Shields, White Sox struggle vs. Astros in opener

April 21, 2018

CHICAGO — Following James Shields‘ relief outing in the 14th inning Wednesday at Oakland, concerns arose about whether or not he’d be able to make his scheduled start Friday against the Astros. But, as manager Rick Renteria said before the game, there was never any doubt in Shields’ mind. Shields pitched well through the first three innings, scattering just two hits and striking out two, but things unraveled in the…

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Farquhar faints in dugout, taken to hospital

April 21, 2018

CHICAGO — White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar passed out in the dugout after completing the top of the 6th inning of Friday’s 10-0 loss to the Astros at Guaranteed Rate Field. He was attended to immediately by White Sox medical personnel and EMTs, and regained consciousness by the time he left the ballpark with the EMTs. The veteran reliever was taken by ambulance to Rush University Medical Center, where he’s…

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Pitching prospects shining for White Sox

April 20, 2018

CHICAGO — Pitching continues to impress up and down the farm for the White Sox. Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease and Dane Dunning have already gotten off to hot starts, and promotions may be in their near futures. CHICAGO — Pitching continues to impress up and down the farm for the White Sox. Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease and Dane Dunning have already gotten off to hot starts, and promotions may be…

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Thompson's career circles back to South Side

April 20, 2018

CHICAGO — Trayce Thompson began his career with the White Sox as a second-round selection in the 2009 Draft, and the right-handed hitter produced 16 extra-base hits and a .295 average over 135 plate appearances during his ’15 White Sox debut. Now, the outfielder’s recent journeys have returned him to the South Side, as the White Sox acquired Thompson from the A’s for cash considerations on Thursday evening. Thompson, the…

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Cease among top prospect performers

April 14, 2018

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday. Double-A San Antonio may have lost to Arkansas, 8-4, but two of the Padres’ top prospects helped illuminate the fact that San Diego has the best farm system in baseball. Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday. Double-A San Antonio may have lost to Arkansas, 8-4, but…

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Injuries hamper prospects' development

April 14, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Spring Training was considered a successful six-week stretch as a prelude to Year 2 of the White Sox rebuild, aside from one major deterrent: injuries. Right-handed pitcher Alec Hansen, the White Sox No. 4 prospect per MLB Pipeline, experienced forearm soreness limiting him to 1 2/3 innings pitched in just one Cactus League game. He continues to work his way back in extended spring training. MINNEAPOLIS — Spring…

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Giolito settles in vs. Twins, but can't find win

April 13, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito found his offspeed pitch over the final three innings he worked in a 4-0 loss to the Twins at Target Field on Thursday night. And that step forward for the right-hander might be more important than the game’s final outcome. “I was finally able to make a good adjustment after those first few innings,” Giolito said. “Kind of found my curveball a little…

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Moncada 'not in sync,' but keeping head up

April 13, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Yoan Moncada failed to get down a suicide squeeze bunt with Omar Narvaez breaking from third in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over the Rays, leading to Narvaez being thrown out and the White Sox not scoring. But much like he has with his early-season struggles at the plate, Moncada directly addressed the mistake when asked pregame Thursday at Target Field. View Full Game Coverage MINNEAPOLIS…

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