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  1. Jose Abreu's stature growing quickly

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- His manager calls him just plain good. His teammate says he will only get better. The Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu has been the worst-kept secret in baseball and he just registered on a lot more radars around the league Thursday with ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Flu bug prompts Sox lineup change

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Saying he would have preferred to keep a good thing going, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura was ready to use his Opening Day lineup again Wednesday afternoon until Conor Gillaspie came down with the flu. Gillaspie, a surprise No....

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. Lineup variety figures to be the norm

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Expect lineup changes to be the norm this season as Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura gets a better read on his personnel. Monday's Opening Day lineup was a bit of surprise as rookie Marcus Semien batted second, while Connor Gilla...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. Chicago White Sox don't plan to start Paul Konerko in final Openi...

    Doug Padilla

    The White Sox will have captain Paul Konerko on the bench for the final Opening Day of his productive career.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2014
  6. Ventura sets Sox's rotation order

    Doug Padilla

    Sometimes teams roll out their five best starters in that order, while sometimes it's a matter of setting a schedule that provides better balance. Consider the Chicago White Sox as part of the latter strategy as manager Robin Ventura set his rotat...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  7. Cubs manager declines jab at Sox

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago White Sox-Chicago Cubs rivalry has been losing its edge in recent years and new Cubs manager Rick Renteria just missed out on a chance to add some spice. Asked about the decision of White Sox slugger Adam Dunn to attend the Academy Awa...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  8. Beckham has eyes on No. 2 hole

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Gordon Beckham doesn't mind hitting in the No. 8 spot this spring, but it doesn't sound as if he wants to build a permanent residence in that neighborhood. Manager Robin Ventura already has said that he isn't fixed on a No. 2 h...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  9. Ventura: Dunn must appear on stage

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Manager Robin Ventura was insistent that Adam Dunn attend Sunday's Academy Awards, but he wouldn't let his slugger leave without making one promise. Ventura said Thursday that one condition for Dunn to attend the movie industry'...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  10. Two hole a possibility for Beckham

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The latest carrot that Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura dangled before his clubhouse full of rabbits was one specifically intended for Gordon Beckham. Other than catcher, where Tyler Flowers seems to have has the inside t...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  11. Phegley not deterred by pecking order

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If Josh Phegley was crestfallen over the news this weekend that Tyler Flowers will get the first crack at the Chicago White Sox's starting catcher job, he was doing an excellent job of disguising it. Manager Robin Ventura said S...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  12. Defense gives Flowers an early edge

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Perhaps the race for the Chicago White Sox's available starting catching spot isn't so wide open after all, as manager Robin Ventura admitted Saturday that Tyler Flowers is the favorite to emerge with the job. Cactus League games...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  13. For now, Garcia is leader of young pack

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - It was going to take more than a toe injury to keep a determined Avisail Garcia off the field. Garcia, who underwent a procedure for an ingrown toenail on Friday, was back in the batting cage Saturday after manager Robin Ventura ...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  14. Full squad spurs lineup questions

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As the Chicago White Sox position players got their legs under them during Thursday's first full-squad workout, manager Robin Ventura was setting his sights on the first intrasquad game. Tuesday afternoon's tilt of White Sox vs....

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  15. Ventura still plotting Abreu's course

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura took a short turn on the mound Tuesday and was more than happy with the home runs he allowed. Pitching to slugger Jose Abreu in batting practice, Ventura got his first up-close-and-persona...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  16. Ventura is vague on camp changes

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Position players will report to big league camp Thursday, and while changes are expected in the Chicago White Sox's spring training routine, manager Robin Ventura was coy on the subject. Last season's offensive struggles were ad...

    Blog | February 17, 2014