10:57 AM EST, Mon February 18, 2019
57 mins ago

Manny Machado and Bryce Harper: Phillies and Padres are in hot pursuit — but what about the White Sox?

Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, the two biggest free agents in baseball, remain unsigned even as spring training is well underway. But suddenly the activity has intensified. Here’s a look at what we know. What’s the latest on Machado? Sunday night, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported that “teams...
1 hour ago

White Sox spring training updates: The whole family is back together

An unoccupied locker will remain between Jon Jay on Yonder Alonso (are you reading this, Manny Machado?), but the White Sox’s clubhouse will feel more full Monday morning. The entire squad will report in advance of the Sox’s first spring training games, split-squad Saturday affairs against the...
11 hours ago

Padres offer Manny Machado an 8-year deal worth at least $240 million: reports

Look out, White Sox. It appears the Padres are serious about signing free-agent infielder Manny Machado. The Padres have offered Machado an eight-year contract worth at least $240 million, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. Jon Heyman, an MLB Network insider, reported that the offer is believed...
13 hours ago

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred OKs pitch clock for spring training games

Major League Baseball is unilaterally starting the use of pitch clocks for spring training games, while brushing off complaints from players about the slow free agent market. With the sport looking for ways to speed the pace of play, pitchers generally will have 20 seconds to deliver to the plate...
13 hours ago

TV star Brielle Biermann blames White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech for their 2018 split

White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech broke up with reality TV star Brielle Biermann last year without warning, she said on Sunday’s premiere of her family’s Bravo network series. “I’m just like not in the mood to talk about Michael right now. What really sucks is that I had my whole life with Michael...
18 hours ago

5 takeaways from White Sox camp, including prospects emerging and a clubhouse boombox that caters to all tastes

Five takeaways from Sunday at White Sox camp: 1. The youth movement can be seen — and heard. The Sox’s clubhouse was quieter than an empty dugout the first few days. No TV sound, no music — except for a brief dance by Yolmer Sanchez. Zack Collins breathed some life into the room Sunday morning...
21 hours ago

White Sox-Dodgers deal for outfielder Joc Pederson still possible, sources say

Remember those reports from mid-January about the White Sox and Dodgers discussing a deal for slugging outfielder Joc Pederson? Well, they were legit. And there’s an outside chance that a trade still could come to fruition, a source told the Tribune. There’s a story within a story here. The report...
23 hours ago

White Sox hope Ivan Nova can steady a young pitching rotation

The loss of Michael Kopech to Tommy John surgery left a hole in the White Sox rotation that’s impossible to fill. This was supposed to be the year Kopech took over as staff ace, the focal point of a marketing campaign and one of the main drawing cards of the rebuild. Instead the Sox will have to...
Feb 16, 2019

If Manny Machado signs with the White Sox, he'd instantly become Chicago's best player, according to these rankings

Javier Baez is the best Major League Baseball player in Chicago — for now. The Cubs middle infielder, who finished second to the Brewers’ Christian Yelich for the National League MVP award last season, is No. 29 on MLB Network’s “Top 100 Right Now” rankings for 2019. According to MLB.com, the network’s...
Feb 16, 2019

Minor league baseball team bans peanuts and Cracker Jack from stadium

There will be nobody buying peanuts or Cracker Jack at one minor league baseball stadium in Connecticut. The Double-A Hartford Yard Goats say they are going peanut-free at the 6,000-seat Dunkin' Donuts Park to make the venue safer for people with nut allergies. The Colorado Rockies affiliate says...
Feb 16, 2019

White Sox teammates call Eloy Jimenez ‘the Babe Ruth of our generation’ and ‘a future superstar’

Michael Kopech calls him “the Babe Ruth of our generation.” Tim Anderson put it like this: “He’s gonna be a superstar. All eyes are on him.” They’re talking about Eloy Jimenez, the 22-year-old an outfielder who made a mockery of Triple-A pitching last season (.355 average, .597 slugging percentage)....
Feb 15, 2019

Welcome back, baseball. Here are the best photos of the Cubs and White Sox at spring training

As the Cubs and White Sox kick off spring training in Arizona, photographers get a chance to see the players in the most casual environment we see all season. From the batting cages in Glendale to the bullpens in Mesa, both teams head into 2019 with smiles and expectations. Click here for more...
Feb 15, 2019

Ex-Dodgers teammates laud Manny Machado’s ‘awesome’ skill and offer varying takes on ‘Johnny Hustle’ comment

The Dodgers and White Sox share a stadium at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix’s west suburbs. They might be able to share memories one day of life with Manny Machado. The Sox remain in hot pursuit of the player the Dodgers acquired at the 2018 All-Star break, an abundantly talented infielder who helped...
Feb 15, 2019

Yolmer Sanchez and NBC Sports Chicago's Chuck Garfien dance in White Sox clubhouse

White Sox third baseman Yolmer Sanchez dances with NBC Sports Chicago’s Chuck Garfien at Camelback Ranch on Friday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Teddy Greenstein/Chicago Tribune)
Feb 15, 2019

Rick Renteria's hard-line stance on hustling could be under a microscope if Manny Machado signs with the White Sox

Memo to Manny Machado: Please be advised that if you’re seriously considering signing with the White Sox, your days of slacking off are over, no matter how many millions our chairman, Jerry Reinsdorf, throws at you. You will be adored by Sox fans and can quickly become the face of the franchise,...