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  1. Abreu delivers in opening series

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- After the first three-game series of his major league career, Jose Abreu put on a hitting clinic, and the Chicago White Sox's new middle-of-the-order threat seemed to pick up a new admirer. It didn't take Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gar...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  2. Sale gets first chance to turn page

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It might be slightly more than your typical first start of the spring when Chris Sale takes the mound Friday in the Chicago White Sox's Cactus League opener. Sale has grown into one of the team's veteran leaders at the tender ag...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  3. Intrasquad game marks camp's progress

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago White Sox will take another step forward in their preparations for the regular season Tuesday with the first intrasquad game of spring training. While the position players are expected to come from the major league r...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  4. Sale chatter dominates Day 1 of meetings

    Doug Padilla

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- With Chris Sale trade rumors starting to take a life of their own Monday, Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn moved to put them into proper perspective. The crux of the rumors during the first day of the annual wi...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  5. Adam Dunn ready for first base in 2014

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- If Paul Konerko leaves the Chicago White Sox when his contract expires at the end of the season, Adam Dunn said he is more than ready to take over at first base. "I like playing and I like being out there, but I know what I signed up fo...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  6. Hahn maneuvers past first deadline

    Doug Padilla

    CLEVELAND -- At no point during his first cruise through the choppy waters of the non-waiver trade deadline did the new Chicago White Sox general manager pause to take note of the moment. There was no time to relax, of course, with the clock ticki...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Tigers 6, White Sox 2

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-2 on Tuesday to take the first two games of the series. How it happened: After getting kicked out in the first inning, Sox manager Robin Ventura didn't have to watch the worst defensiv...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  8. Sale throws, is confident for Tuesday

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale threw a ball Saturday for the first time since he was scratched from his last start and pronounced himself on track to take the mound Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. Sale played catch in the outfie...

    Blog | May 25, 2013
  9. John Danks vows to be ready

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - It was yet another step forward in the rehab of John Danks on Saturday as the left-hander got on the field to face hitters for the first time. Danks was supposed to take the field in his previous outing but inclement weather forc...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  10. Danks anticipates an on-time start

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Sounding the most confident he has all winter, Chicago White Sox pitcher John Danks said Tuesday that he will be ready to take his first turn in the rotation in early April. The left-hander, who missed most of last season and ev...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  11. Cubs' Sveum admits to sleepless nights

    Doug Padilla

    WASHINGTON - It was expected to be a rough season for the Chicago Cubs, which doesn't mean all the losing has been easy to take for first-year manager Dale Sveum. "I'm not going to say I sleep perfectly every night," Sveum said. "There are defini...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  12. Cubs still considering Rizzo's spot in lineup

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Other than saying first baseman Anthony Rizzo will be somewhere in the heart of the order, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum wasn't getting any more specific about his Tuesday lineup. Rizzo's highly anticipated Cubs debut will take place ...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  13. Chicago Cubs select outfielder Albert Almora with first-round pic...

    Doug Padilla

    The Cubs selected outfielder Albert Almora with their first-round pick in the MLB draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  14. Cubs, Soriano weighing a bat change

    Doug Padilla

    MILWAUKEE - Alfonso Soriano reasoned Sunday that it will only take one home run to open the flood gates. Now comes the big question: When will that first home run come? "It's been a little while but I know as soon as I hit one I will get more ...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  15. Samardzija to get an extra day of rest

    Doug Padilla

    PHILADELPHIA -- Thursday's off-day gave the Chicago Cubs the chance to reset the rotation ever so slightly and they will take advantage of it. Jeff Samardzija, who is in his first season as a starter, will be moved out of the series against the Ph...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  16. Cubs backing LaHair despite struggles

    Doug Padilla

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A big, power-hitting first baseman is not unlike an 18-wheeler. Both can take some time to get going from a standing start. So while Bryan LaHair remains in a low gear nine days into the Cactus League schedule, there remains e...

    Blog | March 13, 2012