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White Sox team up with Chicago Creating Real Economy Destiny (CRED) and KaBOOM! to build playground in the Pullman neighborhood

Playground project fulfills promise to bring communities together by putting the needs of kids first

The Chicago White Sox have partnered with Chicago Creating Real Economic Destiny (CRED), a group dedicated to achieving a transformative reduction in Chicago gun violence, and KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, to build a new playground for children in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood.
 
A group of young men in one of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods proposed the idea of the playground in exchange for putting down their guns and working with the group to reduce violence.
 
"When I asked the young men what they wanted from us in return for laying down their guns, they said they wanted a park for their kids. It was incredibly powerful," said Arne Duncan, Chicago CRED managing partner and former U.S. education secretary. "It also is symbolically important as it is a park that has been neglected. Built in partnership with KaBOOM!, this playground will honor the leadership and commitment to peace that these young men have made."
 
The project launches today with design day, during which children from the neighborhood have the opportunity to draw their dream playgrounds. Elements from the children's drawings will be incorporated into the final design for the new community playground to be built in August at 10440-10444 S. Corliss. Design day also is the first meeting of the playground planning committee that will work for the next eight weeks to plan and prepare for the construction of the new playground.
 
"Play is an important part of reducing the effects of stress that many kids and families are challenged by as a result of neighborhood trauma," said Roxane Rucker, vice president of community impact at KaBOOM!. "We are grateful to be working with Chicago CRED and the White Sox to create more opportunities for communities to experience the healing power of play and reach the kids who have limitless potential but are too often overlooked."
 
"When we first heard about the background of this opportunity, we were humbled by the incredible simplicity of the request and the same basic drive to create a better place for kids that we all share," said Christine O'Reilly, White Sox vice president of community relations. "On behalf of the entire White Sox organization, we are honored to be a part of this project to help build the dream playground for the youth in Pullman, while also contributing to innovative solutions that help bring community members together and invest in Chicago communities that need it most. We are grateful to Chicago CRED and KaBOOM! for allowing us to be a part of such a meaningful project in Chicago."
 
The playground will be the third built by the Chicago White Sox in partnership with KaBOOM!, as well as one of more than 17,000 playspaces KaBOOM! has built or improved across the country in an effort to provide a great place to play within walking distance of every kid in America. Additional information regarding build day will be available at a later date.

The Chicago White Sox have partnered with Chicago Creating Real Economic Destiny (CRED), a group dedicated to achieving a transformative reduction in Chicago gun violence, and KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play, to build a new playground for children in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood.
 
A group of young men in one of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods proposed the idea of the playground in exchange for putting down their guns and working with the group to reduce violence.
 
"When I asked the young men what they wanted from us in return for laying down their guns, they said they wanted a park for their kids. It was incredibly powerful," said Arne Duncan, Chicago CRED managing partner and former U.S. education secretary. "It also is symbolically important as it is a park that has been neglected. Built in partnership with KaBOOM!, this playground will honor the leadership and commitment to peace that these young men have made."
 
The project launches today with design day, during which children from the neighborhood have the opportunity to draw their dream playgrounds. Elements from the children's drawings will be incorporated into the final design for the new community playground to be built in August at 10440-10444 S. Corliss. Design day also is the first meeting of the playground planning committee that will work for the next eight weeks to plan and prepare for the construction of the new playground.
 
"Play is an important part of reducing the effects of stress that many kids and families are challenged by as a result of neighborhood trauma," said Roxane Rucker, vice president of community impact at KaBOOM!. "We are grateful to be working with Chicago CRED and the White Sox to create more opportunities for communities to experience the healing power of play and reach the kids who have limitless potential but are too often overlooked."
 
"When we first heard about the background of this opportunity, we were humbled by the incredible simplicity of the request and the same basic drive to create a better place for kids that we all share," said Christine O'Reilly, White Sox vice president of community relations. "On behalf of the entire White Sox organization, we are honored to be a part of this project to help build the dream playground for the youth in Pullman, while also contributing to innovative solutions that help bring community members together and invest in Chicago communities that need it most. We are grateful to Chicago CRED and KaBOOM! for allowing us to be a part of such a meaningful project in Chicago."
 
The playground will be the third built by the Chicago White Sox in partnership with KaBOOM!, as well as one of more than 17,000 playspaces KaBOOM! has built or improved across the country in an effort to provide a great place to play within walking distance of every kid in America. Additional information regarding build day will be available at a later date.

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Sox Serve Week concludes by honoring 2018 grant recipients

Chicagoland organizations to be honored in pregame ceremony

WHAT: Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) will honor 30 Chicagoland non-profit organizations that received 2018 grants through the White Sox Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. These donations accounted for nearly $2.2 million cumulative charitable donations over the past year.

This event is part of this year's Sox Serve Week - presented in partnership with Beggars Pizza, Goose Island Beer Co., Guaranteed Rate, Magellan Corporation, Proven IT, United Airlines and Wintrust Community Banks. The club's 10th annual community outreach and fundraising campaign engages Sox fans and the Chicagoland community through outreach events with current players and special fundraising opportunities. Sox Serve Week runs from June 11-16 and benefits Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC). A complete overview of events is available at whitesox.com/soxserve.

WHAT: Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) will honor 30 Chicagoland non-profit organizations that received 2018 grants through the White Sox Community Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. These donations accounted for nearly $2.2 million cumulative charitable donations over the past year.

This event is part of this year's Sox Serve Week - presented in partnership with Beggars Pizza, Goose Island Beer Co., Guaranteed Rate, Magellan Corporation, Proven IT, United Airlines and Wintrust Community Banks. The club's 10th annual community outreach and fundraising campaign engages Sox fans and the Chicagoland community through outreach events with current players and special fundraising opportunities. Sox Serve Week runs from June 11-16 and benefits Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC). A complete overview of events is available at whitesox.com/soxserve.

 

WHO: The following White Sox representatives and guests are scheduled to appear at this event:

Harold Baines, White Sox ambassador

Don Cooke, Robert R. McCormick Foundation senior vice president of philanthropy

Christine O'Reilly, Chicago White Sox Charities executive director

Polly Eldringhoff, Peoples Gas chief of staff

 

WHEN:         

Saturday, June 16,12:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:       

Guaranteed Rate Field

333 W. 35th St.

Chicago, Illinois 60616

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White Sox and Budweiser announce multiyear partnership agreement

The Great American Lager named "Official Domestic Beer Sponsor" of the White Sox; Agreement includes White Sox adult "onesie" giveaway on Sept. 1

Budweiser has reached a multiyear partnership agreement with the Chicago White Sox, naming the storied American-style lager as the new official domestic beer partner of the White Sox.
 
The marketing partnership provides Budweiser with prominent branding throughout Guaranteed Rate Field and Chicagoland. The agreement incorporates the organizations' shared passion for celebrating the greatness of legends as well as honoring military service men and women.
 
Budweiser will sponsor the "Hero of the Game," the half-inning tribute to a member of the military during White Sox home games. Throughout the 2018 season, Budweiser also will present special events to honor White Sox legends. In addition, the agreement includes brand exposure on the LED video boards, promotions in market and in the ballpark, as well as a homeplate rotational sign and other branding throughout the ballpark.
  
"Budweiser, America's favorite lager, and baseball, America's favorite pastime, go hand and hand. Today, we are especially excited to celebrate the future of the White Sox," said Ricardo Marques, VP of marketing for Budweiser. "We know the fans on the Southside of Chicago are passionate about the Sox, and we look forward to supporting and celebrating them in the years to come."
 
"Budweiser is the great American lager and has a long history with the great American sport of baseball," said Brooks Boyer, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Budweiser's commitment to raising the bar for delivering the highest quality product for its customers is no different than the White Sox commitment to delivering a quality experience for fans attending our games. We look forward to joining our efforts and activating our relationship in the ballpark and throughout Chicagoland because baseball and Budweiser go hand in hand."
 
Through the partnership, Budweiser is the presenting sponsor of the White Sox adult "onesie" for the first 10,000 fans, ages 21 and up, on Saturday, September 1 vs. Boston at 6:10 p.m. 
 
Budweiser, an American-style lager, was introduced in 1876 when company founder Adolphus Busch set out to create the United States' first truly national beer brand - brewed to be universally popular and transcend regional tastes. Each batch of Budweiser stays true to the same family recipe used by five generations of Busch family brewmasters. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, crisp and pure beer with blended layers.

Budweiser has reached a multiyear partnership agreement with the Chicago White Sox, naming the storied American-style lager as the new official domestic beer partner of the White Sox.
 
The marketing partnership provides Budweiser with prominent branding throughout Guaranteed Rate Field and Chicagoland. The agreement incorporates the organizations' shared passion for celebrating the greatness of legends as well as honoring military service men and women.
 
Budweiser will sponsor the "Hero of the Game," the half-inning tribute to a member of the military during White Sox home games. Throughout the 2018 season, Budweiser also will present special events to honor White Sox legends. In addition, the agreement includes brand exposure on the LED video boards, promotions in market and in the ballpark, as well as a homeplate rotational sign and other branding throughout the ballpark.
  
"Budweiser, America's favorite lager, and baseball, America's favorite pastime, go hand and hand. Today, we are especially excited to celebrate the future of the White Sox," said Ricardo Marques, VP of marketing for Budweiser. "We know the fans on the Southside of Chicago are passionate about the Sox, and we look forward to supporting and celebrating them in the years to come."
 
"Budweiser is the great American lager and has a long history with the great American sport of baseball," said Brooks Boyer, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Budweiser's commitment to raising the bar for delivering the highest quality product for its customers is no different than the White Sox commitment to delivering a quality experience for fans attending our games. We look forward to joining our efforts and activating our relationship in the ballpark and throughout Chicagoland because baseball and Budweiser go hand in hand."
 
Through the partnership, Budweiser is the presenting sponsor of the White Sox adult "onesie" for the first 10,000 fans, ages 21 and up, on Saturday, September 1 vs. Boston at 6:10 p.m. 
 
Budweiser, an American-style lager, was introduced in 1876 when company founder Adolphus Busch set out to create the United States' first truly national beer brand - brewed to be universally popular and transcend regional tastes. Each batch of Budweiser stays true to the same family recipe used by five generations of Busch family brewmasters. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, crisp and pure beer with blended layers.

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White Sox announce additional 2018 promotional dates

Updated schedule features Ken 'Hawk' Harrelson nesting doll; Special guests to join Sox broadcast in celebration of Hawk's final season

The Chicago White Sox announced additional promotional dates for games at Guaranteed Rate Field in 2018, including Ken "Hawk" Harrelson nesting dolls on Hawk Day, September 2 vs. Boston, for the first 10,000 fans. The giveaway commemorates a different phase of Hawk's career in each doll, depicting Hawk as a broadcaster with a headset, as a front office executive wearing his cowboy hat and as a player donning his Red Sox uniform.
 
In addition, the first 10,000 fans (ages 21 and over) to enter the ballpark will receive the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Snapback Cap, presented by Goose Island Beer Co., on September 8 vs. Los Angeles Angels.
 
The celebration of Hawk's final season in the broadcast booth continues this season as special guests will join Hawk in the booth. Upcoming special guest broadcasters include:
· Hall of Famer Frank Thomas on Sunday, June 17 vs. Detroit at 1:10 p.m. on WGN-TV
· Legendary White Sox captain Paul Konerko on Sunday, August 19 vs. Kansas City at 1:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago
· Fan-favorite White Sox great A.J. Pierzynski on Hawk Day, Sunday, 
September 2 vs. Boston at 1:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago
 
A five-time Emmy Award winner, three-time Ford Frick Award nominee and two-time Illinois Sportscaster of the Year, Harrelson is working a 20-game schedule during the 2018 season, including Sunday home games and other select contests. After stepping away from the booth, Harrelson will serve the organization as a White Sox ambassador starting in the 2019 season, which will mark the beginning of his eighth decade in baseball.
 
These dates add to the previously announced promotional schedule, which is available at whitesox.com/promos.
 
Individual game tickets to 2018 White Sox home games at Guaranteed Rate Field are available at whitesox.com, at the Guaranteed Rate Field Ticket Office or by calling 866-SOX-GAME.

The Chicago White Sox announced additional promotional dates for games at Guaranteed Rate Field in 2018, including Ken "Hawk" Harrelson nesting dolls on Hawk Day, September 2 vs. Boston, for the first 10,000 fans. The giveaway commemorates a different phase of Hawk's career in each doll, depicting Hawk as a broadcaster with a headset, as a front office executive wearing his cowboy hat and as a player donning his Red Sox uniform.
 
In addition, the first 10,000 fans (ages 21 and over) to enter the ballpark will receive the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Snapback Cap, presented by Goose Island Beer Co., on September 8 vs. Los Angeles Angels.
 
The celebration of Hawk's final season in the broadcast booth continues this season as special guests will join Hawk in the booth. Upcoming special guest broadcasters include:
· Hall of Famer Frank Thomas on Sunday, June 17 vs. Detroit at 1:10 p.m. on WGN-TV
· Legendary White Sox captain Paul Konerko on Sunday, August 19 vs. Kansas City at 1:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago
· Fan-favorite White Sox great A.J. Pierzynski on Hawk Day, Sunday, 
September 2 vs. Boston at 1:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago
 
A five-time Emmy Award winner, three-time Ford Frick Award nominee and two-time Illinois Sportscaster of the Year, Harrelson is working a 20-game schedule during the 2018 season, including Sunday home games and other select contests. After stepping away from the booth, Harrelson will serve the organization as a White Sox ambassador starting in the 2019 season, which will mark the beginning of his eighth decade in baseball.
 
These dates add to the previously announced promotional schedule, which is available at whitesox.com/promos.
 
Individual game tickets to 2018 White Sox home games at Guaranteed Rate Field are available at whitesox.com, at the Guaranteed Rate Field Ticket Office or by calling 866-SOX-GAME.

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White Sox celebrate diversity and inclusion in sports in 2018

'BasebALL: One Game for All' Highlights Organization's Efforts to Promote Diversity and Inclusiveness Among Fans

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox will celebrate the organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion this summer through events, activities and programming in a fan campaign called "BasebALL: One Game for All."

"The game of baseball has a storied past of driving progress and making a difference in the lives of those who love the game," said Brooks Boyer, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Whether you're watching, cheering or playing, baseball is for everyone. As an organization, we want everyone to have the opportunity to get in the game and share the baseball experience in a welcoming and enjoyable way."

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox will celebrate the organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion this summer through events, activities and programming in a fan campaign called "BasebALL: One Game for All."

"The game of baseball has a storied past of driving progress and making a difference in the lives of those who love the game," said Brooks Boyer, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Whether you're watching, cheering or playing, baseball is for everyone. As an organization, we want everyone to have the opportunity to get in the game and share the baseball experience in a welcoming and enjoyable way."

The White Sox will highlight their ongoing events and activities in addition to new ones. "BasebALL" celebrates culture and heritage through theme nights at the ballpark as well as special events, such as the Game Changers event series that focuses on the advancement and contributions of various communities.

"BasebALL" also will emphasize the importance of being kind to others, accepting individual differences and preventing bullying among youth through sports. This season, the White Sox teamed up with Major League Baseball, ESPN and No Bully as one of several Shred Hate clubs, supporting the adoption of curriculum designed to reduce incidents of bullying in schools. As part of the partnership, a Shred Hate public service announcement featured White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, who shared messages and tips about how to address bullying.

In addition to Shred Hate, the school programming starring the team mascot, Southpaw, addresses bullying in a new show called "Southpaw Strikes Out Bullying." The interactive school show features appearances from play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti as well as coaches and players sharing lessons focused on four main points: P - Practice confidence; A - Always use your voice; W - Walk away; and S - Stand up for others.

An overview of "BasebALL" activities, events and programs include:

• Events, including specialty group nights and heritage nights, such as Dominican Heritage Night, Hispanic Heritage Night, Greek Heritage Night and Pride Night, Double Duty Classic and Game Changers event series
• Offerings and amenities, including ballpark sensory tours, seating and parking
• Community outreach and partnerships with agencies like You Can Play
• Chicago White Sox Charities support for partners including Girls in the Game, Special Olympics, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, among others
• Diverse business initiatives, including suppliers and workforce

For the latest information about activities and events related to "BasebALL," please visit whitesox.com/inclusion.

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White Sox place Nate Jones on disabled list; recall Juan Minaya from Class Triple-A Charlotte

Recall Juan Minaya from Class Triple-A Charlotte

CHICAGO -- Prior to tonight's game vs. Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Nate Jones on the 10-day disabled list with a pronator muscle strain in his right arm and recalled right-hander Juan Minaya from Class AAA Charlotte.

Minaya, 27, is 1-3 with a 4.24 ERA (11 ER/23.1 IP), two saves and 27 strikeouts over 19 relief appearances with the Knights this season. He also has made five appearances over three stints with the White Sox in 2018, allowing four runs on three hits and nine walks over 3.1 IP.

CHICAGO -- Prior to tonight's game vs. Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Nate Jones on the 10-day disabled list with a pronator muscle strain in his right arm and recalled right-hander Juan Minaya from Class AAA Charlotte.

Minaya, 27, is 1-3 with a 4.24 ERA (11 ER/23.1 IP), two saves and 27 strikeouts over 19 relief appearances with the Knights this season. He also has made five appearances over three stints with the White Sox in 2018, allowing four runs on three hits and nine walks over 3.1 IP.

Minaya, 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, made 40 appearances with Chicago in 2017, going 3-2 with a 4.53 ERA (22 ER/43.2 IP), 51 strikeouts and nine saves. He led all American League rookies in saves.

Jones, 32, is 2-2 with a 4.01 ERA (11 ER/24.2 IP), 27 strikeouts and four saves over 27 relief appearances this season, his seventh with the White Sox.

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White Sox Announce 2018 Draft Signings

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with 25 of their 40 selections from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, including seven of their Top 10 picks.

Infielder Nick Madrigal (first round) from Oregon State, left-handed pitcher Konnor Pilkington (third) from Mississippi State and right-hander Davis Martin (14th) from Texas Tech, who remain unsigned, are participating in the College World Series.

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with 25 of their 40 selections from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, including seven of their Top 10 picks.

Infielder Nick Madrigal (first round) from Oregon State, left-handed pitcher Konnor Pilkington (third) from Mississippi State and right-hander Davis Martin (14th) from Texas Tech, who remain unsigned, are participating in the College World Series.

Following is a list of the White Sox 2018 draft selections who have signed:

Round      Player                                  Pos.   Age       Ht.      Wt.      School (Hometown)                                                                  

      4          Lency Delgado                    SS      18      6-3     215      Doral Academy (Miami, Fla.)

      5          Jonathan Stiever              RHP      21      6-2     205      Indiana University (Cedarburg, Wis.)

      6          Codi Heuer                       RHP      21      6-5     195      Wichita State University (Windsor, Colo.)

      7          Cabera Weaver                  OF      18      6-3     180      South Gwinnett High School (Snellville, Ga.)

      8          Andrew Pérez                   LHP      20      6-2     215      University of South Florida (Orlando, Fla.)

      9          Gunnar Troutwine                 C      22      6-1     230      Wichita State University (Fairway, Kan.)

   10          Bennett Sousa                  LHP      23      6-3     185      University of Virginia (North Palm Beach, Fla.)

   11          Kelvin Maldonado               SS      18    5-11     160      Pro Baseball High School & Academy (Ponce, P.R.)

   13          Jason Bilous                     RHP      20      6-2     185      Coastal Carolina University (Wilmington, Del.)

   15          Luke Shilling                     RHP      20      6-4     230      University of Illinois (Clarkston, Mich.)

   16          Tyrus Greene                         C      21      6-0     185      University of California (San Diego, Calif.)

   17          Travis Moniot                       SS      20      6-1     190      University of Arizona (Indio, Calif.)

   18          Román González                2B      21      6-1     210      University of Miami (Miami Lakes, Fla.)

   19          Gabriel Ortiz                           C      18      6-0     210      International Baseball Academy (Ponce, P.R.)

   20          Jimmy Galusky                    SS      22      6-3     185      West Virginia University (Arthurdale, W. Va.)

   21          Nick Johnson                    RHP      22      6-3     215      University of Rhode Island (Worcester, Mass.)

   23          Lane Ramsey                   RHP      21      6-8     240      University of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

   24          Rigo Fernández                LHP      20      6-0     190      Cal State University-Dominguez Hills (Beverly Hills, Calif.)

   25          Jackson Maynard            RHP      21    5-11     195      University of North Carolina-Greensboro (Crozet, Va.)

   26          Devon Pérez                     RHP      22      6-5     215      University of Oklahoma (Ashburn, Va.)

   27          Ian Dawkins                         OF      22    5-11     195      Sacramento State University (Hayward, Calif.)

   28          Logan Sowers                     OF      22      6-5     230      Indiana University (Lafayette, Ind.)

   29          Taylor Varnell                    LHP      23      6-1     190      Oral Roberts University (Sayre, Okla.)

   31          Austin Conway                 RHP      23      6-1     210      University of Louisville (Albany, Ind.)

   32          Aaron Soto                        LHP      22    5-10     175      Florida International University (Miami Lakes, Fla.)

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White Sox reinstate Carlos Rodon from 60-day disabled list; designate Chris Beck for assignment

BOSTON - Prior to today's game at Boston, the Chicago White Sox returned left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodón from his injury rehab assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 60-day disabled list. The White Sox also designated right-handed pitcher Chris Beck for assignment.

Rodón, 25, will make his season debut today as Chicago's starting pitcher. He made four injury rehab starts between Charlotte and Class A Kannapolis. Rodón has been on the disabled list since March 28 (retroactive to March 26) to continue his rehabilitation from left should surgery on September 27, 2017.

BOSTON - Prior to today's game at Boston, the Chicago White Sox returned left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodón from his injury rehab assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 60-day disabled list. The White Sox also designated right-handed pitcher Chris Beck for assignment.

Rodón, 25, will make his season debut today as Chicago's starting pitcher. He made four injury rehab starts between Charlotte and Class A Kannapolis. Rodón has been on the disabled list since March 28 (retroactive to March 26) to continue his rehabilitation from left should surgery on September 27, 2017.

Rodón went 2-4 with a 4.15 ERA (32 ER/69.1 IP) and 76 strikeouts over 12 starts last season. He owns a career 9.22 strikeout-per-9.0 IP mark (383 SO/373.2 IP), and is limiting left-handers to a .226 average (74-327) lifetime. Rodón originally was selected by the White Sox in the first round (third overall) of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

Beck, 27, is 0-0 with a 4.18 ERA (11 ER/23.2 IP) and 16 strikeouts over 14 relief appearances this season.

Following the moves, Chicago's 40-man roster remains at 40.

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White Sox celebrate 10th annual 'Sox Serve Week'

Campaign features six days of community outreach, fundraising on June 11-16

The Chicago White Sox will celebrate Sox Serve Week -- its 10th annual community outreach and fundraising campaign benefitting Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) -- beginning Monday, June 11, through Saturday, June 16. Sox Serve Week engages Sox fans and the Chicagoland community through outreach events that feature current players and special fundraising opportunities. Sox Serve Week is presented in partnership with Beggars Pizza, Goose Island Beer Co., Guaranteed Rate, Magellan Corporation, Proven IT, United Airlines and Wintrust Community Banks.
 
"Sox Serve Week is the best way to demonstrate our continual commitment to making the community a better place to live, work and play beyond the diamond," said Christine O'Reilly, White Sox vice president of community relations. "The week-long campaign takes a moment during the busy season to highlight the important work that is done all year round. It's an incredible statement to see everyone from the organization participate -- including coaches, players and their wives, front office staff and Volunteer Corps members."
 
Sox Serve Week includes a series of outreach events that involve White Sox players and team personnel giving back to the community. In addition, fans viewing and attending games during the week can participate in a number of unique fundraising activities. The campaign has raised more than $1.5 million for CWSC in the last nine years.
 
The schedule for Sox Serve Week is as follows:
 
Monday, June 11 -- White Sox vs. Cleveland at 7:10 p.m.
Random Acts of Kindness -- White Sox ambassadors, players' wives and front office staff members will engage with the community by performing random acts of kindness at more than 30 locations. Events will include treating a stranger to a cup of coffee or covering his or her train fare, preparing sandwiches for homeless shelters and visiting a daycare. Sox fans near and far are encouraged to kick off Sox Serve Week by carrying out random acts of kindness in their communities as well.
 
Ultimate Autograph Auction, presented by NBC Sports Chicago -- During the game, fans will have the opportunity bid on unique autographed memorabilia at the Revolution Brewing #SoxSocial Tap Room (located up the stairs near Section 157). Packages will feature White Sox current players and notable alumni, Hall of Famers and memorable moments in White Sox history. The bidding is open now at whitesox.com/autographauction and will go through 9 p.m. CT. on Monday, June 11.
 
Tuesday, June 12 -- White Sox vs. Cleveland at 7:10 p.m.
La Rabida Children's Hospital Visit -- White Sox players and play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti are scheduled to join Volunteer Corps members at La Rabida Children's Hospital. The visit will include group activities and ballpark food to brighten the kids' day.
 
Ultimate Experience Broadcast Auction, presented by WGN-TV -- During the game, fans will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of unique experiences, including a dinner with General Manager Rick Hahn, the opportunity to golf with White Sox legends Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and A.J. Pierzynski and more. The bidding is open now at whitesox.com/ultimateauction and will go through 9 p.m. CT. on Tuesday, June 12.
 
Wednesday, June 13 -- White Sox vs. Cleveland at 7:10 p.m.
Ultimate Wish -- The White Sox will fulfill one lucky kid's "ultimate wish" by providing them with a one-of-a-kind White Sox experience at the ballpark. The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago patient will be surprised at daycare with a limousine ride to the ballpark, where he'll receive a White Sox uniform and meet players prior to enjoying the game.
 
Mystery Baseballs -- Fans will be able to purchase "mystery baseballs" for $40 near Sections 135 and 535 at Guaranteed Rate Field or online at whitesox.com/soxserve. Each baseball will be autographed, although fans will not know who signed the ball until they purchase it. Autographed baseballs in the sale include White Sox current team members, alumni and prospects.
 
Thursday, June 14 - White Sox vs. Cleveland at 1:10 p.m.
Community Clubhouse -- The White Sox will welcome Special Olympics Chicago athletes to the Community Clubhouse. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics, the athletes will be recognized on field while standing side-by-side with White Sox players for the National Anthem. They will then enjoy the game from the Community Clubhouse, a specially decorated suite dedicated to honoring community members.
 
White Sox Punch-A-Bunch -- Fans are invited to test their luck at White Sox Punch-A-Bunch in Sections 135 and 535 until the end of the 6th inning. For a $20 donation, fans can punch a spot for the chance to win great prizes, including autographed items, premium promotional items and game tickets!
 
Friday, June 15 -- White Sox vs. Detroit at 7:10 p.m.
Boys & Girls Clubs Chicago Volunteer Corps Event -- The White Sox, in partnership with Major League Baseball, will renovate the teen center at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Club Boys & Girls Clubs in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. White Sox players will join Volunteer Corps members to assist with teen center renovations prior to an ice cream social and the unveiling of the "Sox Clubhouse."
 
Pop-Up Garage Sale -- Fans have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition #NextSox T-shirt and various collectible items during a pop-up Garage Sale in the Beggars Pizza Pub (located in centerfield). The #NextSox T-shirt will be available exclusively at the Garage Sale or online at whitesox.com/soxserve.
 
Saturday, June 16 -- White Sox vs. Detroit at 1:10 p.m.
Grant Day -- The White Sox will honor the 2018 CWSC grant recipients during a special pregame ceremony. The White Sox announced cumulative charitable donations of nearly $2.2 million over the past year, including $725,500 in grants to 30 Chicagoland non-profit organizations.
 
Jersey Off-Their-Backs Raffle -- Fans will have the opportunity to win a game-worn jersey straight from White Sox players. Scratch-off tickets will be sold in Sections 100, 135 and 535 beginning on Friday, June 15. Twenty-five lucky winners will take home a jersey right off the player's back following the June 16 game. In addition to game-worn jerseys, fans can also win various prizes, including autographed items, White Sox game tickets and discounts for the Chicago Sports Depot.
 
Fans are encouraged to share their Sox Serve Week experience on social media by tagging the White Sox and Chicago White Sox Charities as well as by using the hashtag #SoxServe. A complete overview of activities is available at whitesox.com/soxserve
 
Tickets for all games are available at whitesox.com, the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket office (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by calling 866-SOX-GAME.

The Chicago White Sox will celebrate Sox Serve Week -- its 10th annual community outreach and fundraising campaign benefitting Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) -- beginning Monday, June 11, through Saturday, June 16. Sox Serve Week engages Sox fans and the Chicagoland community through outreach events that feature current players and special fundraising opportunities. Sox Serve Week is presented in partnership with Beggars Pizza, Goose Island Beer Co., Guaranteed Rate, Magellan Corporation, Proven IT, United Airlines and Wintrust Community Banks.
 
"Sox Serve Week is the best way to demonstrate our continual commitment to making the community a better place to live, work and play beyond the diamond," said Christine O'Reilly, White Sox vice president of community relations. "The week-long campaign takes a moment during the busy season to highlight the important work that is done all year round. It's an incredible statement to see everyone from the organization participate -- including coaches, players and their wives, front office staff and Volunteer Corps members."
 
Sox Serve Week includes a series of outreach events that involve White Sox players and team personnel giving back to the community. In addition, fans viewing and attending games during the week can participate in a number of unique fundraising activities. The campaign has raised more than $1.5 million for CWSC in the last nine years.
 
The schedule for Sox Serve Week is as follows:
 
Monday, June 11 -- White Sox vs. Cleveland at 7:10 p.m.
Random Acts of Kindness -- White Sox ambassadors, players' wives and front office staff members will engage with the community by performing random acts of kindness at more than 30 locations. Events will include treating a stranger to a cup of coffee or covering his or her train fare, preparing sandwiches for homeless shelters and visiting a daycare. Sox fans near and far are encouraged to kick off Sox Serve Week by carrying out random acts of kindness in their communities as well.
 
Ultimate Autograph Auction, presented by NBC Sports Chicago -- During the game, fans will have the opportunity bid on unique autographed memorabilia at the Revolution Brewing #SoxSocial Tap Room (located up the stairs near Section 157). Packages will feature White Sox current players and notable alumni, Hall of Famers and memorable moments in White Sox history. The bidding is open now at whitesox.com/autographauction and will go through 9 p.m. CT. on Monday, June 11.
 
Tuesday, June 12 -- White Sox vs. Cleveland at 7:10 p.m.
La Rabida Children's Hospital Visit -- White Sox players and play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti are scheduled to join Volunteer Corps members at La Rabida Children's Hospital. The visit will include group activities and ballpark food to brighten the kids' day.
 
Ultimate Experience Broadcast Auction, presented by WGN-TV -- During the game, fans will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of unique experiences, including a dinner with General Manager Rick Hahn, the opportunity to golf with White Sox legends Ken "Hawk" Harrelson and A.J. Pierzynski and more. The bidding is open now at whitesox.com/ultimateauction and will go through 9 p.m. CT. on Tuesday, June 12.
 
Wednesday, June 13 -- White Sox vs. Cleveland at 7:10 p.m.
Ultimate Wish -- The White Sox will fulfill one lucky kid's "ultimate wish" by providing them with a one-of-a-kind White Sox experience at the ballpark. The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago patient will be surprised at daycare with a limousine ride to the ballpark, where he'll receive a White Sox uniform and meet players prior to enjoying the game.
 
Mystery Baseballs -- Fans will be able to purchase "mystery baseballs" for $40 near Sections 135 and 535 at Guaranteed Rate Field or online at whitesox.com/soxserve. Each baseball will be autographed, although fans will not know who signed the ball until they purchase it. Autographed baseballs in the sale include White Sox current team members, alumni and prospects.
 
Thursday, June 14 - White Sox vs. Cleveland at 1:10 p.m.
Community Clubhouse -- The White Sox will welcome Special Olympics Chicago athletes to the Community Clubhouse. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics, the athletes will be recognized on field while standing side-by-side with White Sox players for the National Anthem. They will then enjoy the game from the Community Clubhouse, a specially decorated suite dedicated to honoring community members.
 
White Sox Punch-A-Bunch -- Fans are invited to test their luck at White Sox Punch-A-Bunch in Sections 135 and 535 until the end of the 6th inning. For a $20 donation, fans can punch a spot for the chance to win great prizes, including autographed items, premium promotional items and game tickets!
 
Friday, June 15 -- White Sox vs. Detroit at 7:10 p.m.
Boys & Girls Clubs Chicago Volunteer Corps Event -- The White Sox, in partnership with Major League Baseball, will renovate the teen center at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Club Boys & Girls Clubs in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. White Sox players will join Volunteer Corps members to assist with teen center renovations prior to an ice cream social and the unveiling of the "Sox Clubhouse."
 
Pop-Up Garage Sale -- Fans have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition #NextSox T-shirt and various collectible items during a pop-up Garage Sale in the Beggars Pizza Pub (located in centerfield). The #NextSox T-shirt will be available exclusively at the Garage Sale or online at whitesox.com/soxserve.
 
Saturday, June 16 -- White Sox vs. Detroit at 1:10 p.m.
Grant Day -- The White Sox will honor the 2018 CWSC grant recipients during a special pregame ceremony. The White Sox announced cumulative charitable donations of nearly $2.2 million over the past year, including $725,500 in grants to 30 Chicagoland non-profit organizations.
 
Jersey Off-Their-Backs Raffle -- Fans will have the opportunity to win a game-worn jersey straight from White Sox players. Scratch-off tickets will be sold in Sections 100, 135 and 535 beginning on Friday, June 15. Twenty-five lucky winners will take home a jersey right off the player's back following the June 16 game. In addition to game-worn jerseys, fans can also win various prizes, including autographed items, White Sox game tickets and discounts for the Chicago Sports Depot.
 
Fans are encouraged to share their Sox Serve Week experience on social media by tagging the White Sox and Chicago White Sox Charities as well as by using the hashtag #SoxServe. A complete overview of activities is available at whitesox.com/soxserve
 
Tickets for all games are available at whitesox.com, the Guaranteed Rate Field ticket office (Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) or by calling 866-SOX-GAME.

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White Sox purchase contract of Xavier Cedeno from Class AAA Charlotte

MINNEAPOLIS -- Prior to today's series finale at Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno from Class AAA Charlotte. Cedeno, 31, takes the roster spot of left-hander Aaron Bummer, who was optioned to Charlotte following last night's victory over the Twins.

Cedeno is 0-0 with a 1.25 ERA (3 ER/21.2 IP) and 25 strikeouts over 20 appearances with Charlotte this season, his first in the White Sox organization after signing as a free agent on January 26, 2018. He limited opponents to a .162 (12-74) average and a 0.74 WHIP while allowing just four walks and one home run.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Prior to today's series finale at Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno from Class AAA Charlotte. Cedeno, 31, takes the roster spot of left-hander Aaron Bummer, who was optioned to Charlotte following last night's victory over the Twins.

Cedeno is 0-0 with a 1.25 ERA (3 ER/21.2 IP) and 25 strikeouts over 20 appearances with Charlotte this season, his first in the White Sox organization after signing as a free agent on January 26, 2018. He limited opponents to a .162 (12-74) average and a 0.74 WHIP while allowing just four walks and one home run.

The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Cedeno has gone 8-7 with a 3.98 ERA (63 ER/142.1 IP), 140 strikeouts and 47 holds in 201 career relief appearances over parts of seven major-league seasons with Houston (2011-13), Washington (2013-15) and Tampa Bay (2015-17). A native of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, he has limited opponents to a .226 (65-288) average over his career.

Cedeno, who will wear uniform No. 52, originally was selected by Colorado in the 31st round of the 2004 draft.

The White Sox 40-man roster increases to 40.

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White Sox option Aaron Bummer to Triple-A Charlotte

Following Wednesday's game at Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox optioned left-handed pitcher Aaron Bummer to Class AAA Charlotte.

Bummer, 24, is 0-1 with a 3.26 ERA (7 ER/19.1 IP), one hold, 21 strikeouts and six walks over 26 relief appearances this season, his second with the White Sox.

Following Wednesday's game at Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox optioned left-handed pitcher Aaron Bummer to Class AAA Charlotte.

Bummer, 24, is 0-1 with a 3.26 ERA (7 ER/19.1 IP), one hold, 21 strikeouts and six walks over 26 relief appearances this season, his second with the White Sox.

Chicago will make a corresponding roster move prior to Thursday afternoon's series finale at Target Field.

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White Sox 2018 First-Year Player Draft selections

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have completed the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, selecting 20 pitchers (12 right-handers and eight left-handers), five catchers, 10 infielders and five outfielders. The White Sox selected 29 collegiate and 11 high school players.

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CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have completed the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, selecting 20 pitchers (12 right-handers and eight left-handers), five catchers, 10 infielders and five outfielders. The White Sox selected 29 collegiate and 11 high school players.

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White Sox return Juan Minaya to Class AAA Charlotte

Following Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader at Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox returned right-handed pitcher Juan Minaya to Class AAA Charlotte.

Minaya, 27, served as the 26th man on the active roster for the doubleheader but did not pitch. He has made five appearances over two stints with the White Sox in 2018, allowing four runs on three hits and nine walks over 3.1 IP.

Following Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader at Minnesota, the Chicago White Sox returned right-handed pitcher Juan Minaya to Class AAA Charlotte.

Minaya, 27, served as the 26th man on the active roster for the doubleheader but did not pitch. He has made five appearances over two stints with the White Sox in 2018, allowing four runs on three hits and nine walks over 3.1 IP.

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White Sox 2018 First-Year Player Draft selections

The Chicago White Sox have completed the second day (rounds 3-10) of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, selecting five pitchers (three left-handers and two righties), one outfielder, one catcher and one infielder.

 

The Chicago White Sox have completed the second day (rounds 3-10) of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, selecting five pitchers (three left-handers and two righties), one outfielder, one catcher and one infielder.

 

The White Sox last night selected infielder Nick Madrigal from Oregon State University in the first round (fourth overall) and outfielder Steele Walker from the University of Oklahoma with their second pick (46th overall).

 

The Sox will conclude the 2018 draft tomorrow (rounds 11-40), beginning at 11:00 a.m. CT.

 

Below is a breakdown of Chicago's first 10 selections in the draft:

 

Round      Player                                Pos. Age       Ht.      Wt.      School (Hometown)                                                             

      1          Nick Madrigal                     INF      21      5-7     165      Oregon State University (Elk Grove, Calif.)

      2          Steele Walker                     OF      21    5-11     190      University of Oklahoma (Prosper, Texas)

      3          Konnor Pilkington             LHP      20      6-3     230      Mississippi State University (Pascagoula, Miss.)

      4          Lency Delgado                    SS      18      6-3     215      Doral Academy (Miami, Fla.)

      5          Jonathan Stiever              RHP      21      6-2     205      Indiana University (Cedarburg, Wis.)

      6          Codi Heuer                       RHP      21      6-5     195      Wichita State University (Windsor, Colo.)

      7          Cabera Weaver                  OF      18      6-3     180      South Gwinnett High School (Snellville, Ga.)

      8          Andrew Perez                   LHP      20      6-2     215      University of South Florida (Orlando, Fla.)

      9          Gunnar Troutwine                 C      22      6-1     230      Wichita State University (Fairway, Kan.)

   10          Bennett Sousa                  LHP      23      6-3     185      University of Virginia (North Palm Beach, Fla.)

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White Sox recall Kevan Smith, add Juan Minaya from Charlotte

The Chicago White Sox have recalled catcher Kevan Smith from Class AAA Charlotte and have added right-handed pitcher Juan Minaya from Charlotte to serve as the 26th man on the active roster for today's doubleheader at Minnesota.
 
Smith, 29, is batting .268 (30-112) with four doubles, four home runs, 16 RBI and 12 runs scored over 30 games with Charlotte this season. He recorded five multihit efforts in his last five games. Smith began the season on the White Sox 10-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle before being reinstated and optioned to Charlotte on April 21.
 
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Smith spent most of the 2017 season with the Sox, batting .283 (78-276) with four homers, 30 RBI and 23 runs scored in 87 games (70 starts). His .283 average was a franchise-record for rookie catchers.
 
Minaya, 27, is 1-3 with a 4.64 ERA (11 ER/21.1 IP), two saves and 24 strikeouts over 17 relief appearances with the Knights this season. He also has made five appearances over two stints with the White Sox in 2018, allowing four runs on three hits and nine walks over 3.1 IP.
 
Minaya, 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, made 40 appearances with Chicago in 2017, going 3-2 with a 4.53 ERA (22 ER/43.2 IP), 51 strikeouts and nine saves. He led all American League rookies in saves.

The Chicago White Sox have recalled catcher Kevan Smith from Class AAA Charlotte and have added right-handed pitcher Juan Minaya from Charlotte to serve as the 26th man on the active roster for today's doubleheader at Minnesota.
 
Smith, 29, is batting .268 (30-112) with four doubles, four home runs, 16 RBI and 12 runs scored over 30 games with Charlotte this season. He recorded five multihit efforts in his last five games. Smith began the season on the White Sox 10-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle before being reinstated and optioned to Charlotte on April 21.
 
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Smith spent most of the 2017 season with the Sox, batting .283 (78-276) with four homers, 30 RBI and 23 runs scored in 87 games (70 starts). His .283 average was a franchise-record for rookie catchers.
 
Minaya, 27, is 1-3 with a 4.64 ERA (11 ER/21.1 IP), two saves and 24 strikeouts over 17 relief appearances with the Knights this season. He also has made five appearances over two stints with the White Sox in 2018, allowing four runs on three hits and nine walks over 3.1 IP.
 
Minaya, 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, made 40 appearances with Chicago in 2017, going 3-2 with a 4.53 ERA (22 ER/43.2 IP), 51 strikeouts and nine saves. He led all American League rookies in saves.

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