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January 18, 2011

Will the White Sox move Dayan Viciedo to the outfield?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 18, 2011 7:45 pm
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From page 66 of Monday’s (1/17/11) Tribune:

Gonzales wrote in his Sunday mailbag that “Dayan has worked hard since his first spring training and has kept his weight at a playable level.” I guess that’s good (Viciedo keeping  his weight at a playable level)!

Jonathan Mayo ranks Brent Morel MLB’s #3 3B prospect for 2011

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 18, 2011 2:50 pm
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3. Brent Morel, White Sox: Morel fits more the mold of a batting-title contender than a power-hitting type, sort of a right-handed Wade Boggs type (without the walks). That’s not to say he has no pop, but it’s not as big a part of his game right now. He has hit .305 in the Minors since being drafted in 2008, and that should continue. He’s very good with the glove, even showing the ability to play shortstop if needed. A good spring could land him the job at the hot corner for the White Sox on Opening Day.

White Sox announce 2011 Spring Training broadcast schedule

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 18, 2011 2:25 pm

ESPN’s Doug Padilla has the times:

Radio (all games on AM670):

Feb. 28 vs. L.A. Dodgers, 2:05 p.m.; March 6 vs. KC, 2:05 p.m.; March 11 vs. Cubs, 2:05 p.m.; March 12 vs. Texas, 2:05 p.m.; March 13 vs. L.A. Dodgers, 3:05 p.m.; March 20 vs. L.A. Dodgers, 3:05 p.m.; March 25 vs. Arizona, 9:05 p.m.; March 27 vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m.; March 28 vs. Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m.

Television:

March 10 vs. Arizona, CSN, 7:40 p.m.; March 11 vs. Cubs, CSN, 2:05 p.m.; March 16 vs. San Francisco, CSN, 3:05 p.m.; March 20 vs. Dodgers, WGN, 3:05 p.m.; March 24 vs. Cubs, ESPN2, 4:05 p.m.; March 26 vs. L.A. Angels, CSN, 3:05 p.m.; March 28 vs. Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m.

Internet (free webcasts on whitesox.com with Bill Melton and Trey Bender)

March 1 vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m.; March 3 vs. Seattle, 2:05 p.m.; March 6 vs. KC, 2:05 p.m.; March 7 vs. Cleveland, 2:05 p.m.; March 8 vs. Colorado, 2:05 p.m.; March 12 vs. Texas, 2:05 p.m.; March 14 vs. San Diego, 3:05 p.m.; March 18 vs. Oakland, 6:05 p.m.; March 23 vs. L.A. Dodgers 3:05 p.m.; March 25 vs. Arizona, 9:05 p.m.

Here’s the Spring Training schedule. Opening Day is April 1 (4/1).

White Sox claim right-handed pitcher Phil Humber off waivers

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 18, 2011 2:00 pm
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The Chicago White have claimed right-handed pitcher Phil Humber off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

Humber, 28, spent most of the 2010 season with Class AAA Omaha in the Kansas City organization, going 5-6 with a 4.47 ERA (59 ER/118.2 IP) and 80 strikeouts in 21 games (20 starts). The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder also pitched in eight games (one start) with the Royals, going 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA (10 ER/21.2 IP) and 16 strikeouts.

Humber is 2-1 with a 5.26 ERA (30 ER/51.1 IP) and 35 strikeouts in 26 games (two starts) over parts of five major-league seasons with New York-NL (2006-07), Minnesota (2008-09) and the Royals (2010).

He originally was selected by the Mets with the third overall pick of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft. Humber and three other Mets minor-league players were traded to Minnesota on February 2, 2008, in exchange for pitcher Johan Santana.

With the claim, the White Sox 40-man roster is at 38.

Humber’s Wikipedia entry has already been updated.

White Sox sign John Danks, Tony Pena and Carlos Quentin to 1 year contracts

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 18, 2011 12:37 pm
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The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with left-handed pitcher John Danks, outfielder Carlos Quentin and right-handed pitcher Tony Pena, avoiding arbitration with all three players.

Under terms of the agreements, Danks will receive $6 million in 2011, Quentin $5.05 million and Pena $1.6 million.

Danks, 25, went 15-11 with a 3.72 ERA (88 ER/213.0 IP) and 162 strikeouts in 32 starts with the White Sox in 2010, recording his second straight season with at least 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 IP. He established career highs in victories, strikeouts and IP and limited opponents to a career-low .237 (189-799) average. Since 2008, Danks ranks third among American League left-handers in IP (608.1) and strikeouts (470) and fifth in victories (40).

Quentin, 28, hit .243 (110-453) with 25 doubles, 26 home runs and 87 RBI in a career-high 131 games with the White Sox last season. He finished fifth in AL Most Valuable Player voting in 2008, batting .288 (138-480) with 36 home runs and 100 RBI in his first season with the Sox.

Pena, 29, was 5-3 with a 5.10 ERA (57 ER/100.2 IP) in 52 games (three starts) with the White Sox in 2010. He established a career high with 100.2 IP and led all AL relievers with 81.2 IP.

The White Sox have no remaining arbitration-eligible players.

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