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White Sox extend Spring Training invitations to 27 non-rostered players

White Sox extend Spring Training invitations to 27 non-rostered players
The White Sox extended major league Spring Training invites to 27 non-rostered players. Among those already a part of the system includes: right-handed pitchers Jonathan Stiever, Codi Heuer, Tyler Johnson; left-handers Kodi Medeiros, who cleared waivers and was outrighted to Charlotte, and Hunter Schryver. Andrew Vaughn, Nick Madrigal highlight the invited bats. Gavin Sheets, Daniel... Read more »

Charlotte Knights Manager Wes Helms has quality to work with in 2020

Charlotte Knights Manager Wes Helms has quality to work with in 2020
Charlotte, NC — New Charlotte Knights Manager Wes Helms expects a break-out year for Gavin Sheets in 2020. “His make-up is top-notch,” Helms said. “He is one guy to really keep an eye on.” Helms should know better than anyone. He managed Sheets last year in Birmingham, where the 23-year-old first baseman hit .267, with... Read more »

White Sox Player Development Staff Changes for 2020

White Sox Player Development Staff Changes for 2020
Yesterday, the White Sox announced their 2020 Player Development Staff, which includes everyone from Director Chris Getz through the rovers and coordinators to the affiliate managers and coaching staffs. Most of the names are the same, though many have moved around and are new to their upcoming assignments. And there are a few additions to... Read more »
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Jose Rodriguez is worth monitoring in White Sox farm system

Jose Rodriguez is worth monitoring in White Sox farm system
Following Minor League Baseball is something that I’ve loved doing for a while now. I was sucked into trying to decipher which players would be the next contributors and future stars for the White Sox. The potential of a player breaking out, playing themselves onto the Major League roster or into the future plans of... Read more »

Luis Robert and White Sox agree to contract extension

Luis Robert and White Sox agree to contract extension
Oh, happy day! The White Sox made it official on the second day of a new decade by announcing an extension for MLB Pipeline’s third ranked prospect, Luis Robert. 2020: The Year of t̶h̶e̶ ̶R̶a̶t̶ La Pantera pic.twitter.com/wjuzdd5OF0 — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) January 2, 2020 The deal locks the 22-year-old to the club for... Read more »

White Sox move on from Steele Walker and welcome Nomar Mazara

White Sox move on from Steele Walker and welcome Nomar Mazara
The Chicago White Sox dealt from a position of depth at the Winter Meetings, as Steele Walker was sent to the Texas Rangers in exchange for left-handed hitting outfielder Nomar Mazara. The Sox are losing a 23-year-old who compiled a .265/.338/.423 slash line across 164 minor league games. Walker reached as high as Advanced-A in... Read more »
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After Robert and Madrigal, Who's up Next?

After Robert and Madrigal, Who's up Next?
Come mid-April, an interesting thing will happen in the White Sox organization. The majority of attention will turn from the farm system to the major league team. With Dylan Cease, Michael Kopech, Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal and Eloy Jimenez in the big leagues, the farm system will not be the main attraction of the organization for the... Read more »

White Sox Part Ways with Double-A Skipper Omar Vizquel

White Sox Part Ways with Double-A Skipper Omar Vizquel
The Chicago White Sox accompanied their decision to lock in seven players ahead of December’s Rule 5 Draft by announcing the release of Double-A Birmingham manager, Omar Vizquel. The 11-time Gold Glove winning shortstop made his managerial debut for the Winston-Salem Dash in 2018 before taking over the Barons job the following year. Director of... Read more »

White Sox Protect Seven Players in Advance of Rule 5 Draft

White Sox Protect Seven Players in Advance of Rule 5 Draft
The 40-man roster of the Chicago White Sox stands at 40 players after the club added 7 prospects to the mix in advance of December’s Rule 5 Draft. We released a primer earlier this month with details regarding the protection rules and Rule 5 ramifications for the current players in the system. Today, the White... Read more »
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White Sox should inquire about Yoshitomo Tsutsugo

White Sox should inquire about Yoshitomo Tsutsugo
Rick Hahn made it clear in late September that designated hitter would be among the positions addressed this offseason. The White Sox may be eyeing across international waters at an intriguing opportunity to fill that exact need. The latest talent available out of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) is left-handed slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo. Born in Hashimoto,... Read more »
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