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Melky Cabrera, LF12/14/2014 12:44:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Melky Cabrera has agreed to a three-year deal with the Chicago White Sox, pending a physical.
Insight: Cabrera batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games this season. The White Sox are putting together an excellent offseason, having already added starter Jeff Samardzija, closer David Robertson and Adam LaRoche.
Jeff Samardzija, SP12/9/2014 3:20:00 AM
Description: Right-hander Jeff Samardzija has been traded to the Chicago White Sox in a multi-player deal.
Insight: Samardzija was 7-13 with a very nice 2.99 ERA and 1.065 WHIP. He returns to the Windy City, but to the other side after playing six and a half seasons with the Cubs. U.S. Cellular Field is a very hitter-friendly park.
Adam LaRoche, 1B11/21/2014 8:48:00 PM
Description: First baseman Adam LaRoche agreed to a two-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: With Jose Abreu the everyday first baseman, it appears as though the White Sox intend to start LaRoche at designated hitter. The 35-year-old hit .259/.362/.455 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 140 games during 2014. U.S. Cellular Field is a more friendly hitters park, so it is quite possible LaRoche hits even more home runs next season.
Jose Abreu, 1B11/10/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu won the 2014 American League Rookie of the Year award.
Insight: He won the award unanimously. Abreu hit .317/.383/.581 with 36 home runs and 107 RBI. Matt Shoemaker finished second.
John Danks, SP9/28/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: White Sox lefty John Danks pitched seven innings, allowing two earned runs against the Royals on Saturday.
Insight: He allowed just five hits, struck out three and walked two in the victory. Danks finishes 2014 with an 11-11 record, 4.74 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 193 2/3 innings.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/25/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is an incredible 23-for-55 (.418) against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Ramirez has two home runs, double and triple against Shields as well. The shortstop has been struggling a bit this month, hitting .218, but he should take advantage of this matchup.
Chris Sale, SP9/24/2014 6:10:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale strikes out 10 Tigers in no-decision.
Insight: He was in a pitchers' duel with Justin Verlander, but with a high pitch count, Sale was able to last only six innings. Sale has been Chicago's ace, as he is 12-4 with a 2.17 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.
Jose Abreu, 1B9/24/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is a career .583 hitter (7-for-12) with two homers versus Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander
Insight: After a 29 home run first half (82 games), Abreu's number have been less impressive since the break with just six homers in 59 games. But he's still batting .316 with 35 HR, 105 RBI and a .964 OPS for the season. That's MVP-type material.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/23/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.
Insight: Ramirez scored along with Adam Eaton to cut the Tiger lead to 3-2 in the top of the ninth. Marcus Semien then singled to score the tying run, which chased Detroit starter David Price. The Tigers, however, were still able to win the game. Ramirez is hitting .276 with 15 home runs and 72 RBI this season.
Paul Konerko, 1B9/23/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Paul Konerko is a career .435 hitter with a pair of home runs against Tigers left-hander David Price.
Insight: The 38-year-old is planning to retire at the end of the season, so he will likely be one of your last chances to get him in your lineup. Over his 18-year career he's a .279 hitter with 439 homers, 1,412 RBI and played in six All-Star games.
Chris Bassitt, SP9/22/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitcher Chris Bassitt pitched seven 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing six hits, striking out three and walking two to beat the Tigers, 2-0, on Monday.
Insight: It was Bassitt's first career victory in the big leagues. It was also by far the longest outing of his short career. Bassitt is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 16 strikeouts in four starts this year.
Tyler Flowers, C9/22/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer to defeat the Tigers, 2-0, on Monday.
Insight: Flowers homered in the second, scoring shortstop Carlos Sanchez. That was enough for White Sox starter, Chris Bassitt, who pitch seven 2/3 shutout innings. Flowers is hitting .243 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI this season.
John Danks, SP9/21/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: White Sox lefty John Danks earns 10th victory of 2014 on Sunday.
Insight: He was effective against the Rays, going six innings of two-run baseball. Danks struck out five, and now owns a 4.82 ERA. It has not been a great year for Danks, who will look to rebound in 2015.
John Danks, SPCold9/15/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: White Sox lefty John Danks heads into Kansas City to open up a series against the Royals, as his struggles in 2014 continue.
Insight: With Chicago taking on Royals' ace James Shields, combined with the fact that Danks is 0-3 with a 5.94 ERA during his past three starts (9-11, 5.05 ERA overall), it would be smart to find better options to plug into your starting rotation tonight.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/15/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a career .412 hitter (21-for-51) with a pair of homers and a 1.033 OPS versus Royals right-hander James Shields.
Insight: Ramirez can't find his swing this month, batting just .122 in 41 at-bats and may not be ready to take advantage of the matchup. He is also hitting .273 with 15 HR, 67 RBI and 76 runs.
Dayan Viciedo, RF9/14/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo hit a walkoff two-run home run as the White Sox defeated the Twins, 7-6.
Insight: The victory was Chicago's second of the day with the White Sox and Twins playing a doubleheader. Viciedo went 2-for-4 in the second game, including the walkoff homer. He is batting .233 with 21 homers and 57 RBI this season.
Jose Quintana, SPHot9/13/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana pitched seven innings, allowed one run on three hits and struck out a career-hiigh 13 batters to defeat the Twins on Saturday.
Insight: Quintana was dominant striking out 13 and walking just two. The 25-year-old has given up three runs in his last 20 innings. Quintana is 8-10 with a 3.30 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 185 2/3 innings this season.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/13/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs to lead the White Sox over the Twins, 5-1, on Saturday.
Insight: The home run was Ramirez's 15th of the season. He is also hitting .275 with 31 doubles, 67 RBI and 75 runs.
Dayan Viciedo, RF9/12/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo is 0-for-7 with five strikeouts against Twins hurler Phil Hughes.
Insight: Viciedo star has faded a bit from his 25 home run, 78 RBI 2012 season. He still reached the 20 HR mark, but his OPS is down 58 points from 2012 and he's already struck out 113 times. Avoid him Friday.
Marcus Semien, 2B9/11/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a solo home run to give the White Sox a 1-0 victory over the Athletics on Thursday.
Insight: Semien hit his homer off Scott Kazmir in the sixth inning. Looking at both starting lineups, Semien was probably the last guess to account for the only run of the afternoon. Semien is batting .218 with four home runs and 19 RBI this season.
Chris Sale, SPHot9/11/2014 4:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale pitched eight shutout innings, allowed two hits, struck out nine and walked two to beat the Athletics, 1-0.
Insight: With the eight shutout innings, Sale lowered his season ERA to 1.99. He is 12-3 with 192 strikeouts in 163 innings this season.
Scott Carroll, SP9/7/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitcher Scott Carroll pitched seven strong innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits but received the loss on Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: It was Carroll's best start since late July, but it was wasted as Cleveland shutout Chicago. Carroll is 5-10 with a 4.92 ERA in 17 starts this season.
Paul Konerko, 1B9/7/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Paul Konerko is a career 2-for-12 (.167) hitter against Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Konerko may not play anyway as he has a fracture in his left hand. The 38-year-old is planning to retire at the end of the season, so he will likely try to play through the fracture to finish the season, but owners should probably stay away from putting him in the lineup.
Jose Quintana, SPHot9/6/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana pitched six innings and allowed one run on seven hits. He also struck out seven and walked one but received the no-decision.
Insight: Quintana hurled his second straight quality start, but Cleveland's Corey Kluber got the better of him on Saturday. Quintana has allowed three runs over his last 13 innings and is 7-10 with a 3.38 ERA this year.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot9/6/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is a career .462 hitter (6-for-13) versus Cleveland starter Corey Kluber.
Insight: He must be one of the only ones as Kluber has pitched very well this season. Abreu has batted over .300 in each of the last three months to go along with his long ball ability. He's batting .324 with 33 HR, 99 RBI and a .990 OPS for the season. That's MVP material.
Chris Sale, SPHot9/5/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale pitched six innings, allowed one run on five hits in a no-decision against the Indians on Friday.
Insight: Sale should have more wins than he does, but he is still 11-3 with a 2.09 ERA this year. In his last 19 innings, Sale has yielded just four runs.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/5/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez left Friday's game in the fifth inning after getting nailed in the left foot by a pitch.
Insight: Ramierz looked like he was in a lot of pain. It is possible that he broke something. Marcus Semien will likely fill in at shortstop while Ramierz is down. Ramierz is hitting .281 with 13 home runs, 30 doubles and 64 RBI.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot9/3/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is back inb Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Tuesday was just a routine night off for the slugger. He's on an 11-game hitting streak and has raised his average to .320 to go along with 33 HR, 99 RBI and a .983 OPS. That's got to get him in the conversation for MVP.
Jose Abreu, 1B9/2/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: It appears to be just a routine night off for the slugger. He's on an 11-game hitting streak and has raised his average to .320 to go along with 33 HR, 99 RBI and a .983 OPS. That's got to get him in the conversation for MVP.
Avisail Garcia, RF8/31/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a run and walk on Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: It was Garcia's best hitting day since returning from a torn labrum in his shoulder on August 16. He is hitting .235 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 85 at-bats this year.
Carlos Sanchez, 2B8/31/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Carlos Sanchez went 2-for-5, scoring two runs and driving in another as Chicago defeated Detroit, 6-2, on Sunday.
Insight: Sanchez hit .306 in 10 games in August since being called up from Triple-A, but he hits for very little power. Sanchez is slugging .304 in 46 major league at-bats.
Adam Eaton, CF8/31/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton was 2-for-5 with two doubles against the Tigers on Sunday.
Insight: Eaton also scored two runs. He has hits in his last seven games, and over that stretch, is batting .429 with five extra-base hits and two steals. He is hitting .313 with 64 runs in 400 at-bats, but don't count on him scoring much in September as the White Sox dealt Adam Dunn and Alejandro De Aza on Sunday.
Jose Quintana, SPHot8/31/2014 6:30:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana pitched six innings and allowed one run on seven hits. He also struck out seven and walked one but received the no-decision.
Insight: Quintana hurled his second straight quality start, but Cleveland's Corey Kluber got the better of him on Saturday. Quintana has allowed three runs over his last 13 innings and is 7-10 with a 3.38 ERA this year.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B8/30/2014 4:55:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn hit his 20th home run of the season, blasting a two-run bomb off Tigers starter Max Scherzer in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Insight: In addition to the 20 home runs, Dunn is hitting .220/.340/.433 with 54 RBI this year.
Chris Sale, SPHot8/30/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale allowed three runs over seven innings, struck out 13 and walked two in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday against the Tigers.
Insight: Sale gave up two home runs in the first inning, but that was it. The 13 strikeouts were a season-high. Sale has pitched well over his last four starts, going 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA.
Jose Abreu, 1B8/30/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI-single in the third inning on Saturday against the Tigers.
Insight: Abreu is 6-for-7 in the series against the Tigers so far this weekend. He also extended his hitting streak to 10 games. During that span, Abreu is hitting .528 with five extra-base hits, and nine RBI.
Alexei Ramirez, SS8/30/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a career .130 hitter (7-for-54) against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ramirez went 0-for-5 against Verlander and Detroit relief pitching on Friday and has another tough matchup on Saturday. We would stay away from this matchup even though Ramirez is having a solid season, batting .283 with 13 home runs and 63 RBI.
Jose Abreu, 1B8/29/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has homered two times and is 4-for-9 against Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander.
Insight: Abreu is putting together a MVP-type season with 33 HR, 97 RBI a .312 batting average and a league-leading .969 OPS. Verlander is heading in the opposite direction having given up four earned runs in each of his last two games and is 11-11 on the season with a 4.82 ERA and 1.44 WHIP.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B8/27/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.
Insight: Dunn is hitting a career. 316 (6-for-19) with a home run against Cleveland's starter Corey Kluber. He, however, is also hittless in his last four starts and hasn't played since Saturday.
Alexei Ramirez, SS8/27/2014 3:29:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has homered in back-to-back games.
Insight: Ramirez is hitting .303 with nine doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in August and he has a .286 average, 13 home runs, 63 RBI, 67 runs and 18 steals on the year.
Adam Eaton, CF8/25/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (oblique) will be back in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Eaton has been out since Aug. 9 due to a strained oblique. He went 39-for-93 (.419) with seven doubles, a triple, nine RBI, nine walks, 14 runs and four steals over his last 24 games before going on the DL.
Avisail Garcia, RF8/24/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia hit a game-tying solo homer off Yankees closer David Robertson in the ninth inning of Sunday's game.
Insight: Garcia has hit .214 in 28 at-bats since he returned from a torn labrum in his shoulder on Aug. 16, but with two doubles, two homers and seven RBI.
Alexei Ramirez, SS8/24/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday at New York.
Insight: Ramirez struggled in June and early July, but he's batted .293 with 12 doubles, four homers, 19 RBI, 20 runs and three steals since the All-Star break.
Alejandro De Aza, OF8/24/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Chicago outfielder Alejandro De Aza (knee) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.
Insight: De Aza's average has dropped for a third straight season and he's on pace for fewer homers, RBI and runs than he had in 2013. Fantasy owners should be avoiding him.
Alexei Ramirez, SS8/23/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has gone 8-for-21 (.381) with a double, a triple and two homers in his career against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Ramirez is having a nice month, hitting .307 with eight doubles, one homer, seven RBI and 10 runs. He's a good shortstop option Saturday.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot8/22/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has homered in two of the last three games.
Insight: Abreu hit a three-run shot Friday against the Yankees. He's hit just four homers in the second half after blasting 29 in the first, but the four home runs have come with a .339 batting average.
Carlos Rodon, SP8/22/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Third overall pick Carlos Rodon is very close to becoming a big leaguer according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Rodon made his Triple-A debut in Charlotte on Wednesday in front of a sellout crowd. The 21-year-old pitched three innings, allowed one run, struck out three and walked three. The Chicago Sun-Times believes Rodon will be a September call up as the White Sox try to give fans reasons to come out to the park until the end of the season.
Carlos Sanchez, 2B8/22/2014 3:27:00 PM
Description: Just brought up Carlos Sanchez will get the start at second base after the White Sox traded Gordon Beckham to the Angels Thursday night.
Insight: Sanchez batted .293 with seven homers, 57 RBI, 60 runs and 16 steals at Triple-A Charlotte. Fantasy owners should take a wait and see attitude.
Adam Eaton, CF8/22/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Adam Eaton (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list as early as Tuesday according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Eaton will begin what is supposed to be a short rehab stint at Triple-A Charlotte this weekend. The outfielder was batting .435 over his last 22 games before the injury.
Jose Abreu, 1B8/21/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is probable for Friday's game against the NY Yankees while dealing with a sore left ankle
Insight: Abreu was the DH on Wednesday with Paul Konerko at first base. You don't need to run much when you hit the ball over the fence and Abreu has 32 homers, 90 RBI, a .303 average and a .956 OPS this season.
Avisail Garcia, RF8/20/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia has gone 5-for-16 with two doubles, a homer and six RBI in five games since he returned from the disabled list.
Insight: The 23-year-old missed nearly four months due to a torn labrum after initially being ruled out for the season. Garcia is hitting .283 with three homers, 10 RBI and an .868 OPS in 46 at-bats this season.
Jose Abreu, 1B 8/19/2014 11:17:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hit his first home run this month Tuesday against Baltimore.
Insight: Abreu hit at least five homers in every month this season, including May when he missed two weeks with an ankle injury. He's going to need to go on quite a tear to hit five in August. He still has 32 homers, 90 RBI, a .303 average and a .956 OPS this season.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B8/17/2014 7:06:00 PM
Description: Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie has quietly put together a very good season and fantasy ought to be paying more attention to his efforts.
Insight: Gillaspie went 1-for-4 with a grand slam to raise his RBI total to 46. He's batting .311 with 46 runs scored in 97 games.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B8/16/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is not in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Dunn has gone 7-for-15 with a double, two homers and five RBI in his last four games, but he's just 8-for-52 (.154) against lefties this season and he'll take a seat against Mark Buehrle. Paul Konerko is DHing.
Avisail Garcia, RF8/16/2014 3:35:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (torn labrum) has been activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Insight: Garcia was ruled out for the season in April when he suffered a torn labrum, but he's recovered from surgery more quickly than expected. Garcia is still just 23 years old and could be a decent AL-only option down the stretch.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B8/13/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn has homered in two straight games.
Insight: Dunn has six hits in his last 40 at-bats; four left the yard. He's hitting .222 with 19 homers, 47 RBI, 41 runs and a .788 OPS, not fantasy-worthy numbers in most leagues.
Matt Lindstrom, RP8/12/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom (ankle) has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Lindstrom suffered a torn tendon sheath in his ankle on May 19 and had to undergo surgery. Ronald Belisario was a horror show as the closer, but Jeff Petricka has been good since he took over the job. Lindstrom will probably have to earn the job back.
Adam Eaton, CF8/6/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton suffered a bruised lower back when he collided with the outfield wall on Wednesday, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Eaton ran face-first into the chain-link fence in right-center field while running full speed after Adam Rosales' homer. He was able to leave under his own power.
Adam Eaton, CF 8/6/2014 2:51:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton left Wednesday's game after colliding with the outfield wall.
Insight: Eaton ran face-first into the chain-link fence in right-center field while running full speed after Adam Rosales' homer. He was able to leave the field under his own power.
Alejandro De Aza, OF8/6/2014 1:04:00 PM
Description: Chicago outfielder Alejandro De Aza (knee) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
Insight: He sat out Tuesday with a knee bruise. De Aza's average has dropped for a third straight season and he's on pace for fewer homers, RBI and runs than he had in 2013. Fantasy owners can avoid him.
Alejandro De Aza, OF8/5/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Chicago outfielder Alejandro De Aza left Monday's game with a left knee bruise and he's out of the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: De Aza's average has dropped for a third straight season and he's on pace for fewer homers, RBI and runs than he had in 2013. Fantasy owners can avoid him.
Andy Wilkins, 1B8/2/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: White Sox 1B prospect Andy Wilkins is tearing it up at Triple-A Charlotte, batting .290 with 26 HR, 70 RBI and an .889 OPS.
Insight: That's the good news. The bad news is he's got Jose Abreu (.310, 31 HR, 84 RBI) in front of him. We hope Wilkins learns how to play another position, perhaps third base, or else he's not going to see much playing time with the big club,
Tyler Flowers, CHot8/1/2014 4:39:00 PM
Description: Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers is batting .438 with a 1.142 OPS over the past nine games.
Insight: Flowers is batting .244 this season with six homers, but could be worth a flier in the short-term.
Adam Eaton, CFHot7/31/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton went 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs and a steal Thursday at Detroit.
Insight: Eaton has gone 28-for-64 (.438) with five RBI, 10 runs and three steals in his last 15 games.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot7/31/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has hit safely in 38 of the past 39 games and batted .365 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 32 RBI in that span.
Insight: Abreu went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two intentional walks Thursday at Detroit to extend his hitting streak to 20 games. In addition to an MLB-leading 31 homers and 83 RBI, Abreu is now hitting .305 with a .992 OPS.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B7/30/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn has gone 1-for-4 with a solo homer in each of the past two days.
Insight: Dunn still has good power, but he's no longer the 40-homer threat he used to be. He's on pace for 26 home runs, 66 RBI and 59 runs this season.
Avisail Garcia, RF7/30/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (torn labrum) will begin a rehab assignment Friday, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Garcia was ruled out for the season in April when he suffered a torn labrum, but he's recovered from surgery more quickly than expected. Garcia is still just 23 years old and could be a decent AL-only option down the stretch.
Nate Jones, RP7/30/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Chicago right-hander Nate Jones, who has been out since April due to a lower back injury, underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, csnchicago.com
Insight: Jones was expected to compete for the closer role this season, but he missed most of spring training and has been out since the first week of the season due to his back injury. The torn UCL may keep him out for all of 2015 as well.
Alexei Ramirez, SS7/30/2014 12:31:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has picked up just six hits in 51 career at-bats against Tigers starter Max Scherzer, a .118 average.
Insight: Ramirez is 10-for-30 with two homers, eight RBI and two steals in his last seven games, but he's not a good option Wednesday.
Dayan Viciedo, RF 7/30/2014 12:29:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo has done well against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Viciedo is 9-for-29 (.310) with three doubles, a triple and two homers against the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner. He could be a decent fantasy option Wednesday.
Adam Eaton, CFHot7/29/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton has hit .340 with nine doubles, four triples, 18 runs and five steals in his last 37 games.
Insight: Eaton went 3-for-5 Tuesday against the Tigers to raise his average to .289 on the year. He was hitting .251 on June 12.
Conor Gillaspie, 3BHot7/29/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie has batted .354 with five doubles, a triple and four homers in July.
Insight: Gillaspie went 3-for-5 with one RBI Tuesday at Detroit and is hitting .327 with an .845 OPS on the season.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot7/29/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 18 games and raised his average to .299 with three hits Tuesday at Detroit.
Insight: Abreu went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and four RBI. He leads the majors in homers and RBI. He's hit safely in 36 of the last 37 games and batted .356 with 12 homers and 32 RBI during that span.
Matt Lindstrom, RP7/29/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom (ankle) may need only two or three minor league rehab appearances before returning so he could be back late next week, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Lindstrom suffered a torn tendon sheath in his ankle on May 19 and had to undergo surgery. Manager Robin Ventura said that Lindstrom probably won't go on a rehab assignment until Friday at the earliest. Ronald Belisario and Zach Putnam followed Lindstrom as Chicago's closer and Jeff Petricka has been getting save chances since Putnam went on the DL.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B7/29/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn has faced Anibal Sanchez 36 times and struck out 16 of them without going deep.
Insight: Dunn's .229 batting average is actually his best since 2010, but he's still an all-or-nothing hitter with 15 homers and 108 strikeouts in 292 at-bats. Avoid this matchup.
Alexei Ramirez, SS7/26/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Saturday to give him homers on back-to-back games for the first time since Aug 2012.
Insight: Ramirez has three consective two-hit games to raise his batting average to.285 with 46 RBI and 51 runs scored. He's become a solid fantasy shortstop option.
Chris Sale, SPHot7/26/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale shut out the Twins for eight innings giving up just five hits and striking out 12.
Insight: He's now 10-1 on the season with a 1.88 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 122 strikeouts in 110 innings. That's as good as any pitcher in baseball.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot7/25/2014 11:06:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu became the first player in baseball to reach 30 homers this season Friday night.
Insight: Abreu went 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs at Minnesota. He's hit safely in a remarkable 33 of his last 34 games.
Alexei Ramirez, SS7/25/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and three runs Friday at Minnesota.
Insight: Ramirez hadn't hit one out since June 27 and has largely faded after hitting .329 with seven homers, 36 RBI, 31 runs and 11 steals in his first 57 games. In his last 46 games, he's batted .228 with two home runs, eight RBI, 19 runs and six steals.
Moises Sierra, CF7/24/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Moises Sierra is a career .500 hitter (8-for-16) against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Sierra doesn't play every day, so fantasy owners will need to check the starting lineup before considering him, but he is batting .333 over the past two weeks and has a favorable matchup.
Jose Quintana, SPHot7/23/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana tossed seven innings and allowed one run on seven hits Wednesday against Kansas City.
Insight: Quintana hasn't won since June 29 despite recording a 2.02 ERA in his last four starts. He's 5-7 with a 3.15 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and 118 Ks in 131 1/3 innings this season.
Dayan Viciedo, RFCold7/23/2014 3:41:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo is dealing with tightness in his left hamstring.
Insight: Viciedo was scratched from Wednesday's lineup. He's gone 5-for-45 (.111) with 16 Ks over his last 11 games. His absence allowed Moises Sierra to get a start Wednesday.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B7/23/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn went deep for the 15th time this season Tuesday, but he doesn't have good numbers against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Dunn (.227) is 6-for-32 (.188) with 14 Ks against Shields, Wednesday's scheduled starter.
Alexei Ramirez, SS 7/23/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has batted .417 in his career against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Ramirez has gone 20-for-48 (.417) with a double, a triple and two home runs against Shields. Give him a try Wednesday.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot7/22/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is out of the lineup Tuesday due to back stiffness, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: The injury is considered minor. Abreu is available to pinch-hit Tuesday and is expected back Wednesday. The first baseman has hit safely in 30 of his last 31 games.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B7/22/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is not a high-average hitter nor very good against left-handers, but he's a career .333 hitter (8-for-24) with a pair of long balls versus Royals southpaw Bruce Chen.
Insight: Dunn has hit .223 with 14 homers, 39 RBI this season, but just .152 with one home run against left-handers, This matchup goes against everything we know about Dunn.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B7/19/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is not in Saturday's starting lineup versus left-hander Dallas Keuchel.
Insight: Dunn has hit .225 with 14 homers, 36 RBI, 33 runs and an .798 OPS, predictable numbers for the big DH.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B7/18/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is 2-for-17 (.118) against Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Dunn has hit .224 with 14 homers, 36 RBI, 33 runs and an .798 OPS, predictable numbers for the big DH. Avoid him Friday.
John Danks, SP7/13/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: With seven innings of one-run ball Sunday against the Indians Chicago left-hander John Danks dropped his ERA below 4.00 for the first time since April 26.
Insight: Danks is over the shoulder troubles he dealt with in 2012 and 2013. He's gone 5-2 with a 2.69 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over his last 67 innings after starting out 3-4 with a 5.64 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP in his first 52 2/3.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot7/13/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu will go into the All-Star break with 29 homers, 73 RBI and a .292 batting average.
Insight: Abreu has raised his average 37 points by hitting .349 with 12 homers and 26 RBI over his last 32 games.
Alexei Ramirez, SSCold7/13/2014 12:52:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez (back) is not in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Ramirez left Saturday's game with back stiffness. He made the All-Star team because his first two months were very strong, but he's batted .212 with one homer and a .534 OPS over his last 38 games.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot7/12/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is the MLB leader with 29 home runs and knocked in his 73 rd Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Abreu is going to put up numbers in his first year that few fantasy experts predicted. He's on pace for 50 HR and 125 RBI.
Alexei Ramirez, SS7/12/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez left Saturday's game for a pinch runner in the fourth inning.
Insight: It appears to be a back issue. His hot April (.351) and May (.305) is a thing of the past as he hit just .230 in 24 June and .178 in 11 July games.
Adam Eaton, CF7/12/2014 2:59:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder and leadoff man Adam Eaton is not in Saturday's starting lineup while he deals with a sore wrist and ankle.
Insight: Eaton (.270, 1 HR, 25 RBI, 42 runs) doesn't offer much to fantasy owners.
Gordon Beckham, 2BCold7/11/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is just 1-for-13 (.077) against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.
Insight: Beckham put together a good May (.306, 4 HR, 10 RBI, .810 OPS), but has since fallen off the map batting just .194 in 36 games from June 1 to July 10.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/10/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Paul Konerko is a career 10-for-28 (.357) with three home runs and a 1.223 OPS versus Boston left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: Konerko doesn't get many opportunities to start, but this could be one of them. He's batting just .228 with five homers and 19 RBI in 123 at-bats.
Chris Sale, SPHot7/9/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale took a shutout into the eighth inning and left with a 4-1 lead Wednesday at Boston, but the White Sox bullpen gave away the game in the final 1 1/3 innings. Sale allowed four hits and one run, struck out six and walked none in 7 2/3 innings.
Insight: Chicago hasn't been able to solve its closing situation, which makes it all the more amazing that Sale is 8-1. The left-hander has a 2.08 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and a 102/16 K/BB in 95 innings this season.
Conor Gillaspie, 3BHot7/9/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer Wednesday at Boston.
Insight: Gillaspie has finally started to hit for some pop after failing to hit one out of the park in his first 59 games. He's hit three in his last six games and is now batting .320 with 21 doubles, three triples, 33 RBI, 32 runs and an .835 OPS in 247 at-bats.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B7/8/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, two RBI and two runs Tuesday at Boston.
Insight: Gillaspie has homered twice in his past six games after failing to go deep in the first three months of the season. He's hitting .317 with an .816 OPS in 243 at-bats.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/7/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Paul Konerko is a career 7-for-15 (.467) with a 1.263 OPS versus Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Considering Adam Dunn is 0-for-7 against Buchholz, it should be an easy decision for manager Robin Ventura. Update: Konerko is not in the starting lineup.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/7/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Paul Konerko is a career 7-for-15 (.467) with a 1.263 OPS versus Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Considering Adam Dunn is 0-for-7 against Buchholz, it should be an easy decision for manager Robin Ventura.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B7/6/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie took a pitch off his right knee and was forced to leave Sunday's game.
Insight: Gillaspie still has just one home run, but he's batting .310 in 239 at-bats. His average doesn't make up for the lack of power and speed (zero SB) and he has little fantasy value.
Jose Quintana, SPHot7/5/2014 7:06:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana got the best of Seattle ace Felix Hernandez, going 7 2/3 IP yielding four hits and a walk without a run.
Insight: Quintana bullpen let him and the White Sox down as they gave up two ninth inning runs to tie the game and the game-winning run in the 14th inning.
Jose Quintana, SPHot7/5/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Chicago left-hander Jose Quintana is nearly as hot as Seattle ace Felix Hernandez entering their Saturday afternoon showdown at U.S. Cellular Field.
Insight: Quintana and King Felix both enter with ERAs below 1.30 in their last three starts. Quintana has thrown seven innings in each of his previous three outings, recording 21 strikeouts along the way. Current M's haven't had much success against the under-the-radar starter, either, so he's definitely a smart play.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot7/4/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is now the MLB leader with 27 home runs and tied for the lead with 69 RBI.
Insight: Abreu had the lead in both categories when he went on the disabled list with ankle inflammation on May 18, and he's made up ground after being passed up while recovering. Since he returned from the DL, Abreu has hit 12 homers and driven in 27 runs in 29 games.
Dayan Viciedo, RFHot7/4/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo went 4-for-4 and homered for the fourth time in his last seven games Friday against the Mariners.
Insight: Viciedo (.252, 10 HR, 30 RBI, .725 OPS) has put up a similar average and OPS to the past two seasons and is on pace for 19 home runs and 56 RBI.
Chris Sale, SPHot7/4/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale struck out 12 batters and didn't walk anyone in a complete-game 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners Friday.
Insight: Sale took a shutout into the ninth inning. The left-hander missed nearly five weeks earlier this season due to an elbow injury, but he has a strong case to make the All-Star team with an 8-1 record, 2.16 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 96/16 K/BB in 87 1/3 innings.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot7/1/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-3 with a homer and three RBI Tuesday against the Angels.
Insight: Abreu has kept up his prolific home run pace even after spending two weeks on the DL due to ankle tendinitis. He hit 10 homers in June and has 26 on the year after Tuesday's bomb. He's tied with Nelson Cruz for the MLB lead in homers.
Jose Quintana, SPHot6/29/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Chicago starter Jose Quintana fired seven scoreless innings Sunday at Toronto to lower his ERA to 3.44.
Insight: Quintana (5-7) has allowed three runs on 15 hits with 21 Ks in his last 21 innings. He's a solid low-level fantasy starter.
Zach Putnam, RP6/28/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Zach Putnam earned his first career save Saturday at Toronto.
Insight: Chicago manager Robin Ventura mercifully removed Ronald Belisario from the closer role following Friday's game, and Putnam appears to be the next man up. He gave up three hits and one run in his 1 1/3 innings Saturday and has a 2.30 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP this season.
Chris Sale, SPHot6/28/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale hasn't had his best stuff or command over his last three starts, but he's managed to make it work (2-0, 3.32 ERA)
Insight: Sale has allowed 23 hits and walked seven batters in his last 19 innings (1.58 WHIP). However, he still has a 2.30 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP in 78 1/3 innings this season. The left-hander has thrown at least 100 pitches in six straight starts, which is a good sign after he missed five weeks with an elbow injury.
Dayan Viciedo, RF6/28/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo went deep for the second straight game Saturday at Toronto.
Insight: Viciedo hit a three-run shot in the seventh inning and also had a single. The 25-year-old has batted just .169 in June and .202 since the start of May.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B6/28/2014 7:31:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn reached base four times Saturday at Toronto, picking up two hits and walking twice.
Insight: Dunn has hit .237 with 12 homers, 33 RBI, 29 runs and an .817 OPS, predictable numbers for the big DH.
Alexei Ramirez, SS6/28/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game with Toronto.
Insight: His hot April (.351) and May (.305) is a thing of the past as he's hit just .211 in 24 June games and probably needs the break.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot6/27/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu clobbered a pair of homers Friday in a victory over the Blue Jays.
Insight: Abreu (.280, 25 HR, 63 RBI) is on pace for 50 homers despite missing two weeks with ankle tendinitis last month. He's been way better than advertised and could wind up being an MVP candidate. Fantasy owners who paid top dollar for Abreu on draft day have to be feeling pretty good about their investment.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B6/27/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn has done well over his career against the knuckleballing R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Dunn is 6-for-13 with two homers and a 1.423 OPS against Dickey. Its been another all-or-nothing season with Dunn, .229 batting average with 85 strikeouts along with 12 homers.
Adam Eaton, CF6/26/2014 8:16:00 PM
Description: Adam Eaton's leg cramped up, forcing him to leave Thursday's game against Toronto. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
Insight: It doesn't sound like anything too serious. Eaton (.283, 1 HR, 22 RBI) went 0-for-1 before exiting, which means his hitting streak will end at 12 games.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B6/26/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn should be firmly planted on your bench for Thursday's unfavorable matchup against J.A. Happ.
Insight: Dunn id 1-for-12 with four strikeouts against Happ. Dunn's .229 batting averahe is higher than the past three seasons, but he's still an all-or-nothing guy with 12 homers and 85 strikeouts.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B6/25/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn has struggled against Baltimore right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez throughout his career, notching just five hits in 32 at-bats (.156).
Insight: One of Dunn's five hits was a home run (no shock there) but he's struck out 19 times against the once-dominant right-hander. Dunn's average, however, is 71 points higher against right-handers this season and 11 of his 12 homers have come off righties. His OPS is also .875 on the road compared to .732 at home, so if you're feeling lucky, Dunn could surprise.
Jose Quintana, SP6/24/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Chicago starter Jose Quintana earned his first win in almost a month Tuesday against Baltimore.
Insight: Quintana held the Orioles to six hits and one earned run in seven innings of work. Despite a 4-7 record, Quintana owns a solid 3.69 ERA over 16 starts this season. His next start will come Sunday against Toronto.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot6/23/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI Monday against the Orioles.
Insight: Abreu (.274, 22 HR, 60 RBI) has picked up where he left off after missing two weeks with an ankle injury. He's hit seven homers and driven in 18 runs since he returned from the disabled list.
Tyler Flowers, C6/21/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Its just a routine day game after a night game off for the White Sox starter. Flowers is batting .244 this season with five homers. Adrian Nieto will make the start, but he's done little in his 51 at-bats to date.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot6/18/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has hit five home runs since he came off the disabled list on June 2.
Insight: Abreu is back among the league leaders in homers and RBI after hitting his 20th homer and driving in his 52nd and 53rd RBI Wednesday against the Giants.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B6/18/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer Wednesday against the Giants.
Insight: Dunn entered Wednesday's game 11-for-34 (.324) with four home runs against San Francisco starter Tim Hudson and he went deep off Hudson in the fifth inning Wednesday.
Adam Eaton, CFHot6/15/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton racked up three hits Sunday in a loss to Kansas City.
Insight: Eaton (.268, 1 HR, 19 RBI) has hit .387 with four RBI over his last eight games. His batting average has shot up 21 points during that stretch.
Gordon Beckham, 2BHot6/15/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham has hit two doubles and two homers in 29 at-bats against Kansas City starter James Shields.
Insight: Beckham is 9-for-29 (.310) against Shields and has hit over .300 with 14 extra-base hits in 157 at-bats since the start of May.
Alexei Ramirez, SS6/15/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: In 45 at-bats against Royals starter James Shields, White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has batted .422 with a double, a triple and two homers.
Insight: Ramirez is having his best all-around season, hitting .309 with seven home runs, 36 RBI, 35 runs an 12 steals.
Alejandro De Aza, OF6/14/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Chicago outfielder Alejandro De Aza isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday.
Insight: De Aza is struggling to find his swing, batting .199 with five homers, 21 RBI and 23 runs scored. Moises Sierra will join Adam Eaton and Dayan Viciedo in the lineup.
Adam Dunn, DH/1B6/14/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn will take a seat with left-hander Danny Duffy on the mound for Kansas City.
Insight: Dunn is batting just .189 against lefties this season in limited action. Paul Konerko will be the DH.
Alexei Ramirez, SS6/13/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 7-for-42 (.167) against Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Ramirez is hitting .311 with seven homers, 36 RBI and 12 steals, but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup for the second day in a row.
Alexei Ramirez, SS6/12/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 5-for-47 (.105) against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ramirez is hitting .312 with seven homers, 36 RBI and 12 steals, but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup.
Gordon Beckham, 2BHot6/11/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham has a career-high .298 average and his .766 OPS is his highest since 2009, but he's gone 7-for-34 (.206) against Tigers starter Justin Verlander.
Insight: Beckham has hit .375 in June, but he isn't worth using Wednesday with Verlander on the hill.
Alexei Ramirez, SS6/11/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez has picked up just 16 hits in 64 at-bats (.250) with two extra-base hits against Tigers starter Justin Verlander.
Insight: Ramirez is hitting .310 with seven homers and 12 steals this season and Verlander has struggled lately, but Ramirez' sample size against Verlander is relatively large and he hasn't done well.
Tyler Flowers, C6/10/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game Detroit.
Insight: Flowers is batting .263 this season with a respectable .702 OPS with five homers. Adrian Nieto will make the start, but he's done little in his 46 at-bats to date.
Tyler Flowers, C6/9/2014 11:08:00 AM
Description: Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers is hit less in 10 at-bats against Tigers starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: Flowers is batting .267 this season with a respectable .710 OPS with five homers, but has an unfavorable matchup to be avoided.
Gordon Beckham, 2BHot6/9/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham is a career .414 hitter (12-for-29) against Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: Beckham is hitting .288 for the season after a big May (.306) and has continued into June. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
Alexei Ramirez, SS6/8/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez has collected seven hits in 18 at-bats against Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: The righty-swinging Ramirez has been much better against right-handed pitchers than lefties this season, but he's been the opposite in previous years and will get to face Wilson Sunday. The shortstop hasn't tailed off after a hot start and is still batting .321 with seven homers, 36 RBI, 34 runs and 12 steals.
Adam Dunn, DH/1BHot6/7/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn has homered in three straight games.
Insight: Dunn is very streaky and right now he's on the upswing. His numbers -- .234, 11 HR, 28 RBI, 22 R, .843 OPS -- are in line with what he usually does.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/3/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Paul Konerko should get the nod over Adam Dunn on Tuesday against Dodgers starter Dan haren.
Insight: Adam Dunn is just 2-for-18 (.111) against the right-hander while Konerko is a career .381 hitter with a home run versus Haren (8-for-21). Jose Abreu is back from the disabled list so neither Dunn or Konerko has the option of playing at 1B.
Adam Dunn, DH/1BCold6/2/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: The White Sox will give Adam Dunn the night off Monday against the Dodgers. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
Insight: With no DH available in the National League, Dunn (.228, 8 HR, 23 RBI) probably won't see much playing time over the next few days. The free-swinger has just two hits in last 20 at bats.
Marcus Semien, 2B6/2/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: The White Sox have sent infielder Marcus Semien down to Triple-A Charlotte.
Insight: Semien's fate was probably sealed as soon as Conor Gillaspie came off the disabled list. He played sparingly in May and only managed five hits over his final 24 at bats. The 23-year-old should get another shot at the majors later this season.
Jose Abreu, 1B6/2/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (ankle) will return to the lineup Monday, according to Seth Gruen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Abreu was leading the AL in home runs and RBI two weeks ago when he went on the DL with ankle inflammation. He should pick up right where he left off, although tonight he faces two-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.
Adam Dunn, 1B6/2/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Adam Dunn is a career .615 hitter (8-for-13) with two doubles, four homers and a 2.335 OPS against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: These results defy all logic. Dunn is a career .219 hitter against left-handers and Kershaw is one of the league's best. Yet the favorable statistics are there in black and white.
Chris Sale, SPHot6/1/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale wasn't messing around Sunday against San Diego.
Insight: Sale limited the Friars to two hits and one run over nine impressive innings. He struck out nine without allowing a walk. Sale has been a machine this season, logging a 1.59 ERA over 45 1/3 innings. He hasn't lost a decision since September.
Jose Abreu, 1B6/1/2014 12:36:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup Monday, according to Seth Gruen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Abreu was leading the majors in homers and the AL in RBI when he went on the disabled list with ankle inflammation. He's now tied for fourth in baseball in homers and sixth in the AL in RBI.
Jose Abreu, 1B5/31/2014 1:14:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (ankle) played in a simulated game Saturday and is expected to do it again on Sunday.
Insight: If all goes well, Abreu could return to the White Sox lineup on Monday. Get ready to install him in your lineup next week.
Adam Dunn, 1B5/30/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Adam Dunn has only faced Padres starter Ian Kennedy five times, but he's knocked out three extra-base hits, including a pair of homers.
Insight: Dunn has struggled of late, batting .174 with one homer over the past eight games, but the sight of Kennedy on the mound could perk him up.
Chris Sale, SP5/28/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale threw just three innings Tuesday night due to a two-hour rain delay.
Insight: Sale didn't allow a hit and is clearly in the zone since coming off the disabled list. In fact, in his last three starts going back to before he suffered his elbow injury, Sale has allowed just two hits and one run while striking out 24 batters in 16 innings.
Dayan Viciedo, RF5/27/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo is hitless in 17 at-bats against Cleveland starter Justinb Masterson with seven strikeouts.
Insight: Viciedo has hit just .223 in May, but he's batting .284 with 21 extra-base hits, 20 RBI and 27 runs on 183 at-bats this season. Avoid him on Tuesday.
Dayan Viciedo, RF5/26/2014 5:53:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo stroked his fifth home run of the season Monday against Cleveland.
Insight: Viciedo has hit just .223 in May, but he's batting .284 with 21 extra-base hits, 20 RBI and 27 runs on 183 at-bats this season.
Conor Gillaspie, 3BHot5/26/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie had four hits, including three doubles, Monday against Cleveland.
Insight: Gillaspie still has no home runs, but he's batting .352 in 122 at-bats. His average hasn't been lower than .302 at any point this season.
Gordon Beckham, 2B5/26/2014 7:20:00 AM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham has been hot of late, but faces a tough matchup in Indians starter Josh Tomlin.
Insight: Beckham is hitting .289 for the season and .323 in the month of May, but is 1-for-9 with four strikeouts against Tomlin over his career.
Ronald Belisario, RP5/25/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Ronald Belisario allowed six runs (five earned) in his first three save chances.
Insight: Chicago skipper Robin Ventura handed the closer role to Belisario when Matt Lindstrom suffered a torn tendon sheath in his ankle this past week, but he hasn't locked down the role. Ventura indicated after Belisario blew a save Saturday that the right-hander will remain the closer for now. Ventura hasn't been predictable in his closer decisions this season, so it's anyone's guess as to whether he'll go with Daniel Webb or Jake Petricka should Belisario falter again.
Gordon Beckham, 2B5/24/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham went 3-for-4 Saturday in a loss to the Yankees.
Insight: He's hit safely in 17 of his last 19 games. Overall, Beckham is hitting .326 with nine RBI in the month of May.
Adam Eaton, CF5/24/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Chicago center fielder Adam Eaton crushed three hits in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.
Insight: Saturday was Eaton's second three-hit game of the season. He's done a nice job lately, hitting .345 in 32 at bats since making his return from the disabled list.
John Danks, SP5/24/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander John Danks threw eight shutout innings Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: Unfortunately New York scored three in the ninth to tie the score, costing Danks what would have been his fourth win of the season. Saturday's outing was a huge improvement for Danks, who allowed eight runs on ten hits versus Houston earlier this week. His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Padres.
Chris Sale, SP5/21/2014 11:30:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale (elbow) will return to the rotation Thursday against the Yankees, according to Jon Heyman of cbssports.com.
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17. He was expected to make one more rehab start but the team reconsidered because he was so dominant in his first and looked great in his bullpen session this week. Be sure to clear a roster spot if Sale is on your fantasy DL.
Matt Lindstrom, RP5/21/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom will miss approximately three months after having surgery to repair a torn tendon sheath in his left ankle, according to the team's Twitter.
Insight: Lindstrom suffered the injury during Monday's game and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Ronald Belisario and Daniel Webb are the frontrunners for saves. The 34-year-old Lindstrom can be dropped in all leagues.
Matt Lindstrom, RP5/21/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom will need to undergo ankle surgery, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Lindstrom suffered a peroneal tendon subluxation in his left ankle during Monday's game and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Even if the surgery doesn't end his season, it will keep him out for a while. Ronald Belisario and Daniel Webb are the frontrunners for saves. The 34-year-old Lindstrom can be dropped in all leagues.
Alexei Ramirez, SS5/21/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez owns a .320 batting average this season but that's unlikely to improve Wednesday with Jeremy Guthrie pitching for Kansas City.
Insight: Ramirez has scattered just seven hits in 41 career at bats against the right-hander. Fantasy owners would be wise to avoid this unfavorable matchup.
Chris Sale, SP5/20/2014 7:43:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and could be back against the Yankees this weekend, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17. He was expected to make one more rehab start but the team is reconsidering. Chicago wants to see how he responds to Tuesday's session before making a decision.
Jose Abreu, 1B5/19/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (ankle) will be in a boot for the next several days, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Abreu will be reevaluated at some point during Chicago's upcoming 10-game homestand, which starts Thursday. Further evaluation on Monday confirmed that he only has inflammation and no structural damage.
Alexei Ramirez, SSHot5/19/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez is a career .444 hitter (8-for-18) against Royals left-hander Jason Vargas.
Insight: Ramirez is in the middle of his best career start, batting .320 with five homers, 28 RBI and an .830 OPS. Add in a strong wind blowing out to left field, with a hot hitter and a favorable matchup and you have a must-start candidate.
Adam Dunn, 1B5/19/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Adam Dunn is a career .429 hitter versus Royals starter Jason Vargas with a pair of homers and a 1.922 OPS.
Insight: Dunn has been hot of late (.1.065 OPS over the past seven days) and should see plenty of at-bats with Jose Abreu sidelined. We like him in this favorable matchup.
Adrian Nieto, C5/18/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: White Sox backup catcher Adrian Nieto went 3-for-3 Sunday in a loss to Houston.
Insight: It's Nieto's second three-hit performance in his last four starts. With Tyler Flowers seeing most of the action behind home plate, fantasy owners can't rely on Nieto (.324, 0 HR, 3 RBI) for consistent production.
Adam Eaton, CF5/18/2014 11:21:00 AM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (hamstring) has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Eaton strained his right hamstring on May 2. He'll return to a .276 average and a .363 OBP.
Jose Abreu, 1B5/18/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left ankle, according to Scott Merkin of mlb.com.
Insight: Abreu's ankle soreness worsened Saturday and he was removed from Saturday's game for pinch-hitter Paul Konerko. It's a tough blow to fantasy lineups, as Abreu has 15 homers and 42 RBI this season. Konerko will see more playing time in Abreu's absence.
Jose Abreu, 1B5/17/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu said his sore ankle felt worse Saturday than it did Friday and hinted that he could sit out Sunday, according to Scott Merkin of mlb.com.
Insight: As we suspected, Abreu's ankle injury was the reason why Chicago pinch hit Paul Konerko for Abreu in the seventh inning Saturday.
Jose Abreu, 1B5/17/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: The White Sox pinch hit Paul Konerko for Jose Abreu (ankle) in the top of the seventh Saturday afternoon against the Astros.
Insight: Abreu has been dealing with a sore ankle and that likely forced him from Saturday's game. We can't think of any other reason the Sox would pinch hit Konerko for Abreu with Chicago down 5-3.
Jose Abreu, 1B5/17/2014 1:36:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is probable for Saturday's game against Houston while dealing with a sore ankle. Update: Abreu is in the lineup, at DH, batting third.
Insight: Abreu has 15 homers and 41 RBI this season. He's slugging .606, second in baseball to Troy Tulowitzki. Fantasy owners (and the White Sox) can't afford to be without him.
Chris Sale, SP5/16/2014 9:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale (elbow) struck out 11 batters over four innings in a rehab start Friday night with Triple-A Charlotte. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, mlb.com
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17. He's expected to make one more rehab start despite the dominant results Friday.
Matt Lindstrom, RP5/14/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: White Sox closer Matt Lindstrom saved his sixth game of the season Wednesday.
Insight: With Nate Jones on the shelf, the White Sox stuck with Lindstrom through his shaky start (three blown saves in first four chances). He has a 3.50 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP and a 10/9 K/BB in 18 innings, making him a low-end option among closers.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot5/14/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hit a go-ahead three-run homer off Luke Gregerson in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday afternoon at Oakland.
Insight: Abreu now has 15 homers and 41 RBI. He's slugging .620, second in baseball to Troy Tulowitzki. We'll see if his 40 percent chase rate (seventh-highest in baseball) catches up to him once pitchers start making adjustments.
Adam Eaton, CF5/14/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (hamstring) will start a rehab assignment Wednesday, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Eaton strained his right hamstring on May 2 and has been on the disabled list since then. He's expected to return to Chicago's lineup Sunday.
Jeff Keppinger, 3B5/14/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: The White Sox have designated infielder Jeff Keppinger for assignment.
Insight: With Conor Gillaspie (.313, 0 HR, 13 RBI) taking the reigns at third base, Keppinger's presence is no longer necessary. Keppinger should catch on with another team shortly, assuming he refuses a minor league assignment.
Alejandro De Aza, OF5/13/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Chicago outfielder Alejandro De Aza won't be in action Tuesday against Oakland. SOURCE: White Sox on Twitter
Insight: It's only his second absence of the season. The White Sox will go with a starting outfield of Dayan Viciedo (.303, 3 HR, 14 RBI), Leury Garcia (.216, 0 HR, 1 RBI) and Moises Sierra (.179, 1 HR, 4 RBI).
Chris Sale, SP5/10/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Acting White Sox manager Mark Parent (Robin Ventura is away from the team for his daughter's college graduation) confirmed that Chris Sale (elbow) is scheduled to make two rehab starts. SOURCE: Bruce Levine, CBS Chicago
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17. He could begin the rehab assignment on May 15, which would put him on track to return to the White Sox on May 25 against the Yankees.
Adam Dunn, 1B5/10/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn will not be in the starting lineup against Arizona left-hander Wade Miley.
Insight: No surprise as Dunn is a career .219 hitter against lefties and even worst this season (.158). Paul Konerko will get a rare start at first base.
Paul Konerko, 1B5/10/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: White Sox 1B Paul Konerko will get a rare start on Saturday.
Insight: Adam Dunn gets the day off against the left-handed Wade Miley and the home run leader Jose Abreu will be the DH. Konerko hasn't been fantasy worthy since 2012 and isn't a good play today.
Alexei Ramirez, SS5/9/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and four RBI Friday against Arizona.
Insight: He went 4-for-5 Thursday to snap out of a 2-for-19 slump. Prior to Friday, he hadn't homered since April 16. The shortstop is batting .342 with five home runs, 25 RBI, 24 runs and five steals this season.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot5/9/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: White Sox 1B Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs Friday against Arizona.
Insight: Abreu served as the DH after hurting his ankle Thursday. The slugger is showing no signs of slowing down at the plate and now has 13 homers, 37 RBI and a .966 OPS this year.
Adam Dunn, 1B5/9/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn (calf) went 1-for-4 with a walk in his return to the lineup Thursday and is starting again Friday.
Insight: Dunn was kicked in the calf Monday and didn't start on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Jose Abreu, 1B5/9/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: White Sox 1B Jose Abreu exited Thursday's game with an ankle injury. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
Insight: Don't worry, it's nothing serious. Even if he can't play first base for a couple of days, Abreu should be fine to DH. He's been the best power hitter in the American League this season with 12 HR in his first 143 at bats.
Alexei Ramirez, SS5/9/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez bashed four hits Thursday in a loss to the Cubs.
Insight: He had been two for his last 19 so it's good to see Ramirez getting back on track. His .338 average this season is second-best in the American League.
Gordon Beckham, 2B5/8/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham went deep for the second straight game Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Beckham is hitting .231 (12-for-52) this season. He has posted an OPS below .700 in each of the last four seasons and sits there again in 2014.
Adam Dunn, 1B5/7/2014 4:32:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn (calf) isn't in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Paul Konerko will start as the DH. Dunn was kicked in the calf Monday and the White Sox scratched him from Tuesday's lineup. He'll sit out again Wednesday with lefty Travis Wood on the mound for Chicago.
Chris Sale, SP5/7/2014 4:29:00 PM
Description: White Sox GM Rick Hahn said Monday that he's hopeful Chris Sale (elbow) will be able to begin a minor league rehab assignment in two weeks, according to Doug Padilla of espnchicago.com.
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17.
Alejandro De Aza, LF5/7/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Chicago left fielder Alejandro De Aza went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts Tuesday against the Cubs and is hitting .186 this season.
Insight: De Aza's batting average hasn't been higher than .211 since April 4.
Adam Dunn, 1B5/6/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a bruised right calf, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Dunn is hitting .272 with five homers and a .909 OPS this season. Moises Sierra will start in his place.
Jose Quintana, SP5/6/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana permitted just one hit and one earned run in seven innings Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Quintana has six quality starts in seven turns this season and is 1-2 with a 3.56 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. He had a 3.51 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP last season.
Alexei Ramirez, SS5/6/2014 1:32:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez will be searching for his first hit against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson when the two square off Tuesday night.
Insight: Ramirez is 0-for-17 against Jackson and he also went 1-for-13 with five Ks in his last three games. He's had a terrific season (.328, 4 HR, 19 RBI, 19 R, 5 SB) but should be avoided Tuesday.
Dayan Viciedo, RF5/4/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo hit a go-ahead three-run homer off Cleveland closer John Axford in the top of the ninth inning Sunday.
Insight: Viciedo, who took over the starting right-field job when Avisail Garcia went down, is hitting .330 with 11 doubles, two homers, 12 RBI and a .913 OPS in 100 at-bats this season.
Dayan Viciedo, RF5/3/2014 11:37:00 AM
Description: White Sox right fielder Dayan Viciedo is hitless in 14 lifetime at bats against Justin Masterson.
Insight: Unfortunately, that's the pitcher Viciedo will have to face on Saturday. If it's any consolation, Viciedo owns the third-highest batting average in the American League this season (.337 in 92 at bats).
Alexei Ramirez, SS5/3/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez hasn't had much luck against Indians starter Justin Masterson in his career.
Insight: Ramirez is 9-for-21 against him with seven strikeouts (.176 AVG). With Masterson (0-1, 4.84 ERA) throwing for Cleveland on Saturday, Ramirez (.356, 4 HR, 19 RBI) isn't likely to extend his hitting streak to six games.
Tyler Flowers, C5/2/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers is not in Friday's starting lineup. Adrian Nieto will be behind the plate.
Insight: He's hitting .354 this season with a home run and nine RBI. Flowers is just a .213 career hitter in 201 major league appearances. Nieto is batting .190 and has little fantasy value.
Adam Dunn, 1B5/2/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in his only at-bats versus Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar.
Insight: Dunn (.269, 5 HR, 12 RBI) has the usual high strikeout rate (30 percent) we expect from him, but even he doesn't usually put up many "golden sombreros.". Avoid this matchup.
Alexei Ramirez, SSHot5/2/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Its a small sample size, but Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is 6-for-7 (.857) with a home run and a 2.286 OPS versus Cleveland starter Danny Salazar.
Insight: We have seen the best of Ramirez over these opening 29 games this season. He's batting .351 with four homers, 19 RBI and a career-high .910 OPS. Fantasy owners have been waiting six years for this type of production. He's a must start on Friday.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4/30/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie should be able to return from the DL as soon as he's eligible on May 7th. SOURCE: Daryl Van Schouwen, Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: He went on the DL last week with a sore hand. Fantasy owners would love to have Gillaspie and his .302 batting average back in the lineup and it sounds like that will happen sooner rather than later.
Alexei Ramirez, SS4/30/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez will have a tough matchup Wednesday when he faces Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer.
Insight: Tough is an understatement. This is more like impossible. Ramirez has managed just four hits in 44 lifetime at bats with Scherzer throwing (.091 AVG). Obviously that doesn't bode well for fantasy owners.
Chris Sale, SP4/29/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: White Sox manager Robin Ventura said the chances of left-hander Chris Sale (elbow) coming off the disabled list when he's first eligible May 3 are "slim at best." SOURCE: Scott Merkin, mlb.com
Insight: Sale was diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow after throwing 127 pitches in his last start on April 17. He's been playing catch and is hoping to avoid having to go on a minor league rehab assignment.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot4/27/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu continued his assault on the majors Sunday against the Rays.
Insight: After homering and driving in four runs, Abreu leads baseball with 10 home runs and 31 RBI. He has hit six of his home runs in the last eight games.
Erik Johnson, SPCold4/27/2014 6:12:00 PM
Description: The White Sox demoted right-hander Erik Johnson to Triple-A on Saturday.
Insight: Johnson, Chicago's top prospect, allowed four runs on four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings Friday against Tampa Bay and owns a 6.46 ERA this season. Chicago is down to just Jose Quintana and John Danks from its Opening Day rotation.
Alexei Ramirez, SS4/27/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Be cautious in using White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez on Sunday. He's only a .174 career hitter against Rays left-hander David Price.
Insight: That's certainly not what fantasy owners are looking for. Still, it's tough to sit Ramirez when he's hit .344 with 17 RBI in his first 25 games. Use your best judgment here.
Gordon Beckham, 2B4/27/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham is hitting a brutal .136 in 22 lifetime at bats versus David Price.
Insight: That doesn't bode well for Beckham with Price (3-1, 4.04 ERA) getting the start on Sunday. So far, Beckham is 2-for-10 since being activated from the disabled list on Thursday.
Scott Carroll, SP4/26/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Right-hander Scott Carroll is set to make his big league debut Sunday against Tampa Bay. SOURCE: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: Carroll earned the promotion after going 3-1 with a 1.57 ERA in four starts for Triple-A Charlotte. If Sunday's start is a success, Carroll could get a few more turns in the rotation while Chris Sale recovers from a strained flexor muscle.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4/26/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to April 22 due to soreness in his left hand.
Insight: The 26-year-old is quietly hitting .302 with seven doubles, 12 RBI and a .760 OPS in 16 games for the White Sox this season. Marcus Semien (.225, 3 HR, 13 RBI) should see most of the playing time
Adam Eaton, CFCold4/25/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (hamstring) is back in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Eaton (.282, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 15 R, 1 SB) suffered a left hamstring injury last Saturday and missed the last five games.
Adam Dunn, 1B4/24/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Thursday at Detroit.
Insight: As usual, Dunn (.266, 5 HR, 11 RBI) has a high strikeout rate (30 percent), but he's actually getting some good luck on balls in play this year. His .333 BABIP is 67 points higher than last year.
Dayan Viciedo, RFHot4/24/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Chicago right fielder Dayan Viciedo has gone 14-for-24 (.583) with four doubles, one home run, five RBI and six runs over his last six games.
Insight: Viciedo took over the starting job in right field when Avisail Garcia suffered a season-ending injury and has hit .377 in 69 at-bats. His strikeout rate is down from 20.7 percent in 2013 to 14.5 percent this year, but he also has benefited from a .431 BABIP and only has one home run all season.
Gordon Beckham, 2B4/24/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham has been activated from the disabled list and is in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Beckham missed the first few weeks of the season with a strained oblique. His return will mean less playing time for Marcus Semien (.234, 3 HR, 13 RBI) and Conor Gillaspie (.302, 0 HR, 12 RBI).
Alexei Ramirez, SS4/24/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 4-for-42 (.095) against Detroit ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ramirez is off to a quick start, batting .352 with four homers, 15 RBI, 15 runs and a .944 OPS. he's hit safely in 21 of 22 games this season. All these numbers are well above his six-season averages and he's a "sell high" candidate. Don't start him against Scherzer.
Dayan Viciedo, RFHot4/23/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Chicago right fielder Dayan Viciedo jolted four hits in Tuesday night's loss to the Tigers.
Insight: Viciedo is now on a four-game hitting streak (10-for-18). His .361 batting average this season is fifth-best in the major leagues.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot4/22/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu socked a solo homer over the center-field wall off Justin Verlander in the top of the first inning Tuesday night.
Insight: That's the center-field wall at Comerica Park, 420 feet away from home plate, if you were wondering. Abreu went 2-for-3 with two runs in the game and has six homers on the young season. He's done a good job to shake off his first MLB slump, going 8-for-20 with three doubles and two homers after a 1-for-25 stretch.
Gordon Beckham, 2B4/22/2014 9:22:00 PM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham should be activated from the disabled list later this week. SOURCE: WhiteSox.com
Insight: He's hoping to play this weekend against the Rays. Beckham missed the first few weeks of the season with a strained oblique. His return will probably mean less playing time for Marcus Semien (.227, 2 HR, 9 RBI) and Conor Gillaspie (.302, 0 HR, 12 RBI).
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4/22/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie will miss the next few games due to soreness in his left hand, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.
Insight: The 26-year-old is quietly hitting .302 with seven doubles, 12 RBI and a .760 OPS in 16 games for the White Sox this season.
Adam Eaton, CFCold4/22/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (hamstring) is hoping to return Wednesday, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.
Insight: Eaton (.282, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 15 R, 1 SB) suffered a left hamstring injury on Saturday and will be out of the starting lineup for third straight game on Tuesday.
Chris Sale, SP4/22/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: The team was calling his ailment "general soreness" but he's since been diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle. Sale (3-0, 2.30 ERA, 0.841 WHIP, 29Ks in 27.1 IP) recorded a season-high ten strikeouts in his last outing Thursday against Boston and has always been a fantasy stud.
Chris Sale, SP4/21/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is doubtful to pitch Tuesday against Detroit. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
Insight: The team is calling his ailment "general soreness." Sale (3-0, 2.30 ERA) recorded a season-high ten strikeouts in his last outing Thursday against the Red Sox.
Jose Abreu, 1B4/20/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: It didn't take long for Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu to break out of his 1-for-25 slump. He's gone 5-for-9 with three RBI over his last two games.
Insight: Three of those hits came in Sunday's blowout win over Texas. Up to this point, Abreu has performed about the way you would expect him to. He's provided strong power numbers for the White Sox (five HR, 17 RBI) but has not been able to hit for a high average (.243 in 19 games this season).
Dayan Viciedo, RFHot4/20/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: Dayan Viciedo was one of three White Sox to record three or more hits Sunday against Texas.
Insight: Chicago's 16 runs were a season-high. Viciedo's average has shot up to .321 thanks to a stellar weekend of hitting. He's gone 5-for-8 with four RBI over his last two games.
Marcus Semien, 2B4/20/2014 7:42:00 PM
Description: Chicago second baseman Marcus Semien had his second four-hit game of the season on Sunday.
Insight: Semien's bases loaded triple in the sixth inning was the first of his career. Eight of his 18 hits this season have come over two games.
Adam Eaton, CFCold4/20/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton will miss at least three games with a hamstring injury, according to csnchicago.com.
Insight: Eaton hurt his hamstring and ankle on Friday and aggravated the hamstring injury Saturday. Chicago's leadoff hitter is mired in a 3-for-23 slump.
Jose Abreu, 1BCold4/19/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had two singles, a walk and two runs in four plate appearances Saturday at Texas.
Insight: Abreu went 1-for-25 with 11 Ks in his previous seven games.
Jose Abreu, 1B4/17/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is getting the night off Thursday against the Red Sox. SOURCE: Doug Padilla, ESPN Chicago
Insight: He's ice cold at the moment with just one hit in his last 21 at bats. Paul Konerko (.111, 0 HR, 1 RBI) will get the nod at first base.
Adam Dunn, 1B4/16/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn walked three times and hit a solo homer Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Dunn has a 14/11 K/BB, three home runs and eight RBI in 11 games this season. He's hitting .294 due to a .389 BABIP. Dunn had a BABIP of .266 or lower in each of the previous three seasons.
Erik Johnson, SP 4/16/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson took a step in the right direction Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Johnson struck out a career-high nine batters and allowed one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old gave up 11 earned runs on 19 hits over 10 1/3 innings in his first two starts.
Alexei Ramirez, SSHot4/13/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez hit another homer Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Ramirez went 2-for-4 and is now hitting .420 with three home runs, 12 RBI, 11 runs and three steals despite batting mostly out of the seven- and eight-hole. His home run total declined in each of the last three years down to six in 2013 but his steal total increased in the last two up to 30 in 2013. Maybe he can finally put the 20-homer power he flashed as a rookie in 2008 together with baserunning ability he displayed last year.
Tyler Flowers, CHot4/12/2014 10:51:00 AM
Description: Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers is not in Saturday's starting lineup. Adrian Nieto will be behind the plate.
Insight: He's hitting .419 this season but don't expect it to last. Flowers is just a .213 career hitter in 201 major league appearances. Nieto is 2-for-9 this season without a home run or RBI.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/12/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo is still searching for his first hit against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson after 14 at-bats.
Insight: Viciedo has a chance to play almost everyday with Avisail Garcia sidelined, but Saturday isn't likely to be a good one. Avoid him.
Alexei Ramirez, SSHot4/10/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has started the season on fire.
Insight: Ramirez is 16-for-38 (.421) with four doubles, two homers, nine RBI, two steals, eight runs and a 2/3 K/BB. He has driven in seven runs over the last five games. The 32-year-old's homer total decreased in each of the last three seasons down to six last year but his steals increased from seven in 2011 to 30 last season.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot4/10/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu had his second two-homer game in three days Thursday against the Indians.
Insight: Abreu is the latest Cuban position player to get off to a fast start in the majors, following Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig. He's hitting .300 with three doubles, a triple, four homers, an MLB-leading 14 RBI and seven runs in 40 at-bats.
Avisail Garcia, RF4/10/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (torn labrum) is done for the season, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Garcia will undergo surgery within the next week after suffering the injury while trying to make a diving catch Wednesday. The promising 22-year-old won't be seen again until 2015. His absence will open up more at-bats for Dayan Viciedo and Paul Konerko.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/10/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo should see more playing time with the injury to Avisail Garcia.
Insight: Viciedo has seen limited time as Chicago's fourth outfielder, but is batting .316 in 19 at-bats.
Avisail Garcia, RF4/10/2014 3:04:00 PM
Description: Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia has a torn labrum in his left shoulder after attempting a diving catch Thursday.
Insight: Garcia had been placed on the DL and the team recalled Jordan Danks. The injury should provide more playing time for Dayan Viciedo..
Erik Johnson, SPCold4/9/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson is off to a shaky start this season.
Insight: Johnson has allowed 19 hits and 11 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings. MLB.com rated him as Chicago's top prospect before the season began after he went 12-3 with a 1.96 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and a 131/40 K/BB in 142 minor-league innings last year. He also had a terrible spring (6.35 ERA, 1.53 WHIP in 17 IP) so avoid him until further notice.
Avisail Garcia, RF4/9/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia jammed his left shoulder while attempting to make a diving catch Thursday. X-rays ruled out a fracture, separation or dislocation, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Garcia had his MRI in a sling after the game and will have an MRI Thursday. The 22-year-old went 4-for-5 with two homers Tuesday and walked twice Wednesday.
Marcus Semien, 2B4/9/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Marcus Semien ripped four hits Tuesday in a victory over Colorado.
Insight: It's the seventh multi-hit game of Semien's career and his first of the four-hit variety. The jury's still out on Semien's fantasy potential but at least he's hanging in there with a .273 average in the month of April (9-for-33).
Jose Abreu, 1B4/9/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu showed off his power by swatting two long balls Tuesday in a blowout win against the Rockies.
Insight: Coors Field, aka Hitter's Paradise, was up to its usual tricks on Tuesday night. In total, seven balls left the yard with six of those round-trippers belonging to the White Sox. Abreu is tied with Minnesota's Chris Colabello for the league-lead in RBI with 11 through eight games.
Avisail Garcia, RF4/9/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia belted four hits Tuesday in a 15-3 onslaught of Colorado.
Insight: Two of those hits went for home runs. The 22-year-old now has nine jacks in 320 career at bats. We'll see if Garcia (.276, 2 HR, 4 RBI) has any magic left Wednesday in the series finale.
Tommy Hanson, SP4/7/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Rangers castoff Tommy Hanson has caught on with the White Sox. SOURCE: Jon Heyman, CBS Sports
Insight: It's a minor league contract. Hanson was a total disaster in Anaheim last season (4-3, 5.42 ERA) and was just as bad with Texas during spring training (0-2, 6.43). It's going to take a lot for him to get back on the fantasy radar.
Chris Sale, SP4/6/2014 6:54:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale was up to his usual tricks Sunday in a victory over Kansas City.
Insight: Sale (2-0, 1.76 ERA) held the Royals to four hits across eight shutout innings. In 15 1/3 innings this season, opponents are hitting just .173 against Sale with 14 strikeouts.
Nate Jones, RP4/6/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Chicago right-hander Nate Jones (hip) is expected to miss more than 15 days, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.
Insight: He strained a hip muscle on April 3. Jones was the favorite to win Chicago's closer job but manager Robin Ventura went with Matt Lindstrom and Jones then allowed four runs without getting an out in middle relief. His ERA and WHIP will remain infinite until he returns from the DL.
Alejandro De Aza, LF4/6/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Chicago left fielder Alejandro De Aza is not in the lineup Sunday, probably because he is just 4-for-24 (.167) against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: De Aza hit three homers in the first three games of the season before going 0-for-8 the last two days. Dayan Viciedo will get a chance to start Sunday.
Alejandro De Aza, LF4/6/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Chicago left fielder Alejandro De Aza is 4-for-24 (.167) against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: De Aza hit three homers in the first three games of the season before going 0-for-8 the last two days. He's in for another rough day with Shields on the mound.
Alexei Ramirez, SS4/6/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has faced Royals starter James Shields 42 times and collected 18 hits, a .429 average.
Insight: Ramirez has two homers off Shields, who will start against Chicago on Sunday. The White Sox shortstop is hitting .444 with three walks in the early stages of the 2014 season.
John Danks, SP4/5/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter John Danks tossed seven innings and allowed three earned runs Saturday at Kansas City.
Insight: Danks struck out six, walked four and gave up five hits. The left-hander has dealt with shoulder issues the last two years and hasn't been a fantasy option since 2010.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/5/2014 11:27:00 AM
Description: If White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo gets a chance to start against lefty Bruce Chen, he is a worthy gamble for fantasy owners. Update: Viciedo is starting and batting cleanup.
Insight: Viciedo is 10-for-29 (.345) with three homers versus Chen. He stuck in a backup role behind Alejandro de Aza, Adam Eaton and Avisail Garcia and may not get the opportunities he saw over the past two seasons. Start him on Saturday.
Adam Dunn, 1B4/5/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is a career .333 hitter versus Royals left-hander Bruce Chen. Update: Dunn is not in the starting lineup.
Insight: Dunn normally struggles against lefties (career .220 hitter), so this is outside his comfort zone, but he's 8-for-24 with four extra base hits and a 1.133 OPS against Chen.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/5/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: If White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo gets a chance to start against lefty Bruce Chen, he is a worthy gamble for fantasy owners.
Insight: Viciedo is 10-for-29 (.345) with three homers versus Chen. He stuck in a backup role behind Alejandro de Aza, Adam Eaton and Avisail Garcia and may not get the opportunities he saw over the past two seasons.
Adam Dunn, 1B4/5/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is a career .333 hitter versus Royals left-hander Bruce Chen.
Insight: Dunn normally struggles against lefties (career .220 hitter), so this is outside his comfort zone, but he's 8-for-24 with four extra base hits and a 1.133 OPS against Chen.
Tyler Flowers, CHot4/4/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers stayed hot with three hits Friday against Kansas City.
Insight: Norichika Aoki's fielding error in the eighth inning broke up a string of seven straight hits for Flowers. He's hitting .571 this season but don't expect it to last. Flowers is just a .210 career hitter in 196 major league appearances.
Nate Jones, RP4/4/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Chicago right-hander Nate Jones has been placed on the 15-day DL.
Insight: He strained a hip muscle while pitching Thursday against Minnesota. Jones has allowed four runs without recording an out this season.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4/4/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie has missed two games due to illness, but is expected to return on Friday.
Insight: The 26-year-old Gillaspie has yet to produce enough with the bat to be fantasy worthy. He batted .245 with 13 HR and 40 RBI last season.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot4/3/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu drove in four runs Thursday in a loss to the Twins.
Insight: Both of his hits on Thursday went for extra bases. The 27-year-old from Cuba is hitting .417 through his first three games.
Tyler Flowers, C4/3/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers cracked four hits Thursday in a loss to Minnesota.
Insight: That comes after going just 1-for-6 in Chicago's first two games of the season. Flowers might get a break Friday after being behind the plate for all 11 innings on Thursday.
Nate Jones, RPCold4/3/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: White Sox reliever Nate Jones re-injured his left glute Thursday in a loss to Minnesota. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
Insight: Once considered the favorite to fill Chicago's vacancy at closer, Jones has imploded, allowing four earned runs this season without recording an out. We're guessing he won't be available for Friday's game in Kansas City.
Alexei Ramirez, SS4/2/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, two walks and two steals Wednesday against the Twins.
Insight: Ramirez' home run total dipped in each of the last three seasons, going from 18 in 2010 to six last year, but he stole a career-high 30 bases in 2013 to keep himself on the fantasy radar.
Adam Dunn, 1B4/2/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn hit a solo home run Wednesday against Minnesota.
Insight: It was Dunn's first hit of the season. He has two walks and two strikeouts in 10 plate appearances. Dunn hit .219 with 34 home runs, 86 RBI and a .762 OPS in 149 games last season.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4/2/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Minnesota due to illness.
Insight: The 26-year-old Gillaspie has yet to produce enough with the bat to be fantasy worthy. He batted .245 with 13 HR and 40 RBI last season.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/2/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: If White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo gets a chance to start againat Minnesota hurler Kevin Correia you should consider him for a spot start as he's 5-for-8 with a couple of extra base hits and a 1.792 OPS in their matchups.
Insight: Viciedo is stuck in a backup role behind Alejandro de Aza, Adam Eaton and Avisail Garcia and may not get the opportunities he saw over the past two seasons. He averaged 473 at-bats and 19.5 homers over that span.
Alejandro De Aza, LF3/31/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: Chicago left fielder Alejandro De Aza blasted two home runs off Ricky Nolasco Monday against the Twins.
Insight: De Aza lost both his starting center-field job and the leadoff spot in the order to Adam Eaton, and he'll split time with Dayan Viciedo in left field. Monday's results should help him remain on the heavy side of that platoon early this season.
Matt Lindstrom, RP3/31/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: The White Sox will go with Matt Lindstrom at closer to start the season. SOURCE: Daryl Van Schouwen, Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: Nate Jones had been the favorite to snag the closer's job, but Robin Ventura has decided to go with the 34-year-old Lindstrom. A setup man the past few seasons, Lindstrom hasn't been a full-time closer since 2010 with Houston.
Gordon Beckham, 2B3/26/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham (oblique) will begin the season on the disabled list, according to Scott Merkin of mlb.com.
Insight: Beckham had a promising rookie year in 2009 but has posted an OPS south of .700 in each of the last four seasons. There's no reason to own him in mixed leagues. With Jeff Keppinger (shoulder) also starting the season on the DL, Marcus Semien will start at second base.
Jose Quintana, SP3/24/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: The White Sox have signed left-hander Jose Quintana to a five-year extension. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: The deal could be worth up to $26 million if Quintana gains Super 2 status. He's had a shaky spring so far (0-2, 16.36 ERA in five appearances) but we're confident Quintana will get it together by the time the regular season starts.
Nate Jones, RP3/23/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: The White Sox are still undecided on who will be their closer in 2014, according to Scott Merkin of mlb.com.
Insight: Chicago is in search of a new closer after trading Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks. Injuries and Ronald Belisario's visa issues delayed the process, but everyone is now healthy and in camp. Nate Jones is the favorite, followed by Matt Lindstrom, Belisario and Scott Downs.
Matt Davidson, 3B3/23/2014 12:48:00 PM
Description: The White Sox optioned third baseman Matt Davidson to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.
Insight: Chicago dealt closer Addison Reed to get Davidson from the Diamondbacks this offseason, but it has decided to begin the season with Conor Gillespie at the hot corner even though Davidson has hit .308 with two home runs this spring. Davidson has hit 78 homers over the last four minor-league seasons.
Jose Abreu, 1B3/22/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu (ankles) will get a few days off to rest, according to csnchicago.com.
Insight: Abreu has been playing with sore ankles and the White Sox want to make sure he is healthy for the start of the regular season. The Cuban first baseman has been as good as advertised this spring, hitting .317 with two homers and nine RBI in 41 at bats.
Tyler Flowers, C3/21/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers exited Friday's spring training matchup with leg cramps. SOURCE: Daryl Van Schouwen, Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: It doesn't sound like anything to be overly concerned about. In 84 games last season, Flowers demonstrated nice power (10 HR) but failed to hit for average (.195 in 256 at bats).
Jose Abreu, 1B3/21/2014 8:52:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu left Friday's game early because of ankle soreness. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: His removal was considered precautionary. Abreu has been as good as advertised this spring, hitting .317 with two homers and nine RBI in 41 at bats.
Jose Quintana, SPCold3/18/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitcher Josh Quintana gave up nine earned runs without getting an out during Tuesday's Cactus League start against the Athletics and has a 30.00 ERA, but the team isn't panicked about his struggles this spring. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, csnchicago.com
Insight: "It just looks a little flat," manager Robin Ventura said. "But velocity is there. Really in the middle of the plate is where he was today. His cutter wasn't as sharp as it was in the past. That could be from getting on top of it and not having as much slide across the plate. He was in the middle today. ... You definitely think about it, but I wouldn't say it's a concern." A National League scout said he didn't detect any obvious arm issues but though the lefty had a poor delivery. Quintana went 9-7 with a 3.51 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and 164 strikeouts in 200 innings last season.
Gordon Beckham, 2B3/15/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham will be shut down for the next week with a strained oblique. SOURCE: Scot Gregor, Daily Herald
Insight: Beckham's 2013 season was disappointing to say the least. With just five hits in his first 30 spring training at bats (.167 AVG), 2014 isn't off to such a great start either. Avoid him in fantasy leagues.
Nate Jones, RP3/5/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Nate Jones, one of the White Sox's top closer candidates, threw about 40 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday and felt fine, according to JJ Stankevitz of csnchicago.com. Jones has been out with a gluteal strain and is targeting Saturday for his Cactus League debut.
Insight: Chicago is in search of a new closer after trading Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks. The hard-throwing Jones has a good shot to win the closer job, as Ronald Belisario still hasn't arrived to camp due to visa issues and Matt Lindstrom aggravated an oblique injury. Scott Downs and rookie Daniel Webb are the other options.
Ronald Belisario, RP3/4/2014 8:01:00 PM
Description: According to mlb.com, Ronald Belisario still hasn't reported to White Sox camp due to visa issues.
Insight: Robin Ventura had no updates on the situation Tuesday, saying only that "it's gone dark." Belisario's chances of grabbing the closer role are all but gone. It will either be Nate Jones, Matt Lindstrom, Daniel Webb or Scott Downs closing games for the White Sox to start the season.
Nate Jones, RP3/2/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Nate Jones, one of the White Sox's top closer candidates, could return from a gluteal strain as soon as Saturday, according to Scott Merkin of mlb.com.
Insight: Chicago is in search of a new closer after trading Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks. The hard-throwing Jones is competing with veterans Scott Downs, Ronald Belisario, Mitchelle Boggs and Matt Lindstrom for the job after posting a 4.15 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 78 innings last season.
Nate Jones, RP2/26/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Nate Jones, one of the White Sox' top closer candidates, said he no longer feels any of the effects of a gluteal strain that kept him out the first week of camp. SOURCE: csnchicago.com
Insight: Chicago manager Robin Ventura said that Jones isabout a week behind his teammates and won't pitch in the early portion of the White Sox' Cactus League schedule. However, Ventura expects him to be ready for the season. Chicago is in search of a new closer after trading Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks. The hard-throwing Jones is competing with veterans Scott Downs, Ronald Belisario, Mitchelle Boggs and Matt Lindstrom for the job after posting a 4.15 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 78 innings last season.
Adam Dunn, 1B2/25/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Chicago 1B/DH Adam Dunn says he plans to continue his career beyond this season. SOURCE: WhiteSox.com
Insight: Dunn has contemplated retirement in the past but insists it's not on his mind right now. The 34-year-old is 39th on MLB's all-time home run list with 440 jacks in 6,454 career at bats. Dunn made headlines earlier this week with the news that he might be present at the Oscars after playing a small role in the Academy Award-nominated Dallas Buyers Club.
Matt Lindstrom, RP2/17/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom could end up starting the season as the White Sox closer as he has more experience at it than Chicago's other options. Pitching coach Don Cooper called Lindstrom, Nate Jones and Daniel Webb as the three likeliest closer candidates in a CSNChicago.com report.
Insight: We think its possible that Lindstrom will start the season as the closer if he shows well in spring training, but by the end of the season it will be Jones' job. Its certainly worth watching as he'd be a cheap source of saves.
Mitchell Boggs, RP2/7/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Former St. Louis reliever Mitchell Boggs has agreed to a one-year deal with the White Sox. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: The contract is worth $1.1 million. Boggs will probably be used in a setup role, which means he won't have much of a fantasy impact in 2014.
Erik Johnson, SP1/26/2014 2:36:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said to pencil in Erik Johnson as a starter next season.
Insight: A second-round selection (80th overall) in the 2011 Amateur Draft, Johnson had five major league starts last season. He went 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA and 1.55 WHIP. Not great, but not horrible either. He was also 12-3 with a 1.96 ERA and 0.986 WHIP in 24 minor league starts.


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