Omar Vizquel was named the White Sox's manager at Class A Winston-Salem on Monday.
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Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Spending $15 million over two years for Welington Castillo, a guy who should put up good power numbers in G-Rate Field, makes sense on the surface. But he's also been one of the worst pitch-framers in the game, ranking third-worst in MLB from 2014-2017 in Baseball Info Solutions' Strike Zone runs saved. Baseball Prospectus had consistently rated him among the worst until last season, when he presided over the Orioles' rotation implosion. Given the number of high-end pitching prospects that GM Rick Hahn has acquired, that $15 million could come with a risk to their development if Castillo's long-term struggles follow him to the South Side.
Coming off a season in which he hit .282 with 20 homers for Baltimore, catcher Welington Castillo signed a two-year deal with the White Sox on Friday. The team also avoided arbitration with reliever Danny Farquhar.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
Although the Red Sox believe Jose Abreu would fill their need for a middle-of-the-order slugger, the White Sox want "an arm and both legs," according to a rival talent evaluator. Chicago got Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech last year for Chris Sale, and Boston now lacks that level of talent in the mid/upper levels of its farm system. Jackie Bradley Jr.? The White Sox have liked him in the past, but he's controllable through only 2020, at which time their window to contend will just be opening.
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
In any conversation about trade talks for Jose Abreu, it shouldn't be overlooked how much the Red Sox wanted him four years ago when they were outbid by less than $5 million by the White Sox. It's debatable whether the Red Sox have enough top prospects left to make a strong offer for the slugging Cuban first baseman, but if any team knows Boston's system, it's the White Sox after the Chris Sale trade last year.
Jim Thome is among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame. Ballots are due Dec. 31, and results will be announced Jan. 24.
The White Sox have never been the spenders that their cross-town rival has been, but bringing in Stanton could be a strong long-term play as part of their rebuild.
Coming off a career year, the Chicago outfielder is reportedly garnering trade interest from the A's.
The Mariners traded Brazilian right-hander Thyago Vieira to the White Sox in exchange for $500,000 that can be added to their international signing bonus pool.
If there's one minor leaguer to bet on, this would be the guy. He has everything you like in a pitching prospect: big-time velocity, good size and excellent numbers.
"Jungle Jim" Rivera, who helped the 1959 "Go-Go" White Sox win the AL pennant, has died at age 96.
The White Sox have received some trade feelers on first baseman Jose Abreu and outfielder Avisail Garcia early this offseason and aren't ruling out the possibility of dealing either, general manager Rick Hahn said Monday.
Although they finished with 95 losses, there's a lot of talent within the White Sox organization. Rick Renteria built trust with the young players and had them competing even after they traded away the veterans.
An early exit was Cleveland's latest postseason disappointment, but shoring up the lineup could carry the Tribe back to another title shot.
The construction of the 2018 White Sox is officially under way. What's their biggest need? Which one move would you like to see them make?
White Sox catcher Geovany Soto has declined his option for next season and will become a free agent.
Rick Hahn has assembled an interesting group of prospects, but there are still a lot of holes here. The development of the young guys will be the focus next year.
Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, has died in an ATV accident. He was 28.
Covey shines in AFL debut
Dylan Covey allowed just three hits over five scoreless innings in his first outing for the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League on Thursday. Covey, acquired in last year's Rule 5 draft, went 0-7 with a 7.71 ERA in 18 games (12 starts) with the White Sox this season.