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 Latest Chicago White Sox Player Notes:

Dec 1 2017 - Danny Farquhar
  RHP Danny Farquhar avoided arbitration with the White Sox and agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million contract for 2018. Farquhar, 30, went 2-0 with a 4.40 ERA in 15 appearances with the White Sox in 2017 after being signed as a free agent in July. The Louisiana-Lafayette product spent 2016 and the first half of 2017 with the Rays before being released and signed by the Sox.


Dec 1 2017 - Welington Castillo
  C Welington Castillo has agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the White Sox. Castillo, 30, has a club option for the 2020 season at $8 million or a $500,000 buyout. The Dominican Republic native enjoyed the best season of his eight-year career as a member of the Baltimore Orioles in 2017, batting .282 with a .813 OPS and 20 home runs in 96 games. Castillo also led the majors by throwing out 44.4 percent of attempted base stealers. "Adding Welington benefits us both in the short and long term," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager.


Nov 16 2017 - Thyago Vieira
  RHP Thyago Vieira was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for international signing bonus pool money, the teams announced Thursday. Vieira also made one appearance with the Mariners last season, retiring all three batters faced in his major league debut versus the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 14. The 24-year-old became the fifth native of Brazil to play in the majors, joining Yan Gomes, Andre Rienzo, Paulo Orlando and Luiz Gohara.


Oct 15 2017 - Daniel Webb
  RHP Daniel Webb, who last pitch for the Chicago White Sox, died Saturday night in an ATV accident in Humphreys County, Tenn. According to WKRN in Nashville, police said Webb was killed when his ATV hit an object in the woods. The ATV rolled over and Webb broke his neck. Webb, 28, was recently married with a newborn child. Webb was 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA with 93 strikeouts over 110 innings in his MLB career. Webb was released by the White Sox last November and was a free agent since being cut.


Oct 2 2017 - Avisail Garcia
  OF Avisail Garcia, who did not play in Sunday's finale, finished second in the American League in hitting with a .330 batting average, 16 points behind Houston 2B Jose Altuve, who won the batting title with a mark of .346. Garcia's .330 is the highest batting average by a White Sox player since Frank Thomas won the AL batting title in 1997 with a .347 average.


Oct 2 2017 - Yoan Moncada
  2B Yoan Moncada finished the season on a strong note. Moncada's first inning double was one of just four hits by the White Sox in Sunday's loss. Moncada hit safely in 16 of his final 21 games, batting .299 in that span, with two doubles, a triple, 18 runs scored and 11 RBIs. During that streak he raised his batting average from .179 to .231.


Oct 2 2017 - Rob Brantly
  C Rob Brantly provided the White Sox with their only run of the game in Sunday's loss when he led off the fifth inning with a home run over the right field wall off Josh Tomlin. Over his last nine games of the season, Brantly hit .348, with a double, two home runs and four RBIs.


Oct 2 2017 - Chris Volstad
  RHP Chris Volstad took the loss against Cleveland Sunday, despite a quality start. He pitched six innings and allowed three runs. The problem? Volstad walked four, and three of them scored. Volstad walked the first three batters he faced in the first inning, and all of them ended up scoring, accounting for the Indians' only runs in the game. However, after those three walks, Volstad held the Indians scoreless on two hits over the next five innings.


Oct 2 2017 - Jose Abreu
  1B Jose Abreu finished the season hitting .304, with 33 home runs, and 103 RBIs. He was in the top 10 in the American League in virtually every meaningful offensive category, and is the first player in major league history to begin his career with four or more consecutive seasons of 25-plus home runs and 100-plus RBIs. "He's everything you'd want in a teammate," said Manager Rick Renteria. "He's taken a huge leadership role for us this year."


Oct 1 2017 - Chris Volstad
  RHP Chris Volstad (1-1, 4.73) will start for the White Sox Sunday in the last game of the season. It will be Volstad's first career appearance against Cleveland. Volstad spent most of the 2017 season at Triple-A Charlotte, where in 27 appearances, 18 of them starts, he was 3-10 with a 5.57 ERA. In five appearances, one start, with the White Sox he is 1-1 with a 4.73 ERA.


Oct 1 2017 - Nick Delmonico
  OF Nick Delmonico has been sent back to Chicago for further tests on his left shoulder. Delmonico had to leave Friday's game in the sixth inning after injuring the shoulder while diving for a ball in left field.


Oct 1 2017 - Kevan Smith
  C Kevan Smith drove in both of Chicago's runs, with a single in the fourth inning and a double in the sixth. In the month of September, Smith is hitting .310, with three doubles, a home run and five RBIs.


Oct 1 2017 - Jose Abreu
  1B Jose Abreu continued to torment Corey Kluber. Abreu had a single and double in two at-bats against Kluber. That raised Abreu's career average against Kluber to .356 (16-for-45), with five home runs and 12 RBIs. Abreu this year has 58 multi-hit games, the second most in the American League.


Oct 1 2017 - Carson Fulmer
  RHP Carson Fulmer's last start of the season was a memorable one. Fulmer pitched five innings and got the win against the defending American League champions. "He did a nice job," manager Rick Renteria said. "Threw a lot of strikes, used his breaking ball effectively and had a good tempo. It was a nice outing against potentially the World Series champions."


Sep 29 2017 - Yolmer Sanchez
  3B Yolmer Sanchez provided the White Sox with their only run of the game Friday when he led off the fourth inning by hitting one into the seats in right field for his career-high 12th home run of the season. Sanchez's home run halted a streak in which Cleveland RHP Trevor Bauer had retired the first nine batters he faced.


Sep 29 2017 - Avisail Garcia
  OF Avisail Garcia has a chance to record the highest batting average by a White Sox player since Frank Thomas won the AL batting title with a .347 average in 1997. Garcia was 1-for-4 in Friday's game, extending his hitting streak to seven games. He is hitting .330 overall, which ranks second in the American League, behind Houston 2B Jose Altuve's .350.


Sep 29 2017 - Nick Delmonico
  OF Nicky Delmonico was removed from Friday's game in the sixth inning with a sore left shoulder. The injury occurred when Delmonico dove for a ball in left field. Manager Rick Renteria said Delmonico will be further evaluated on Saturday.


Sep 29 2017 - Mike Pelfrey
  RHP Mike Pelfrey had a brief but nightmarish start Friday. Pelfrey (3-12) gave up all 10 of Cleveland's runs in 2 2/3 innings, although three of the runs were unearned. Pelfrey allowed six hits and walked six. "It was a little rough for him," manager Rick Renteria said. "We wanted him to give us as many innings as he could, but we had to go get him."


Sep 29 2017 - Carlos Rodon
  LHP Carlos Rodon underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on Wednesday, general manager Rick Hahn announced Thursday. The surgery showed bursitis, but no damage to the labrum or biceps. Hahn said Rodon will need 6-8 months to recover, but is expected to make a full recovery. Rodon missed almost two months with bursitis to begin the season. Hahn said Thursday that it's too early to know how the recovery will go, which could leave Rodon's return at opening day at the very soonest and into June on the long end.


Sep 29 2017 - Dylan Covey
  RHP Dylan Covey became the first pitcher in White Sox history to go winless (0-7) after making at least 11 starts in a season. Covey struck out five hitters on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Angels, which was the most in his career after he struck out a career-best nine earlier this season against San Diego.


Sep 29 2017 - Yolmer Sanchez
  3B Yolmer Sanchez recorded a season-high-tying three hits on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Sanchez hit .344 with two doubles, two triples, two homers and nine RBIs in his last 10 home games.


Sep 29 2017 - Avisail Garcia
  RF Avisail Garcia sparked a three-run eighth inning Thursday night with a two-out double. Garcia has registered a hit in 17 of his last 20 games, including six straight. Garcia is hitting .375 with 10 extra-base hits, 16 RBIs and eight multi-hit games over that stretch.


Sep 28 2017 - Willy Garcia
  RF Willy Garcia left Wednesday night's game with a strained left hamstring. He is listed as day-to-day.


Sep 28 2017 - Dylan Covey
  RHP Dylan Covey will face the Los Angeles Angels for the first time in his career in Thursday's series finale. Covey (0-7) has dropped his last three starts after registering three straight no-decisions to begin September.


Sep 28 2017 - Carson Fulmer
  RHP Carson Fulmer (blister) is doing better and should be prepared to make his final start of the season, which would be this weekend against the Cleveland Indians. Fulmer left his last outing with the blister after facing just four batters.