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  1. Sox in '15: Three options at second base

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago White Sox are currently carrying three guys for one position next season, although offseason roster activity could reduce that number. With the Gordon Beckham era now complete, the White Sox are in line to have Marcus Semien, Carlos Sa...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  2. Micah Johnson out as Sox consider call-ups

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Scratch Chicago White Sox second base prospect Micah Johnson from the list of potential September roster additions. Johnson, one of the top position player prospects in the system, will be shut down for the season with a strained left h...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  3. Micah Johnson promoted to AAA Charlotte

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago White Sox promoted highly-regarded second base prospect Micah Johnson to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday after the 23-year-old tore through the Double-A Southern League this season. Johnson entered the season as the sixth-best prospect i...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  4. Tough decisions ahead for White Sox

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- They call them good problems to have, but there will be no easy decisions when it comes to the Chicago White Sox's suddenly crowded landscape at second base. Gordon Beckham is back from the disabled list and is set to take back his seco...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  5. Sox's system is loaded at second base

    Doug Padilla

    Say what you want about the level of talent in the Chicago White Sox's farm system -- and many baseball analysts have taken their shots -- but second base is where the organization has no shortage of rising young players. Guys like Micah Johnson, ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  6. Jose Abreu has hard-working debut

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - After a lineout to left field and a groundout to second base in his first spring-training game with the Chicago White Sox on Friday, Jose Abreu's work day was far from done. Abreu exited the contest and was already in the weight ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  7. Surprise: Defense saves the day

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- A defense that helped to get the Chicago White Sox in this mess in the first place, was able to give the team a victory Sunday. Highlight-reel plays by both Jeff Keppinger at second base and Casper Wells in left field saved at least fou...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  8. Beckham not feeling threatened at second

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox brought in Jeff Keppinger this offseason to play some third base, with the suggestion circulating that the versatile infielder could wind up at second base if Gordon Beckham's inconsistencies continue. Beckham, tho...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  9. Barney named Gold Glove finalist at 2B

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Darwin Barney will find out Tuesday if matching the record for errorless games in a single season will earn him some gold. Barney was named Monday as one of three finalists at second base for a National League Gold Glove Award. The offi...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  10. 2012 Cubs recap: Second base

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week. Today he focuses on second base. Darwin Barney not only took a firm hold of the second-base position this season, he worked his way into the young core the Chicago Cubs hope to build around for...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  11. Cubs' Barney owns piece of fielding mark

    Doug Padilla

    DENVER -- Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney now owns a piece of a major league fielding record. With yet another error-free game Thursday, Barney has now played 141 consecutive games at second base without making a miscue. He tied the sing...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  12. Rizzo working on gold for others first

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - As great as Darwin Barney's defense has been at second base this season for the Chicago Cubs, it hasn't hurt him to have what appears to be a future Gold Glove winner backing him up at first base. Anthony Rizzo is just 23, but plays defe...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  13. Barney matches NL errorless streak at 113

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - If Darwin Barney can do for his offensive game what he has done for his ability to play defense, the Chicago Cubs are looking at a potential first-rate second baseman. Barney played his 113th consecutive errorless game at second base We...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  14. Cubs defeat hinges on Stewart error

    Doug Padilla

    CINCINNATI -- Carlos Marmol wasn't at his best in the ninth inning Thursday, but he wasn't alone in helping the Cincinnati Reds overcome a three-run ninth-inning deficit. With runners on first and second base with nobody out, Brandon Phillips hit ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  15. Escobar could be option for Sox at 2B

    Doug Padilla

    MILWAUKEE -- Without a solid alternative at second base beyond starter Gordon Beckham, Eduardo Escobar could get more opportunities to shine on the right side of the infield. For now, Escobar is a shortstop, but his path to a big-league job with t...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  16. Vizquel no flop as dive saves day for Sox

    Doug Padilla

    CLEVELAND -- Omar Vizquel isn't playing as much as he did last season and he definitely isn't hitting the cover off the ball, but that doesn't mean he can't make a difference. Playing at second base in place of Gordon Beckham, the 44-year-old Vizq...

    Blog | July 24, 2011