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November 2, 2010

Three White Sox prospecs named to AFL’s Rising Stars All-Star Game [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 2, 2010 3:06 pm
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Farmhands Anthony Carter (RHP), Eduardo Escobar (INF) and Jared Mitchell (OF) named to AFL Rising Stars All-Star Game roster.

Mayo @ MLB:

This year’s version of the Rising Stars Game, edition No. 5, will take place this Saturday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Arizona time (6:06 first pitch) at Surprise Stadium. And if last year’s game is any indication, any baseball fan worth his or her salt will either head to Arizona or tune in to find out what the big leagues will look like in 2011.

For the second straight year, the game will be streamed on MLB.com and shown on MLB Network. Anyone watching will see at least one Major League prospect and many former first-round picks — from all 30 big league organizations. The teams will be split into the two AFL divisions — East and West. Tickets for the game are just $6 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and youth (17 and under). They will be available at the Surprise Stadium box office beginning at 5 p.m. It’s open seating, so it’s first-come, first-served in terms of where a fan catches all of the action.

UPDATE: The broadcast will be free:

Some of Major League Baseball’s top prospects will be featured in Arizona Fall League matchups on MLB Network and MLB.com. MLB Network’s Dave Valle and Daron Sutton, who calls play-by-play for the Arizona Diamondbacks, will call the fifth annual Rising Stars Game on Saturday, November 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET at Surprise Stadium. Valle will be joined by MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger in the broadcast both for the 19th annual AFL Championship game on Saturday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. ET live from Scottsdale Stadium. MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, will co-produce and provide free live and on-demand video streams of the two games.

White Sox re-sign SS/2B Omar Vizquel

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 2, 2010 2:40 pm
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Merkin @ CWS (Press Release):

On Tuesday, the first of five days during which teams have to negotiate exclusively with their own free agents, [Omar] Vizquel returned to the White Sox via a one-year, $1.75-million contract. The expectation for the 11-time Gold Glove Award winner is that he will fulfill the role originally intended for him, as the primary backup to shortstop Alexei Ramirez and second baseman Gordon Beckham.

AFL Game #19: Mesa Solar Sox @ Peoria Saguaros [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 2, 2010 1:53 pm

Boxscore. Gameday. Weather: 75 degrees, sunny. Eduardo Escobar starts at SS for the Saguaros.

UPDATE: Two doubles and a triple for Escobar. The guy is on fire!

Peoria Saguaros
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Escobar SS 5 2 4 2 1 0 2 0 0 .348

2B: Escobar 2 (3, Carson, Fish).
3B: Escobar (2, McKiernan).
TB: Escobar 8.

E: Escobar (6, fielding).
DP: 2 (Parmelee-Escobar-Parmelee, Lu-Negron, Escobar-Negron-Parmelee).

Peoria Saguaros
Carter, A 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50

Pitches-strikes: Carter, A 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carter, A 2-0.
Batters faced: Carter, A 3.

Eight Men Out

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ November 2, 2010 12:44 pm

Brown @ BoB:

Following the final out of the 2010 World Series, the below 142 players became free agents pursuant to Article XX B (2) of the Basic Agreement.

Per recent changes to the free agent provisions of the Basic Agreement, the exclusive negotiating period for free agents and their current clubs has been shortened to 5 days (from 15 days).  Beginning the sixth day, free agent players are eligible to negotiate and sign with any Club. …

Freddy Garcia SP CWS
Andruw Jones OF CWS
Paul Konerko 1B CWS
Mark Kotsay DH CWS
A.J. Pierzynski C CWS
J.J. Putz RP CWS
Manny Ramirez OF CWS
Omar Vizquel 3B CWS

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