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White Sox acquire Ivan Nova from Pittsburgh

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have acquired veteran right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor-league pitcher Yordi Rosario and international signing bonus pool money.

Nova, 31, went 9-9 with a 4.19 ERA (75 ER/161.0 IP) and 114 strikeouts over 29 starts with the Pirates in 2018. He averaged 1.96 walks per 9.0 IP (35 BB), the fourth-best mark in the National League, and did not issue more than three walks in any of his 29 starts.

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have acquired veteran right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor-league pitcher Yordi Rosario and international signing bonus pool money.

Nova, 31, went 9-9 with a 4.19 ERA (75 ER/161.0 IP) and 114 strikeouts over 29 starts with the Pirates in 2018. He averaged 1.96 walks per 9.0 IP (35 BB), the fourth-best mark in the National League, and did not issue more than three walks in any of his 29 starts.

Nova, 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, has gone 78-64 with a 4.26 ERA (540 ER/1,141.2 IP) and 840 strikeouts in 202 games (189 starts) over nine seasons in the major leagues with New York-AL (2010-16) and the Pirates (2016-18).

He has thrown at least 160.0 IP in each of the last three seasons, and his average of 1.75 walks per 9.0 IP during that span ranks fifth in the majors behind only Josh Tomlin (1.03), Clayton Kershaw (1.30), Mike Leake (1.66) and Bartolo Colon (1.66). Nova went six consecutive starts without a walk from September 18, 2016-April 17, 2017, and he threw just 78 pitches in a complete-game loss on April 17, 2017 at St. Louis.

"Ivan is a quality individual who provides a veteran presence to our starting rotation and has shown the ability to consistently throw strikes," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager. "We're excited what he brings to the organization both on the field and in the clubhouse."

Nova's .788 (26-7) winning percentage through his first 50 starts was the second-highest among major-league pitchers who debuted between 1900 and 2010, trailing only Roy Oswalt (31-8, .795). His 15 consecutive wins over the 2011-12 seasons are the second-most in Yankees history behind Roger Clemens' 16 in 2001. Nova led all American League rookies in 2011 with a career-best 16 victories, the most by a Yankees rookie since Stan Bahnsen in 1968 (17).

Nova, a native of San Cristobal, D.R., originally was signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on July 15, 2004. He was traded to Pittsburgh on August 1, 2016 in exchange for two players to be named later.

Rosario, 19, was 1-4 with a 2.57 ERA (16 ER/56.0 IP) and 70 strikeouts in 14 games (11 starts) last season between the White Sox entries in the Dominican Summer League and Arizona Rookie League. He was signed by the Sox as an international free agent out of Montecristi, Dominican Republic on February 29, 2016.

The White Sox 40-man roster increases to 38.

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Harold Baines elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Chicago White Sox legend Harold Baines, a six-time American League All-Star, has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Today's Game Era Committee.

Baines, who needed 75.0 percent of the votes, received 12 out of a possible 16 votes (75 percent) to earn enshrinement in the Class of 2019. This year marked the second time Baines appeared on the Today's Game Era ballot.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Chicago White Sox legend Harold Baines, a six-time American League All-Star, has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Today's Game Era Committee.

Baines, who needed 75.0 percent of the votes, received 12 out of a possible 16 votes (75 percent) to earn enshrinement in the Class of 2019. This year marked the second time Baines appeared on the Today's Game Era ballot.

Along with right-handed pitcher Lee Smith, Baines will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 21, 2019 in Cooperstown, N.Y.

"This is an incredible honor that is truly humbling," said Baines. "I would like to thank the Today's Game Era Committee members for bestowing me with this honor, and there are just so many people to thank for helping me reach my potential as a player and as a person."

Baines joins Luis Aparicio (1984), Luke Appling (1964), Eddie Collins (1939), Charles Comiskey (1939), Red Faber (1964), Carlton Fisk (2000), Nellie Fox (1997), Al Lopez (1977), Ted Lyons (1955), Ray Schalk (1955), Frank Thomas (2014), Bill Veeck (1991), Ed Walsh (1946) and Hoyt Wilhelm (1985) as the 15th person in franchise history elected to the Hall of Fame (with the White Sox serving as each of the aforementioned players' "primary" team, according to the Baseball Hall of Fame). From that group, only Baines, Aparicio, Appling, Faber, Lyons, Schalk, Thomas and Walsh began their Hall-of-Fame careers in the White Sox organization.

"So happy for Harold. He's a great player and a great human being," said Jerry Reinsdorf, White Sox chairman. "I am so honored that I was a member of the committee. He deserved to be in long ago. I am just so excited.

"Not only was Harold one of my favorite players to watch, but I have nothing but admiration for him as a player and as a human being. Despite his quiet demeanor, Harold proved to be a great leader amongst his teammates on and off the field. He has been a valuable asset to the White Sox organization in a variety of crucial and important roles, first as a key member of the 1983 American League Western Division Champions to a World Series Champion coach in 2005 to currently serving as a team ambassador for our community relations department. This is a great day for Harold, his family and friends, the White Sox organization, our fans and fans of baseball everywhere."

Baines played 22 seasons with the White Sox (1980-89, '96-97, 2000-01), Texas (1989-90), Oakland (1990-92), Baltimore (1993-95, '97-99) and Cleveland (1999), hitting .289 (2,866-9,908) with 488 doubles, 49 triples, 384 home runs, 1,628 RBI, 1,299 runs scored and 1,062 walks over 2,830 games. He received the 1989 AL Silver Slugger Award for designated hitters and finished in the Top Ten of the AL Most Valuable Player voting twice (1983 and 1985).

Baines ranked among major-league leaders in numerous categories from 1980-2001, including third in RBI and total bases (4,604), fifth in extra-base hits (921), sixth in hits and tied for sixth in doubles. The only other player to rank in the Top 6 of all these categories during that span was Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr.

The left-handed Baines is the only player in major-league history to make 1,000 appearances as a designated hitter and play at least 1,000 games at another position. He ranks all-time among designated hitters in games (2nd, 1,643), hits (2nd, 1,690), runs (3rd, 771), RBI (3rd, 981), doubles (4th, 293) and home runs (4th, 236). Baines is a two-time Designated Hitter of the Year Award winner (1987-88), now called the Edgar Martinez Award.

Baines ranks sixth in the American League since 1974 with 197 game-winning RBI and 401 go-ahead RBI. He owns a career .306 (1,398-4,573) average with runners on base, 31 points higher when batting with the bases empty (.275) in his career. His 1,398 hits with runners on base are the 10th-most in baseball since 1974.

From 1980-99, Baines ranked in the Top 5 in RBI (2nd, 1,583), total bases (3rd, 4,474), extra-base hits (4th, 896), hits (5th, 2,783) and doubles (5th, 474). The only other players to record more hits than Baines during that span were Hall-of-Famers Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs, Ripken Jr. and Paul Molitor. In his first 20 major-league seasons, Baines recorded at least 115 hits 17 times.

The St. Michael's, Md. native posted a career .324 (33-102) average with four doubles, five home runs, 16 RBI, a .378 on-base percentage and .510 slugging percentage over 31 postseason games. His .324 average during the postseason is the 11th-highest mark since 1969 (minimum 100 at-bats).

Baines, a member of the White Sox Team of the Century, ranks among the franchise all-time leaders in home runs (3rd, .221), RBI (4th, .981), extra-base hits (4th, .585), doubles (5th, 320), slugging percentage (6th, .463), hits (6th, 1,773), games (T7th, 1,670), runs scored (8th, 786), OPS (10th, .809) and walks (10th, 565). He is one of just three players in White Sox history to hit 20-plus home runs in six consecutive seasons (1982-87).

Baines was selected by the White Sox with the first overall pick in the 1977 draft. He made his major-league debut on April 10, 1980 vs. Baltimore. He had his uniform No. 3 retired by the White Sox in 1989 and a statue of Baines was unveiled at Guaranteed Rate Field in his honor in 2008. Baines was on the Sox coaching staff from 2004-15, serving as bench coach for the 2005 World Series Champions.

 

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White Sox announce changes to athletic training staff

Mike Reinold named senior medical advisor; Brian Ball promoted to head athletic trainer; Brett Walker, James Kruk promoted

The Chicago White Sox announced changes to the club's Major League athletic training staff, restructuring the department with the addition of Mike Reinold in the new role of senior medical advisor and the promotions of Brian Ball (Major League head athletic trainer), Brett Walker (Major League physical therapist/assistant athletic trainer) and James Kruk (Major League assistant athletic trainer).

"With Herm Schneider's move to an emeritus status and several standout trainers already in place on our staff, we decided to take this opportunity to re-imagine the high performance aspect of our medical, training, therapy and rehabilitation programs," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager. "Mike is going to be one of the architects of those programs going forward, while Brian, James and Brett have done terrific jobs in their current roles. Each deserves to assume even more responsibility as we ensure that we continue to provide the high-level of care players are accustomed to with the White Sox."

The Chicago White Sox announced changes to the club's Major League athletic training staff, restructuring the department with the addition of Mike Reinold in the new role of senior medical advisor and the promotions of Brian Ball (Major League head athletic trainer), Brett Walker (Major League physical therapist/assistant athletic trainer) and James Kruk (Major League assistant athletic trainer).

"With Herm Schneider's move to an emeritus status and several standout trainers already in place on our staff, we decided to take this opportunity to re-imagine the high performance aspect of our medical, training, therapy and rehabilitation programs," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager. "Mike is going to be one of the architects of those programs going forward, while Brian, James and Brett have done terrific jobs in their current roles. Each deserves to assume even more responsibility as we ensure that we continue to provide the high-level of care players are accustomed to with the White Sox."

Reinold is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, strength coach, and owner of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Boston. He is the former Head Athletic Trainer of the Boston Red Sox, where he was a member of the Major League medical staff for seven seasons from 2006-2012, serving in a variety of capacities.

Reinold formerly was the facility director at Champion Sports Medicine and coordinator of rehabilitative research and clinical education at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala., under the direction of noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. He is considered one of the leading researchers and educators in sports physical therapy and has consulted with numerous teams and athletes over the years.

Ball is beginning his 19th season with the White Sox after joining the organization as assistant athletic trainer prior to the 2001 season. Teaming with Schneider and Director of Conditioning Allen Thomas, Ball and the White Sox have featured the healthiest team in baseball over the past 17 seasons in terms of fewest players on the disabled list and total days missed due to injury. Ball, who was named the American League's Assistant Trainer at the 2011 All-Star Game, currently serves as a member of the executive board for the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) and is a member of the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Committee. He spent the 1997-2000 seasons in the Texas Rangers organization before joining the White Sox.

Walker has been the White Sox Major League physical therapist for the past four seasons after joining the organization as Minor League physical therapist in November 2013.

Kruk joined the White Sox organization in 2008 and has served as head trainer at Class AAA Charlotte (2018), Class AA Birmingham (2016-17), Class A Kannapolis (2014-15) and Advanced Rookie Great Falls (2009-13).

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White Sox named MLB Athletic Training Staff of the Year by PBATS

CHICAGO - Herm Schneider, Brian Ball and Brett Walker of the Chicago White Sox have been named the 2018 Major League Baseball Athletic Training Staff of the Year by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS).

 Schneider, 66, completed his 40th season as the White Sox head athletic trainer in 2018, and he will move into a new role with the club in 2019 as head athletic trainer emeritus. Ball, 46, has spent the last 18 seasons (2001-18) as the Sox assistant athletic trainer, while Walker, 38, has been the club's major-league physical therapist for the last four seasons (2015-18).

CHICAGO - Herm Schneider, Brian Ball and Brett Walker of the Chicago White Sox have been named the 2018 Major League Baseball Athletic Training Staff of the Year by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS).

 Schneider, 66, completed his 40th season as the White Sox head athletic trainer in 2018, and he will move into a new role with the club in 2019 as head athletic trainer emeritus. Ball, 46, has spent the last 18 seasons (2001-18) as the Sox assistant athletic trainer, while Walker, 38, has been the club's major-league physical therapist for the last four seasons (2015-18).

 "It's very gratifying and a tremendous honor that our staff has been recognized by our peers for providing outstanding quality treatment to Chicago White Sox players," said Schneider. "Our entire athletic training and medical staffs take a great deal of pride in giving the best possible care for everyone who wears a White Sox uniform."

 "Herm, Brian and Brett are incredibly deserving of the 2018 PBATS Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year award. To win an award voted on by your peers means a lot to any professional, and we couldn't be happier for the White Sox staff," said PBATS President Mark O'Neal. "These three men have worked tirelessly for the White Sox organization and for the players in their care, while showing amazing character as ambassadors for athletic training in Major League Baseball. The entire PBATS family congratulates Herm, Brian and Brett on this huge honor."

 Under the direction of Schneider, Ball, Walker and Director of Conditioning Allen Thomas, the White Sox have featured the healthiest team in baseball over the past 17 seasons in terms of fewest players on the disabled list and total days missed due to injury.

 From 2002-18, the Sox have used the disabled list just 185 times for a total of 9,057 days missed, both the lowest totals in the major leagues. During that 17-year span, the White Sox have led the American League in fewest player days missed eight times, ranked second four times and third once.

This marks the second time that PBATS has honored the White Sox, who also received the award in 1986. In addition, Schneider and his staff received the 2006 Dick Martin Award for Medical Staff of the Year by Baseball Prospectus.

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Herm Schneider to become head athletic trainer emeritus in 2019 after 40 seasons with the White Sox

Herm Schneider, the longest tenured athletic trainer in Major League Baseball, will move into a new role with the White Sox in 2019 as head athletic trainer emeritus, the club announced today.
 
Schneider, 66, completed his 40th season with the White Sox in 2018. Originally hired by the Sox prior to the 1979 season, Schneider led one of baseball's most successful and respected medical and training departments during his tenure. He oversaw major rehabilitation programs for Sox players like Bo Jackson (hip), Ozzie Guillen (knee), Robin Ventura (ankle) and Jake Peavy (lat), worked with Michael Jordan on his athletic conversion from basketball to baseball, and twice during his career responded to life-threatening situations, treating Greg Walker in 1988 and Danny Farquhar in 2018.

"The Chicago White Sox have been incredibly fortunate to have Herm Schneider as our organization's trainer for the past 40 years," said White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. "Herm was with the White Sox even before my partners and I acquired the team in 1981, and he has provided the very best care to our players over four decades. Countless players owe the extensions of their careers to Herm and his tireless work ethic when it comes to injury prevention and treatment. Well respected across baseball, Herm's commitment to excellence at his craft and focus on keeping players healthy has had an immeasurable impact on our team's performance over the many years. Professional relationships aside, Herm is a very trusted and dear friend, and I look forward to him remaining with the organization in his new emeritus capacity."
 
"While I certainly am proud of all the professional achievements and honors the medical and training staff has received over the past 40 years, it is the friendships and personal relationships that I remember best and make this decision to move into an emeritus role the hardest," said Schneider. "The friendships I have made here will last the rest of my life."

Herm Schneider, the longest tenured athletic trainer in Major League Baseball, will move into a new role with the White Sox in 2019 as head athletic trainer emeritus, the club announced today.
 
Schneider, 66, completed his 40th season with the White Sox in 2018. Originally hired by the Sox prior to the 1979 season, Schneider led one of baseball's most successful and respected medical and training departments during his tenure. He oversaw major rehabilitation programs for Sox players like Bo Jackson (hip), Ozzie Guillen (knee), Robin Ventura (ankle) and Jake Peavy (lat), worked with Michael Jordan on his athletic conversion from basketball to baseball, and twice during his career responded to life-threatening situations, treating Greg Walker in 1988 and Danny Farquhar in 2018.

"The Chicago White Sox have been incredibly fortunate to have Herm Schneider as our organization's trainer for the past 40 years," said White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. "Herm was with the White Sox even before my partners and I acquired the team in 1981, and he has provided the very best care to our players over four decades. Countless players owe the extensions of their careers to Herm and his tireless work ethic when it comes to injury prevention and treatment. Well respected across baseball, Herm's commitment to excellence at his craft and focus on keeping players healthy has had an immeasurable impact on our team's performance over the many years. Professional relationships aside, Herm is a very trusted and dear friend, and I look forward to him remaining with the organization in his new emeritus capacity."
 
"While I certainly am proud of all the professional achievements and honors the medical and training staff has received over the past 40 years, it is the friendships and personal relationships that I remember best and make this decision to move into an emeritus role the hardest," said Schneider. "The friendships I have made here will last the rest of my life."

"I have been incredibly fortunate to work for Jerry Reinsdorf for the vast majority of my career and to work with an amazing group of doctors, trainers, executives, managers and staff who all share the same focus -- the best possible care for everyone who wore a White Sox uniform. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise across the organization in whatever manner seems appropriate in 2019," Schneider said.
 
In his new role, Schneider will remain actively engaged with the baseball operations department as an advisor on medical issues relating to free agency, the amateur draft and player acquisition, while continuing to be a resource throughout the training department at the major and minor league levels.
 
"I first met Herm Schneider after being drafted by the White Sox in 1982, and our relationship has continued throughout my playing career, in player development and as a general manager, through the 2005 World Series championship and now in my role as executive vice president with the team," said Ken Williams, White Sox executive vice president. "Herm takes great pride in his profession and his knowledge, is meticulous in his approach to our players' health and has maintained an incredible standard of excellence and care over four decades with the White Sox."
 
From 2002-18, the White Sox have used the disabled list just 185 times for a total of 9,057 days missed, both the lowest totals in the major leagues. During that 17-year span, the Sox have led the American League in fewest player days missed eight times, ranked second four times and third once.
 
A chronological listing of some of Schneider's many career accomplishments:
 
•   Head Athletic Trainer for the American League at the 2016 All-Star Game
•   "Trainer of the Year" at the 2009 Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago's Awards Banquet
•   He and his staff received the 2006 Dick Martin Award for Medical Staff of the Year by Baseball Prospectus
•   Presented by Mayor Richard M. Daley in 2004 with the City of Chicago's Appreciation for outstanding service provided to the White Sox
•   Head Athletic Trainer for the American League at the 2003 All-Star Game at U.S. Cellular Field
•   Assistant trainer for All-Star Games in 1977 at old Yankee Stadium, 1983 at Comiskey Park and 1991 at Toronto
 
"Always the first at the ballpark and the last to leave each night, it is impossible to overstate what Herm Schneider has meant to the White Sox during his 40 years of service to our organization," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager. "The ability of our medical and training staffs to keep our players healthy and on the field is unmatched in baseball over the past four decades.
"We are pleased that Herm will remain with the organization in an emeritus status as his knowledge and expertise will continue to be valued," Hahn said. "While Herm will be extremely difficult to replace, discussions are already well underway, and we expect to have a public announcement soon about our future plans for the department."
 
Prior to joining the White Sox, Schneider spent nine seasons in the New York Yankees organization, including two as assistant trainer for the World Champion Yankees in 1977 and 1978.

Schneider, a native of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, moved to upstate New York as a child and received a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York in 1975. He and his wife, Janet, have two children, Daniel and Caitlin, and reside in Naperville.

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White Sox agree to terms on one-year contract with Leury García; decline to tender 2019 contracts to Matt Davidson and Avisaíl García

The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.55-million contract with outfielder Leury García and have declined to tender 2019 contracts to infielder Matt Davidson and outfielder Avisaíl García.
 
Leury García, a 27-year-old switch hitter, batted .271 (70-258) with seven doubles, four triples, four home runs, 32 RBI, 23 runs scored and 12 stolen bases over 82 games last season, his sixth with the White Sox. He appeared in 40 games in left field, 26 in center, 16 in right, seven at second base, six at shortstop and one at third.
 
Over the past two seasons, Leury García has combined to hit .271 (151-601) with 22 doubles, six triples, 13 homers, 65 RBI, 64 runs scored and 20 steals in 169 games. He was acquired by the Sox from Texas on August 11, 2013 as the player to be named later from the deal that sent Alex Ríos to the Rangers.

All remaining unsigned players on the White Sox 40-man roster have been tendered contracts for the 2019 season.
 
The Sox 40-man roster decreases to 37.

The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.55-million contract with outfielder Leury García and have declined to tender 2019 contracts to infielder Matt Davidson and outfielder Avisaíl García.
 
Leury García, a 27-year-old switch hitter, batted .271 (70-258) with seven doubles, four triples, four home runs, 32 RBI, 23 runs scored and 12 stolen bases over 82 games last season, his sixth with the White Sox. He appeared in 40 games in left field, 26 in center, 16 in right, seven at second base, six at shortstop and one at third.
 
Over the past two seasons, Leury García has combined to hit .271 (151-601) with 22 doubles, six triples, 13 homers, 65 RBI, 64 runs scored and 20 steals in 169 games. He was acquired by the Sox from Texas on August 11, 2013 as the player to be named later from the deal that sent Alex Ríos to the Rangers.

All remaining unsigned players on the White Sox 40-man roster have been tendered contracts for the 2019 season.
 
The Sox 40-man roster decreases to 37.

 

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White Sox acquire pitcher Alex Colomé from Seattle in exchange for catcher Omar Narváez

The Chicago White Sox have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Alex Colomé from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Omar Narváez.
 
Colomé, 29, combined to go 7-5 with a 3.04 ERA (23 ER/68.0 IP), 30 holds, 12 saves and 72 strikeouts over 70 appearances last season between Tampa Bay and Seattle. He was 5-0 with a 2.53 ERA (13 ER/46.1 IP), all 30 holds and 49 strikeouts over 47 appearances with the Mariners after being acquired from the Rays on May 25 as part of a four-player deal.
 
"We view Alex as a terrific addition to our bullpen given his experience in a number of relief roles, including closing very successfully for Tampa Bay in 2016-18 before moving into a setup role with the Mariners," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager. "Alex is going to be a very important bullpen piece for Ricky and our team over the next couple of years."
 
Colomé, 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, became the first pitcher in major-league history to record at least 10 saves and 30 holds in one season. He ranked third in the American League in holds despite not recording his first of the season until May 28.
 
Colomé has gone 22-18 with a 3.12 ERA (118 ER/340.2 IP), 96 saves, 40 holds and 314 strikeouts over six major-league seasons with Tampa Bay (2013-18) and Seattle (2018). His 96 saves since 2016 are tied for fifth most in the majors. 
 
In 2017, Colomé became the first pitcher in Rays history to lead the league in saves with 47, six more than any other pitcher in the major leagues. He was named to the 2016 AL All-Star Team.
 
The Rays originally signed Colomé, a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as an international free agent on March 20, 2007. He is the nephew of former Rays reliever Jesús Colomé (2001-06).
 
Narváez, 26, batted .275/.366/.429 (77-280) with nine home runs, 30 RBI and 30 runs scored in 2018, his third season with the White Sox. He hit .274 (174-634) with 12 homers, 54 RBI and 66 runs scored with the Sox after being selected from Tampa Bay in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 Draft on December 12, 2013.

The Chicago White Sox have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Alex Colomé from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Omar Narváez.
 
Colomé, 29, combined to go 7-5 with a 3.04 ERA (23 ER/68.0 IP), 30 holds, 12 saves and 72 strikeouts over 70 appearances last season between Tampa Bay and Seattle. He was 5-0 with a 2.53 ERA (13 ER/46.1 IP), all 30 holds and 49 strikeouts over 47 appearances with the Mariners after being acquired from the Rays on May 25 as part of a four-player deal.
 
"We view Alex as a terrific addition to our bullpen given his experience in a number of relief roles, including closing very successfully for Tampa Bay in 2016-18 before moving into a setup role with the Mariners," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager. "Alex is going to be a very important bullpen piece for Ricky and our team over the next couple of years."
 
Colomé, 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, became the first pitcher in major-league history to record at least 10 saves and 30 holds in one season. He ranked third in the American League in holds despite not recording his first of the season until May 28.
 
Colomé has gone 22-18 with a 3.12 ERA (118 ER/340.2 IP), 96 saves, 40 holds and 314 strikeouts over six major-league seasons with Tampa Bay (2013-18) and Seattle (2018). His 96 saves since 2016 are tied for fifth most in the majors. 
 
In 2017, Colomé became the first pitcher in Rays history to lead the league in saves with 47, six more than any other pitcher in the major leagues. He was named to the 2016 AL All-Star Team.
 
The Rays originally signed Colomé, a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as an international free agent on March 20, 2007. He is the nephew of former Rays reliever Jesús Colomé (2001-06).
 
Narváez, 26, batted .275/.366/.429 (77-280) with nine home runs, 30 RBI and 30 runs scored in 2018, his third season with the White Sox. He hit .274 (174-634) with 12 homers, 54 RBI and 66 runs scored with the Sox after being selected from Tampa Bay in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 Draft on December 12, 2013.

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White Sox claim Ian Clarkin off waivers from Cubs

The Chicago White Sox have claimed left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

Clarkin, 23, was claimed by the Cubs off waivers from the White Sox on November 20. He combined to go 4-5 with a 4.76 ERA (45 ER/85.0 IP) over 25 games (12 starts) with Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham in 2018.

The Chicago White Sox have claimed left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

Clarkin, 23, was claimed by the Cubs off waivers from the White Sox on November 20. He combined to go 4-5 with a 4.76 ERA (45 ER/85.0 IP) over 25 games (12 starts) with Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham in 2018.

Clarkin was acquired by the Sox from the Yankees on July 18, 2017 with right-hander Tyler Clippard and outfielders Blake Rutherford and Tito Polo in exchange for third baseman Todd Frazier and right-handers Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson.

He originally was selected by the Yankees in the first round (33rd overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

The White Sox 40-man roster increases to 39.

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White Sox announce four roster moves

The Chicago White Sox have purchased the contracts of right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease and left-hander Kodi Medeiros from Class AA Birmingham and right-hander Jordan Stephens and catcher Seby Zavala from Class AAA Charlotte.

Cease, 22, was named MLB Pipeline's Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2018 after going 12-2 with a 2.40 ERA (33 ER/124.0 IP) and 160 strikeouts over 23 combined starts between Class A Winston-Salem and Birmingham. He went 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA (5 ER/47.2 IP) and 71 strikeouts over his final nine starts of the season with the Barons.

Cease, the No. 25 Prospect in baseball and No. 3 in the White Sox organization per MLB Pipeline, was named to the Carolina League All-Star Team with Winston-Salem and to the All-Star Futures Game with Birmingham. He was acquired by the Sox from the Cubs with infielder Bryant Flete, outfielder Eloy Jiménez and first baseman Matt Rose on July 13, 2017 in exchange for left-hander José Quintana.

Medeiros, 22, went 7-7 with a 3.60 ERA (55 ER/137.2 IP) and 141 strikeouts over 27 games (22 starts) in 2018 between Class AA Biloxi in the Milwaukee organization and Birmingham. He was acquired from the Brewers with right-hander Wilber Pérez on July 26 in exchange for right-hander Joakim Soria. Medeiros is rated by MLB Pipeline as the No. 19 Prospect in the Sox organization.

Stephens, 26, combined to go 8-10 with a 4.23 ERA (69 ER/146.2 IP) and 139 strikeouts over 28 combined starts between Birmingham and Charlotte last season. He originally was selected by the White Sox in the 15th round of the 2015 First-Year Player draft out of Rice University.

Zavala, 25, batted .258 (98-380) with 22 doubles, 13 home runs, 51 RBI and 50 runs scored over 104 games between Birmingham and Charlotte in 2018. He combined to throw out 32.7 percent (18-55) of attempted baserunners and was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team with the Barons. Zavala was selected by the Sox in the 12th round of the 2015 draft out of San Diego State.

Following the moves, the White Sox 40-man roster increases to 38.

The Chicago White Sox have purchased the contracts of right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease and left-hander Kodi Medeiros from Class AA Birmingham and right-hander Jordan Stephens and catcher Seby Zavala from Class AAA Charlotte.

Cease, 22, was named MLB Pipeline's Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2018 after going 12-2 with a 2.40 ERA (33 ER/124.0 IP) and 160 strikeouts over 23 combined starts between Class A Winston-Salem and Birmingham. He went 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA (5 ER/47.2 IP) and 71 strikeouts over his final nine starts of the season with the Barons.

Cease, the No. 25 Prospect in baseball and No. 3 in the White Sox organization per MLB Pipeline, was named to the Carolina League All-Star Team with Winston-Salem and to the All-Star Futures Game with Birmingham. He was acquired by the Sox from the Cubs with infielder Bryant Flete, outfielder Eloy Jiménez and first baseman Matt Rose on July 13, 2017 in exchange for left-hander José Quintana.

Medeiros, 22, went 7-7 with a 3.60 ERA (55 ER/137.2 IP) and 141 strikeouts over 27 games (22 starts) in 2018 between Class AA Biloxi in the Milwaukee organization and Birmingham. He was acquired from the Brewers with right-hander Wilber Pérez on July 26 in exchange for right-hander Joakim Soria. Medeiros is rated by MLB Pipeline as the No. 19 Prospect in the Sox organization.

Stephens, 26, combined to go 8-10 with a 4.23 ERA (69 ER/146.2 IP) and 139 strikeouts over 28 combined starts between Birmingham and Charlotte last season. He originally was selected by the White Sox in the 15th round of the 2015 First-Year Player draft out of Rice University.

Zavala, 25, batted .258 (98-380) with 22 doubles, 13 home runs, 51 RBI and 50 runs scored over 104 games between Birmingham and Charlotte in 2018. He combined to throw out 32.7 percent (18-55) of attempted baserunners and was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team with the Barons. Zavala was selected by the Sox in the 12th round of the 2015 draft out of San Diego State.

Following the moves, the White Sox 40-man roster increases to 38.

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Chicago sports franchises continue alliance for second year to address violence

Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox move forward with support for violence reduction programs in 2019

The Chicago Sports Alliance, the collaboration of five of Chicago's professional sports teams, announced it will move forward in 2019 to lend the teams' collective reach and resources in support of finding innovative solutions to decrease violence in the city. This is the second consecutive year of the Alliance and its contributions.

With this announcement, the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, operating together as the Chicago Sports Alliance, confirmed the group will donate a total of $1 million in grants to continue supporting a partnership with the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Choose to Change (C2C), which combines Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc's high-intensity mentoring and advocacy with trauma-informed therapy provided by Children's Home & Aid. New this year, the Alliance will fund the targeted transitional job training program, READI Chicago (Rapid Employment and Development Initiative).

The Chicago Sports Alliance, the collaboration of five of Chicago's professional sports teams, announced it will move forward in 2019 to lend the teams' collective reach and resources in support of finding innovative solutions to decrease violence in the city. This is the second consecutive year of the Alliance and its contributions.

With this announcement, the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox, operating together as the Chicago Sports Alliance, confirmed the group will donate a total of $1 million in grants to continue supporting a partnership with the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Choose to Change (C2C), which combines Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc's high-intensity mentoring and advocacy with trauma-informed therapy provided by Children's Home & Aid. New this year, the Alliance will fund the targeted transitional job training program, READI Chicago (Rapid Employment and Development Initiative).

Last year, the Alliance provided a grant earmarked for analyst training at the Chicago Police Department's Strategic Decisions Support Centers (SDSCs). In 2018, additional support fully funded the training program and SDSCs. The support created the opportunity for the Alliance to direct investments toward a new program, READI Chicago.
 
The Alliance maintained the approach established in its first year by relying on data and expertise from the Crime Lab to direct the group's investments toward programs and efforts structured to produce more actionable insights.

The Crime Lab, which partners with policymakers and practitioners to help cities design and test ways to reduce crime and improve lives at scale, provides data-driven recommendations to the Alliance about promising ways to reduce violence. The ongoing support from the teams will further the Crime Lab's mission of working closely with nonprofits and city government to identify and help scale the most effective ways to reduce violence and support thriving communities in Chicago.

With support from the Alliance for a second year, C2C will expand its mentoring and trauma therapy program to more participants who are most at-risk for violence involvement in the Englewood community. Support from the Alliance in 2018 allowed C2C to add a fifth group of participants, reaching 60 additional at-risk youth. Preliminary results from the Crime Lab's randomized controlled trial evaluation indicate that participation in C2C reduced violent arrests by about 50 percent.

Through the Alliance grant, READI Chicago will add more young men at highest risk of becoming involved in gun violence to participate in the 18-month program providing transitional job training and trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy. READI Chicago is grounded in research that suggests the promise of employment opportunities coupled with therapy and training to help participants slow down their decision-making in high-stakes situations. READI Chicago is the first program of its scope and scale ever to be implemented.

Each team also will continue to work with the grant recipients throughout the year by providing in-kind support, as well as tapping into the teams' vast networks of fans and organizational strengths to help bring awareness to the programs.

"Our thanks to Jerry for organizing us. The Chicago Sports Alliance was his idea," said Chicago Bears Chairman George H. McCaskey. "He came to us and said, 'We've got to do what we can about the gun violence that is tearing apart our city.' Michael, Tom and Rocky have been incredibly supportive. My hat's off to them." 
 
"Today we collectively recommit to supporting these important gun violence initiatives because we share a desire to give back to the community by making it a safer place to live, work and play," said Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz. "The Chicago Blackhawks organization is honored to host this announcement at the MB Ice Arena, which was built for the community with the same vision and provides essential programming to underprivileged youth." 
 
"We are proud to continue the Chicago Sports Alliance and partner with great organizations that are working to address the violence plaguing our city," said Michael Reinsdorf, Chicago Bulls President and Chief Operating Officer. "We want our players, coaches, front office, corporate partners and, most importantly, our fans to know we are committed to this issue and to join us in helping to find and support solutions. This cannot be done alone, and we are grateful that the Alliance teams have come together to try to make a positive and lasting impact on our city." 
 
"Chicago has given my family and the Cubs so much. We want this city to reach its fullest potential. To do so, we must put an end to the senseless violence and offer hope and opportunity to every young person and every family in every neighborhood," said Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts. "We're determined to keep up the progress on this mission and do it in the spirit of teamwork with the Chicago Sports Alliance."  
"Our organizations are part of the identity and history of the city of Chicago. Our teams live in the hearts of all Chicagoans. It's our responsibility to lend our collective power as iconic institutions to find solutions and motivate others to get involved," said Chicago White Sox and Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. "We have seen progress in the first year of this journey, and we're moving forward with the Chicago Sports Alliance into 2019 because gun violence continues to plague our hometown."

"This new investment by the Chicago Sports Alliance comes at a critical time for our city. We have already lost over 480 people to gun violence this year. That is 480 too many lives cut short," said Roseanna Ander, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab. "The expansion of these promising programs with the support of the Alliance has the potential to stop bloodshed, to support our most vulnerable, and help build a safer, more vibrant Chicago. We are proud to partner with the Sports Alliance on this work, but there is much left to be done and the stakes could not be higher."
 
All five teams will continue their individual charitable and community relations efforts, which donate millions in financial and in-kind support annually to hundreds of organizations and programs across the Chicagoland area.

The teams will look to continue the Chicago Sports Alliance effort on an annual basis, and decisions regarding programs that will receive future funding will be made as the effort progresses.

For more information about the partnership, please visit urbanlabs.uchicago.edu/projects/chicago-sports-alliance

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White Sox announce Dewayne Wise giveaway item for SoxFest 2019 weekend package purchases

Exclusive 'The Catch' bobblehead celebrates 10-year anniversary of Mark Buehrle's perfect game and Wise's memorable catch; bobblehead included with all SoxFest weekend package purchases

The White Sox have announced an exclusive Dewayne Wise "The Catch" bobblehead as the weekend package premium item for SoxFest 2019 - sponsored by Beggars Pizza, Guaranteed Rate, NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV. SoxFest 2019 will be held at the Hilton Chicago on Friday, January 25, through Sunday, January 27, 2019.

The SoxFest 2019 bobblehead pays tribute the 10-year anniversary of outfielder Dewayne Wise's home run-robbing catch to protect Mark Buehrle's perfect game on July 23, 2009. The bobblehead depicts Wise hitting the outfield wall after grabbing a home run from Tampa Bay outfielder Gabe Kapler for the first out in the ninth inning.

The White Sox have announced an exclusive Dewayne Wise "The Catch" bobblehead as the weekend package premium item for SoxFest 2019 - sponsored by Beggars Pizza, Guaranteed Rate, NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV. SoxFest 2019 will be held at the Hilton Chicago on Friday, January 25, through Sunday, January 27, 2019.

The SoxFest 2019 bobblehead pays tribute the 10-year anniversary of outfielder Dewayne Wise's home run-robbing catch to protect Mark Buehrle's perfect game on July 23, 2009. The bobblehead depicts Wise hitting the outfield wall after grabbing a home run from Tampa Bay outfielder Gabe Kapler for the first out in the ninth inning.

The only way to receive the exclusive SoxFest 2019 Dewayne Wise "The Catch" bobblehead is by securing a two-night SoxFest hotel package at whitesox.com/SoxFest. 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). Kid passes will include access to children-only events throughout the weekend, including children's autograph sessions, kids-only question-and-answer seminars, special events in the interactive play zones and much more. Additional information is available at whitesox.com/SoxFest.

Fans will have the opportunity to have the bobblehead signed by Wise during SoxFest, as he is scheduled to attend the event. Current and former players as well as coaches scheduled to attend SoxFest will be announced at a later date. In addition, individual passes to SoxFest will be on sale at a later date. 

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Chicago Sports Alliance to host leadership luncheon

The Chicago Sports Alliance will host a luncheon gathering of local civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders for a conversation about some of the innovative programs in Chicago that are addressing the issue of violence at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at MB Ice Arena (1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago).
 
Headlining the luncheon will be a panel featuring Chicago Bears Chairman George H. McCaskey, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz, Chicago Bulls President & Chief Operating Officer Michael Reinsdorf, Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and Chicago Bulls & White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.
 
A second panel will follow including University of Chicago Crime Lab Founding Executive Director Roseanna Ander, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Choose 2 Change Program Director Chris Sutton and READI Chicago Senior Director Eddie Bocanegra.
 
Media interested in covering the event must RSVP to Meghan Bower (Meghan.Bower@Bears.NFL.net) by Monday, Nov. 12.
 
NOTES: Limited parking will be available in the lot on the east side of the building (gate off Jackson Blvd.). Please enter through the private entrance on the southeast side of the building. One-on-one interviews with team officials will not be permitted.
 

The Chicago Sports Alliance will host a luncheon gathering of local civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders for a conversation about some of the innovative programs in Chicago that are addressing the issue of violence at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at MB Ice Arena (1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago).
 
Headlining the luncheon will be a panel featuring Chicago Bears Chairman George H. McCaskey, Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz, Chicago Bulls President & Chief Operating Officer Michael Reinsdorf, Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts and Chicago Bulls & White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.
 
A second panel will follow including University of Chicago Crime Lab Founding Executive Director Roseanna Ander, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Choose 2 Change Program Director Chris Sutton and READI Chicago Senior Director Eddie Bocanegra.
 
Media interested in covering the event must RSVP to Meghan Bower (Meghan.Bower@Bears.NFL.net) by Monday, Nov. 12.
 
NOTES: Limited parking will be available in the lot on the east side of the building (gate off Jackson Blvd.). Please enter through the private entrance on the southeast side of the building. One-on-one interviews with team officials will not be permitted.
 

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José Abreu wins American League Silver Slugger™ Award

Chicago White Sox first baseman José Abreu has won his second career American League Silver SluggerTM Award.

 

Chicago White Sox first baseman José Abreu has won his second career American League Silver SluggerTM Award.

 

The Silver SluggerTM Award, voted on by major-league managers and coaches, is presented by Louisville Slugger to honor the best offensive performers at every position in each league.

 

Abreu, 31, batted .265 (132-499) with 36 doubles, 22 home runs and 78 RBI over a career-low 128 games this season, his fifth with the White Sox. He ranked among AL first base leaders in doubles (1st), extra-base hits (T2nd, 59), average (3rd), slugging percentage (3rd, .473), total bases (4th, 236), OPS (4th, .798) and RBI (5th).

Abreu became the first player in Sox history to hit 20 or more home runs in each of his first five seasons, and he joined Albert Pujols (2001-10) and Ted Williams (1939-42, '46-49) as the only players in major-league history to record 30-plus doubles and 20-plus home runs in each of his first five seasons.

 

Abreu also became the first player in White Sox history to record 30-plus doubles in each of his first five seasons and joined Nolan Arenado, Matt Carpenter, Brian Dozier, Paul Goldschmidt and Christian Yelich as the only players who have hit 30 or more doubles every season since 2014. He was voted to his second career AL All-Star Team and was Chicago's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.

Abreu joins Carlton Fisk (1981,'85, '88), Frank Thomas (1991, '93-94, 2000), Magglio Ordoñez (2000, '02) and Alexei Ramírez (2010, '14) as the only players in Sox history to win multiple Silver SluggerTM Awards.

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White Sox offer Holiday Packs for 2019 games

Team offers additional holiday gifts in pop-up shop at Orland Square Mall

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox offer the gift of White Sox baseball with Holiday Packs for the fans in your life. In addition to ticket vouchers for the 2019 season, the distinctive ticket pack offers a special way to bring home the holidays with a White Sox "Elf on the Shelf" ornament, depicting the classic Christmas elf adorned in a black White Sox jersey and holding a White Sox flag.

Holiday Packs start with four ticket vouchers redeemable for 76 different White Sox games in 2019 (excluding Opening Day and other select games), and more vouchers can be added to each gift. For the second year, fans have the opportunity to purchase Holiday Packs for the Guaranteed Rate Club, beginning with two vouchers at $400.

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox offer the gift of White Sox baseball with Holiday Packs for the fans in your life. In addition to ticket vouchers for the 2019 season, the distinctive ticket pack offers a special way to bring home the holidays with a White Sox "Elf on the Shelf" ornament, depicting the classic Christmas elf adorned in a black White Sox jersey and holding a White Sox flag.

Holiday Packs start with four ticket vouchers redeemable for 76 different White Sox games in 2019 (excluding Opening Day and other select games), and more vouchers can be added to each gift. For the second year, fans have the opportunity to purchase Holiday Packs for the Guaranteed Rate Club, beginning with two vouchers at $400.

Holiday Packs will be available for as low as $35 and feature a range of options, including Club Level Holiday Packs for $125, starting Tuesday, November 13. They will be available exclusively at whitesox.com/holidaypacks and the White Sox Team Store at Orland Square Mall. A complete list of Holiday Pack offerings is available at this website.

Holiday Pack ticket vouchers do not have to be redeemed for the same game. Orders placed by noon on Thursday, December 13, should arrive prior to Friday, December 21. Fans who purchase holiday packs at the White Sox Team Store will receive their 2019 vouchers and ornament on site, along with a coupon for up to 25 percent off in-store shopping.

In addition to Holiday Packs, the White Sox offer a variety of gifts that are perfect for Sox fans of all ages:

Give a Gift, Give Back
Fans can find holiday gifts at the Chicago White Sox Holiday Garage Sale at Guaranteed Rate Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. This annual fundraiser offers the latest collectibles to add to any White Sox fan's collection, including: autographed items, team-issued apparel, game-used items and promotional giveaways. It's the gift that keeps on giving as proceeds benefit Chicago White Sox Charities. Visit whitesox.com/garagesale for more details.

The Latest White Sox Gear
Fans can score the latest styles in White Sox apparel at a pop-up store at Orland Square Mall through January 15. Located on the mall's lower level, the store features special offers and celebrity appearances. Additional details and event schedule will be shared on the store's Instagram page (@whitesoxstore) Fans also can complete their holiday shopping at the Chicago Sports Depot, located across the street from Guaranteed Rate Field, December 10-17 from noon to 5 p.m.

SoxFest Hotel Packages
Fans are invited to join the Sox for the 27th annual fan convention at the Hilton Chicago on January 25-27, 2019. SoxFest 2019 - sponsored by Beggars Pizza, Guaranteed Rate, NBC Sports Chicago and WGN-TV - 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. Two-night hotel packages, which are the only way to purchase weekend passes, are available along with additional information at whitesox.com/soxfest. Fans are encouraged to purchase their passes early, as last year's event was sold out.

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White Sox acquire Manny Bañuelos from Los Angeles-NL in exchange for Justin Yurchak

The Chicago White Sox have acquired left-handed pitcher Manny Bañuelos (ban-WAY-los) from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for minor-league infielder Justin Yurchak.
 
Bañuelos spent the entire 2018 season with Class AAA Oklahoma City in the Dodgers organization, going 9-7 with a 3.73 ERA (45 ER/108.2 IP) and 127 strikeouts (10.6 per 9.0 IP) over 31 games (18 starts) to earn a spot on the Pacific Coast League mid and postseason All-Star teams. He was 8-5 with a 3.55 ERA (36 ER/91.1 IP) and 109 strikeouts over his 18 starts.
 
Bañuelos, 5-foot-10 and 215 pounds, was signed by the Dodgers as a free agent on November 14, 2017 and received a non-roster invite to spring training.
 
He has gone 41-42 with a 3.56 ERA (311 ER/787.0 IP) and 774 strikeouts in 213 games (153 starts) over 10 minor-league seasons in the Yankees, Atlanta and Angels and Dodgers organizations. Bañuelos also made seven appearances (six starts) with the Braves in 2015, going 1-4 with a 5.13 ERA (15 ER/26.1 IP) and 19 strikeouts in his only major-league season.
 
A native of Durango, Mexico, Bañuelos originally was signed by the Yankees as a free agent on March 30, 2008.
 
Yurchak, 22, batted .256 (80-313) with one home run, 36 RBI and 44 runs scored over 95 games last season with Class A Kannapolis. Yurchak originally was selected by the White Sox in the 12th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of SUNY Binghamton.
 
After purchasing the contract of Bañuelos, the White Sox 40-man roster increases to 35

The Chicago White Sox have acquired left-handed pitcher Manny Bañuelos (ban-WAY-los) from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for minor-league infielder Justin Yurchak.
 
Bañuelos spent the entire 2018 season with Class AAA Oklahoma City in the Dodgers organization, going 9-7 with a 3.73 ERA (45 ER/108.2 IP) and 127 strikeouts (10.6 per 9.0 IP) over 31 games (18 starts) to earn a spot on the Pacific Coast League mid and postseason All-Star teams. He was 8-5 with a 3.55 ERA (36 ER/91.1 IP) and 109 strikeouts over his 18 starts.
 
Bañuelos, 5-foot-10 and 215 pounds, was signed by the Dodgers as a free agent on November 14, 2017 and received a non-roster invite to spring training.
 
He has gone 41-42 with a 3.56 ERA (311 ER/787.0 IP) and 774 strikeouts in 213 games (153 starts) over 10 minor-league seasons in the Yankees, Atlanta and Angels and Dodgers organizations. Bañuelos also made seven appearances (six starts) with the Braves in 2015, going 1-4 with a 5.13 ERA (15 ER/26.1 IP) and 19 strikeouts in his only major-league season.
 
A native of Durango, Mexico, Bañuelos originally was signed by the Yankees as a free agent on March 30, 2008.
 
Yurchak, 22, batted .256 (80-313) with one home run, 36 RBI and 44 runs scored over 95 games last season with Class A Kannapolis. Yurchak originally was selected by the White Sox in the 12th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of SUNY Binghamton.
 
After purchasing the contract of Bañuelos, the White Sox 40-man roster increases to 35

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