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  1. Melk Man helps pour out better lineup

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- With a source confirming the Chicago White Sox's addition of Melky Cabrera to play left field and bat second, an impressive lineup has emerged with spring training just more than two months away. A team that had Conor Gillaspie bating t...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  2. Projected lineup: LaRoche cleaning up

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- With a few exceptions, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura expects to use new left-handed hitting run producer Adam LaRoche as his cleanup hitter. For now, the plan is to have the right-handed hitting Jose Abreu bat third, have the ...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  3. Flowers' hot streak comes into focus

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- There are rules to Tyler Flowers' hot streak on offense and, as expected, they mostly involve his new glasses. Rule No. 1: Don't call the Chicago White Sox catcher's hot bat a result of the sport goggles he has been wearing since ... we...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  4. Tireless Abreu lets bat do the talking

    Doug Padilla

    DETROIT -- The man of the hour made no comment Tuesday because he remains intent on being the man of the season. With a collection of microphones and tape recorders ready to document every word from Jose Abreu after another night of exploits, the ...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  5. Frank Thomas: 'This is big-time stuff'

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Frank Thomas came to the plate more than 10,000 times in his career, yet Sunday's march into the spotlight will be the most pressure-packed of his career. Maybe he should wear his spikes and take a bat up to the dais when he m...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  6. Jose Abreu turns page with 20th home run

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Nothing gets you out of the doghouse faster than a two-run homer one at-bat after raising some eyebrows. After Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura chided Jose Abreu late Tuesday night for not running on a dropped third strike, the r...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  7. Slumping Flowers yields to Nieto

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Tyler Flowers was given the day off Sunday in an effort to recharge his batteries and clear his mind. The catcher has been in a massive dry spell, going hitless over his last 22 at-bats. Most alarming of all is that he has 18 strikeouts...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  8. Marcus Semien's chances dwindling of late

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Playing opportunities are coming sparingly for Marcus Semien, although he did get the chance to start at third base Saturday. And he did deliver two hits on four at-bats. But he also made a fielding error on a hard-hit ground ball in ju...

    Blog | May 24, 2014
  9. Bats have cooled, but Sox finding a way

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- It is actually quite simple to connect the dots when it comes to the Chicago White Sox's recent downward trend on offense. A team that was setting the American League ablaze with its daily carousel around the bases has been curbed consi...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  10. Konerko on yelling: You just can't have that

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The mood around the offensive-minded Chicago White Sox is so altered these days that even mild-mannered captain Paul Konerko is showing his fiery side. Konerko had a key at-bat as a pinch hitter during the White Sox's ninth-inning rally...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  11. Dunn hits HR; Peavy says bat broke

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Perhaps over postgame refreshments late Tuesday night, Adam Dunn told his buddy Jake Peavy exactly how he was able to take him deep for a home run Tuesday. Peavy, who was starting for the Boston Red Sox, probably didn't want to hear any...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  12. Viciedo will have to wait for a chance

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Dayan Viciedo was not in the lineup for a second consecutive game and if he has any hopes of getting consistent at-bats this season, he will have to get back to the basics. The White Sox are trying to establish a young core of players a...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  13. 5 for '14: What will be Konerko's impact?

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Determining whether Paul Konerko goes out with a bang or a whimper won't be as easy as counting his at-bats and seeing his run-production numbers. To Konerko, going out with a whimper would have meant retiring after a disappointing 2013...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  14. 5 for '14: Newcomer with biggest impact?

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Adam Eaton figures to wreak havoc with his speed and get the most at-bats out of the leadoff spot, while Jose Abreu will display the unique talent to hit for both power and average. Yet, the new Chicago White Sox player who can have the...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Braves 6, White Sox 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- After winning three of their last four series openers, the Chicago White Sox fell 6-4 to the Atlanta Braves on Friday in the first game of the second half. How it happened: With one swing of the bat, the Braves' Brian McCann put his tea...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  16. Castillo's hot bat on the bench

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Welington Castillo is actually one of the few Chicago Cubs players swinging a hot bat, although he found himself on the bench for Friday's opener of a brief three-game homestand. Castillo went 7-for-17 (.412) on the just-concluded seven-...

    Blog | June 21, 2013