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67-95, 4th in AL Cent
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11d

White Sox agree with Abreu on $13M contract

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $13 million, one-year deal with slugger Jose Abreu, avoiding a salary-arbitration hearing. The team also reached one-year deals with Leury Garcia, Luis Avilan and Carlos Rodon.

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19d

White Sox get Avilan, Soria in 3-team deal

The Dodgers acquired left-handed reliever Scott Alexander from the Royals in a three-team trade that also included the White Sox. Veteran relievers Luis Avilan and Joakim Soria will go to Chicago in the deal.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox manager Rick Renteria was asked whether he expects to have Jose Abreu on his roster. As you'd expect, he deftly sidestepping the inquiry, "Right now, Jose Abreu is a White Sox. He's our first baseman."

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47dDavid Schoenfield and Bradford Doolittle

Five trades we'd love to see at the winter meetings

A star slugger to the Cardinals? A coveted young ace to the Dodgers? With baseball's winter meetings just days away, we offer a handful of deals that make sense for all sides.

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50dKeith Law

Law: White Sox strike first on winter market

The ChiSox fired up the hot stove by signing free agent Welington Castillo, while the Cardinals dealt a 2016 All-Star and the Rays landed a prospect.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Spending $15 million over two years for Welington Castillo, a guy who should put up good power numbers in G-Rate Field, makes sense on the surface. But he's also been one of the worst pitch-framers in the game, ranking third-worst in MLB from 2014-2017 in Baseball Info Solutions' Strike Zone runs saved. Baseball Prospectus had consistently rated him among the worst until last season, when he presided over the Orioles' rotation implosion. Given the number of high-end pitching prospects that GM Rick Hahn has acquired, that $15 million could come with a risk to their development if Castillo's long-term struggles follow him to the South Side.

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53d

White Sox sign free-agent C Castillo for 2 years

Coming off a season in which he hit .282 with 20 homers for Baltimore, catcher Welington Castillo signed a two-year deal with the White Sox on Friday. The team also avoided arbitration with reliever Danny Farquhar.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Although the Red Sox believe Jose Abreu would fill their need for a middle-of-the-order slugger, the White Sox want "an arm and both legs," according to a rival talent evaluator. Chicago got Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech last year for Chris Sale, and Boston now lacks that level of talent in the mid/upper levels of its farm system. Jackie Bradley Jr.? The White Sox have liked him in the past, but he's controllable through only 2020, at which time their window to contend will just be opening.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In any conversation about trade talks for Jose Abreu, it shouldn't be overlooked how much the Red Sox wanted him four years ago when they were outbid by less than $5 million by the White Sox. It's debatable whether the Red Sox have enough top prospects left to make a strong offer for the slugging Cuban first baseman, but if any team knows Boston's system, it's the White Sox after the Chris Sale trade last year.

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63dTravis Sawchik, Special to ESPN.com

One key move for the White Sox this offseason

While it's become more difficult to extend young stars to long-term deals, the White Sox might want to consider doing so with one of their prized talents.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs70623rd
Batting Average.25615th
On Base Percentage.31425th
Slugging Percentage.41722nd
Earned Run Average4.7825th
Quality Starts6323rd
WHIP1.4224th
BAA.25413th