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CHICAGO — One of the White Sox most highly regarded prospects made his stateside professional baseball debut June 5 with the Class A Kannapolis Intimidators.

Luis Robert, Chicago’s No. 3 prospect and last year’s No. 1 international free agent per MLB Pipeline, has returned to the field after spraining a ligament in his left thumb sliding into second base during Spring Training. Robert has played in 13 games thus far, slashing .289/.360/.400 with three doubles and a triple through Sunday’s games.

CHICAGO — One of the White Sox most highly regarded prospects made his stateside professional baseball debut June 5 with the Class A Kannapolis Intimidators.

Luis Robert, Chicago’s No. 3 prospect and last year’s No. 1 international free agent per MLB Pipeline, has returned to the field after spraining a ligament in his left thumb sliding into second base during Spring Training. Robert has played in 13 games thus far, slashing .289/.360/.400 with three doubles and a triple through Sunday’s games.

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The Cuban-born outfielder signed with the White Sox as a 19-year-old to mu Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey ch fanfare on May 27, 2017, and his decision ultimately came down to Chicago and the Cardinals. But Robert said when he signed that the lineage of Cuban players to put on White Sox uniform — from Minnie Minoso to current first baseman Jose Abreu — helped influence his decision.

Robert signed a contract with a $26 million signing bonus, the second-largest bonus under current signing guidelines, behind only current White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada, who inked a $31.5 million bonus with the Red Sox in 2015.

Here is a roundup of other notable Minor League performances:

Winston-Salem clinches division
The Class  Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale A Advanced affiliate clinched the first-half division title in the Carolina League on Thursday, its first since 2012. The Dash are now ensured of a postseason spot once the full Minor League season concludes in September.

Dylan Cease, the White Sox No. 5 prospect, threw a career-high eight innings and gave up only two runs on 106 pitches in the clinching game. He also walked two and struck out four in the effort.

Additionally, No. 10 prospect Micker Adolfo went 2-for-4 in the victory, finishing the first half of the season with a .271/.357/.429 slash line, seven home runs and 36 RBIs.

The Carolina League All-Star Game takes place on Tuesday, and the second half of the season begins on Thursday. Winston-Salem finished 3 1/2 games ahead of the Buies Creek Astros.

Tweet from @WSDashBaseball: With the first half officially in the rearview mirror, we took a look back at our top five moments from the first 70 games. https://t.co/xTuFcsEmMS

Dunning continues to impress
White Sox No. 6 prospect Dane Dunning earned an early promotion this season from Winston-Salem to Double-A Birmingham. So far, he has shown he can handle the better competition.

Dunning pitched possibly his best start of the season last Thursday, going eight shutout innings while giving up four hits, walking none and striking out 10. He needed just 97 pitches to breeze through Chattanooga’s lineup.

Since his promotion in late April, Dunning has made 10 starts for the Barons and his 58 1/3 innings are third on the team. Dunning owns a 2.78 ERA with 19 walks and 65 strikeouts. His WHIP is 1.22.

Video: Top Prospects: Dane Dunning, RHP, White Sox

Collins keeps racking up walks
Zack Collins, the White Sox No. 9 prospect, got off to a slow start this season, at least regarding his batting average. But his on-base percentage hasn’t faltered all year.

Collins continues earning free passes at an astonishing rate at Double-A: Through Sunday’s games, he has walked 59 times in 62 games. He has walked more than he has hit — Collins has “only” 54 hits, including 10 doubles and nine home runs, this season.

The 23-year-old’s .429 on-base percentage leads the Southern League, with only two other players compiling an OBP at or above .400.

Video: BAL@CWS: 1st round pick Collins on growth in minors

Max Gelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.


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CHICAGO — Before the White Sox and Tigers began their Sunday series finale, players honored their fathers in a special way.

Fathers of White Sox players threw out Sunday’s ceremonial first pitches to their sons, celebrating Father’s Day as part of the team’s pregame festivities. Among them were Jeff Engel, Joe Tilson and Glen Davidson. Tim Anderson, Matt Davidson, Luis Avilan, Joakim Soria, Miguel Gonzalez and Nate Jones caught pitches from their children as well. Manager Rick Renteria also participated, catching a pitch from his daughter and granddaughter.

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CHICAGO — Before the White Sox and Tigers began their Sunday series finale, players honored their fathers in a special way.

Fathers of White Sox players threw out Sunday’s ceremonial first pitches to their sons, celebrating Father’s Day as part of the team’s pregame festivities. Among them were Jeff Engel, Joe Tilson and Glen Davidson. Tim Anderson, Matt Davidson, Luis Avilan, Joakim Soria, Miguel Gonzalez and Nate Jones caught pitches from their children as well. Manager Rick Renteria also participated, catching a pitch from his daughter and granddaughter.

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Players around the Major Leagues wore special blue ribbons, hats and other gear for Father’s Day as MLB raises money for prostate cancer research. Through the Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Run Challenge, in which individuals and families can make a one-time donation or recurring donation whenever a player hit a home run from June 1 through Sunday, MLB has raised almost $2 million.

Tigers catcher James McCann weighed in on the meaning of the day. McCann is celebrating his first Father’s Day after the birth of his twin sons during the offseason.

Video: DET@CWS: McCann talks emotional first Father’s Day

“It’s definitely a different feeling with your wife, the mother of your kids,” McCann said. “It’s a special day.”

Tigers’ pitcher Matthew Boyd also chimed in on getting used to being wished a Happy Father’s Day. Boyd and his wife had a daughter last summer.

“It’s weird being the recipient. It’s really cool,” Boyd said. “I’m excited to see my girls in Cincinnati. They’re in Detroit, but they’re going to come spend the off-day with me. We have to figure out something to do there, but just being with them is going to be special.”

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Anderson also spoke about the meaning of Father’s Day now that his daughter, Peyton, is two years old.

“I take pride in bein HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey g a father, and it’s very important,” Anderson said. “I love my daughter to death, and I really just try to be a great example, and lead her in the right direction, give her the love and support that she needs. I keep her by my side as much as I can, and I treasure those moments.

“After I got called up my first year I had a good year, signed an extension, and that was a relief knowing that she’s going to be fine and she’s going to be well taken care of. It played a big role into me signing a contract early, and I’m grateful for it and that I’m able to support her and take care of her and give her what she needs.”

Big Hurt in the booth
Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Thomas spent Sunday in the broadcast booth as part of White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson’s last season of broadcasts. Thomas, who was given his nickname “The Big Hurt” by Harrelson, spoke about what Harrelson means to the White Sox.

“Hawk always had answers,” Thomas said. “When I went through a little struggle at times, he always would pull me to the side and say, ‘I want you to do something here, something there. Try this and that.’ Just something to key off of. Pretty much it worked, a lot. I was grateful for that.”

Harrelson has only called a handful of games this season, and he does so with special guests. Earlier th Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey is season, he welcomed Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski to the booth.

Max Gelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Chicago.


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CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s 6-2 victory over the White Sox Monday night at Progressive Field marked Dylan Covey‘s first loss since his season debut on April 28 in Kansas City. But White Sox manager Rick Renteria minced no words when talking postgame of how the team’s fifth straight loss was more about a bad defensive night than its starting pitcher.

“Even though Dylan did have a few walks, he didn’t throw the ball as badly as the numbers might show. We didn’t defend for him,” Renteria said. “A lot of sloppy play today out there, to be honest. Today was just a little sloppy.

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland’s 6-2 victory over the White Sox Monday night at Progressive Field marked Dylan Covey‘s first loss since his season debut on April 28 in Kansas City. But White Sox manager Rick Renteria minced no words when talking postgame of how the team’s fifth straight loss was more about a bad defensive night than its starting pitcher.

“Even though Dylan did have a few walks, he didn’t throw the ball as badly as the numbers might show. We didn’t defend for him,” Renteria said. “A lot of sloppy play today out there, to be honest. Today was just a little sloppy.

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“One of the few that we’ve had over the course of the season. We’ve had a couple. Today we didn’t catch the ball and pick him up when we could have. And he still ground out through five innings of work.”

Video: CWS@CLE: Covey K’s Perez to end the 5th

Take a look at how the second unfolded as an example of the White Sox struggles. Lonnie Chisenhall opened the frame with a single perfectly placed in between the shift. Rajai Davis reached on second baseman Yoan Moncada‘s fielding error, and Jason Kipnis‘ bunt single loaded the bases with nobody out. Covey broke quickly to the third-base line on Kipnis’ bunt, but the ball rolled in between the hurler and Yolmer Sanchez as there seemed to be some confusion when the third baseman also came in.

“I think it was miscommunication,” Renteria said. “Sanchy came in, Dylan went out and I didn’t hear anything from the dugout, to be honest. Normally you w Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale ill hear the chatter. I didn’t hear it. That was it. That was the story of the ballgame.”

“It came off the bat firm. I got there and I thought I had the play,” Covey said. “I was listening for Sanchy, waiting to hear for a three call to see if we had enough time to get him behind me. I heard him at the last second say he’s got it. I kind of had to jump over it, got in his way. It was just a weird play and a good bunt.”

Video: CWS@CLE: Anderson, Sanchez turn inning-ending DP

Cleveland scored three runs in the frame, which was more than enough for Trevor Bauer, who improved to 6-5 by throwing shutout baseball over seven innings. Bauer fanned eight, walked two and allowed three hits.

This loss ended a stretch of five starts in which Covey went 3-0 with two no-decisions. Covey, who had allowed two earned runs over his last 18 innings pitched, issued a season-high five walks against two strikeouts but felt his stuff was better than his command.

“I was just trying to do too much, trying to throw too good of a pitch instead of just letting my action in the zone take over, just trying to be too fine,” Covey said. “I felt good with all of my secondary stuff. I was throwing those for strikes. It’s just the fastball command wasn’t what it has been the past several outings.”

Video: CWS@CLE: Tribe turn strike-’em-out, throw-’em-out DP

The White Sox allowed two stolen bases, got caught Jimmy Graham Jersey  stealing in a strike-him-out, throw-him-out situation after Moncada singled to start the game, and on Matt Davidson‘s double to right with one out in the second, Davidson failed to pick up third-base coach Nick Capra in a situation where he probably could have made third. The White Sox fell to 4-15 in their last 19 against Cleveland and dropped to a season-worst 23 under .500 at 24-47.

Moncada provided a bright spot in the loss with two hits and a walk in four plate appearances. His one-out single in the eighth off reliever Evan Marshall was the team’s first hit since Davidson’s double in the second and helped set up the first White Sox run. Davidson added his 13th home run of the season in the ninth.

Video: CWS@CLE: Davidson crushes solo home run in the 9th

In the midst of 21 games played in 20 days, ending Sunday, Renteria allowed his players to report later Monday with a chance to catch their breath a little bit. That plan didn’t pay immediate dividends based on the results.

“We just didn’t handle the ball very well on the defensive side. They are not going to argue that,” Renteria said. “There’s no mistake about that. We just didn’t play very well today.

“You have to play better. You can’t give four outs in an inning to a really good Major League b Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap allclub and expect you are going to minimize damage. That’s very difficult to do.”

Video: CWS@CLE: Sanchez pushes an RBI single to left

SOUND SMART
Chicago’s five straight losses have all come against the American League Central — three against Detroit and two against Cleveland. The White Sox fell to 11-22 within the division.

HE SAID IT
“It stinks that I have been on such a good run, but this is baseball. It’s bound to happen. You’re bound to have days where your best pitch isn’t quite working for you. So just in two days I’ll throw a side, work on some things, and in five days I’ll be back out there.” — Covey, on his three-game personal winning streak coming to an end

UP NEXT
Carlos Rodon makes his third start of the season and second straight against the Indians and Mike Clevinger with a 6:10 p.m. CT first pitch on Tuesday night at Pr Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey ogressive Field. Rodon is 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA over 11 career appearances (10 starts) against the Indians.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.


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Eloy Jimenez, oth Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey ers up for Minors promotion

CLEVELAND — White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was not ready to talk specific Minor League promotions when talking to the media prior to Monday night’s series opener at Progressive Field.

That topic will be deferred until after Tuesday’s Southern League, Carolina League and South Atlantic League All-Star Games, where the White Sox have 18 players total involved, with director of player development Chris Getz making matters official Thursday.

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CLEVELAND — White Sox general manager Rick Hahn was not ready to talk specific Minor League promotions when talking to the media prior to Monday night’s series opener at Progressive Field.

That topic will be deferred until after Tuesday’ HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey s Southern League, Carolina League and South Atlantic League All-Star Games, where the White Sox have 18 players total involved, with director of player development Chris Getz making matters official Thursday.

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“Yes, there will be many,” Hahn said.

Expect outfielder Eloy Jimenez‘s move from Double-A Birmingham to Triple-A Charlotte to be at the top of that long list. The No. 1 White Sox prospect per MLB Pipeline is one of the Barons’ six All-Stars, hitting .317, with a .925 OPS, 10 home runs, 15 doubles and 42 RBIs.

At 21, Jimenez is the youngest player on Birmingham’s roster. Hahn reiterated a perfectly acceptable development plan for Jimenez would have been to spend the entire ’18 season with the Barons, but the right-handed hitter playing both corner outfield spots has accelerated that plan.

“He certainly has had a marvelous first half down there,” Hahn said. ” Jimmy Graham Jersey We’ve talked about how the good ones sort of have a way of forcing the plan on you. Based on how he continued where he left off at the end of last season down there and produced at a very high level, he’s starting to force that issue.”

Jimenez ultimately becomes a candidate for a 2018 White Sox promotion, although Hahn didn’t get that deep into his future Monday.

White Sox piecing together roster puzzle
The White Sox have a handful of players moving closer to a return to action after being sidelined by injuries. Elite prospects soon could warrant Major League consideration, while some players on the current roster could be trade candidates.

So it’s somewhat of a complex time coming up for Hahn in terms of roster construction.

“It’s a little different from last year in that the volume of likely potential trade targets from other clubs is a little less,” Hahn said. “Or certainly the expectation there will be dramatic turnover is not nearly as high this year as it was last year.

“We unfortunately fell victim to a little bit more of the injury bug over the course of the first half. Over the coming weeks, we’ll start integrating those players back in, and either there will be trades or moves back to the Minors for some of the players currently here.”

Delmonico on the mend
Left fielder Nicky Delmonico had the cast removed from his right hand Friday after fracturing the third metacarpal when he was hit by a pitch during a game against Texas on May 18. He threw on Monday and can swing with a fungo, after taking one-hand swings with his left hand over the past month.

“I feel like I needed to work more on my top hand. Kind of swinging the last four weeks with my top hand has been helping,” Delmonico said. “I’m looking forward to swinging with two hands.

“Every X-ray has gone good. So it’s kind of next X-ray, and then we have a plan and then one more and kind of go from there.”

Cleveland marks the first trip Delmonico has taken with the team since the injury.

“Watching your team play on TV and not being there, that was the hardest thing. But I’ve done everything I can to get back,” Delmonico said. “I look forward to swinging and doing everything again. It felt good to throw.”

Video: TEX@CWS: Delmonico leaves game with fractured hand

Avi getting close
Triple-A Charlotte’s off-day Monday also meant an off-day for outfielder Avisail Garcia in his rehab work from a Grade 2 right hamstring strain. He is scheduled to play nine innings in each of the next two games and then be re-evaluated.

“Physically from an injury standpoint, knock on wood, it all seems to be behind us,” Hahn said. “It’s about getting baseball timing back and his legs under him. Having not played in a game since April 23 it was going to take a little time. I alluded to seven or 10 games when it started, and that would put us somewhere in the vicinity of the weekend.”

Third to first
Jose Abreu returned to first base Monday, after serving as designated hitter Saturday and taking off Sunday.

“I wish I could have given him two or three days,” said White Sox manager Rick Renteria of the max-effort Abreu. “But I can’t afford to give him two or three days.”

• Third baseman Yolmer Sanchez continues to take fly balls in the outfield to be ready in an emergency.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.


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Big inning leads Carlos Rodo Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey n to defeat

CLEVELAND — For 5 1/3 innings of his 6 1/3-inning start during the White Sox 6-3 loss to the Indians on Tuesday, Carlos Rodon allowed t Jimmy Graham Jersey hree singles and no runs. But it was one inning, the second to be exact, which did in Rodon in his third start of the season and second straight against the Indians.

After cruising through a perfect first inning, Rodon yielded four runs on two hits and two walks in the second. Edwin Encarnacion walked on four pitches to start the frame and Brandon Guyer was then hit by a pitch. Yonder Alonso singled home the first run, and a walk issued to Yan Gomes loaded the bases with still nobody out.

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CLEVELAND — For 5 1/3 innings of his 6 1/3-inning start during the White Sox 6-3 loss to the Indians on Tuesday, Carlos Rodon allowed three singles and no runs. But it was one inning, the second to be exact, which did in Rodon in his third start of the season and second straight against the Indians.

After cruising through a perfect first inning, Rodon yielded four runs on two hits and two walks in the second. Edwin Encarnacion walked on four pitches to start the frame and Brandon Guyer was then hit by a pitch. Yonder Alonso singled home the firs Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey t run, and a walk issued to Yan Gomes loaded the bases with still nobody out.

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Rodon’s wild pitch with one out brought home a run, and Francisco Lindor dropped a two-out single into right-center field to score two more. For the night, Rodon yielded the four earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks. He retired 11 of the last 12 hitters faced, but the White Sox lost their sixth straight, with three of those defeats coming against the Indians and three to the Tigers.

“Yeah, that second inning didn’t start off too well,” said Rodon, who threw 62 of his 98 pitches for strikes. “You want to come back and have a shutdown inning after we score a run, but it just didn’t end up that way. I kind of lost command. I have to find a way to get back in the zone and get through that inning without them scoring a run, especially four.

“After that, I’ve just got to go deep in the game and try to save the bullpen. Luckily, [catcher] Omar [Narvaez] and I jived well at the end there.”

Rodon threw 27 sliders, according to Statcast™, getting six swinging strikes and two called strikes on the pitch. He threw just seven changeups, with one called strike.

“The changeup was kind of nonexistent,” Rodon said. “That would have helped out if we had it. The slider kind of showed up, and I found the strike zone a little bit, got some good swings and misses on it.

“Physically, I feel healthy. Start to start, I’m feeling good. My arm feels good right now, so that’s good. Like I said, just got to be better.”

The White Sox offense did very little against Cleveland right-hander Mike Clevinger for a second straight start. The South Siders actually scored the game’s first run when Yoan Moncada doubled and scored on Jose Abreu‘s single to right field in the first, but they advanced one other runner as far as second base until Clevinger walked two in the eighth.

Video: CWS@CLE: Abreu singles in Moncada to open the scoring

Indians closer Cody Allen entered the game in the ninth after Moncada’s two-run double off of Zach McAllister, and a two-out fielding error by second baseman Erik Gonzalez brought the tying run to the plate. But Abreu flew out to right field to end the game.

Charlie Tilson had a career-high three hits for the White Sox, while Moncada’s two doubles raised his average to .230.

“Today’s at-bats were much improved,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said of Moncada. “They’ve been really working hard. I did like it.”

Video: CWS@CLE: Moncada clubs a 2-run double to left-center

Rodon’s 6 1/3 innings are a season high, including his rehab starts as he worked back from season-ending shoulder surgery last September.

“His stuff is so good. His breaking ball, his slider, is so good,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “In the inning we had the four, I thought our guys did a really good job. He was fighting his command, but I thought we earned some of the fastba Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap lls we got to. Laying off some of those breaking balls isn’t very easy to do.”

SOUND SMART
Moncada struck out twice in Tuesday’s loss, giving him 100 for the season. He ranks second in the Majors in that dubious category, trailing Joey Gallo‘s 109.

HE SAID IT
“Look, when you lose, you’re never satisfied. You’re just not. Once again, it’s good I went into the seventh, but that second inning really hurts. You can’t hurt yourself. That’s two starts in a row where it seems like I hurt myself walki HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey ng guys. You’ve just got to get ahead [in the count], and that stuff can’t happen.” — Rodon

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY
Abreu was ruled to have hit his 12th home run of the season with one out in the third, but that drive down the left-field line underwent a crew chief review after Francona talked with second-base umpire Ted Barrett. Video replay quickly showed the ball was foul, overturning the call, and Abreu struck out on a 2-2 curveball from Clevinger.

Video: CWS@CLE: Umpires overturn the call on Abreu’s homer

UP NEXT
Reynaldo Lopez will take the mound for Wednesday afternoon’s series finale at Progressive Field in this battle of staff aces with the Indians’ Corey Kluber. Lopez is 1-3 with a 4.36 ERA over eight road starts this season, including a 9-1 loss in Cleveland on May 30 against Kluber, but the White Sox right-hander has thrived in June with a 1.86 ERA through thr Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale ee outings. First pitch is set for 12:10 p.m. CT.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin and Facebook and listen to his podcast.


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CLEVELAND — Jose Abreu strengthened his lead at first base in the American League All-Star voting, according to the latest update announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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CLEVELAND — Jose Abreu strengthened his lead at first base in the American League All-Star voting, according to the latest update announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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It’s not a competition Abreu pays close attention to, not when the tireless worker is fighting his way from a June downturn — he entered Tuesday’s game against the Indians hitting .239 with a .700 OPS during the month. Abreu’s family’s focus on the All-Star voting is a slightly different story.

“They are paying a lot of attention with all that. They’re getting crazy,” said a smiling Abreu through interpreter Billy Russo, shaking his head with a laugh as Russo spoke of his family’s excitement. “With every news, every little thing they read about that, [they get excited].

“But I already told them, ‘Don’t talk to me about that. I don’t want to know about that.’ They know that I am focused on the things that I want to do. This month hasn’t been as good as I want it to be, not as good as last month. I haven’t felt in rhythm for a long period of time.”

Abreu, who is looking to earn his second All-Star appearance and first as a starter, has 636,666 votes, building up an advantage over Boston’s Mitch Moreland (472,245). Houston’s Yuli Gurriel (368,863), Los Angeles’ Albert Pujols (336,724) and Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera (333,130) round out the top five. No other White Sox player earned enough support to reach the top five at any other position or top 15 in the outfield.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — on computers, tablets and smartphones — exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 10:59 p.m. CT. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.  

Following the announcement of this year’s All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league’s roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.  

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Video: CWS@DET: Abreu homers, collects 3 XBH in 4-hit effort

According to the team, Abreu is the first White Sox player to lead at any point in the balloting process since Frank Thomas won the fan vote at first base in 1996. He would be the sixth White Sox player (11th time overall) to win the fan vote as a starter to the All-Star team, joining Thomas (’94-96), Carlton Fisk (’81-82), Richie Zisk (’77), Dick Allen (’72-74) and Luis Aparicio (’70).

Entering Tuesday’s action at Progressive Field, Abreu leads all AL first basemen with a .838 OPS, .500 slugging percentage and 26 doubles. He ranks second with 41 RBIs.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria gave him an off-day on Sunday, but the man who has played at least 145 games in each of his first four Major League seasons wants to be on the field.

“I have a lot of respect for this organization,” Abreu said. “They have done a lot for me. They pay me to come in here every day and play every day. That’s why I want to play every day. But the biggest reason is if I don’t play, my mom is going to start telling me things. She’s going to be all over me. That’s probably the biggest reason why.

“If I don’t play, she’s the first one calling me in the morning. ‘Hey, why aren’t you playing? What’s going on? You can play.’ It’s not that easy.”

Gonzalez throws another simulated game
Miguel Gonzalez, who last pitched on April 17 due to right rotator cuff inflammation, threw a second simulated game on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

“He got up and down twice, threw 15 pitches,” Renteria said. “We had two hitters for him. He sat down in between for three, four minutes, got back up, made nine warmup pitches and then threw another 15 pitches to two batters.

“Fortunately, he came out of it pretty good. We’ll see how he feels later on today and tomorrow and we’ll continue to progress with him and see what the next step will be.”

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.


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CHICAGO — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Club in Chicago will reopen sometime in September after being closed for the past year.

And thanks to the contributions of the White Sox, in partnership with Major League Baseball, kids in the East Garfield Park neighborhood will h Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey ave a special teen center to visit. Some of those kids got an early exit from school on Friday and a chance to view the renovated facility, which is a Boys & Girls Club location.

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CHICAGO — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Club in Chicago will reopen sometime in September after being closed for the past year.

And thanks to the contributions of the White Sox, in partnership with Major League Baseball, kids in the East Garfield Park neighborhood will have a special teen center to visit. Some of those kids got an early exit from school on Friday and a chance to view the renovated facility, which is a Boys & Girls Club location.

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Forty members from the dedicated White Sox Volunteer Corps assisted with those renovations prior to the unveiling of the White Sox Clubhouse at the locale. White Sox players James Shields, Tim Anderson, Trayce Thompson and Adam Engel, pitching coach Don Cooper, first-base coach Daryl Boston and Southpaw were part of the festivities, trying their hand at a little painting before mingling with the kids.

“My dad worked construction for a long, long time. I’ve actually painted a few houses in my younger days,” a smiling Shields said. “The White Sox do a phenomenal job of getting out in the community giving back. That’s what it’s all about as a player.”

“We’ve got a lot of people that are willing to give their times to others and the community,” Cooper said. “It’s a great thing the White Sox have and I’m proud to be here supporting.”

To celebrate more than two decades of Boys & Girls Clubs of America as MLB’s official charity, Major League Baseball has committed $2 million beginning in 2016 and running through 2020 to renovate a teen center or youth playing field at one Boys & Girls Club in each MLB club market. Tom Brasuell, Major League Baseball’s vice president of community affairs, was in attendance Friday working with the Corps and the players.

Live music was provided by DJs, not to mention pizza and an ice cream social. Kids heard about the pool being refurbished at the facility, as well as the computer room and recording studio as part of the amenities. Cooper also spoke to the kids about the importance of the Club and the idea of giving back, as shown t Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale hroughout Sox Serve Week, the club’s 10th annual community outreach and fundraising campaign engaging White Sox fans and the Chicagoland community through outreach events with current players and special fundraising opportunities. Sox Serve Week runs from June 11-16 and benefits Chicago White Sox Charities.

“I’ve said it before and will say it again: Time might be the biggest gift you can give somebody,” Cooper said. “These kids are here to learn stuff and they should learn to pay it forward. There are adults out here giving time so when you get the chance to learn from this experience, you give back.”

“It has been really fun,” said Christine O’Reilly-Riordan, vice president of community relations of Sox Serve Week. “The clubhouse is into it, the guys have been so supportive, the front-office staff. The opportunity to showcase and highlight the work we do year-round is just really powerful.”

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Jimmy Graham Jersey  Facebook and listen to his podcast.


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CHICAGO — White Sox manager Rick Renteria was asked, prior to his team’s 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field, if he thought Reynaldo Lopez had the potential to be a future ace for his pitching staff.

“Yes, I do,” Renteria said. “Right now, he’s scratching at the surface of what he can be.”

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CHICAGO — White Sox manager Rick Renteria was asked, prior to his team’s 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field, if he thought Reynaldo Lopez had the potential to be a future ace for his pitching staff.

“Yes, I do,” Renteria said. “Right now, he’s scratching at the surface of what he can be.”

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Video: DET@CWS: Renteria on Lopez, Narvaez in loss to Tigers

Lopez supported Renteria’s theory Friday in a way less obvious than the dominance shown during the right-hander’s last two trips to the mound, when he allowed seven hits and one earned run combined over 13 1/3 innings. He didn’t have A-plus stuff, but still managed to hold the Tigers to three runs on nine hits over six innings, while striking out three and throwing 73 of his 97 pitches for strikes. Lopez topped out at 99 mph, per Statcast™, and recorded 13 swinging strikes and 17 called strikes.

“I felt good. It was a battle,” Lopez said through interpreter Billy Russo. “I fought, and I did my best. I think that I gave the team a chance to compete and be in the game. I felt really good, because I was able to manage through the trouble that I had and complete six innings. It was a good outing.”

“When you’ve got a good pitcher on the mound and you really know how he competes and all he gives to our team, it’s not difficult to call the game,” White Sox catcher Omar Narvaez said. “He’s one of those guys where it doesn’t matter if he has great stuff. He’s going to compete for the team.”

The game was decided in the eighth inning, when the Tigers cashed in on their scoring opportunity and the White Sox did not. Detroit scored its run off of Juan Minaya, the fourth reliever used, who struck out four in two innings.

With runners on second and third and one out, John Hicks beat the throw home from first baseman Jose Abreu on a Victor Reyes grounder to give the Tigers the advantage. Abreu has played stellar defense throughout this homestand, but his slight bobble on the grounder allowed Hicks to barely beat the throw.

Video: DET@CWS: Reyes grounds go-ahead fielder’s choice

“It was a pretty fast play,” Narvaez said. “[Abreu] was trying to get rid of it really quick and it happens, but if we redo the play, it probably works out.”

“Everybody was in,” Renteria said. “He was ready to make the play. He just bobbled it a little bit at that point. It was just enough for that guy to score.”

Singles by Daniel Palka and Matt Davidson, who combined for five hits, a sacrifice bunt by Narvaez and an intentional walk given to Tim Anderson loaded the bases for the White Sox with one out in the eighth off of Alex Wilson. But Charlie Tilson grounded into a force at the plate and Adam Engel grounded out to shortstop Jose Iglesias to end the threat.

Narvaez had two hits in the game, including a home run, but Renteria felt the bunt put the White Sox in the best position to win at that point.

“The reality is we put the winning run at second base. He countered by walking Timmy, which is fine,” Renteria said. “You still have two batsmen ready to do something with the opportunity for us to score.

“We pinch-ran for those guys because that was our chance to score a couple of runs. That was the bottom line. That was the window as far as I saw it, the opportunity for us to try to go ahead and  HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey that was it.”

Trailing 3-0 going into the sixth against Mike Fiers. Palka and Davidson delivered one-out singles, with Davidson turning a 1-2 count into a 10-pitch battle he won before Narvaez connected for a game-tying, three-run home run. It was Narvaez’s first home run of the season, and his first since Sept. 2, 2017.

Video: DET@CWS: Narvaez smashes a 3-run shot to right field

Fiers hit Anderson with the next pitch, a 72-mph curve, causing a few words to be exchanged between the two. Nothing else came of it, with Fiers leaving the game.

The loss dropped the White Sox to 24-44 overall, and 11-19 agains Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey t the American League Central. It also gave Lopez six quality starts out of his last eight, numbers suggesting top-of-the-rotation capabilities.

“Those words make me feel proud, especially coming from Ricky,” Lopez said. ” I work hard every day to try to improve, to try to do my best every time that I have the opportunity to go out there to pitch Jimmy Graham Jersey  and perform. It’s good when you hear those comments about yourself.

“That’s a motivation, because you see that people are noticing what you’re doing, and all the work that you put in day in and day out in this sport. And especially for me this season, it’s been a very good season.”

HE SAID IT
“Sometimes the emotions during the game, definitely if it’s a big moment, make you want to keep going. I wanted to stay in the game, but I also understood why they made that decision. I like to compete. I’m a competitor. And I always want to give more when I chance to be out there. That’s probably why I don’t like to get taken out of the game. But I understood the decision, and I know they always try to make the best decision for us.” — Lopez, on wanting to stay past his 97 pitches

UP NEXT
Lucas Giolito is scheduled to make his 14th start of the season, seventh at home  Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale and second against the Tigers in a 1:10 p.m. CT first pitch at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday afternoon. Giolito is 1-4 with an 11.63 ERA over six home starts this season, where opponents are hitting .303 against him. Detroit will counter with Jordan Zimmermann (2-0, 4.88).

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.


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CHICAGO — Jose Abreu‘s 135 career White Sox home runs place him in the same historic neighborhood as Hall-of-Famer Jim Thome, who hit 134 with the White Sox, and Minnie Minoso, who finished at 135 with the team.

Abreu is tied for 12th all-time in the organization, leaving the highly accomplished first baseman with a great sense of pride.

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CHICAGO — Jose Abreu‘s 135 career White Sox home runs place him in the same historic neighborhood as Hall-of-Famer Jim Thome, who hit 134 with the White Sox, and Minnie Minoso, who finished at 135 with the team.

Abreu is tied for 12th all-time in the organization, leaving the highly accomplished first baseman with a great sense of pride.

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“I have a lot of respect for this organization, for the history of this organization and for those players who made history in this organization,” Abreu said through interpreter Billy Russo. “My name along with their names is something that made me feel proud because I know that I’m doing good things. But what matters the most is the respect for this organization.”

Abreu has a personal connection to both Thome, who finished with 612 career home runs and now serves as a special assistant to general manager Rick Hahn, and the late Minoso, the Cuban native who was the first black player in franchise history.

When Thom HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey e and Abreu have the chance to talk, the conversation usually is about hitting.

Video: CWS@MIN: Abreu drills a 2-run homer to left-center

“To have a conversation with him about hitting is something that you can’t describe,” Abreu said. “It’s really good because of all the knowledge he has. A great guy, a great human being. He deserves all the respect. He’s outstanding. Just personality-wise, he’s awesome.”

Minoso had a special influence and bond formed with Abreu, who is approaching the same sort of lofty status as his mentor and countryman.

“Every day I never forget about him,” Abreu said. “All the things, all the help that I received from him that he came to the clubhouse every day before the game just to chat with me and to have fun. That was very special for me and I always will be grateful for all the help and all the things he did for me.”

Kopech’s rough start not cause for concern
White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper was left somewhat incredulous by the extra attention paid to Michael Kopech‘s poor start Thursday night for Triple-A Charlotte.

“It’s unbelievable that when a starter in our Minor League has a bad outing, it’s a story,” Cooper said.

Video: Top Prospects: Michael Kopech, RHP, White Sox

That story comes from Kopech, the No. 2 White Sox prospect per MLB Pipeline, walking eight and striking out two over three innings, while throwing only 35 of his 86 pitches for strikes. But while fans are counting the days until Kopech arrives in the Majors, the White Sox aren’t swayed by an especially good or bad effort.

“He’s developing. He had a rough go of it yesterday, didn’t throw enough strikes,” Cooper said. “That doesn’t stop us, or take us one iota from us thinking who and what Michael Kopech is about. I’d like to watch the next start and see how Kopech bounces back. “

“Hopefully the next one will be better,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said of Kopech, who has allowed 14 runs over his last 11 innings and issued 17 walks. “Hopefully his fastball command will be there, and he’ll be able to use all the other pitches that he has in his repertoire, and be able to attack hitters.”

Must-see TV
The White Sox announced some special television analysts joining Ken ‘Hawk’ Harrelson during a celebration of the iconic figure’s final year in the booth.

Hall of Famer Frank Thomas will be with Hawk on Sunday vs. Detroit at 1:10 p.m. CT on WGN-TV. Legendary White Sox captain Paul Konerko will be there on Aug. 19 vs. Kansas Cit Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey y at 1:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago, and current broadcaster and former White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski joins Harrelson on Hawk Day, Sept. 2 vs. Boston at 1:10 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago.

Hawk Harrelson nesting dolls also will be given away on Hawk Day. It’s a giveaway commemorating a different phase of Hawk’s career in each doll: a depiction of Hawk as a broadcaster with a headset, as a front-office executive wearing his cowboy hat and as a player wearing his Red Sox uniform.

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Third to first
• Outfielder Avisail Garcia homered among his two hits during an injury rehab start for Charlotte on Thursday. He played again Friday, will have Saturday off and then will be re-evaluated. Garcia has been out of action since April 23 with a strained right hamstring.

• The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Friday the suspension of White Sox Minor League pitcher Jorge Ferrer following his Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap  violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Ferrer, who is currently on the Club’s Dominican Summer League roster, has received a 72-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk’s Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.


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Dylan Cease, Dane Dunning lead top Jimmy Graham Packers Jersey prospects

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.

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A pair of White Sox pitching prospects took center stage in the Minor Leagues on Thursday as both Dylan Cease and Dune Dunning dominated over eight innings for their respective affiliates.

Cease, the White Sox No. 5 prospect (No. 52 overall), helped Class A Advanced Winston-Salem lock up a first half, first-place finish in the Carolina League Southern division by pitching the Dash past Wil Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap mington, 8-2. He allowed two earned runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in a career-long outing. He also recorded 12 ground-ball outs and threw 70 of his seaso Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale n-high 106 pitches for strikes.

The hard-throwing 22-year-old righty improved to 9-2 in 13 starts with Thursday’s victory, his third in as many starts. He hasn’t taken a loss since May 11, when he allowed a season-high seven earned runs on nine hits in two innings. Since then, Cease has permitted three earned runs once in six starts while piling up 40 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings.

Altogether, Cease owns a 2.89 ERA in 71 2/3 innings, during which he’s compiled a Carolina League-leading 82 strikeouts while holding hitters to a .204 average.

Dunning was even more impressive in his start for Double-A Birmingham as the White Sox No. 6 prospect (No. 66 overall) yielded just four hits while setting season highs with 10 strikeouts and eight innings pitched. He threw 97 pitches in the outing, 68 for strikes.

Promoted to Birmingham from Winston-Salem in late April, Dunning, 23, has pitched to 2.78 ERA in 10 starts for the Barons. He has 65 strikeouts and 19 walks and is yet to allow a home run in 58 1/3 innings. Overall, Dunning sports a 2.72 ERA with a 96-to-22 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 82 2/3 innings (14 starts) between the two levels.

Dunning’s 10th strikeout

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Thursday

• Back in Triple-A after an uneventful, one-game stint in the big leagues, No. 11 overall prospect Francisco Mejia (Indians’ No. 1) connected on a solo home run and a double before finishing 3-for-5 with three RBIs in Triple-A Columbus’ win over Louisville. The 22-year-old switch-hitter has found his groove at the plate after a rocky start to his season, as the multihit performance was Mejia’s fifth in his past seven games.

Mejia hits a homer

• No. 53 overall prospect Jo Adell (Angels’ No. 1) connected on a first-inning home run to extend his hitting streak to 10 games for Class A Advanced Inland Empire. The homer, a two-run shot, was Adell’s fourth in his past seven games and gives him 13 home runs in 47 games this season between Inland Empire and Class A Burlington. He finished the game 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and his 10th stolen base.

Adell hits a homer

• No. 99 overall prospect Alex Kirilloff (Twins’ No. 6) pushed his Midwest League-leading home run total to 13 with a pair of blasts as part of a 4-for-6, four-RBI night for Class A Cedar Rapids in a 10-3 win over Kane County. It was the first four-hit performance and second multi-homer game this season for the 20-year-old outfielder, who also ranks first among the active circuit leaders in OPS (.994), slugging (.608), RBIs (55) and total bases (146). 2017 No. 1 overall pick Royce Lewis (Twins’ No. 1, No. 18 overall) also collected multiple hits in the victory, going 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. He’s hitting .291 for the season, with 21 extra-base hits and 16 steals in 53 games.

Kirilloff goes yard

Blue Jays No. 9 prospect T.J. Zeuch turned in the best start of his career for Double-A New Hampshire, continuing his recent string of dominance in the Eastern League. The 6-foot-7 righty kept Akron off the board for a career-high eight innings, as he allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out four. Zeuch’s heavy sinker, meanwhile, netted him 15 ground-ball outs. A winner in five straight starts for the Fisher Cats, Zeuch’s pitched to a 1.51 ERA over 35 2/3 frames in that span while registering at least 10 groundouts on four occasions.

Zeuch gets a strikeout

Cubs No. 18 prospect Keegan Thompson struck out eight batters over seven perfect innings for Class A Advanced Myrtle Beach, only to see the Pelicans’ bullpen allow four runs in the following frame in an eventual loss against Carolina. It was the best start of Thompson’s pro career, as the 23-year-old righty set career-best marks in both innings pitched and strikeouts. He’s pitched to a 3.19 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 12 starts, with 61 strikeouts a Jimmy Graham Jersey nd 13 walks in 67 2/3 innings.

Thompson fires seven perfect innings

Pirates No. 10 prospect Taylor Hearn set a career-high with 10 strikeouts as he pitched Double-A Altoona past Binghamton, 9-2. Working six strong innings, the 23-year-old southpaw permitted two earned runs on six hits and two walks while finding the strike zone with 65 of his 94 pitches. He’s racked up 25 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings over his past three starts. Will Craig (No. 17) paced the Curve at the plate with this third home run in as many games before finishing 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs. He’s hitting .450 (9-for-20) with six extra-base hits and 11 RBIs over his last five games.

• Pirates No. 12 prospect Nick Kingham carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before completing eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball in Triple-A Indianapolis’ 7-3 win over Toledo. He struck out six and did not issue a walk, throwing 67 of his 101 pitches for strikes in his first start back from his most recent stint in the Major Leagues. He’s 3-1 in seven starts this season in the International League, with a 1.67 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 37 2/3 innings.

Kingham’s sixth strikeout

Red Sox No. 3 prospect Tanner Houck was unhittable over six innings as Class A Advanced Salem came within one out of throwing a combined no-hitter in a 6-1 win against Lynchburg. The 21-year-old righty posted four walks against three strikeouts and generated 13 ground-ball outs in what was easily his best pro start since being selected in the first round of the 2017 Draft.

Rockies No. 20 prospect Jordan Patterson went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in his second two-homer game of the season for Triple-A Albuquerque. The 26-year-old went deep in the second and fourth innings, hitting a two-run blast followed by a solo shot and later adding an RBI single. With 13 home runs this season, Patterson is halfway towards his career-high total from 2017.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.