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  1. Cubs call up three pitchers and a catcher

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs called up four players from their minor league system on Tuesday. RHP Justin Grimm, LHP Brooks Raley and catcher J.C. Boscan were recalled from Class AAA Iowa. LHP Zach Rosscup was selected from Iowa and added to the 40...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  2. Leury Garcia to take his shots in the infield

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Leury Garcia has a chance to show off his skills for the next two nights for the Chicago White Sox. The versatile infielder-outfielder plays second base tonight and will get a shot at shortstop on Wednesday. Garcia was acquired in the J...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  3. Rios not bothered by being ignored

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- After watching Texas Rangers teammate A.J. Pierzynski get a five-minute video salute and a standing ovation on Friday night, you would think Alex Rios would be upset. The White Sox honored Pierzynski for his eight seasons of solid play. Ri...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  4. Pierzynski touched by White Sox tribute

    Bruce Levine

    A.J. Pierzynski returned to U.S. Cellular field on Friday for the first time since leaving as a free agent after the 2012 season, and he got a standing ovation and four-minute video tribute from his former team. The veteran catcher went 1-for-5 on th...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  5. A.J. Pierzynski returns to South Side

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Former Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski returned to the South Side of Chicago Friday night for the first time since leaving as a free agent after the 2012 season. Now with the first-place Texas Rangers, Pierzynski, who spent e...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  6. Rios trade good for Sox and Rangers

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The trade that sent Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox to the Texas Rangers for young infielder Leury Garcia makes sense for all parties involved. For Rios, this will be his first chance at going to the postseason, having played his ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  7. Alex Rios of Chicago White Sox awaits fate after Texas Rangers' w...

    Bruce Levine

    The Texas Rangers have put in a claim on Chicago White Sox outfielder Alex Rios, a source told ESPN Insider Jim Bowden.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  8. Sox GM Hahn has more deals to make

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Monday he has more work to do changing the personnel of his underachieving team. The ballclub that Hahn must turn around has been among the worst in baseball this season with a 40-69 rec...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  9. Rios vents about false trade rumors

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- This time of year baseball players hear their names in trade rumors and are usually able to laugh it off. In the case of Alex Rios, the viral world of Twitter caught him off guard on Friday. Numerous reports circulated that the New Yo...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. Lake, Rusin spark Cubs to victory

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- On a night when the Chicago Cubs could have easily gone flat, two rookies carried them to another low-run victory. The day started with the team losing ace Matt Garza in a trade to the Texas Rangers. Lefty Chris Rusin, who had connectio...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  11. Cubs players will miss Garza

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- Chicago Cubs players who watched teammate Matt Garza get caught in the trade winds this week were not shocked by Monday's deal that sent the pitcher to the Texas Rangers. Garza related to his teammates early last week that he was told by ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  12. Matt Garza waiting out rumor mill

    Bruce Levine

    DENVER -- The rumor mill isn't getting to Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza -- at least not yet. Garza had to endure a day of endless tweets and texts Friday speculating he'd be dealt to the Texas Rangers for prospects. "It's been a rough morning," ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  13. Rangers are a front-runner for Garza

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Many of the same teams that have had strong interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza were on hand to watch his outing on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays remain the front-runners for a tra...

    Blog | July 14, 2013
  14. Interest in trading for Garza remains high

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Many of the same teams that have had strong interest in Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza were on hand to watch his outing on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays remain the front-runners for a tra...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  15. Will Monday be Garza's last Cubs start?

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Matt Garza likely could be making his final start for the Chicago Cubs on Monday against the Chicago White Sox. The Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox , and San Francisco Giants recently have had scouts watching the 29-year-old pitcher and ...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  16. Rios knows he could be on trade block

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- It came as no surprise to Chicago White Sox right fielder Alex Rios to hear that teams are asking about his availability in the trade market. One of the messages came from a former teammate. "A.J. (Pierzynski) contacted me the other day...

    Blog | June 30, 2013