Outfielder Luis Basabe broke a hamate bone in his left hand Monday and will undergo surgery. He likely won’t play for another 12 weeks.
White Sox beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times
After Machado accepted a reported 10-year, $300 million deal from San Diego, the ”disappointed” Sox took a moment to grieve before turning the page.
As recently as Tuesday morning, Ken Williams said the White Sox felt they had the “best offer on the table” for Manny Machado.
The White Sox have hinted at a position change for second baseman Yoan Moncada. On the first full-squad workout day, he worked only at third base.
It’s hard to let 10 minutes pass without talking about Manny Machado. “I think everyone in every organization is talking about him,” Jose Abreu said.
The White Sox’ coveted free-agent prize, Manny Machado, has an enticing offer to consider from the Padres. Bryce Harper also has one from the Phils.
The White Sox need prospect Luis Robert to stay healthy in 2019. “This will be a big year for him in terms of his progression,” Rick Renteria said.
“For me to be able to contribute, I need to be playing defense,” Palka said. “I need to be in the outfield every day and playing a position.”
Jimenez is leading a wave of young White Sox talent. “I look at him as the Babe Ruth of our generation,’’ Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech said.
Veteran utfielder Brandon Guyer says he doesn’t try to get hit by pitches. It just happens a lot to the new White Sox addition.
In his first season post-surgery, lefty Carlos Rodon pitched to a 9.22 ERA in September. “I felt pretty strong. I just got my butt whupped,” he said.
Giolito tried neurofeedback during the offseason. “It was about focusing on breathing, being confident at all times,” he said.
Manny Machado is a ”great guy, great teammate,” Welington Castillo said. “That’s the guy you want to have on your side. He loves to compete.”
First day of spring training notebook: James McCann, Eloy Jimenez, Michael Kopech, Jake Burger, Carson Fulmer.