long balls with 11 RBI through 13 games in the month of August. His homer and RBI totals are already a high for any month this season and we're only halfway through August.
Aug 16 - 3:44 AM

Miguel Gonzalez allowed one earned run, five hits and three walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision on the road Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Gonzalez has posted quality starts in five of his past six outings, including each of his past two contests. He only has two victories to show for his efforts, as run support hasn't exactly been a forte of the White Sox for most of the season. He'll look to get back into the win column on the road Sunday in Texas.
Aug 16 - 3:41 AM

White Sox manager Rick Renteria said Tuesday that the team's closer situation is "fluid."

Tyler Clippard handled Chicago's last save opportunity, but he was traded to the Astros on Sunday. And of course David Robertson, Tommy Kahnle, and Anthony Swarzak were all dealt away last month. Juan Minaya and Jake Petricka would now appear to be the best candidates for ninth-inning duties on the south side of Chicago, but it's a difficult guessing game.
Aug 15 - 7:57 PM

White Sox prospect catcher Zack Collins has been promoted to Double-A Birmingham.

Recent acquisition Eloy Jimenez has also been promoted. Selected 10th overall in last year's draft, Collins was batting .223/.365/.443 with 17 homers through 101 games with High-A Salem. He's been working hard on his defense behind the plate and boasts an interesting blend of pop and patience.
Aug 15 - 12:05 PM

White Sox activated RHP Dylan Covey from the 10-day disabled list.

He'll take Tyler Clippard's spot on the active roster. Covey has been out since late May with an oblique injury. The Rule 5 pick returns to an ugly 8.12 ERA over eight starts.
Aug 15 - 11:57 AM

White Sox prospect outfielder Eloy Jimenez has been promoted to Double-A Birmingham.

Zack Collins will also make the jump to Double-A. Acquired in last month's Jose Quintana trade with the Cubs, the 20-year-old Jimenez has batted .302/.375/.570 with 16 homers over 71 games this season in High-A. He's regarded as one of the top prospects in the game and should be an important piece in Chicago's rebuilding effort.
Aug 15 - 11:42 AM

Tim Anderson crushed his 13th home run of the season as the White Sox fell to the Royals on Sunday afternoon.

Anderson's two-run shot off of Jason Vargas got the White Sox on the board in the fifth inning. It was the fourth home run in the last eight games for the White Sox' shortstop. He finished the day 1-for-5 and is now hitting .242/.262/.386 on the season with 13 homers, 39 RBI and six stolen bases.
Aug 13 - 5:56 PM

Derek Holland was clobbered in Sunday's loss to the Royals, giving up seven runs on seven hits in his two-plus innings of work.

Holland also issued three walks and struck out two in the rough outing. The Royals pushed four runs across against him in the second inning then three more before he recorded an out in the third. Holland now sports a miserable 5.68 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season. He'll hope for better when he takes on the Rangers in Arlington on Saturday.
Aug 13 - 5:56 PM

Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 and walloped two solo home runs but his team still lost to the Royals on Saturday.

Both longballs came against starter Ian Kennedy, giving the Cuban slugger 21 for the season. He provides a nice combination of power and batting average that is getting rarer in today's game. He is slashing .290/.343/.513 with 70 RBI and 65 runs scored in 113 games.
Aug 12 - 11:02 PM

James Shields allowed three runs in six innings while punching out eight batters versus the Royals on Saturday.

He surrendered a solo shot to Eric Hosmer in the first inning and two more runs in the second. He settled down from there and stuck around long enough for a quality start. It was a rare solid game from the 12-year veteran. He has a 5.90 ERA and unhealthy 1.57 WHIP in 13 starts.
Aug 12 - 10:52 PM


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