A salary-arbitration panel sided with infielder Yolmer Sanchez in his case against the White Sox, and Sanchez will earn $2.35 million in 2018, it was announced on Wednesday.
Rick Renteria can’t contain his excitement, and to be honest, the White Sox manager doesn’t want to contain it. But it’s an excitement more geared toward the future.
The temperature in Chicago on Friday checked in at 19 degrees, but over at Guaranteed Rate Field, where the truck was being loaded for White Sox Spring Training, it felt a little like baseball’s unofficial start.
A long overdue gift for Ron Kittle was taken care of during a recent dinner at Ditka’s restaurant in downtown Chicago, courtesy of a special presentation from White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf..
The White Sox have reportedly agreed to a Minor League deal with right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon that includes an invitation to Spring Training, a source tells SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. The club has not confirmed the report.
Even the youngest top prospects among the system, with seven in the Top 100 per MLB Pipeline, understand the big picture rebuild view. It might be status quo or a little below in 2018 in order to build toward a sustained championship run beginning in ’19 or ’20.
The White Sox love how Adam Engel approaches his positioning in center field, and the numbers back up his decisions.
After packing on 10 to 15 pounds of muscle, Chicago White Sox prospect Blake Rutherford could become a source of power.
The White Sox enter the 2018 season with Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia, two of their most valuable players on and off the field, remaining part of their rebuild. And with two years of club control remaining over each of these veteran stalwarts, there’s no rush to decide on their future.
Since Jake Burger was four years old, he remembers himself as a third baseman. The White Sox top pick in the 2017 Draft believes he will stay at third for the long term, even with rumblings of potential interest in Manny Machado rolling throughout SoxFest this weekend at the Hilton Chicago.
Jim Thome, a first-ballot selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as announced this past Wednesday night, also serves as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn. Thome, who produced 612 career home runs, provides invaluable guidance to the young players forming the building blocks of the rebuild.
On Saturday, during SoxFest at the Hilton Chicago, White Sox fans saw Rodon’s great humor as the host of the afternoon’s final seminar. It was the perfect end to a day in which they were treated to laughs and a light mood all around.