MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyrone Taylor hit a grand slam to cap the Milwaukee Brewers’ six-run outburst in the seventh inning of a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. White Sox manager Tony La Russa and shortstop Tim Anderson were both ejected by plate umpire John Libka in the opening game of this interleague series between division leaders.
CHICAGO - Yermín Mercedes, the surprising rookie who helped carry the Chicago White Sox with his booming bat early in the season and got sent to the minors following a prolonged slump, says he is stepping away from baseball. Mercedes announced his decision on Instagram on Wednesday.
Chicago White Sox rookie Gavin Sheets figured to be engulfed by his teammates after drilling a walk-off, three-run home run Monday to end the nightcap of a home doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins. When Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa summoned Sheets for a hug, however, the 6-foot-5 first baseman/right fielder was especially humbled.
Chicago White Sox designate Adam Eaton for assignment — ‘very difficult organizational decision’ — and reinstate Adam Engel from the injured list
The Chicago White Sox brought back Adam Eaton in the offseason to fill a hole in right field. The veteran had a productive April but cooled off in May and June. The Sox on Wednesday designated Eaton for assignment. “Very difficult organizational decision,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said before Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
DETROIT (AP) - The Chicago White Sox demoted slumping slugger Yermín Mercedes on Friday and recalled Jake Burger from Triple-A Charlotte, putting the infielder in the majors after two Achilles tendon injuries and a stint with a local Missouri league. The AL Central-leading White Sox also reinstated outfielder Adam Eaton from the 10-day injured list and optioned right-hander Zack Burdi to their top farm club.
The scheduled opener of a four-game series between the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday due to steady rain throughout the day in the Windy City. The postponement of the game, which will be made up as part of a July 19 doubleheader, probably was good news for the hosts.The extra day off should be beneficial for reigning American League MVP Jose Abreu, who left Game 1 of Chicago's Sunday doubleheader against the visiting Seattle Mariners after taking a 96 mph sinker by JT Chargois off the side of the left knee.
Sometimes, all it takes is a bloop single. The Chicago White Sox are hoping that's the case with reigning American League MVP Jose Abreu. Abreu, hitting just .173 with one home run and seven RBIs in June, got the lone hit before Saturday afternoon's game with the visiting Seattle Mariners was suspended in the middle of the third inning of a scoreless tie.
Yasmani Grandal’s tiebreaking 2-run double helps the Chicago White Sox edge the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3, snapping a 5-game skid: ‘The players really worked to get this win’
Manager Tony La Russa joked about doing a summersault in the style of Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith. That’s what Wednesday meant to the Chicago White Sox, who ended a dismal trip on a positive note by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 at PNC Park.
3 things we learned after the Chicago White Sox lost 5 of 7 against the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros, including the top of the lineup setting the tone
Manager Tony La Russa shook up the Chicago White Sox lineup Sunday. He moved Yoán Moncada and José Abreu up to second and third, respectively, inserted Brian Goodwin in the cleanup spot and dropped Yermín Mercedes to eighth. “After (Saturday’s) game, (I) had some conversations with the fellas,” La Russa said before Sunday’s game.
Adam Eaton — the latest Chicago White Sox outfielder to be sidelined — is placed on the 10-day injured list with hopes to ‘just get him well’
The Chicago White Sox have been hit hard with outfield injuries this season. Adam Eaton became the latest to be sidelined when the Sox on Thursday placed the starting right fielder on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring. The move is retroactive to Tuesday. “He’s dealt with it, he’s gone out there like a good competitor and it takes away from his game,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said before Thursday’s game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
GM Rick Hahn says it’s too early to decide whether the Chicago White Sox will be buyers before the trade deadline: ‘Is the squeeze going to be worth it?’
The White Sox might not need to do any heavy lifting by the trade deadline with Eloy Jiménez on the comeback trail and only one team to beat in the American League Central. But with the Sox going to 100% capacity at Guaranteed Rate Field on their next homestand and the most interest in the team in more than a decade, they probably owe it to fans to get some help to deal with the rash of injuries to key players.
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair tears in his right hamstring. The AL Central leaders, who have overcome significant injuries this season, said Madrigal was expected to be fully recovered by next spring.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The winningest manager in Oakland Athletics history is staying put through at least next season after the club exercised Bob Melvin’s contract option for 2022 on Tuesday. Melvin has guided the A’s to an 808-715 record since taking over on June 9, 2011.
DETROIT — Detroit Tigers rookie Daz Cameron waited out an unusual rain delay in the bottom of the ninth inning before hitting a dramatic game-tying home run against closer Liam Hendriks. But the excitement was short-lived, as the Tigers fell to the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in 10 innings Friday night at Comerica Park.
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In his 34 season as a major league manager, Tony La Russa has won three World Series titles, six pennants and 12 division titles. Impressive numbers, of course, but it’s the 2,764 wins that are truly exceptional in MLB history. With his 2,764th victory — on Sunday, when the White Sox beat the Tigers 3-0 behind a stellar effort from Dylan Cease — La Russa moved into sole possession of second place on the list of all-time managerial wins.
The White Sox are hoping Jose Abreu -- in a 4-for-26 slump heading into Tuesday -- gets back to his old self after a two-day break. Monday was an off day and manager Tony La Russa sat Abreu out of Sunday's 3-0 win over the Tigers. "Part of it was physical, mostly mental, especially since he plays at such a high level," La Russa said.