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White Sox option RHP Kopech to Triple-A Charlotte

Mar. 26, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Right-hander Michael Kopech was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte by the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. The 23-year-old is among the top pitching prospects. He missed last season after he had Tommy John surgery in September 2018, but he hit triple-digits on the radar gun during his first spring...

BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

Mar. 24, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

March 27 1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the "10 and 5 rule" when he OK'd his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball's Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series...

Colorado Rockies' Ian Desmond (20) loses his helmet on a swing as Cincinnati Reds catcher Curt Casali, right, gets out of the way during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kopech heats up in 1st game for White Sox since 2018

Mar. 10, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

Michael Kopech quickly got back up to speed for the Chicago White Sox. In his first game since having Tommy John surgery 18 months ago, Kopech threw 11 pitches — and six reached 100 mph. "Yeah, I might have been a little geeked," he said Tuesday. The 23-year-old right-hander started against Texas and threw...

Kopech hits triple digits in return to mound for White Sox

Mar. 10, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Kopech didn't have any trouble getting back up to speed after 18 months away from the mound. "Yeah, I might have been a little geeked," the Chicago White Sox right-hander said Tuesday. Kopech threw 11 pitches against the Texas Rangers in Cactus League play — six of...

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander walks in the dugout after pitching to the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Astros' Verlander sidelined by back injury

Mar. 10, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is expected to miss opening day after he strained a back muscle during a spring training start against the New York Mets. Verlander said it would “probably take a miracle” for him to pitch in the Astros' opener against the Los...

FILE - In this April 29, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Caleb Joseph connects for a single against the Chicago White Sox in Baltimore. Jeff Samardzija pitched for the White Sox in the game at Camden Yards closed to fans because of rioting in Baltimore prompted by the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody. U.S. sports leaders are now weighing whether to bar fans from ballparks and stadiums to help stall the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

No fans, no fun: Athletes uneasy over empty-arena solutions

Mar. 8, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As U.S. sports leagues weigh whether to bar fans from ballparks and stadiums to help stall the coronavirus outbreak, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija is one of the few players who can tell them exactly what that feels like. “It’s not very fun,” he...

Cleveland Indians' Mike Freeman, left, signs autographs for fans as a Goodyear Stadium employee holds a container of pens and autograph cards prior to the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. The stadium offered the items for players to sign autographs as a precaution for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Signed off: MLB limits spring autographs amid virus outbreak

Mar. 8, 2020 1:13 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A baseball fan's treasure trove sat on a table outside the San Francisco Giants clubhouse Saturday morning — hundreds of baseball cards signed by the franchise's biggest stars. Buster Posey, Hunter Pence, Evan Longoria and more, all ready for eager autograph seekers at the...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, Chicago White Sox pitcher Aaron Bummer throws against the Minnesota Twins during a baseball game in Minneapolis. Bummer used that heavy sinker to become one of the AL's most reliable relievers last year, compiling a 2.13 ERA and his first career save in 58 appearances. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

White Sox LH Bummer looking to build on last season

Mar. 7, 2020 4:12 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — When Aaron Bummer looks back on his rise from 19th-round draft pick to key reliever for the Chicago White Sox, one day in particular stands out. The day he found his sinker. “I think about it all the time,” a smiling Bummer said Saturday. Bummer used that heavy sinker...

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada runs to first base with a hit in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

White Sox announce $70M, 5-year deal with Yoán Moncada

Mar. 6, 2020 6:52 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yoán Moncada was asked by his agents what he wanted to do. He said his preference was to stay with the Chicago White Sox. A couple weeks later, it was done. Moncada finalized a $70 million, five-year contract with the White Sox on Friday, signing up long-term for a situation he...

Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada looks on during baseball spring training Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

AP sources: White Sox, Moncada agree to $70M, 5-year deal

Mar. 5, 2020 7:05 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract with Yoán Moncada, locking up another one of their promising young hitters. The deal includes a $25 million club option for 2025 with a $5 million buyout that if exercised would make the agreement worth $90...