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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...

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...

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....

Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers smiles in the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Fiers draws cheers, perfect in 1st game since Astros reveal

Feb. 23, 2020 9:18 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current...

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...

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...

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...