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  1. Abreu wins Players Choice rookie honor

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Jose Abreu added even more hardware to the pile Monday, as the Chicago White Sox first baseman/designated hitter was named Players Choice American League Outstanding Rookie in a vote of his peers. White Sox ace Chris Sale was a finalist...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  2. Adam Dunn of Oakland Athletics retiring after 14 big league seaso...

    Doug Padilla

    Oakland Athletics designated hitter Adam Dunn is retiring, he told ESPN's Pedro Gomez.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  3. 'Tired' Jose Abreu gets DH duties

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Jose Abreu was back in the starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, but as the designated hitter. And manager Robin Ventura said it might be that way for both games of the day-night twinbill against the Detroit Tig...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Indians 8, White Sox 6 (F/10)

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox extended their losing streak to seven games with an 8-6 defeat to the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings. How it happened: The Indians' Zach Walters, a designated hitter who started the game batting .182, hit a go-ah...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: White Sox 7, Tigers 4

    Doug Padilla

    DETROIT -- The Chicago White Sox pulled out a 7-4 victory Thursday to complete their series victory over the Detroit Tigers. How it happened: Paul Konerko, making a rare start as the designated hitter, had two hits and brought in the go-ah...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  6. Ankle pain moves Jose Abreu to DH spot

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox rookie Jose Abreu was moved to the designated-hitter role Friday as a precaution for his sore left ankle. Abreu looked hobbled in Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs but played first base until he was removed for ...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  7. Shorter swing has Konerko on track

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Paul Konerko was in the starting lineup for the second consecutive day, moving to first base Sunday, while Jose Abreu moved to the designated hitter spot. The team captain finally seems to be adapting to his role as a part-time player. ...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  8. Dunn confident for Oscars celebration

    Doug Padilla

    Odds are that Adam Dunn will be on a successful team Sunday night. Away from his day job as Chicago White Sox designated hitter/first baseman for about 48 hours, Dunn traveled to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon to attend the 86th Annual Academy Aw...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  9. Adam Dunn squashes retirement talk

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox designated hitter/first baseman Adam Dunn reiterated Monday he isn't about to retire, despite recent speculation on the subject. Confusion arose last week following a story that addressed one of Dunn's common themes: I...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  10. Camp gets one late, one early arrival

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There were two new arrivals in Chicago White Sox camp on Friday: catcher Hector Gimenez and designated hitter Adam Dunn. Gimenez arrives in camp after missing the first three days because of visa issues in his native Venezuela. ...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  11. Cubs send touted Soler to ARL

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Highly-acclaimed Cubs prospect Jorge Soler will get into a game for the first time Thursday as the designated hitter for the club's Mesa affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League. Soler, a Cuba native whose signing was made official at the ...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  12. Chicago Cubs prospect Jorger Soler will make his professional deb...

    Doug Padilla

    Jorger Soler will make his professional debut on Thursday in Arizona.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2012
  13. Cubs could use DH spark from Soriano

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Not that there was ever much doubt, but Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum confirmed Sunday that Alfonso Soriano will be the club's designated hitter for the three-game series against the White Sox this week. The only other time the Cubs u...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  14. Soriano's fireworks display is wasted

    Doug Padilla

    MINNEAPOLIS - A role as the designated hitter agrees with Alfonso Soriano, who crushed two shots Friday in a ballpark that isn't supposed to be so power friendly. Soriano first hit a 431-foot home run to center field off the batter's eye in an are...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  15. Cubs nix Rizzo plan for AL parks

    Doug Padilla

    So much for the idea that Anthony Rizzo might make his Chicago Cubs debut over the weekend when the club needs a designated hitter at Minnesota. Dale Sveum, who said last month that Rizzo might be recalled for interleague games in American League ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  16. Ventura giving Dunn his space in offseason

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - As baseball's hype machine gets ready to rev up with the news-making winter meetings next week, Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn will continue to keep a low profile. The big news regarding Dunn is that he has started to get ...

    Blog | December 01, 2011