Tatis Jr. among White Sox finds on int'l market

Sources link club to former big league infielder's son, shortstop Reyes

Tatis Jr. among White Sox finds on int'l market

The White Sox are adding a slick-fielding son of a former Major League player and power-hitting outfielder to their system.

According to industry sources, the White Sox agreed to an $825,000 signing bonus with shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., ranked No. 27 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, and a $1.5 million bonus with outfielder Franklin Reyes, ranked No. 30. The club did not confirm the agreements.

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White Sox show signs in two wins vs. Cards

White Sox show signs in two wins vs. Cards

ST. LOUIS -- These words came from White Sox hurler John Danks, approximately three hours before Chris Sale took the mound Tuesday night for the start of a short Interleague stop at Busch Stadium.

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White Sox not deterred by delays, top Cards

White Sox not deterred by delays, top Cards

ST. LOUIS -- After wading through a rain-delayed start and two subsequent in-game weather stoppages, the White Sox completed their two-game stop at Busch Stadium with a 7-1 victory on Wednesday to secure back-to-back wins over the Cardinals.

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Sale could face Buehrle if Sox shuffle rotation

Sale could face Buehrle if Sox shuffle rotation

ST. LOUIS -- Nothing has been officially announced, but Monday's series opener between the Blue Jays and White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field could feature a mound matchup between Mark Buehrle and Chris Sale.

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Chicago panel offers lessons for on and off field

White Sox executive Williams joined by Wilbon, Baldwin and draftee Hickman

Chicago panel offers lessons for on and off field

CHICAGO -- Wednesday afternoon's forum from the eighth annual Double Duty Classic focused less on the history of the game for African-Americans than looking ahead at it.

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Danks draws O's Ubaldo in Chicago opener

Danks draws O's Ubaldo in Chicago opener

White Sox pitcher John Danks can't put his finger on why he always seems to have Orioles center fielder Adam Jones' number, but when Baltimore travels to Chicago for the start of a three-game series on Friday, Jones will try and halt a career's worth of frustration against Danks if he is in the lineup.

Jones, a right-handed hitter, is 1-for-30 against the left-handed Danks, with just one walk.

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ACE program not short on success stories

With life on streets a threat, White Sox keeping young ballplayers focused

ACE program not short on success stories

CHICAGO -- Not all days are created equal.

For Lorenzo Elion III, who heads into his senior season at Simeon Career Academy, one of the biggest came along six years ago, when he was 11. It was his tryout for a spot in the White Sox Amateur City Elite baseball program, which seemed like a long shot. After all, he had started playing baseball only within the last year.

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Players value Double Duty Classic experience

Players value Double Duty Classic experience

CHICAGO -- Not only did Najee Gaskins get the chance to do something most players never do -- play on U.S. Cellular Field with other elite players from across the country in the Double Duty Classic -- but he also led the East team to a 7-2 victory on Wednesday.

Still, his favorite part of the event wasn't the game or even the advice he received in the forum to begin the day. It was the chance to teach groups of younger athletes how to play the game of baseball, having grown up playing it for much of his life.

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Abreu more patient as pitchers adjust

Abreu more patient as pitchers adjust

ST. LOUIS -- The raw results, offensively, might be a tick less impressive for Jose Abreu in 2015 compared to his breakout rookie campaign of 2014. But the White Sox first baseman feels as if he's in a better place offensively.

One change made by Abreu is that he's swinging less at first pitches. Per MLB Network Gameday notes, the 2014 American League Rookie of the Year Award winner swung at 37.1 percent of first pitches last season in comparison to 18.9 percent this season. The league average is 28.8 percent in 2015.

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White Sox lookback, Part 2: WS Game 1

South Siders take advantage of Astros starting Clemens to open 2005 Fall Classic

White Sox lookback, Part 2: WS Game 1

CHICAGO -- The White Sox will be honoring the 10-year-anniversary of the team's 2005 World Series championship during the weekend of July 17-19 at U.S. Cellular Field. And this latest celebration presents a chance to look back at key moments from that postseason run, with a special focus on the World Series, with the words coming primarily from the participants themselves.

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After the glory: Paulie relishes second act

After the glory: Paulie relishes second act

Something was noticeably missing from White Sox Spring Training this year when the full squad reported to Camelback Ranch on Feb. 24. Make that someone, an important piece of the White Sox organization for close to the past two decades.

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Sale away: Ace's road show ties Pedro

White Sox ace joins Martinez with eighth straight 10-plus-K effort

Sale away: Ace's road show ties Pedro

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Sale, the pitcher, made history during the White Sox 2-1 victory over the Cardinals in 11 innings Tuesday night at Busch Stadium by joining Pedro Martinez as the only hurlers in Major League history to strike out 10-plus in eight straight games.

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Flowers sends Sox past Cards on Sale's night

Flowers sends Sox past Cards on Sale's night

ST. LOUIS -- The White Sox capped a history-making night by starter Chris Sale with an 11-inning, 2-1 win to open a two-game set against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Tuesday. Tyler Flowers' two-out solo homer off reliever Miguel Socolovich in the deciding frame snapped a string of seven scoreless innings by the White Sox offense and put an end to St. Louis' six-game winning streak.

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Flowers helps Sox continue extra-inning magic

Flowers helps Sox continue extra-inning magic

ST. LOUIS -- The White Sox closed out June with a 10-16 record, marking their third straight month at .500 or below, via a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals in 11 innings Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

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Danks: Disappointing season can turn around

Danks: Disappointing season can turn around

ST. LOUIS -- Nobody has more White Sox service time on the current roster than starting pitcher John Danks. And on Tuesday evening, prior to the series opener at Busch Stadium, Danks spoke like a player who has seen it all in a conversation with MLB.com about the disappointment of the season to date.

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Eaton: Good work habits equal good results

Eaton: Good work habits equal good results

ST. LOUIS -- Adam Eaton's .290 average entering play Tuesday made him one of the most productive White Sox hitters in the month of June. And a .484 slugging percentage also made the 5-foot-8, 185-pound White Sox leadoff hitter one of the team's most power-packed over the past 30 days.

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White Sox lookback, Part 1: Dropped 3rd strike

Oral history of controversial play in Game 2 of ALCS vs. Angels

White Sox lookback, Part 1: Dropped 3rd strike

CHICAGO -- On the night of Oct. 26, 2005, history was made on the South Side of Chicago.

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Abreu is #ASGWorthy, as well as Sale

Abreu is #ASGWorthy, as well as Sale

CHICAGO -- The final American League All-Star voting update on Monday, with votes cast via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, did not include any White Sox position players in the top five and no outfielder in the top 15.

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Abreu has made impressive rise to stardom

Charting the White Sox first baseman's journey to the Major Leagues

Abreu has made impressive rise to stardom

CHICAGO -- On the morning of Oct. 29, 2013, Jose Abreu arrived at U.S. Cellular Field for the first time. As he put on his new No. 79 uniform for the news conference introducing him as the newest member of the Chicago White Sox, Abreu experienced a host of feelings. High on that list was the burden of the immense expectations placed upon him as a result of his lucrative new six-year contract and the recent separation from his family in Cuba. It was a whirlwind of change for the powerful first baseman. In less than six months, he signed the deal with the Sox after leaving his native land behind along with his 3-year-old son, Dariel Eduardo, his parents and sister in the hope of pursuing his dream of playing in the Major Leagues.

With all the emotion part and parcel of his journey, it shouldn't have been a surprise, then, that Abreu broke into tears as he stepped on the field and saw his name flashing on the ballpark video board. It dawned on him in a flash: "Now I have the opportunity to realize my dream and provide a better future for my family."

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White Sox let lead, finale slip away in Detroit

White Sox let lead, finale slip away in Detroit

DETROIT -- Victor Martinez's game-tying, bases-clearing double in the eighth set up catcher James McCann's walk-off home run an inning later as the Tigers beat the White Sox, 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park.

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One pitch flips script for Samardzija, Sox

One pitch flips script for Samardzija, Sox

DETROIT -- Stop the White Sox if you've heard this frustrating story before.

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Rodon to continue honing changeup

Rodon to continue honing changeup

DETROIT -- When Carlos Rodon next takes the mound on July 6 or 7 at home against the Blue Jays, a more complete version of the future frontline starter and current 22-year-old rookie will be on display.

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Amid looming 'pen decisions, Danks skipped

Amid looming 'pen decisions, Danks skipped

DETROIT -- The White Sox soon will have decisions to make regarding their bullpen, with Matt Albers and Dan Jennings continuing on their injury rehab assignments with Triple-A Charlotte. In the rotation, meanwhile, John Danks will be skipped following his rained-out start on Saturday.

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Rain washes out White Sox game in Detroit

Contest rescheduled as part of day-night twinbill Sept. 21; Ventura grateful for support

DETROIT -- Robin Ventura appreciates the strong show of support from White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams, who backed the White Sox manager and his staff during a conversation with the media on Friday.

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Abreu moving to No. 2 in lineup for first time

Ventura looking to give hottest hitter extra at-bat, improve production vs. lefties

Abreu moving to No. 2 in lineup for first time

DETROIT -- The debut of Jose Abreu in the No. 2 spot of the White Sox order has been postponed by rain.

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Ventura 'committed' to managing White Sox

In light of Sandberg's resignation, skipper familiar with tough times, but has support of Williams

Ventura 'committed' to managing White Sox

DETROIT -- Robin Ventura didn't know the exact set of circumstances that caused Ryne Sandberg to resign as Phillies manager on Friday. But Ventura certainly understands the job's tough nature as a member of this exclusive fraternity.

Ventura truly understands being at the helm of a surprisingly underachieving team, with the White Sox entering Friday night's contest at 32-40. He doesn't foresee a circumstance that would cause him to walk away from the White Sox, reaching that enough-is-enough sort of moment in his fourth year on the job.

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White Sox small miscues add up to tough loss

Botched safety-squeeze attempt, mistake pitches prove decisive in winnable game

White Sox small miscues add up to tough loss

DETROIT -- In the case of the White Sox execution Friday night at Comerica Park, manager Robin Ventura was all in favor of it during the latter stages of a 5-4 loss to the Tigers.

But as has been the case far too often for the South Siders during their 32-41 start to the 2015 season, things didn't go as planned. So a first-and-third, one-out situation against closer Joakim Soria in the ninth turned into a popped-up bunt by Carlos Sanchez when he elected the safety-squeeze option.

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