Latest Chicago White Sox News

Odorizzi, Abreu accept $17.8M offers to stay with teams

Nov. 14, 2019 5:42 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Jake Odorizzi accepted a $17.8 million qualifying offer to stay with the Minnesota Twins and first baseman José Abreu took the same amount to remain with the Chicago White Sox as general managers headed home Thursday following their four-day annual meeting. Using the...

Rebecca Veeck, daughter of St. Paul Saints owner, dies at 27

Nov. 13, 2019 10:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The life of Rebecca Veeck, daughter of St. Paul Saints owner and president Mike Veeck, will be celebrated next month in Charleston, South Carolina. Rebecca Veeck died Sept. 30 in Charleston after being diagnosed years ago with Batten disease, a rare genetic condition. She was 27. Her...

White Sox hire Coolbaugh as assistant hitting coach

Nov. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have hired Scott Coolbaugh as their assistant hitting coach. The White Sox announced the move Tuesday. He will work with new hitting coach Frank Menechino. The 53-year-old Coolbaugh spent last season as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple-A Oklahoma...

Darvish, Heyward stay with Cubs, who also keep Quintana

Nov. 3, 2019 2:49 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Starting pitcher Yu Darvish and outfielder Jason Heyward are staying with the Chicago Cubs, who exercised their $11.5 million option for 2020 on left-hander José Quintana on Saturday and declined their $6.5 million option on lefty Derek Holland, which triggered a $500,000 buyout....

Rangers decline '20 options for new catcher, 2 relievers

Nov. 1, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have declined 2020 contract options for relievers Shawn Kelley and Nate Jones, and newly acquired catcher Welington Castillo. They all became free agents. Texas announced the moves Friday, a day after acquiring Castillo in a trade from the Chicago White Sox....

White Sox trade catcher Welington Castillo to Rangers

Oct. 31, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have traded catcher Welington Castillo to the Texas Rangers, who might not exercise an $8 million option for next season and allow him to become a free agent. Texas also got an international signing bonus pool slot worth $250,000 in the deal while sending minor league...

Bon Voyage: Road teams win 1st 5 Series games for 3rd time

Oct. 28, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander, Joe Smith and Will Harris tossed the ball at Minute Maid Park as slanting light from the late-afternoon sun streaked through the large glass panels and across right field. After arriving home at 4:30 a.m., they were back in familiar surroundings, yes, but home, sweet, home...

Bon Voyage: Road teams win 1st 5 Series games for 3rd time

Oct. 28, 2019 3:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The highlight film of this year's World Series could be a double feature with all those Bob Hope/Bing Crosby movies: "On the Road." For just the third time in Series history, the visiting team has won the first five games. "We play the villain pretty well," Washington right fielder Adam...

A century after Black Sox, baseball cheating goes high-tech

Oct. 24, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A century after the Black Sox scandal that tarnished the World Series and ushered in major changes in baseball, the notion that millionaire ballplayers would take money to throw a game — much less the World Series — is all but unthinkable. But that doesn't mean cheating in...

Bregman 2-run homer breaks postseason slump but Astros lose

Oct. 24, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The chants of "M-V-P!, M-V-P!" still break out from the crowd each time Alex Bregman comes to the plate at home for the Houston Astros. And the cheers got louder when Bregman hit a towering two-run homer in the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. After that, there...