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  1. Santiago ready to start if called on

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Although Dylan Axelrod will begin the season as the fifth starter, Hector Santiago is the man-in-waiting for the role. With John Danks rehabbing in the minor leagues both pitchers may be needed to bridge the gap he left behind. The Whi...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  2. Samardzija confident heading into season

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- One of the major question marks for the Chicago Cubs as they begin a new season is whether opening day starter Jeff Samardzija can be a leader of a rotation that has a lot to prove in 2013. The 28-year-old pitcher will get that opp...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  3. Ventura opts for new lineup to start season

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura has decided to shuffle his 2013 lineup to begin the season. Ventura will keep Alejandro De Aza in the leadoff spot, followed by newcomer Jeff Keppinger. The middle of the order will have Alex Rio...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  4. Jesse Crain of Chicago White Sox to miss World Baseball Classic

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago White Sox reliever Jesse Crain will miss the WBC tournament because of a right adductor strain.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  5. Matt Garza of Chicago Cubs to open season on DL due to pain in si...

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza will start the 2013 season on the disabled list after experiencing recurring pain in his left side and Jeff Samardzija will be the Chicago Cubs' opening-day starter, the team announced Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2013
  6. Garza expected to throw Thursday

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Injured pitcher Matt Garza is scheduled to begin throwing again Thursday. Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Garza did well in his evaluation by the team's medical staff on Wednesday and if he feels well on Thursday morning he wil...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  7. Ventura pleased with opening game results

    Bruce Levine

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago White Sox's 9-0 whitewash of the Los Angeles Dodgers was a nice start to the Cactus league season for Robin Ventura's team as he begins his second season as manager. Ventura, who finished third in the American league...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  8. Samardzija glad to see HGH testing begin

    Bruce Levine

    MESA, Ariz. -- Count Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija as one major league player who feels this spring's HGH testing is long overdue. "I am very excited they are testing," Samardzija said from the team's minor league camp. "Coming fr...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  9. Sox's Danks can begin throwing Nov. 1

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Rehabbing Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher John Danks received some good news about his return to baseball activities this week when doctors told him he can begin throwing a baseball again on Nov. 1. "I talked to (his doctor on We...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  10. Sox's brass confident as August begins

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The old theory is that when August begins the dog days of summer for competitive baseball clubs also begin. This year's surprising White Sox team will try to hold on to its Central division lead as the last and most grueling part of the...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  11. Teams showing interest in Soriano

    Bruce Levine

    As the trading deadline approaches, conversations between teams start to take on a more serious tone as offers and counter-offers begin to be more substantial. In the case of Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano, teams have shown some interest over the...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  12. Buehrle enjoys return trip to Chicago

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Former White Sox ace Mark Buehrle returned to Chicago for the first time since signing a four-year contract with Miami last winter to begin the Marlins' three-game set at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The left-handed pitcher had a celebra...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  13. W2W4: White Sox-Yanks

    Bruce Levine

    The Sox begin a four-game set in the Bronx against Ivan Nova on Thursday....

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  14. Streaking/Slumping: Soriano powers up

    Bruce Levine

    STREAKING 1. Alfonso Soriano, LF: Yes, we did find a Cub who had a decent week. Soriano finally found his home run mojo, hitting three during the week after enduring a six-week drought to begin the season. For all the talk about trading or releas...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  15. LaHair's coaxed walk set table for winner

    Bruce Levine

    Bryan LaHair has had some big hits during his long professional career. However, his 12-pitch walk to begin the Chicago Cubs' come-from-behind 3-2 ninth-inning win over the St. Louis Cardinals may be the team's most important at-bat thus far this sea...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  16. Sox bats finally break out against Indians

    Bruce Levine

    CLEVELAND -- It may be a small sample size, but the Chicago White Sox certainly get a passing grade for winning three out of five to begin their season on the road. On Wednesday the offense put up plenty of support for starter John Danks in a 10-6...

    Blog | April 11, 2012