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Reunited

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Today’s Spring Training News

First Official Full-Squad Workout

It’s a day we’ve been waiting for–the first time the entire Sox team is reunited for the season ahead.

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Mr. Anderson Meet Mr. Rollins

Top White Sox Prospect Tim Anderson (pictured below) is eager to meet fellow shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who signed with the Sox yesterday and will report to camp on Thursday. Read more:

http://trib.in/1KHxnT8

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Quotes of the Day

Avi Garcia on his status with the Sox:

“They believe in me. I believe in me, too.”

Tyler Saladino on Rollins joining the club:

“It’s going to be an honor to be out there working with him. I’m excited to learn from him.”

Melky Cabrera on reuniting with former Blue Jays teammate Brett Lawrie:

“He’s a good player, but what I really like is his energy.”

Photo of the Day

@scottmerkin reports that New Jersey native Todd Frazier plans to use My Kind of Town, made famous by fellow Jersey celebrity Frank Sinatra, as his walk-up music.

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10-Day Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers…

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Today’s News

In just 10 days, on February 20, the highly anticipated 2015 White Sox season gets underway with pitchers and catchers reporting to the Sox’ Camelback Ranch spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz. Just four days later, on February 24, the full squad reports and will undergo physicals and participate in the first full-squad workout.

An Extraordinary Offseason

Baseball experts and fans alike are virtually unanimous that the Sox had one of the most productive offseasons with many declaring our winter haul as the best in baseball. Several pundits also have commented that the Sox were able to make it happen without sacrificing top prospects. Whatever order you place them, the newest additions on the South Side give us enormous hope for the upcoming season.

Just to review: the marquee acquisitions by the Sox front office were right-handed starter Jeff Samardzija, righty closer David Robertson, left-handed relievers Zach Duke and Dan Jennings, first baseman/DH Adam LaRocheoutfielder Melky Cabrera, the versatile infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and a familar face–infielder Gordon Beckham.

Other offseason additions now on the 40-man roster include right-handed pitcher Michael Ynoa (obtained in the Samardzija deal), catcher Rob Brantly, outfielder J.B. Shuck and left-handed pitcher Onelki Garcia, who were selected on waivers from the Marlins, Indians and Dodgers, respectively.

The Sox also agreed to terms on minor-league contracts with the following free agents: right-handed pitchers Jairo Asencio, Scott Carroll, Jesse Crain, Logan Kensing, Arcenio Leon, J.D. Martin and Brad Penny; left-handers Zach Phillips and Joe Savery; catchers George Kottaras and Geovany Soto; infielders Juan Diaz and Andy LaRoche (Adam’s brother) and outfielders Tony Campana and Michael Taylor.

All 15 players, in addition to nine players from within the organization, have received non-roster invitations to spring training.

Right-handers Chris Beck, Tyler Danish and Nolan Sanburn, left-hander Carlos Rodon, infielders Tim Anderson, Dan Black and Micah Johnson and outfielders Courtney Hawkins and Jared Mitchell received invites to major-league camp from within the organization.

Thirteen of the 24 invitees have major-league experience.

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Enjoy These SoxFest Seminars

This year’s SoxFest was an enormous success with fan excitement off the charts. One of the most successful elements was the series of seminars. Here are four: a panel discussing the Sox’ young talent, some of the newest Sox talking about the ’15 season, a few of the Sox players and coaches talking about hitting and GM Rick Hahn and skipper Robin Ventura chatting about the Sox and taking questions from the fans.

http://m.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/16463658/v37207153/?c_id=cws

http://m.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/16463658/v37207121/?c_id=cws

http://m.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/16463658/v37206481/?c_id=cws

http://m.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/video/topic/16463658/v37206617

Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

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Quote of the Day

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Photo of the Day

Florida Gulf Coast University recently honored alum Chris Sale by retiring his No. 41 jersey.

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Sox Moves Create Wow Factor

Friday, December 19, 2014

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An Early Christmas for White Sox Fans

As Christmas Day approaches, many Chicagoans are asking, “Haven’t we already celebrated Christmas?”

It’s certainly understandable to feel that way after the White Sox’ three Santas–Jerry Reinsdorf, Rick Hahn and Ken Williams–have demonstrated their generous gift-giving to Sox fans this offseason. The extraordinary “presents” under the proverbial Sox Christmas tree are in the form of pitchers Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, Zach Duke and Dan Jennings, 1B/DH Adam LaRoche and outfielder Melky Cabrera. And the impressive haul is being praised throughout baseball as one of the most successful of the Winter Meetings/offseason.

Other fall acquisitions now on the 40-man roster include pitcher Michael Ynoa (obtained in the Samardzija deal) plus catcher Rob Brantly, outfielder J.B. Shuck and pitcher Onelki Garcia, who were selected on waivers from the Marlins, Indians and Dodgers, respectively.

A Sampling of Positive Industry Reaction

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/12/16/sports/baseball/ap-bba-revamped-white-sox.html?_r=1

http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/dinner-may-have-changed-everything-white-sox

http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/celebratory-mood-white-sox-introduce-new-trio-fans

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/columnists/ct-rick-hahn-white-sox-haugh-spt-1217-20141216-column.html

http://chicagosuntimes.com/sports/for-the-white-sox-it-was-a-great-week-after-haul/

http://www.shermanreport.com/chicago-news-harrelson-pumped-up-about-white-sox-moves-wont-cut-back-schedule/#sthash.QnHRgfUj.uxfs

http://www.si.com/mlb/2014/12/12/winter-meetings-winners-losers

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24827102/adam-laroches-lefty-power-a-great-fit-for-chisox-us-cellular-field

http://www.sportsmanias.com/tweets/article/548a34c4f7ed2f71200001d0

Home Boys

The added bonus to the acquisitions of Samardzija and LaRoche is that they both grew up as White Sox fans. Jeff rooted for the Sox while growing up in Northwest Indiana and Adam patrolled the team’s clubhouse when his dad, Dave, was the club’s pitching coach. Pretty cool, if you ask me.

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They Said It…

Sox pitching coach Don Cooper on the day the Sox acquired both Samardzija and Robertson:

“I’m as excited as I’ve been on December 9th that I can remember. It’s an early Christmas present for sure.”

Adam Eaton on that same day:

“I was really fooled. I found myself sitting next to my phone and refreshing my Twitter as quickly as I could. When (the Robertson signing) came over it was like, ‘Holy Cow!'”…“I definitely think I speak for all of us (players) when I say that this is very exciting.”

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SoxFest and Spring Training will be here before you know it…and here’s wishing you and your families a Happy Hanukkah, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Exciting times ahead.

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