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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. The Twins enter spring training emboldened by their 101-win season in 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

AL Central teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:42 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Minnesota Twins Manager: Rocco Baldelli (second season). 2019: 101-61, first place, lost to Yankees in...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich rounds third after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Dario Agrazal during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Milwaukee Brewers have a lot of work to do in spring training. Having Christian Yelich sure helps. Yelich was working on a strong case for his second straight NL MVP award last year when he broke his right kneecap in September, sidelining the All-Star slugger for the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NL Central teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 12:39 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ St. Louis Cardinals Manager: Mike Shildt (third season). 2019: 91-71, first place, lost to Nationals in...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal tags out Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett at home during the first inning of a baseball game in Milwaukee. Grandal is among several free agents who signed with the Chicago White Sox. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

White Sox head to spring training with playoffs in mind

Feb. 6, 2020 12:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson got more excited as the names started rolling in. Yasmani Grandal behind the plate, and Gio González and Dallas Keuchel for the rotation. Edwin Encarnación for Chicago's lineup, and Steve Cishek for the White Sox bullpen. “It shows you how serious we are,"...

Fortified White Sox say they're ready to contend again

Jan. 25, 2020 7:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and their long-frustrated fans say they're primed and pumped for the team to contend in 2020. The White Sox haven’t made the playoffs since 2008 and have endured seven straight losing seasons, but there was an optimistic buzz at the team's sold-out fan convention...

White Sox, reliever Cishek finalize $6 million contract

Jan. 14, 2020 1:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox finalized a $6 million, one-year contract with free agent reliever Steve Cishek on Tuesday. The 33-year-old right-hander will earn $5.25 million next season under the deal reached last week. The White Sox hold a $6.75 million option for 2021 with a $750,000 buyout....

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees designated hitter Edwin Encarnación runs down the first base line after hitting a double against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of Game 1 of a baseball American League Division Series in New York. The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $12 million, one-year contract with veteran slugger Encarnación, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Encarnación is due $11 million in salary next season and a $1 million signing bonus, with the White Sox holding an option for the 2021 season. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Encarnación, White Sox complete $12 million, 1-year contract

Jan. 10, 2020 9:37 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Edwin Encarnación saw the young players the Chicago White Sox have and a bright future for a team eyeing a run at the AL Central championship after seven straight losing seasons. That's why he chose to be a part of it. Encarnación and the White Sox finalized a $12 million,...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Steve Cishek throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract with free-agent reliever Steve Cishek. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says it's pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not been finalized.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

AP source: Cishek agrees to 1-year deal with White Sox

Jan. 7, 2020 4:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox bolstered their bullpen Tuesday, agreeing to a $6 million, one-year contract with free-agent reliever Steve Cishek. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says it's pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not been...