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  1. Thaw in store? Abreu, Puig to meet in L.A.

    Doug Padilla

    Sunny Southern California could be in store for a thaw of sorts this week. When the Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu and the Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig meet on a Major League Baseball field for the first time in a regular-season game, a relati...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Davidson is 'hair' apparent at third

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- When the day's work is done and new Chicago White Sox third base hopeful Matt Davidson removes his batting helmet, the fun usually begins. The Southern California native's fluff of thick blond locks, practically gold in color, m...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  3. Despite uncertainty, Ventura optimistic

    Doug Padilla

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura left the winter meetings Wednesday afternoon to return home to California, still uneasy talking about the 2014 roster. It's not that he doesn't like what is happening with the team'...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  4. White Sox create father-son combo

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox bench coach Mark Parent returned from a two-day sabbatical in California where he did a little house cleaning. Not only did his youngest son Jacob graduate from high school this weekend, his older son Nick was drafted ...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  5. Cubs on fast track at GM meetings

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' front office will go prospecting in the California desert this week, looking for a lead on a starting pitcher or two. Fresh off the collapse of a trade with the Los Angeles Angels this weekend that would have landed ri...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  6. Cubs sign 15 picks, not Almora yet

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -The Cubs put out the official word Saturday that 15 of their 42 draft picks have now signed. The highest picked of those signed players is compensation-round selection Paul Blackburn out of Heritage High School in California. Blackburn wa...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
  7. Report: Cubs sign supplemental round pick

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have come to a deal with supplemental first-round pick Paul Blackburn, according to Baseball America. The Northern California high-school product was the 56th overall selection in last week's draft, a spot the Cubs rece...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  8. Soriano's recent production is Pujols-like

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Let the rest of baseball talk about the Albert Pujols revival in Southern California. Alfonso Soriano's resurrection in the North Side has been every bit as impressive. And the Chicago Cubs left fielder is doing it on a sore knee all wh...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  9. Morel finds power stroke with 2 homers

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- So there you go, Brent Morel isn't too mild-mannered to have a flashy showing on offense after all. The quiet California native had the first two-homer game of his career Thursday against the Cleveland Indians to show there's something ...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  10. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 4, Mariners 2

    Doug Padilla

    The White Sox turned the page from a rough two games in California to defeat the Mariners 4-2 in the opener of a three-game series on Friday. How it happened: Brent Lillibridge, who resides in the Seattle area, delivered the key blow Friday with a...

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  11. Proud papa Santos bolts Sox camp

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A sleep-deprived Sergio Santos was back in the clubhouse Sunday morning after experiencing a family moment he won't soon forget. Santos left camp early Saturday morning after working out to drive back to Southern California so h...

    Blog | March 06, 2011
  12. Third is hot spot for White Sox

    Doug Padilla

    If there is anything a couple of guys from a pair of edge-of-the-desert California towns have in common it's that they know how to take the heat. Brent Morel of Bakersfield and Mark Teahen of Yucaipa should do just fine when the blazing sun settle...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  13. Brent Morel and Mark Teahen are ready to compete for the Chicago ...

    Doug Padilla

    Brent Morel and Mark Teahen are ready to compete for the White Sox's third-base job.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2011
  14. Santos helps fill Angel Stadium

    Doug Padilla

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Sergio Santos' family and friends will give the Angels an attendance boost this weekend. Santos, who is playing in his native Southern California for the first time in his brief big-league career, said that as many as 160 people...

    Blog | September 24, 2010