Latest Rick Renteria News

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...

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...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 1973, file photo, home plate umpire John Flaherty checks Cleveland Indians pitcher Gaylord Perry's cap for an illegal substance, at the request of Milwaukee Brewers manager Del Crandall, during the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Milwaukee. Major league pitchers have been tinkering with the ball for years in search of an advantage, occasionally breaking major league rules in the process. But they might have to work a little harder on their deception this summer. (AP Photo/File)

MLB reminding teams about sticky substance rules

Mar. 5, 2020 4:57 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Gaylord Perry threw a spitball. Joe Niekro had an emery board and a piece of sandpaper. Whitey Ford used his wedding ring. Pitchers have been tinkering with the ball for years in search of an advantage, skirting and — occasionally — breaking major league rules in the...

Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert looks on from the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

White Sox think CF Robert is headed for stardom

Mar. 3, 2020 8:18 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Luis Robert's first spring training homer looked like a drive into the gap — right before it flew over the wall in left-center. And the Cuban slugger made it look so easy. Robert has the type of athleticism that stands out in any crowd. Even with the Chicago White Sox....

Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria smiles during spring training baseball Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

White Sox's Renteria gets a full shot at turning team around

Feb. 20, 2020 9:28 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rick Renteria has been here before. He was managing the Chicago Cubs in 2014 when they were building a team that would end its century-long championship drought. But just as that team was coming together for a four-year postseason run, Renteria's contract was terminated when the...

Tim Anderson speaks with reporters during the SoxFest Chicago White Sox baseball fan convention Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. (Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP)

Batting champ Anderson says he won't change his style

Feb. 18, 2020 3:57 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As far as Tim Anderson is concerned, winning a batting title doesn't change his status. Anderson led the major leagues with a .335 average last season for the Chicago White Sox. Despite a sprained ankle that limited him to 123 games, he hit 18 homers and stole 17 bases. The...

Eloy Jimenez meets with reporters during the SoxFest Chicago White Sox baseball fan convention Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. (Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP)

Chisox slugger Jiménez hopes to improve on solid rookie year

Feb. 17, 2020 6:58 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Eloy Jiménez got a big contract before playing in a major league game, and his bat justified the deal once the Chicago White Sox left fielder made his debut. Despite a sluggish start and injuries that cost him 40 games, Jiménez still managed to hit 31 homers and show what...

Yoan Moncada speaks with reporters during the SoxFest Chicago White Sox baseball fan convention Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. (Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP)

Moncada ready to lead White Sox into contention

Feb. 14, 2020 8:43 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At spring training last year, Yoán Moncada was at a crossroads. The switch-hitting Chicago White Sox infielder struggled in 2018, batting just .235 and striking out a major league-high 217 times. There was concern over his performance against lefty pitching (.209 average, .297...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito works in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. Giolito is the ace of the rotation after he went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA in 29 starts last year, tying for the major league lead with two shutouts and three complete games. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Rebuild nearly over, White Sox say they’re ready to win

Feb. 12, 2020 6:53 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The rebuild may not be quite over yet but the Chicago White Sox hope the fun is already beginning. Three years of rebuilding and overhauling the roster have brought in young players who are developing into stars. The offseason was highlighted by the additions of All-Star catcher...