Latest Chicago White Sox News

Former outfielder Mark Kotsay named new manager of Athletics

Dec. 21, 2021 20:17 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Kotsay arrived for his interview with the Oakland Athletics as if his task was to make a strong first impression. His bosses, Billy Beane and David Forst, were beyond impressed at his preparation. Kotsay didn't come into the process considering himself a...

AP Source: Mark Kotsay replacing Bob Melvin as A's manager

Dec. 20, 2021 22:38 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Kotsay has been hired to replace Bob Melvin as manager of the Oakland Athletics, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Monday night. Kotsay is being promoted from third base coach to manager, taking over the club he played for as an...

Former White Sox, Orioles GM Roland Hemond dies at age 92

Dec. 13, 2021 18:50 PM EST

Roland Hemond, whose 70-year career in baseball included three Executive of the Year awards as general manager of the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles, died Sunday night. He was 92. The Arizona Diamondbacks, with whom he spent 19 seasons, announced Hemond's death Monday. ...

White Sox, Leury García finalize $16.5 million, 3-year deal

Dec. 01, 2021 15:39 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and versatile Leury García have finalized a $16.5 million, three-year contract. The deal announced Wednesday calls for the 30-year-old Garcia to earn $5.5 million each of the next three years. He helped the White Sox win the AL...

1983 AL Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt dies at 66

Dec. 01, 2021 15:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — LaMarr Hoyt, who won the 1983 AL Cy Young Award with the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 66. The White Sox announced his death on Wednesday. The team said he died Monday in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, following a lengthy illness. ...

INF César Hernández, Nationals agree to terms on 1-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 22:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent César Hernández and the Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a $4 million, one-year contract Tuesday, giving the team a veteran middle infielder who hit a career-high 21 homers last season. Hernández can earn $1 million in performance...

White Sox sign reliever Graveman to $24 million, 3-year deal

Nov. 30, 2021 21:14 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kendall Graveman talked to Lance Lynn and Dallas Keuchel, and he exchanged text messages with Liam Hendriks. All that homework led him to the Chicago White Sox. Graveman agreed to a $24 million, three-year contract with Chicago on...

Pirates sign Quintana, bring back OF Gamel on 1-year deal

Nov. 29, 2021 19:36 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jose Quintana still believes he can be an effective starting pitcher. The Pittsburgh Pirates will give him an opportunity to prove it. The Pirates signed the veteran left-hander to a one-year contract Monday, hoping he can steady a pitching staff that...

Correa, Freeman, Scherzer among baseball's top free agents

Nov. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EST

With a possible lockout on the horizon, it's been mostly business as usual on the free agent market — so far. Detroit signed left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez. Houston retained star righty Justin Verlander. Noah Syndergaard went from the Mets to the Angels on an expensive...

Toronto lefty Ray wins AL Cy Young, Brewers' Burnes takes NL

Nov. 17, 2021 21:00 PM EST

In this Year of the Pitcher, both Robbie Ray and Corbin Burnes completed their own kind of comebacks. Ray rebounded from a dismal season that saw him take a rare pay cut to win the AL Cy Young Award with Toronto while Burnes returned from an early bout of COVID-19 with...