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  1. Konerko: Sale 'tough kid, wants to be great'

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox team captain Paul Konerko takes special pride in beating the contenders this time of the season. The 37-year-old first baseman drove in two runs in support of All-Star pitcher Chris Sale, who dominated against the defe...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  2. Starlin Castro wants to close strong

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although two-time All-Star Starlin Castro has appeared lost at the plate for most of the season, the Chicago Cubs' shortstop says he feels his salvation may come in September. Castro hit what proved to be the winning home run in the six...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  3. White Sox deliver a victory for Sale

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The 2013 season has been frustrating for every Chicago White Sox player but possibly none more than All-Star pitcher Chris Sale. The ace left-hander has received an average of 2.47 runs per start this season, the worst run support for ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  4. Source - Chicago White Sox close to trading Jesse Crain

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago White Sox are close to trading All-Star reliever Jesse Crain to one of two teams in a "complicated" deal, which includes the Tampa Bay Rays, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  5. Wood flat again in first start since break

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- After waiting eight days to pitch, Travis Wood appeared to run out of gas in the sixth inning of his start in a 10-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs' lone All-Star was only able to get through 5.33 inni...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  6. Edwin Jackson's win streak ends

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- Just before the All Star break it appeared that Chicago Cubs starter Edwin Jackson had turned the corner on what was a bad first half of the season. Sunday, the 29-year-old veteran pitched well enough to win his fourth straight outing, ...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  7. Samardzija shines in second-half start

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- Chicago Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija gave up his All-Star break in order to get himself turned around for the second half of the season. The hard work he did with pitching coach Chris Bosio paid big dividends on Friday night when he allowed...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  8. Wood gets no decision, off to All-Star Game

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs starter Travis Wood didn't have his best command on Sunday, ending the evening with a no decision. The team's lone All-Star certainly pitched well enough to keep his team in the game. Wood pitched 5.2 innings of three-ru...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  9. Castro's play frustrates Sveum

    Bruce Levine

    Two-time All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro will not be attending this year's Midsummer Classic in New York. A disappointing first half has been frustrating for the player and his coaches. Castro was hitting .236 with four home runs and 26 RBIs bef...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  10. Sveum: Coaches part of Wood's success

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum believes his coaching staff should get a lot of credit for the development of All-Star candidates Travis Wood and Jeff Samardzija. Both young starters are being mentioned as possible selections for the A...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  11. Castro slump a mystery

    Bruce Levine

    The season-long hitting slump that has affected Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been somewhat of a mystery to the 23-year-old two-time All-Star. Castro has been dealing with an ineffective approach for most of the 2013 campaign. The infielder's bat...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  12. Castro looks likely to hit in No. 2 spot

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Starlin Castro appears to have found a new home in the Chicago Cubs lineup. The two-time All-Star shortstop will bat in second, according to Cubs manager Dale Sveum. "I really don't look too far down the line, but the way things st...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  13. Cubs have no plans to move Baez from SS

    Bruce Levine

    The Chicago Cubs have an All-Star shortstop in 22-year-old Starlin Castro, but the organization has no plans to move top prospect Javier Baez to another position. "I think all of us who saw him play last year every day in the field, felt the same ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  14. White Sox promote Buddy Bell

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn made his first front office hire on Friday, promoting director of the minor leagues Buddy Bell to vice president/assistant general manager. The 61-year-old former All-Star has held the title of the team...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  15. Cubs Hall of Famers on hand for Santo

    Bruce Levine

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The iconic Chicago Cubs Hall Of Fame players who made their way to upstate New York for Ron Santo's induction seem relieved that the nine-time All-Star has finally received credit for his extraordinary career. "Ronnie was dese...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  16. Video: Levine talks Sale, Youkilis

    Bruce Levine

    ESPNChicago's Bruce Levine reports from the All-Star Game on the impact of Kevin Youkilis and Chris Sale's bid for the Cy Young....

    Blog | July 11, 2012