Astros reportedly signing former White Sox MVP 1B Jose Abreu
The rich are getting richer. The Houston Astros are signing former AL MVP first baseman Jose Abreu to a roster fresh off a World Series win, according to multiple reports. The three-time All-Star has previously played his entire nine-year MLB career with the Chicago White Sox.wftv.com
MLB top free agents: Ranking Aaron Judge, Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander and baseball's best offseason options
Jacob deGrom, starting pitcher (35)*Justin Verlander, starting pitcher (40)*Those AAV records aren’t just a bar to watch in the Judge bidding. Chris Bassitt, starting pitcher (34)*Nathan Eovaldi, starting pitcher (33)The starting pitching star power drops off pretty quickly in this winter's options. Kodai Senga, starting pitcher (30)Here’s your best source of intrigue on the pitching front if your team isn’t going after deGrom or Verlander. Ross Stripling, starting pitcher (33)Taijuan Walker, starting pitcher (30)*Jameson Taillon, starting pitcher (31)We’re thoroughly in the muddy waters of No. Martin Perez, starting pitcher (32)Zach Eflin, starting pitcher (29)Jose Quintana, starting pitcher (34)Michael Wacha, starting pitcher (31)In one manner or another, each of these pitchers found something in 2022.wftv.com
MLB's biggest losers: White Sox, Red Sox lead rankings of baseball's most crushing failures in 2022
The rest of MLB's clubs are looking back at what went wrong. We've provided the preseason playoff odds from FanGraphs as a baseline of what realistic expectations looked like in early April, but the order is subjective. Chicago White SoxPreseason playoff odds: 72.9%What went wrong? Boston Red SoxPreseason playoff odds: 63.1%What went wrong? Well, pretty much the entire conception of how to build a baseball team in 2022.wftv.com
White Sox take advantage of error, score 2 in 8th of 4-2 win
Left fielder Robbie Grossman dropped Luis Robert’s short fly with two outs in the eighth to end his record errorless streak at 440 games and set up two unearned Chicago runs that snapped a tie, lifting the White Sox to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Giolito tosses 3-hitter as White Sox pound Astros 10-1
Astros White Sox Baseball Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu, right, celebrates with third base coach Joe McEwing after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros in Chicago, Saturday, July 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — (AP) — Lucas Giolito pitched a three-hitter, José Abreu launched a three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 10-1 on Saturday night. STAYING ON THE SOUTH SIDEThe White Sox and All-Star right-hander Lance Lynn agreed to a $38 million, two-year contract extension. The White Sox have an $18 million option for 2024 with a $1 million buyout. White Sox: Manager Tony La Russa said RHP Evan Marshall (strained right elbow) has resumed throwing the ball, but not off the mound or in the bullpen.wftv.com
Abreu, Dozier collide, Royals snap 11-game skid, beat Chisox
Royals White Sox Baseball Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu, left, and Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier lay near each other after colliding along the first base line in the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, May 14, 2021, in Chicago. The White Sox took a 1-0 lead in the first on Abreu’s flyball. ROSTER MOVESKansas City recalled RHP Jake Newberry from Triple-A Omaha and optioned LHP Daniel Lynch and C Sebastian Rivero to the farm club. The White Sox recalled RHP Alex McRae from Triple-A Charlotte and the Royals recalled RHP Ronald Bolaños from Triple-A Omaha to serve as their 27th men for the doubleheader. UP NEXTKansas City RHP Jakob Junis (1-2, 5.14) faced Chicago RHP Michael Kopech (2-9, 1.61) in the second game of the doubleheader.wftv.com
Abreu, Dozier hurt in collision, leave White Sox-Royals game
Royals White Sox Baseball Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu, left, and Kansas City Royals' Hunter Dozier lay near each other after colliding along the first base line in the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, May 14, 2021, in Chicago. Shortly after both players left the game, the White Sox announced Abreu had suffered a facial contusion and laceration. After popping up in the second inning, Dozier jogged out of the batter’s box with his head down. Abreu was running along the first base line while tracking the ball. Abreu and Dozier dropped to the ground and were attended to by the medical staff.wftv.com
Will wonders never Cease? Chisox pitcher's bat, arm top Reds
White Sox Reds Baseball Chicago White Sox Dylan Cease hits for a single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Cincinnati. It was a historic night with the bat for Cease, who doubled and singled twice before getting pulled for a pinch-hitter. After the first pitch was delayed more than an hour by rain, the White Sox roughed up Jeff Hoffman (2-2) for three runs in the first. Abreu had a pair of hits and three RBIs as the White Sox for the eighth time in 11 games. NO PANICDespite losing Jimenez and Robert to injury, the White Sox are remaining positive, and on Tuesday night it showed.wftv.com
Cease stars with arm and bat as White Sox roll past Reds 9-0
White Sox Reds Baseball Chicago White Sox Dylan Cease hits for a single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Cincinnati. He is the first White Sox pitcher with three hits in a game since Tom Bradley on May 14, 1972, against Baltimore, a year before the designated hitter came into play. After the first pitch was delayed more than an hour by rain, the White Sox roughed up Jeff Hoffman (2-2) for three runs in the first. Abreu had a pair of hits and three RBIs as the White Sox for the eighth time in 11 games. Gray is 4-0 with a 3.55 ERA in four career starts against the White Sox.wftv.com
Jose Abreu tests positive for virus; Miller says he had it
Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn adjusts his face covering as he watches players during baseball spring training Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Phoenix. When he walks in the door, it’s going to be a huge moment for the 2021 White Sox. The guys can’t wait to see him, and he can’t wait to see them.”AdAbreu helped the White Sox return to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. In the first batch of results disclosed by the league last Friday, 13 positive tests were found among 4,336 samples. It will be the first time since last spring training that they played in front of fans.
Braves' Freeman wins NL MVP, White Sox slugger Abreu gets AL
Freeman easily won the NL MVP award Thursday, Nov. 12, topping off a trying year that saw him become so ill with COVID-19 he prayed please dont take me. Betts was bidding to join Frank Robinson as the only players to win the MVP award in both leagues. Cleveland third baseman José Ramírez finished second in the AL MVP voting and Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu was third. He became the fourth different White Sox player to win the AL MVP, joining Frank Thomas (1993-94), Dick Allen (1972) and Nellie Fox (1959). A three-time AL MVP, Trout had finished in the top four every season since he was AL Rookie of the Year in 2012.
LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday
If St. Louis loses and San Francisco wins, the Cardinals would make up two games against Detroit on Monday that were postponed this season due to St. Louis' coronavirus outbreak. Brewers (29-30) — Qualify with a victory over St. Louis, or with losses by the Giants and Phillies. If the Giants and Cardinals win, San Francisco needs St. Louis to lose both games against the Tigers on Monday. A career .279 hitter, he had 244 home runs and 942 RBIs for Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Texas. “He had a tremendous career, did a ton for the community in San Francisco and obviously for the San Francisco Giants,” Kapler said.
White Sox beat Twins 4-3 to clinch playoff spot
Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu (79) and Eloy Jimenez celebrate the team's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Chicago. The White Sox clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO – After clinching a postseason berth for the first time since 2008, the Chicago White Sox were low key during their on-field celebration. The White Sox assured themselves of no worse than a wild-card berth. White Sox: RHP Jonathan Stiever (0-0, 2.45 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game series Friday night at Cincinnati.