Tag:White Sox
Posted on: June 17, 2010 10:39 pm

White Sox call up 3B Viciedo

The White Sox have designated utility man Jayson Nix for assignment to make room for Dayan Viciedo, the Chicago Sun-Times ' Joe Cowley tweets .

Viciedo, 21, defected from Cuba in 2008 and the White Sox signed the third baseman to a four-year, $10 million contract, including a $4 million signing bonus. Baseball America ranked Viciedo the White Sox's seventh-best prospect entering the 2010 season.

For Triple-A Charlotte, Viciedo was hitting .288/.328/.515 with 13 home runs and 31 RBI in 61 games.

Nix was hitting .163/.268/.245 for the White Sox in 24 games with just 49 at-bats, with a home run and five RBI.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 17, 2010 6:07 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2010 8:14 pm

Peavy to meet with White Sox GM

The White Sox's Jake Peavy will meet with general manager Ken Williams to determine his status for this weekend's series at Washington, the Chicago Tribune 's Mark Gonzalez reports .

Peavy told Gonzalez that his right shoulder feels better, but Triple-A Charlotte pitcher Daniel Hudson has been put on the ready to start either Friday or Saturday against the Nationals. Steven Strasburg starts for the Nationals on Friday. The White Sox have yet to name a starter for either game.

"Obviously, it's not my call," Peavy said.

Peavy was scheduled to start on Thursday, but Mark Buerhle will start against the Pirates tonight.

In addition to Hudson, Gavin Floyd will be able to pitch one of those games, with Freddy Garcia closing out the weekend series against the Nationals.

UPDATE: Gonzalez reports Peavy will start Saturday, Floyd on Friday.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 16, 2010 6:51 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2010 12:42 am

Tired Peavy could be pushed back

Jake Peavy White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen met with general manager Kenny Williams and pitching coach Don Cooper before Wednesday's game, apparently discussing juggling the rotation to give right-hander Jake Peavy some extra rest.

No decision had been announced prior to game time, but the Chicago Tribune reports that if Peavy is given extra rest, Mark Buehrle would take Peavy's scheduled start on Thursday, and either Peavy or Gavin Floyd would start Friday against Nationals rookie Stephen Strasburg.

Peavy complained of a "tired arm" in late May. He has pitched 83 1/3 innings in 13 starts, about 6 1/3 innings per start. That's on par with his workload previously in his career. He is 5-5 with a 5.62 ERA and has allowed 52 earned runs, tied for the most in baseball.

-- David Andriesen

UPDATE: Guillen said after Wednesday's game that Peavy had an MRI that revealed no structural damage, but that Buehrle would make the start Thursday. He didn't say what the plan was for starters Friday and Saturday.

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Posted on: June 15, 2010 12:36 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:22 am

Could Paul Konerko be an Angel?

Paul Konerko The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim don't know how to quit.

The Angels lost Chone Figgins, Vladimir Guerrero and John Lackey to free agency. They watched their new third baseman, Brandon Wood, fizzle. They had to deal with a freak accident putting Kendry Morales on their shelf for what seems to be the remainder of the year.

And yet the Angels are 36-30, a half-game behind the Texas Rangers.

So far, the Angels have resisted the urge to panic after taking a look at the motley crew that comprises their lineup. They've stayed the course, hoping Mike Napoli can man first on a regular basis once Jeff Mathis returns from the disabled list to catch.

Is that the right course for the team, though?

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times says that the Angels could have Paul Konerko "today," if they wanted to. Whether that means the Angels have a deal in place or can get Konerko as long as they give up enough, nobody knows.

This isn't the first time Konerko has been linked to the Angels. He seemed to be on the verge of signing with the Angels following Chicago's World Series victory in 2005, only to remain with the club.

Konerko is enjoying a career season at the age of 34. He currently has 17 home runs on the season and is hitting at a .291 clip. He would help near every team on the market, but the Angels aren't exactly hot to trot for his services.

That's because, for all the doom and gloom surrounding their offense, the Angels rank sixth in all of baseball with 313 runs scored. A lot of that has to do with manager Mike Scioscia's patented brand of aggressive offense, but also the efforts of players such as Torii Hunter and Napoli.

The Angels might be wise to see how the next month plays out before deciding whether or not to cash in on Konerko. The White Sox aren't going to yank Konerko from the market, and LA ranks 21st in the bigs in ERA with a 4.40 mark.

-- Evan Brunell

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 13, 2010 9:41 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2010 10:30 pm

Dueling no-nos not to be

When does a no-hitter turn into a no-hitter watch? Well, in Chicago, six may be enough. They're through six without a hit. Which team? Either.

Ridiculous. Both the White Sox and Cubs have struggled offensively, but this is ridiculous.

Gavin Floyd has walked two and struck out seven, while Ted Lilly has walked one, hit two and struck out three.

Top 7: Lilly is through the top of the 7th. Lilly has 97 pitches.

Bottom 7: Derrek Lee walks with one out. He's thrown out by A.J. Pierzynski after Lee tries to advance on a ball in the dirt. And then Soriano doubles for the first hit of the game -- for either freakin' team.

Top 8: Gordon Beckham is booed after trying to lay down a bunt with oen out. He misses it. And then he pops up. After Jayson Nix pops out Lilly is through 8.

Top 9: It's raining, but they're gonna try to get this in. Juan Pierre singles up the middle and that's it for the no-hitter and for Lilly. I'm sure it's Dusty Baker's fault.

And in the end, Carlos Marmol tries to find a way to lose it, but gets out of a bases loaded jam and Lilly wins.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 11, 2010 8:06 pm

Trade window for Pierzynski closing

The White Sox have until theend of Sunday's game to trade catcher A.J. Pierzynski without his approval. Following Sunday's game, he will have accumulated 10 years of major-league service time, including more than five with his current team, the White Sox.

Pierzynski told the Chicago Tribune that the trade rumors have worn on him.

"I already said if I didn't, I'd be lying," Pierzynski said. "I'm a human being and obviously I love playing here, I love playing for the White Sox and would love to stay here and to hear about all this stuff and about this and that, it gets to you.

"I'll be happy when Sunday (night) gets here and it will be over with and you guys can ask somebody else about something and leave me along, because I'll know where I'll be."

Manager Ozzie Guillen has told Pierzynski and reporters that he wasn't going anywhere, but he doesn't make the trades, his BFF Kenny Williams does.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:39 pm

No. 300 for Soriano

Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano has just hit his 300th career home run, connecting against Jake Peavy of the White Sox in the second inning at Wrigley Field.

Soriano is the second Cub to hit his 300th this week -- Derrek Lee did it Wednesday. They are the 126th and 127th members of the 300 Club.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: June 11, 2010 1:12 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 12:33 pm

Are interleague 'rivalries' still relevant?

Interleague play opens up again Friday and yet again I'm underwhelmed by the Reds-Royals, Mets-Orioles and Pirates-Tigers.

But it's not just those mashups of also-rans that have begun to bore -- anyone excited for Cubs-White Sox? A's-Giants? Dodgers-Angels? Aren't those the reasons we're still stuck with a bastardized schedule? OK, it's Mets-Yankees and nothing else.

Every time this argument comes up, we're pointed toward interleague attendance numbers, without noting that most of those dates are summer nights on the weekend -- nights when teams would draw regardless of the visiting Royals or Pirates.

So what's on tap this weekend for our interleague overlords?

White Sox at Cubs: Nurse that hangover from the Blackhawks parade at Wrigley. What does it say that the NHL in June will overshadow one of the prime interleague matchups? Everything, really.

Astros at Yankees: Loser has to claim Roger Clemens?

• Mets at Orioles: When the Wilpons and Peter Angelos get together, there are no winners. Really.

• Pirates at Tigers: Well, there will be two nice looking uniforms on display.

Nationals at Indians: Yes, they're going to play twice before Steven Strasburg pitches. But one relevant game out of three ain't bad.

• Royals at Reds: The first-place Reds 24th in home attendance. There's only one way to solve that -- a visit by the Royals.

Phillies at Red Sox: OK, I'll admit, this should be a good series. Boston plays in front of sold-out crowds every night, so it's not like this is going to help the gate.

Braves at Twins: Two of the best debuts of 2010 (non-Strasnurg division), Target Field and Jason Heyward meet.

Rangers at Brewers: Does any argument about interleague play hold up when it involves the Brewers?

Blue Jays at Rockies: I got nothing... Blue Jays. Rockies. That's enough.

Mariners at Padres:
Two great ballparks, two awesome cities, one good team.

Angels at Dodgers: If you live in Southern California and want to see the Angels, you've got 81 chances.

• A's at Giants: See above, substitute "Southern" for "Northern."

Oh, the excitement.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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