Player News - White Sox

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Chris Sale blanked the Red Sox for seven innings in a no-decision Wednesday.

Sale struck out seven and could have picked up his fourth straight win had the White Sox provided him with any offense tonight. At least he did avenge last month's drubbing at the hands of the Red Sox (seven runs and 12 hits in five innings).
Aug 26 - 11:41 PM

White Sox released 1B/OF John Mayberry.

Mayberry was just signed on August 7 after being designated for assignment by the Mets. He still hits lefties at a decent clip and could be of use to a team looking for a bench bat in September.
Aug 26 - 7:17 PM

Trayce Thompson continued tearing the cover off the ball Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with three RBI as the White Sox edged the Red Sox 5-4.

Thompson finished a home run shy of the cycle, tripling in the second, delivering an RBI single in the fourth and knocking a game-winning, two-run double in the seventh. It was par for the course for the 24-year-old, who has 12 hits in 23 at-bats (.522) since being promoted in early August. While we don't think that average will stick -- that would be a record -- it's fun to see Thompson tear it up while it lasts.
Aug 26 - 1:21 AM

Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Cabrera had a run-scoring single in the seventh inning and came around to score later in the inning. He's cooled off in recent days after running his average up to .287 in early August, but Cabrera is still enjoying a fine offensive season after a dreadful start. The 31-year-old is batting .271/.312/.384 with eight homers, 61 RBI and 57 runs scored on the year.
Aug 26 - 1:07 AM

David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 26th save against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Robertson struck out two in the perfect inning of work. The right-hander has been shaky in August but has still converted 26-of-30 save chances on the year. Robertson has a 2.76 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 68/11 K/BB ratio over 49 innings in his first year in Chicago.
Aug 26 - 1:01 AM

Jose Quintana allowed four runs -- three earned -- over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Red Sox.

It was a pretty standard start for Quintana, who allowed seven hits while striking out six in the effort. The quality start was Quintana's 20th in 26 starts this season. Despite that, the left-hander remains just 7-10 with a 3.63 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. Quintana will get back after it Sunday against the Mariners.
Aug 26 - 12:48 AM

Zach Putnam (groin) is available to pitch Tuesday.

He had been unavailable for a few days after tweaking his right groin while warming up in the bullpen last Friday. Putnam boasts a 2.93 ERA with 54 strikeouts over 40 innings for the White Sox this season.
Aug 25 - 10:01 PM

Jeff Samardzija earned his 10th loss on Monday against the Red Sox, serving up five runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Rusney Castillo was Samardzija's worst enemy, accounting for all five runs. He hit a three-run home run in the second inning and a two-run double in the sixth. Overall, the right-hander allowed eight hits, walked two, and struck out seven. Samardzija continues to pitch inconsistently, carrying a 4.75 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 134/37 K/BB ratio over 171 1/3 innings. He'll try for better results in a home start against the Mariners.
Aug 24 - 11:49 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run but the White Sox were defeated by the Red Sox on Monday.

Abreu gave the White Sox a briefly-held 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the first inning off of Joe Kelly. He'd add a double and score in the ninth inning, helping the White Sox attempt to overcome a three-run deficit. Abreu has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 24 on the season along with 78 RBI and a .295/.354/.519 triple-slash line.
Aug 24 - 11:47 PM

Zach Putnam will be unavailable for the third straight game Monday due to a sore leg.

"We need to stay away from him (Monday)," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "We don't think it's anything serious." Putnam has had a fine season while helping to set up for David Robertson, posting a 2.93 ERA with 54 strikeouts over 40 innings.
Aug 24 - 7:12 PM

Adam LaRoche went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

LaRoche homered against Mariners starter Taijuan Walker in the sixth inning, a two-run shot and his 12th bomb of the season. He's homered in two of his last four games and doubled in two of his last three. One of the more consistent hitters in baseball entering the season, the veteran has struggled to the tune of a .213/.298/.357 triple-slash in his first season with the White Sox.
Aug 23 - 7:32 PM

John Danks struggled in Sunday's loss to the Mariners, allowing seven runs on eight hits over five innings.

Four of the seven runs on Danks' line scored in the third inning, when the southpaw surrendered an RBI single to Jesus Sucre, a two-run double to Nelson Cruz and an RBI single to Franklin Gutierrez. The other three runs came home in the fifth to drive him from the contest. Danks entered the game pitching to a 3.48 ERA over his last nine starts, but Sunday's was a throwback to results from earlier in the season. He'll face these same Mariners at home in his next start, as he tries for redemption sporting a 4.90 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.
Aug 23 - 7:17 PM

Avisail Garcia worked a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 10th to break a 3-3 tie in the White Sox's 6-3 win over the Mariners on Saturday.

Garcia also singled and scored twice in the game. He's walked in three straight games, which qualifies as rare patience from him. He's batting .273 with four homers, 13 RBI and 14 runs scored in 20 games this month.
Aug 23 - 1:13 AM

Carlos Rodon yielded three runs -- one earned -- over seven innings against the Mariners on Saturday.

A Carlos Sanchez error opened the door for a three-run sixth inning that could have been quite a bit worse if Rodon didn't induce a double-play ball from Jesus Montero with two runs already in. Rodon threw 116 pitches in this one, which could be considered a few too many with the White Sox not going anywhere this year. He really seems to have hit his stride these last three starts, but one wonders if fatigue will become a factor down the stretch.
Aug 23 - 1:10 AM

Trayce Thompson went 2-for-3 and hit his second homer Saturday against the Mariners.

Thompson was a lifetime .241 hitter in the minors, but he's started off his major league career at .373 in 19 at-bats. Whether the early success will get him an expanded role against righties remains to be seen. He was called up primarily to play against lefties, and that's probably the only role he's suited for. Still, he's impressed so far.
Aug 23 - 1:05 AM


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