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Williams impressed with club's early-season energy

Ken Williams often referred to the term "Chicago tough" in describing the type of players he wanted on the White Sox roster as the team's general manager.

Pierzynski honors Hawk by wearing No. 40

Once Mike Napoli returned to the Boston Red Sox, A.J. Pierzynski understood his familiar jersey No. 12 was not going to be a possibility with his new team. So Pierzynski decided to honor White Sox play-by-play television announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, who Pierzynski has known since his high school days in Florida and who wore No. 40 during his days in Boston.

Ramirez won't forget father-in-law

There's little doubt that the loss of Federico Poquelin, Alexei Ramirez's father-in-law, affected the White Sox shortstop during the 2013 season. Poquelin was tragically shot to death while Ramirez was in Arizona for Spring Training last year.

Reinsdorf extols Jackie's influence in game

On the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf recalled that the biggest question on April 15, 1947, was not the color of Robinson's skin, but rather: Could he play?

White Sox honored to don No. 42 on backs

The White Sox jersey No. 5 usually can be seen just below the name Semien when the second baseman has taken the field this season. But Marcus Semien was honored to switch to No. 42 on Tuesday, just as did everyone across baseball, as part of Jackie Robinson Day.

After Chicago's challenge, call at first stands

A call challenged by the White Sox in the second inning Tuesday night of a game against the Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field stood after replay review.

Garcia undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Avisail Garcia underwent successful surgery Tuesday morning at Rush Oak Park Hospital to repair a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder.

White Sox taking time to prepare for Draft

You are the Chicago White Sox and have the third overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. It's an exciting and important part of the reshaping process brought about by a 99-loss 2013 campaign that produced this high first-round selection.

Viciedo's double confirmed after umpire review

An umpire review in the second inning of Sunday's White Sox-Indians game at U.S. Cellular Field took place in regard to Dayan Viciedo's double to deep right field.

Alexei's walk-off homer ends wet and wild affair

Alexei Ramirez hit a walk-off home run to end a back-and-forth game that included two rain delays as the White Sox downed the Indians, 4-3, on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Alexei reversing trend of April struggles

April has not been consistently kind to Alexei Ramirez throughout his Major League career.

White Sox to host panel in honor of Jackie Robinson

A special panel discussion entitled "Jackie Robinson: A Catalyst for Change in American Society" will be hosted by the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday in honor of Major League Baseball's Jackie Robinson Day.

Ventura not ready to make pitching-staff changes

The White Sox entered Sunday leading the Majors in runs per game (6.33), home runs (16) and on-base percentage (.359) while raking second in average (.285), OPS (.815) and slugging percentage (.456). Their pitching, however, hasn't been quite as consistent.

Sale credits Nieves with developing changeup

When the Red Sox come to Chicago for a series beginning Tuesday, the arrival of Boston pitching coach Juan Nieves, who was the White Sox bullpen coach from 2008-12, won't be overlooked by Chris Sale.

Paulino's struggles, taxed 'pen lead to Sox loss

The White Sox revamped offense beat up on Indians ace Justin Masterson, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 12-6 loss on Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago starter Felipe Paulino struggled as much as his counterpart, giving up six runs in five innings.

No timetable for closer Jones' return

An MRI pinpointing the source of Nate Jones' issues as his lower back and an ensuing epidural has Jones feeling as if he's heading in the right direction. But Jones still has not done any baseball activities since going on the disabled list on April 4 and isn't sure when he'll be able to start throwing.

Eaton's fast start pacing White Sox offense

Adam Eaton downplays the depiction of being the most exciting player in Major League Baseball, which he was anointed by teammate Chris Sale during Friday's postgame.

Veteran Dunn staying focused on present

Adam Dunn remains well aware that his four-year, $56-million deal with the White Sox comes to an end after the 2014 campaign. Much like his attitude in Spring Training, though, the veteran designated hitter isn't thinking about anything aside from the game at hand.

Ventura glad to see team doing the little things

The potent White Sox offense, leading the Major Leagues with 6.36 runs per game entering Saturday, has been spurred by the team's ability to execute the intangibles that set up scoring opportunities.

Tribe use of replay leads to big inning vs. White Sox

Chicago starter Felipe Paulino's pickoff of Cleveland's Nyjer Morgan at first base was overturned by replay review in the first inning of Saturday's contest at U.S. Cellular Field.

Eaton, Gillaspie help Sale finally tackle Tribe

Adam Eaton went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and Conor Gillaspie drove in four runs as the White Sox beat the Indians, 9-6, at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday night. Chicago ace Chris Sale went five innings and got the decision after taking four losses against the Tribe in '13.

Ventura: 'Resilient' is early word for Sox

When asked for the early identity of his 2014 White Sox, manager Robin Ventura went with the word "resilient."

Southpaw starters getting the job done for Sox

Six 2014 White Sox contests had been started by left-handers prior to Chris Sale's Friday trip to the mound against the Indians. All six of those efforts from Sale, Jose Quintana and John Danks were quality starts.

Rookie Nieto gets first 'real' hit

There was no wait for Adrian Nieto's second career hit Thursday night, when he singled to right field off Danny Salazar in the third inning of a 7-3 victory. The rookie's first hit started as a Mike Moustakas error on April 5 in Kansas City, but was overturned by MLB executive VP Joe Torre, giving Nieto his first hit -- a double.

Opposing pitchers can't figure out Abreu

The book opposing pitchers are following to retire Jose Abreu needs to be rewritten. Entering Friday's contest against the Indians at U.S. Cellular Field, the rookie first baseman topped the Major Leagues with 14 RBIs. He also had two multi-homer games in his past three.

Abreu gives White Sox piece to build around

With an impressive offensive skill set featuring the ability to hit for both power and average, 27-year-old Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu brings plenty of promise to the White Sox.

Even without Avisail, White Sox showing firepower

With or without Avisail Garcia, the White Sox boast a lineup much improved over 2013's. The club is moving in the right direction, even if it'll have to wait to see how much better Garcia can make them.

White Sox end Tribe slide behind Abreu

The White Sox ended a 14-game losing streak against the rival Indians with a 7-3 victory on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field in the first 2014 meeting between the two. Jose Abreu hit two homers for his second multihomer game.

Viciedo trying to stay patient at the plate

Patience has been a much needed virtue for White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo through the first nine games of the 2014 season. Or maybe selectivity is the better word.

Avisail to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

Avisail Garcia will be out for the remainder of the season after the White Sox right fielder sustained a torn labrum in his left shoulder during Wednesday's game in Colorado. Jordan Danks was recalled from Charlotte.


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