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White Sox Trade Matt Thornton

Friday evening the White Sox took the first step in their rebuilding process by trading away veteran left-handed reliever Matt Thornton. Thornton, an eight year veteran of the White Sox who was acquired in 2006 for Joe Borchard, will head to the Boston Red Sox. Thornton will fill a need in the Red Sox bullpen for pitchers who can eat innings and provide another lefty reliever for manager John Farrell to use ...

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White Sox Swept by Rays and Notes

The White Sox continue to disappoint this season as their most recent series against the Rays from Tampa Bay resulted in a three game sweep and deeper plunge into the cellar of the worst division in baseball. The first game Dylan Axelrod got roughed up in the second inning as the Rays plated five runs and put the game in cruise control. Jeremy Hellickson only allowed one run in seven innings of work before ...

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Sox Spring Training Notes

Here are some story lines and happenings at Sox Camp in Glendale, Arizona: Matt Thornton was diagnosed with elbow inflammation on Tuesday, this is the first arm issue he has dealt with since his trip to the DL in 2010 for the very same ailment Brent Morel has been fielding multiple positions at camp thus far. This is most likely in anticipation of him not having a starting role to play on the major league t ...

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Ventura finally has chance to determine bullpen roles

More than in any sport, champions in baseball have their differences from year to year in the way each team is constructed. However, the one thing mostly all of them have in common is that they not only have good bullpens, but ones where everyone knows their roles. The 2012 White Sox not only have yet to find out who has what roles in that bullpen, but they haven’t had a chance to. Two weeks ago, the White ...

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Five Questions for the White Sox Off-Season

This off-season promises to be quite interesting for the White Sox. While the management situation didn't explode like some thought it would, the on field personnel could experience a large amount of turnover, including a couple of long time White Sox players. 1. Where does Quentin play? The White Sox thought they found a diamond in the rough two years ago, when Quentin was probably the AL's best player. Af ...

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Manny Would Be Nice, But Bullpen Help is More of a Need

All this talk of the Sox claiming Manny Ramirez, in the event he is placed on waivers, has drawn a lot of buzz to the South Side.  And while I agree with earlier posts, as well as comments from Kenny Williams and the media, that Manny would be a great addition, there's a better guy out there for the current state of the Sox. The first name that comes to mind is Brian Fuentes, but he was pulled back earlier ...

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Chris Sale’s Quick Path to the Big Leagues

The White Sox announced today that they are promoting 2010 first round pick Chris Sale to the major leagues. The White Sox selected Sale 13th overall in the June draft, and have already moved him through the system and onto the big league team. Sale, a lefty, is expected to fill the LOOGY role that has plagued the White Sox all season. Sale has just 10.1 professional innings under his belt, but the White So ...

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