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FILE - In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, in this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, file photo. Lindor is among roughly 125 players who entered Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, eligible to exchange salary arbitration figures with their teams. (New York Mets via AP, File)

Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals

Jan. 16, 2021 2:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving just 13 to swap salary arbitration figures during a slow offseason in the aftermath of the financial carnage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The deals...

FILE - Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks reacts after striking out Houston Astros' Josh Reddick during the eighth inning of Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, in this Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, file photo. The Chicago White Sox have finalized a $54 million, three-year deal with Oakland Athletics closer Liam Hendriks, another big move as they set their sights on a championship run. The deal was announced Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

White Sox finalize deal with Athletics closer Hendriks

Jan. 15, 2021 6:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Liam Hendriks saw the talent the Chicago White Sox had and knew he wanted to join the team. The move became official on Friday. Chicago finalized a $54 million, three-year deal with the former Oakland Athletics' closer, another big move as the White Sox set their sights on a championship...

Detwiler signs with Marlins; Leon gets minor league deal

Jan. 3, 2021 1:43 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran left-hander Ross Detwiler has signed an $850,000, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, whose primary offseason goal is to upgrade their bullpen. The Marlins also announced on Sunday the signing of veteran catcher Sandy Leon to a minor league contract with an invitation to major...

White Sox, Marshall avoid arbitration, agree to 1-year deal

Dec. 31, 2020 3:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and reliever Evan Marshall agreed Thursday to a $2 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The 30-year-old right-hander was 2-1 with a 2.38 ERA in 23 appearances last season — his second with the White Sox. He is 10-10 with a 3.96 ERA over seven years...

White Sox, OF Engel agree to 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

Dec. 30, 2020 4:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and outfielder Adam Engel agreed Wednesday to a $1.375 million, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The 29-year-old Engel hit .295 with three homers and 12 RBIs last season. He recorded the final out of Lucas Giolito's no-hitter against Pittsburgh on Aug. 25 when...

Column: 2020 is perfect for socially distanced Newby Awards

Dec. 25, 2020 2:23 PM EST

In these scary times, it's hard to pull off an awards show. Thankfully, the Newbys have always been a state of mind, so it shouldn't be a problem to carry on safely in the midst of a pandemic. We never got around to ordering trophies, or reserving a space, or rolling out an actual red carpet. It's always been...

FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, Tony La Russa, left, talks before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla. La Russa, now the manager of the Chicago White Sox, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge to resolve misdemeanor drunken driving charges stemming from his arrest nearly 10 months ago on a freeway in metro Phoenix. The 76-year-old La Russa pleaded guilty Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, to reckless driving in Maricopa County Justice Court. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

La Russa resolves DUI case, feels 'deep remorse and regret'

Dec. 21, 2020 5:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox manager Tony La Russa says he doesn't have a drinking problem. He also says he has to prove that with his behavior. The 76-year-old La Russa pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge to resolve misdemeanor drunken driving charges stemming from his arrest nearly 10 months ago on a...

White Sox-Angels open ESPN Sunday night slate on April 4

Dec. 18, 2020 1:26 PM EST

ESPN will open its “Sunday Night Baseball” schedule on April 4 when the Los Angeles Angels host the Chicago White Sox. The game will feature the last two American League MVPs, with the Angels' Mike Trout facing reigning MVP and White Sox first baseman José Abreu. The following week will feature...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 file photo, Chicago White Sox shortstop Omar Vizquel watches practice on an adjacent field during baseball spring training practice in Glendale, Ariz. Longtime major league shortstop Omar Vizquel is denying accusations of domestic abuse made by his wife after she described two alleged acts of physical violence by the 11-time Gold Glove winner in a story published by The Athletic. Blanca Vizquel, 36, said her 53-year-old husband first assaulted her in 2011, three years before they married, and again in 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Omar Vizquel denies wife's allegations of domestic abuse

Dec. 16, 2020 10:03 PM EST

Longtime major league shortstop Omar Vizquel denied accusations of domestic abuse made by his wife after she described two alleged acts of physical violence by the 11-time Gold Glove winner in a story published Wednesday by The Athletic. Blanca Vizquel, 36, said her 53-year-old husband first assaulted her in...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2020, file photo, Chicago White Sox catcher James McCann, left, misses the tag on Kansas City Royals' Maikel Franco (7), who scores during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo. Free agent catcher James McCann and the New York Mets were close to completing a $40 million, four-year contract Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, as the team continues to upgrade its roster under new owner Steve Cohen. A person close to the deal confirmed the details to The Associated Press under condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Free agent catcher McCann signs $40.6M, 4-yr deal with Mets

Dec. 15, 2020 6:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent catcher James McCann signed a $40.6 million, four-year contract with the New York Mets on Tuesday, joining a team now ready to spend big to build a winner. The 30-year-old McCann was an All-Star with the White Sox in 2019 and this season set career highs in batting average...