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White Sox open pop-up store in Orland Square Mall for holidays

Pop-up retail location offers must-have gifts for Sox fans and a calendar of special Sox events

The Chicago White Sox will offer the latest styles in White Sox apparel at a pop-up store in Orland Square Mall. The White Sox Team Store will be open for the holiday season from October 15 through January 15 in the east wing of the mall's lower level (next to the Apple store).
 
Fans can expect the following special offers and activations while the pop-up is open.

  • Chicago White Sox Charities Garage Sales offering game-used memorabilia and more on October 20 and other select dates
  • Appearances by Southpaw for the mall's Boo Bash on October 25 and Santa's arrival on November 9
  • Appearances by White Sox former players and ambassadors
  • Special offers and giveaways on Black Friday, November 23

"We know there is interest in the most recent White Sox apparel and items for the holidays," said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing. "There's enthusiasm and excitement for our future. We want to offer the best of the ballpark to our fans and Orland Park shoppers, creating a unique, convenient shopping experience."
 
Additional information about happenings at the Orland Park location will be shared on the store's Instagram page (@whitesoxstore).

The Chicago White Sox will offer the latest styles in White Sox apparel at a pop-up store in Orland Square Mall. The White Sox Team Store will be open for the holiday season from October 15 through January 15 in the east wing of the mall's lower level (next to the Apple store).
 
Fans can expect the following special offers and activations while the pop-up is open.

  • Chicago White Sox Charities Garage Sales offering game-used memorabilia and more on October 20 and other select dates
  • Appearances by Southpaw for the mall's Boo Bash on October 25 and Santa's arrival on November 9
  • Appearances by White Sox former players and ambassadors
  • Special offers and giveaways on Black Friday, November 23

"We know there is interest in the most recent White Sox apparel and items for the holidays," said Brooks Boyer, White Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing. "There's enthusiasm and excitement for our future. We want to offer the best of the ballpark to our fans and Orland Park shoppers, creating a unique, convenient shopping experience."
 
Additional information about happenings at the Orland Park location will be shared on the store's Instagram page (@whitesoxstore).

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White Sox reinstate Leury García from disabled list

CHICAGO -- Prior to tonight's game vs. the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox reinstated infielder Leury García from the 10-day disabled list.

García, 27, was placed on the disabled list on August 21 with a strained left hamstring. He is batting .280 (68-243) with seven doubles, four triples, four home runs and 31 RBI in 77 games with Chicago this season.

CHICAGO -- Prior to tonight's game vs. the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox reinstated infielder Leury García from the 10-day disabled list.

García, 27, was placed on the disabled list on August 21 with a strained left hamstring. He is batting .280 (68-243) with seven doubles, four triples, four home runs and 31 RBI in 77 games with Chicago this season.

Following the move, the White Sox active roster increases to 33.

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White Sox hold Fan Appreciation Day Wednesday

September 26 game features 2019 ticket voucher giveaway, various prizes; Fan-favorite Dog Day returns for final series

The Chicago White Sox will show appreciation for the dedication and passion White Sox fans displayed throughout the season with Fan Appreciation Day on Wednesday, September 26, when the team takes on Cleveland at 7:10 p.m. All fans in attendance on Wednesday will receive a free ticket voucher for an April or May 2019 home game (excluding Opening Day and the Boston series). Discounted parking will be available for $10 on Fan Appreciation Day.
 
Fan Appreciation Day features $1 Hot Dog Wednesdays, presented by Securian Financial, and gives fans the opportunity to win an array of prizes throughout the ballpark. One lucky fan will win a 20-person Patio Party for a 2019 home game (excluding Opening Day and Cubs series). Fans also will have the opportunity to win other great prizes, including SoxFest 2019 passes (Sunday only), two round-trip tickets provided by United Airlines, autographed Sox memorabilia, Beggars Pizza for a year and more. The ballpark experience also will feature special kid-focused activities throughout the concourse, including face painters, balloon artists, caricature artists and more. The evening will conclude with a postgame fireworks show.
 
Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) will hold a Garage Sale in the CIBC Fan Deck (located in center field) in honor of Fan Appreciation Day. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase various collectible items, including game-used memorabilia, promotional items, autographed items, bobbleheads and more.
 
The final series of the season also will feature the second Dog Day of the season on Monday, September 24. As the first sports team to hold a dog-friendly game, the White Sox look forward to continuing the tradition of welcoming four-legged fans to the ballpark. There will be a designated "Dog Zone" in the outfield, which is the same area the White Sox used when earning the Guinness World Records™ title for the most dogs attending a sporting event in September 2016. Dog tickets are sold out for Monday's game.
 
Special guests appearing during the Cleveland series include MasterChef Jr. Season 6 winner Beni Cwiakala and Miss Illinois USA 2019 Alexandra Plotz. Cwiakala is a Pilsen neighborhood native who will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday, September 25. Plotz is a Geneva, Illinois, native who will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday, September 26.
 
Tickets for remaining 2018 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 show appreciation for the dedication and passion White Sox fans displayed throughout the season with Fan Appreciation Day on Wednesday, September 26, when the team takes on Cleveland at 7:10 p.m. All fans in attendance on Wednesday will receive a free ticket voucher for an April or May 2019 home game (excluding Opening Day and the Boston series). Discounted parking will be available for $10 on Fan Appreciation Day.
 
Fan Appreciation Day features $1 Hot Dog Wednesdays, presented by Securian Financial, and gives fans the opportunity to win an array of prizes throughout the ballpark. One lucky fan will win a 20-person Patio Party for a 2019 home game (excluding Opening Day and Cubs series). Fans also will have the opportunity to win other great prizes, including SoxFest 2019 passes (Sunday only), two round-trip tickets provided by United Airlines, autographed Sox memorabilia, Beggars Pizza for a year and more. The ballpark experience also will feature special kid-focused activities throughout the concourse, including face painters, balloon artists, caricature artists and more. The evening will conclude with a postgame fireworks show.
 
Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) will hold a Garage Sale in the CIBC Fan Deck (located in center field) in honor of Fan Appreciation Day. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase various collectible items, including game-used memorabilia, promotional items, autographed items, bobbleheads and more.
 
The final series of the season also will feature the second Dog Day of the season on Monday, September 24. As the first sports team to hold a dog-friendly game, the White Sox look forward to continuing the tradition of welcoming four-legged fans to the ballpark. There will be a designated "Dog Zone" in the outfield, which is the same area the White Sox used when earning the Guinness World Records™ title for the most dogs attending a sporting event in September 2016. Dog tickets are sold out for Monday's game.
 
Special guests appearing during the Cleveland series include MasterChef Jr. Season 6 winner Beni Cwiakala and Miss Illinois USA 2019 Alexandra Plotz. Cwiakala is a Pilsen neighborhood native who will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday, September 25. Plotz is a Geneva, Illinois, native who will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Wednesday, September 26.
 
Tickets for remaining 2018 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 announce Crosstown Cup events

The Chicago White Sox announced pregame entertainment and the following recommendations to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans attending the Crosstown Cup series vs. the Chicago Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 21-23. 
 
Entertainment
•   Recently retired Chicago Bears legend Matt Forte will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Friday, September 21. The two-time Pro Bowl running back joined NBC Sports in May as a studio analyst for the 2018 NFL season.
 
•   Chicago Bulls forward and Chicago native Jabari Parker, as well as Marian Catholic High School theology teacher Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, will throw out a ceremonial first pitches on Saturday, September 22.
 
•   Actor from NBC's hit show "Chicago P.D." and Harvey, Illinois, native LaRoyce Hawkins will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday, September 23. Hawkins plays the character Kevin Atwater on the popular fictional crime drama that follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department. Cast members from "Chicago P.D." as well as "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Med" are scheduled to attend the game.
 
•   Cast members from Showtime's hit series "The Chi" are scheduled to attend the game on Sunday, September 23. "The Chi" actor Barton Fitzpatrick will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
 
•   The Sox Split raffle, presented by Wintrust, for Saturday's game will begin at a guaranteed jackpot of $50,000, with 50 percent of net proceeds going to one lucky winner and the remainder supporting Chicago White Sox Charities. Fans can purchase raffle tickets from sellers throughout the ballpark and at kiosks in left field and behind home plate on the 100 and 500 levels. Illinois residents ages 18 and over can purchase Sox Split tickets online during every home game at whitesox.com/soxsplit beginning three hours prior to the scheduled game time.
 
Game Times and Ticket Information
•   First pitch for Crosstown Cup games are scheduled as follows: 3:10 p.m. on Friday, 6:10 p.m. on Saturday and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday. Gates to the ballpark will open two hours prior to each game. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats as early as possible.
 
•   Standing room only tickets remain available for Saturday's game. Tickets for the games on Friday and Sunday 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.
 
•   Fans are reminded to print their tickets prior to the game date, as only mobile tickets purchased through Ticketmaster and StubHub will be scanned at Guaranteed Rate Field gates.
 
•   Fans holding tickets for the Upper Level will not be able to access other levels of the ballpark. This policy ensures fans may safely and comfortably enjoy the game with access to the areas of the ballpark where tickets were purchased. 
 
•   Fans should only purchase tickets through authorized White Sox ticket agents. Purchasing tickets through the White Sox ticket office, whitesox.com or Ticketmaster are the best ways to guarantee valid purchases.
 
Parking Information
•   White Sox parking lots will open three hours before the start of all games. Tailgating is permitted in Lots A-L. White Sox parking lots are anticipated to fill up more than an hour prior to first pitch each game. Fans arriving within an hour of first pitch are encouraged to proceed directly to the remote parking lots located at McCormick Place (Lot C). Stay tuned to the White Sox on Twitter (@whitesox) for the latest information. 
 
•   Prepaid red coupons are accepted in Lots A, B, C and G, and prepaid green coupons are accepted in Lots F and L only. A limited amount of cash parking will be available for $20 when lots open (Lots G, F and L). Fans seeking cash and credit card parking should follow directional signs to available lots. 
 
•   Lot B near Gate 5 is designated for cars displaying state-issued disability placards or license plates. In addition, any guests in need of assistance will be allowed by ballpark personnel to be dropped off and/or picked up in Lot B. Fans will have access to Lot B and Gate 5 (located north of the ballpark; across 35th Street) via 33rd Street.
 
•   Free shuttle service will be available each game from remote parking at McCormick Place (Lot C). Tailgating is not permitted in the remote parking lots.
 
Public Transportation/Rideshare
•   Fans planning to use rideshare services can head to the Uber Rideshare Zone in Lot A for pick-up and drop-off. The designated area is on the east side of Lot A along Wentworth Ave. For access to the designated lot, drivers should head south on Wentworth Ave. and enter Lot A between 33rd and 35th Street. The lot will be open until one hour after home games conclude.
 
•   The White Sox recommend that fans utilize public transportation. The CTA Red Line stops near the ballpark at the 35th Street station, and the Green Line is just two blocks farther east at the 35th Street station.
 
•   A Metra stop at 35th Street is conveniently located just east of the Dan Ryan Expressway, along the Rock Island line. For the most up-to-date game day service information, including weekend inbound train schedules to meet the various scheduled first pitch start times, check metrarail.com
 
•   Pace offers a direct express bus service to Guaranteed Rate Field from suburban locations on 51 select games, including the Saturday and Sunday games. The six suburban locations include Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Markham, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights and Tinley Park. For more information, fans can call the Pace Express service line at 847-228-2416, visit the "Express to Events" information site at pacebus.com or contact the RTA Travel Information Center at 836-7000 from any Chicagoland area code.
 
Ballpark Safety/Security
•   Fans should allow ample time for entering Guaranteed Rate Field. In compliance with Major League Baseball policies, and similar to procedures at other major sports venues, all fans entering the ballpark are subject to walk-through metal detector screenings and bag searches. Fans WILL NOT be required to remove shoes, coins or belts; fans WILL be required to remove cell phones and cameras.
 
•   Consistent with Illinois state law, Guaranteed Rate Field, along with all ballparks and other sporting venues in Illinois are gun-free zones. It is illegal for anyone to enter or attempt to enter the ballpark with a firearm, regardless of permit. Additionally, no knives, pepper spray or weapons of any kind are allowed in the ballpark.
 
•   Fans also can watch Friday and Saturday's games on WGN-TV and MLB Network (out of market only). Sunday's game, which is the last game in the broadcast booth for Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. Fans can follow the play-by-play for each game on WGN AM 720, the White Sox flagship radio station, as well as WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio, the Spanish-language radio home of White Sox baseball.
 
•   Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and enjoyable fan experience at Guaranteed Rate Field. Any person using derogatory language or demonstrating unruly behaviors or action will be subject to ejection from the ballpark.
 
•   In accordance with the City of Chicago ordinance, tobacco of any kind (including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in all areas of Guaranteed Rate Field. There is a designated smoking area outside of Gate 2 and Gate 5. Those fans wishing to use tobacco must proceed to the ground level at the base of the ramps at Gate 2 and Gate 5.
  
•   Finally, the White Sox ask fans to be respectful of the neighborhood and homes surrounding the ballpark before and after games.
 
For the latest information and news about the White Sox, please visit whitesox.com or connect with the team on Facebook and Twitter (@WhiteSox).

The Chicago White Sox announced pregame entertainment and the following recommendations to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans attending the Crosstown Cup series vs. the Chicago Cubs at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 21-23. 
 
Entertainment
•   Recently retired Chicago Bears legend Matt Forte will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Friday, September 21. The two-time Pro Bowl running back joined NBC Sports in May as a studio analyst for the 2018 NFL season.
 
•   Chicago Bulls forward and Chicago native Jabari Parker, as well as Marian Catholic High School theology teacher Sister Mary Jo Sobieck, will throw out a ceremonial first pitches on Saturday, September 22.
 
•   Actor from NBC's hit show "Chicago P.D." and Harvey, Illinois, native LaRoyce Hawkins will throw out a ceremonial first pitch on Sunday, September 23. Hawkins plays the character Kevin Atwater on the popular fictional crime drama that follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department. Cast members from "Chicago P.D." as well as "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Med" are scheduled to attend the game.
 
•   Cast members from Showtime's hit series "The Chi" are scheduled to attend the game on Sunday, September 23. "The Chi" actor Barton Fitzpatrick will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
 
•   The Sox Split raffle, presented by Wintrust, for Saturday's game will begin at a guaranteed jackpot of $50,000, with 50 percent of net proceeds going to one lucky winner and the remainder supporting Chicago White Sox Charities. Fans can purchase raffle tickets from sellers throughout the ballpark and at kiosks in left field and behind home plate on the 100 and 500 levels. Illinois residents ages 18 and over can purchase Sox Split tickets online during every home game at whitesox.com/soxsplit beginning three hours prior to the scheduled game time.
 
Game Times and Ticket Information
•   First pitch for Crosstown Cup games are scheduled as follows: 3:10 p.m. on Friday, 6:10 p.m. on Saturday and 1:10 p.m. on Sunday. Gates to the ballpark will open two hours prior to each game. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats as early as possible.
 
•   Standing room only tickets remain available for Saturday's game. Tickets for the games on Friday and Sunday 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.
 
•   Fans are reminded to print their tickets prior to the game date, as only mobile tickets purchased through Ticketmaster and StubHub will be scanned at Guaranteed Rate Field gates.
 
•   Fans holding tickets for the Upper Level will not be able to access other levels of the ballpark. This policy ensures fans may safely and comfortably enjoy the game with access to the areas of the ballpark where tickets were purchased. 
 
•   Fans should only purchase tickets through authorized White Sox ticket agents. Purchasing tickets through the White Sox ticket office, whitesox.com or Ticketmaster are the best ways to guarantee valid purchases.
 
Parking Information
•   White Sox parking lots will open three hours before the start of all games. Tailgating is permitted in Lots A-L. White Sox parking lots are anticipated to fill up more than an hour prior to first pitch each game. Fans arriving within an hour of first pitch are encouraged to proceed directly to the remote parking lots located at McCormick Place (Lot C). Stay tuned to the White Sox on Twitter (@whitesox) for the latest information. 
 
•   Prepaid red coupons are accepted in Lots A, B, C and G, and prepaid green coupons are accepted in Lots F and L only. A limited amount of cash parking will be available for $20 when lots open (Lots G, F and L). Fans seeking cash and credit card parking should follow directional signs to available lots. 
 
•   Lot B near Gate 5 is designated for cars displaying state-issued disability placards or license plates. In addition, any guests in need of assistance will be allowed by ballpark personnel to be dropped off and/or picked up in Lot B. Fans will have access to Lot B and Gate 5 (located north of the ballpark; across 35th Street) via 33rd Street.
 
•   Free shuttle service will be available each game from remote parking at McCormick Place (Lot C). Tailgating is not permitted in the remote parking lots.
 
Public Transportation/Rideshare
•   Fans planning to use rideshare services can head to the Uber Rideshare Zone in Lot A for pick-up and drop-off. The designated area is on the east side of Lot A along Wentworth Ave. For access to the designated lot, drivers should head south on Wentworth Ave. and enter Lot A between 33rd and 35th Street. The lot will be open until one hour after home games conclude.
 
•   The White Sox recommend that fans utilize public transportation. The CTA Red Line stops near the ballpark at the 35th Street station, and the Green Line is just two blocks farther east at the 35th Street station.
 
•   A Metra stop at 35th Street is conveniently located just east of the Dan Ryan Expressway, along the Rock Island line. For the most up-to-date game day service information, including weekend inbound train schedules to meet the various scheduled first pitch start times, check metrarail.com
 
•   Pace offers a direct express bus service to Guaranteed Rate Field from suburban locations on 51 select games, including the Saturday and Sunday games. The six suburban locations include Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Markham, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights and Tinley Park. For more information, fans can call the Pace Express service line at 847-228-2416, visit the "Express to Events" information site at pacebus.com or contact the RTA Travel Information Center at 836-7000 from any Chicagoland area code.
 
Ballpark Safety/Security
•   Fans should allow ample time for entering Guaranteed Rate Field. In compliance with Major League Baseball policies, and similar to procedures at other major sports venues, all fans entering the ballpark are subject to walk-through metal detector screenings and bag searches. Fans WILL NOT be required to remove shoes, coins or belts; fans WILL be required to remove cell phones and cameras.
 
•   Consistent with Illinois state law, Guaranteed Rate Field, along with all ballparks and other sporting venues in Illinois are gun-free zones. It is illegal for anyone to enter or attempt to enter the ballpark with a firearm, regardless of permit. Additionally, no knives, pepper spray or weapons of any kind are allowed in the ballpark.
 
•   Fans also can watch Friday and Saturday's games on WGN-TV and MLB Network (out of market only). Sunday's game, which is the last game in the broadcast booth for Ken "Hawk" Harrelson, will be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. Fans can follow the play-by-play for each game on WGN AM 720, the White Sox flagship radio station, as well as WRTO-AM 1200/Univision Radio, the Spanish-language radio home of White Sox baseball.
 
•   Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and enjoyable fan experience at Guaranteed Rate Field. Any person using derogatory language or demonstrating unruly behaviors or action will be subject to ejection from the ballpark.
 
•   In accordance with the City of Chicago ordinance, tobacco of any kind (including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes) is prohibited in all areas of Guaranteed Rate Field. There is a designated smoking area outside of Gate 2 and Gate 5. Those fans wishing to use tobacco must proceed to the ground level at the base of the ramps at Gate 2 and Gate 5.
  
•   Finally, the White Sox ask fans to be respectful of the neighborhood and homes surrounding the ballpark before and after games.
 
For the latest information and news about the White Sox, please visit whitesox.com or connect with the team on Facebook and Twitter (@WhiteSox).

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SoxFest 2019 hotel packages on sale September 19

Hotel Packages, Weekend Passes Available for Annual Fan Event on January 25-27

The Chicago White Sox have announced SoxFest 2019 hotel packages at the Hilton Chicago, along with weekend passes to the event, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19. The 27th annual fan event - sponsored by Beggars Pizza, Guaranteed Rate, NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV - returns January 25-27, 2019.

The White Sox will hold a special presale event at 10 a.m. CT on Monday, September 17, for fans who sign up for the SoxFest priority list at whitesox.com/soxfest by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday, September 16. Members of the White Sox Black List will receive a special presale at 10 a.m. CT on Tuesday, September 18. The presale will include an advance link distributed via email to purchase SoxFest 2019 hotel packages and weekend passes.

The Chicago White Sox have announced SoxFest 2019 hotel packages at the Hilton Chicago, along with weekend passes to the event, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19. The 27th annual fan event - sponsored by Beggars Pizza, Guaranteed Rate, NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV - returns January 25-27, 2019.

The White Sox will hold a special presale event at 10 a.m. CT on Monday, September 17, for fans who sign up for the SoxFest priority list at whitesox.com/soxfest by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday, September 16. Members of the White Sox Black List will receive a special presale at 10 a.m. CT on Tuesday, September 18. The presale will include an advance link distributed via email to purchase SoxFest 2019 hotel packages and weekend passes.

Two-night SoxFest hotel packages include exclusive access to Friday night events and are the only way to purchase weekend passes. SoxFest hotel packages at the Hilton Chicago are $294 for a two-night stay (price does not include applicable taxes, fees and costs for weekend passes). Fans who book hotel packages are eligible to also purchase up to four SoxFest weekend passes. Weekend passes will be available for $40 for each adult and for $10 for each kid (ages 4 to 13). Kids' passes include access to children-only events throughout the weekend, including children's autograph sessions, a kids-only question-and-answer seminar, clinics in the interactive area and more.

Individual passes to SoxFest will go on sale in January.

Last year's sold-out event included current and former White Sox players signing more than 16,000 autographs and posing for nearly 4,500 photos with fans. In addition to seminars and autograph sessions, both current and former team members played games against fans in the interactive area, surprised fans with unique experiences and more.

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White Sox reinstate Nate Jones from 60-day disabled list

KANSAS CITY -- Prior to tonight's game at Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox returned right-handed pitcher Nate Jones from his injury rehabilitation assignment with Class A Winston-Salem and reinstated him from the 60-day disabled list.

Jones, 32, was placed on the disabled list on June 13 with a pronator muscle strain in his right arm. He is 2-2 with a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2 IP), four saves, six holds, 27 strikeouts and a .215 opponents average (20-93) in 27 relief appearances this season, his seventh with the White Sox. Jones has not pitched in a game since June 12 vs. Cleveland.

KANSAS CITY -- Prior to tonight's game at Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox returned right-handed pitcher Nate Jones from his injury rehabilitation assignment with Class A Winston-Salem and reinstated him from the 60-day disabled list.

Jones, 32, was placed on the disabled list on June 13 with a pronator muscle strain in his right arm. He is 2-2 with a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2 IP), four saves, six holds, 27 strikeouts and a .215 opponents average (20-93) in 27 relief appearances this season, his seventh with the White Sox. Jones has not pitched in a game since June 12 vs. Cleveland.

Following the move, Chicago's active roster increases to 32 and the 40-man roster increases to 40.

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White Sox reinstate Jose Abreu from disabled list

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Prior to tonight's series opener at Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox reinstated first baseman José Abreu from the disabled list.

Abreu, 31, was placed on the disabled list on August 22 following successful outpatient surgery to relieve a testicular torsion. He is batting .272 (129-475) with team highs of 36 doubles, 22 home runs and 78 RBI over 122 games this season, his fifth with the White Sox.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Prior to tonight's series opener at Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox reinstated first baseman José Abreu from the disabled list.

Abreu, 31, was placed on the disabled list on August 22 following successful outpatient surgery to relieve a testicular torsion. He is batting .272 (129-475) with team highs of 36 doubles, 22 home runs and 78 RBI over 122 games this season, his fifth with the White Sox.

Following the move, the White Sox active roster increases to 31.

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White Sox purchase contract of Scahill from Triple-A; place Kopech on 60-day DL

CHICAGO - Prior to tonight's game vs. the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Michael Kopech on the 60-day disabled list with an ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his right elbow and purchased the contract of right-hander Rob Scahill from Class AAA Charlotte.

Scahill, 31, went 3-4 with a 5.64 ERA (38 ER/60.2 IP), 71 strikeouts and five saves in 52 relief appearances this season with Charlotte. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Scahill signed with the White Sox as a minor-league free agent on December 1, 2017. He is a native of Lombard, Ill., resides in Villa Park, attended Bradley University in Peoria and is a 2005 graduate of Willowbrook High School.

CHICAGO - Prior to tonight's game vs. the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Michael Kopech on the 60-day disabled list with an ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his right elbow and purchased the contract of right-hander Rob Scahill from Class AAA Charlotte.

Scahill, 31, went 3-4 with a 5.64 ERA (38 ER/60.2 IP), 71 strikeouts and five saves in 52 relief appearances this season with Charlotte. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Scahill signed with the White Sox as a minor-league free agent on December 1, 2017. He is a native of Lombard, Ill., resides in Villa Park, attended Bradley University in Peoria and is a 2005 graduate of Willowbrook High School.

Scahill has made 118 career relief appearances with Colorado (2012-14), Pittsburgh (2015-16) and Milwaukee (2016-17), going 5-7 with a 3.79 ERA (61 ER/144.2 IP) and 96 strikeouts. He made a career-high 31 appearances between the Pirates and Brewers in 2016. Scahill will wear uniform No. 52.

Kopech, 22, went 1-1 with a 5.02 ERA (8 ER/14.1 IP) and 15 strikeouts over his first four major-league starts this season.

The Sox active roster remains at 30, and the 40-man roster remains at 40.

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Eloy Jiménez, Dylan Cease named White Sox Minor League Players of the Month

Class AAA Charlotte outfielder Eloy Jiménez has been named the Chicago White Sox Minor League Player of the Month for August/September, while Class AA Birmingham right-hander Dylan Cease has been named Pitcher of the Month as voted by a panel of Chicago-area media members.

Jiménez, 21, and Cease, 22, also were named White Sox Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for July. Jiménez also earned the honor in May.

Class AAA Charlotte outfielder Eloy Jiménez has been named the Chicago White Sox Minor League Player of the Month for August/September, while Class AA Birmingham right-hander Dylan Cease has been named Pitcher of the Month as voted by a panel of Chicago-area media members.

Jiménez, 21, and Cease, 22, also were named White Sox Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for July. Jiménez also earned the honor in May.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Jiménez batted .336 (37-110) with five doubles, one triple four home runs, 16 RBI, 12 runs scored, a .376 on-base percentage and .509 slugging percentage over 28 games in August/September with Charlotte, reaching base safely in 24 of the 28 games. Jiménez led the International League in batting average (.355) and on-base percentage (.399) since his promotion on June 21.

Jiménez hit .337 (140-416) with 28 doubles, three triples, 22 homers, 75 RBI, 64 runs scored, a .384 on-base percentage and .577 slugging percentage over 108 games between Birmingham and Charlotte this season. He was a 2018 Southern League midseason All-Star.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Cease went 1-0 with a 0.51 ERA (1 ER/17.2 IP), 29 strikeouts and a .107 (6-56) opponents average over four starts in August with Birmingham before being shut down for the season on August 24. He threw 24.0 consecutive scoreless IP from July 20-August 10.

Cease finished the 2018 season with a 12-2 record, 2.40 ERA (33 ER/124.0 IP), 160 strikeouts and a .189 (82-434) opponents average over 23 starts between Class A Winston-Salem and Birmingham. He was named to the 2018 Carolina League midseason All-Star team and represented the White Sox in the 2018 All-Star Futures Game. Cease ranked among all minor-league pitchers in opponents average (6th), strikeouts (12th) and wins (T14th) this season.

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White Sox purchase contract of José Ruiz from Birmingham

Outright Matt Skole to Charlotte

Prior to tonight's game vs. Detroit, the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher José Ruiz from Class AA Birmingham and outrighted infielder Matt Skole to Class AAA Charlotte.

Ruiz, 23, combined to go 3-1 with a 3.07 ERA (20 ER/58.2 IP), 16 saves, 77 strikeouts (11.8 per 9.0 IP), and a .188 (39-207) opponents average over 43 appearances with Class A Winston-Salem and Birmingham this season, his first in the White Sox organization after being claimed off waivers from San Diego on December 22, 2017.

Prior to tonight's game vs. Detroit, the Chicago White Sox purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher José Ruiz from Class AA Birmingham and outrighted infielder Matt Skole to Class AAA Charlotte.

Ruiz, 23, combined to go 3-1 with a 3.07 ERA (20 ER/58.2 IP), 16 saves, 77 strikeouts (11.8 per 9.0 IP), and a .188 (39-207) opponents average over 43 appearances with Class A Winston-Salem and Birmingham this season, his first in the White Sox organization after being claimed off waivers from San Diego on December 22, 2017.

Ruiz, 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, began the season with Winston-Salem, posting a 2.70 ERA (4 ER/13.1 IP) over 10 appearances to earn a promotion to Birmingham. He was 3-1 with a 3.18 ERA (16 ER/45.1 IP) in 33 games with the Barons, and did not allow a run over 11.0 IP in August.

Ruiz, a native of Guacara, Venezuela, is 6-3 with a 3.95 ERA (53 ER/120.2 IP), 20 saves and 136 strikeouts in 98 career relief appearances over three Minor League seasons in the San Diego (2016-17) and White Sox (2018) organizations. He also appeared in one Major League game with the Padres, throwing 1.0 scoreless IP vs. the Mets on July 24, 2017.

Ruiz originally was signed by San Diego as an international free agent on July 2, 2011. He will wear uniform No. 66.

Skole, 29, spent most of the season with Charlotte, hitting .237 (102-431) with 28 doubles, 14 home runs, 61 RBIs and 50 runs scored over 121 games. He also appeared in four games with the White Sox, going 3-11 (.273) with a homer, RBI and two runs scored in his first Major League experience.

The Sox active roster increases to 30, and the 40-man roster remains at 40.

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White Sox recall Ryan Cordell from Triple-A Charlotte

CHICAGO -- Prior to today's game vs. Detroit, the Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder Ryan Cordell from Class AAA Charlotte.

Cordell, 26, is batting .246 (50-203) with 10 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 26 RBI, 18 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 51 combined games this season with Charlotte, the Arizona League White Sox and Class AA Birmingham. He appeared in 22 games in center field, 13 in right and six in left with the Knights.

CHICAGO -- Prior to today's game vs. Detroit, the Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder Ryan Cordell from Class AAA Charlotte.

Cordell, 26, is batting .246 (50-203) with 10 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 26 RBI, 18 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 51 combined games this season with Charlotte, the Arizona League White Sox and Class AA Birmingham. He appeared in 22 games in center field, 13 in right and six in left with the Knights.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Cordell was on the disabled list from April 17-July 23 with a broken right collarbone sustained on April 16 vs. Rochester. He batted .289 (33-114) with 19 RBI over his last 29 games with the Knights.

Cordell is a career .273 (531-1,944) hitter with 100 doubles, 26 triples, 69 homers, 298 RBI, 319 runs scored and 89 stolen bases in 503 games over six minor-league seasons in the Texas (2013-16), Milwaukee (2016-17) and White Sox (2017-18) organizations.

He was acquired by the Sox from Milwaukee on July 26, 2017 in exchange for right-hander Anthony Swarzak.

Cordell, who has no major-league experience, will wear uniform No. 49.

The Sox active roster increases to 29.

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White Sox reinstate Welington Castillo from disabled list

Prior to today's game vs. Boston, the Chicago White Sox returned catcher Welington Castillo from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list.

Castillo, 31, was placed on the disabled list on August 23 with right shoulder inflammation. He is hitting .267 (31-116) with six home runs, 15 RBI and 12 runs scored in 33 games this season, his first with the White Sox after signing as a free agent on December 1, 2017.

Prior to today's game vs. Boston, the Chicago White Sox returned catcher Welington Castillo from his injury rehabilitation assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list.

Castillo, 31, was placed on the disabled list on August 23 with right shoulder inflammation. He is hitting .267 (31-116) with six home runs, 15 RBI and 12 runs scored in 33 games this season, his first with the White Sox after signing as a free agent on December 1, 2017.

The Sox active roster increases to 28, and the 40-man roster remains at 40

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White Sox make three roster moves

Prior to tonight's game vs. Boston, the Chicago White Sox recalled left-handed pitcher Aaron Bummer from Class AAA Charlotte, purchased the contract of left-hander Caleb Frare from Charlotte and transferred right-hander Nate Jones to the 60-day disabled list.
 
Bummer, 24, went 2-3 with a 2.64 ERA (9 ER/30.2 IP) and 30 strikeouts over 31 appearances with Charlotte this season. He did not allow an earned run over his final 10.0 IP covering 10 outings.
 
Bummer, 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, made the White Sox Opening Day roster, going 0-1 with a 3.26 ERA (7 ER/19.1 IP) and 21 strikeouts in 26 appearances before being optioned to Charlotte on June 6. 
 
He has gone 1-4 with a 3.92 ERA (18 ER/41.1 IP), 38 strikeouts and eight holds in 56 games over parts of two major-league seasons with the Sox (2017-18).
 
Frare, 25, has combined to go 5-1 with a 0.78 ERA (5 ER/57.1 IP), 77 strikeouts (12.1 per 9.0 IP) and five saves in 43 games this season between Class AA Trenton and Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees organization and Charlotte. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Frare limited opponents to a .162 (32-198) average and posted a 0.94 WHIP between the three stops.
 
Frare was acquired by the White Sox from the Yankees on July 29 in exchange for international bonus pool money. He made 11 appearances with the Knights, going 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA (1 ER/12.2 IP), 19 strikeouts and a .119 (5-42) opponents average. 
 
Frare has gone 19-12 with a 2.29 ERA (63 ER/247.2 IP), nine saves and 288 strikeouts in 161 career appearances (two starts) over seven minor-league seasons after being selected by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2012 draft out of Custer County (Mont.) High School. He has no major-league experience and will wear uniform No. 67.
 
Jones, 32, went 2-2 with a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2 IP), 27 strikeouts, four saves and six holds over 27 appearances this season before being placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 13 with a pronator strain in his right arm.
 
The White Sox active roster increases to 27, and the 40-man roster remains at 40.

Prior to tonight's game vs. Boston, the Chicago White Sox recalled left-handed pitcher Aaron Bummer from Class AAA Charlotte, purchased the contract of left-hander Caleb Frare from Charlotte and transferred right-hander Nate Jones to the 60-day disabled list.
 
Bummer, 24, went 2-3 with a 2.64 ERA (9 ER/30.2 IP) and 30 strikeouts over 31 appearances with Charlotte this season. He did not allow an earned run over his final 10.0 IP covering 10 outings.
 
Bummer, 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, made the White Sox Opening Day roster, going 0-1 with a 3.26 ERA (7 ER/19.1 IP) and 21 strikeouts in 26 appearances before being optioned to Charlotte on June 6. 
 
He has gone 1-4 with a 3.92 ERA (18 ER/41.1 IP), 38 strikeouts and eight holds in 56 games over parts of two major-league seasons with the Sox (2017-18).
 
Frare, 25, has combined to go 5-1 with a 0.78 ERA (5 ER/57.1 IP), 77 strikeouts (12.1 per 9.0 IP) and five saves in 43 games this season between Class AA Trenton and Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees organization and Charlotte. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Frare limited opponents to a .162 (32-198) average and posted a 0.94 WHIP between the three stops.
 
Frare was acquired by the White Sox from the Yankees on July 29 in exchange for international bonus pool money. He made 11 appearances with the Knights, going 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA (1 ER/12.2 IP), 19 strikeouts and a .119 (5-42) opponents average. 
 
Frare has gone 19-12 with a 2.29 ERA (63 ER/247.2 IP), nine saves and 288 strikeouts in 161 career appearances (two starts) over seven minor-league seasons after being selected by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2012 draft out of Custer County (Mont.) High School. He has no major-league experience and will wear uniform No. 67.
 
Jones, 32, went 2-2 with a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2 IP), 27 strikeouts, four saves and six holds over 27 appearances this season before being placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 13 with a pronator strain in his right arm.
 
The White Sox active roster increases to 27, and the 40-man roster remains at 40.

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White Sox acquire Bryan Connell and Johan Domínguez from Milwakuee in exchange for Xavier Cedeño

Purchase contract of Ian Hamilton from Class AAA Charlotte

The Chicago White Sox have acquired outfielder Bryan Connell and right-handed pitcher Johan Domínguez from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left-hander Xavier Cedeño. To take Cedeño's place on the active roster, the White Sox purchased the contract of right-hander Ian Hamilton from Class AAA Charlotte, the No. 16 prospect in the organization according to MLB Pipeline.
 
Hamilton, 23, is 3-2 with a 1.74 ERA (10 ER/51.2 IP), 62 strikeouts and 22 saves in 43 relief appearances this season between Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte. The 6-foot, 190-pound Hamilton combined to limit opponents to a .204 (38-186) average, including a .198 (17-86) mark by lefties, and ranks 10th in the minor leagues in saves.
 
He began the season with Birmingham, going 2-1 with a 1.78 ERA (5 ER/25.1 IP), 34 strikeouts and 12 saves in 21 outings to earn a spot on the Southern League All-Star Team. He was promoted to Charlotte on June 21, where he went 1-1 with a 1.71 ERA (5 ER/26.1 IP), 28 strikeouts and 10 saves over 22 appearances.
 
Hamilton, a native of Dover, N.H., has gone 8-9 with a 2.54 ERA (44 ER/156.0 IP), 165 strikeouts, 37 saves in 109 relief appearances over three minor-league seasons after being selected by the White Sox in the 11th round of the 2016 draft out of Washington State. He is the Cougars' all-time leader with 28 saves.
 
Hamilton has no major-league experience and will wear uniform No. 63.
 
Connell, 19, is batting .239/.355/.432 (37-155) with seven doubles, seven home runs, 24 RBI and 30 runs scored in 48 combined games this season between the Dominican Summer League Brewers and Advanced Rookie Helena. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Connell began the season in the DSL, where he was named to the midseason All-Star Team, before being promoted to Helena on July 19.
 
Connell, a native of Panama City, Panama, has appeared in 158 minor-league games over parts of three minor-league seasons after signing with Milwaukee as an international free agent on July 2, 2015.
 
Domínguez, 22, has gone 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA (3 ER/33.0 IP), 36 strikeouts, .138 (15-109) opponents average and 0.85 WHIP in 23 combined relief appearances this season with the DSL Brewers, Arizona League Brewers and Helena. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Domínguez limited right-handers to a .122 (9-74) average between the three stops.
 
Domínguez, a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is 9-6 with a 2.41 ERA (29 ER/108.1 IP), 116 strikeouts and a .174 (66-380) opponents average in 43 games (11 starts) over three minor-league seasons. He originally was signed by Milwaukee as an international free agent on January 18, 2016.
 
Cedeño, 32, is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA (8 ER/25.1 IP), 28 strikeouts, seven holds and one save in 33 appearances this season, his first with the White Sox after signing as a minor-league free agent on January 26.
 

The Chicago White Sox have acquired outfielder Bryan Connell and right-handed pitcher Johan Domínguez from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for left-hander Xavier Cedeño. To take Cedeño's place on the active roster, the White Sox purchased the contract of right-hander Ian Hamilton from Class AAA Charlotte, the No. 16 prospect in the organization according to MLB Pipeline.
 
Hamilton, 23, is 3-2 with a 1.74 ERA (10 ER/51.2 IP), 62 strikeouts and 22 saves in 43 relief appearances this season between Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte. The 6-foot, 190-pound Hamilton combined to limit opponents to a .204 (38-186) average, including a .198 (17-86) mark by lefties, and ranks 10th in the minor leagues in saves.
 
He began the season with Birmingham, going 2-1 with a 1.78 ERA (5 ER/25.1 IP), 34 strikeouts and 12 saves in 21 outings to earn a spot on the Southern League All-Star Team. He was promoted to Charlotte on June 21, where he went 1-1 with a 1.71 ERA (5 ER/26.1 IP), 28 strikeouts and 10 saves over 22 appearances.
 
Hamilton, a native of Dover, N.H., has gone 8-9 with a 2.54 ERA (44 ER/156.0 IP), 165 strikeouts, 37 saves in 109 relief appearances over three minor-league seasons after being selected by the White Sox in the 11th round of the 2016 draft out of Washington State. He is the Cougars' all-time leader with 28 saves.
 
Hamilton has no major-league experience and will wear uniform No. 63.
 
Connell, 19, is batting .239/.355/.432 (37-155) with seven doubles, seven home runs, 24 RBI and 30 runs scored in 48 combined games this season between the Dominican Summer League Brewers and Advanced Rookie Helena. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Connell began the season in the DSL, where he was named to the midseason All-Star Team, before being promoted to Helena on July 19.
 
Connell, a native of Panama City, Panama, has appeared in 158 minor-league games over parts of three minor-league seasons after signing with Milwaukee as an international free agent on July 2, 2015.
 
Domínguez, 22, has gone 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA (3 ER/33.0 IP), 36 strikeouts, .138 (15-109) opponents average and 0.85 WHIP in 23 combined relief appearances this season with the DSL Brewers, Arizona League Brewers and Helena. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Domínguez limited right-handers to a .122 (9-74) average between the three stops.
 
Domínguez, a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is 9-6 with a 2.41 ERA (29 ER/108.1 IP), 116 strikeouts and a .174 (66-380) opponents average in 43 games (11 starts) over three minor-league seasons. He originally was signed by Milwaukee as an international free agent on January 18, 2016.
 
Cedeño, 32, is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA (8 ER/25.1 IP), 28 strikeouts, seven holds and one save in 33 appearances this season, his first with the White Sox after signing as a minor-league free agent on January 26.
 

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White Sox announce dates for Soxfest 2019

Popular annual fan event to be held January 25-27 at the Hilton Chicago

The Chicago White Sox have announced SoxFest 2019 - sponsored by Beggars Pizza, Guaranteed Rate, NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV - will be held January 25-27, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago. The 27th annual fan convention will include opportunities for fans to connect with current and former players, as well as future Sox stars, through fun interactive spaces, popular autograph sessions, question-and-answer seminars and more.
 
SoxFest 2019 two-night hotel packages, which are the only way to purchase weekend passes, will be available in September. Fans who sign up for the SoxFest priority list at whitesox.com/soxfest will receive SoxFest 2019 updates and access to a hotel package presale.
 
Last year's sold-out event included current and former White Sox players signing more than 16,000 autographs and posing for nearly 4,500 photos with fans. In addition to seminars and autograph sessions, both current and former team members played games against fans in the interactive area, surprised fans with unique experiences and more.
 
For more information, fans should visit whitesox.com/soxfest or email soxfest@chisox.com.
 

The Chicago White Sox have announced SoxFest 2019 - sponsored by Beggars Pizza, Guaranteed Rate, NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV - will be held January 25-27, 2019, at the Hilton Chicago. The 27th annual fan convention will include opportunities for fans to connect with current and former players, as well as future Sox stars, through fun interactive spaces, popular autograph sessions, question-and-answer seminars and more.
 
SoxFest 2019 two-night hotel packages, which are the only way to purchase weekend passes, will be available in September. Fans who sign up for the SoxFest priority list at whitesox.com/soxfest will receive SoxFest 2019 updates and access to a hotel package presale.
 
Last year's sold-out event included current and former White Sox players signing more than 16,000 autographs and posing for nearly 4,500 photos with fans. In addition to seminars and autograph sessions, both current and former team members played games against fans in the interactive area, surprised fans with unique experiences and more.
 
For more information, fans should visit whitesox.com/soxfest or email soxfest@chisox.com.
 

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