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June 10, 2011

Seems Kenny Williams is mad at the Yankees for claiming Jeff Marquez

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 10, 2011 4:00 am
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Ballantini @ CSN:

Williams felt it was a formality, designating pitcher Jeff Marquez for assignment upon the return from the DL of Mark Teahenon Sunday and settling him back into the rotation at AAA Charlotte, where he had compiled a sub-4.00 ERA for the Knights. Then New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman stepped in to muck up that plan.

“No I didn’t,” Williams said when asked whether he thought there would be any problem with holding on to Marquez. “Ask Brian Cashman. Ask Brian Cashman. He got a message [from me]. But that’s the risk you take.” … “The truth of the matter is we would have tried to re-sign [Marquez] and put him back in uniform today with Jake’s injury, Williams said, before adding with a smile, “but the Yankees have a greater need right now.”

You should be mad for trading Nick Swisher to the Yankees for peanuts Kenny.

Other White Sox links: J.J. looks at the number of top prospects in the White Sox team, FutureSox examines the Sox strategy in the 2011 draft, speaking of which this press release recaps all the Sox picks, Brett Ballantini continues his series on the 1977 South Side Hitmen with a look back through the eyes of Steve Stone and compiles a timeline of the 70s, and Chuck Garfien looks back at Disco Demolition night.

May 30, 2011

Brian Bruney and Jeff Marquez up. Dallas McPherson, Lucas Harrell down

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 30, 2011 6:00 pm
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Brian Bruney and Jeff Marquez. Season’s over.

March 29, 2011

Jeff Marquez clears waivers

Gonzales @ CT:

Pitcher Jeff Marquez was expected to accept an assignment to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday after clearing waivers.

Good. We’ll see how his Spring Training K & BB ratios hold up.

Gonzales also reports the minor league teams where some of the Sox prospects will be assigned to. Jared Mitchell will go to A+ Winston-Salem; Josh Phegley and Andy Wilkins to AA Birmingham; Mike Blanke, Trayce Thompson, Jacob Petricka, and Addison Reed to A Kannapolis.

March 27, 2011

Jeff Marquez gone [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 27, 2011 1:34 pm
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UPDATE: Merkin @ CWS:

Although the White Sox cannot yet officially confirm their last four moves before breaking camp, the team’s 2011 Opening Day 25-man roster appears to be set. And reliever Jeff Marquez looks to be the odd man out.

March 26, 2011

11 pitchers on the White Sox roster?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 26, 2011 7:41 pm
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Maybe the Sox want both Lastings Milledge, and Brent Lillibridge to make the team.

UPDATE: Merkin @ CWS:

But comments from Guillen following Marquez’s four-inning Saturday start, during which he allowed three runs on six hits, just might indicate both Lillibridge and Milledge will be leaving Arizona with the White Sox.

“He pitched well. He pitched good. He did everything we asked him to do, and that’s the best Spring Training he’s had, put it that way, since we’ve had him,” said Guillen of Marquez, who came over from the Yankees as part of the November 2008 Nick Swisher trade.

“In the meanwhile, you have to make moves sometimes,” Guillen said. “The last move always hurts.”

March 25, 2011

Want the breakdown on the battles for the last two roster spots?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 25, 2011 11:30 pm
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Brent Ballantini has it. On Lastings Milledge:

And he’s a Kenny guy, right?

Well, Williams traded for Lillibridge just a few years ago, too. But do the White Sox see greater upside from Milledge—perhaps even to the extent where he could be a long-term possibility on the team if/when Juan Pierre or Carlos Quentin leave? Absolutely. Milledge has flashed five tools in the desert this spring.

March 24, 2011

Jeff Marquez got a brand new cutter

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 24, 2011 11:47 pm

Merkin @ CWS:

Now, with a new cutter at his disposal, Marquez feels as good as he has since coming to the White Sox. In a spot start on Monday in Peoria, Ariz., Marquez worked four innings. He’ll get another chance to start Saturday at Camelback Ranch.

“I’m going out there and pitching well,” Marquez said. “I’m doing what I can do on my end and trying to make it a tougher decision for them.”

March 23, 2011

Phil Humber, Jeff Marquez make the MLB team?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 23, 2011 10:00 pm
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Merkin @ CWS:

Factoring in the Peavy setback, Williams said the White Sox will break camp with 12 pitchers. That decision leaves Phil Humber or Jeff Marquez as the fifth starter, the second of these hurlers working in long relief, and Brent Lillibridge and Lastings Milledge fighting for one position player slot — a decision likely to be made by Monday. Williams also said the temporary fifth starter will be filled by Humber or Marquez and not from someone off the waiver wire.

Ozzie wants to finalize the roster by Monday.

July 7, 2010

Jake Peavy to the DL with “detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder”

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 7, 2010 3:09 pm
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White Sox Press Release:

Prior to tonight’s game vs. the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder and recalled right-hander Jeffrey Marquez from Class AAA Charlotte.

… Marquez, who has no major-league experience, will wear uniform No. 48.

Chris DeLuca:

Detatched lat for Peavy likely means he’s out till Sept. best-case. White Sox will pursue starter on trade market.

Dan Hudson says hi.

UPDATE: Peavy’s injury will probably require surgery. And that likely means the season is over for Peavy.

UPDATE #2: Will Carroll wonders if Peavy will be able to come back at all:

Injury expert Will Carroll immediately tweeted a dark diagnosis for Peavy. In a video released Wednesday afternoon, Carroll pointed to Oakland starter Ben Sheets, St. Louis starter Brad Penny and Boston ace Josh Beckett as injury comps for Peavy, but in each case, the pitchers merely had to recover from strains, not full tears.

“Can he come back at all becomes the question,” Carroll said.

UPDATE #3: Mark Gonzales also wonders about Peavy’s career:

The probable loss of Jake Peavy for the rest of the season cast an uncertain pall on the White Sox’s postseason hopes as well as the long-term future of their marquee pitcher. …

UPDATE #4: Video of Peavy’s comments (4:37).

Will Carroll agrees he’s out for this year but he sounds a bit optimistic for Peavy coming back afterwards:

The question now becomes whether or not Peavy can come back at all. There are no comparables for this. Again, I went to my doctors and therapists, who think that he can come back. “It’s not a cuff,” said one ortho, “and putting the muscle back in place isn’t difficult. It’s an anchor. It’s not like there’s multiple structures or ways to do it really.” A physical therapist put it more succinctly: “If a nail comes out of your wall, you hammer it back in place. That’s all this is.” We’ve seen players come back from detached muscles before.

And another animation of the injury, this one by ESPN’s injury guru, here.

Is Dan Hudson is getting called up? not yet [UPDATE]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 7, 2010 1:48 pm
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Jonathan Mayo on the MLB futures games roster (twitter):

[Anthony] Slama and [Bryan] Morris added because phillies Jarred Cosart is on the DL and whitesox Dan Hudson is getting called up

Scott Merkin (twitter):

Daniel Hudson out of the #mlbfutures game, almost certainly meaning he will pitch Sunday for the whitesox

Mark Gonzales says not so fast (twitter):

Peavy DL, Marquez promoted.

UPDATE: Mark Gonzales explains:

He likely will be available in relief for the next four games.

May 12, 2010

Fautino returns

BA’s Wednesday Dish:

Fautino Back On The Hill

Righthander Fautino de los Santos has rarely been heard from since blowing through two Class A stops in the White Sox system in 2007, going a combined 10-5, 2.65 and earning a trip to the Futures Game. Traded to the A’s in the Nick Swisher deal after that season, de los Santos logged just 35 innings over the last two years after needing Tommy John surgery in 2008. After a prolonged rehab period, de los Santos finally got back on the mound for high Class A Stockton last night, making his 2010 debut by coming out of the bullpen in the seventh inning of the Ports’ game against Modesto. He didn’t take long to knock off any rust, retiring all six hitters he faced and striking out two of them.


Smith, M (W, 3-2) 6.0 5 2 1 0 4 0 5.63
De Los Santos (H, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Smyth (S, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.21

Stats: B-R, FI

Meanwhile, Nick Swisher has an 165 OPS+ for the Yankees, Gio Gonzales has a 114 ERA+ and Ryan Sweeney has an 105 OPS+ for the A’s, and Kanekoa Texeira has a 114 ERA+ for the Mariners.

How about the players on the Sox end? Wilson Betemit was released, Jeff Marquez is struggling in the minors, and Jhonny Nunez is kinda struggling in the minors.

March 26, 2010

Joe Cowley plays GM

Cowley says trade Flowers and re-sign AJ. Joe says trade Marquez too. Who will take him?

March 17, 2010

Sox Release Daniel Cabrera, Jason Botts

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 17, 2010 12:27 pm
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Prior to today’s game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago White Sox made the following five roster moves:

  • Optioned OF Stefan Gartrell, RHP Jeff Marquez and INF Dayan Viciedo to Class AAA Charlotte;
  • Released OF Jason Botts and RHP Daniel Cabrera.

With the moves, the White Sox have 39 players remaining in major-league camp: 18 pitchers, four catchers, 10 infielders and seven outfielders.

March 13, 2010

FutureSox reviews Sox Right-Handed pitching prospects (high minors)

Here’s what they have to say on Dan Hudson:

What he needs to improve: His minor league numbers were sparkling, but in the Majors he had issues with consistency and control. Much of this can probably be attributed to nerves, but it’s still something to watch out for. Hudson has good stuff, but not good enough to be effectively wild.

March 3, 2010

Sox sign Beckham, Flowers, Hudson and 13 others to contracts for 2010


The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on 2010 contracts with the following 16 players:

Catchers (1) – Tyler Flowers

Infielders (3) – Gordon Beckham, Brent Lillibridge and Jayson Nix

Outfielders (2) – Alejandro De Aza and Stefan Gartrell

Pitchers (10) – Lucas Harrell, Daniel Hudson, Brandon Hynick, Santo Luis, Jeff Marquez, Jhonny Nunez, Brian Omogrosso, Clevelan Santeliz, Carlos Torres and Randy Williams.

All members of the White Sox 40-man roster are signed for 2010.

UPDATE: Beckham got $445,000.

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