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MEDIA GUIDE

2018 CHICAGO WHITE SOX

WITH THE HAWK


FINAL SEASON

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2018 CHICAGO WHITE SOX MEDIA GUIDE
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JIM THOME 25
FIRST BASEMAN/THIRD BASEMAN/DESIGNATED HITTER
Given Name: James Howard Thome
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6-3 Weight: 250
Opening Day Age: 47 (August 27, 1970)
Birthplace/Residence: Peoria, Ill./Burr Ridge, Ill.
First Pro Contract: Cleveland Indians, selected in the 13th round,
June 1989 free agent draft.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for
OF Aaron Rowand and LHPs Gio González and Daniel Haigwood,
November 25, 2005.
Major League Service: 20 years, 42 days.

HALL OF FAME THOME ALL-TIME THOME ALL-TIME


l Will join Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero and Trevor Hoff- MLB RANKINGS AMONG LHB
man, as well as Jack Morris and Alan Trammell, in the Class of Cat. Rank No. Cat. Rank No.
2018 at the 79th anniversary induction ceremonies on 7/29/18 HR Ratio 4th 13.76 HR Ratio 3rd 13.76
in Cooperstown, N.Y. BB 7th 1,747 HR 4th 612
l Received 89.8 percent (379 of 422) of the votes to become HR 8th 612 BB 6th 1,747
the second former White Sox player inducted on the first ballot OPS 18th .956 SLG 8th .554
(Frank Thomas, 2014) … including Thome and Thomas, 54 SLG 22nd .554 OPS 9th .956
players have been enshrined in their first year of eligibility. XBH 23rd 1,089 RBI 13th 1,699
RBI 26th 1,699 XBH 13th 1,089
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
TB 41st 4,667 TB 15th 4,667
l Career .276 (2,328-8,422) hitter with 451 doubles, 612 home Runs T50th 1,583 Runs T24th 1,583
runs, 1,699 RBI and 1,747 walks in 2,543 games over 22 major- OBP 52nd .402 OBP 30th .402
league seasons, including four with the White Sox (2006-09). *Min. 5,000 PA
l Is one of seven players in major-league history to record 500
homers, 1,500 RBI, 1,500 runs scored and 1,500 walks, joining
Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle, Mel Ott, Babe Ruth, Mike Schmidt 2010 SEASON
and Ted Williams. l Became the 33rd player in MLB history to homer against all
l Ranks eighth in major-league history in home runs … 494 of 30 teams on 6/19 at Philadelphia … hit his 12th career walkoff
his 612 homers came vs. right-handers, third-most in history. homer on 8/17 vs. the White Sox, tying Foxx, Mantle, Stan
l Was named to five All-Star Teams and received MVP consid- Musial, Frank Robinson and Ruth for the most in MLB history.
eration nine times … won the AL Silver Slugger Award in 1996.
2009 SEASON
l Hit 30 or more home runs 12 times (nine straight from 1996-
2004) and 40-plus on six occasions (four in a row from 2001-04) l Hit his fifth and final Opening Day home run on 4/7 vs. Kansas
… hit a career-high 52 in 2002 with the Indians. City … established a Sox record with 14 RBI in three games from
l Recorded 100-plus RBI nine times, 100-plus walks nine times 7/11-17, including a career-high seven on 7/17 vs. Baltimore.
and 100-plus runs scored eight times … posted nine seasons
2008 SEASON
with both 100 RBI and 100 walks (six in a row from 1999-2004).
l Led the National League with 47 home runs in 2003 and l Reached the 30-home run plateau for the 12th time in his
the AL in walks in 1997 (120), 1999 (127) and 2002 (122), and career … hit a game-winning, 461-foot home run in the sev-
slugging percentage in 2002 (.677). enth inning to give the Sox a 1-0 victory vs. Minnesota in the
l Recorded 48 career multihomer games, nine grand slams and one-game playoff on 9/30 in Chicago … along with Ken Griffey
a major-league record 13 game-ending homers … homered in Jr. (611), became the first teammates in baseball history to be
at least three straight games 25 times (seven in a row once). members of the 500 and 600-homer club … recorded his 2,000th
l Hit 10-plus homers in a month 14 times and drove in 30-plus career hit on 7/20 vs. Kansas City, a double off Ramón Ramírez.
runs in a month eight times … is the all-time leader with 64 2007 SEASON
interleague home runs and is tied for seventh with 17 postseason
l Hit his 500th career home run on 9/16 vs. the Angels, a
homers … homered in 46 different parks, vs. 30 different
game-ending shot off Dustin Moseley … became the first player
opponents and off 403 different pitchers.
in history whose 500th homer was a walkoff shot and the first to
2012 SEASON reach No. 500 in a Sox uniform.
l Hit his 612th and final home run on 9/26 vs. Toronto (with 2006 SEASON
Baltimore), a solo shot off Carlos Villanueva … played in his
l Was named the AL Comeback Player of the Year in his first
final regular-season game on 10/3 at Tampa Bay and his final
season with the Sox … recorded 40 home runs and 100 RBI,
game overall on 10/11/12 (Game 4 of the ALDS at the Yankees).
100 walks and 100 runs scored for the fifth time in his career …
2011 SEASON was named to his fifth and final career All-Star Team.
l Hit his 599th and 600th career home runs on 8/15 at Detroit 2005 SEASON
(off Rick Porcello and Daniel Schlereth), becoming the oldest
l Was limited by injuries to a career-low 59 games with two
player to reach that milestone (40 years, 353 days) … reached
separate stints on the disabled list.
600 homers in 8,167 at-bats, second-fewest in major-league
history behind Babe Ruth (6,921).
2004 SEASON 1998 SEASON
l Recorded his fourth straight 40-home run season and l Was named to his second consecutive AL All-Star Team (first
ninth straight with at least 30 … notched his sixth straight election) … finished second to Ken Griffey Jr. in the Home Run
100-walk/100-RBI campaign … was named to his fourth All-Star Derby at Coors Field … homered twice in Game 3 of the ALCS
Team (first NL) … hit his 400th homer on 6/14 vs. Cincinnati vs. the Yankees.
(José Acevedo) … was the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award winner.
1997 SEASON
2003 SEASON l Was named to his first All-Star Team … also was the first
l Finished fourth in the NL MVP voting … tied for the major- left-hander since Carl Yastremski in 1970 to collect at least 40
league lead with 47 home runs … joined Ken Griffey Jr. (1999- home runs, 100 RBI, 100 runs scored and 100 walks … hit his
2000) as the only players in baseball history to hit 40 home runs 100th career home run on 5/14 at Texas (off Bobby Witt).
in back-to-back seasons in different leagues.
1996 SEASON
2002 SEASON l Became just the second Indians player to record 30 home
l His 52 home runs were a Cleveland franchise record … led runs, 100 RBI, 100 runs and 100 walks in one season (Al Rosen,
the AL in slugging percentage (.677) and walks (122) … hit his 1950) … walked 123 times, breaking Mike Hargrove’s club
300th career home run on 6/5 at Minnesota (off Eric Milton) … record of 111 set in 1980.
homered in an Indians-record seven consecutive games on
1995 SEASON
6/25-7/3 … reached base safely in his final 55 games … was
the MLB recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award. l Hit a career-best .314 with 25 home runs in his first full season
in the majors … named to The Sporting News AL All-Star Team.
2001 SEASON
1994 SEASON
l Finished seventh in the AL MVP voting after hitting .291 with
49 home runs and 124 RBI … recorded six multihomer games l Led all AL third baseman with 20 home runs, including three
… hit three home runs on 7/6 vs. St. Louis … was named AL on 7/22 vs. the White Sox.
Player of the Month for July (.381, 12 HR, 39 RBI); 1991 SEASON
2000 SEASON l Made his major-league debut on 9/4 at Minnesota, singling
l Collected at least 100 walks, 100 runs scored and 100 RBI off Tom Edens for his first hit … hit his first home run on 10/4 at
for the fourth time in five seasons … hit his 200th career home the Yankees (off Steve Farr), a two-run, upper-deck shot.
run on 4/15 vs. Texas (off Mark Clark) … collected his 1,000th MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
career hit on 8/23 vs. Oakland (off Tim Hudson).
l Married Andrea … has two children: Lila and Landon … is a
1999 SEASON 1988 graduate of Limestone (Ill.) High School, where he was
l Set a club record with 127 walks … led the AL in walks and All-State in baseball and basketball.
strikeouts (171), the first player to do so since Mickey Mantle
in 1958 … hit a 511-foot home run on 7/3 vs. Kansas City …
homered twice in Game 5 of the ALDS vs. Boston

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
1991 CLEVELAND .255 27 98 7 25 36 4 2 1 9 0 0 1 5 16 1 1 .298 .367 8
1992 CLEVELAND .205 40 117 8 24 35 3 1 2 12 0 2 2 10 34 2 0 .275 .299 11
1993 CLEVELAND .266 47 154 28 41 73 11 0 7 22 0 5 4 29 36 2 1 .385 .474 6
1994 CLEVELAND .268 98 321 58 86 168 20 1 20 52 1 1 0 46 84 3 3 .359 .523 15
1995 CLEVELAND .314 137 452 92 142 252 29 3 25 73 0 3 5 97 113 4 3 .438 .558 16
1996 CLEVELAND .311 151 505 122 157 309 28 5 38 116 0 2 6 123 141 2 2 .450 .612 17
1997 CLEVELAND .286 147 496 104 142 287 25 0 40 102 0 8 3 *120 146 1 1 .423 .579 10
1998 CLEVELAND .293 123 440 89 129 257 34 2 30 85 0 4 4 89 141 1 0 .413 .584 10
1999 CLEVELAND .277 146 494 101 137 267 27 2 33 108 0 4 4 *127 *171 0 0 .426 .540 6
2000 CLEVELAND .269 158 557 106 150 296 33 1 37 106 0 5 4 118 171 1 0 .398 .531 5
2001 CLEVELAND .291 156 526 101 153 328 26 1 49 124 0 3 4 111 *185 0 1 .416 .624 10
2002 CLEVELAND .304 147 480 101 146 325 19 2 52 118 0 6 5 *122 139 1 2 .445 *.677 10
2003 PHILADELPHIA .266 159 578 111 154 331 30 3 *47 131 0 5 4 111 *182 0 3 .385 .573 5
2004 PHILADELPHIA .274 143 508 97 139 295 28 1 42 105 0 4 2 104 144 0 2 .396 .581 7
2005 PHILADELPHIA .207 59 193 26 40 68 7 0 7 30 0 2 2 45 59 0 0 .360 .352 0
2006 WHITE SOX .288 143 490 108 141 293 26 0 42 109 0 7 6 107 147 0 0 .416 .598 0
2007 WHITE SOX .275 130 432 79 119 243 19 0 35 96 0 3 6 95 134 0 1 .410 .563 0
2008 WHITE SOX .245 149 503 93 123 253 28 0 34 90 0 4 4 91 147 1 0 .362 .503 0
2009 WHITE SOX .249 107 345 55 86 170 15 0 23 74 0 3 3 69 116 0 0 .372 .493 0
LOS ANGELES-NL .235 17 17 0 4 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .235 .235 0
2010 MINNESOTA .283 108 276 48 78 173 16 2 25 59 0 2 2 60 82 0 0 .412 .627 0
2011 MINNESOTA .243 71 206 21 50 98 12 0 12 40 0 1 0 35 69 0 0 .351 .476 0
CLEVELAND .296 22 71 11 21 34 4 0 3 10 0 0 0 11 23 0 0 .390 .479 0
2012 PHILADELPHIA .242 30 62 9 15 32 2 0 5 15 0 0 1 8 21 0 0 .338 .516 1
BALTIMORE .257 28 101 8 26 40 5 0 3 10 0 0 0 14 40 0 0 .348 .396 0
SOX TOTALS .265 529 1770 335 469 959 88 0 134 369 0 17 86 362 544 1 1 .391 .542 0
A.L. TOTALS .280 2135 7064 1340 1976 3937 384 22 511 1415 1 63 60 1479 2135 19 15 .406 .557 124
N.L. TOTALS .259 408 1358 243 352 730 67 4 101 284 0 11 9 268 413 0 5 .382 .538 13
MLB TOTALS .276 2543 8422 1583 2328 4667 451 26 612 1747 1 74 69 1747 2548 19 20 .402 .554 137
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INDEX
1906 World Series.....................................230 Doubleheader Information.........................183 Rookie Records.........................................278
1917 World Series.....................................231 Doubleheader Shutouts.............................288 Scouting....................................................292

FIELD STAFF
1919 World Series.....................................232 FIELD STAFF........................................ 18-33 Season Batting Leaders.................... 258-259
1933 All-Star Game...................................246 General Managers (All-Time)....................218 Single-Season Pitching Leaders....... 260-261
1950 All-Star Game...................................247 Guaranteed Rate Field...................... 364-368 Single-Game Strikeouts............................288
1959 World Series.....................................233 Hall Of Famers..........................................221 Statistical Leaders By Position..................261
1983 All-Star Game...................................248 Highest-Scoring Games............................289 Streaks......................................................285
1983 ALCS................................................234 HISTORY........................................... 201-249 Team Home Run Records.........................280
1993 ALCS................................................235 Individual Home Run Records...................281 Team Records................................... 251-253
2000 ALDS................................................236 Individual Records............................. 254-255 Team Season Batting Leaders..................256

PLAYERS
2003 All-Star Game...................................249 In Memoriam..................................................3 Team Season Pitching Leaders.................257
2005 Postseason............................... 237-244 League Batting Leaders............................276 The Last Time It Happened.......................200
2008 ALDS................................................245 League Pitching Leaders...........................277 Top Monthly Performances........................279
2017 Day-By-Day.............................. 187-189 Longest Games.........................................289 White Sox Ethnic Initiatives.......................374
2017 Draft..................................................293 Major League Attendance (2017)..............186 White Sox In The Community............ 372-373
2017 REVIEW................................... 184-200 Major League Baseball Directory..............382 White Sox Last Trade................................183
2017 Single-Game Highs.................. 190-191 Major League Standings (2017)................185 White Sox Communications......................379

OPPONENTS
2017-18 Transactions........................ 192-193 Managers (All-Time)..................................218 White Sox Statistics (2017)............... 194-197
2018 Minor League Schedules..................295 MEDIA............................................... 359-382 White Sox Sweep Information...................182
2018 Schedule...........................................BC Media Directory.........................................378 White Sox Timeline............................ 202-203
40-Man Roster................................... 167-170 Media Services.................................. 376-377 Year-By-Year Batting Leaders........... 270-272
Advanced Rookie Great Falls....................308 Milestone Victories....................................229 Year-By-Year Hitting.......................... 266-267
All-Stars.....................................................220 Minor League Affiliates..............................294 Year-By-Year Pitching........................ 268-269
All-Time Numerical Roster................. 210-214 Minor League Players....................... 312-358 Year-By-Year Pitching Leaders.......... 273-275
All-Time Roster.................................. 204-209 Minor League Training Staff.............. 301-303 Year-By-Year Results........................ 264-265

2017 REVIEW
American League Statistics (2017)...........198 MINOR LEAGUES............................. 291-358
Arizona Rookie League White Sox............309 Misc. Home Run Records................. 282-284 ON THE COVER
Attendance Records..................................290 National League Statistics (2017).............199 Ken “Hawk” Harrelson (right) enters his 33rd
Award Winners.................................. 224-225 No-Hitters..................................................287 and final season in the White Sox television
Baseball Operations.............................. 12-17 No. 1 Draft Selections...............................293 booth in 2018.
Best And Worst Records...........................286 Officers.....................................................4-11
Broadcasting..................................... 360-362 Old Comiskey Park....................................369
Camelback Ranch-Glendale............. 370-371 One-Hitters................................................287
Career Batting Leaders.............................262 Opening Day Lineups........................ 215-217

HISTORY
Career Pitching Leaders............................263 Opening Day Records...............................285
Chicago Natives To Play For White Sox...... 209 Opponent Sweep Information....................182
Class AA Birmingham................................305 OPPONENTS.................................... 171-183
Class AAA Charlotte.......................... 303-304 Owners (All-Time)......................................218
Class A Kannapolis....................................307 Player Development Staff.................. 296-300
Class A Winston-Salem.............................306 PLAYERS............................................ 34-166
Club Directory............................................ 2-3 Postseason Miscellaneous........................229
RECORDS

Coaches (All-Time)....................................219 Postseason Records.................................228


Comebacks...............................................288 Postseason Summary....................... 226-227
Dominican Academy..................................311 RECORDS......................................... 250-290
DSL White Sox..........................................310 Retired Numbers............................... 222-223

Media Guide Credits


MINOR LEAGUES

The 2018 White Sox Media Guide was produced by the club’s Media Relations Department. Information
for the media guide was gathered through February 20. For additional information, contact the media
relations department at 312-674-5300.
Editor/Design...................................................................................................................................... Bob Beghtol
Assistant Editors....................................................................................................... Ray Garcia and Scott Reifert
Photographer........................................................................................................................................Ron Vesely
Cover Design...................................................................................................................................Brigid Thomas
MEDIA/MISC.

Cover Photography..................................................................................................Ron Vesely and Tony Inzerillo


Project Contributors................................. Joe Roti, Billy Russo, Hannah Sundwall, Sheena Quinn, Julie Bartosz
Caitlin Golden and Alan Suriel
Printer............................................................................Graphic Arts Studio under the supervision of Mike Dillon

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CLUB DIRECTORY
FRONT OFFICE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MARKETING


Chairman...............................................................................Jerry Reinsdorf Marketing
Robert Judelson Jay Pinsky Burton Ury Director of Marketing............................................................Beth Grabowski
Marketing Manager.............................................................Michael Downey
Judd Malkin Lee Stern Charles Walsh
Manager of Retail Marketing................................................Samantha Schy
Allan Muchin
Mascot Coordinator......................................................................Kyle Matze
FIELD STAFF

Assistant to the Sr. V.P. of Marketing/Legal Assistant............. Valerie Pulido


OFFICERS
Business Analytics
Chairman...............................................................................Jerry Reinsdorf
Director of Business Analytics.........................................................Will Snell
Senior Executive Vice President..............................................Howard Pizer
Senior Manager of Business Analytics............................................. Liz Milla
Executive Vice President...........................................................Ken Williams
Coordinator of Marketing Analytics......................................... George Abbott
Senior Vice President/General Manager.......................................Rick Hahn
Senior Vice President, Administration......................................... Tim Buzard Business Development and Broadcasting
Senior Vice President, Stadium Operations........................... Terry Savarise Senior Director of Business Development and Broadcasting......... Bob Grim
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing............................Brooks Boyer Manager of Business Development...........................................Jo Simmons
Senior Vice President, Communications....................................Scott Reifert Coordinator of White Sox Experiences.................................... Martha Black
Special Consultant, Business Operations.............................. Frank Thomas
Vice President, General Counsel............................................. John Corvino
PLAYERS

Television Broadcasters............Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone, Jason Benetti


Vice President, Human Resources and Risk Management........... Moira Foy
Radio Broadcasters.............................................Ed Farmer, Darrin Jackson
Vice President, Community Relations/Executive Director,
Chicago White Sox Charities.........................Christine O’Reilly-Riordan Game Presentation, Video Production & Scoreboard Operations
Vice President, Finance................................................................ Bill Waters Sr. Director of Game Presentation and Video Production....... Cris Quintana
Secretary.....................................................................................Adam Klein Sr. Manager of Scoreboard Operations and Video Production....Jeff Szynal
General Counsel.......................................................................Allan Muchin Senior Manager of Game Presentation....................................... Dan Mielke
Manager of Game Presentation........................................... Michael Gomez
BASEBALL OPERATIONS Scoreboard Motion Graphics and Lead Designer...................Roman Farias
OPPONENTS

Producer/Editor/Technical Director.............................................. Frank Lenti


Major League Operations Senior Producer/Editor and Animation Designer..................... Justin Tuazon
Assistant General Manager.....................................................Jeremy Haber Scoreboard Video Editor....................................................... Ivan Rodriguez
Senior Director of Baseball Operations.......................................Dan Fabian Scoreboard Motion Graphics Designer.................................. Joe Grochocki
Director of Team Travel.................................................................Ed Cassin Coordinator of Game Presentation..................................... Colleen O’Malley
Special Assistant to the Chairman...........................................Dennis Gilbert
Corporate Partnerships
Special Assistants to the Senior VP/General Manager............ Marco Paddy
Sr. Dir., Corporate Partnerships Sales Development........ George McDoniel
. Bill Scherrer, Jim Thome, Dave Yoakum
Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships Activation..................... Gail Tucker
Special Assistant to Baseball Operations .............................José Contreras Sr. Manager of Corporate Partnerships Sales Development......Jeff Floerke
2017 REVIEW

Pitching Consultant..................................................................Dave Duncan Manager of Corporate Partnerships Activation.............................Kat Claeys


Major League Advance Scout/Special Instructor......................... Bryan Little Manager of Corporate Partnerships Development..................Joe Ronovsky
Executive Assistant to the Sr. VP/General Manager............ Nancy Nesnidal Corporate Partnerships Sales and Research Coordinator....... Mallory Miczulski
Director of Baseball Operations.................................................. Daniel Zien Corporate Partnerships Activation Coordinators...................Adam Delgado,
Director of Baseball Analytics……………………………….….…Matt Koenig Ashley Sorensen
Manager of Baseball Operations..............................................Jeff Lachman Corporate Partnerships Activation Administrator...............Whitney Holloway
Baseball Operations Analyst.......................................................Emily Blady Consultant..............................................................................Tony Colosimo
Coordinator of Baseball Information......................................... Devin Pickett
Technical Video Coordinator..........................................................Ross Mika COMMUNICATIONS
Baseball Video Coordinator................................................... Bryan Johnson Digital Communications
HISTORY

Director of Digital Communications............................................. Brad Boron


Minor League Operations/Scouting
Manager of On-Line Communications......................................Dakin Dugaw
Director of Player Development................................................... Chris Getz
Manager of Digital Media ..............................................................Matt Dahl
Senior Director of Minor League Operations.................Grace Guerrero Zwit
Senior Coordinator of Social Content and Engagement.......... Jordan Doyle
Senior Advisor to Scouting Operations..................................Doug Laumann Digital Video Coordinator .......................................................... JV Trammell
Director of Amateur Scouting..................................................Nick Hostetler Digital Video Coordinator ....................................................... Blake Evaristo
Advisor to the Baseball Department.........................................Larry Monroe Coordinator of Digital Content Syndication and Activations.........Emily Joria
Director of Arizona Facilities....................................................... Joe Lachcik
Advertising and Design Services
Senior Coordinator of Minor League Administration................ Kathy Potoski
Director of Advertising and Design Services........................ Gareth Breunlin
RECORDS

Senior Coordinator of Minor League and


Manager of Publications and Design................................ Matthew Peterson
Latin American Operations.................................................. Arturo Perez Senior Coordinator of Design Services..................................... Toby Ramos
Player Development Assistant/Video Coordinator ......................Rod Larson Senior Graphic Designer........................................................ Brigid Thomas
Minor League Clubhouse and Equipment Manager......................Dan Flood Senior Coordinator of Advertising........................................... Lauren Seesel
Minor League Assistant Clubhouse Manager......................... Bryant Biasotti Graphic Designer....................................................................... Lucie Camp
Major League Training Staff Community Relations
Head Athletic Trainer........................................................... Herm Schneider Director of Community and Charitable Programs.....................Sarah Marten
Director of Community and Player Relations .......................Lindsey Jordan
MINOR LEAGUES

Assistant Athletic Trainer................................................................Brian Ball


Director of Conditioning........................................................... Allen Thomas Manager of Youth Baseball Initiatives.....................................Anthony Olivo
Asst. Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach.......... Ibrahim Rivera Senior Coordinator of Community Relations........................... Caitlin Hanley
Major League Physical Therapist...............................................Brett Walker Coordinators of Community Relations................................Roxana Delgado,
Chandler Gilbert, Meg Hiestand
Major League Medical Staff Community Relations Representatives.............Harold Baines, Carlton Fisk,
Team Physicians.....................Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, Dr. Bernard Bach, Michael Huff, Bo Jackson, Ron Kittle, Carlos May, Bill Melton, Donn Pall,
. Dr. Brian Cole, Dr. Brian Forsythe, Dr. Gregory Nicholson, Dan Pasqua, A.J. Pierzynski, Tim Raines, Mike Squires
Dr. Anthony Romeo, Dr. Nik Verma, Dr. Kathleen Weber, Dr. Adam Yanke
Media Relations
Team Opthalmologist...............................................................Dr. David Orth
Senior Director of Media Relations.............................................Bob Beghtol
Team Optometrist.........................................................Dr. R. Tracy Williams Assistant Director of Media Relations......................................... Ray Garcia
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Team Podiatrist............................................................. Dr. Lowell Scott Weil Manager of Spanish Communications/Interpreter........................Billy Russo
Team Psychologist......................................................... Dr. Jeffrey Fishbein Coordinator of Media Relations........................................................ Joe Roti
Clubhouse Staff Coordinator of Media Services.......................................... Hannah Sundwall
White Sox Clubhouse Manager..............................................Robert Warren Team Photographer..................................................................... Ron Vesely
Visitors’ Clubhouse Manager....................................................Jason Gilliam Public Relations
Umpires’ Clubhouse Manager.......................................... Joe McNamara Jr. Director of Public Relations.................................................... Sheena Quinn
Assistant Home Clubhouse Manager............................................ Tom Bafia Manager of Public Relations.....................................................Julie Bartosz

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Client Services Executives..... Whitney Adams, Stanten Jones, Nick Kapetan
ADMINISTRATION Sales Associates.......................Maryssa Cladis, Eric Dansart, Tom Dobrez,
Administrative Staff Sean Dwyer, Miranda Hill, Thomas Hook, Taylor Jacobson,ZachJones,
Assistant to the Chairman...................................................Barbara Reincke Evan Maher, Susan Mclean, Emily Schmalbach, Pharaoh Watson
Executive Assistant to the Senior Executive Vice President........Lori Palasti Support Services
Executive Assistant to the Senior VP, Stadium Operations....... Lori Roppolo Sr. Director of Purchasing, Construction and Maintenance.......Mike Spidale
Coordinator of Investor Relations and Administration...............Katie Hermle Director of Purchasing/CSS/Warehouse......................................Matt Nykiel

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Accounting Manager of Central Support Services...................................... Jerae Farries
Accounting Manager.................................................................. Chris Taylor Purchasing Administrator/Buyer Assistant................................Tracy Mobley
Payroll Manager.......................................................................... John Storiz Coordinator of Purchasing and Warehouse..................................Leo Brady
Manager of Financial Analysis.................................................. Mallory Penn Coordinator of Purchasing and Warehouse...............................Cody Artuso
Accounting Assistant.............................................................Kathy Bingham Central Support Services Administrator…............................ Michael Nichols
Payroll Specialist ......................................................................... Tina Stack Park Operations
Payroll Coordinator...................................................................Nancy Trump Senior Director of Park Operations..................................Jonathan Vasquez
Coordinator of Accounts Receivable.........................................Kristy Chiaro Senior Director of Event Security.......................................... Steve Cardona
Coordinator of Accounts Payable......................................... Terry Considine Senior Director of Guest Services and Diamond Suites.............. Julie Taylor
Treasury Accounting Coordinator.................................................Cherie Vari Groundskeeper...................................................................... Roger Bossard

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Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Manager of Quality Control.......................................................Dave Wanda
Administration and Vice President, Finance................ Marianne Demke Manager of Guest Services and Diamond Suites........ Alexandria Janowiak
Bulls/Sox Academy Accounting Manager................................... Kari Adamik Manager of Park Operations Administration...................Jennifer Kondrisack
Data Processing/Management Information Systems Senior Coordinator of Park Operations......................................Brian Galvin
Senior Director of Management Information Services..................Don Brown Coordinator of Guest Services............................................... Tristan Elmore
Senior Systems Analyst/Desktop Administrator................... Stan Czyzewski Guest Information Representatives.......Beatrice Quintero, Maria Villanueva
Senior Network Administrator.................................................... Alex Barrera Receptionist..........................................................................Laura Randolph
Database Administrator............................................................. Rod Carlson Park Operations Staff........... Ray Gilmore, Leo Hernández, Wayne Kramer,
Curtis Nekovar, Jerry Powe, Michael Quan, Marcy Silva

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Cyber-Security/Network Administrator.......................................... Kurt Miller
Bards Room Chef..........................................................................Roy Rivas
Human Resources
Bards Room Staff......... Sonia Blackwell, Kevin Fitzpatrick, José A. Gómez,
Manager of Human Resources........................................Elizabeth Vazquez
Juan Gómez, Karen Looney, Olivia Ortiz, Jeanette Rogosich,
Senior Coordinator of Human Resources........................... Leslie Gaggiano
Corky Vari, Theresa Vásquez
Ticket Office Construction and Maintenance Staff.................Ken DePyper, Steve Knight,
Senior Director of Ticket Operations.......................................... Mike Mazza Mark Miller, Phil Minelli, Mike Ruff, Bob Sievert, Dow Smith
Manager of Ticket Accounting Administration.........................Larry Majkrzak Public Address Announcer........................................................Gene Honda
Senior Manager of Ticket Office Seasonal Staff....................Tom Eichstaedt
Interns
Senior Manager of Ticket Operations......................................Pete Catizone

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Event Marketing............................................................................ Erin Ward
Coordinator of Ticket Office Services.......................................Laura Arenas
Media Relations....................................................Caitlin Golden, Alan Suriel
Administrative Assistant..............................................................Mary Weiss
Public Relations......................................................................Jamie Bronska
Ticket Sales Graphic Design...................................................................Adriel Echeverria
Vice President, Sales and Service................................................ Jim Willits
At Your Service
Director of Group Sales..............................................................Jeff Bogacki
Senior Director............................................................Michelle Giancaterino
Director of Ticket Service and Retention....................................Rich Kuchar
Senior Manager of Guest Services (United Center)............Maggie Acevedo
Director of Ticket Sales.......................................................John Markiewicz
Senior Manager of Guest Services............................................John Bowen
Manager Inside Sales............................................................. Jenna Didiana
Senior Manager of Payroll..................................................Janet Hernández
Manager of Group Sales Development.....................................Sam Lawson
Manager of Scheduling and Training......................................Kathy Indovina
Manager of Ticket Sales Administration..........................Guillermina Pineda
Payroll Coordinator.......................................................Elizabeth Hernández

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Ticket Office System Specialist................................................Don Michaels
Guest Services Coordinator (United Center)......................... Christian Irving
Coordinator of Client Services and Administration.............Natalie McSharry
Human Resources Assistant/Recruiter...................................... Antris Green
Coordinator of Premium Seating Services............................. Joey Cullerton
Human Resources Assistant/Employee Relations.................... Joyce Jones
Coordinator of Ticket Sales....................................................Kelsey Mosher
Guest Services Assistant................................................Brandon Westbrook
Group Sales Executives............. Nick Fetchik, Scott Gbur, Brittany Howard,
Event Security Coordinator.............................................Bernie Hogancamp
Mike Rourke, Mike Short
New Business Executives.........Brian Hartzell, Colin Kibler, Jimmy Konrath,
Brian McNamara, Colleen Renz, Thomas Siwek,
Trevor Snyders, Scott Stewart
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IN MEMORIAM
Name Position Date of Death Years w/Sox
Roy Sievers First Baseman April 3, 2017 1960-1961
Sam Mele Outfielder May 1, 2017 1952-53
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Bob Kuzava Pitcher May 15, 2017 1949-1950


Jimmy Piersall Broadcaster June 3, 2017 1977-1981
Dom Zanni Pitcher July 6, 2017 1962-1963
Glenn Davis Director, Ticket Sales, CBR-G Sept. 5, 2017 1998-2003, '10-17
Tom Wright Outfielder Sept. 5, 2017 1952-1953
Ralph Faucher Broadcaster Sept. 22, 2017 1971-1972
Jim Landis Outfielder Oct. 7, 2017 1957-1964
Daniel Webb Pitcher Oct. 14, 2017 2013-2016
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Jim Rivera Outfielder Nov. 13, 2017 1952-1961


Frank Lary Pitcher Dec. 13, 2017 1965
Joe Stangarone Employee Jan. 2, 2018 1992-2018
Daniel Webb
Rudy Arias Pitcher Jan. 12, 2018 1959
1989-2017
Oscar Gamble Outfielder Jan. 30, 2018 1977
Tito Francona Outfielder Feb. 14, 2018 1958

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FRONT OFFICE

JERRY REINSDORF
CHAIRMAN
Jerry Reinsdorf begins his 38th same award, which celebrates and recognizes how members
season as chairman of the Chicago of the sports industry use sport to serve their communities and
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White Sox in 2018, having surpassed make a positive impact. In December 2017, owners for five
club founder Charles Comiskey Chicago sports teams – the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs
(1900-31) for the longest ownership and White Sox – joined together as the Chicago Sports Alliance
tenure in franchise history. The Sox to donate $1 million to the UChicago Crime Lab and two other
begin the 2018 season just 30 wins programs in an ongoing effort to support solutions to the violence
short of 3,000 during Reinsdorf’s time that plagues some neighborhoods in Chicago.
as owner of the club.
In 2018, the White Sox will host the 11th annual “Double Duty
During his stint as chairman of the White Sox, Reinsdorf’s two Classic,” a high school baseball All-Star Game featuring many of
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professional sports teams – the Sox and the NBA’s Chicago Bulls the nation’s top inner-city baseball players. The Classic, named
– have delivered seven World Championship titles to the city of for Negro League great Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe, celebrates
Chicago and its fans. Reinsdorf accepted the Commissioner’s the community’s pride in the Negro League East-West All-Star
Trophy from Bud Selig on October 26, 2005, after the White Sox Games, held annually at Comiskey Park in Chicago from the
swept their way to the team’s first World Series Championship 1930s until the 1960s, while a symposium before the game
since 1917. The championship was celebrated by a ticker-tape teaches players about the game’s history and importance.
parade attended by nearly 2 million Chicagoans.
Reinsdorf and the White Sox created the Amateur City Elite
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The White Sox have reached the postseason five times during (ACE) youth baseball program in 2007. Sponsored by Chicago
Reinsdorf’s tenure, most recently in 2008 when they captured White Sox Charities, ACE provides urban-based and largely
the American League Central Division title in a one-game playoff. minority youth the opportunity to play in a high-quality travel
The Sox also claimed division titles in 1983, 1993, 2000 and baseball program. In its nine years, ACE has had 19 players
2005. Every one of the club’s Top 20 single-season attendance drafted and over 168 players sign scholarships to play college
totals have come since 1981, including a franchise-record 2.95 baseball. ACE alums have won NCAA Championships, have
million fans in 2006. been drafted as high as the first round (fifth pick overall).
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Reinsdorf and the White Sox have received four prestigious In recognition of his life-long commitment to promoting diversity,
honors in recognition of the franchise’s ongoing commitment Reinsdorf’s White Sox hosted Major League Baseball’s 2013
to giving back to the community. In June 2011, Reinsdorf Diversity Summit in Chicago, and the franchise also was chosen
traveled to Washington D.C. to accept the Jefferson Award, to host the annual Civil Rights Game and Beacon Awards
one of the nation’s top honors for community service and Luncheon in August 2014.
volunteerism, known as the “Nobel Prize for Public Service.”
Reinsdorf has been responsible for the construction of four new
In August 2011, Reinsdorf received the Barnes and Thornburg
sports facilities in Chicago. In addition to the building of new
Jackie Robinson Award for diversity in the workplace, and in
Comiskey Park (1991), Reinsdorf initiated construction of three
November 2011, Reinsdorf and the White Sox were honored
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other major facilities for the Bulls. The United Center, home for
by Commissioner Bud Selig with the Commissioner’s Award
the Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks, opened for the 1994-95
for Philanthropic Excellence for the club’s Volunteer Corps.
season, the Sheri L. Berto Center served as the Bulls training
In September 2012, Reinsdorf and the White Sox were again
facility from 1992-2014, and the Advocate Center, which opened
recognized nationally, receiving the Steve Patterson Award
in 2014 and now serves as the Bulls practice and training facility
for Excellence in sports philanthropy for the team’s Volunteer
in downtown Chicago. The White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers
Corps program. Reinsdorf’s life-long support for charitable
also opened a state-of-the-art spring training complex, named
and community organizations has resulted in numerous other
Camelback Ranch — Glendale, in 2009.
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awards and recognitions.


For much of the past 15 years, Reinsdorf, the White Sox and
In response to President Barack Obama’s inauguration-day call
the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority have undertaken dramatic
to service, Reinsdorf and the White Sox created the White Sox
offseason renovations to Guaranteed Rate Field with the goal of
Volunteer Corps in 2009 to support the Chicagoland community
through service.  The Corps, now consisting of staff, players and
nearly 5,000 fan volunteers, has mobilized to provide more than
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45,000 hours of community service with an estimated value of


close to $1 million during its nine years of existence, including
work renovating Chicago Public Schools, remodeling local
Boys & Girls Clubs and donating time at the Greater Chicago
Food Depository.

Both of Reinsdorf’s sports franchises have donated millions of


dollars to causes in the Chicago community through a variety
of efforts, including Chicago White Sox Charities and Chicago
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Bulls Charities. Chicago White Sox Charities has donated more


than $16.3 million to Chicagoland organizations in the past nine
years, moving the team’s non-profit arm to nearly $29 million in
cumulative giving since its inception. In 2015, the Chicago Bulls
received honors as the inaugural ESPN Sports Humanitarian
Team of the Year, and in 2017, the White Sox were finalists for the

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FRONT OFFICE
improving the ballpark experience for White Sox fans. In 2016, third-longest in the NBA -- the team has captured six World
three new, state-of-the-art video boards, including a center Championships (1991-93, ’96-98). Reinsdorf was inducted
field board that measures 60 feet by 134 feet, were installed into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 in
in the ballpark. Springfield, Mass., becoming the 10th NBA owner to be honored.

Since heading the limited partnership that purchased the White Reinsdorf has played a critical role in the development of
Sox in January 1981, Reinsdorf has been involved in Major the west side area surrounding the United Center and was

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League Baseball initiatives at an industry-wide level. Currently, responsible for introducing an innovative reading program
he serves on the Commissioner’s Executive Council. to the Chicago Public Schools. Through the Chicago Bulls/
Sox Training Academy, which opened in 2001, and outreach
In the past he has served on many other committees, including
efforts such as White Sox Training Centers and Chicago Bulls
Player Relations, Relocation, Ownership & Legislative,
Basketball Schools, Reinsdorf’s franchises promote sports
Business and Media Board and Long-Range Labor Planning.
to thousands of youth each year while instilling a love of the
He was instrumental in the formation of the Diverse Business
game in future fans.
Partners (DBP) Program in 1998. Since then, Major League

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Baseball and its clubs have purchased hundreds of millions of Reinsdorf’s Silver Chalice Ventures, formed in 2009, joined with
dollars in goods and services from minority and women-owned Sinclair Broadcast Group, MLBAM, the NHL, the PGA TOUR
businesses, and the White Sox annually rank among baseball’s and Time Inc. in 2017 to launch Stadium, a 24/7 multiplatform
leaders in the DBP program. In 2008, his long history of donating sports network available across the country.
time to Major League Baseball led to Reinsdorf being asked to
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on February 25, 1936, Reinsdorf
serve on the Board of The Baseball Hall of Fame. White Sox
graduated from George Washington University in Washington
great Frank Thomas and former manager Tony La Russa were
D.C. and earned a law degree from Northwestern University

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inducted as members of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014,
after moving to Chicago in 1957. Reinsdorf and his wife, Martyl,
former White Sox Tim Raines was inducted in 2017, and Sox
have three surviving children and nine grandchildren.
Special Assistant Jim Thome is set to be inducted in July 2018.

Reinsdorf expanded his involvement in professional sports in


March 1985 by purchasing controlling interest in the Chicago
Bulls. During his tenure as chairman of the Bulls – the

HOWARD PIZER

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SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Howard Pizer begins his 38th season Pizer is responsible for the overall relationships between the
with the White Sox after being White Sox and their concessionaires, Illinois Sportservice,
promoted to the position of senior and Levy Restaurants, and he annually has spearheaded the
executive vice president by Jerry club’s ongoing efforts to improve the ballpark experience for
Reinsdorf on October 26, 2012. fans attending games Guaranteed Rate Field.

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Pizer, who attends Major League Pizer lends his organizational ability to the board of directors
Baseball owners’ meetings on of Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities; Special Children’s
the club’s behalf, has primary Charities, the fundraising arm of Chicago Special Olympics;
responsibility for the business and administrative operations Local Initiatives Support Corporation/Chicago Board of
of the White Sox as well as continuing oversight of the club’s Advisors; and Near West Side Community Development Corp.,
legal matters and governmental relations. The 40-plus-year which is working to spur affordable housing and economic
business associate of Jerry Reinsdorf joined the White Sox development on Chicago’s near west side. The Chicago
in 1981 to handle the club’s transition from former owner Bill native also is an active participant in White Sox Volunteer
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Veeck to the Reinsdorf-Einhorn group. He served as the club’s Corps community service events, as well as the club’s support
executive vice president from 1981-2012. of community efforts to develop the Wentworth Gardens and
Bronzeville areas near the ballpark. Pizer also serves as vice
During his 37-year tenure with the White Sox, Pizer has
president and secretary for Chicago White Sox Charities.
supervised the franchise’s hosting of two Major League All-
Star Games (1983 and 2003), the team’s five postseason Born on October 23, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., Pizer is a graduate
appearances (1983, 1993, 2000, 2005 and 2008), and the of the University of Wisconsin. He is also a magna cum laude
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2005 World Series, the first won by a Chicago baseball team graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law. Pizer
in 88 years. and his wife, Sheila, have two children: Jacqueline and Rachel;
and four grandchildren.
Prior to its opening on April 18, 1991, Pizer’s primary focus
was on the necessary steps to create new Comiskey Park,
now Guaranteed Rate Field. He utilized this experience in
connection with the development and operation of the United
Center, the state-of-the-art facility which opened for the 1994-
95 Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks season. He also
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participated in the development of the Advocate Center, the


new Bulls training center located next to the United Center and
the the MB Ice Arena, the new Blackhawks practice facility and
community ice center. Pizer is the White Sox chief liaison with
the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority (ISFA), the state agency
that serves as owner of Guaranteed Rate Field.

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KEN WILLIAMS
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Ken Williams begins his 37th season team to the World Series title. The Sox also acquired OF Scott
in baseball and his sixth as executive Podsednik and RHP Luis Vizcaíno in a December 13 trade with
vice president after being promoted the Brewers. In 2004, Williams signed RHP Shingo Takatsu,
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to the position on October 26, 2012. Japan’s all-time saves leader, who was the first Japanese
In his present role, Williams has player for the White Sox. In 2003, the Sox signed free agent
increased the scope and range of RHP Esteban Loaiza, who went on to win 21 games and
his involvement with the club while started the 2003 All-Star Game at U.S. Cellular Field.
continuing to maintain oversight and
During his tenure, Williams acquired 171 players in 72 trades
final approval on major baseball decisions. He also attends
involving the major-league roster. His teams included four
Major League Baseball owners’ meetings on the club’s behalf.
Cuban players, José Contreras, Orlando Hernández (2005),
Beginning in December 2016, the baseball department’s Alexei Ramírez (2008-15) and Dayan Viciedo (2010-14), and
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executive team of Williams and General Manager Rick two Japanese players (Tadahito Iguchi and Shingo Takatsu).
Hahn began a long-term process to refocus the White Sox In 2005, Iguchi became the first Japanese player in baseball
organization toward an emphasis on youth, development and history to win a World Series title.
sustained winning. Since the winter meetings of 2016, the Sox
Williams was the first African-American general manager in
have acquired 24 players in 11 trades. Despite promotions
Chicago sports history and the third in major-league history,
of several marquee prospects like INF Yoán Moncada and
following Bill Lucas (Atlanta, 1979) and Bob Watson (Houston,
RHPs Lucas Giolitto and Reynaldo López to the major-league
1994-95/Yankees, 1996-97). From 2001-03, Williams and Jerry
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club, the White Sox farm system still was ranked by several
Manuel formed the first African-American general manager/
sources among the top four in baseball entering the 2018
manager tandem in major-league history. He was honored at
season. Baseball America rated the White Sox organization
the McDonald’s 365Black Awards in July 2013 as one of the
No. 4, while MLB.com ranked seven Sox farmhands among
nation’s history makers of today and tomorrow.
baseball’s Top 100 Prospects, tied for the second-most by
any organization in baseball. On May 27, 2017, the White Sox Williams has spent 36 seasons in baseball in a variety of
outbid several competing teams to sign Luis Robert, the highly- capacities, including player, scout, director of minor league
touted Cuban centerfielder, to a minor league contract, which operations, special assistant to the chairman, vice president
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included a $26-million signing bonus. of player development and general manager. He joined
the franchise in November 1992 as a scout, specializing in
Williams played a key role in the scouting of Cuban first
the inner cities, and was named special assistant to Jerry
baseman José Abreu to a six-year, $68-million contract in
Reinsdorf in 1994.
2014, the largest player contract ever given by the Sox. Abreu
was named to the American League All-Star Team in 2014, led He served as director of minor-league operations from 1995-
all of baseball in slugging percentage, won a Silver Slugger 96 and vice president of player development from 1997-2000.
Award and unanimously was awarded the BBWAA AL Rookie Under his direction, the Sox were named 2000 Organization of
of the Year Award. the Year by Baseball America and USA Today.
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Williams spent 12 seasons (2001-12) as the White Sox Active in the organization’s community outreach programs,
general manager, producing the best winning percentage by Williams takes part in the annual “Double Duty Classic” at the
any general manager in club history. The White Sox claimed ballpark, speaking to young amateur baseball players about
a World Series Championship in 2005 – the franchise’s first in their role in the history of the sport. Williams supports the
88 years – two division titles (2005 and 2008) and five second- team’s Amateur City Elite (ACE) youth baseball program, which
place finishes. The club finished .500 or better nine times, has had 19 players drafted, including first round pick Corey
going 1,014-931 (.521) over his 12 seasons. Ray (Milwaukee, fifth overall) in 2016, and over 168 players
sign college scholarships to play baseball since it began in
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Williams capped his fifth season as general manager in 2005


2007. In 2013, he was named to MLB's Diversity Committee,
by winning the third World Series title in the franchise’s history
an 18-member task force given the objective of increasing
and the first since 1917. The 2005 World Champion White Sox
diversity in the game, particularly among black players.
became just the second team in major-league history to lead
its division wire-to-wire and sweep the World Series in four Williams has been active in the team’s “Becoming A Man”
games. The other was the 1927 Yankees. The Sox were 11-1 program, an initiative aimed at teaching young, at-risk men
in postseason play, winning their final eight games. how to resolve conflict in a non-violent manner. The BAM
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program was recognized by President Barack Obama for its


Following the 2005 World Series Championship, the 2006
positive impact on the fight against urban violence.
White Sox posted a 90-72 record, winning 90 or more games in
back-to-back seasons for just the fifth time in franchise history A former outfielder with the White Sox (1986-88), Detroit
and first since 1963-65. (1989-90), Toronto (1990-91) and Montreal (1991), Williams
appeared in 451 major-league games.
The 2008 White Sox became the second team to capture an
AL Central division title during Williams’ tenure. The 2008 Sox Born on April 6, 1964, in Berkeley, Calif., Williams attended
went 89-74 (.546) to win the AL Central title by defeating the Stanford University, where he played football. Williams is
Twins in a tiebreaker on September 30. The 1-0 victory over married to Zoraida Sambolin, the morning news anchor for
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Minnesota was the third of three straight must-win games WMAQ Channel 5. Together, she and Williams promote
against three different teams to end the regular season. prostate and breast cancer awareness, education and early
screening. Williams has three sons: Kenny Jr., a Los Angeles-
Prior to the 2005 championship season, the White Sox signed
based amateur scout with the White Sox, Kyle, who was a
five free agents – OF Jermaine Dye, RHP Dustin Hermanson,
wide receiver with the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos
RHP Orlando Hernández, Japanese INF Tadahito Iguchi and
in 2015, and Tyler, who played minor league baseball. Williams
C A.J. Pierzynski – and each played a key role in helping the
also has two step children: Nico and Sofia.

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RICK HAHN
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER
Rick Hahn, who begins his sixth Award. In 2017, Abreu became just the third player in major-
season as White Sox general league history to begin his career with four or more seasons of
manager, has been with the club 25-plus homers and 100-plus RBI, joining Hall-of-Famer Joe

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since October 2000 and helped build DiMaggio (1936-41) and Albert Pujols (2001-10).
the 2005 World Series Champion
Under Hahn’s supervision, the White Sox have expanded the
and 2008 postseason teams. The
baseball operations and scouting departments, increasing the
Chicago-area native was named the
staff with several new positions. In 2016, Hahn named Chris
club’s senior vice president/general
Getz, a former Sox second baseman, as director of player
manager on October 26, 2012, and his duties include oversight
development. Hahn promoted Nick Hostetler to director of
of all player personnel matters, coaching staff decisions and the
amateur scouting in August 2015 and also added Hall-of-Famer
club’s player development and scouting operations. Beginning
Jim Thome to the organization in July 2013, naming the popular

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in December 2016, the baseball department’s executive team
former slugger a special assistant.
of Executive Vice President Ken Williams and Hahn began a
long-term process to refocus the White Sox organization toward Hahn has traveled to the Dominican Republic multiple times as
an emphasis on youth, development and sustained winning. the White Sox signed several Latin American free agents behind
the international scouting of Marco Paddy. The Sox signed OF
Since the winter meetings of 2016, Hahn has acquired 24
Micker Adolfo, the No. 2 ranked international prospect by MLB
players in 11 trades, including INF Yoán Moncada, Baseball
in 2013, to a $1.6 million contract and followed up annually with
America’s Minor League Player of the Year in 2016, OF Luis

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signings of top prospects SS Amado Nunez (2014), OF Franklin
Alexander Basabe and RHP Michael Kopech from the Boston
Reyes (2015) and OF Josue Guerrero (2016), among others.
Red Sox and RHP Lucas Giolito, RHP Reynaldo López and
RHP Dane Dunning from the Washington Nationals. During During his 12 seasons as White Sox vice president/assistant
the 2017 season, Hahn acquired OF Eloy Jiménez, the No. general manager, Hahn worked with Williams on roster
4 ranked prospect by Baseball America in January 2018, and composition, player acquisitions, talent evaluations and
RHP Dylan Cease from the Chicago Cubs. He then added OF contract negotiations. Since joining the organization, Hahn has
Blake Rutherford and LHP Ian Clarkin in a July 18 trade with negotiated numerous multiyear contracts, including with current
the Yankees. This past offseason, Hahn acquired RHP Thyago Sox players Abreu, Anderson, Castillo and RHP Nate Jones.

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Vieira, signed free agent C Welington Castillo, and added LHP Hahn has been credited with playing a key role in moves such as
Luis Avilán and veteran RHP Joakim Soria via trade. signing eventual Cy Young Award runner-up Esteban Loaiza to
Despite promotions of Moncada, Giolitto, López and RHP a minor-league deal prior to the 2003 season, the waiver claim
Carson Fulmer to the major leagues, the White Sox farm system of Bobby Jenks prior to the 2005 World Series championship
still was ranked by several sources among the top four in season, the 2007 acquisition of Most Valuable Player-candidate
baseball entering the 2018 season. Baseball America rated the Carlos Quentin, and the signing of Chris Sale, the club’s 2010
White Sox organization No. 4, with Jiménez (4th) and Kopech first-round pick and a five-time All-Star with the White Sox.
(11th) the top-ranked players. MLB.com ranked seven Sox Prior to joining the White Sox, Hahn spent two years as an

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among baseball’s Top 100 Prospects, tied for the second-most associate at Steinberg, Moorad & Dunn, a sports agency based
by any organization in baseball. In addition to Jiménez (4th) in Newport Beach, Calif., representing more than 150 athletes
and Kopech (10th), Sox in the Top 100 included OF Luis Robert from Major League Baseball, the National Football League and
(28th), RHP Alec Hansen (54th), Cease (61st), Dunning (92nd) the National Basketball Association.
and Rutherford (99th). Baseball Prospectus ranked a major
league-leading eight Sox prospects among the Top 101, adding Hahn is active in the organization’s community outreach efforts
2017 first-rounder Jake Burger (84) to its list. as he has met with the organization’s Amateur City Elite (ACE)
youth baseball teams and volunteered his time serving meals to
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As of January 2018, 22 of the club’s Top 30 prospects, according families at the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Chicago.
to MLB.com, were acquired since 2016, including five members Hahn is a native of Winnetka, Ill. and a graduate of New Trier
of the 2016 draft class and three from 2017. The White Sox High School, the University of Michigan, Harvard Law School,
have had six first-round picks in Hahn’s five seasons as general and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
manager, with SS Tim Anderson (2013), LHP Carlos Rodón He and his wife, Jean, have two children: Jacob and Charlie.
(2014) and Fulmer (2015) reaching the major leagues.
On May 27, 2017, the White Sox outbid several competing teams
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to sign Robert, the highly-touted Cuban center fielder, to a minor


league contract which included a $26-million signing bonus.
Hahn named Rick Renteria White Sox manager on October 3,
2016. With the selection of Renteria and the promotion of Nick
Capra (third base coach) and Curt Hasler (bullpen) in 2017,
every member of the White Sox coaching staff has lengthy player
development experience.
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The White Sox made international headlines on October 29,


2013 when Hahn signed free agent Cuban first baseman Jose
Abreu to a six-year, $68-million contract, the largest player
contract ever given by the White Sox. Abreu was named to
the American League All-Star Team in 2014, led all of baseball
in slugging percentage, won a Silver Slugger Award and
unanimously was awarded the BBWAA AL Rookie of the Year

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TIM BUZARD
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ADMINISTRATION
Beginning his 37th season with the the club’s on-going relationship with Major League Baseball
Chicago White Sox in 2018, senior Advanced Media (MLBAM).
vice president of administration Tim
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Buzard, who has the longest tenure of any chief financial officer
Buzard is responsible for the club’s
in Major League Baseball, spent much of the 1993 season as
accounting, ticket office, human
a member of Major League Baseball’s Chief Financial Officers’
resources, data processing and
Committee studying revenue sharing, and he has played a
communications departments.
major role in the implementation of baseball’s revenue-sharing
Promoted to senior vice president in agreement. He has overseen a ticket office customer service
2004, Buzard also oversees the Chicago Bulls/Chicago White campaign, the development of a human resources department
Sox Training Academy, located in Lisle, Ill. The state-of-the-art with the White Sox and is responsible for the organization’s
facility, which opened in 2001 and has hosted over a half million integrated approach to communications. Buzard is a member
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visitors, offers professional baseball, softball and basketball of the Major League Baseball Non-Uniformed Personnel
instruction for kids of all ages up to professional athletes. “The Pension Plan Committee and the Subscribers’ Advisory
Vault,” a fun interactive area for kids that combines physical Committee of the Major League Baseball Assurance Exchange
activity, sports and the latest technology to help youth fight Society, MLB’s captive insurance company.
childhood obesity through exercise, opened at the Academy in
Buzard graduated in 1978 from the University of Illinois with a
2011 and is a popular field trip and birthday party destination
degree in accounting and became a certified public accountant
for 20,000 kids each year.
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in 1981. He served as a senior accountant for Ernst & Whinney


After joining the club in 1981, Buzard served as controller for three years prior to joining the Sox. Buzard was born on
for five years, as vice president of finance for 12 and as vice September 13, 1955, in Evanston, Ill. He and his wife, Sandra,
president of administration and finance for six. He oversaw have two children: Jacqueline and Kevin. The family resides in
the automation of the accounting department and assisted Riverwoods, Ill. The Buzards donate their time as members of
in an organization-wide computerization project. Buzard also the White Sox Volunteer Corps, the club’s community outreach
has initiated new cash management and comprehensive risk program, and SHORE Community Services supporting
management systems, which reduced risk exposures and individuals with developmental disabilities.
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costs for the franchise. Buzard also is active in maintaining

TERRY SAVARISE
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, STADIUM OPERATIONS
Entering his 38th season with the Bulls and the three-time Stanley Cup Champion Chicago
Chicago White Sox, senior vice Blackhawks. The arena hosts over 220 major events per year,
president of stadium operations, making it one of the busiest in the United States. Savarise
Terry Savarise is directly responsible was responsible for all design and construction of the state-
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for all aspects of the operation of of-the-art, multi-purpose arena and recently supervised a
Guaranteed Rate Field, including $150-million renovation of the United Center, including the
more than 2,000 employees who staff construction of a 190,000-square foot office building for the
the ballpark on game days. arena, Bulls and Blackhawks staff. He also coordinated the
operation of the 1996 Democratic National Convention at the
Savarise, who was promoted to senior vice president in 2004,
United Center. Savarise oversaw the design and construction
was responsible for the planning and construction of the new
of the Bulls training facility, the Advocate Center, which opened
ballpark, which opened in 1991. He also has overseen the
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in 2014 and directed the design and construction of MB Ice


ballpark’s many popular renovations and remodeling efforts
Arena, the new practice facility and community ice center for
over the past 16 seasons, including the installation of three
the Blackhawks, which opened in 2017.
new video boards in 2016. The center field board, which
measures 60 feet by 134 feet, is one of the biggest in major Savarise spearheaded the design and construction of
league baseball and is over five times the size of the ballpark’s Camelback Ranch – Glendale, the award-winning White Sox
original video board installed in 1991. and Los Angeles Dodgers spring training facility in Glendale,
Ariz., which opened in spring 2009. Savarise sits on the board
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Each of the renovations to Guaranteed Rate Field have


of the joint venture which runs Camelback Ranch – Glendale.
focused on improving the game experience for fans by creating
a more intimate and fun atmosphere. Among the changes, the During his career, Savarise also directed the design and
Sox added the popular Fan Deck in center field, changed the construction of two other spring training ballparks for the White
color scheme of the ballpark and in its most dramatic change, Sox: Tucson Electric Park (1998-2008) and Ed Smith Stadium
removed the top eight rows of the ballpark’s upper deck and and Sports Complex in Sarasota, Fla. (1989-97).
added a flat roof over the back rows of the upper deck.
Savarise is a member of the Arena Managers’ Association and
Among the specific makeover changes are construction of the the International Association of Auditorium Managers and has
Chicago Sports Depot, an apparel and merchandise store and served on the board of directors of the Stadium Managers’
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ChiSox Bar & Grill, a high-end sports bar popular with Sox fans Association. He is a graduate of the Ohio University Sports
before and after games. In 2017, the White Sox opened Suite Administration program. He and his wife, Tara, have two
134, located on the main concourse behind home plate. children: Katie and Jon. Jon was drafted by the White Sox in
2012 after pitching for Northern Illinois University.
Savarise serves as senior vice president of operations for the
United Center, home of the six-time World Champion Chicago

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BROOKS BOYER
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES AND MARKETING
Brooks Boyer enters his 15th Boyer oversees the annual advertising and branding
season with the White Sox in 2018, campaigns, as well as the introduction and implementation of
digital ticketing and dynamic pricing. He also directs the club’s

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overseeing the team’s marketing,
corporate partnerships sales and relationships with its broadcast partners, WGN-TV and NBC
service, ticket sales and service, Sports Chicago, WGN Radio (720 AM)and its Spanish-language
premium seating sales and service, radio partner, WRTO 1200 AM Univision America.
broadcasting, game operations,
Boyer also led the national search to select Jason Benetti as
promotions, advertising, licensing,
the play-by-play television announcer for White Sox games
business analytics and development.
alongside Steve Stone. Benetti, a Chicago-area native,
During Boyer’s tenure, the White Sox set a franchise-record continues to work at ESPN where he has served as the play-
by-play announcer for college baseball, basketball, football and

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attendance with 2,957,111 in 2006. His game operations
staff is responsible for developing the team’s “take the lacrosse over the past eight years.
field” montage, orchestrating fan participation in the historic Boyer serves as the club’s marketing liaison to Major League
“blackout game” tiebreaker vs. Minnesota in 2008, establishing Baseball and sits on MLB’s Commissioner’s Ticketing Review
annual promotions such as Family Sundays, Dollar Hot Dog Committee. Boyer is one of four members of the board of
Wednesdays and Free T-shirt Thursdays, arranging the 10-year directors for Camelback Ranch-Glendale, the spring training
anniversary reunion weekend for the 2005 World Series team home of the White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Boyer

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in July 2015, as well as the ceremonies to retire former Sox also is a board member of the Bulls/Sox Training Academy and
greats Paul Konerko’s No. 14 and Mark Buehrle’s No. 56 before Chicago White Sox Charities.
sellout crowds, and overseeing the setting of a Guinness Book of
World Records record for most dogs to watch a baseball game. Boyer was a co-founder of Silver Chalice Ventures, formed in
2009, which joined with Sinclair Broadcast Group, MLBAM, the
With a leadership style centered on fan engagement, Boyer NHL, the PGR TOUR and Time Inc. in 2017 to launch Stadium,
oversaw the construction of a data warehouse to gain insight and a 24/7 multiplatform sports network available in broadcast and
information to identify and meet guests’ needs in the ballpark. cable markets across the country (check local listings) and
Boyer also focuses attention on the long-term development of

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on Facebook (Facebook.com/watchstadium), Twitter (via @
the White Sox fan base by helping establish the team’s youth WatchStadium), SlingTV, PlutoTV, and WatchStadium.com
marketing initiatives including partnering with youth baseball along with Stadium-branded iOS, Android, AppleTV, and Roku
leagues in communities throughout Illinois, including Oak Park, applications. Boyer serves as a board member for Stadium.
Park Ridge, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, Naperville, Orland Park,
Frankfort Square as well as Dyer, Indiana. Prior to joining the White Sox in April 2004, Boyer spent 10 years
with the Chicago Bulls. He was with the franchise for the final
Other notable accomplishments under Boyer’s leadership three of its six NBA titles.
include: securing the multiyear sponsorship agreement with
naming rights partner Guaranteed Rate for Guaranteed Rate A 1994 graduate of Notre Dame, where he was a two-time

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Field and Guaranteed Rate Club in 2016; the opening of ChiSox captain of the basketball team (1990-94), Boyer also is a
Bar & Grill and the Chicago Sports Depot in 2011; and securing graduate of the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul
naming rights for ballpark attractions, such as the Beggars and is an inductee into the Lumen Christi High School (Jackson,
Pizza Pub, Magellan Scout Seats, Huntington Bank Stadium Mich.) Sports Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Julie, reside in
Club, New Era Cap Corner, Private Bank Fan Deck and the Downers Grove with their six children: Joslyn (16), Kylie (15),
XFINITY Kids Zone. Reeghan (14), Quinn (12), Brody (10) and Brynlee (8).

SCOTT REIFERT
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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS


As senior vice president of Under Reifert’s leadership and direction in 2016, the White Sox
communications, Scott Reifert digital communications team won a prestigious EMMY award
is responsible for the club’s from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy
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communications with White Sox fans. of Television Arts and Sciences in the category of Outstanding
He oversees the franchise’s strategic Achievement for Sports Program for a Feature/Segment.
communications efforts, media
In 2011, the White Sox Volunteer Corps program was
services, digital communications
selected by Major League Baseball to receive the prestigious
functions, social media, digital video
Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence, and
production, branding, public relations activities, community
in 2012, the White Sox program was recognized with the
relations initiatives and the team’s website, whitesox.com.
Steve Patterson Award for sports philanthropy. This Corps –
In addition to his various communications responsibilities, consisting of staff, players and over 4,650 fan volunteers – has
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Reifert serves as president of Chicago White Sox Charities mobilized over the last eight seasons to renovate Boys & Girls
(CWSC), which has donated more than $14.5 million to Clubs, remodel Chicago Public Schools and provide more than
Chicagoland organizations over the past eight years, moving 41,500 hours of community service.
the team’s not-for-profit arm beyond $27 million in cumulative
In 2008, Chicago White Sox Charities unveiled a brick baseball
giving since its inception. CWSC celebrated its 25th year in
diamond as well as granite and bronze sculpture located
2016 with a 25-for-25 campaign that raised more than $60,000.
outside the ballpark’s main entrance that celebrates the

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FRONT OFFICE

franchise’s 2005 World Series Championship. To mark the advertising committee and is involved in the commissioning of
10-year anniversary of the World Series in 2015, White Sox bronze sculptures of past Sox greats that stand at Gate 4 and
Charities sold a limited number of commemorative bricks in in center field on the main concourse.
this plaza with proceeds supporting its community efforts.
In 2014, White Sox fans voted Chris Sale to the American
CWSC also held A Season To Remember, a fundraising event
League All-Star Team as part of a “Target Sale” campaign. With
featuring conversations with several members of the 2005
Sale’s election, the White Sox became the only team in Major
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team at the Chicago Theatre to raise funds for charity.


League Baseball to have four different players earn “Final Man”
The White Sox will hold their ninth annual “Sox Serve Week” honors as Sale joined Paul Konerko, who was honored in 2011
campaign in June 2017, organizing seven days of events with his “PaulStar” campaign, A.J. Pierzynski, part of a “Punch
focused on serving the community and giving. Past activities A.J.” campaign in 2008, and Scott Podsednik, who enjoyed a
have included Sox players spending the day fishing with successful “Vote for Scott” campaign in 2005.
children of military members served by the USO, as well as
Reifert, who joined the White Sox in 1991 as assistant director
Volunteer Corps members building a KaBOOM! playground
of public relations before being promoted to director of public
for a women’s and children’s shelter on the southwest side of
relations in 1997, was named vice president of communications
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Chicago, among other events. Last year’s campaign raised


in April 2004. He was promoted to senior vice president in
nearly $180,000 in one week to support White Sox Charities.
2010. During his tenure, the White Sox have hosted the 2003
In 2017, the White Sox will celebrate the 10th anniversary All-Star Game and reached the postseason four times (1993,
of the Double Duty Classic, a high school baseball All-Star 2000, 2005, 2008), capturing the World Series in 2005.
Game featuring many of the top inner-city talent. The Classic,
Reifert received Major League Baseball’s Robert Fishel Award
named for Negro League great Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe,
for public relations excellence at the 2008 Winter Meetings.
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celebrates the community’s pride in the Negro League East-


West All-Star Game, which was played annually at Comiskey Prior to joining the White Sox, Reifert worked at Wirz &
Park from the 1930s until the 1960s. The Classic highlights Associates, a Connecticut-based sports marketing and public
the team’s commitment to youth baseball by showcasing top relations firm. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Reifert also
baseball talent from the city’s inner-city baseball programs. has a master’s degree in sport management from Western
Illinois University. He is married to Amy Howley, head women’s
Reifert also oversees the team’s market research initiatives to
soccer coach at the University of Chicago. They reside in the
gather feedback on the White Sox and fan perceptions. In his
Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago with their three children.
27th season with the club, Reifert is a member of the team’s
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JOHN CORVINO
VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL
John Corvino begins his 13th season Corvino joined the White Sox in 2006 as General Counsel. Prior
in the White Sox organization as to joining the White Sox, Corvino practiced tax and corporate
General Counsel and his first as Vice law from 1984-1990 at Holleb & Coff, and served in various
President, General Counsel after capacities as Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary
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being promoted to the position in and General Counsel at Katy Industries/Holden Industries
December 2017. from 1991-2005.

Corvino is responsible for all aspects Corvino earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indi-
of the White Sox legal and compliance ana University, Master of Science in Taxation and a Juris Doctor
functions, including working closely with every department in the from DePaul University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
organization as legal needs arise. He also serves as the team’s
A native of Westchester, Ill., he graduated in 1974 from Fen-
liaison to the Illinois Sports Facility Authority, owner of Guaran-
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wick High School in Oak Park. Corvino currently resides in


teed Rate Field. In addition, Corvino oversees the legal functions
Burr Ridge with his wife, Beth. The couple has two children,
for Chicago White Sox Charities, the Bulls/Sox Academy and
Samantha and Justin.
the team’s Dominican Republic Academy.
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MOIRA FOY
VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Moira Foy begins her 28th season organization’s point person for all insurance claims, heads the
with the White Sox and her fourth as Risk Management committee, coordinates litigation for any

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Vice President of Human Resources insurance lawsuits, negotiates employee benefits plan and
and Risk Management after being heads the compliance initiatives.
promoted to the position in Febru-
Foy is a member of the Major League Baseball Quality Coun-
ary 2015.
cil on Worker’s Compensation and General Liability and is an
Foy joined the White Sox in Septem- active participant in the MLB Diversity Business Summit. She
ber 1991 as Manager of Human Re- attended the inaugural Katy Feeney Leadership Symposium at
sources. She was promoted to Director of Human Resources the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla.
in 1993. During her tenure with the Sox, Foy has been instru-
Foy graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago with de-

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mental in developing the human resources department. In
grees in history and political science. She resides in Chicago.
addition to handling employee hiring, she also serves as the

CHRISTINE O’REILLY-RIORDAN
VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Christine O’Reilly-Riordan begins her ed since CWS Charities was established in 1990. She also is

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36th season with the White Sox and deeply involved in the White Sox investment in inner-city youth
her fourth as Vice President of Com- baseball development, with nearly $500,000 in annual funding
munity Relations/Executive Director from the Charities impacting thousands of inner-city youth both
of Chicago White Sox Charities after on the baseball field, in the classroom and in life.
being promoted to the position in
O’Reilly-Riordan also been the recipient of numerous awards
February 2015.
from a number of non-profits throughout the state, including
In her role, O’Reilly-Riordan is the Easter Seals of Metropolitan Chicago, Children’s Home + Aid

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driving force behind the White Sox community outreach initia- and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
tives. She also has been instrumental in the creation of the
In 2012, she was recognized by the Jefferson Awards National
White Sox Volunteer Corps (established in 2009), which has
Board for her exceptional leadership and devoted service to
contributed more than 41,500 service hours to greater Chicago
Chicago White Sox Charities and the underserved of Chicago.
community from more than 4,800 White Sox fans over the
Most recently, O’Reilly-Riordan received a Smart Cookies
course of hundreds of service projects.
Make a Difference award from the Girl Scouts of Chicagoland
The Volunteer Corps was recognized with the 2011 Major and Northwest Indiana. The award lauds exemplary leaders
League Baseball Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic who change the rules of the game to make the world a bet-

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Excellence and the 2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ter place.
Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy.
O’Reilly-Riordan graduated from Illinois State University with
As Executive Director of Chicago White Sox Charities, O’Reilly- a degree in education. She and her husband, Greg, reside in
Riordan oversees the club’s charitable donations to nonprofit Downers Grove. They have two children: Hayley and Brendan.
and social service agencies, with more than $29 million donat-

BILL WATERS
RECORDS

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE


Bill Waters begins his 30th season in Waters originally joined the White Sox in 1989 as Controller. A
the White Sox organization and his member of Major League Baseball’s CFO group for more than
fourth as Vice President of Finance two decades, he is the club’s reporting liaison to MLB and is
after being promoted to the position involved in addressing industry-wide issues and trends.
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in February 2015.
Waters is an adjunct professor in the Masters of Sports Ad-
Waters is responsible for all aspects ministration program at Northwestern University. He also is a
of accounting and finance for the frequent presenter at the university level and to various ac-
White Sox, including budgeting, counting organizations. Prior to joining the White Sox, Waters
tax, financial reporting, payroll and treasury functions. He also worked at Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) from 1983-
monitors financial results of outsourced services for conces- 1989 in the audit practice.
sions, parking and broadcasting, to name a few. He is an ex-
Waters earned both his Bachelor of Science in Commerce and
ecutive for Chicago White Sox Charities and treasurer for the
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Masters in Accountancy degrees at DePaul University. A native


Chicago Bulls/Chicago White Sox Academy located in Lisle,
of Chicago, he resides in Niles with his wife, Cyndy.
Illinois.

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JEREMY HABER
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Jeremy Haber begins his sixth season Sox in May 2013 as assistant to the general manager and served
in the White Sox organization and his in that capacity for two seasons.
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fourth as assistant general manager


Haber was primarily responsible for negotiating long-term
after being promoted to the position
contracts with starter José Quintana (2014), outfielder Adam
in February 2015.
Eaton (2015), reliever Nate Jones (2016) and shortstop Tim
In his role, Haber assists General Anderson (2017).
Manager Rick Hahn in all aspects of
Haber earned his B.A. from Brown University in 2006, JD from
the baseball operations department,
Harvard Law School in 2013 and MBA from Harvard Business
including player evaluation and acquisition, roster and payroll
School in 2013.
management, and contract negotiations. He joined the White
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DOUG LAUMANN
SENIOR ADVISOR TO SCOUTING OPERATIONS
Doug Laumann begins his third full Laumann joined the Sox in 1990, working as an area scout
season as senior advisor to White Sox before serving as supervisor from 1993-96. He was national
scouting operations after serving as crosschecker from 1997-2000, director of scouting from Novem-
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the club’s director of amateur scouting ber 2000-2003 and a special assignment scout from 2004-07.
from August 2007 until his promotion
Prior to joining the Sox, Laumann worked as an area scout for
in August 2015.
the Chicago Cubs from 1981-90. He started as a bird dog for
Chicago’s last four drafts in the legendary Phillies scout Tony Lucadello in 1981.
non-capped era (2008-11) yielded
Laumann was a pitcher at the University of Dayton, graduating
players who have produced a combined WAR of 40.3 (per
in 1980. A native of Cincinnati, he was an All-State performer at
Baseball-Reference.com), second-best in the American League
Purcell High School. Laumann’s summer teams included future
behind the Angels (45.0). Among those players are INF Gordon
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major-league players Rich Dotson, Leon Durham, Bill Doran,


Beckham and RHP Daniel Hudson from the 2008 class, RHP
Pat Tabler and Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy.
Addison Reed and LHP Chris Sale from 2010, and INF Marcus
Semien from 2011. Laumann and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Union, Ky. and have
four children: Jordan, Jackson, Jake and Jillian; and one grand-
Laumann also oversaw White Sox drafts from 2001-03 which
child: Delainey. Jackson played in the White Sox organization
produced major leaguers Brandon McCarthy, Ryan Sweeney
in 2014 at Advanced Rookie Great Falls.
and Chris Young.

NICK HOSTETLER
HISTORY

DIRECTOR OF AMATEUR SCOUTING


Nick Hostetler begins his third full sea- Collins was Carolina League All-Star with Class A Winston-Sa-
son as White Sox director of amateur lem in 2017 and threw out 45-111 (40.5 percent) of attempted
scouting after being promoted to the basestealers. Hansen combined to go 11-8 with a 2.80 ERA
position in August 2015. and a minor-league leading 191 strikeouts over 26 starts be-
tween Kannapolis, Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham
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Hostetler replaced Doug Laumann,


last season.
who was promoted to senior advisor
to White Sox scouting operations af- Hostetler worked as an area scout with the White Sox from
ter serving eight years as director of 2002-04 and the Atlanta Braves from 2005-07 and as the Sox
amateur scouting. East Coast Crosschecker from 2008-11 before being promoted
to assistant scouting director in 2012.
The White Sox selected 3B Jake Burger in the first round (11th
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overall) of the 2017 draft out of Missouri State University. Burger, Among the players Hostetler has scouted during his second
the No. 8 prospect in the Sox organization according to MLB. stint with the club include RHP Daniel Hudson (2008), INF Gor-
com, recorded a pair of five-hit games for Class A Kannapolis don Beckham (2008) and LHP Chris Sale (2010).
in his first professional season and hit for the cycle on August
Hostetler attended Youngstown (Ohio) State Univeristy and the
24 vs. Greensboro.
Univsersity of Akron. He and his wife, Nicole, reside in Hebron,
Under his supervision in 2016, the Sox selected C Zack Collins Ky. with their three children: Kayla, Lacey and Andrew.
from the University of Miami in the first round (10th overall)
and RHP Alec Hansen from the University of Oklahoma in the
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GRACE GUERRERO ZWIT
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MINOR LEAGUE OPERATIONS
Entering her 37th season with the Zwit is the club liaison to Minor League Baseball and the
White Sox, Grace Guerrero Zwit Commissioner’s Office of Major League Baseball on all minor-

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oversees the day-to-day operations league transactions. She works with the director of player de-
involving the organization's six mi- velopment to organize spring training, monitor minor-league
nor-league affiliates. rosters, coordinate Instructional League and prepare the mi-
nor-league player guide.
Hired by Roland Hemond and Dave
Dombrowski in 1982 as an assistant Zwit also works with the Commissioner’s Office to facilitate the
in the player development/scouting approval of all foreign minor league contracts and oversees
departments, Zwit was named assistant minor league adminis- the immigration process for minor and major-league players.
trator in 1986 and assistant to the director of scouting in 1990. In addition, Zwit coordinates the English instruction and cul-

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In 1997, she was named assistant director of scouting/minor tural assimilation courses for the club’s major and minor league
league administration under Ken Williams and Duane Shaffer foreign players.
and director of minor league operations in 2000. She was pro-
Zwit was born and raised on Chicago’s south side. She and her
moted to her current position prior to the 2008 season.
husband, Jim, have two sons: Vincent and Christian. They live
As the liaison with minor league affiliates, Zwit coordinates ex- in LaGrange Park, Ill.
penditures for the player development staff, professional, ama-
teur and international scouts, roving instructors and players.

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DAN FABIAN
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF BASEBALL OPERATIONS
Dan Fabian begins his 33rd season coordinator for two seasons (1989-90). He then spent two sea-
with the White Sox, 26th in the base- sons as the manager of community relations (1991-92) before
ball department and seventh as senior moving to the baseball department, where he worked as a

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director of baseball operations. scouting and player development administrator from 1993-96.

Fabian oversees the daily operation Prior to his most recent promotion, Fabian was the assistant
of the team’s professional scouting director of scouting/minor-league operations from 1996-2000,
efforts, including scheduling, com- director of baseball operations systems from 2001-06 and direc-
munications and the development of tor of baseball operations from 2007-11.
the White Sox Scouting Portal, which features both amateur
Fabian represented the White Sox on “Baseball IQ,” the MLB
and pro scouting reports, statistical information and video clips
Network trivia show which was taped in January 2012, to raise
The portal is used extensively by General Manager Rick Hahn
money for Chicago White Sox Charities.

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in analyzing potential major league roster moves, trades and
waiver claims. He also oversees the club’s video coaching Fabian, a native of Park Ridge, Ill., graduated from Maine South
efforts, processing of advance scouting reports and general High School in 1984 and from the University of Notre Dame in
statistical research for the baseball department. 1988. He spent four years as a student assistant in the Notre
Dame sports information office. Fabian’s father, Dan, is a former
Fabian worked the 1986-88 seasons as an intern in the White
general manager of WGN Radio. Fabian and his wife, Nina,
Sox public relations department before serving as the broadcast
reside in Naperville, Ill.
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CHRIS GETZ
DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
Chris Getz begins his second season Getz played seven seasons in the major leagues with the
as the White Sox director of player White Sox (2008-09), Royals (2010-13) and Toronto (2014),
development after being appointed batting .250 (352-1,409) with 176 runs scored and 89 stolen
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to the position on October 24, 2016. bases over 459 games. He hit .261 (98-375) with 18 doubles,
four triples, two home runs, 31 RBI, 49 runs scored and 25
Among his responsibilities, Getz
steals over 107 games with the Sox as a rookie in 2009.
handles day-to-day operations of the
entire minor-league system, includ- Getz originally was selected by the White Sox in the fourth
ing player personnel decisions and round of the 2005 draft out of the University of Michigan. He
staff hiring, assists in contract negotiations and helps maintain was traded with Josh Fields to Kansas City on November 5,
relationships with each of the affiliates. 2009 in exchange for Mark Teahen.
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Under his supervision, the White Sox sent two teams to the Getz, a native of Grosse Pointe, Mich., played collegiately at
postseason (Class A Kannapolis and Advanced Rookie Great Wake Forest (2003) and Michigan (2004-05). He was named
Falls) in 2017 and enter the 2018 season with the No. 4 ranked First-Team All-America in 2005 with the Wolverines. Getz and
farm system in baseball according to Baseball America. his wife, Nicole, reside in Chicago with their two children, Luke
and Alexandra.
Getz spent the 2014-15 seasons as a baseball operations as-
sistant/player development with the Kansas City Royals.

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FRONT OFFICE

DANIEL ZIEN
DIRECTOR OF BASEBALL OPERATIONS
Daniel Zien begins his 18th season Zien joined the White Sox in 2001 as an intern in the media rela-
in the White Sox organization and his tions department. He served as the assistant video coordinator
FIELD STAFF

third as director of baseball operations in 2002-03 before being promoted to video coordinator for the
after being promoted to the position in 2004-08 seasons, which included a World Series title in 2005
February 2016. and an American League Central title in 2008.

In his role, Zien is responsible for Zien joined the front office in 2009 as assistant director of base-
overseeing the advanced scouting ball operations. He served in that capacity for seven seasons
efforts at the major-league level as before earning his most recent promotion.
well as the video coaching department. He also is responsible Zien, a Bayside, Wis. native, graduated from Indiana University
for salary arbitration, minor-league free agent signings and other in 2000 with a degree in sports marketing. He and his wife, Ra-
PLAYERS

baseball-related functions. chel, reside in Wilmette with their two children: Dylan and Noa.

MATT KOENIG
DIRECTOR OF BASEBALL ANALYTICS
Matt Koenig begins his fifth season Prior to joining the White Sox, Koenig traded derivatives on the
in the White Sox organization and S&P 500 for 15 years for Geneva Capital, developing trading
OPPONENTS

his second as director of baseball systems to manage risk and exploit mispricings in options.
analytics after being named to the Koenig, a native of Belleville, Ill, graduated from the University
position in October 2016. of Illinois in 1999 with a degree in finance. He and his wife,
In his role, Koenig is responsible for Amy, reside in Homer Glen, Ill. with their four children: Michael,
White Sox statistical analysis sup- Mia, Luke and Nate.
porting the amateur draft process,
free agent and trade acquisitions, and advance scouting.
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Before being appointed to his current position, Koenig served


three seasons as a consultant to the White Sox baseball op-
erations department.

DENNIS GILBERT
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRMAN
Dennis Gilbert, a top agent in baseball Prior to joining the White Sox, Gilbert was involved in building a
HISTORY

before his early retirement in January top-flight baseball stadium at Southwest College in south central
1999, joined the Chicago White Sox Los Angeles that serves as the home field for Major League
as special assistant to Chairman Jerry Baseball’s RBI program (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities).
Reinsdorf on November 28, 2000. The ballpark, Dennis Gilbert Field, celebrated its Opening Day
on January 20, 2002. He continues his successful insurance
Gilbert, who received the Jack Brick-
practice in Beverly Hills, Calif.
house Lifetime Achievement Award at
the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago Awards After building his insurance business, Gilbert began his career
RECORDS

Banquet in January 2015, assists the White Sox in contract as an agent in 1980 when he represented Hall of Famer George
negotiations and consults on other baseball-related issues. Brett. Gilbert added clients Bret Saberhagen, Danny Tartabull
and Jose Canseco and then formed the successful Beverly
Always active within the baseball community, Gilbert, along with
Hills Sports Council. His client list included Barry Bonds, Bobby
Roland Hemond and scouts Dave Yoakum (White Sox) and
Bonilla, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling.
Harry Minor (Mets), created the Professional Scouts Foundation
in January 2003. The foundation, which holds annual fundraising Gilbert played minor league baseball for four years and also has
MINOR LEAGUES

dinners featuring guests such as Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, scouted in the Los Angeles area. He is a longtime season-ticket
Tom Seaver, Tom Lasorda and other baseball notables, lends holder for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels.
support to scouts who have provided longtime service to the Gilbert and his wife, Cynthia Vereen, reside in Hidden Hills, Calif.
game but may have fallen on financial hard times due to illness, The couple has three children: Ashlee, Shannon and Hailey.
retirement or the non-renewal of their contracts.
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FRONT OFFICE
MARCO PADDY
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GM, INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS
Marco Paddy begins his seventh Paddy spent 2007-11 as Director of Latin America Operations
season in the White Sox organization with the Toronto Blue Jays. Among Toronto’s international sign-

FIELD STAFF
as special assistant to the general ings during his tenure were pitcher Henderson Álvarez, who
manager — International Operations. posted a 2.65 ERA for the Miami Marlins in 2014, and Adeiny
In his position, Paddy directs the Sox Hechavarria, the Marlins starting shortstop in 2013-14.
Latin American scouting efforts, with
Prior to joining the Blue Jays, Paddy spent 14 seasons with the
an emphasis on international signings.
Atlanta Braves, serving as an area scout (1993-2002), assistant
Under Paddy’s watch, the White Sox director of player development (2002-03) and director of Latin
have signed more than 75 international free agents, including America operations (2004-06).
16-year-old OF Micker Adolfo (Zapata) in 2013. Adolfo, the No. 2
Paddy, a native of Panama, graduated in 1988 from Southern
ranked international prospect by MLB.com in 2013, was signed

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University in Baton Rouge, La. with a degree in mechanical
to a $1.6 million contract and has been followed up annually with
engineering technology and earned his masters degree in public
signings of top prospects SS Amado Núñez (2014), OF Franklin
administration in 1993.
Reyes (2015) and OF Josue Guerrero (2016), among others.
Paddy was selected by Atlanta in the 56th round of the 1988
In May 2017, the Sox signed OF Luis Robert to a minor-league
amateur draft and played one year in the Braves farm system.
contract which included a $26-million signing bonus. Robert
He was born on April 27, 1964 in Panama Canal Zone - Colon.
enters the 2018 season rated by MLB.com as the No. 28
Paddy resides in Palm Coast, Fla. He has two children: Marco

OPPONENTS
prospect in baseball.
Jr. and Victoria.

BILL SCHERRER
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER
Bill Scherrer is in his 16th season with rer was a member of the 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers
the White Sox and his 13th as special and made three relief appearances in the World Series vs. San

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assistant to the general manager. Diego, allowing one run in 3.0 IP.
Scherrer, who was hired as a profes-
After retiring as a player in 1991, Scherrer worked seven
sional scout prior to the 2003 season,
seasons (1992-98) as an area scout for the Florida Marlins and
works directly for General Man-
four (1999-2002) as a crosschecker with the Reds. He was
ager Rick Hahn on special assignment
selected in the sixth round of the 1976 draft but attended UNLV
scouting of major league clubs.
for one semester, where he tried out for the basketball team.
Scherrer, a left-handed pitcher, spent seven seasons in the Scherrer was drafted again by the Reds with the first overall
major leagues with the Cincinnati (1982-84, 1987), Detroit pick in January 1977.

HISTORY
(1984-86), Baltimore (1988) and Philadelphia (1989), going
Scherrer was born in Tonawanda, N.Y. on January 20, 1958 and
8-10 with 11 saves and a 4.08 ERA (141 ER/311.1 IP) in 228
resides in Phoenix with his wife, Michelle. He has six children:
games (two starts).
Lynn, Michael, C.J., Mary, Lore and Grace. His older brother,
In his first full season in the majors with the Reds in 1983, he Jack, attended the University of Buffalo, where he played
compiled a 2.74 ERA (28 ER/92.0 IP) with 10 saves and tied basketball against future NBA stars Bob Lanier, Calvin Murphy
for fourth in the National League with 73 appearances. Scher- and Randy Smith.
RECORDS

JIM THOME
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER
Hall-of-Famer Jim Thome, one of He ranks among baseball’s all-time leaders in numerous cat-
eight players in major-league his- egories, including home run ratio (4th, 13.76), walks (7th), home
tory to hit 600 home runs, rejoined runs (8th), OPS (18th, .956), slugging percentage (22nd) and
MINOR LEAGUES

the White Sox on July 2, 2013 as a RBI (26th). Thome’s 612 homers are the fourth-highest total in
special assistant to General Manager major-league history by a left-handed hitter, trailing only Barry
Rick Hahn. Bonds (762), Babe Ruth (714) and Ken Griffey Jr. (630).
Thome’s responsibilities include Thome hit 40 or more home runs six times and drove in 100-plus
consulting with Hahn and Director of runs nine times. His 17 postseason home runs are tied with
Player Development Chris Getz, working with the White Sox David Ortiz for the seventh-highest total in major-league history.
major league staff and players, and visiting Sox minor-league af- Thome batted .265 (469-1,770) with 134 home runs and 369
filiates throughout the summer to evaluate player performance. RBI in four seasons with the Sox. He hit his 500th home run on
MEDIA/MISC.

Thome, who will be enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of September 16, 2007 vs. the Angels and a game-winning solo
Fame in July 2018, hit .276 (2,328-8,422) with 612 home runs, shot on September 30, 2008 to give the White Sox a 1-0 victory
1,699 RBI, 1,583 runs scored and 1,747 walks in 2,543 games over Minnesota in a one-game playoff at U.S. Cellular Field.
over 22 major-league seasons with Cleveland (1991-2002, Thome and his wife, Andrea, reside in Burr Ridge, Ill., with their
‘11), Philadelphia (2003-05, ‘12), the White Sox (2006-09), Los two children: Lila and Landon.
Angeles-NL (2009), Minnesota (2010-11) and Baltimore (2012).

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BASEBALL OPERATIONS
FRONT OFFICE

DAVE YOAKUM
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER
Dave Yoakum, a member of the organization (1971), a scouting supervisor/infield instructor for
Professional Baseball Scouts Hall the Astros (1972) and New York Yankees (1974-76), a scout-
FIELD STAFF

of Fame since 2010, enters his 27th ing supervisor/minor league instructor with the Toronto Blue
season with the White Sox, serving Jays (1977-80) and a major league advance scout for the Blue
as special assistant to the general Jays (1981-91).
manager. Yoakum, who was hired During his minor-league playing career, Yoakum was a team-
following the 1991 season, works di- mate of four future major-league managers: Cito Gaston, Gene
rectly for General Manager Rick Hahn Lamont, Jim Leyland and Stump Merrill. In his 40 seasons as a
on special assignment scouting of other major league clubs. scout, Yoakum has worked for executives Tal Smith, Pat Gillick,
At the 2018 Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Awards Ron Schueler and Ken Williams.
Dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., Yoakum shared the George
PLAYERS

In January 2003, Yoakum, along with Dennis Gilbert, Roland


Genovese Lifetime Achievement Award in Scouting with Wash- Hemond and fellow scout Harry Minor (Mets), created the Pro-
ington's Dan Jennings and the late Stan Zielinski of the Cubs. A fessional Scouts Foundation. The foundation provides support
bronze plaque in his honor is permanently on display at the home to scouts who have been in baseball at least 25 years but may
of the Class A Fort Myers Miracle in the Florida State League. have fallen on financial hard times due to illness, retirement or
A former infielder in the Detroit Tigers system (1966-70), Yoa- the non-renewal of their contracts.
kum has worked as a coach, instructor, scouting supervisor or Yoakum was born in Middlesboro, Ky. on December 15, 1946,
OPPONENTS

major-league scout for over three decades. Following his play- and graduated from New Albany (Ind.) High School. He and his
ing career, Yoakum was a player/coach in the Houston Astros wife, Nina, have three children: Mark, Anna and Dax.

ROGER BOSSARD
HEAD GROUNDSKEEPER
The man responsible for building and way Park and Washington’s RFK Stadium (2004). Among the
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maintaining Guaranteed Rate Field’s highlights of Bossard’s resume, he is a consultant for 14 Major
highly regarded playing field is head League Baseball teams and four NFL teams.
groundskeeper Roger Bossard, now In addition to Guaranteed Rate Field, Bossard has designed
in his 52nd season with the White Sox. and built major-league fields in Arizona, Boston, Detroit, Mil-
Groundskeeping is a Bossard family waukee, St. Louis (both old and new Busch Stadium), Seattle
tradition, with six members combining and Washington, as well as spring training complexes for Cin-
for more than 250 years of experience cinnati, Montreal, the Yankees, St. Louis, Arizona, the White
in the business. Roger’s grandfather, Emil, served as head Sox and Dodgers.
HISTORY

groundskeeper with the Cleveland Indians from 1932-68, while In 1984-85, Bossard designed and built the first natural turf soc-
his father, Gene, was in charge with the White Sox from 1940-83. cer fields in Saudi Arabia for the Royal Family, where he contin-
Roger joined the Sox in 1967 as an assistant to his father before ues to serve as a consultant. Nineteen of 30 major-league teams
taking over following Gene’s retirement in 1983. use a patented drainage system that he developed specifically
Bossard designed and built the playing fields for Camelback for the opening of Guaranteed Rate Field in 1991. As part of the
Ranch-Glendale, the White Sox spring training complex that ballpark’s 2000 offseason renovation, he built new bullpens and
opened in 2009. He designed and built new playing fields at reconfigured the outfield grass, irrigation and drainage systems.
RECORDS

Wrigley Field (2007 offseason) after performing the same task Bossard and his wife, Geri Lynn, have two children: Brittany and
at the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis (2005), Boston’s Fen- Brandon. The family resides in Lemont, Ill.
MINOR LEAGUES
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BASEBALL OPERATIONS

FRONT OFFICE
FIELD STAFF
PLAYERS
Nancy Nesnidal Jeff Lachman Emily Blady
Executive Assistant to the Manager of Baseball Operations Baseball Operations Analyst
Senior Vice President/General Manager

OPPONENTS
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Bryan Little Bryan Johnson Ross Mika
Major League Advance Scout/ Baseball Video Coordinator Technical Video Coordinator
Special Instructor

HISTORY
RECORDS

Kathy Potoski Arturo Pérez Devin Pickett


Senior Coordinator of Senior Coordinator of Minor League Coordinator of Baseball Information
MINOR LEAGUES

Minor League Administration and Latin American Operations

Special Thanks
The White Sox Media Relations Department would like to thank Rick Hahn, Jeremy Haber, Dan Fabian,
Chris Getz, Grace Guerrero Zwit, Daniel Zien, Arturo Pérez, Nancy Nesnidal and Kathy Potoski of the
Baseball Operations Department for providing information used in the 2018 media guide. The Sox also
MEDIA/MISC.

extend thanks to Mike Dillon, Tim Jepsen, Ryan Whitmore and the staff at Graphic Arts Studio for help on
the project. Statistical information was provided by the MLB Baseball Information System, Elias Sports
Bureau, STATS LLC and Baseball-Reference.com. The White Sox Media Relations Department would
like to acknowledge the research contributions made by Jeff Szynal, Robert Rosenberg, Rich Lindberg,
David Vincent and David Smith.

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FIELD STAFF
Rick Renteria begins his second season as White Sox manager in 2018.
RICK RENTERIA 17

FRONT OFFICE
MANAGER
Given Name: Richard Aviña Renteria
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-9 Weight: 190
Opening Day Age: 55 (December 25, 1961)
Birthplace | Residence: Harbor City, Calif. | Temecula, Calif.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Pittsburgh Pirates, selected in the first round (20th overall),
1980 free agent draft.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as bench coach, November 10, 2015.

2017 SEASON PLAYING CAREER

PLAYERS
l Completed his first season as White Sox manager with a 67-95 l Played professionally for 15 seasons (1980-94) … appeared
record and fourth-place finish in the American League Central. in 184 games over parts of five major-league seasons with
l The Sox went 13-10 in April and were 38-49 at the All-Star Pittsburgh (1986), Seattle (1987-88) and Florida (1993-94),
Break … they were 29-46 in the second half but won 13 of their batting .237 (100-422) with four home runs and 41 RBI.
final 22 games from 9/9-end of the season. l Made his major-league debut on 9/14/86 vs. the Cubs …
l During the season, the White Sox traded nine players from collected the first pinch-hit in Marlins history on 4/14/93 at San

OPPONENTS
the major-league roster, including LHP José Quintana (7/13 to Francisco (off Dave Righetti) … hit his first major-league homer
the Cubs), RHPs Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson and 3B on 6/1-2/93 vs. San Francisco (off Bud Black).
Todd Frazier (7/18 to the Yankees), RHP Anthony Swarzak (7/26 l Batted .287 (937-3,260) with 167 doubles, 37 home runs, 397
to Milwaukee), LHP Dan Jennings (7/27 to Tampa Bay), OF RBI and 459 runs scored over 857 minor-league games.
Melky Cabrera (7/30 to Kansas City), RHP Tyler Clippard (8/13 l Was selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (20th overall) of
to Houston) and RHP Miguel González (8/31 to Texas). the 1980 draft … Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona
l Avisaíl García ranked second in the AL with a .330 average, (22nd), Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (23rd) and
the highest finish by a Sox player since Frank Thomas won the Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons (24th) were selected

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batting title with a .347 average in 1997. in succession later in the first round of that draft.
l José Abreu led the AL with 343 total bases and joined Joe
DiMaggio (1936-39) and Albert Pujols (2001-10) as the only COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
players in MLB history to begin their careers with four straight l Visited with officers at the Chicago Police Department’s
25 HR/100 RBI seasons. Strategic Decision Support Center, the “nerve center” at the
l Earned his 100th victory as a major-league manager on 6/27 7th district station in the Englewood neighborhood that uses
vs. Baltimore … was ejected seven times, upping his career total high-tech tools to help reduce violence.
to 13 as a manager. l Participated in a special batting practice experience at the
l Was selected by Sports Illustrated in October as one of the ballpark with 20 Wounded Warriors during Sox Serve Week …

HISTORY
30 most influential Hispanics in sports … was the only Latino several of the veterans were members of the Chicago White
manager in Major League Baseball during the season. Sox Division, a Navy Recruit Division that has held its swearing
in ceremony at the ballpark for 33 consecutive years.
MANAGERIAL/COACHING HIGHLIGHTS l Created the Club 17 program with his wife Ilene to invite
l Was hired as the 40th manager in White Sox history on youth from underserved Chicago communities to White Sox
10/3/16, replacing Robin Ventura, after spending the 2016 games throughout the 2017 season.
season as the Sox bench coach. l Visited students in the culinary program at Benito Juarez Com-
RECORDS

l Joins Hall-of-Famer Johnny Evers as the only managers of munity Academy in January 2017 … delivered comfort blankets to
both the White Sox and the Cubs … Evers managed the Sox in families and patients Lurie Children’s Hospital in January 2016.
1924 and the Cubs in 1913 and 1921.
l Was named the 53rd manager in Cubs history on 11/7/13 and MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
guided the club to a 73-89 record in 2014 … led the Cubs to a l Married Ilene … has four children: Joseph, Michael, Anthony
31-28 record (.525) from 7/28-remainder of the season … was and Alexandria, and one grandchild.
MINOR LEAGUES

ejected six times during the 2014 season. l Graduated in 1980 from South Gate (Calif.) High School.
l Spent six seasons on the San Diego Padres coaching staff,
serving as bench coach from 2011-13 and first base coach MANAGERIAL RECORD
from 2008-10 … also managed Team Mexico in the 2013 World Year Club W-L Pct. Pos. Notes
Baseball Classic. 1998 Brevard County 43-97 .307 6th/6th
l Managed in the minor leagues for eight seasons, including 1999 Kane County 78-59 .569 1st Made MWL playoffs
four each in the Padres (2004-07) and Marlins (1998-2001) 2000 Portland 71-70 .504 4th
organizations, compiling a 539-583 (.480) record. 2001 Portland 77-65 .542 3rd
l Was named Midwest League Manager of the Year in 1999 2004 Lake Elsinore 68-72 .486 4th
MEDIA/MISC.

after guiding Class A Kane County to a 78-59 record and a playoff 2005 Lake Elsinore 70-68 .503 3rd
2006 Lake Elsinore 74-66 .529 1st Made CL playoffs
berth … managed Class A Lake Elsinore to the California League
2007 Portland 58-86 .403 4th
playoffs in 2006.
2014 CHICAGO-NL 73-89 .451 5th
l Began his coaching career in 1998 as manager at Class A
2017 WHITE SOX 67-95 .414 4th
Brevard County.
MINOR TOTALS 223-197 .531
MLB TOTALS 140-184 .432

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DARYL BOSTON 8
FRONT OFFICE

FIRST BASE COACH


Given Name: Daryl Lamont Boston
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6-4 Weight: 240
Opening Day Age: 55 (January 4, 1963)
Birthplace | Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio | Lithonia, Ga.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Chicago White Sox, selected in the first round
(seventh overall), 1981 free agent draft.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as Advanced Rookie Bristol hitting coach,
January 22, 1998.

l Hit a careeer-high 15 home runs with the White Sox in 1988 …


COACHING HIGHLIGHTS
PLAYERS

played for the expansion Rockies in 1993, hitting .261 (76-291)


l Begins his sixth season as the White Sox first base coach with 14 homers and 40 RBI.
and 21st as a coach in the organization … spent the 1998-2012 l Made his major-league debut on 5/13/84 vs. Texas, singling
seasons in the player development system, including the last 12 off Charlie Hough in his first at-bat … was selected by the Sox
as the minor-league outfield instructor. in the first round (seventh overall) of the 1981 draft.
l Served as hitting coach at Advanced Rookie Bristol (1998),
Class A Burlington (1999) and Class A Winston-Salem in 2000 MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
OPPONENTS

… helped Bristol and Burlington win league titles. l Married Sherrilyn … has one child: Dash … graduated in
l Spent the 1996 season as a player/coach with Regina in the 1981 from Woodward High School in Cincinnati, Ohio … father,
independent Prairie League. Henry, managed the semipro Cincinnati Tigers baseball team,
which featured future major-leaguer Dave Parker.
PLAYING CAREER
l Played 11 seasons in the major leagues with the White Sox COACHING CAREER
(1984-90), Mets (1990-92), Colorado (1993) and Yankees (1994) Year Position Club Org.
… batted .249 (655-2,629) with 83 home runs, 278 RBI and 98 1998 Hitting Coach Advanced Rookie Bristol White Sox
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stolen bases in 1,058 games. 1999 Hitting Coach Class A Burlington White Sox
l His best season came in 1990 when he hit .272 (100-367) 1999 Hitting Coach Class A Winston-Salem White Sox
with 12 home runs, 45 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 120 games 2001-12 Outfield Instructor Minor Leagues White Sox
with the White Sox (five games) and Mets (115). 2013- First Base Coach Chicago White Sox White Sox
HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
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NICK CAPRA 12

FRONT OFFICE
THIRD BASE COACH
Given Name: Nick Lee Capra
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-8 Weight: 185
Opening Day Age: 60 (March 8, 1958)
Birthplace | Residence: Denver, Colo. | Scottsdale, Ariz.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Texas Rangers, selected in the third round,
1979 free agent draft.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as Advanced Rookie Bristol manager, January 5, 1996.

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL

PLAYERS
l Begins his 23rd season in the White Sox organization and l Married Dr. Michelle Embling … has two children: Ainsley and
his second as third base coach … spent the 2012-16 seasons Cara, and one grandchild: Paytin … graduated in 1976 from
as the Sox director of player development. Lincoln High School in Denver.
l During his five seasons, Sox affiliates reached the playoffs l Attended Blinn College in Brenham, Texas and Lamar (Colo.)
eight times, with the Arizona League White Sox (2015) and Class Community College before playing one season (1979) at the
AA Birmingham (2013) winning league titles and Winston Salem University of Oklahoma, where he earned All-American honors.

OPPONENTS
(87-51) posting the best record in the minor leagues in 2012.
l Spent 2009-11 as the White Sox minor-league field coordina- MANAGERIAL RECORD
tor after serving as assistant director of minor-league instruction Year Club W-L Pct. Pos. Notes
in 2008 and minor-league hitting coordinator in 2006-07. 1996 Bristol 17-51 .250 9th
l Spent 10 seasons (1996-2005) as a manager in the White Sox 1997 Bristol 30-38 .441 7th
player development system, posting a 588-595 (.497) record … 1998 Bristol 42-24 .636 1st Manager of the Year
reached the postseason five times and won league titles with 1999 Burlington 71-68 .511 3rd/1st MWL champions
Class A Burlington (Midwest) in 1999 and Class A Kannapolis 2000 Birmingham 77-63 .550 1st/2nd SL 1st-half champions

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(South Atlantic) in 2005. 2001 Birmingham 80-60 .571 3rd/1st SL 2nd-half champions
l Was named Appalachian League Manager of the Year in 2002 Charlotte 55-88 .385 4th/4th
1998 after leading Advanced Rookie Bristol to the league title 2003 Charlotte 74-70 .514 2nd
game … in 2000, managed the SL West Division All-Stars and 2004 Charlotte 68-74 .479 4th
the American League Class AA All-Stars and was a coach on 2005 Kannapolis 74-59 .517 5th/1st SAL champions
the U.S. Team at the All-Star Futures Game in Atlanta. MINOR TOTALS 588-595 .493

PLAYING CAREER
l Played professionally for 17 seasons (1979-95) … spent parts

HISTORY
of five seasons in the major leagues with Texas (1982-83, ‘85,
‘91) and Kansas City (1988), going 9-54 (.167) over 45 games.
l Batted .274 (1,854-6,763) with 327 doubles, 92 home runs,
652 RBI 1,170 runs scored and 514 stolen bases over 1,888
minor-league games.
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

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DON COOPER 99
FRONT OFFICE

PITCHING COACH
Given Name: Donald James Cooper
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-1 Weight: 220
Opening Day Age: 62 (January 15, 1956)
Birthplace | Residence: New York, N.Y. | Nashville, Tenn.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: New York Yankees, selected in the 17th round,
1978 free agent draft.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as Class A South Bend pitching coach,
October 11, 1987.

2017 SEASON MOST MLB QUALITY MOST SOX WINS


PLAYERS

l The Sox ranked 11th in the American League with 63 quality STARTS SINCE 2003 UNDER DON COOPER
starts, down from 95 in 2016 when they were third in the majors. Club QS Pitcher Wins
l The Sox season-ending roster included three pitchers who White Sox 1,315 Mark Buehrle 129
made their major-league debut in 2017 and eight with less than New York-NL 1,312 John Danks 79
two seasons of experience. St. Louis 1,300 Jon Garland 74
l Only two of 12 pitchers on the Opening Day roster finished Chicago-NL 1,278 Chris Sale 74
Los Angeles-NL 1,278 Gavin Floyd 63
OPPONENTS

the season with the club … 13 pitchers started a game for the
Sox, their most since 2004 (Elias).
l During the season, the Sox traded LHP José Quintana (7/13), l Quintana recorded 30 starts and 200.0 IP for the third straight
RHPs Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson (7/18), RHP Anthony season, the first Sox pitcher to accomplish that feat since Buehrle
Swarzak (7/26), LHP Dan Jennings (7/27), RHP Tyler Clippard (2001-11) and Javier Vázquez (2006-08).
(8/13) and RHP Miguel González (8/31) … LHP Carlos Rodón
(12 starts), RHP Nate Jones (11 games), RHP Zach Putnam 2014 SEASON
(eight games) all suffered season-ending injuries. l The White Sox ranked fourth in the AL with 89 quality starts
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l Due to the trades, no Sox pitcher recorded more than 135.0 … the Sox used 25 pitchers during the season (11 rookies).
IP, 109 strikeouts, 26 starts or 13 saves. l Sale ranked second in the AL with a 2.17 ERA, falling .03
short of becoming the first Sox pitcher to lead the league in that
COACHING HIGHLIGHTS category since Joel Horlen in 1967 … the 2.17 ERA was the
l Has spent 30 seasons in the White Sox organization and 15 lowest by a Sox pitcher since Wilbur Wood (1.91) in 1971 and
full seasons as pitching coach … was named pitching coach on the lowest by an AL lefty since Ron Guidry (1.74) in 1978.
7/22/02 after serving as the organization’s minor-league pitching
coordinator from 1997-2002. 2013 SEASON
l The Sox have made 1,315 quality starts since 2003, the l The White Sox ranked fifth in the AL with 90 quality starts and
HISTORY

highest total in the major leagues. posted a 3.98 ERA, their lowest mark since 2005 (3.61) … the
l Chris Sale made five consecutive All-Star teams (2012-16), season-ending starting rotation featured five pitchers who were
Mark Buehrle threw a no-hitter on 4/18/07 and a perfect game 25 years old or younger.
in 7/23/09, and Philip Humber threw a perfect game on 4/21/12. l Sale (214.1 IP) and Quintana (200.0) became the first lefty
pitchers in White Sox history under the age of 25 to each throw
2016 SEASON at least 200.0 IP in the same season.
l The White Sox ranked second in the AL and third in the majors l Prior to Sale and Quintana, the last Sox duo under 25 to
RECORDS

with 95 quality starts. record 200.0 IP or more in the same year was Alex Fernández
l Sale became the first pitcher in White Sox history to record (247.1) and Wilson Álvarez (207.2) in 1993.
200-plus strikeouts in four consecutive seasons and joined Billy l Addison Reed (24) became the youngest pitcher in Sox history
Pierce (1955-59) as the only pitchers in franchise history to make to record 40 or more saves in one season.
five consecutive All-Star Teams. l Was acting manager on 6/6 vs. Oakland (Sox lost, 5-4).
l Quintana recorded 30 starts and 200.0 IP for the fourth straight
season, the first Sox pitcher to accomplish that feat since Mark 2012 SEASON
MINOR LEAGUES

Buehrle from 2001-11. l The Sox tied for sixth in the AL with 86 quality starts, five off
the league lead.
2015 SEASON l Sale, in his first professional season as a starter, went 17-8
l The White Sox led the AL with 98 quality starts … the Sox with a 3.05 ERA and 192 strikeouts … Jake Peavy (194) and
recorded a franchise-record 1,362 strikeouts. Sale ranked eighth and ninth in the AL in strikeouts.
l Sale struck out a franchise-record 274 batters, breaking Ed l The Sox used 10 rookie pitchers, including a major-league
Walsh’s record of 269 set in 1908 … he also became the first record eight during a 14-inning victory on 7/13 at Kansas City
pitcher since Pedro Martínez in 2002 to lead the AL in both … rookie Nate Jones led AL relievers with eight victories, and
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strikeouts and strikeout-to-walk ratio. rookie Addison Reed tied for seventh in the AL with 29 saves.
l Sale struck out 10-plus batters in eight straight starts from l Humber threw the 21st perfect game in major-league history
5/23-6/30, tied with Martínez (8/19-9/27/99 with Boston) for the on 4/21 at Seattle.
longest streak in major-league history (Elias) … he fanned 12-
plus batters in five straight starts from 5/28-6/19, joining Martínez
and Randy Johnson as the only pitchers to accomplish that feat.

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2011 SEASON 2004 SEASON

FRONT OFFICE
l Managed the final two games of the season after Ozzie Guillén l The White Sox starting rotation ranked second in the AL with
was released from his contract, splitting two games vs. Toronto. 1,008.0 IP … Buehrle led the AL with 245.1 IP, while Garland
l The Sox bullpen averaged 9.83 strikeouts per 9.0 IP, the (career-high 217.0) and García (210.0 combined) also reached
second-highest mark in major-league history at the time behind the 200.0 IP-mark.
the 2010 Atlanta Braves (10.06).
l Mark Buehrle recorded 10 wins, 200.0 IP and 30 starts for a 2003 SEASON
franchise-record 11th consecutive season. l The Sox led the AL with 98 quality starts, their highest total
since 1974 … their 12 complete games were the most by a Sox

FIELD STAFF
2010 SEASON team since 1995.
l The White Sox ranked third in the AL with 94 quality starts … l Esteban Loaiza, a non-roster invitee to spring training, went
John Danks (15), Mark Buehrle (13), Freddy García (12) and 21-9 with a 2.90 ERA and league-best 207 strikeouts to finish
Gavin Floyd (10) all won 10 or more games. second in the AL Cy Young Award voting.

2009 SEASON 2002 SEASON


l The Sox led the AL for the second straight season with 86 l White Sox went 35-27 with a 4.12 ERA (250 ER/546.2 IP)
quality starts and ranked second with a 4.14 ERA … the starters after his appointment on 7/22.

PLAYERS
tied Tampa Bay for the AL lead with 970.0 IP.
l Buehrle threw the 18th perfect game in major-league history PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
on 7/23 vs. Tampa Bay … he also set a major-league record by l Spent 15 seasons (1988-2002) in various coaching capacities
retiring 45 consecutive batters over three starts from 7/18-28, in the White Sox minor-league system, including six (1997-2002)
breaking the record of 41 shared by teammate Bobby Jenks. as the organization’s pitching coordinator.
l Was named the organization’s 2000 Charles W. Lubin Award
2008 SEASON winner for player development … was manager/pitching coach

OPPONENTS
l White Sox pitchers led the AL with 93 quality starts … four for the Caribes de Oriente in the Venezuelan Winter League
members of the starting rotation recorded 10 or more victories from 1991-94.
… Jenks became the first Sox pitcher to collect at least 30 saves
in three consecutive seasons. PLAYING CAREER
l Pitched for Minnesota (1981-82), Toronto (1983) and the New
2007 SEASON York Yankees (1985) over four major-league seasons, going 1-6
l White Sox starters ranked second in the AL with 1,016.0 IP with a 5.27 ERA in 44 games … earned his only major-league
and fourth with 88 quality starts. victory vs. the Yankees on 9/2/82.

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l Jenks became the first pitcher in Sox history to record 40 or l Went 65-47 with a 3.46 ERA (295 ER/768.1 IP) and 588
more saves in back-to-back seasons and tied the major-league strikeouts in 289 minor-league games (60 starts) … recorded
record by retiring 41 consecutive batters from 7/17-8/12. seven complete games (one shutout) and 64 saves.
l Was named International League All-Star relief pitcher at
2006 SEASON Class AAA Syracuse in 1983 … led the IL with 125 strikeouts at
l Was a member of the 2006 AL All-Star coaching staff … Class AAA Toledo in 1982 … threw a no-hitter for Class A Fort
Sox starting pitchers led the major leagues in IP for the second Lauderdale on 8/7/78 vs. Fort Myers.
straight season, throwing 1,042.0.
l García (216.2), Jon Garland (211.1), Buehrle (204.0) and MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL

HISTORY
Javier Vázquez (202.2) all threw 200-plus IP, marking the second l Married Ruby … has three children: Jaime, Luke and Kate.
consecutive season the Sox featured four starters with 200.0 or l Attended New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury,
more and 13th time in franchise history. N.Y., where he was named East Coast Athletic Conference
l The White Sox recorded 11 shutouts, their highest total since Player of the Year in 1978.
1993 … José Contreras posted a franchise-record, 17-game l Received an honorary doctoral degree in humane letters
winning streak from 8/21/05-7/9/06. from the school on 5/21/06 … addressed the graduating class
of N.Y.I.T. live via satellite prior to the Sox game vs. the Cubs.
RECORDS

2005 SEASON l During the past several offseasons, has conducted numerous
l The Sox ranked second in the AL with a 3.61 ERA, the club’s pitching clinics in the Chicagoland area, including at the Bulls-
lowest figure since 1990 (3.61) and third-lowest since 1972 … Sox Academy in Lisle, Ill.
White Sox starters led the AL with 1,074.0 IP.
l Garland (18-10), Buehrle (16-8), Contreras (15-7) and García MANAGERIAL RECORD
(14-8) all won 14 or more games … Buehrle was the starting Year Club W-L Pct. Pos. Notes
MINOR LEAGUES

and winning pitcher for the AL All-Star Team (2.0 scoreless IP). 2011 White Sox 1-1 .500 N/A Replaced O. Guillen on 9/27
l Garland (April), Buehrle (June) and Contreras (September)
all garnered AL Pitcher of the Month honors, marking the first COACHING CAREER
time since the 1991 Minnesota Twins that three members of the Year Position Club Org.
same staff have been honored in one season.
1988 Pitching Coach Class A South Bend White Sox
l During the 11-1 run that culminated in the Sox first World
1989-91 Pitching Coach Class A Sarasota White Sox
Championship since 1917, the pitching staff compiled a 2.55 1992 Pitching Coach Class AA Birmingham White Sox
ERA (32 ER/113.0 IP) while limiting Boston, Los Angeles and 1993-94 Pitching Coordinator Minor Leagues White Sox
Houston to a combined .202 (81-401) average. 1995 Pitching Coach Class AAA Nashville White Sox
MEDIA/MISC.

l Buehrle, Garland, García and Contreras recorded four straight 1995 Pitching Coach White Sox White Sox
complete-game victories to conclude the ALCS vs. the Angels 1995 Roving Instructor Minor Leagues White Sox
… the White Sox became the first club to accomplish that feat 1996 Pitching Coach Class AAA Nashville White Sox
in one postseason since the 1928 Yankees vs. St. Louis. 1997-2002 Pitching Coordinator Minor Leagues White Sox
l Sox pitchers limited Los Angeles to a .175 average, the lowest 2002- Pitching Coach White Sox White Sox
mark in a LCS since 1984 when Kansas City hit .170 vs. Detroit.

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CURT HASLER 29
FRONT OFFICE

BULLPEN COACH
Given Name: Curtis Allan Hasler
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-7 Weight: 255
Opening Day Age: 53 (December 29, 1964)
Birthplace | Residence: Honolulu, Hawaii | South Bend, Ind.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Chicago White Sox, selected in the 21st round,
June 1987 free agent draft.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as Class A Sarasota pitching coach, November 1, 1991.

MANAGERIAL/COACHING HIGHLIGHTS MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL


PLAYERS

l Begins his 27th season as a pitching coach in the White Sox l Married Mary … has two children: Andrew and Alyssa … his
organization and second on the major-league bullpen coach … son, Drew, owns a 2.50 ERA (28 ER/100.2 IP) over two seasons
Sox relievers struck out a franchise-record 511 batters in 2017. in the White Sox minor-league system.
l Spent the 2011-16 seasons as the Sox minor-league pitching l Graduated in 1983 from Roanoke-Benson (Ill.) High School,
coordinator … during his tenure with the Sox, helped oversee the where he was an All-State selection in basketball and baseball
development of major-leaguers Chad Bradford, Mark Buehrle, … played college baseball at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.
OPPONENTS

Josh Fogg, Matt Guerrier, Boone Logan and Dan Wright.


l Served as pitching coach with Class AA Birmingham in 2001 COACHING CAREER
and oversaw the first Opening Night no-hitter in Southern League Year Position Club Org.
history on 4/5/01 vs. Tennessee. 1991-92 Pitching Coach Rookie Sarasota White Sox
1993-94 Pitching Coach Class A Hickory White Sox
PLAYING CAREER 1995-96 Pitching Coach Class A South Bend White Sox
l Pitched in the White Sox organization from 1987-91, post- 1997-98 Pitching Coach Class A Winston-Salem White Sox
ing a 34-30 record with a 3.51 ERA (219 ER/561.2 IP) and 12 1999-2001 Pitching Coach Class AA Birmingham White Sox
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complete games over 97 games (82 starts). 2002-04 Pitching Coach Class AAA Charlotte White Sox
l Registered career bests with 26 starts, 185.2 IP and six 2006-08 Pitching Coach Adv. Rookie Great Falls White Sox
complete games with Class A South Bend in 1988 … went 14-8 2009-10 Pitching Coach Advanced Rookie Bristol White Sox
with a 3.39 ERA (62 ER/164.2 IP) and four complete games 2017- Bullpen Coach White Sox White Sox
(three shutouts) over 25 starts with Class A Sarasota in 1989.
l Was selected by the Sox in the 21st round of the 1987 draft.
HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

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JOE McEWING 47

FRONT OFFICE
BENCH COACH
Given Name: Joseph Earl McEwing
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-11 Weight: 175
Opening Day Age: 45 (October 19, 1972)
Birthplace | Residence: Bristol, Pa. | Yardley, Pa.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: St. Louis Cardinals, selected in the 28th round,
1992 free agent draft.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as Class AAA Charlotte hitting coach, November 1, 2007.

MANAGERIAL/COACHING HIGHLIGHTS MANAGERIAL RECORD

PLAYERS
l Begins his 11th season in the White Sox organization and Year Club W-L Pct. Pos. Notes
second as bench coach under manager Rick Renteria … spent 2009 Winston-Salem 73-65 .529 1st/1st CL Manager of Year
the 2012-16 seasons as the Sox third base coach. 2010 Winston-Salem 81-58 .583 1st/1st CL Manager of Year
l Managed three seasons in the Sox minor-league system, 2011 Charlotte 69-74 .483 3rd
compiling a .531 (223-197) winning percentage … worked at MINOR TOTALS 223-197 .531
Class AAA Charlotte in 2011 and Class A Winston-Salem in

OPPONENTS
2009-10 … was named Carolina League Manager of the Year COACHING CAREER
in both of his seasons at Winston-Salem, guiding the Dash to a Year Position Club Org.
pair of postseason berths. 2008 Hitting Coach Class AAA Charlotte White Sox
l Also managed the Mesa Solar Sox in the 2011 Arizona Fall 2012-16 Third Base Coach White Sox White Sox
League … served as hitting coach at Charlotte in 2008. 2017- Bench Coach White Sox White Sox
PLAYING CAREER
l Played professionally for 16 seasons, including nine in the

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major leagues with St. Louis (1998-99), New York-NL (2000-04),
Kansas City (2005) and Houston (2006).
l Hit .251 (443-1,767) with 25 home runs and 158 RBI in 754
major-league games.
l Finished sixth in the National League Rookie of the Year
balloting in 1999, batting .275 with 28 doubles, nine home runs
and 44 RBI in 152 games with the Cardinals.
l Appeared in 11 games with the Mets during the 2000 postsea-
son as the club reached the World Series … hit .283 (80-283)

HISTORY
with eight homers and 30 RBI with the Mets in 2001.

MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Has three children: Joseph, Grace and Ashlyn.
l Was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame in
New York City on 5/7/13, along with former major-leaguer Rusty
Staub, former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley, Hall of Fame
RECORDS

baseball writer Bill Madden and sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy.


l Attended County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J. and
was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2001 … is a 1990
graduate of Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills, Pa.
l Participated in Baseball 101 with then Kansas City Royals
manager Buddy Bell in 2005, which raised $20,000 for the Down’s
MINOR LEAGUES

Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City.

Three Of A Kind
The 2008 White Sox became the first team in major-league history to win each of its final three games of
the regular season, all against a different opponent. Starting pitchers Mark Buehrle (1 ER/7.0 IP), Gavin
Floyd (1 ER/6.0 IP) and John Danks (8.0 scoreless IP), all working on three days rest, combined to allow
MEDIA/MISC.

two runs on 16 hits over 21.0 IP (0.86 ERA) as the Sox rallied to win the American League Central.
Date Opponent Result Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Notes
9/28/08 vs. Cleveland W, 5-1 Mark Buehrle Bryan Bullington Buehrle induced 4 GIDP
9/29/08 vs. Detroit W, 8-2 Gavin Floyd Armando Galarraga Alexei Ramírez hit 4th GS
9/30/08 vs. Minnesota W, 1-0 John Danks Nick Blackburn Jim Thome hit 461-foot HR

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GREG SPARKS 46
FRONT OFFICE

ASSISTANT HITTING COACH


Given Name: Joseph Gregory Sparks
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6-0 Weight: 200
Opening Day Age: 53 (March 31, 1964)
Birthplace | Residence: Chandler, Ariz. | Phoenix, Ariz.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: San Diego Padres, selected in the fifth round,
1984 free agent draft.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as assistant hitting coach, November 10, 2015.

MANAGERIAL/COACHING HIGHLIGHTS MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL


PLAYERS

l. Begins his third season in the White Sox organization as l Married Jennifer … has one daughter: Kodie.
assistant hitting coach to Todd Steverson. l His father, Joe, was the White Sox first base coach in 1979,
l. Spent the previous 19 seasons (1997-2015) in the Oakland managed in their minor-league system from 1970-75 and ‘77-79
Athletics organization … served as the Athletics minor-league and spent five seasons (1966-69, ’73) as a player in the Sox
hitting coordinator in 2015 and from 2004-11 … also worked as minor-league system.
the hitting coach with Class AAA Sacramento from 2012-14 and l Was a batboy for the Sox during the 1979 season, including
OPPONENTS

Mesa in the Arizona Fall League in 2014. Disco Demolition Night on 7/12/79.
l. During his time in the Athletics organization, worked with
major-leaguers Daric Barton, Chris Carter, Josh Donaldson, MANAGERIAL RECORD
Brandon Moss, Derek Norris, Kurt Suzuki and Stephen Vogt. Year Club W-L Pct. Pos. Notes
l. After joining Sacramento as hitting coach in 2012, Sparks 1998 Southern Oregon 43-33 .566 2nd
was replaced as Oakland’s minor-league hitting coordinator by 1999 Southern Oregon 38-38 .500 2nd Co-Manager of Year
current White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson. 2000 Modesto 76-64 .543 2nd Lost in CL playoffs
l. Compiled a 359-352 record (.505) in six seasons as a minor- 2001 Modesto 55-85 .393 5th
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league manager from 1998-03 … was named Northwest League 2002 Modesto 78-62 .557 2nd Lost in TL playoffs
co-Manager of the Year in 1999 with Class A Southern Oregon 2003 Midland 69-70 .496 2nd
… led Class AA Modesto to a 78-62 record and a berth in the MINOR TOTALS 359-352 .501
Texas League playoffs in 2002.
COACHING CAREER
PLAYING CAREER Year Position Club Org.
l Appeared in 1,270 career minor-league games over 12 sea- 1997 Hitting Coach Class A Visalia Athletics
sons with nine different organizations, batting .241 (1,010-4,183) 2004-11 Hitting Coordinator Minor Leagues Athletics
with 120 home runs and 630 RBI.
HISTORY

2012-14 Hitting Coach Class AAA Sacramento Athletics


l Recorded a career-best 27 home runs and 77 RBI over two 2015 Hitting Coordinator Minor Leagues Athletics
stops in 1992 … was selected by San Diego in the fifth round 2016- Asst. Hitting Coach White Sox White Sox
of the 1984 draft out of Mesa (Ariz.) Community College.
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

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TODD STEVERSON 31

FRONT OFFICE
HITTING COACH
Given Name: Todd Anthony Steverson
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-2 Weight: 240
Opening Day Age: 45 (November 15, 1971)
Birthplace | Residence: Los Angeles, Calif. | Phoenix, Ariz.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Toronto Blue Jays, selected in the first round (25th overall),
1992 free agent draft.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as hitting coach, October 31, 2013.

2017 SEASON MANAGERIAL/COACHING HIGHLIGHTS

PLAYERS
l Completed his fourth season as White Sox hitting coach … l Was hired as the White Sox hitting coach on 10/31/13 … spent
despite the offseason trade of Adam Eaton and in-season trades the previous 10 seasons (2004-13) in the Oakland organization,
of Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier, the Sox improved their totals including 2012-13 as the organization’s minor-league hitting
from 2016 to 2017 in runs per game (4.23 to 4.36), home runs instructor and 2009-10 as the A’s first base coach.
(168 to 186) and OPS (.727 to .731). l Managed in the Oakland system from 2005-08, compiling a
l José Abreu joined Joe DiMaggio (1936-39) and Albert Pujols 297-264 record (.529) with Class A Stockton (2005-06), Class

OPPONENTS
(2001-10) as the only players in MLB history to begin their AA Midland (2007) and Class AAA Sacramento (2008).
careers with four straight 25 HR/100 RBI seasons. l Led Sacramento to an 83-61 record in 2008, winning the
l Abreu also joined Al Simmons (1924-34), Pujols (2001-10), Class AAA and Pacific Coast League championships … guided
Ted Williams (1939-42, ‘46-49) and DiMaggio (1936-42) as the Stockton to a 78-62 mark and a postseason berth in 2005.
only five players in history to record 100-plus RBI in his first l Began his coaching career as a hitting coach in the St. Louis
four-plus seasons. Cardinals organization from 1999-2003.
l Abreu became the fourth player in Sox history to lead the AL
in total bases (343), joining Albert Belle (1998), Minnie Minoso PLAYING CAREER

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(1954) and Joe Jackson (1916) … he also hit for the cycle on l Played professionally for seven seasons (1992-98) … ap-
9/9 vs. San Francisco, becoming the sixth player in White Sox peared in 31 games with Detroit (1995) and San Diego (1996),
history to accomplish the feat. hitting .256 (11-43) with two home runs and six RBI.
l Avisaíl García ranked second in the AL with a .330 average, l Hit both of his home runs in back-to-back games on 6/10-
the highest finish by a Sox player since Frank Thomas won the 11/95 at Minnesota, including a solo shot off Eddie Guardado.
batting title with a .347 average in 1997. l Batted .241 (397-1,920) with 49 home runs and 203 RBI over
seven minor-league seasons … was selected by Toronto in the
2016 SEASON first round (25th pick) in 1992 out of Arizona State.
l José Abreu became the seventh player in major-league his-

HISTORY
tory to record 100 RBI in each of his first three seasons and the MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
first since Albert Pujols (2001-10) and Hideki Matsui (2003-05). l Married Theresa … has two children: Joya and Jaryn.
l Todd Frazier became the seventh player in Sox history to hit l Is the cousin of former American League All-Star outfielder
40 or more home runs in a season. Ron LeFlore, who played for the White Sox in 1981-82.
l Attended Arizona State from 1990-92, where he was team-
2015 SEASON mates with outfielder Mike Kelly, the second overall pick in the
l Abreu joined Albert Pujols as the only players in major-league 1991 draft, and pitcher Sean Lowe, the 15th selection in 1992.
RECORDS

history to record 30 home runs and 100 RBI in each of their first l Graduated in 1989 from Culver City (Calif.) High School, the
two seasons … Abreu also became the third player in major- same school that produced former major-leaguer and current
league history (first AL) to hit 30-plus homers in each of his first White Sox radio analyst Darrin Jackson.
two seasons, joining Pujols and Ryan Braun (2007-08).
MANAGERIAL RECORD
2014 SEASON Year Club W-L Pct. Pos. Notes
MINOR LEAGUES

l In his first season as hitting coach, the White Sox improved 2005 Stockton 78-62 .557 3rd/1st Made CL playoffs
from .249/.302/.378 in 2013 to .253/.310/.398 … they also im- 2006 Stockton 69-71 .493 3rd
proved their output in runs scored (598 to 660), runs per game 2007 Midland 67-70 .489 2nd/4th
(3.69 to 4.07), doubles (237 to 279) and OPS (.680 to .708). 2008 Sacramento 83-61 .576 1st Triple-A Champs
l Abreu was named AL Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA and MINOR TOTALS 297-264 .529
Sporting News after hitting .317 with 36 home runs, 107 RBI, a
.383 on-base and .581 slugging percentage.
COACHING CAREER
l Abreu became the first rookie in major-league history to rank Year Position Club Org.
among the Top 5 of his league in all three Triple Crown categories 1999 Hitting Coach Class A Potomac Cardinals
MEDIA/MISC.

… his 36 home runs set a franchise rookie record. 2000 Hitting Coach Class A Peoria Cardinals
l Abreu joined Hal Trosky (1934), Ted Williams (1939) and 2001-02 Hitting Coach Class A Potomac Cardinals
Albert Pujols (2001) as the only rookies in history to record 30 2003 Hitting Coach Class A Palm Beach Cardinals
2009-10 First Base Coach Oakland Athletics
doubles, 30 homers and 100 RBI in a season … he also joined
2011 Hitting Coach Class AAA Sacramento Athletics
Dick Allen (1974) as the only players in White Sox history to lead
2012-13 Hitting Instructor Minor Leagues Athletics
the majors in slugging percentage.
2014- Hitting Coach Chicago White Sox White Sox

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MARK SALAS 59
FRONT OFFICE

BULLPEN CATCHER
Given Name: Mark Bruce Salas
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6-0 Weight: 220
Opening Day Age: 57 (March 8, 1961)
Birthplace | Residence: Montebello, Calif. | Ruskin, Fla.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: St. Louis Cardinals, selected in the 18th round,
1979 free agent draft.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as bullpen catcher, November 1, 2006.

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL


PLAYERS

l Begins the 12th season of his second stint as the White Sox l Married Rose … has four children: Mark, Ashley, Nicole and
bullpen catcher … also held the position for five seasons from Rico.
1995-99. l Graduated in 1979 from Nogales High School in La Puente,
l Worked as a scout for the White Sox in 2000-01, covering Calif., where he was an All-America linebacker in football.
Southern California … served as a hitting coach at three levels l His brother, Bobby, was a pitcher in the Oakland A’s orga-
in the White Sox minor-league system from 1992-94. nization … is one of five players in major-league history with a
OPPONENTS

l Operated a batting cage business from 2002-05. palindrome as his last name.

PLAYING CAREER COACHING CAREER


l Hit .247 (319-1,292) with 38 home runs and 143 RBI in 509 Year Position Club Organization
games over eight major-league seasons with St. Louis (1984), 1992 Hitting Coach Adv. Rookie Utica White Sox
Minnesota (1985-87), the Yankees (1987), White Sox (1988), 1993 Hitting Coach Class A Hickory White Sox
Cleveland (1989) and Detroit (1990-91). 1994 Hitting Coach Rookie Sarasota White Sox
l Doubled in his first major-league at-bat with the Cardinals on 1995-99 Bullpen Catcher Chicago White Sox White Sox
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6/9/84 at Montreal … was named the Topps All-Rookie Catcher 2007- Bullpen Catcher Chicago White Sox White Sox
in 1985 after hitting .300 with nine homers and 41 RBI with the
Twins … was traded to the Yankees for Joe Niekro on 7/6/87.
l Was traded by the Yankees with Dan Pasqua and Steve
Rosenberg to the White Sox on 11/13/87 in return for Richard
Dotson and Scott Nielsen.
HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

At a rally on October 28, 2005 which celebrated the first world championship by a Chicago baseball team in 88 years, first
baseman Paul Konerko presents owner Jerry Reinsdorf with the ball from the final out of Game 4 of the World Series.

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HERM SCHNEIDER

FRONT OFFICE
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER
Given Name: Herman Jack Schneider
Opening Day Age: 65 (April 4, 1952)
Birthplace | Residence: Amsterdam, Netherlands | Naperville, Ill.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as head athletic trainer prior to 1979 season.

FIELD STAFF
PROFESSIONAL CAREER

PLAYERS
KEEPING THEM ON THE FIELD
l Is in his 40th season as White Sox head athletic trainer and
The White Sox have used the disabled list the fewest number
42nd in Major League Baseball … is the longest tenured trainer of days in the major leagues since 2002, missing just 8,267
in the major leagues. days (516.7 average).  The 8,267 total days missed is 6,333
l Over the last 16 seasons, the White Sox have used the dis- less than the MLB average of 14,600.  The breakdown:
abled list just 169 times for a total of 8,267 days (516.7 average),
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both the fewest totals in the major leagues.
Club No. Days Club No. Days

OPPONENTS
l From 2002-17, the Sox have led the AL in fewest days missed
Detroit 12 311 White Sox 169 8,267
eight times, ranked second three times and third once … that
Baltimore 15 611 Houston 204 9,942
continues a trend that began in 1991 in which the Sox have been
Kansas City 16 767 Minnesota 232 11,227
one of the healthiest teams in baseball.
Cleveland 13 822 Seattle 207 12,819
l From 1991-2000, the Sox used the disabled list an average
New York-AL 18 832 Cleveland 234 12,676
of 359 days per season, second-fewest in baseball behind Min- Houston 20 855 Detroit 216 13,143
nesota (330). Minnesota 16 1,039 Tampa Bay 246 13,715
l Served as the head trainer for the American League at the Oakland 21 1,201 Toronto 257 14,036

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2016 All-Star Game in San Diego. Texas 22 1,296 Kansas City 253 14,715
l Was named “Trainer of the Year” at the Pitch & Hit Club of White Sox 19 1,333 Los Angeles 263 14,829
Chicago’s Awards Banquet in 2009 … co-authored a 2007 article Seattle 17 1,407 Baltimore 271 15,436
in the American Journal of Orthopedics on the evaluation of Los Angeles 19 1,504 Boston 303 15,644
elbow and shoulder problems in professional baseball pitchers. Boston 19 1,545 Oakland 271 15,665
l Was on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Institute for Toronto 25 1,593 New York 263 16,597
Medicine and Sports Law conference in 2007 … served in 2008 Tampa Bay 24 1,658 Texas 342 20,967
on the faculty of the University of South Florida Sports Medicine AL Total 276 16,774 AL Total 3,575 205,686
conference, working behind the scenes as a Team Physician.

HISTORY
AL Avg. 18.4 1,118.2 AL Avg. 223.4 13,712.4
l He and his staff received the 2006 Dick Martin Award for Medi- NL Total 269 15,423 NL Total 4,142 232,319
cal Staff of the Year by Baseball Prospectus … was honored by NL Avg. 17.9 1,028.2 NL Avg. 258.9 15,487.9
the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association for his work during the
MLB Total 545 32,197 MLB Total 7,717 438,005
2005 season and by the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago in January
MLB Avg. 18.2 1,073.2 MLB Avg. 257.2 14,600.2
2005 with the Bo Jackson Courage Award.
l In September 2004, was presented by Mayor Richard M. l Joined the Yankees organization in 1970 and made stops at
Daley with the City of Chicago’s Appreciation for outstanding each level of their system … also worked for nine seasons as
RECORDS

service provided to the White Sox organization. head trainer for Ponce in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
l Served as Head Trainer for the AL at the 2003 All-Star Game l Is a member of PBATS, the National Athletic Trainers’ Asso-
at U.S. Cellular Field … was an AL trainer for All-Star Games ciation, American College of Sports Medicine and the National
in 1991 at Toronto and 1983 at Comiskey Park and was an as- Strength and Conditioning Association.
sistant for the 1977 Midsummer Classic at Yankee Stadium.
l Schneider and former assistant Mark Anderson were named MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
MINOR LEAGUES

the 1996 Major League Athletic Training Staff of the Year. l Married Janet … has two children: Daniel and Caitlin … Caitlin
l His 25 years of membership were cited by the National Ath- earned a Master’s Degree in sports business management and
letic Trainer’s Association in 1998 … received the Major League a MBA from the University of Central Florida in December 2010
Service award from PBATS in 1978 and the Marv Samuel Award … she was a second baseman on the University of South Florida
from the Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities in 1992 … was softball team from 2006-09 after being named All-Conference at
honored in 1984 with the White Sox Nick “The Fox” Roberts Naperville (Ill.) Central High School in 2004 and 2005.
and John “Johnny Mack” McNamara Memorial Awards. l Born in Amsterdam, Holland, the Netherlands, moved to
l Supervised the major rehabilitation programs for Bo Jackson, upstate New York as a child.
Ozzie Guillén, Robin Ventura and Jake Peavy. l Attended Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y. …
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l Participated in MLB International’s European Clinic Tour of received a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from the State
the Netherlands and Great Britain in January 1995 … was trainer University of New York in 1975 … as an undergraduate, worked
for the 1988 major-league All-Star Team on tour in Japan. as assistant trainer and equipment manager for Rochester,
l Prior to joining the White Sox, spent nine seasons in the Baltimore’s Class AAA affiliate … was inducted into Rochester’s
Yankees organization … served as assistant trainer for the Frontier Field Walk of Fame in August 2014.
World Champion Yankees in 1977 and 1978.

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BRIAN BALL
FRONT OFFICE

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER


Given Name: Brian Ball
Opening Day Age: 46 (February 2, 1972)
Birthplace | Residence: Cleveland, Ohio | Chicago, Ill.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as assistant athletic trainer, September 11, 2000.
FIELD STAFF

l Spent the next two seasons at Rookie Pulaski of the Ap-


PROFESSIONAL CAREER
PLAYERS

palachian League … advanced to Class A Port Charlotte of the


l Is in his 18th full season with the White Sox as assistant to Florida State League in 2000.
head athletic trainer Herm Schneider. l Is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Associa-
l Has teamed with Schneider to make the Sox the healthiest tion (NATA), Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association (GLATA),
team in baseball over the past 16 seasons, using the disabled Illinois Athletic Trainer Association (IATA), Southeast Athletic
list just 169 times for a total of 8,267 days (516.7 average), both Trainers Association (SEATA), Professional Baseball Athletic
the fewest totals in the major leagues. Trainers Society (PBATS) and American Red Cross.
OPPONENTS

l From 2002-17, the Sox have led the American League in l Is a Professional Rescuers CPR and First Aid Instructor.
fewest days missed eight times, ranked second three times
and third once … Sox players missed just 416 days in 2015, MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
the fewest in the AL. l Has two children: Kaitlyn and Jacob … enjoys computers,
l Was selected to work as assistant athletic trainer for the AL politics and fishing … was elected Precinct Committeeman for
at the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix. Homer Township Precinct No. 27 in February 2010.
l He and Schneider received the 2006 Dick Martin Award for l Is a 1995 graduate from the University of Kentucky, where
Medical Staff of the Year by Baseball Prospectus … was honored he was a student athletic trainer for a variety of sports.
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by the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association in November 2005 l Attended graduate school at the University of Memphis from
for his work during the 2005 season. 1995-96 and served as the graduate assistant athletic trainer
l Spent the 1997-2000 seasons in the Texas Rangers organi- for football and baseball.
zation … began his pro career with Port Charlotte of the Gulf
Coast League in 1997.
HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

Former White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle poses with Head Athletic Trainer Herm Schneider and Assistant Athletic Trainer
Brian Ball prior to the game on June 24, 2017 when Buehrle’s uniform No. 56 was retired by the White Sox.

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ALLEN THOMAS

FRONT OFFICE
DIRECTOR OF CONDITIONING
Given Name: Allen Thomas
Opening Day Age: 44 (February 4, 1974)
Birthplace | Residence: Morganton, N.C. | Chicago, Ill.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as a minor-league conditioning coach,
November 1, 1998.

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l Spent six seasons (1998-2003) on the Sox conditioning staff,
PROFESSIONAL CAREER

PLAYERS
including 2003 as the minor league conditioning coordinator.
l Begins his 24th season in the White Sox organization and l Played two seasons (1996-97) as an outfielder in the White
his 15th as director of conditioning … worked on the American Sox minor-league system after being selected in the 45th round
League staff at the 2016 All-Star Game in San Diego. of the 1996 draft.
l Along with head athletic trainer Herm Schneider and assistant l Is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as
Brian Ball, has made a major contribution to the health of the a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association
White Sox during his 14 years on the major-league staff. and Professional Baseball Strength Coaches Society.

OPPONENTS
l From 2004-17, Chicago has led the major leagues in fewest
days missed due to the disabled list six times, ranked second MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
three times and third once … Sox players missed just 416 days
l Married Marcella … has three children: Joshua, Alek and
in 2015, the fewest in the AL.
Alana … graduated from Wingate (N.C.) University with a degree
l Won the 2006 Nolan Ryan Award, presented annually to the
in sports medicine … was a two-time All-American in baseball.
coach whose accomplishments, in the opinion of peers, reflect
an exemplary dedication to strength training and conditioning.

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ED CASSIN
DIRECTOR OF TEAM TRAVEL
Given Name: Edward Francis Cassin
Opening Day Age: 56 (October 24, 1961)
Birthplace | Residence: Oak Park, Ill. | Glenview, Ill.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as assistant ticket manager in 1989.

HISTORY
RECORDS

PROFESSIONAL CAREER MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL


l Is in his 20th full season as director of team travel … is re- l Has one child: Gianna.
sponsible for spring training scheduling, flight negotiations and l Earned his master’s and undergraduate degrees in business
scheduling, hotel negotiations and booking, and bus and truck administration from Loyola (Ill.) University … member of Alpha
transportation. Kappa Psi professional business fraternity.
MINOR LEAGUES

l Worked as the White Sox ticket manager from 1993-98 …


pitched semi-professional baseball in the Chicago area.

The Big Hurt


Hall-of-Famer Frank Thomas (1991-97) is the only player in major-league history to bat .300 or better with
MEDIA/MISC.

at least 20 home runs, 100 RBI, 100 walks and 100 runs scored in seven consecutive seasons. In 1995,
Thomas became the first player in major-league history to post those numbers over five straight seasons,
and in 1994 he joined Lou Gehrig (1929-32, '34-37) and Ted Williams (1946-49) as the only players to
reach those totals in four consecutive seasons (note: Williams accompished the feat from 1941-42 but
missed the 1943-45 campaigns due to World War II.)

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ROB WARREN
FRONT OFFICE

HOME CLUBHOUSE MANAGER


Given Name: Robert Michael Warren
Opening Day Age: 37 (January 21, 1981)
Birthplace | Residence: Clearwater, Fla. | Chicago, Ill.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as assistant home clubhouse manager
prior to the 2006 season.
FIELD STAFF

PROFESSIONAL CAREER MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL


PLAYERS

l Begins his 13th season in the White Sox organization and l Graduated in 2003 from the University of South Florida with
his third as the home clubhouse manager … handles all Sox a degree in business management.
equipment, manages the home clubhouse at U.S. Cellular Field
and travels with the team to oversee the transit and distribution
of equipment.
l Spent the 2006-15 seasons as the Sox assistant home club-
OPPONENTS

house manager … worked as the home clubhouse manager for


Class AA Montgomery in 2005 and Class A Peoria in 2004.

JASON GILLIAM
VISITING CLUBHOUSE MANAGER
Given Name: Jason Matthew Gilliam
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Opening Day Age: 37 (January 28, 1981)


Birthplace | Residence: Chicago, Ill.
Sox Acquisition: Hired as visiting clubhouse attendant, 1998.
HISTORY

PROFESSIONAL CAREER MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL


l Begins his 21st season in the White Sox organization and l Single … graduated in 1999 from De La Salle Institute in
his first full season as the visiting clubhouse manager … works Chicago.
the home clubhouse and road games during spring training.
RECORDS

l Served as the White Sox assistant home clubhouse man-


ager from 2016-17 before becoming interim vistiting clubhouse
manager in May 2017 … worked as a Sox visiting clubhouse
attendant from 1998-2015.
l Worked on the American League staff at the All-Star Games
in 2002 (Milwaukee), 2003 (White Sox) and 2010 (Anaheim).
MINOR LEAGUES

Triple Double
Sixteen players in White Sox history have recorded at least 10 doubles, 10 triples and 10 home runs in the
same season. Ray Durham (2001) was the last to accomplish the feat.
Player Year 2B 3B HR Player Year 2B 3B HR
Joe Jackson 1920 42 20 12 Minnie Miñoso 1954 29 18 19
Happy Felsch 1920 40 15 14 Minnie Miñoso 1956 29 11 21
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Carl Reynolds 1929 24 12 11 Floyd Robinson 1962 45 10 11


Al Simmons 1933 29 10 14 Jorge Ortega 1975 26 10 11
Mike Kreevich 1937 29 16 12 Harold Baines 1984 28 10 19
Gee Walker 1939 30 11 13 Sammy Sosa 1990 26 10 15
Minnie Miñoso 1951 32 14 10 Lance Johnson 1995 18 12 10
Jim Rivera 1953 26 16 11 Ray Durham 2001 42 10 20

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WHITE SOX SUPPORT STAFF

FRONT OFFICE
FIELD STAFF
PLAYERS
Ibrahim Rivera Brett Walker Mike Kashirsky
Assistant Major League Strength Physical Therapist Pregame Instructor
and Conditioning Coach

OPPONENTS
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Luis Sierra Tom Bafia Joe McNamara Jr.
Pregame Instructor Assistant Home Clubhouse Manager Umpires Clubhouse Manager

HISTORY
RECORDS

Dan Flood Bryant Biasotti Joe Lachcik


Minor League Clubhouse Manager Asst. Minor League Clubhouse Mgr. Director of Arizona Facilities
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

Art Kusnyer Dave Duncan


Special Assistant to Major League Staff Pitching Consultant

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PLAYERS
FRONT OFFICE
FIELD STAFF
PLAYERS
OPPONENTS
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HISTORY
RECORDS

OF Avisaíl García was named to his first American League All-Star Team in
2017. He hit a career-high .330 last season, the third-highest mark in MLB
and the highest by a Sox player since Frank Thomas in 1997 (.347).
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

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JOSÉ ABREU 79

FRONT OFFICE
FIRST BASEMAN
Given Name: José Dariel Abreu Correa
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-3 Weight: 245
Opening Day Age: 31 (January 29, 1987)
Birthplace | Residence: Cienfuegos, Cuba | Miami, Fla.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: White Sox.
Sox Acquisition: Signed as a free agent, October 29, 2013.
Major League Service: Four years.
Contract Status: Signed through 2019.

2017 SEASON

PLAYERS
ABREU AMONG AL SOX MOST SEASONS
l American League Leaders: 1st-TB (343); 1st-4-hit G (7); LEADERS SINCE 2014 30 2B/30 HR/100 RBI
2nd-XBH (82); 2nd-Multihit G (58); 3rd-HBP (15); T3rd-3B (6); Category Rank No. Player No.
4th-H (189); 4th-SLG (.552); T5th-3-hit G (17); 7th-OPS (906); Total Bases 2nd 1,266 Frank Thomas 6
T7th-2B (43); T7th-RBI (102); 8th-AVG (.304); T12th-HR (33). XBH 2nd 280 Magglio Ordoñez 4
l Pito Power: Reached 30-plus home runs for the third time RBI 4th 410 José Abreu 3
in his career and 100-plus RBI for the fourth time … became Average T5th .301 Paul Konerko 2

OPPONENTS
just the third player in major-league history to begin his career Slugging Pct. 8th .524 Albert Belle 2
with four or more consecutive seasons of 25-plus homers and OPS 8th .883 C. Lee | R. Ventura 1
100-plus RBI, joining Hall-of-Famer Joe DiMaggio (1936-41) and Home Runs 7th 124
MOST RBI IN FIRST
Albert Pujols (2001-10) … also became the first White Sox to hit AL RBI LEADERS FOUR SEASONS WITH
30-plus homers in three of his first four major-league seasons SINCE 2014 WHITE SOX
… the only other Sox to hit 30-plus home runs in three of his
Player RBI Player RBI
first four years with the club are Jermaine Dye (2005-06, ’08)
Edwin Encarnación 443 Zeke Bonura 440
and Jim Thome (2006-08).

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Nelson Cruz 425 José Abreu 410
l Club 25 - Members Only: Became the first player in White
Albert Pujols 420 Frank Thomas 383
Sox history (10th in major-league history) to begin his career
José Abreu 410 Earl Sheely 366
with four 25-plus home run seasons … the others to accomplish
Josh Donaldson 398 Carlos Lee 340
the feat: Pujols (12, 2001-12), Eddie Mathews (11, 1952-62),
Eddie Murray (9, 1977-85), Darryl Strawberry (9, 1983-91), l The Hits Kept Coming: His 189 hits were the most by a
Mark Teixeira (9, 2003-11), Frank Robinson (7, 1956-62), Ryan White Sox player since Ordóñez in 2003 (192) … registered five
Braun (6, 2007-12), DiMaggio (6, 1936-41) and Dan Uggla (6, multihomer efforts, tied for the second-highest, single-season
2006-11). total in Sox history … Paul Konerko owns the club record of six
l 100 (RBI) and Counting: Joined Al Simmons (1924-34),

HISTORY
in 2006 … recorded seven four-hit games, the most by a White
Pujols (2001-10), Ted Williams (1939-42, '46-49) and DiMaggio Sox since Lance Johnson in 1995 (also seven).
(1936-42) as the only six players in history to record 100-plus l Ranked among the AL leaders in average vs. left-handers
RBI in his first four-plus seasons. (3rd, .356), with RISP (3rd, .357) and with RISP/two outs (T6th,
l 40/30/100/95 Club: Joined Magglio Ordóñez (2001-02), Frank .368).
Thomas (2000) and Albert Belle (1998) as the only players in l Batted .316 (176-557) with 38 doubles, 32 home runs, 94 RBI
White Sox history to record 40-plus doubles, 30-plus home runs, and a .941 OPS in 139 games as the first baseman and .203
100-plus RBI and 95-plus runs scored in a season. (13-64) with one homer and eight RBI as the DH … hit in the
RECORDS

l Collecting Bases: Led the AL and finished fourth in the No. 3 spot in the order in 132 games.
majors with 343 total bases … became the fourth Sox player to l Committed eight errors at first base, his fewest since 2014
lead the AL in total bases, joining Belle (399 in 1998), Minnie … owned a .993 fielding percentage (1,221 TC) this season.
Miñoso (304 in 1954) and Joe Jackson (293 in 1916) … his 82 l Reached base five times in a game four times: 6/20 at
extra-base hits and 343 total bases rank fourth in White Sox Minnesota (4-5, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB), 8/29 at the Twins (4-4,
single-season history. 2B, 2 RBI, BB); 9/11 at Kansas City (4-5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, R)
MINOR LEAGUES

l Joined Avisaíl García (2nd, .330) in the Top 10 in average in and 9/14 at Detroit (4-5, 2 RBI, HBP, 3 R).
the AL, the first set of Sox teammates to accomplish the feat l Hit safely and drove in a run in each of his first three games
since Thomas (3rd, .353) and Julio Franco (10th, .319) in 1994. from 4/4-7 … was 0-19 over a stretch of five games from 4/14-18
l Recorded career highs in hits, doubles, triples, runs scored, before going 3-4 with two doubles and a RBI on 4/19 at Yankee
total bases and extra-base hits. Stadium.
l According to Elias, became the third foreign-born player to l Recorded seven multihit efforts over a nine-game span from
hit 30-plus homers in three of his first four seasons, joining José 4/19-30, including a career-best six straight from 4/23-30.
Canseco (Cuba; 1986-88) and Pujols (D.R.; 2001-12). l Left the game after two at-bats with a mild right hip flexor
l With Honors: Was a finalist for the 2017 Hank Aaron Award, strain on 4/26 vs. Kansas City.
MEDIA/MISC.

which has recognized the most outstanding offensive performer l Hit his first two home runs of the season on 4/29 at Detroit,
in each league since 1999. marking his seventh career multihomer game … his 32-game
l Also was Chicago's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, homerless drought dating back to 2016 tied for the longest of
which recognizes the player who best represents the game of his career (also 6/25-8/3).
baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and l Homered in consecutive games for the first time in 2017 from
positive contributions, both on and off the field. 5/3-4 at Kansas City.

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l Matched his career high with four hits on 6/20 at Minnesota,
WHITE SOX PLAYERS TO HIT FOR THE CYCLE
FRONT OFFICE

including a solo home run … the homer was his 12th of the
José Abreu became the sixth player in White Sox history to season, all on the road … became the first White Sox to hit each
hit for the cycle on September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco, of his first 12 home runs of a season on the road (previously
going 4-5 with three RBI and three runs scored … Abreu shared the mark with Tom Paciorek; 11 in 1982).
homered in the first inning, doubled in the third, struck out l Recorded a game-ending, two-run single off Dellin Betances
in the fifth, singled in the seventh and tripled in the eighth to with two outs in the ninth inning on 6/27 vs. the Yankees (third
complete the Sox first cycle in 17 years … the list: career walkoff hit).
Player Date Opponent l Connected on a solo home run on 6/30 vs. Texas, his first
homer at Guaranteed Rate Field since 9/15/16 vs. Cleveland
FIELD STAFF

Ray Schalk June 27, 1922 at Detroit


Jack Brohamer Sept. 24, 1977 at Seattle (span of 41 games) … his streak of 13 consecutive road homers
Carlton Fisk May 16, 1984 vs. Kansas City to open a season is the longest in White Sox history, tied for
Chris Singleton July 6, 1999 vs. Kansas City the fourth-longest in major-league history and the longest since
José Valentín April 27, 2000 vs. Baltimore Pittsburgh's Donn Clendonon in 1966 (also 13).
José Abreu Sept. 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco l Also homered in his next game on 7/1 vs. the Rangers,
recording home runs in consecutive home games for the first
l Reached base on an error, advanced to second and third time since 8/20-23/16.
base and scored on three wild pitches on 5/13 vs. San Diego l Recorded his eighth career multihomer effort and second of
PLAYERS

… was the first White Sox player to accomplish the feat since the season on 7/27 vs. the Cubs … tied the game at 6-6 with a
J.C. Martin on 7/14/1961 vs. the Yankees (Elias). RBI single in the ninth inning on 7/31 vs. Toronto (Sox trailed,
l Connected on a game-tying, solo homer in the sixth inning 6-0, after six) … marked his sixth career game-tying or go-ahead
on 5/19 at Seattle … the Sox went on to win, 2-1, in the 10th. hit in the ninth or later.
l Reached the 1,000 career total base mark on 5/20 at Seattle l Registered his ninth career multihomer game on 8/12 vs.
… it his 100th career home run on 5/23 at Arizona, the 22nd Kansas City … fell a double shy of the cycle and matched his
player in White Sox history to reach the milestone. career high with four hits on 8/19 at Texas … hit his 25th home
OPPONENTS

l Became the second-fastest player (501 games) in franchise run on 8/21-1 vs. Minnesota.
history to hit his first 100 career home runs with the club behind l Returned to the lineup on 9/3 vs. Tampa Bay after missing
Ron Kittle (438 games), and the sixth-fastest to reach 100 three games (right elbow) and hit a two-run home run.
homers in a White Sox uniform overall. l Cycling to History: Recorded the sixth cycle in White Sox
l Homered in his second straight game as part of a career-high history on 9/9 vs. San Francisco and first since José Valentín
matching, four-hit effort on 5/24 at Arizona. on 4/27/00 vs. Baltimore … hit his 29th home run in the first,
l Was named AL Player of the Week for 5/22-28 after batting doubled in the third, singled in the seventh and tripled in the
eighth … according to Elias, became the first Cuban-born player
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.452 (14-31) with three doubles, two home runs, five RBI, seven
runs scored and a 1.194 OPS (fourth career weekly honor). in major-league history to record a cycle.
l His 18-game hitting streak vs. Detroit was snapped on 6/2 l Recorded his 10th career multihomer effort on 9/10 vs. the
at Comerica Park … the streak was the longest vs. the Tigers Giants, including a two-run shot off Madison Bumgarner.
since 2008 (José Reyes, 19). l Fell a home run shy of his second cycle and matched his
l Snapped a 21-game homerless stretch with a solo shot on career high with four hits on 9/11 at Kansas City … registered
6/17 at Toronto. a game-winning, sacrifice fly in the ninth on 9/13 at the Royals.
l Recorded a career-high tying, six-game RBI streak from 6/14- l Matched his career high with four hits on 9/14 at Detroit and
20 (10 RBI total) … also recorded a 16-game, on-base streak hit his 40th double on 9/21 at Houston … recorded two RBI on
HISTORY

from 6/3-20, batting .365/.425/.571 with five doubles, one triple, 9/23 vs. Kansas City to reach 100 for the fourth straight season.
two homers, 15 RBI, six walks and six multihit efforts. l Hit a pair of solo home runs on 9/26 vs. Los Angeles-AL, his
fifth multihomer effort of the season and 11th career.
l He and wife, Yusmari, welcomed son Josué, on 10/16.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
l Is one of three players in major-league history to begin his
career with four or more consecutive seasons of 25-plus home
RECORDS

runs and 100-plus RBI, joining Hall-of-Famer Joe DiMaggio


(1936-41) and Albert Pujols (2001-10).
l Al Simmons (1924-34), Pujols (2001-10), Ted Williams (1939-
42, '46-49) and DiMaggio (1936-42) are the only other players
in history to record 100-plus RBI in his first four-plus seasons.
l His 124 homers are the 11th-most by a player over his first
MINOR LEAGUES

four seasons, trailing Ralph Kiner (168), Pujols (160), Eddie


Mathews (153), Mark Teixeira (140), DiMaggio (137), Frank
Robinson (134), Ryan Howard (129), Ryan Braun (128), Ted
Williams (127) and Chuck Klein (125).
l The 124 home runs are the most by a White Sox player in
his first four MLB seasons.
l Was named 2014 American League Rookie of the Year by
the Baseball Writers Association of America, Sporting News and
Baseball America … was a unanimous choice by the BBWAA.
MEDIA/MISC.

l Won a 2014 AL Silver Slugger Award and was named to the


AL All-Star Team.
l Made his first return visit to Cuba in December 2015 as part
White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf presented José Abreu of a goodwill trip sponsored by Major League Baseball and the
with a ring to commemorate his cycle on September 9, 2017 MLB Players Association, where he was reunited with his son,
vs. San Francisco. It marked the sixth cycle in Sox history. Dariel, for the first time in two years.

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2016 SEASON ABREU IN ELITE COMPANY

FRONT OFFICE
l AL Leaders: 2nd-HBP (15); T7th-Multihit Games (55); T14th- José Abreu is one of three players in major-league history
RBI (100). to begin his career with four or more consecutive seasons
l Recorded his third consecutive season of 30-plus doubles, of 25-plus homers and 100-plus RBI, joining Hall-of-Famer
25-plus home runs and 100-plus RBI to start his career, the first Joe DiMaggio (1936-41) and Albert Pujols (2001-10) … a
player in White Sox history to accomplish that feat. comparison of Abreu, DiMaggio and Pujols through four
l Joined Albert Pujols and Joe DiMaggio as the only players major-league seasons:
in major-league history to record the following numbers in his
Player Years AVG HR RBI SLG OPS
first three-plus seasons: 25-plus home runs and 100-plus RBI;

FIELD STAFF
175-plus hits and 25-plus homers. José Abreu 2014- .301 124 410 .524 .883
l Became one of just seven players to record 100-plus RBI in Joe DiMaggio 1936-39 .341 137 558 .622 1.019
each of his first three-plus seasons, joining Pujols (10, 2001-10), Albert Pujols 2001-04 .333 160 504 .624 1.037
Hideki Matsui (3, 2003-05), Ted Williams (8, 1939-49; did not
play from 1943-45), DiMaggio (7, 1936-42), Al Simmons (11, 2015 SEASON
1924-34) and Pinky Whitney (3, 1928-30). l AL Leaders: T2nd-HBP (15); 7th-RISP (.341); 7th-TB (308);
l Was the Sox nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, recognizing 8th-RBI (101); 10th-SLG (.502); 10th-OPS (.984); T10th-XBH
the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. (67).

PLAYERS
l Appeared in a career-high 159 games, reaching base safely l Became just the second player in major-league history to
in 136 … his numbers increased from .263/.333/.412/10 HR in record 30-plus home runs with 100-plus RBI in each of his first
the first half to .319/.384/.514/14 HR after the break. two seasons, joining Albert Pujols (2001-02 with St. Louis).
l Recorded his second career walkoff hit on 4/23 vs. Texas, l Joined Pujols and Ryan Braun (2007-08) as the only players
an 11th-inning single … recorded a career-best five consecutive in baseball history to hit 30 or more homers in each of his first
multihit efforts from 4/28-5/3 (.526, 10-19). two seasons … also became the 12th player in history to drive
l Connected on a game-winning, two-out, single in the ninth in 100-plus runs in each of his first two years and the first since

OPPONENTS
on 4/30 at Baltimore … Chicago went on to an 8-7 win. the Yankees' Hideki Matsui in 2003-04 (STATS).
l Hit in the No. 5 position in the lineup for the first time in his l Also joined Frank Thomas (six times), Paul Konerko (four),
career on 5/23-1 vs. Cleveland, going 1-5 with a double … Magglio Ordóñez (four), Albert Belle (twice) and Carlos Lee
recorded consecutive three-hit games for just the fourth time in (twice) as the only six players in White Sox history to record
his career on 5/24-25 vs. Cleveland. multiple seasons of 30 doubles and 30 home runs.
l Hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in the 13th inning on 6/1 at l Belle (1997-98) is the only other White Sox to register 30
the Mets, driving in reliever Matt Albers … the RBI was his first homers and 100 RBI in his first two seasons with the club.
since 5/18 vs. Houston, snapping a 12-game drought. l Recorded three hitting streaks of 13-plus games … hit .308

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l Reached base safely in 18 straight games from 6/1-21, hitting (145-471) with 27 homers and 89 RBI vs. RHP, .341 (45-132)
.343/.380/.614 with seven doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI with RISP and .332 (84-253) with runners on base.
… hit a game-winning, two-run double in the 10th inning off l Reached base safely in each of his first eight games …
closer Craig Kimbrel on 6/20 at Boston. connected on his first homer on Opening Day at Kansas City, a
l Reached base safely in a career-high 29 consecutive games solo shot off Yordano Ventura.
from 8/2-9/2, the longest streak by a White Sox player since Juan l Hit his second career grand slam on 4/18 at Detroit … also
Pierre in 2010 (also 29) … hit .379/.425/.664 with nine home matched his career high with three hits and recorded his second
runs and 23 RBI during the streak. career triple on 4/19 at Comerica Park.
l Homered in back-to-back games on 8/4 at Detroit and 8/5 vs.

HISTORY
l Recorded four consecutive multihit games from 4/21-24,
Baltimore to end a career-long, 32-game drought. matching the longest streak of his career (also 9/13-15/14).
l Played in front of his son, Dariel, on 8/12 at Miami for the first l Homered in consecutive games for the fifth time in his career
time in his career … his son was visiting the U.S. from Cuba. from 4/21-22 vs. Cleveland (Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber)
l Batted .351 (13-37) with one double, four homers, seven RBI … his home run off Kluber marked his seventh career off a former
and a 1.117 OPS during his 10-game hitting streak from 8/17-27. Cy Young winner (fifth former winner).
l Homered in three straight games from 8/20-23 for the second l Played in his 162nd career game on 4/26 vs. Kansas City
time in his career (6/9-12/15) … connected on his fourth homer … joined Ryan Braun, Chuck Klein and Rudy York as the only
RECORDS

in seven games on 8/27 vs. Seattle, a solo shot in the first. players to hit at least .300 with 40-plus home runs and 120-plus
l Drove in 12 runs during a four-game series from 9/1-4 at RBI through their first 162 career games.
Minnesota, the most in a four-game set by a White Sox player l Recorded a 17-game hitting streak from 5/3-22 (.318, 21-66),
since Frank Thomas (12) from 7/10-13/97 at Kansas City. the second-longest of his career.
l Went 3-7 with two homers and seven RBI on 9/4 at Minnesota l Connected on a game-winning single in the seventh inning
… the seven RBI were the most by a Sox player since Jim on 5/16 at Oakland … recorded his third career home run off
MINOR LEAGUES

Thome on 7/17/09 vs. Baltimore … according to MLB Statcast, R.A. Dickey on 5/26 at Toronto … also collected four RBI.
his second homer traveled an estimated 465 feet. l Left the game on 5/29 at Houston due to inflammation in his
l Became the first Sox to record a two-homer, seven-RBI, nine- right index finger and missed the next three games … returned to
total base game since Paul Konerko on 7/7/09 vs. Cleveland. the lineup on 6/3 at Texas, going 2-4 with a home run and three
l Hit his 25th homer on 9/19 at Kansas City, becoming the first RBI … snapped a scoreless tie with a game-winning, two-run
player in White Sox history to hit 25 or more in each of his first home run off Dallas Keuchel on 6/9 vs. Houston.
three seasons. l Homered in three straight games for the first time in his career
l Recorded three hits on 9/24 at Cleveland to surpass 175 for from 6/9-12 … recorded four hits on 6/23 at Minnesota.
the season … joined Pujols (2001-03) and DiMaggio (1936-38) l Hit second in the lineup for the first time in his career on 6/28
MEDIA/MISC.

as the only players in MLB history to record 175-plus hits and at Detroit, going 1-3 with a double and two runs scored.
25-plus home runs in each of his first three seasons. l Hit his 50th career home run in the White Sox 1-0 win on
l Opted out of the final three years of his six-year, $68-million 7/3 vs. Baltimore … matched Ron Kittle (218 games) for the
contract on 11/14, becoming arbitration eligible … agreed to fewest games to 50 in Sox history … also became the fastest
terms on a one-year, $10.825-million contract on 12/17, avoiding Cuban-born player to reach the 50-homer plateau (previously
arbitration. José Canseco, 255 games).

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l Posted a 13-game hitting streak from 6/26-7/11, going 17-53 l His 107 RBI were the third-most by a Sox rookie, trailing
FRONT OFFICE

(.321) with three doubles, two homers and six RBI … became Smead Jolley (114 in 1930) and Zeke Bonura (110 in 1934).
the first Sox to record five 10-plus game hitting streaks in his l Was named an AL All-Star, becoming just the fifth Sox rookie
first two seasons. to accomplish the feat and first since Kittle in 1983.
l Hit safely in 14 straight games from 7/21-8/3, batting .385 l Earned AL Player of the Month honors in April and July and
(20-52) with five home runs, 18 RBI and a 1.217 OPS. Rookie of the Month for April, June and July … became the first
l Hit a two-run home run on 7/29 at Boston … Mookie Betts rookie to be named Player of the Month twice in one season and
made a running catch in center before flipping over the wall and fourth player to earn three-plus rookie awards.
losing control of the ball when hitting the ground … the play was l Joined Thomas (1994 and 1996) and Albert Belle (1998) as
initially ruled an out before being overturned following a review. the only Sox to win the player award twice and only player in
FIELD STAFF

l Drove in a run in a career-best six straight games from 7/27- club history to win the rookie award more than once.
8/1 (10 RBI total) … recorded his fifth career multihomer game l Ranked among the AL average leaders in the second half (1st,
on 8/8 vs. Kansas City (solo shots off Jeremy Guthrie). .350), at home (4th, .336) and vs. LHP (5th, .353) … hit safely
l Connected on a pair of doubles to reach 30 on 9/3 at in 113 of 145 games and reached base safely in 124 of 145.
Minnesota and hit his 25th homer on 9/4 at Kansas City … l Recorded four multihomer efforts and homered in consecutive
became the first player in White Sox history to record 25 home games four times … his 14 games with three-plus RBI were the
runs and 30 doubles in each of his first two seasons. second-highest total by a Sox rookie behind Zeke Bonura (15 in
l Hit his 30th homer on 9/30 vs. Kansas City and reached the 1934) … was the only player in baseball to record three hitting
PLAYERS

100-RBI milestone on 10/1 vs. the Royals. streaks of 14 or more games (21, 18 and 14).
l Hit .270 (31-115) with eight doubles, 10 homers and 32 RBI
2014 SEASON through April, earning both AL Player and Rookie of the Month
l AL Leaders: 1st in SLG (.581); 2nd in TB (323) and OPS awards … set major-league rookie records in home runs, RBI,
(.964); 3rd in HR (36); 4th in RBI (107) and XBH (73); 5th in extra-base hits (19) and total bases (71) through April.
AVG (.317) and OBP (.383); T10th in 2B (35). l Became the first AL player ever to receive both honors in
l Was named AL Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers his first month in the majors … joined the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig
OPPONENTS

Association of America, Sporting News and Baseball America (June 2013) as the only players in history to be named Player
… was a unanimous choice by the BBWAA (ninth overall in AL) of the Month in his first month in the majors.
… also received the Players Choice AL Outstanding Rookie. l Went 2-4 with a double, RBI and run scored on Opening Day
l Became the sixth White Sox rookie honored by the BBWAA, vs. Minnesota … doubled off Ricky Nolasco in his first at-bat.
joining Luis Aparicio (1956), Gary Peters (1963), Tommie Agee l Was walked intentionally twice on 4/2 vs. the Twins, becoming
(1966), Ron Kittle (1983) and Ozzie Guillén (1985). the first player since 1955 (when the stat was first tracked) to
l Placed fourth in the AL Most Valuable Player voting, the accomplish the feat within his first two games.
highest finish for a Sox player since Frank Thomas was runner- l Hit a go-ahead, three-run triple on 4/3 vs. Minnesota (four
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up in 2000 and highest finish for a Cuban-born player since José RBI total), becoming the first Sox player with a four-RBI game
Canseco also was fourth in 1991. in his first three career games (Elias).
l Won his first AL Silver Slugger Award … he and Alexei l Recorded his first multihomer game, including his first homer,
Ramírez became the fourth White Sox teammates to be named with five RBI on 4/8 at Colorado … became the first Sox rookie
Silver Sluggers in the same season, joining Joe Crede and with two four-plus RBI games in his first eight career games.
Jermaine Dye (2006), Magglio Ordóñez and Frank Thomas l Hit a pair of home runs on 4/10 vs. Cleveland … became the
(2000) and Thomas and Julio Franco (1994). third player in major-league history with two multihomer efforts
l He and Ramírez became the first Cuban-born teammates in his first 10 games, joining Kansas City’s Mark Quinn (1999)
HISTORY

to win the award in the same season and joined Canseco (four and Pittsburgh’s Dino Restelli (1949).
times) and Rafael Palmeiro (twice) as the only native Cubans l Connected on a game-ending grand slam (first career) as
to be named Silver Sluggers. part of his third multihomer effort on 4/25 vs. Tampa Bay (also
l Became the first rookie in major league history to rank among career-high six RBI) … joined Cleveland’s Ron Lolich (1972) as
the Top 5 in his league in each Triple Crown category. the only rookies to hit a game-ending slam (Elias).
l Joined Hal Trosky (1934), Ted Williams (1939) and Albert l Became the first player in history to have three multihomer
Pujols (2001) as the only rookies in history to record 30 doubles, games in his first 24 career games.
30 homers and 100 RBI in a season. l His 32 RBI in March/April tied Smead Jolley (July 1930) for the
RECORDS

l Joined Dick Allen (1974) as the only White Sox in history to Sox rookie monthly record (any month) and tied for third-highest
lead the major-leagues in slugging percentage. monthly total in franchise history.
l His 36 home runs set a Sox rookie record, surpassing the l Became the first rookie since Minnesota's Kent Hrbek in 1982
mark held by Kittle (35 in 1983), and were the sixth-highest total to lead the major leagues in home runs and RBI through April,
by a rookie in major-league history. and the first Sox player to lead the majors in those categories
in any month since Roy Sievers in July 1960 (Elias).
MINOR LEAGUES

l Was on the disabled list from 5/18-6/2 with posterior tibia


tendinitis in his left ankle … hit a game-winning, three-run homer
off Luke Gregorson in the eighth inning on 5/14 at Oakland.
l Won AL Rookie of the Month honors for June after batting .313
(31-99) with 10 homers, 22 RBI and a .677 slugging percentage
… became the third player in Sox history to hit 10 or more homers
in a month twice in one season, joining Jim Thome (twice in
2006) and Frank Thomas (twice in 1993).
l Homered in each of his first two games after being reinstated
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from the disabled list on 6/2-3 at Dodger Stadium (off Clayton


Kershaw and Josh Beckett).
l Hit safely in 39 of 40 games from 6/15-8/1, going 60-159
(.377) with 14 doubles, 12 homers and 33 RBI.
l Recorded an 18-game hitting streak from 6/15-7/4, batting
.338 (24-71) with eight homers, 18 RBI and 12 runs scored.

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l Hit his 20th home run on 6/18 vs. San Francisco (58th game),
MOST HR IN FIRST FOUR MLB SEASONS

FRONT OFFICE
the third-fastest in Sox history to reach that milestone behind
Frank Thomas (46 in 1994) and Jim Thome (49 in 2006). Player HR Player HR
l Posted a 25-game road hitting streak from 6/19-7/31, batting Ralph Kiner 168 Ryan Howard 129
.406 (41-101) with 10 doubles, nine homers and 24 RBI. Albert Pujols 160 Ryan Braun 128
l Recorded his fourth multihomer effort on 6/27 at Toronto, Eddie Mathews 153 Ted Williams 127
becoming the first player in history to reach 25 home runs in his Mark Teixeira 140 Chuck Klein 125
first 67 career games … joined Bob Horner as the only players Joe DiMaggio 137 José Abreu 124
in history with four multihomer games over his first 67 contests. Frank Robinson 134 Orlando Cepeda 122
l Was named AL Player and Rookie of the Month for July after

FIELD STAFF
hitting .374 (37-99) with 11 doubles, six home runs, 19 RBI, a 2011 SEASON
.432 on-base and .667 slugging percentage.
l Was named MVP of Serie Nacional, becoming the second
l Became the fourth rookie to earn three-plus Rookie of the
winner in Ciengfuegos history … established a then league
Month honors (also Ichiro Suzuki, Mike Trout and Jason Bay).
record with 33 home runs (shared with Yoenis Cespedes).
l Posted a 21-game hitting streak from 7/6-8/1 (.429, 36-84),
l Played in only 66 of 90 regular season games due to bursitis
the longest by a Sox player since Carlos Lee’s club-record,
in his right shoulder … led the league in average (.453), slugging
28-game streak in 2004.
percentage (.986) and ranked second in RBI (93).
l Joined Hall-of-Famer Eddie Collins (21 and 22 games in 1920)

PLAYERS
l Represented Cuba at the Baseball World Cup and Pan
as the only players in White Sox history to record multiple hitting
American Games … was named the World Cup MVP after hitting
streaks of at least 18 games in a season (Elias).
.442 with three home runs and 10 RBI over 11 games.
l Became the first player with two 18-plus game hitting streaks
l Batted .524 with three homers and nine RBI on Cuba's bronze-
in a season since Jacoby Ellsbury in 2011 (19, 18) and first rookie
medal winning team at the Pan Am Games.
to accomplish the feat since Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 (23, 21).
l Reached 50 extra-base hits in his 81st major-league game 2010 SEASON
(home run on 7/12 at Cleveland), the fastest to that milestone

OPPONENTS
l Led Serie Nacional in slugging percentage (.822) and ranked
in the major leagues since Ted Williams (80 games) in 1939.
second in average (.399) and home runs (30).
l His 29 homers at the break ranked third in Sox history behind
l Helped Cuba win the gold medal at the World University
Frank Thomas (32, 1994) and Jim Thome (30, 2006) and were
Baseball Championship (.555, 10-18; 4 HR and 12 RBI).
the second-most in history by a rookie behind Mark McGwire's
33 in 1987 … joined McGwire as the only rookies to lead the
2009 SEASON
majors in home runs at the All-Star Break.
l Abreu and Alexei Ramirez became the eighth set of Cuban l Ranked eighth in Serie Nacional in home runs (19) and
teammates to be All-Stars (last, Minnesota’s Tony Oliva and Leo slugging percentage (.630).

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Cardenas in 1971) and the second in White Sox history (Minnie l Was named to Cuba's provisional roster for the World Baseball
Minoso and Sandy Consuegra in 1954). Classic but did not make the final roster.
l Led the AL in the second half in on-base percentage (.435)
2004-08 SEASONS
and ranked third in OPS (.948).
l Hit his 30th home run on 7/26 at Minnesota (89th game), l Played in five full seasons with Cienfuegos of Cuba's Serie
becoming the third-fastest player in major-league history to Nacional … combined to hit 42 home runs with 85 RBI … made
reach that mark behind Rudy York (79) and Mark McGwire (84). his professional debut with Cienfuegos at age 17 in 2004.
l Joined Jose Canseco (33 in 1986) and Tony Oliva (32 in 1964)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

HISTORY
as the only Cuban-born rookies to hit 30 in a season.
l Reached base in 10 straight plate appearances (6 H; 3 BB; l In 2017, continued his work with "Abreu's Amigos" and hosted
1 HBP) from 7/31-8/1, the longest streak by a Sox since Frank a youth hitting clinic during Sox Serve Week.
Thomas set a franchise mark with 15 from 5/16-20/97. l In 2016, hosted his "Abreu's Amigos" group before multiple
l Hit .376 (38-101) with a .466 on-base percentage in August White Sox home games, participated in an ACE experience
… recorded a 14-game hitting streak from 8/19-9/5, batting .510 during Sox Serve Week and represented the club during Roberto
(25-49) with two home runs, 10 RBI and a 1.328 OPS. Clemente Day festivities.
l Became the fifth Sox player to record three hitting streaks of l In 2015, helped develop, organize and host "Abreu's Amigos,"
RECORDS

14-plus games in a season (first since Mike Kreevich in 1937) a group of special-needs youths from Easter Seals, who visited
and the first in the majors since Orlando Cabrera in 2009. U.S. Cellular Field and attended games on behalf of Abreu …
l Reached 100 RBI on 9/13-2 vs. Minnesota with a solo homer also made a donation to the organization … participated in the
… matched Ron Kittle’s franchise rookie record with his 35th Field of Dreams event with the Special Olympics.
home run on 9/14 vs. Minnesota … set a franchise rookie record l In 2014, participated in an ACE clinic with Special Olympic
with his 36th homer in his final game on 9/27 vs. Kansas City. athletes, met a young fan as part of the "Make-A-Wish"
MINOR LEAGUES

Foundation and participated in an ALS pre-game ceremony.


2013 SEASON
MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Played in 42 games for Cienfuegos during a shortened season
… led Serie Nacional in homers (19), slugging percentage (.604) l Married Yusmary Hernandez … has two sons: Dariel Eduardo
and total bases (163) and ranked second in average (.345). Josué Dariel … Twitter: @79JoseAbreu.
l Was named the All-Star first baseman for the fourth l Was teammates on Cienfuegos in the Cuban League with the
consecutive year … represented Cuba at the WBC … went 9-25 Dodgers' Yasiel Puig from 2008-11 and with Yoan Moncada from
(.360) with six home runs, including a grand slam vs. China. 2012-13 … wears uniform No. 79 after his mother chose it for
him when he began playing with Cienfuegos … is nicknamed
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2012 SEASON "Pito" after his favorite uncle.


l His 35 home runs were the second-most in Serie Nacional
history … finished second in the Most Valuable Player voting.
l Led the league in average (.394), on-base (.542) and slugging
percentage (.837) and hit-by-pitch (22), and ranked among the
leaders in homers (2nd) and RBI (2nd, 99).

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD
FRONT OFFICE

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E


2004 Cienfuegos .271 — 258 27 70 95 8 1 5 20 — 2 5 9 57 — — .307 .368 —
2005 Cienfuegos .228 — 167 19 38 61 7 2 4 17 — 2 5 16 50 — — .311 .365 —
2006 Cienfuegos .337 — 312 53 105 178 20 5 11 64 — — 19 28 61 — — .423 .538 —
2007 Cienfuegos .293 — 283 39 83 127 11 3 9 42 — 1 21 20 47 — — .382 .449 —
2008 Cienfuegos .318 — 239 48 76 96 22 0 13 43 — — 17 24 43 — — .418 .573 —
2009 Cienfuegos .346 — 289 60 100 182 23 1 19 69 — — 18 19 69 — — .429 .630 —
2010 Cienfuegos .399 89 286 82 114 235 25 3 30 76 0 3 30 74 49 — — .555 .822 10
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2011 Cienfuegos .453 66 212 79 96 127 14 0 33 93 0 2 21 58 32 — — .597 .986 9


2012 Cienfuegos .394 — 282 71 111 236 18 1 35 99 0 5 22 75 40 — — .542 .837 12
2013 Cienfuegos .345 — 264 60 91 163 15 0 19 60 0 2 17 54 39 — — .479 .604 7
2014 WHITE SOX .317 145 556 80 176 323 35 2 36 107 0 4 11 51 131 3 1 .383 .581 6
2015 WHITE SOX .290 154 613 88 178 308 34 3 30 101 0 1 15 39 140 0 0 .347 .502 11
2016 WHITE SOX .293 159 624 67 183 292 32 1 25 100 0 9 15 47 125 0 2 .353 .468 10
2017 WHITE SOX .304 156 621 95 189 *343 43 6 33 102 0 4 15 35 119 3 0 .354 .552 8
CUBAN LEAGUE TOTALS .341 — 2592 1018 884 1500 163 16 178 583 0 17 175 377 487 — — .426 .621 38
MLB TOTALS .301 614 2414 330 726 1266 144 12 124 410 0 18 56 172 515 6 3 .359 .524 35
PLAYERS

*Led League; Italics indicates independent or foreign league.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Signed by the White Sox as a free agent (10/29/13).
— On White Sox disabled list with posterior tibia tendonitis in his left ankle (5/18-6/2/14).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


OPPONENTS

POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
First Base .992 515 515 4626 4300 291 35 466

CAREER GAME BESTS AND HOME RUN INFORMATION


HITS — 4 (8x, last 9/14/17 at DET) … HR — 2 (11x, last 9/26/17 vs. LAA) … RBI — 7 (9/4/16 at MIN)
RUNS — 3 (4x last 9/14/17 at DET) … SB — 1 (6x, 9/19/17 at HOU) … HITTING STREAK — 21 games (7/6-8/1/14)
GAME-ENDING HOME RUNS — 1 (4/25/14 vs. T.B.) … GRAND SLAMS — 2 (last 4/18/15 at DET)
MULTIHOMER GAMES — 11 (last 9/26/17 vs. LAA) … PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS — NONE
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INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS — NONE … LEADOFF HOME RUNS — NONE

ALL-STAR GAME RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2014 A.L., Minnesota .000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
HISTORY

2013 Cuba .360 6 25 6 9 19 1 0 3 9 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 .385 .760 0


RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

José Abreu and Albert Pujols signed and exchanged bats prior to the game on September 28, 2017 at Guaranteed Rate
Field. Abreu, Pujols and Hall-of-Famer Joe DiMaggio are the only players in MLB history to begin their careers with four
or more consecutive seasons of 25-plus home runs and 100-plus RBI.

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MICKER ADOLFO 77

FRONT OFFICE
OUTFIELDER
Given Name: Micker Antony Adolfo Zapata
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-3 Weight: 225
Opening Day Age: 21 (September 11, 1996)
Birthplace and Residence: San Pedro De Macorís, Dominican Republic

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: White Sox.
Sox Acquisition: Signed as a free agent, July 2, 2013.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS 2016 SEASON

PLAYERS
l Baseball America: No. 17 prospect and Best Outfield Arm l Batted a combined .221 (58-263) with 15 doubles, six home
in the White Sox system. runs, 23 RBI and 32 runs scored over 69 games between
l MLB.com: No. 11 prospect in the Chicago organization. Kannapolis and the Arizona Rookie League White Sox.
l Was on the disabled list from 5/4-6/24 with a fractured left
2017 SEASON hamate bone and 8/18-26 with a sprained left ankle.
l Was named to the South Atlantic League postseason All-Star l Went 4-6 with four runs scored on 7/26 at Delaware.

OPPONENTS
Team and was an MiLB.com organization All-Star in his first full
minor-league season. 2015 SEASON
l Ranked among the SAL leaders in home runs (5th, 16), RBI l Was rated by MLB.com following the season as the No. 6
(8th, 68), total bases (9th, 192), slugging percentage (11th, .453) Prospect in the White Sox system.
and doubles (T11th, 28). l Suffered a season-ending fractured left fibula sliding into
l Tied for the White Sox organizational lead with 46 extra-base second base on 8/5 vs. the AZL Indians.
hits and ranked among the leaders in doubles (2nd), total bases l Recorded a 10-game hitting streak from 6/28-7/10, batting
(3rd), slugging percentage (6th), runs scored (7th, 60), home .262 (11-42) with two doubles, seven RBI and 10 runs scored.

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runs (T7th) and hits (T8th, 112).
l Was named the Sox organizational Player of the Month for 2014 SEASON
both May and June … batted .333 (32-96) with 11 doubles, two l Ranked fifth in the Arizona League in home runs (5) … led
home runs, 17 RBI and 14 runs over 24 games in May and .267 the AZL White Sox in doubles (10) and total bases (68) and tied
(27-101) with eight doubles, eight homers, 20 RBI and 20 runs for the team lead in home runs.
scored over 26 games in June. l Hit his first professional home run on 7/2 vs. the Reds.
l Compiled a career-high, 16-game hitting streak from 4/27-
5/15, going 24-66 (.364) with eight doubles and 12 RBI … posted 2013 SEASON

HISTORY
a 12-game hitting streak from 6/11-24, going 17-46 (.370) with l Was rated by MLB.com as the No. 2 international prospect
four home runs, 10 RBI and 13 runs scored when he signed with the White Sox as a free agent on 7/2.
l Homered and drove in five RBI on 5/2 vs. Augusta … recorded l Was recommended/signed by Marco Paddy.
his first career multihomer game on 8/3 at Greensboro and hit
a grand slam on 8/10 vs. Greensboro. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Was on the disabled list from 4/8-14 with a bruised right hand
l Single … has two children: twin sons Matthew and Michael.
and from 8/23-remainder of the season with fractured left hand.
l Is a graduate of St. Peter and Paul Catholic High School in
l Was named by Baseball America following the season as the
St. Thomas.
RECORDS

No. 12 prospect in the SAL.


l Instagram: @mickeradolfo11 … enjoys flying kites and riding
l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as having the
horses at his grandfather's ranch.
Best Outfield Arm in the White Sox organization.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
MINOR LEAGUES

2014 AZL White Sox .218 46 179 27 39 68 10 2 5 21 1 2 2 14 85 0 0 .279 .380 4


2015 AZL White Sox .253 22 83 14 21 26 3 1 0 10 0 1 3 6 25 3 2 .323 .313 0
2016 AZL White Sox .250 4 16 2 4 9 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 .333 .563 0
Kannapolis .219 65 247 30 54 84 13 1 5 21 1 0 3 14 88 0 1 .269 .340 4
2017 Kannapolis .264 112 424 60 112 192 28 2 16 68 2 3 13 31 149 2 0 .331 .453 5
MINOR TOTALS .242 250 949 133 230 379 56 6 27 122 4 6 22 66 355 5 3 .303 .399 13

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Signed by the White Sox as a free agent (7/2/13).
MEDIA/MISC.

— On Class A Kannapolis disabled list with fractured left hamate bone (5/4/16-6/24/16); included rehab assignment with AZL Sox (6/20-24/16).
— On Class A Kannapolis disabled list with sprained left ankle (8/18-26/16).
— On Class A Kannapolis disabled list with bruised right hand (4/8-14/17).
— On Class A Kannapolis disabled list with a fractured left hand (8/23-9/19/17).

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TIM ANDERSON 7
FRONT OFFICE

INFIELDER
Given Name: Timothy Devon Anderson
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-1 Weight: 185
Opening Day Age: 24 (June 23, 1993)
Birthplace | Residence: Tuscaloosa, Ala. | Charlotte, N.C.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: White Sox.


Sox Acquisition: Selected in the first round (17th overall), June 2013
First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: One year, 115 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2022 (club options for 2023 and 2024).

2017 SEASON MOST HR BY AL MOST LEADOFF HR IN


PLAYERS

l Spent his first full season in the major leagues … his 17 home SHORTSTOPS IN 2017 WHITE SOX HISTORY
runs ranked sixth among American League shortstops and are Player, Club HR Player No.
the seventh-highest total in franchise history by a shortstop. Francisco Lindor, CLE 32 Ray Durham 20
l Became the youngest shortstop (age 24) in White Sox history Didi Gregorius, NYY 25 Adam Eaton 9
to record double digits in home runs. Carlos Correa, HOU 24 Tim Raines 9
l Ranked 12th in the AL with a .321 (51-159) average vs. Elvis Andrus, TEX 20 Alejandro De Aza 8
OPPONENTS

left-handers … was successful on 93.8 percent (15-16) of his Tim Beckham, BAL 20 Pat Kelly 5
stolen-base attempts. Tim Anderson, SOX 17 Tim Anderson 4
l Hit three of the franchise-record eight leadoff home runs,
increasing his career total to four. l Missed the three-game series from 5/12-14 vs. San Diego
l Hit .204 (19-93) in April but rebounded to bat .319 (30-94) in to return home to Tuscaloosa, Ala. for the funeral of a close
May … combined to hit .206 (36-175) in June/July. friend, Brandon Moss … returned to the lineup on 5/16 at Los
l Batted .343 (36-105) over his last 25 games and .299 (66-221) Angeles-AL and hit a go-ahead, solo homer in the 11th inning.
with 13 doubles, eight home runs and 27 RBI over his last 53 l Hit a game-tying, solo home run in the eighth inning on 5/18
2017 REVIEW

(8/2-end of season). at Seattle as part of back-to-back homers with Todd Frazier …


l Committed a major-league high 28 errors but just six over his connected on his sixth home run on 5/30 vs. Boston, a solo shot
final 65 games of the season. off former teammate Chris Sale.
l Agreed to terms on a six-year, $25-million contract on 3/21 … l Was ejected by home-plate umpire Jim Wolf (first career) for
the deal includes club options for 2023 and 2024, with $1-million arguing balls and strikes on 6/23 vs. Minnesota (24th birthday)
buyouts on both option years. … snapped a 22-game homerless stretch with a three-run shot
l Was the White Sox Opening Day shortstop on 4/4 vs. Detroit in the ninth inning on 6/26 vs. the Yankees.
… connected on his second career leadoff home run on 4/13 at l Homered for the second straight game on 7/8 at Colorado,
Cleveland (off RHP Josh Tomlin). a game-winning, solo shot in the ninth inning off Greg Holland,
HISTORY

l Hit safely in nine of 10 games from 4/17-28, going 13-42 (.310) his first career game-winning homer in the ninth or later.
with nine runs scored … matched his career high with three hits l Hit safely in 14 of 15 games from 8/2-18, including two seven-
and three runs scored on 4/24 vs. Kansas City. game hitting streaks … batted .328 (21-64) with four doubles,
two triples, five home runs, 12 RBI and a 1.036 OPS during the
15-game span, raising his average from .232 to .247.
l Also hit safely in 24 of 25 road games from 7/21-9/21 (.330,
35-106), bookended by 11- and 13-game streaks.
RECORDS

l Connected on his third career leadoff homer on 8/5 at Boston


and his fourth on 8/15 at the Dodgers … hit four home runs in a
six-game span from 8/9-15, including consecutive contests on
8/13 and 8/15.
l Recorded his first career game-ending hit on 8/23 vs.
Minnesota, a ninth-inning single off Trevor Hildenberger.
MINOR LEAGUES

l Matched his career high with three RBI on 9/3 vs. Tampa Bay,
including a solo home run.
l Registered a career-high, 15-game hitting streak from 9/9-24
(.410, 25-61) … streak tied for the 10th-longest in the AL during
the season.
l Went 3-5 with a triple and home run on 9/9 vs. San Francisco
… fell a double shy of joining José Abreu as the only teammates
in major-league history to hit for the cycle in the same game
(STATS LLC).
MEDIA/MISC.

l Established a career high with four hits on 9/16 at Detroit …


broke up Matthew Boyd's no-hit bid with a two-out double in
the ninth inning on 9/17 at Detroit … joined Melky Cabrera as
the second Sox player to break up a no-hitter in the ninth this
season … the last team to break up two no-hit bids in the ninth
was Atlanta in 1997.

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2016 SEASON 2015 SEASON

FRONT OFFICE
l American League Rookie Leaders: T1st-3B (6); 2nd-R l Led the Southern League in hits (160), runs scored (79) and
(57); T2nd-2B (22); T2nd-SB (10); 3rd-H (116); 3rd-TB (177); stolen bases (49), ranked third in average (.312) and tied for third
T3rd-XBH (37); 6th-G (99); 10th-HR (9); 10th-RBI (30). in triples (12) and total bases (220) at Class AA Birmingham.
l Appeared in 99 games in his rookie season with the White l Was selected to the SL mid and postseason All-Star teams
Sox … started 97 games at shortstop. … also was named Best Utility Man and Best Hustler.
l Recorded 33 multihit games, tied with Jose Abreu (2014) for l Stole three bases in a game three times and recorded seven
the seventh-most by a White Sox player in his first 99 career games with two stolen bases.
games … his six triples tied for fifth in the AL. l Hit for the cycle on 5/9 at Montgomery, going 4-6 with three

FIELD STAFF
l Batted .326/.340/.457 with two homers and seven RBI vs. RBI … went 5-6 with two doubles on 5/16 at Mobile.
left-handers and .315/.333/.486 with five home runs and 20 RBI l Posted a 10-game hitting streak from 8/6-17, going 17-39
in 52 games at home. (.436) with two doubles and one triple.
l Led off 41 times (.279/.303/.419/4 HR/12 RBI) and hit in the l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the Sox
No. 2 spot 48 times (.278/.296/.409/3 HR/14 RBI). No. 2 prospect … also tabbed by the publication as the Best
l Compiled a .965 fielding percentage (14 E/400 TC) … Hitter for Average and Best Athlete in the organization.
committed one error in the first half (28 games) and 13 after
the break (71). 2014 SEASON

PLAYERS
l His contract was purchased from Class AAA Charlotte on 6/10 l Combined to hit .301 (104-345) with 21 doubles, seven triples,
… was the starting shortstop that night vs. Detroit and recorded nine home runs, 40 RBI, 57 runs and 10 steals in 83 games
his first major-league hit in his first at-bat, a double to left field between Class A Winston-Salem, AZL Sox and Birmingham.
in the third inning … also scored his first run. l Was rated by Baseball America following the season as the
l Hit .333 (24-72) with five doubles, three home runs, nine RBI No. 8 Prospect in the Carolina League.
and 12 runs scored over 16 games from 6/23-7/10 after being l Began the season with Winston-Salem, where he was named
moved into the No. 1 spot in the lineup on 6/13. a CL mid-season All-Star.

OPPONENTS
l Registered his first career multihit game (two doubles) on l Was on the disabled list from 4/29-5/11 with right shoulder
6/14 vs. Detroit … recorded his first three-hit game, including tendinitis and from 6/29-8/21 with a fractured right wrist.
his first triple and three runs scored, on 6/15 vs. Detroit. l Batted .320 (62-194) with 12 doubles, three triples, four home
l Hit his first career homer on 6/23 at Boston, a leadoff shot off runs, 17 RBI over his last 46 games with the Dash.
Clay Buchholz that landed in the parking lot behind the Green l Was promoted to Birmingham on 8/22 … went 3-3 with a
Monster … became the first Sox to lead off the first with his first double in his Barons debut on 8/22 at Mississippi and 4-6 with
career homer since Thad Bosley on 5/29/78 vs. Oak. (STATS). a double and three RBI on 8/23 at Mississippi.
l Hit safely in seven consecutive games from 6/23-30, batting l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 3

2017 REVIEW
.394 (13-33) with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, seven Prospect in the White Sox organization.
runs scored and five multihit efforts.
l Homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career 2013 SEASON
on 6/25-26 vs. Toronto … recorded his first multiRBI game on l Made his professional debut with Class A Kannapolis.
6/29 vs. Minnesota. l Tied for fourth among Sox minor-leaguers with five triples and
l Recorded his fourth straight multihit effort and matched his ranked sixth with 24 stolen bases.
season high with three hits on 6/30 vs. Minnesota … connected l Batted .360 (18-50) with two doubles, two triples and 13 runs
on a game-tying, two-run homer on 7/4 vs. the Yankees. scored during a 13-game hitting streak from 8/19-9/1.
l Hit safely in a season-high 11 straight games from 8/6-18, l Was recommended/signed by Warren Hughes.

HISTORY
going 13-41 (.317) with four doubles, two home runs, five RBI,
five walks, nine runs scored and a .944 OPS. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
l Connected on a go-ahead, RBI single in the 11th inning on l In January 2018, he and manager Rick Renteria visited
8/10 at Kansas City … extended his hitting streak to 10 games Chicago Police Officers at the 007 District headquarters in the
with a two-run home run in the third inning on 8/17 at Cleveland Englewood neighborhood to learn about the Strategic Decision
… matched his season high with three hits on 8/25 vs. Seattle. Support Center, the “nerve center” that uses high-tech tools to
l Left the game on 9/1 at Minnesota after being hit by a Melky predict where violent crimes may happen.
RECORDS

Cabrera line drive in the first inning … hit a game-winning, two- l In 2017, launched his "League of Leaders" foundation, a
run double in the top of the 12th on 9/4 at Minnesota. community outreach program focused on steering young men
l Hit his eighth home run, drove in a career-high three and and women in the right direction.
fell a triple shy of the cycle on 9/27 vs. Tampa Bay … recorded l Participated in a Becoming A Man (BAM) session with stu-
three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs on 9/30 dents at Parker Community Academy in June … was a panelist
vs. Minnesota (fell a double shy of the cycle). during the Chicago Sports Summit "Empowering Teenagers"
MINOR LEAGUES

l Appeared in 55 games with Charlotte … at the time of his forum at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in October 2017.
promotion to the White Sox, led the International League in hits l In 2016, presented the Player of the Month Award to the White
(75) and multihit games (25), ranked second in runs scored (39), Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) winner.
fifth in total bases (101) and 10th in average (.304).
l Hit .346 (45-129) with five doubles, two triples, three home MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
runs, 13 RBI, 24 runs scored and eight walks in May. l Married Bria … has one daughter: Peyton.
l Recorded four hits on 4/25 at Toledo and 5/12 at Norfolk … l Twitter: @TimAnderson7.
registered four straight multihit efforts from 5/10-13, 5/16-19 and l Attended East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss.,
5/22-26 … homered in three consecutive games from 5/12-14. where he led the nation with a .495 average and ranked second
MEDIA/MISC.

l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 1 with 41 stolen bases as a sophomore in 2013.
Prospect, Best Hitter for Average and Best Athlete in the White l Signed a letter of intent to play baseball at the University of
Sox organization … also was tabbed by MLB.com as the No. 1 Alabama-Birmingham prior to being drafted by the White Sox.
Prospect in the Sox system and No. 38 overall in baseball. l Graduated in 2011 from Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa,
l Attended a rookie symposium in Washington D.C. in January Ala. … did not play baseball until his junior year … led the
hosted by Major League Baseball and the MLBPA. basketball team to the state title as a senior.

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD
FRONT OFFICE

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E


2013 Kannapolis .277 68 267 45 74 97 10 5 1 21 2 2 7 23 78 24 4 .348 .363 19
2014 Winston-Salem .297 68 286 48 85 135 18 7 6 31 0 2 5 7 68 10 3 .323 .472 31
AZL White Sox .200 5 15 2 3 9 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 .294 .600 0
Birmingham .364 10 44 7 16 22 3 0 1 7 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 .364 .500 3
2015 Birmingham .312 125 513 79 160 220 21 12 5 46 4 2 7 24 114 49 13 .350 .429 25
2016 Charlotte .304 55 247 39 75 101 10 2 4 20 1 0 0 8 58 11 4 .325 .409 10
WHITE SOX .283 99 410 57 116 177 22 6 9 30 6 1 1 13 117 10 2 .306 .432 14
FIELD STAFF

2017 WHITE SOX .257 146 587 72 151 236 26 4 17 56 2 1 3 13 162 15 1 .276 .402 *28
MINOR TOTALS .301 332 1374 220 414 585 62 26 19 127 8 6 19 64 332 94 26 .340 .426 88
MLB TOTALS .268 245 997 129 267 413 48 10 26 86 8 2 4 26 279 25 3 .289 .414 42
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the first round (17th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft (6/13).
— On Class A Winston-Salem disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis (4/29-5/11/14).
— On Class A Winston-Salem disabled list with a right wrist fracture (6/29-8/21/14); included a rehabilitation assignment to the Arizona League
PLAYERS

White Sox (8/15-22/14).


— On Class AA Birmingham disabled list with a strained left shoulder (9/4-11/15).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Shortstop .957 243 242 988 339 607 42 135
OPPONENTS

CAREER GAME BESTS AND HOME RUN INFORMATION


HITS — 4 (9/16/17 at DET) … HR — 1 (26x, last 9/21/17 at HOU) … RBI — 3 (4x, last 9/3/17 vs. T.B.)
RUNS — 3 (2x, 4/24/17 vs. K.C.) … SB — 2 (2x, last 9/16/17 at DET) … HITTING STREAK — 15 games (9/9-24/17)
GAME-ENDING HOME RUNS — NONE … GRAND SLAMS — NONE … MULTIHOMER GAMES — NONE
PINCH-HIT HOMERS — NONE … INSIDE-THE-PARK HOMERS — NONE … LEADOFF HOME RUNS — 4 (8/15/17 at LAA)
2017 REVIEW
HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

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LUIS AVILÁN 70

FRONT OFFICE
LEFT-HANDED PITCHER
Given Name: Luis Armando Avilán
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6-2 Weight: 220
Opening Day Age: 28 (July 19, 1989)
Birthplace | Residence: Caracas, Venezuela | Doral, Fla.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Atlanta Braves, signed as a non-drafted free agent,
August 22, 2005.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from Los Angeles-NL with RHP Joakim Soria and
cash as part of a three-team trade that sent INF Jake Peter from the White
Sox to the Dodgers and LHP Scott Alexander from Kansas City to the
Dodgers in exchange for INF Erick Mejia and RHP Trevor Oaks, January 4, 2018.
Major League Service: Four years, 146 days.

PLAYERS
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2017 SEASON 2014 SEASON


l Appeared in 61 games with the Dodgers … allowed just 18.2 l Made 62 appearances in his third season as a member of
percent (4-22) of inherited runners to score … limited first batters the Atlanta bullpen.
to a .196 (11-61) average and lefties to a .195 (16-82) mark. l Allowed just 22.9 percent (11-48) of inherited runners to score,

OPPONENTS
l Struck out a career-high 52 and surrendered two or fewer the 14th-lowest mark in the NL, and two home runs.
home runs for the fifth time in his career … his 13 holds were l Suffered his career first loss on 4/10 vs. Mets in his 111th
the third-most of his career, and marked his third season with career game, the fifth-longest streak by a pitcher to start his
double-digits (also 2013, '15). career since at least 1900 (Elias).
l Lowered his ERA from 4.30 (11 ER/23.0 IP) in the first half to
1.57 (4 ER/23.0 IP) after the break. 2013 SEASON
l Pitched on zero days rest 17 times, allowing 10 hits with eight l National League Leaders (Relief): T6th-HLD (27); 7th-ERA
strikeouts over 12.0 scoreless IP.

2017 REVIEW
(1.52); T8th-Games (75); 12th-Opp. AVG (.175).
l Each of his first eight appearances (5.1 IP) and 17 of his first l Spent the entire season pitching out of the Atlanta bullpen.
18 overall from 4/4-5/14 were scoreless. l Surrendered just one home run over 65.0 IP … his 0.14
l Recorded a 14-game scoreless streak from 7/8-8/21, allowing homers per 9.0 IP mark was the fourth-lowest in the majors.
just six hits with 14 strikeouts and five holds over 12.1 IP. l Sixty-six of his 75 appearances were scoreless … the 75
l Was not on the Dodgers postseason roster. appearances led the team.
l Limited left-handers to a .144 average (15-104).
2016 SEASON l Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/31.2 IP), 14 holds, a
l Split the season between Los Angeles and Class AAA .106 opponents average (11-104) and 0.63 WHIP over 35

HISTORY
Oklahoma City, including seven stints with the Dodgers. appearances from 5/24-8/14 … allowed one unearned run during
l Limited opponents to a .176 average (12-68) and did not the 35-game stretch (6/8 at the Dodgers).
surrender a home run … averaged 12.81 strikeouts per 9.0 l The streak of 35 games without allowing an earned run was
IP (28 SO/19.2 IP) … allowed 26.9 (7-26) percent of inherited the fourth-longest in a single season in MLB history.
runners to score. l Appeared in all four of Atlanta's NLDS games vs. the Dodgers
l Opened the season with Oklahoma City before being recalled … tossed 2.2 scoreless IP.
by the Dodgers for the first time on 4/21 … did not allow a run
over his final 11 outings, going 3-0 with four hits allowed and 12 2012 SEASON
RECORDS

strikeouts over 9.0 IP. l Split the season between Class AA Mississippi and the Braves
l Appeared in five postseason games, including three in the … opened the season with Mississippi before being recalled on
NLDS vs. Washington and two in the NLCS vs. the Cubs … 7/5 for the remainder of the season.
worked 3.2 scoreless IP with three strikeouts. l Limited opponents to a .211 average (27-128) with the Braves
… owned a 1.03 WHIP and a 3.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
2015 SEASON l Made his major-league debut on 7/14 vs. Mets, working 0.1
MINOR LEAGUES

l Combined to go 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA (24 ER/53.1 IP), 1.18 scoreless IP, striking out Ike Davis … recorded his first career
WHIP and a .239 opponents average over 73 combined games win on 10/3 at Pittsburgh with 1.0 scoreless IP.
between the Braves and Dodgers. l Made 16 appearances with Mississippi to start the season.
l Allowed just 16.1 percent (9-56) of inherited runners to score,
tied for the fourth-lowest mark among National League relievers. 2011 SEASON
l Opened the season with Atlanta and appeared in 50 games l Spent the entire season with Mississippi … went 1-4 (25.0
… 14 of his final 16 outings with the Braves were scoreless. percent) in save opportunities.
l Was traded by the Braves with Alex Wood, Jim Johnson, l His contract was purchased by the Braves and was added to
MEDIA/MISC.

José Peraza and Bronson Arroyo to the Dodgers in exchange the 40-man roster on 11/16.
for Héctor Olivera, Paco Rodríguez and Zach Bird on 7/30. l Appeared in 19 games with Lara in the Venezuelan Winter
l Eleven of his first 13 appearances from 8/4-9/6 with Los League, going 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA (27 ER/68.2 IP) in 19 games.
Angeles-NL were scoreless (4 ER/10.0 IP).
l Made two appearances during the NLCS vs. the Mets, working
1.1 scoreless IP.

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2010 SEASON 2007 SEASON
FRONT OFFICE

l Went 6-4 with a 3.54 ERA (27 ER/68.2 IP) in 41 combined l Made 14 appearances, including 13 starts, with the Dominican
games with Class A Rome and Class A Myrtle Beach … Summer League Braves.
converted nine of his 12 save opportunities.
2006 SEASON
2009 SEASON l Made his professional debut with the DSL Braves, appearing
l Appeared in 14 games (three starts) with Advanced Rookie in 12 games (eight starts).
Danville, recording a 3.05 ERA (13 ER/38.1 IP) with a .185
(25-135) opponents average. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
FIELD STAFF

l Married Mariana … has one son: Sebastion.


2008 SEASON l Attended Barquisimeto school in Lara, Venezuela.
l Compiled a 2.58 ERA (11 ER/38.1 IP) over 10 games (four
starts) with the Gulf Coast League Braves.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2006 DSL Braves 2-4 .333 3.29 12 8 0 0 0 41.0 45 17 15 5 4 12-0 30 2 0 .287
PLAYERS

2007 DSL Braves 6-3 .667 2.44 14 13 0 0 0 70.0 54 23 19 4 5 16-0 71 5 1 .213


2008 GCL Braves 0-3 .000 2.58 10 4 0 0 0 38.1 31 14 11 2 3 15-1 49 1 0 .217
2009 Danville 0-2 .000 3.05 14 3 0 0 2 38.1 25 14 13 1 4 17-0 34 0 0 .185
2010 Myrtle Beach 4-3 .571 3.94 31 0 0 0 9 48.0 42 25 21 5 3 18-4 37 3 1 .240
Rome 2-1 .667 2.61 10 0 0 0 0 20.2 15 8 6 1 1 9-0 21 0 0 .203
2011 Mississippi 4-8 .333 4.57 36 13 0 0 1 106.1 113 66 54 10 8 36-4 78 5 3 .268
2012 ATLANTA 1-0 1.000 2.00 31 0 0 0 0 36.0 27 9 8 1 1 10-1 33 3 1 .211
Mississippi 3-6 .333 3.23 16 12 0 0 1 61.1 50 27 22 7 1 31-0 55 5 0 .224
OPPONENTS

2013 ATLANTA 5-0 1.000 1.52 75 0 0 0 0 65.0 40 12 11 1 4 22-2 38 3 1 .175


2014 ATLANTA 4-1 .800 4.57 62 0 0 0 0 43.1 47 22 22 2 3 21-7 25 5 0 .287
Gwinnett 0-1 .000 5.40 9 0 0 0 0 11.2 13 8 7 0 0 11-0 6 0 0 .310
2015 ATLANTA 2-4 .333 3.58 50 0 0 0 0 37.2 35 15 15 4 0 10-2 31 1 1 .245
LOS ANGELES-NL 0-1 .000 5.17 23 0 0 0 0 15.2 13 9 9 2 1 5-0 18 1 0 .224
2016 LOS ANGELES-NL 3-0 1.000 3.20 27 0 0 0 0 19.2 12 8 7 0 2 10-4 28 1 0 .176
Oklahoma City 0-3 .000 4.24 33 0 0 0 4 34.0 35 19 16 3 3 16-3 37 1 0 .265
2017 LOS ANGELES-NL 2-3 .400 2.93 61 0 0 0 0 46.0 42 16 15 2 1 22-3 52 1 0 .246
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Oklahoma 0-0 .000 9.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 1 2 2 0 1 1-0 3 0 0 .143


MINOR TOTALS 21-34 .382 3.55 187 53 0 0 17 471.2 424 223 186 38 33 182-12 421 22 5 .240
MLB TOTALS 17-9 .654 2.97 329 0 0 0 0 263.1 216 91 87 12 12 100-19 225 15 3 .225

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Signed by Atlanta as a non-drafted free agent (8/22/05).
— On Class AA Mississippi disabled list with left elbow tendinitis (4/21-5/10/12).
— Traded by Atlanta with LHP Alex Wood, RHP Jim Johnson, INF José Peraza and RHP Bronson Arroyo to Los Angeles-NL in exchange for INF
Héctor Olivera, LHP Paco Rodríguez and RHP Zack Bird (7/30/15).
HISTORY

— On Los Angeles-NL disabled list with left elbow impingement (5/24-6/9/17); included rehab assignment to Class AAA Oklahoma City (6/4-9/17).
— Traded by Los Angeles-NL with RHP Joakim Soria and cash to the White Sox as part of a three-team trade that sent INF Jake Peter and LHP
Scott Alexander to the Dodgers and INF Erick Mejia and RHP Trevor Oaks to Kansas City (1/4/18).

CAREER RELIEF BREAKDOWN


Save Pct. — Career: 0-10; 2017: 0-2; 2016: 0-1; 2015: 0-3; 2014:0-2; 2013: 0-2.
Holds — Career: 73; 2017: 13; 2016: 3; 2015: 17; 2014: 8; 2013: 27; 2012: 5.
Inherited Runners/Scored — Career: 216-46 (21.3); 2017: 22-4 (18.2); 2016: 26-7 (26.9); 2015: 56-9 (16.1); 2014: 48-11 (22.9);
RECORDS

2013: 32-7 (21.9); 2012: 32-8 (25.0).


First Batter Efficiency — Career: .258 (77-299); 2017: .196 (11-56); 2016: .292 (7-24); 2015: .353 (24-68); 2014: .259 (14-54);
2013: .221 (15-68); 2012: .207 (6-29).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Pitcher .948 329 0 77 25 48 4 6
MINOR LEAGUES

CAREER GAME BESTS


STRIKEOUTS — 5 (7/17/12 vs. S.F.) … IP — 3.2 (7/17/12 vs. S.F.)
WINNING STREAK — 7 games (10/3/12-4/4/14) … CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS IP — 24.1 (6/11-8/14/13)

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2013 Atl. vs. LAD 0-0 .000 0.00 4 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 0 0 0 0 1-1 1 0 0 .300
2015 LAD vs. NYM 0-0 .000 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 .000
MEDIA/MISC.

2016 LAD vs. Was. 0-0 .000 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0-0 2 1 0 .333
MINOR TOTALS 0-0 .000 0.00 9 0 0 0 0 5.1 5 0 0 0 0 1-1 5 1 0 .250

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2016 LAD vs. Cubs 0-0 .000 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 2 0 0 0 0 1-0 1 0 0 .250

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LUIS BASABE 73

FRONT OFFICE
OUTFIELDER
Given Name: Luis Alexander Basabe
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6-0 Weight: 180
Opening Day Age: 21 (August 26, 1996)
Birthplace | Residence: El Vigía, Venezuela | Mérida, Venezuela

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Boston Red Sox, signed as a free agent, August 26, 2012.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from the Boston Red Sox with RHP Victor Diaz,
RHP Michael Kopech and INF Yoán Moncada in exchange for
LHP Chris Sale, December 6, 2016.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

PLAYERS
2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS 2015 SEASON
l Baseball America: No. 18 prospect, Best Defensive Out- l Was named a New York-Penn League midseason All-Star
fielder and Best Breakout Prospect in the White Sox system. with Class A Lowell.
l MLB.com: No. 14 prospect in the Chicago organization. l Ranked third in the NYPL in home runs (7), seventh in walks
(32) and tied for 10th in steals (15) … led all NYPL outfielders
2017 SEASON in double plays (4) and tied for the league lead in assists (8).

OPPONENTS
l Spent the entire season with Class A Winston-Salem in his l Led the Spinners in runs scored (36), total bases (89), walks
first season in the White Sox organization. and steals and tied for the team lead in home runs.
l Appeared in 92 games in center field, 12 in right and two as l Following the 2015 season, was rated by Baseball America as
the DH … batted .277 (18-65) in April and .273 (9-33) in August. the No. 6 NYPL prospect and No. 9 in the Boston organization.
l Recorded a 10-game hitting streak from 4/13-26 … registered
three hits on 5/24 at Myrtle Beach. 2014 SEASON
l Was placed on the disabled list on 8/14 with a sprained left l Hit .269 (68-253) with 12 doubles, 11 triples, one home run,
knee and missed the remainder of the season. 39 RBI, 53 runs scored and 15 steals in 72 games between the

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l Appeared in six games with Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter Dominican Summer League and Gulf Coast League Red Sox.
League, going 3-17 (.176) with one double and two RBI. l Appeared in 39 games in center field, 30 in right and three
l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 8 as the designated hitter.
Prospect in the White Sox organization. l Led the DSL Red Sox in triples (11) and tied for the team lead
in steals (13).
2016 SEASON
l Batted a combined .264 (112-425) with 26 doubles, nine 2013 SEASON
triples, 12 home runs, 53 RBI and 25 steals in 110 games with l Appeared in 60 games with the DSL Red Sox in his first

HISTORY
Class A Greenville and Class A Salem in the Red Sox system. professional season … led the team in runs scored (49), doubles
l Was successful on 83.3 percent (25-30) of his stolen-base (13), stolen bases (18) and walks (49).
attempts … stole 15 straight bases to begin the season. l Posted a .286 (12-42) average vs. lefties (.210 vs. righties).
l Hit .299 (69-231) during the second half of the season,
compared to a .222 (43-198) mark in the first half MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Recorded a 15-game hitting streak from 7/10-29, batting .410 l Single … his twin brother, Luis Alejandro, plays in the Arizona
(25-61) with four doubles, two triples, three home runs and 15 system … both originally were signed by Boston as free agents
RBI … the 15-game hitting streak was tied for the sixth-longest in 2012.
RECORDS

in the South Atlantic League. l Is a 2012 graduate of Juan Pedro Chourio León High School.
l Reached base safely in 29 straight road games from 4/14-7/5,
the longest such streak in the SAL.
l Batted .351 (39-111) with 10 doubles, two triples, two home
runs, 14 RBI and a .451 on-base percentage during the streak.
MINOR LEAGUES

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2013 DSL Red Sox .225 60 209 49 47 67 13 2 1 19 3 1 6 49 58 18 5 .385 .321 2
2014 DSL Red Sox .284 40 148 38 42 71 7 11 0 26 0 3 3 30 36 13 2 .408 .480 2
GCL Red Sox .248 32 105 15 26 34 5 0 1 13 1 3 1 13 23 2 4 .328 .324 0
2015 Lowell .243 56 222 36 54 89 8 3 7 23 0 1 1 32 67 15 4 .340 .401 2
2016 Greenville .258 105 403 61 104 180 24 8 12 52 2 4 2 40 116 25 5 .325 .447 2
Salem .364 5 22 5 8 12 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .391 .545 0
2017 Winston-Salem .221 107 375 52 83 120 12 5 5 36 4 1 6 49 104 17 6 .320 .320 2
MEDIA/MISC.

MINOR TOTALS .245 405 1484 256 364 573 71 30 26 170 10 13 19 214 407 90 26 .345 .386 10

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Signed by Boston as a free agent (8/26/12).
— Traded by Boston with RHPs Victor Diaz and Michael Kopech and INF Yoán Moncada to the White Sox in exchange for LHP Chris Sale (12/6/16).
— On Class A Winston-Salem disabled list with a sprained left knee (8/14/17-remainder of season).

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CHRIS BECK 54
FRONT OFFICE

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE


Given Name: Christopher Michael Beck
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-3 Weight: 230
Opening Day Age: 27 (September 4, 1990)
Birthplace | Residence: Commerce, Ga. | Buford, Ga.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: White Sox.


Sox Acquisition: Selected in second round, June 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: One year, 62 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

l Appeared in 22 games (seven starts) with Charlotte … was


2017 SEASON
PLAYERS

3-2 with a 4.54 ERA (19 ER/37.2 IP) as a starter and 2-2 with a
l Spent most of the season in the White Sox bullpen, appearing 3.77 mark (12 ER/28.2 IP) and 28 strikeouts in relief.
in a career-high 57 games. l All seven of his starts were within his first eight outings.
l Allowed 39.5 percent (15-38) of inherited runners to score … l Limited left-handers to a .208 average (20-96) and one homer,
first batters faced hit .378 (17-45) with nine walks. compared to a .343 mark (57-166) with four homers vs. righties.
l Recorded a 3.79 ERA (15 ER/35.2 IP) in 33 games before l Posted a 2.50 ERA (10 ER/36.0 IP) in 12 road appearances
the All-Star Break, compared to a 9.62 mark (31 ER/29.0 IP) in (four starts), compared to a 6.23 mark (21 ER/30.1 IP) and five
OPPONENTS

24 games after the break. home runs allowed in 10 games (three starts) at BB&T Ballpark.
l Posted a season-low 1.69 ERA (3 ER/16.0 IP) and .185 l Earned his first win on 4/20 vs. Norfolk (2 ER/6.0 IP) … won
opponents average in 12 April appearances. back-to-back starts from 5/7-12 (1 ER/13.0 IP).
l Was recalled from Charlotte on 4/25 and made his season l Made his final start with the Knights on 5/17 vs. Rochester
debut that night vs. Kansas City … surrendered three runs on (L; 5 ER/3.0 IP) before pitching in relief for the rest of 2016.
three hits, including two home runs, over 1.0 IP … worked 2.0 l Made six straight scoreless appearances (10.2 IP) from 6/12-
scoreless IP on 4/30 at Detroit. 7/22, allowing seven hits with four walks and eight strikeouts.
l Threw 3.0 scoreless IP on 5/6 at Baltimore … marked a career
2017 REVIEW

l Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 10


high in relief IP. Prospect in the White Sox organization.
l Worked 0.2 scoreless IP for his first win on 6/6 at Tampa Bay l Attended a rookie symposium in January hosted by Major
… induced a double play to work out of an inherited, bases- League Baseball and the MLBPA in Washington D.C.
loaded jam in the sixth to preserve a 1-1 tie.
l Surrendered a game-winning, solo home run to Nelson Cruz 2015 SEASON
in the 10th inning on 7/16 vs. Seattle. l Was limited to 10 starts due to a right elbow injury.
l Worked a perfect ninth inning for the win on 7/31 vs. Toronto l His contract was purchased from Charlotte on 5/9 and served
… Chicago recorded a walkoff win on Matt Davidson's RBI single as the 26th man for Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. Cincinnati …
HISTORY

in the bottom of the ninth. did not pitch and was returned to the Knights after the game.
l Allowed a run in 13 of his final 18 appearances in August and l Was recalled from Charlotte on 5/28 and made his major-
September, including multiple runs six times. league debut as the starter in Game 2 of a doubleheader at
l Struck out three in 1.2 scoreless IP on 9/23 vs. Kansas City. Baltimore … suffered the loss, allowing five runs (four earned)
l Opened 2017 with Charlotte and made five relief appearances on 10 hits with four walks and three strikeouts over 6.0 IP …
… earned his only win on 4/6 vs. Norfolk after working 2.0 perfect was optioned to Charlotte after the game.
IP … recorded a save on 4/20 vs. Pawtucket (1 ER/1.0 IP). l Went 3-0 with a 3.49 ERA (11 ER/28.1 IP) in five home starts
and 0-2 with a 2.77 mark (8 ER/26.0 IP) in five road outings with
RECORDS

2016 SEASON
the Knights … limited left-handers to a .202 (18-89) average.
l Split the season between the White Sox and Class AAA l Won three straight starts from 5/2-17 (3 ER/19.0 IP) and
Charlotte … made 25 relief appearances with the Sox, including worked 7.0 IP in consecutive outings from 5/17-22.
13 from 9/1 through the end of the season. l Was placed on the disabled list on 6/18 with right elbow
l Limited first batters faced to a .182 average (4-22) … did inflammation and missed the remainder of the season …
not allow any of his nine inherited runners to score … 17 of his underwent a right elbow ulnar nerve transposition on 11/3 in
MINOR LEAGUES

outings were 1.0-plus IP. Chicago in a procedure performed by team physicians Dr. Mark
l Was recalled from Charlotte on 6/21 … made his season Cohen and Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph.
debut on 6/23 at Boston, allowing one run on one hit and two l Entered the season cited by Baseball America as Possessing
walks over 1.0 IP. the Best Changeup in the White Sox organization.
l Made his first career appearance at U.S. Cellular Field on
6/25 vs. Toronto, working 1.2 scoreless IP with two strikeouts. 2014 SEASON
l Was optioned back to Charlotte on 7/10 and recalled on l Combined to go 6-11 with a 3.54 ERA (59 ER/150.0 IP) in 27
8/12, replacing Miguel González on the roster … earned his starts between Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte.
first major-league win on 8/13 at Miami (1.1 perfect IP). l Ranked among the White Sox minor league leaders in
MEDIA/MISC.

l Surrendered a game-winning, three-run home run to Justin shutouts (T1st, 1), ERA (4th) and IP (4th).
Upton in the 11th inning on 9/5 vs. Detroit … worked 1.1 l Made 20 starts with Birmingham before being promoted to
scoreless IP for his second win on 9/7 vs. Detroit. Charlotte on 6/26 … was optioned back to the Barons on 6/27
l Suffered the loss and a blown save on 9/10 vs. Kansas City, and transferred back to Charlotte on 7/28.
allowing three runs over 0.1 IP … worked 1.0 scoreless IP in l Went 3-5 with a 2.92 ERA (29 ER/89.1 IP) over his final 15
each of his final three appearances from 9/27-10/2. starts with the Barons.

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l Recorded his second career shutout on 4/15-1 at Mobile (7.0
2012 SEASON

FRONT OFFICE
IP) … made scoreless appearances on 5/11 vs. Pensacola (6.0
IP), 5/27 vs. Chattanooga (7.0) and 7/24 at Jacksonville (7.0). l Made his pro debut with Advanced Rookie Great Falls.
l Allowed five runs in 4.2 IP in his first start with the Knights on l Went 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA (6 ER/20.0 IP) over seven home
6/26 but posted a 1.57 ERA (4 ER/23.0 IP) over his next four. games (two starts), compared to 1-2 with a 6.64 ERA (15 ER/20.1
l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 9 IP) in eight appearances (four starts) on the road … posted a
Prospect and Possessing the Best Changeup in the system. 4.18 ERA (11 ER/23.2 IP) as a starter (5.40 mark in relief).
l Ranked by Baseball America as Possessing the Best Fastball
2013 SEASON (along with Kyle Hansen) in the 2012 White Sox draft class.
l Was recommended/signed by Kevin Burrell.

FIELD STAFF
l Combined to go 13-10 with a 3.07 ERA (50 ER/146.2 IP) over
26 starts between Class A Winston-Salem and Birmingham.
MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Tied for the Carolina League lead in wins (11) and ranked fifth
in ERA (3.11) … ranked among the White Sox organizational l Married Mimi … Twitter: @WatchurBeck.
leaders in wins (T1st), ERA (3rd) and IP (8th). l Attended Georgia Southern University from 2010-12 … went
l Was named to the CL midseason All-Star Team … won CL 9-5 with a 3.23 ERA as a sophomore and was named Most
Pitcher of the Week honors for the period of 5/3-9. Outstanding Player of the Southern Conference Tournament.
l Began the season with Winston-Salem, posting a 1.45 ERA l Was named a Baseball America preseason All-American
(5 ER/31.0 IP) over five starts in April. entering his junior season.

PLAYERS
l Went 4-0 with a 2.77 ERA (8 ER/26.0 IP) over four starts l Was selected by Cleveland in the 35th round of the 2009
from 5/23-6/7, including a shutout on 6/7 vs. Wilmington … was First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign.
promoted to Birmingham on 8/6. l Is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson (Ga.) High School.
l Struck out a season-high eight batters on 8/25 at Pensacola
(8.0 scoreless IP).
l Went 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA (1 ER/11.0 IP) in the Southern
League playoffs, helping the Barons win their first championship

OPPONENTS
since 2002.
l Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No.
10 Prospect in the White Sox organization.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2012 Great Falls 4-3 .571 4.69 15 6 0 0 0 40.1 51 27 21 3 0 12-0 36 3 1 .319

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2013 Winston-Salem #11-8 .579 3.11 21 21 1 1 0 118.2 117 51 41 11 4 42-0 57 3 0 .262
Birmingham 2-2 .500 2.89 5 5 0 0 0 28.0 26 10 9 0 2 3-0 22 0 0 .250
2014 Birmingham 5-8 .385 3.39 20 20 1 1 0 116.2 116 50 44 7 5 31-1 57 4 0 .258
Charlotte 1-3 .250 4.05 7 7 0 0 0 33.1 36 16 15 1 2 13-0 28 1 1 .265
2015 Charlotte 3-2 .600 3.15 10 10 0 0 0 54.1 50 20 19 3 2 14-0 40 3 0 .239
WHITE SOX 0-1 .000 6.00 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 10 5 4 0 0 4-0 3 0 0 .385
2016 Charlotte 5-4 .556 4.21 22 7 0 0 0 66.1 77 32 31 5 3 25-4 50 1 1 .294
WHITE SOX 2-2 .500 6.39 25 0 0 0 0 25.1 31 18 18 3 2 17-1 20 0 0 .301
2017 Charlotte 1-0 1.000 2.25 5 0 0 0 1 8.0 6 2 2 1 0 4-1 6 1 0 .207

HISTORY
WHITE SOX 2-1 .667 6.40 57 0 0 0 0 64.2 73 48 46 16 4 34-3 42 1 0 .290
MINOR TOTALS 32-30 .516 3.52 105 76 2 2 1 465.2 479 208 182 31 18 144-6 296 16 3 .267
MLB TOTALS 4-4 .500 6.38 83 1 0 0 0 96.0 114 71 68 19 6 55-4 65 1 0 .299
#Tied For League Lead

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/12).
— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with a strained right back (8/22-31/14).
RECORDS

— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with right elbow inflammation (6/18/15-remainder of season).
— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with a bruised right elbow (5/18-27/16).

CAREER RELIEF BREAKDOWN


Save Pct. — Career: 0-2 (0.0); 2017: 0-1; 2016: 0-1.
Holds — Career: 8; 2017: 3; 2016: 5.
MINOR LEAGUES

Inherited Runners/Scored — Career: 47/15 (31.9); 2017: 38/15 (39.5); 2016: 9/0 (0.0).
First Bat. Efficiency — Career: .313 (21-67); 2017: .378 (17-45); 2016: .182 (4-22).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Pitcher .941 83 1 17 6 10 1 0

CAREER GAME BESTS AS RELIEVER


STRIKEOUTS — 4 (5/31/17 vs. BOS.; 2.0 IP) … INNINGS PITCHED — 3.0 (5/6/17 at BAL)
MEDIA/MISC.

WINNING STREAK — NONE … CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS IP — 9.1 (5/16-6/3/17)

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AARON BUMMER 39
FRONT OFFICE

LEFT-HANDED PITCHER
Given Name: Aaron James Bummer
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6-3 Weight: 200
Opening Day Age: 24 (September 21,1993)
Birthplace and Residence: Valencia, Calif.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: White Sox.


Sox Acquisition: Selected in the 19th round, June 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: 67 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS 2015 SEASON


PLAYERS

l MLB.com: No. 20 prospect in the White Sox system. l Missed the entire season after undergoing season-ending
surgery on 4/7 to remove loose bodies in his left forearm.
2017 SEASON
l Began the season with Class A Winston-Salem before earning 2014 SEASON
promotions to Class AA Birmingham, Class AAA Charlotte and l Did not allow an earned run in 12 of his 16 appearances in
the White Sox during the season. his first professional season at Advanced Rookie Great Falls.
OPPONENTS

l Limited opponents to a .178 (13-83) average with the White l Posted a 0.90 ERA (1 ER/10.0 IP) in eight games at home.
Sox, including a .171 (7-41) mark by left-handers. l Held lefties to a .214 (6-28) average.
l Posted a 2.70 ERA (4 ER/13.1 IP) in 15 games at home (7.27 l Converted his only save opportunity on 7/10 vs. Ogden,
mark in 15 road appearances). tossing a perfect ninth inning.
l First batters faced hit .125 (3-24) with four walks … allowed l Was recommended/signed by J.J. Lally.
11.8 percent (2-17) of inherited runners to score.
l His contract was purchased from Charlotte on 7/27 … made MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
his major-league debut that night vs. the Cubs, allowing one l Engaged to Amber … Twitter: @bummin_it18.
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run on one hit in 1.0 IP … struck out the first batter he faced, l Attended the University of Nebraska, where he went 11-6
Anthony Rizzo, and surrendered a homer to Kyle Schwarber. with a 3.06 ERA, one save and 110 strikeouts over 51 career
l Surrendered a game-ending home run to Mitch Moreland in appearances (23 starts) … earned Academic All-Big Ten honors
the 11th inning on 8/4 at Boston. in 2013 and 2014 … was on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor
l Worked 2.0 scoreless IP on 8/11 vs. Kansas City for his first Roll in Fall of 2011 and 2013 and Spring of 2012 and 2013.
major-league victory. l Graduated in 2010 from Sunrise Mountain High School in
l Recorded a 0.96 ERA (1 ER/9.1 IP) with five holds, eight Peoria, Ariz.
strikeouts and a .133 opponents average over 14 September
HISTORY

appearances.
l Ended the season with a streak of 11 consecutive scoreless
appearances (9/9-30), allowing just one hit with four walks and
six strikeouts over 7.0 IP.
l Made 28 combined appearances (one start) between
Winston-Salem, Birmingham and Charlotte, going 1-5 with a
3.31 ERA (18 ER/49.0 IP), five saves and 54 strikeouts.
l Opened 2017 with the Dash and made eight relief
RECORDS

appearances, limiting lefties to a .207 mark (6-29).


l Made 17 appearances, including one start, with Birmingham
… converted all three of his save opportunities.
l Made his only start on 6/7 at Tennessee (1 ER/2.2 IP).
l Was promoted to Charlotte on 7/17.
MINOR LEAGUES

2016 SEASON
l Went a combined 1-2 with a 4.86 ERA (9 ER/16.2 IP) and 18
strikeouts over 15 appearances between the Arizona Rookie
League White Sox, Advanced Rookie Great Falls and Class A
Winston-Salem in an injury-shortened season.
l Allowed one run or no runs in 13 of 15 appearances, including
nine scoreless outings … did not allow a home run all season.
l Limited right-handed batters to a .204 (10-49) average,
compared to a .353 (6-17) mark vs. lefties.
MEDIA/MISC.

l Began the season on Great Falls disabled list while recovering


from left elbow surgery … made four rehab appearances with the
AZL White Sox from 7/7-17 … was reinstated from the disabled
list on 7/19.

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD

FRONT OFFICE
YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2014 Great Falls 0-0 .000 2.45 16 0 0 0 1 22.0 18 7 6 1 2 6-0 28 3 0 .222
2015 DID NOT PLAY DUE TO INJURY
2016 AZL White Sox 0-0 .000 12.27 4 0 0 0 0 3.2 5 5 5 0 0 2-0 6 1 0 .313
Great Falls 1-1 .500 3.38 7 0 0 0 0 8.0 7 3 3 0 0 4-0 11 1 0 .233
Winston-Salem 0-1 .000 1.80 4 0 0 0 0 5.0 4 2 1 0 0 1-0 1 2 0 .200
2017 Winston-Salem 0-2 .000 4.91 8 0 0 0 2 11.0 10 6 6 2 0 3-0 15 1 0 .227
Birmingham 1-3 .250 3.00 17 1 0 0 3 33.0 29 11 11 2 0 16-3 34 2 0 .246

FIELD STAFF
Charlotte 0-0 .000 1.80 3 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 2 1 0 0 1-0 5 1 0 .263
WHITE SOX 1-3 .333 4.50 30 0 0 0 0 22.0 13 11 11 4 1 15-1 17 1 0 .178
MINOR TOTALS 2-7 .222 3.39 59 1 0 0 6 87.2 78 36 33 5 2 33-3 100 11 0 .243
MLB TOTALS 1-3 .333 4.50 30 0 0 0 0 22.0 13 11 11 4 1 15-1 17 1 0 .178

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the 19th round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/14).
— On Advanced Rookie Great Falls disabled list recovering from surgery on his left forearm (6/18/15-remainder of season).
— On Advanced Rookie Great Falls disabled list recovering from left elbow surgery (6/17-7/19/16); included rehab assignment to the AZL White

PLAYERS
Sox (7/7-19/16).

CAREER GAME BESTS AS RELIEVER


STRIKEOUTS — 2 (3x, last 9/21/17 at HOU; 0.2 IP) … INNINGS PITCHED — 2.0 (8/11/17 vs. HOU)
WINNING STREAK — NONE … CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS IP — 7.0 (9/9/17-current)

OPPONENTS
How The 2018 White Sox Were Built
Year Draft (Round) Trade Free Agent/NDFA/Rule 5 Waivers
2007 Nate Jones (5)
2009 Yolmer Sánchez (FA, 5/6)
2010 Tyler Saladino (7)
2011 Kevan Smith (7)
2012 Chris Beck (2)

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Jordan Guerrero (15)
2013 Tim Anderson (1) Avisaíl García (Det., 7/30) José Abreu (FA, 10/29)
Tyler Danish (2) Leury García (Tex., 8/11) Micker Adolfo (FA, 7/2)
Jacob May (3) Matt Davidson (Ari., 12/16) Omar Narváez (R5, 12/12)
Adam Engel (19)
2014 Carlos Rodón (1) Michael Ynoa (Oak., 12/9)
Jace Fry (3)
Brian Clark (9)

HISTORY
Connor Walsh (12)
Aaron Bummer (19)
2015 Carson Fulmer (1) Luis Alex. Basabe (Bos., 12/6) Nicky Delmonico (FA, 2/11)
Seby Zavala (12)
Jordan Stephens (15)
2016 Zack Collins (1) James Shields (S.D., 6/4) Dylan Covey (R5, 12/8) Juan Minaya (Hou., 6/22)
Alec Hansen (2) Alfredo González (Hou., 7/2)
RECORDS

Charlie Tilson (St.L., 7/31)


Michael Kopech (Bos., 12/6)
Yoán Moncada (Bos., 12/6)
Dane Dunning (Wash., 12/7)
Lucas Giolito (Was., 12/7)
Reynaldo López (Was., 12/7)
2017 Jake Burger (1) Dylan Cease (Cubs, 7/13) Gregory Infante (FA, 1/20) Willy García (Pit., 1/6)
MINOR LEAGUES

Eloy Jiménez (Cubs, 7/13) Luis Robert (FA, 5/27) Daniel Palka (Min., 11/4)
Ian Clarkin (NYY, 7/19) Danny Farquhar (FA, 7/24) José Ruiz (S.D., 12/22)
Ryan Cordell (Mil., 7/26) Chris Volstad (FA, 10/25)
Casey Gillaspie (T.B., 7/27) Patrick Leonard (FA, 11/11)
Thyago Vieira (Sea., 11/16) Matt Skole (FA, 11/20)
Welington Castillo (FA, 12/1)
Rob Scahill (FA, 12/1)
T.J. House (12/18)
MEDIA/MISC.

2018 Luis Avilán (LAD, 1/4) Miguel González (FA, 1/11)


Joakim Soria (LAD, 1/4) Jake Elmore (FA, 1/12)
José Rondón (S.D., 1/10) Xavier Cedeño (FA, 1/26)
Jeanmar Gómez (FA, 1/30)
Bruce Rondón (FA, 1/31)
Héctor Santiago (FA, 2/14)

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JAKE BURGER 91
FRONT OFFICE

THIRD BASEMAN NON-ROSTER INVITEE


Given Name: Jacob Michael Burger
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-2 Weight: 220
Opening Day Age: 21 (April 10, 1996)
Birthplace | Residence: St. Louis, Mo. | Chesterfield, Mo.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: White Sox.


Sox Acquisition: Selected in the first round (11th overall), June 2017
First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS


PLAYERS

BASEBALL AMERICA'S 2018


l Baseball America: No. 7 prospect in the Chicago system. TOP WHITE SOX PROSPECTS
l MLB.com: No. 8 prospect in the White Sox organization; No. No. Player Pos. No. Player Pos.
10 third base prospect in baseball. 1. Eloy Jiménez OF 6. Zack Collins C
2. Michael Kopech RHP 7. Jake Burger INF
2017 SEASON 3. Alec Hansen RHP 8. Blake Rutherford OF
l Hit .263 (51-194) with 10 doubles, two triples, five home 4. Luis Robert OF 9. Gavin Sheets INF
OPPONENTS

runs, 29 RBI, 14 walks, 24 runs scored and a .749 OPS over 5. Dane Dunning RHP 10. Dylan Cease RHP
51 games with the Arizona Rookie League White Sox and Class *Preseason 2018
A Kannapolis in his professional debut.
l Opened the season with the AZL Sox and hit his first
professional home run in his third game on 7/4 vs. the AZL MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
Dodgers … played in four games before being promoted to l Single … Twitter: @Burgatron13.
Kannapolis on 7/7 for the remainder of the season. l Owned a .339 (241-710) average with 48 doubles, five triples,
l Appeared in 47 games with the Intimidators, including 42 at 47 homers, 179 RBI, 169 runs scored, 10 steals, a .420 on-base
2017 REVIEW

third base and five as the designated hitter. percentage and .620 slugging percentage in 176 games over
l Batted .384/.454/.605 with three home runs at home and .304 three seasons with Missouri State.
(17-56) with RISP … hit a season-high .358 (24-67) with two l Batted .328 (81-247) with 13 doubles, 22 home runs, 65 RBI,
homers and 11 RBI in 19 July games. 69 runs scored, 43 walks, a .443 on-base and .648 slugging
l Went 3-3 with a double and two runs scored in his Kannapolis percentage in 63 games as a junior in 2017.
debut on 7/7 vs. Hagerstown … homered and drove in four runs l Was named a First Team All-American by Baseball America,
on 7/10 vs. the Suns. the Joe Carter Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year
l Went 5-5 with two doubles, one triple, two RBI and two and a semifinalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award.
HISTORY

runs scored on 7/20 vs. West Virginia … recorded consecutive l Was named the NCBWA District VI Player of the Year and
three-hit efforts on 7/27-28 at Lexington … drove in three runs was a Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist in 2016 after hitting .349
in back-to-back games from 7/31-8/1 vs. Delmarva. (82-235) with 21 homers and 72 RBI … just missed winning
l Hit for the cycle on 8/24 vs. Greensboro, going 5-5 with two the Missouri Valley Conference Triple Crown as he led the
doubles, a triple, home run, three RBI, walk and run scored … conference in RBI and ranked second in average and homers.
was the first Intimidators player to hit for the cycle since Billy l Was selected to the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award Team
Rice on 7/15/12. and played in 19 games with the USA Collegiate Team … was
l Went 0-15 over his final four games, lowering his season named MVC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
RECORDS

average from .295 to .271. l Is a 2014 graduate of Christian Brothers College High School
l Hit safely in all six games for Kannapolis in the SAL playoffs, in St. Louis, Mo. … batted .440 with four homers and 25 RBI as
including a three-hit effort in the opener of the championship a senior to earn First-Team All-Metro honors from the St. Louis
series vs. Greenville. Post-Dispatch.
l Finished the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 10
Prospect in the White Sox organization … was named by
MINOR LEAGUES

Baseball America following the season as the No. 16 prospect


in the SAL.
l Also rated by Baseball America as the Best Pure Hitter, Best
Power Hitter and Closest to the Majors in the Sox draft class.
l Was recommended/signed by Clay Overcash.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2017 AZL White Sox .154 4 13 4 2 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 .353 .462 1
MEDIA/MISC.

Kannapolis .271 47 181 21 49 74 9 2 4 27 0 1 5 13 28 0 1 .335 .409 5


MINOR TOTALS .263 51 194 25 51 80 10 2 5 29 0 1 8 14 30 0 1 .336 .412 6

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the first round (11th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft (6/17).

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WELINGTON CASTILLO 53

FRONT OFFICE
CATCHER
Given Name: Welington Andrews Castillo
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-10 Weight: 220
Opening Day Age: 30 (April 24, 1987)
Birthplace | Residence: San Isidro, D.R. | Santo Domingo, D.R.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Chicago Cubs, signed as a free agent, December 8, 2004.
Sox Acquisition: Signed as a free agent, December 1, 2017.
Major League Service: Six years, nine days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2019 (club option for 2020).

2017 SEASON MLB CS LEADERS MOST HOME RUNS BY

PLAYERS
l Batted .282 (96-341) with a career-high 20 home runs, 53 IN 2017 MLB CATCHERS IN 2017
RBI, 44 runs scored and a .490 slugging percentage in his only Catcher Pct. Player Pct.
season with Baltimore. Welington Castillo 44.4 Gary Sánchez 33
l Led all major league catchers by throwing out 44.4 percent Tucker Barnhart 40.6 Salvador Pérez 27
(20-45) of attempted baserunners … ranked second among Yan Gomes 40.0 Mike Zunino 25
American League catchers in average and fourth in homers Christian Vázquez 39.6 Welington Castillo 20

OPPONENTS
and slugging. Yadier Molina 34.8 Brian McCann 18
l Hit .344 (32-93) with a .570 slugging percentage vs. left-
handers, .308 (20-65) with RISP and .313 (46-147) after the l Hit six home runs in April, matching his career single-month
All-Star Break. high (also August 2015) … posted four straight multiRBI games
l Was on the 10-day disabled list from 5/1-15 with right shoul- from 4/20-25, matching the franchise record.
der tendinitis, including a rehab assignment with Class AA l Matched his career high of five consecutive games with a
Bowie (5/13-15). RBI on two occasions (7/22-29 and 8/28-9/3) … recorded an
l Recorded his fourth career multihomer game on 5/19 vs. eight-game hitting streak from 8/2-22.

2017 REVIEW
Toronto, including his first career walkoff home run, a two-run l Was placed on the Paternity Leave List on 8/9 for the birth of
shot off Jason Grilli in the 10th inning … added a go-ahead, his second son, Jeremiah … was transferred to the Bereavement
three-run homer in the seventh on 5/20 vs. the Blue Jays. List shortly after … was reinstated from the Bereavement List
l Became the third player in Orioles history to hit three lead- on 8/15.
changing homers in the sixth inning or later over a two-game
span, joining Boog Powell (1966) and Charles Johnson (2000). 2015 SEASON
l Was on the disabled list for the second time from 5/31-6/9 l Combined to hit .237 (81-342) with 15 doubles, 19 home runs
with a testicular injury suffered on 5/30 vs. the Yankees. and 57 RBI in 110 games with the Cubs, Seattle and Arizona …
l Registered a career-high, 10-game hitting streak from 7/24- his 18 home runs as a catcher led the NL and ranked fourth in

HISTORY
8/10, going 15-37 (.405) with three home runs and seven RBI. the major leagues.
l Batted .371 (23-62) with six home runs and 14 RBI over 17 l Began the season with the Cubs, playing in 24 games before
games in August. being traded to the Mariners on 5/19 for RHP Yoervis Medina.
l Went 4-4 with a home run and three RBI on 8/30 vs. Seattle l Was acquired by Arizona from Seattle on 6/3 with OF Gabriel
… Andy Etchebarren (9/28/73) was the only other catcher in Guerrero, RHP Dominic Leone and INF Jack Reinheimer for LHP
Orioles history to go 4-4 with three-plus RBI in a game (Elias). Vidal Nuño and INF Mark Trumbo.
l Recorded his fifth career multihomer game and second of l Appeared in 80 games with Arizona and batted .255 (70-274)
RECORDS

the season on 9/3 vs. Toronto (also 5/19 vs. Blue Jays), includ- with 13 doubles, 17 home runs, and 50 RBI … averaged one
ing a game-tying solo shot in the ninth inning. RBI per 5.48 plate appearances with Arizona (10.71 between
l Hit his 20th home run on 9/15 at the Yankees to set a career Chicago and Seattle).
high and become the seventh Orioles player in 2017 to record l Collected a RBI in a career-high five straight games from
20-plus. 6/17-25 (six total) … his six home runs from 7/27-8/6 tied Matt
Williams (1999) for the second-highest total on a road trip in
2016 SEASON
MINOR LEAGUES

D'Backs history.
l Set career highs in hits (110), at-bats (416), doubles (24) and l Became the first catcher in Arizona history to triple and homer
RBI (68) and matched his career high in games played (113) in the same game on 8/10 vs. Philadelphia … also tied his career
with Arizona. high with four RBI (5/17/12 vs. Phillies).
l His 58 extra-base hits and 68 RBI both were the fifth-highest
totals by a catcher in Diamondbacks history. 2014 SEASON
l Threw out 34.4 percent (21-61) of attempted basestealers, l His 13 home runs equalled his total from the previous two
the best percentage among NL catchers (min. 750.0 IC) and seasons combined with the Cubs … threw out 26 attempted
third-best mark in Arizona history behind Miguel Montero (36.8 basestealers, third-most in the NL.
MEDIA/MISC.

in 2011) and Damian Miller (35.9 in 2002) l Hit a career-high three doubles on 5/2 vs. St. Louis, the first
l Collected 38 RBI after the All-Star Break, tied for third-most Cubs catcher since Damon Berryhill on 9/16/90 at St. Louis to
among major-league catchers behind Gary Sanchez (42) and accomplish that feat … homered and added a walkoff single on
Jonathan Lucroy (39). 9/23 vs. the Cardinals.
l Batted .317 (19-60) with RISP and two outs and .329 (27-82)
during the day, the 10th-best mark in the NL.

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2013 SEASON 2009 SEASON
FRONT OFFICE

l Hit .274 (104-380) with 23 doubles, eight home runs, and 32 l Hit 11 home runs in 95 games with Class AA Tennessee.
RBI in 113 games in his first full major league season … led all l Made four appearances with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League,
catchers with a 2.8 defensive WAR. going 5-14 (.357) with one home run and two RBI.
l Made his first Opening Day start on 4/1 at Pittsburgh … be- l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 5
came the first Cubs player with two extra-base hits (two doubles) prospect in the Cubs organization.
on Opening Day since Kosuke Fukudome in 2008.
l Collected a career-high four hits on 4/18 vs. Texas … recorded 2008 SEASON
his first career multihomer game on 9/10 at Cincinnati. l Combined to hit .287 (93-for-324) with four home runs and 37
FIELD STAFF

l Left the game on 9/19 at Milwaukee with right knee soreness RBI in 91 games with Class A Daytona, Tennessee and Class
… underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on 9/23 to AAA Iowa.
repair a partial tear of the meniscus. l Was named to the MLB All-Star Futures Game as the starting
catcher for the World Team.
2012 SEASON l Was selected to the Florida State League mid-season All-Star
l Spent the majority of the season with the Cubs, appearing in Team with Daytona
52 games (46 starts) … batted .476 (20-42) with a 1.199 OPS l Played for Licey in the DWL.
vs. left-handed pitchers.
2007 SEASON
PLAYERS

l Drove in a career-high four runs on 5/17 vs. Philadelphia …


was on the disabled list from 5/19-6/13 with a spained right knee. l Appeared in 98 games with Class A Peoria in the Midwest
l Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. League in his first full season as a catcher … caught 86 games
6 prospect in the Cubs organization. after spending most of the 2005-06 seasons at designated hitter.

2011 SEASON 2006 SEASON


l Spent most of the season with Class AAA Iowa, where he was l Played in just 10 games between Advanced Rookie Boise and
OPPONENTS

named to the Pacific Coast League midseason All-Star Team. the AZL Cubs … was placed on the disabled list on 7/6 with a
l Compiled a 15-game hitting streak from 5/30-6/18 … was sprained left ankle and missed the remainder of the season.
named PCL Batter of the Week for 6/13-19 after hitting .625
(10-18) with three home runs and 12 RBI in four games … drove 2005 SEASON
in six runs on 6/17 at Albuquerque. l Spent his first professional season with the Cubs Dominican
l Was with the Cubs from 5/11-29, where he appeared in four Summer League team, batting .289 (59-204) over 60 games.
games (all starts) behind the plate. l Was recommended/signed by José Serra (Cubs).
2017 REVIEW

2010 SEASON MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL


l Appeared in seven games over two stints with the Cubs l Married Kissairy … has two sons: Welington Jr. and Jeremiah.
(8/10-22 and 9/3-end of season) after spending the majority of l Instagram: @Welington_Castillo.
the season with Iowa … l Attended San Isidro El Bonito school in Santo Domingo.
l Made his major-league debut on 8/11 at San Francisco,
going 1-3 with a double … collected his first hit in his first plate
appearance, a double off Barry Zito.
l Played for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

54 CHICAGO WHITE SOX


CAREER PLAYING RECORD

FRONT OFFICE
YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2006 Boise .167 3 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 0
AZL Cubs .192 7 26 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 .192 .250 1
2007 Peoria .271 98 317 41 86 134 11 2 11 44 3 2 8 23 77 1 3 .423 .334 15
2008 Daytona .273 33 121 15 33 41 8 0 0 12 0 1 1 4 23 1 0 .339 .299 6
Tennessee .298 57 198 25 59 82 11 0 4 24 2 0 6 14 50 0 0 .414 .362 2
Iowa .200 1 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 0
2009 Tennessee .232 95 319 27 74 123 16 0 11 39 1 0 4 15 71 1 0 .386 .275 6

FIELD STAFF
2010 Iowa .255 69 239 35 61 119 17 1 13 59 1 7 6 19 58 0 2 .498 .317 7
CHICAGO-NL .300 7 20 3 6 13 4 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .650 .983 0
2011 Daytona .238 12 42 6 10 16 3 0 1 7 0 1 0 6 9 0 0 .381 .327 2
Iowa .286 61 227 38 65 119 9 0 15 35 0 1 3 20 57 0 0 .524 .351 4
CHICAGO-NL .154 4 13 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .154 .154 0
AZL Cubs .667 2 6 2 4 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1.167 .778 0
2012 Iowa .260 44 146 22 38 62 6 0 6 22 0 2 5 23 37 0 0 .425 .375 8
CHICAGO-NL .265 52 170 16 45 71 11 0 5 22 0 1 2 17 51 0 0 .418 .337 7
Tennessee .364 5 11 3 4 10 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 5 3 0 0 .909 .588 0

PLAYERS
2013 CHICAGO-NL .274 113 380 41 104 151 23 0 8 32 1 2 11 34 97 2 0 .397 .349 3
2014 CHICAGO-NL .237 110 380 28 90 148 19 0 13 46 2 2 7 26 102 0 0 .389 .296 6
Iowa .375 2 8 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .375 .500 0
2015 CHICAGO-NL .163 24 43 5 7 15 2 0 2 5 0 0 1 3 12 0 0 .349 .234 2
SEATTLE .160 6 25 3 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 5 0 0 .160 .179 0
ARIZONA .255 80 274 34 70 136 13 1 17 50 0 3 5 21 75 0 0 .496 .317 5
2016 ARIZONA .264 113 416 41 110 176 24 0 14 68 0 4 4 33 121 2 0 .423 .322 7
2017 BALTIMORE .282 96 341 44 96 167 11 0 20 53 0 2 0 22 97 0 0 .323 .490 4

OPPONENTS
Bowie .200 4 10 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .200 0
MINOR TOTALS .265 493 1681 219 446 725 84 3 63 250 8 14 36 137 394 4 5 .331 .431 51
N.L. TOTALS .256 503 1696 168 434 712 96 1 60 228 3 12 30 135 469 4 0 .320 .420 39
A.L. TOTALS .273 102 366 47 100 171 11 0 20 55 0 4 0 23 102 0 0 .313 .467 4
MLB TOTALS .259 605 2062 215 534 883 107 1 80 283 3 16 30 158 571 4 0 .319 .428 43

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

2017 REVIEW
— Signed by Chicago-NL as a free agent (12/8/04).
— On Advanced Rookie Boise disabled list with sprained left ankle (7/6/06-remainder of season).
— On Class AA Tennessee disabled list with sore right thumb (6/28-7/4/08).
— On Class AAA Iowa disabled list with strained right hamstring (7/28-8/12/11).
— On Chicago-NL disabled list with sprained right knee (5/19-6/13/12); included rehab assignment to Class AA Tennessee (6/8-13/12).
— On Chicago-NL disabled list with torn meniscus in right knee (9/20/13-remainder of season).
— On Chicago-NL disabled list with left rib cage inflammation (6/3-21/14); included rehab assignment to Class AAA Iowa (6/18-21/14).
— Traded by Chicago-NL to Seattle in exchange for RHP Yoervis Medina (5/19/15).
— Traded by Seattle to Arizona with OF Gabriel Guerrero, RHP Dominic Leone and INF Jack Reinheimer in exchange for LHP Vidal Nuño and

HISTORY
INF Mark Trumbo (6/3/15).
— On Arizona Paternity Leave List (8/9-11/16).
— On Arizona Bereavement List (8/12-14/16).
— Signed by Baltimore as a free agent (12/16/16).
— On Baltimore disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis (5/1-15/17).
— On Baltimore disabled list with testicular injury (5/31-6/9/17).
— Signed by the White Sox as a free agent (12/1/17).
RECORDS

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Catcher .990 558 537 4359 3960 356 43 31

CAREER CATCHING BREAKDOWN


Caught Stealing Percentage — Career: 108-367 (29.4) 2017: 20-45 (44.4); 2016: 21-61 (34.4); 2015: 9-42 (21.4); 2014: 26-83 (31.3);
MINOR LEAGUES

2013: 21-88 (23.9); 2012: 7-40 (17.5); 2011: 2-3 (66.7); 2010: 2-5 (40.0).
Catcher’s ERA — Career: 4.64 (2,463/4,776.2 IC); 2017: 5.60 (469/753.1 IP); 2016: 5.04 (518 ER/925.0 IP); 2015: 4.36 (357 ER/736.2 IP); 2014:
4.20 (428 ER/916.1 IP); 2013: 4.02 (427 ER/956.0 IP); 2012: 4.83 (222 ER/413.2 IC); 2011: 5.97 (21 ER/31.2 IC); 2010: 4.30 (21 ER/44.0 IC).

CAREER GAME BESTS AND HOME RUN INFORMATION


HITS — 4 (3x, last 8/30/17 vs. SEA) … HR — 2 (5x, last 9/3/17 vs. TOR) … RBI — 4 (7x, last 7/30/17 at TEX)
RUNS — 3 (7/31/15 at HOU) … SB — 1 (4x, last 5/17/16 vs. NYY … HITTING STREAK — 10 (7/24-8/10/17)
GAME-ENDING HOME RUNS — 1 (5/19/17 vs. TOR) … GRAND SLAMS — 1 (6/14/17 at CWS)
MULTIHOMER GAMES — 5 (last 9/3/17 vs. TOR) … PINCH HOME RUNS — 1 (4/14/15 vs. CIN)
MEDIA/MISC.

INSIDE-THE-PARK HOMERS — NONE … LEADOFF HOME RUNS — NONE

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DYLAN CEASE 85
FRONT OFFICE

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE


Given Name: Dylan Edward Cease
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-2 Weight: 190
Opening Day Age: 22 (December 28, 1995)
Birthplace and Residence: Milton, Ga.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Chicago Cubs, selected in the sixth round,


June 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from the Chicago Cubs with INF Bryant Flete,
OF Eloy Jiménez and 1B Matt Rose in exchange for LHP José Quintana,
July 13, 2017.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.
PLAYERS

l Posted a 0.43 ERA (1 ER/21.0 IP) over his final five starts of
2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS
the season, allowing seven hits with 39 strikeouts.
l Baseball America: No. 10 prospect in the White Sox system. l Was named NWL Pitcher of the Week for 8/29-9/5 after
l MLB.com: No. 5 prospect in the White Sox system; No. 61 recording a 0.00 ERA (10.0 IP) with 18 strikeouts over two starts
overall in baseball. … struck out eight batters over 5.0 IP on 8/30 vs. Tri-City and
10 batters over 5.0 IP on 9/5 at Hillsboro.
OPPONENTS

2017 SEASON
l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 5
l Split the season between Class A South Bend in the Cubs Prospect in the Cubs organization.
organization and Class A Kannapolis (White Sox) … was
acquired by the Sox on 7/13 as part of a five-player deal. 2015 SEASON
l Combined to post a 3.28 ERA (34 ER/93.1 IP) with 126 l Spent the season with the Arizona League Cubs, making 11
strikeouts in 22 starts between the two teams. appearances (eight starts).
l Averaged 12.2 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and held the opposition l Limited opponents to a .145 (12-83) average … posted a 2.18
to a .221 (74-335) average … yielded just three home runs.
2017 REVIEW

ERA (5 ER/20.2 IP) as a starter … five of his eight starts were


l Was named to the South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star scoreless, including three of 3.0 IP.
Team with South Bend despite being on the disabled list from l Did not make his professional debut until 6/22 at the AZL
5/19-6/10 with a sprained right ankle. D'Backs as he continued his recovery from Tommy John surgery
l Posted a 0.60 ERA (1 ER/15.0 IP) over his first three starts … made his first start on 6/28 vs. the AZL Giants, throwing 2.0
of the season … threw 6.0 hitless IP on 4/19 vs. Great Lakes scoreless IP.
… struck out 10 batters over 4.2 IP on 4/29 at Fort Wayne …
l Was winless (0-8) with Kannapolis despite allowing three 2014 SEASON
runs or less in all nine starts … matched his career high with
l Did not pitch while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
HISTORY

10 strikeouts over 6.0 IP on 8/25 vs. Lakewood.


l Was recommended/signed by Keith Lockhart (Cubs).
l Was scheduled to start Game 1 of the South Atlantic League
playoffs for Kannapolis but was placed on the disabled list on MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
9/6 with a strained right shoulder.
l Single … Twitter: @DylanCease … has a twin brother, Alec.
l Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 77 Pros-
l Graduated in 2014 from Milton (Ga.) High School … was a
pect in baseball and No. 4 Prospect in the Cubs organization.
pre-season First Team All-American entering his senior season
l Sox acquisition was recommended by Daraka Shaheed.
after going 9-0 with a 0.81 ERA (69.1 IP) and 100 strikeouts as
RECORDS

2016 SEASON a junior … his senior season ended after 12.0 IP due to an elbow
injury that required Tommy John surgery.
l Was named to the Northwest League postseason All-Star
l Was named a 2013 Under Armour All-American and a 2014
Team at Class A Eugene … also was tabbed by Baseball America
Perfect Game First Team All-American.
as a Short-Season All-Star.
l Averaged 13.3 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (66 SO/44.2 IP) and held
opponents to a .175 (27-154) average.
MINOR LEAGUES

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2015 AZL Cubs 1-2 .333 2.63 11 8 0 0 0 24.0 12 12 7 0 2 16-0 25 9 1 .145
2016 Eugene 2-0 1.000 2.22 12 12 0 0 0 44.2 27 14 11 1 2 25-0 66 4 2 .175
2017 South Bend 1-2 .333 2.79 13 13 0 0 0 51.2 39 18 16 2 2 26-0 74 7 0 .214
Kannapolis 0-8 .000 3.89 9 9 0 0 0 41.2 35 22 18 1 1 18-0 52 3 0 .229
MINOR TOTALS 4-12 .250 2.89 45 42 0 0 0 162.0 113 66 52 4 7 85-0 217 23 3 .217
MEDIA/MISC.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by Chicago-NL in the sixth round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/14).
— On Class A South Bend disabled list with sprained right ankle (5/19-6/10/17).
— Traded by Chicago-NL with INF Bryant Flete, OF Eloy Jiménez and 1B Matt Rose to the White Sox in exchange for LHP José Quintana (7/13/17).
— On Class A Kannapolis disabled list with strained right shoulder (9/6/17-remainder of season).

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XAVIER CEDEÑO 41

FRONT OFFICE
LEFT-HANDED PITCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE
Given Name: Xavier Cedeño Quiñones
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 5-11 Weight: 210
Opening Day Age: 31 (August 26, 1986)
Birthplace and Residence: Guayañilla, Puerto Rico

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Colorado Rockies, selected in the 31st round, June 2004
First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Signed as a free agent, January 26, 2018.
Major League Service: Four years, 60 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2017 SEASON 2013 SEASON

PLAYERS
l Was limited to nine appearances with Tampa Bay due to a l Began the season with Houston and appeared in five games
left forearm strain … was placed on the disabled list on 4/18 before being claimed off waivers by Washington on 4/23 … split
and transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 5/18 … missed the remainder of the season between the Nationals (five stints)
the remainder of the season. and Syracuse (39 appearances).
l Was sent on a rehab assignment to Class AA Montgomery l Finished the season with Washington and made eight
from 9/9-21 but did not pitch … was reinstated from the 60-day consecutive scoreless appearances to end the season.

OPPONENTS
disabled list on 9/21. l Posted a 1.31 ERA (5 ER/34.1 IP) with Syracuse.
l Pitched for Team Puerto Rico during the World Baseball
2016 SEASON Classic … allowed one earned run in 4.1 IP over seven relief
l Made 54 relief appearances with Tampa Bay. appearances, including a save on 3/8 vs. Spain.
l Limited left-handers to a .197 (15-76) average with just two l Recorded four saves and a 2.49 ERA with 36 strikeouts with
extra-base hits (both doubles on 4/21 vs. Boston). Santurce in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
l Allowed 10 of his 17 earned runs over 18 games from 7/19-8/8
… gave up seven earned runs in his other 36 outings. 2012 SEASON

2017 REVIEW
l Ended the season with a streak of eight straight scoreless l Began the regular season with Class AAA Oklahoma City
appearances from 8/16-29 (6.0 IP) … did not pitch after 8/29 before his contract was purchased by the Astros on 5/27 …
due to neck stiffness. was optioned on 6/28 and recalled a second time on 7/25 for
the remainder of the season.
2015 SEASON l Tied for sixth among National League rookies with 44
l Combined to go 4-1 with a 2.35 ERA (12 ER/46.0 IP), one appearances … earned his first career save on 6/18 vs. Kansas
save and 47 strikeouts over 66 relief appearances between the City.
Nationals and Rays.
2011 SEASON

HISTORY
l Made the Nationals Opening Day roster and pitched in five
games before being designated for assignment on 4/14. l Spent most of 2011 with Class AA Corpus Christi and
l Was traded by Washington to the Dodgers on 4/22 in Oklahoma City before making his major-league debut with
exchange for cash considerations … was DFA by the Dodgers Houston in September.
on 4/24 and traded to Tampa Bay on 4/27 for cash. l His contract was purchased on 9/11 … made his debut 9/16
l His 2.09 ERA with Tampa Bay ranked third all-time among club at the Cubs (0.2 scoreless IP).
left-handers (minimum 50 appearances) behind Jake McGee l Went a combined 7-9 with a 4.38 ERA (67 ER/137.2 IP) and
(1.89 in 2014; 1.95 in 2012). 137 strikeouts over 35 games (22 starts) between Corpus Christi
RECORDS

l Thirty-six of his 61 appearances were less than 1.0 IP and and Oklahoma City.
faced just one batter in 13 games. l Was named a Texas League midseason All-Star … was
l His 20 holds ranked third among American League lefties named TL Pitcher of the Month for June after posting a 2.89
… allowed just 13.3 percent (4-30) of inherited baserunners to ERA and 48 strikeouts.
score, tied with Oakland's Fernando Rodriguez for the best mark l Struck out the first nine batters of his start on 6/22 vs. Frisco
in the AL. and carried a perfect game through 5.2 IP … finished with 14
MINOR LEAGUES

l Earned his first career win on 6/20 at Cleveland in his 102nd strikeouts over 6.2 IP.
career game … marked the most appearances before a first MLB
win since Texas' Brian Shouse in 2004 (112) … source: Elias. 2010 SEASON
l Recorded a then club-record streak of 15 consecutive l Was released by Colorado following spring training and did
appearances without a run or walk allowed from 7/19-8/19. not sign with a club during the regular season.
l Made 12 appearances (seven GS) for Carolina in the PRWL.
2014 SEASON l Signed with Houston as a free agent on 12/22.
l Spent most of the season with Class AAA Syracuse but also
appeared in nine games over four stints with Washington. 2009 SEASON
MEDIA/MISC.

l Was recalled for the final time on 9/1 and finished the season l Combined to go 4-4 with a 4.66 ERA (33 ER/63.2 IP) and 46
in the Nationals bullpen. strikeouts in 44 relief appearances between Class A Modesto
l Posted minor-league career bests in strikeouts per 9.0 IP and Class AA Tulsa.
(13.0), opponents average (.163) and WHIP (0.86). l Made seven appearances with Carolina in the PRWL.
l Recorded a 1.59 ERA (3 ER/17.0 IP) with 26 strikeouts and
just three walks over 15 games in the second half with Syracuse.

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2008 SEASON 2005 SEASON
FRONT OFFICE

l Spent the entire season with Tulsa … recorded a 2.03 ERA l Made his professional debut with Rookie Casper after being
(12 ER/53.1 IP) over his final nine starts. converted to a pitcher.
l Was recommended/signed by Jorge Posada.
2007 SEASON
l Spent the season with Modesto … was named the Rockies MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
Organizational Pitcher of the Month in July after going 4-0 with l Married Mariliz.
a 2.90 ERA over five starts. l Attended Escuela Asunción Rodriguez de Sala in Puerto Rico
… also attended Miami-Dade Community College.
FIELD STAFF

2006 SEASON l Was converted to a pitcher in 2005 … is one of seven players


l Recorded a career-high eight wins with Class A Asheville … in major-league history with the first name Xavier.
surrendered three runs or less in 21 of his 27 starts.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2005 Casper 1-3 .250 5.43 12 12 0 0 0 53.0 62 36 32 4 8 17-0 47 3 0 .300
2006 Asheville 8-9 .471 4.04 27 27 0 0 0 138.0 144 79 62 8 5 63-0 99 14 0 .270
PLAYERS

2007 Modesto 6-8 .429 5.09 23 23 0 0 0 116.2 121 78 66 6 5 61-0 83 12 0 .266


2008 Tulsa 7-7 .500 4.12 19 19 0 0 0 102.2 126 66 47 10 3 37-0 52 8 0 .300
2009 Tulsa 3-2 .600 4.79 28 0 0 0 0 47.0 46 30 25 6 3 22-1 25 2 0 .253
Modesto 1-2 .333 4.32 16 0 0 0 0 16.2 15 10 8 0 0 9-0 21 1 0 .221
2010 DID NOT PITCH
2011 Corpus Christi 5-6 .455 3.95 23 19 0 0 0 111.2 98 59 49 8 5 45-5 110 7 0 .236
Oklahoma City 2-3 .400 6.23 12 3 0 0 0 26.0 32 20 18 2 0 8-0 27 1 1 .299
HOUSTON 0-0 .000 27.00 3 0 0 0 0 1.2 7 5 5 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 .636
OPPONENTS

2012 Oklahoma City 2-0 1.000 2.28 22 0 0 0 1 27.2 27 16 7 0 2 9-2 25 1 0 .250


HOUSTON 0-1 .000 3.77 44 0 0 0 1 31.0 30 15 13 3 1 14-1 36 3 0 .254
2013 HOUSTON 0-0 .000 11.37 5 0 0 0 0 6.1 10 11 8 0 2 7-0 3 0 0 .370
Syracuse 2-0 1.000 1.31 39 0 0 0 4 34.1 23 11 5 2 1 16-3 45 5 0 .189
WASHINGTON 0-0 .000 1.50 11 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 1 1 0 0 1-0 6 0 0 .227
2014 Syracuse 5-1 .833 2.29 35 0 0 0 4 39.1 22 10 10 3 0 12-1 57 3 0 .163
WASHINGTON 0-0 .000 3.86 9 0 0 0 0 7.0 10 4 3 1 0 0-0 5 0 0 .333
2015 WASHINGTON 0-0 .000 6.00 5 0 0 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 1 1 2-0 4 2 0 .250
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TAMPA BAY 4-1 .800 2.09 61 0 0 0 1 43.0 37 11 10 3 1 12-2 43 4 0 .230


2016 TAMPA BAY 3-4 .429 3.70 54 0 0 0 0 41.1 36 17 17 2 0 13-1 43 3 0 .229
2017 TAMPA BAY 1-1 .500 12.00 9 0 0 0 0 3.0 7 5 4 3 0 1-0 0 0 0 .438
MINOR TOTALS 42-41 .506 4.15 256 103 0 0 9 713.0 716 415 329 49 32 299-12 591 57 1 .260
A.L. TOTALS 8-6 .571 3.75 129 0 0 0 1 93.2 90 44 39 8 3 36-4 89 7 0 .249
N.L. TOTALS 0-1 .000 4.44 72 0 0 0 1 48.2 55 27 24 7 2 17-1 51 5 0 .285
MLB TOTALS 8-7 .533 3.98 201 0 0 0 2 142.1 145 71 63 15 5 53-5 140 12 0 .262

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
HISTORY

— Selected by Colorado in the 31st round of the First-Year Player Draft (06/04).
— On Class A Modesto disabled list with a left shoulder strain (4/18-5/5/07).
— On Class AA Tulsa disabled list with left shoulder inflammation (7/23-8/31/08).
— On Class A Modesto disabled list with stomach inflammation (8/4-15/09).
— Signed by Houston as a free agent (12/22/10).
— On Class AAA Oklahoma City disabled list with back strain (4/5-14/12).
— Claimed by Washington off waivers from Houston (4/23/14).
RECORDS

— On Class AAA Syracuse disabled list with back spasms (5/2-25/14).


— Traded by Washington to Los Angeles-NL in exchange for cash considerations (4/22/15).
— Traded by Los Angeles-NL to Tampa Bay in exchange for cash considerations (4/27/15).
— On Tampa Bay disabled list with a left forearm strain (4/18-9/21/17); transferred to 60-day disabled list (5/18/17); included rehab assignment
to Class AA Montgomery (9/9-13/17) and Class AAA Durham (9/13-21/17).
— Signed by White Sox as a free agent (1/26/18).
MINOR LEAGUES

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Pitcher .917 201 0 36 11 22 3 1

CAREER GAME BESTS


STRIKEOUTS — 4 (9/5/15 at NYY, 1.2 IP) … INNINGS PITCHED — 3.0 (6/13/12 at S.F.)
WINNING STREAK — 5 games (8/9/15-4/30/16) … CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS IP — 12.2 (7/19-8/19/15)

CAREER WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC RECORD


MEDIA/MISC.

YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG


2013 Puerto Rico 0-0 .000 2.08 7 0 0 0 1 4.1 4 1 1 0 1 2-0 7 1 0 .235

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BRIAN CLARK 75

FRONT OFFICE
LEFT-HANDED PITCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE
Given Name: Brian Richard Clark
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Height: 6-3 Weight: 230
Opening Day Age: 24 (April 27, 1993)
Birthplace | Residence: Akron, Ohio | Munroe Falls, Ohio

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: White Sox.
Sox Acquisition: Selected in the ninth round, June 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2017 SEASON 2015 SEASON

PLAYERS
l Spent the entire season with Class AAA Charlotte, appearing l Tied for fifth in the Carolina League with 10 wins at Class A
in 36 games in relief. Winston-Salem.
l Recorded a 2.96 ERA (9 ER/27.1 IP) in the first half, compared l Went 8-2 with a 2.51 ERA (18 ER/64.2 IP) and 62 strikeouts
to a 5.32 mark (13 ER/22.0 IP) after the break. over 24 relief appearances and 2-2 with a 1.85 ERA (5 ER/24.1
l Limited opponents to the following averages: .225 (23-102) IP) and 23 strikeouts over five starts … threw 5.0 IP or more six
with runners on base, .184 (7-38) with runners on/two outs, .185 times in relief.

OPPONENTS
(5-27) with RISP/two outs and .188 (12-64) with RISP. l Was 7-0 with a 0.70 ERA (3 ER/38.1 IP) and 33 strikeouts
l Worked at least 1.0 IP in all but two of his appearances, over his last seven outings (one start).
including a season-high 2.1 IP on 6/15 vs. Louisville and 7/1 l Earned the win in Game 1 of the CL semifinals vs. Myrtle
vs. Gwinnett. Beach, allowing one run on three hits over 5.0 IP in relief.
l Opened the season on the disabled list with a left chest muscle
strain (4/6-22) … each of his first five appearances from 4/26- 2014 SEASON
5/11 were scoreless (5.2 IP). l Ranked second on Advanced Rookie Great Falls in strikeouts
l Was on the Temporary Inactive List from 8/28-9/1 for the birth (52) and tied for third in IP (48.1) … averaged 9.7 strikeouts and

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of his first child, daughter Charlotte. 0.19 home runs (1 HR) per 9.0 IP.
l Began the season in the bullpen, going 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA
2016 SEASON (2 ER/13.0 IP) before being moved in the rotation … went 1-4
l Spent the majority of the season with Class AA Birmingham, with a 4.08 ERA (16 ER/35.1 IP) over nine starts.
where he was named the Barons Pitcher of the Year. l Was recommended/signed by Phil Gulley.
l Was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team
after recording a 0.96 ERA (3 ER/28.0 IP) and 25 strikeouts over MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
17 relief appearances in the first half. l Married Mackenzie … has one child: Charlotte.

HISTORY
l Threw 7.1 scoreless IP over his first four outings of the season l Twitter: @bclark30.
and made seven straight scoreless appearances from 4/23-5/12 l Attended Kent State University, where he ranks fifth in school
(10.0 IP). history with 14 saves … also ranks fourth in single-season
l Was promoted to Class AAA Charlotte on 6/8, posting a 5.00 appearances (1.38 in 2013), seventh in saves (10 in 2013) and
ERA (5 ER/9.0 IP) over six relief appearances, before being eighth in appearances (25 in 2013).
assigned back to Birmingham on 7/5. l Was First-Team All-MAC in 2013-14 … was a Louisville
l Posted a 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13.0 IP) over nine appearances Slugger Freshman All-American in 2012 when he helped the
from 7/18-8/18. Golden Flashes reach the College World Series … is a 2011
RECORDS

l Was on the seven-day disabled list from 8/27-9/3 with a left graduate of Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Stow, Ohio.
tricep strain.
l Made eight relief appearances for Glendale in the Arizona Fall
League, posting a 2.08 ERA (3 ER/13.0 IP) with 13 strikeouts.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


MINOR LEAGUES

YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG


2014 Great Falls 3-4 .429 3.35 15 9 0 0 0 48.1 47 27 18 1 3 14-0 52 3 0 .251
2015 Winston-Salem 10-4 .714 2.33 29 5 0 0 0 89.0 78 29 23 0 1 38-0 85 7 0 .239
2016 Birmingham 0-4 .000 2.27 31 0 0 0 4 47.2 52 14 12 1 0 9-0 42 0 0 .284
Charlotte 0-1 .000 5.00 6 0 0 0 0 9.0 9 6 5 0 0 3-0 6 1 0 .265
2017 Charlotte 6-1 .857 4.01 36 0 0 0 2 49.1 59 26 26 22 4 13-0 44 1 0 .298
MINOR TOTALS 19-4 .576 2.96 117 14 0 0 6 243.1 245 102 80 6 8 77-0 229 12 0 .264

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
MEDIA/MISC.

— Selected by the White Sox in the ninth round, June 2014 First-Year Player Draft (6/6/14).
— On Class AA Birmingham disabled list with a left triceps strain (8/27-9/3/16).
— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with a left chest muscle strain (4/6-22/17).

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IAN CLARKIN 64
FRONT OFFICE

LEFT-HANDED PITCHER
Given Name: Ian Richard Clarkin
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6-2 Weight: 215
Opening Day Age: 23 (Feburary 14, 1995)
Birthplace and Residence: San Diego, Calif.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: New York Yankees, selected in the first round (33rd overall),
June 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from the New York Yankees with RHP Tyler
Clippard, OF Blake Rutherford and OF Tito Polo in exchange for INF Todd
Frazier, RHP Tommy Kahnle and RHP David Robertson, July 18, 2017.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.
PLAYERS

l Was placed on the disabled list on 7/19 with a sprained left


2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS
knee and missed the rest of the season.
l Baseball America: No. 22 prospect in the Chicago system.
l MLB.com: No. 17 prospect in the White Sox organization. 2015 SEASON
l Missed the entire season due to left elbow inflammation.
2017 SEASON
l Went 2-2 with a 5.84 ERA (16 ER/24.2 IP) and 17 strikeouts
OPPONENTS

l Combined to go 4-5 with a 2.60 ERA (25 ER/86.2 IP) and 63 in six starts with Surprise of the Arizona Fall League.
strikeouts over 18 games (17 starts) between Class A Tampa
(Yankees) and Class A Winston-Salem (White Sox). 2014 SEASON
l Went 3-2 with a 2.15 ERA (7 ER/29.1 IP) over his first five l Went 4-3 with a 3.12 ERA (26 ER/75.0 IP) and 75 strikeouts
starts with Tampa before being placed on the disabled list on over 17 games between Class A Charleston and Tampa.
5/6 with a strained left shoulder (reinstated on 5/24). l Was placed on the disabled list on 8/11 with left shoulder
l Started the second game of a doubleheader on 5/25 at Jupiter, inflammation and missed the rest of the season.
his first appearance since 5/3, tossing 3.0 scoreless IP. l Was rated by Baseball America following the season as the
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l Was acquired by the White Sox along with RHP Tyler Clippard No. 6 Prospect in the Yankees system.
and OFs Blake Rutherford and Tito Polo from the Yankees on
7/18 in exchange for 3B Todd Frazier and RHP Tommy Kahnle 2013 SEASON
and David Robertson. l Was on the Charleston disabled list for the entire season due
l Made just three starts with Winston-Salem following the trade to a sprained left ankle … pitched in three games with the Gulf
… was on the Dash disabled list from 7/29-8/27 with a strained Coast League Yankees on a rehab assignment.
right abdomen. l Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as
l Following the season, was rated by MLB.com as the No. 22 the No. 7 Prospect in the Yankees organization.
HISTORY

Prospect in the White Sox organization.


MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
2016 SEASON
l Single … Twitter: @iClarkin.
l Spent the entire season with Tampa. l Is a 2013 graduate of Madison High School in San Diego,
l Tossed complete games on 5/18 vs. Jupiter (L; 1 ER/7.0 IP) Calif. … went 31-7 with a 1.27 ERA, 14 complete games and
and 6/9 at Bradenton (W; 2 ER/7.0 IP) … struck out a career-high 402 strikeouts … also played soccer for three years.
10 batters on 5/12 at Lakeland.
RECORDS

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2013 GCL Yankees 0-2 .000 10.80 3 3 0 0 0 5.0 5 6 6 2 1 4-0 4 1 1 .263
2014 Charleston 3-3 .500 3.21 16 15 0 0 0 70.0 64 28 25 6 3 22-0 71 2 0 .250
Tampa 1-0 1.000 1.80 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 7 1 1 0 0 1-0 4 0 0 .368
2015 DID NOT PITCH DUE TO INJURY
MINOR LEAGUES

2016 Tampa 6-9 .400 3.31 18 18 2 0 0 98.0 100 44 36 4 1 30-0 72 8 1 .265


2017 Tampa 4-5 .444 2.62 15 14 0 0 0 75.2 71 24 22 4 3 25-0 58 6 0 .254
Winston-Salem 0-0 .000 2.45 3 3 0 0 0 11.0 7 4 3 1 0 8-0 5 0 1 .194
MINOR TOTALS 14-19 .424 3.16 56 54 2 0 0 264.2 254 107 93 17 8 90-0 214 17 3 .257

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by New York-AL in the first round (33rd overall) of the First-Year Player Draft (6/13).
— On Class A Charleston disabled list with a sprained left ankle (7/1/13-remainder of season); included a rehab assignment to the GCL Yankees (8/20-9/18/13).
— On Class A Charleston disabled list with left foot inflammation (7/3-16/14).
— On Class A Tampa disabled list with left shoulder inflammation (8/11/14-remainder of season).
MEDIA/MISC.

— On Class A Tampa disabled list with left elbow inflammation (4/16/15-remainder of season).
— On Class A Tampa disabled list with a sprained left knee (7/19/16-remainder of season).
— On Class A Tampa disabled list with a strained left shoulder (5/4-24/17).
— Traded by New York-AL with RHP Tyler Clippard, OF Blake Rutherford and OF Tito Polo to the White Sox in exchange for INF Todd Frazier,
RHP Tommy Kahnle and RHP David Robertson (7/18/17).
— On Class A Winston-Salem disabled list with a strained right abdomen (7/29-8/27/17).

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ZACK COLLINS 86

FRONT OFFICE
CATCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE
Given Name: Zachary Allen Collins
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6-3 Weight: 220
Opening Day Age: 22 (February 6, 1995)
Birthplace | Residence: Pembroke Pines, Fla. | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: White Sox.
Sox Acquisition: Selected in the first round (10th overall), 2016 First-Year
Player Draft.
Major League Service: None
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS 2016 SEASON

PLAYERS
l Baseball America: No. 6 prospect and Possessing the Best l Made his professional debut with the Arizona League White
Strike-Zone Discipline in the White Sox organization. Sox and Winston-Salem.
l MLB: No. 9 prospect in the Chicago system; No. 9 catching l Appeared in three games with the AZL Sox before being
prospect in baseball. assigned to Winston-Salem on 7/14 … recorded a .418 on-base
percentage and 33 walks with the Dash.
2017 SEASON l Reached base safely four times in his Winston-Salem debut

OPPONENTS
l Combined to hit .224 (84-375) with 20 doubles, three triples, on 7/15 vs. Potomac, going 3-4 with a home run and three RBI
19 home runs, 53 RBI, 70 runs scored, 87 walks, a .370 on- … hit two home runs on 8/23 at Frederick … drew three walks
base percentage and .445 slugging percentage over 113 games on 8/28 vs. Carolina and four on 8/31 at Salem.
between Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham. l Was on the disabled list from 7/25-8/1 with a concussion.
l Ranked eighth in all of minor-league baseball in walks. l Played for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League, posting a
l Was named a Carolina League midseason All-Star … ranked .393 on-base percentage with two home runs over 10 games.
third in the CL in walks (76), fourth in on-base percentage (.365)
and tied for fourth in homers (17). MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL

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l Threw out 40.5 percent (45-111) of attempted base stealers. l Single … Twitter: @zackcollins0.
l Reached base in 19 straight games from 8/20/16-4/13/17, l Attended the University of Miami, where he earned unanimous
batting .310 (18-58) with 22 walks … also reached safely in 26 First-Team All-America honors as a junior in 2016 and became
straight road games from 8/3/16-4/29/17. the first ever Hurricane recipient of the Johnny Bench Award,
l Hit the second game-ending grand slam in BB&T Ballpark honoring the nation's top collegiate catcher.
history on 7/10 vs. Carolina. l Hit .363 (69-190) with 16 home runs, 59 RBI, 54 runs scored,
l Homered in three straight games from 7/20-22. 78 walks, a .544 on-base and .688 slugging percentage over 62
l Was promoted to Class AA Birmingham on 8/15. games to help the Hurricanes reach the College World Series.

HISTORY
l Ended the season rated by Baseball America as as the No. l Led the NCAA in walks and ranked second in on-base
13 Prospect and possessing the Best Strike-Zone Judgement percentage behind Southeastern Louisiana's Jameson Fisher
in the CL. (.558), who was selected by the Sox in the fourth round of the
l Entered the season ranked as the No. 4 Prospect in the White 2016 draft.
Sox organization by both MiLB.com and Baseball America … l Became the first catcher selected by the White Sox in the
also was ranked by MLBPipeline.com as the No. 4 catching first round since Mark Johnson (26th overall) in 1994.
prospect in baseball. l Graduated in 2013 from American Heritage High School in
l Was ranked by Baseball America entering the season as the Plantation, Fla. … also was selected by Cincinnati in the 27th
RECORDS

Best Power Hitter and possessing Best Strike Zone Discipline round of the 2013 draft.
in the Sox system.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2016 AZL White Sox .091 3 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 .091 .182 0
MINOR LEAGUES

Winston-Salem .258 36 120 24 31 56 7 0 6 18 0 0 0 33 39 0 0 .418 .467 0


2017 Winston-Salem .223 101 341 63 76 151 18 3 17 48 4 3 2 76 118 0 2 .365 .443 8
Birmingham .235 12 34 7 8 16 2 0 2 5 0 0 0 11 11 0 0 .422 .471 3
MINOR TOTALS .229 152 506 95 116 224 27 3 25 71 4 3 2 120 175 0 2 .377 .443 11

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the first round (10th overall) of First-Year Player Draft (6/9/16).
— On Class A Winston-Salem disabled list with a concussion (7/25-8/1/16).
MEDIA/MISC.

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RYAN CORDELL 49
FRONT OFFICE

OUTFIELDER
Given Name: Ryan Thomas Cordell
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-4 Weight: 205
Opening Day Age: 26 (March 31, 1992)
Birthplace | Residence: Sacramento, Calif. | San Diego, Calif.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Texas Rangers, selected in the 11th round,


June 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for
RHP Anthony Swarzak, July 26, 2017.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.
PLAYERS

2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS 2015 SEASON


l MLB.com: No. 18 prospect in the White Sox system. l Hit a combined .270 (137-507) with 18 doubles, eight triples,
18 home runs, 75 RBI, 84 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in
2017 SEASON 124 games between Class A High Desert and Frisco.
l Appeared in just 68 games with Class AAA Colorado Springs l Set career highs in hits, triples, RBI, games played and runs.
in the Milwaukee organization due to a back injury. l Was named to the California League midseason All-Star team.
OPPONENTS

l Hit safely in 10 straight games from 5/5-16, going 16-40 (.400) l Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as the
with four doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI. No. 15 Prospect in the CL.
l Was placed on the disabled list on 6/27 with a strained back l Appeared in 17 games with Magallanes of the Venezuelan
and missed the remainder of the season. Winter League.
l Was acquired by the White Sox from the Brewers in exchange
for RHP Anthony Swarzak on 7/26/17 2014 SEASON
l Following the season was rated by MLB.com as the No. 16 l Combined to hit .318 (107-336) with 20 doubles, six triples,
Prospect in the White Sox organization. 13 home runs, 59 RBI, 65 runs scored, 21 stolen bases, a .385
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on-base perecntage and .530 slugging percentage over 89


2016 SEASON games between Class A Myrtle Beach and Class A Hickory.
l Established career highs in doubles (22) and home runs (19)
with Class AA Frisco in the Texas organization. 2013 SEASON
l Batted .286 (20-70) with three home runs and 11 RBI vs. l Made his professional debut with Class A Spokane.
lefties (.260/16 HR/59 RBI against right-handers). l Ranked fifth in the Northwest League with 19 stolen bases.
l Reached base safely in 37 straight games from 4/7-5/19, the
longest streak in the Texas League … hit safely in 17 consecutive MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
HISTORY

games from 4/12-5/1, tied for the longest hitting streak in the TL. l Single.
l Left the game on 8/2 vs. Midland after running into the wall l Is a 2010 graduate of Valley Christian Academy in Roseville,
… was placed on the disabled list on 8/3 with a sprained right Calif … played baseball and basketball.
ankle and missed the remainder of the season. l His uncle, Mike Whitmarsh, was a sliver medalist in the
l Was sent to Milwaukee by Texas as the player to be named inaugural men's beach volleyball tournament at the 1996
later on 9/5 to complete a five-player deal from 8/1. Summer Olympics and played 15-plus years on the AVP tour.
l Played 13 games with Este in the Dominican Winter League.
RECORDS

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2013 Spokane .241 64 232 34 56 83 12 0 5 23 1 1 5 23 53 19 4 .322 .358 3
2014 Hickory .321 73 274 53 88 138 18 4 8 40 3 2 4 27 53 18 3 .388 .504 3
Myrtle Beach .306 16 62 12 19 40 2 2 5 19 0 1 0 7 13 3 1 .371 .645 0
2015 High Desert .311 68 286 58 89 151 13 5 13 57 0 2 3 28 53 10 5 .376 .528 19
MINOR LEAGUES

Frisco .217 56 221 26 48 74 5 3 5 18 2 4 3 12 73 10 1 .263 .335 5


2016 Frisco .264 107 405 69 107 196 22 5 19 70 0 5 3 32 97 12 4 .319 .484 3
2017 Colorado Springs .284 68 261 49 74 132 18 5 10 45 0 3 3 25 65 9 4 .349 .506 2
MINOR TOTALS .276 452 1741 301 481 814 90 24 65 272 6 18 21 154 407 81 22 .339 .468 35

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by Texas in the 11th round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/13).
— On Class A Hickory disabled list with a strained left oblique (7/21-8/1/14).
— On Class AA Frisco disabled list with a sprained right ankle (8/3/16-remainder of season).
MEDIA/MISC.

— Traded by Texas to Milwaukee as the player to be named later (9/5/16), completeing a five-player deal which included OF Lewis Brinson and
RHP Luis Ortiz in exchange for C Jonathan Lucroy and RHP Jeremy Jeffress (8/1/16).
— On Class AAA Colorado Springs disabled list with a strained back (6/27-7/26/17).
— Traded by Milwaukee to the White Sox in exchange for RHP Anthony Swarzak (7/26/17).
— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with with a strained back (7/26-remainder of season).

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DYLAN COVEY 68

FRONT OFFICE
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER
Given Name: Dylan Charles Covey
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-1 Weight: 220
Opening Day Age: 26 (August 14, 1991)
Birthplace | Residence: Glendale, Calif. | Pasadena, Calif.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Oakland Athletics, selected in the fourth round,
June 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Selected in the major-league portion of the Rule 5 Draft,
December 8, 2016.
Major League Service: One year.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

PLAYERS
2017 SEASON 2015 SEASON
l Appeared in 18 games (12 starts) with the White Sox, his first l Spent the entire season with Class A Stockton, going 8-9 with
season with the organization. a 3.59 ERA (56 ER/140.1 IP) and 100 strikeouts over 26 starts.
l Became the first Sox pitcher to go winless after making 11-plus l Finished fourth among A’s farmhands in ERA, tied for fifth in
starts in a season … also became the first White Sox pitcher strikeouts, and seventh in innings pitched.
since at least 1913 to lose his first seven career decisions, and l Was named to the Carolina League midseason All-Star team

OPPONENTS
go winless in his first 12 career starts (STATS LLC). after going 6-3 with a 3.16 ERA (28 ER/79.2 IP) in 14 outings.
l The last Chicago pitcher to lose each of his first seven-plus
decisions in a season was John Danks in 2011 (went 0-8 in his 2014 SEASON
first 11 outings). l Went 7-14 with a 5.46 ERA (85 ER/140.0 IP) and 92 strikeouts
l Went 0-7 with a 7.67 ERA (50 ER/58.2 IP) and 34 strikeouts over 26 appearances (25 starts) between Beloit and Stockton
in 12 starts and 0-0 with a 7.94 mark (10 ER/11.1 IP) and seven in his first full professional season.
strikeouts in six relief appearances. l Finished seventh among Oakland farmhands in IP.
l Made his major-league debut in a start on 4/14 at Minnesota,

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allowing one run over 5.1 IP of a no decision … fanned Byron 2013 SEASON
Buxton in the second inning for his first career strikeout. l Made his professional debut with Class A Vermont and Class
l Suffered his first career loss on 4/19 at Yankee Stadium, A Beloit, combining to go 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA (25 ER/59.1 IP)
allowing eight runs on 10 hits (three home runs) over 5.0 IP. and 46 strikeouts over 14 starts.
l Posted a no decision in his Guaranteed Rate Field debut on l Was recommended/signed by Eric Martins.
4/25 vs. Kansas City (2 ER/4.0 IP).
l Received a no decision on 5/13 vs. San Diego, allowing three COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
runs on five hits with a career-high nine strikeouts over 4.1 IP
l Visited patients at La Rabida Children's Hospital in 2017.

HISTORY
… also posted a no decision on 5/18 at Seattle after giving up
four runs over 6.0 IP. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Fell to 0-4 on 5/23 at Arizona, allowing four runs over 2.1 IP
l Married Kimmie … Twitter: @covesmagoves
before leaving with left oblique soreness.
l Attended the University of San Diego … led the team in starts
l Was placed on the disabled list on 5/26 with a strained left
(16) during his sophomore season, and allowed zero home runs
oblique … made five rehab appearances (two starts) between
… was teammates with the Cubs' Kris Bryant.
the Arizona Rookie League White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte
l Is a 2010 graduate of Marantha (Calif.) High School.
before being reinstated on 8/15.
RECORDS

l Was drafted by Milwaukee in the first round (14th overall) of


l Made six relief appearances after returning from the disabled
the June 2010 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign … was
list before finishing the season in the Sox rotation.
diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes following the draft and elected
l Made his first career quality start on 9/23 vs. Kansas City,
to attend college.
allowing three runs on five hits over 6.0 IP.

2016 SEASON
MINOR LEAGUES

l Was limited to just six starts with Class AA Midland due to a


strained right oblique … was placed on the disabled list on 5/9
and missed the remainder of the season.
l Allowed two earned runs or less in all six outings … limited
opponents to a .200 average (21-105).
l Was 2-1 with a 0.87 ERA (2 ER/19.2 IP) and just nine hits
allowed over his final four starts … left his final start on 5/8 at
Frisco after 1.0 scoreless IP.
l Made six appearances with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League,
MEDIA/MISC.

going 4-0 with a 4.74 ERA (13 ER/24.2 IP) and 17 strikeouts …
helped lead the Solar Sox to the AFL championship … started
the title-clinching win over Surprise.
l Combined with Frankie Montas and Drew Steckenrider on
the third no-hitter in AFL history on 11/1 at Surprise … started
the game, allowing one walk over 5.0 hitless IP.

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD
FRONT OFFICE

YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG


2013 Vermont 0-0 .000 0.00 4 4 0 0 0 12.0 9 1 0 0 0 1-0 15 0 0 .205
Beloit 1-1 .500 4.75 10 10 0 0 0 47.1 64 28 25 4 1 17-0 31 7 0 .327
2014 Beloit 4-9 .308 4.81 18 17 2 0 0 101.0 99 59 54 3 5 26-0 70 2 0 .258
Stockton 3-5 .375 7.15 8 8 0 0 0 39.0 49 31 31 2 5 15-0 22 5 0 .312
2015 Stockton 8-9 .471 3.59 26 26 0 0 0 140.1 135 65 56 13 6 43-0 100 7 0 .250
2016 Midland 2-1 .667 1.84 6 6 0 0 0 29.1 21 14 6 2 1 17-0 26 3 0 .200
2017 WHITE SOX 0-7 .000 7.71 18 12 0 0 0 70.0 83 60 60 20 1 34-1 41 6 1 .305
FIELD STAFF

AZL White Sox 0-0 .000 0.00 3 3 0 0 0 5.0 2 0 0 0 0 0-0 5 0 0 .133


Charlotte 0-0 .000 3.00 2 0 0 0 0 6.0 5 2 2 1 1 1-0 3 1 0 .227
MINOR TOTALS 18-25 .419 .420 727 74 2 0 0 380.0 384 200 174 25 19 120-0 272 25 0 .235
MLB TOTALS 0-7 .000 7.71 18 12 0 0 0 70.0 83 60 60 20 1 34-1 41 6 1 .305

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by Oakland in the fourth round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/13).
— On Class A Beloit disabled list with a strained right shoulder (6/22-7/5/14).
— On Class A Stockton disabled list with a sprained right ankle (7/22-29/15).
PLAYERS

— On Class A Stockton disabled list with a right hand laceration (8/10-18/15).


— On Class AA Midland disabled list with a strained right oblique (5/9-9/27/16).
— Selected by the White Sox in the Rule 5 Major-League Draft (12/8/16).
— On White Sox disabled list with a strained left oblique (5/26-8/15/17); included injury rehab assignment to the Arizona Rookie League White
Sox and Class AAA Charlotte (7/31-8/15/17).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


OPPONENTS

POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Pitcher 1.000 18 12 11 4 7 0 1

CAREER GAME BESTS AS STARTER


STRIKEOUTS — 9 (5/13/17 vs. S.D.; 4.1 IP) … IP — 6.2 (5/1/17 at K.C.) … COMPLETE GAMES — NONE
SHUTOUTS — NONE … WINNING STREAK — NONE … CONSEC. SCORELESS IP — 4.2 (9/12/17)
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HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

On September 26, 2017, the White Sox hosted "GameChangers: Women in Baseball," a panel discussion and Q&A celebrating
the journey, progress and accomplishments of women in the game. The panel included White Sox Director of Marketing
Beth Grabowski, Vice President of Community Relations Christine O'Reilly-Riordan, Octagon Baseball agency Marketing
and Client Coordinator Jennifer Masuda and MLB Team Physicians Association president and Sox and Bulls team doctor
Kathleen Weber. The discussion was hosted by NBC Sports Chicago anchor and reporter Siera Santos.

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TYLER DANISH 60

FRONT OFFICE
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE
Given Name: Tyler Michael Danish
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-0 Weight: 200
Opening Day Age: 24 (September 12, 1994)
Birthplace | Residence: Brandon, Fla. | Riverview, Fla.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: White Sox
Sox Acquisition: Selected in second round, June 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: Seven days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2017 SEASON 2015 SEASON

PLAYERS
l Spent the entire season with Class AAA Charlotte … made l Spent the entire season with Birmingham … led the Barons
one appearance with the White Sox in May. with two complete games and ranked among the organizational
l Was added to the active roster as the 26th man for a leaders in CG (1st), IP (5th) and wins (T10th).
doubleheader on 5/26 … made his season debut that afternoon l Allowed just 0.82 homers per 9.0 IP (13 HR/142.0 IP) … held
vs. Detroit as the starter in Game 1 … earned his first major- opponents to a .182 average (12-66) with RISP/two outs.
league win after allowing just three hits with six walks and six l Recorded a 3.32 ERA (29 ER/78.2 IP) at home, compared to

OPPONENTS
strikeouts over 5.0 IP. a 5.97 mark (42 ER/63.1 IP) on the road.
l Became the first White Sox pitcher to earn a win in his first l Went 4-0 with a 2.75 ERA (10 ER/32.2 IP) and 34 strikeouts
career start since Carlos Rodón on 5/9-2/15 vs. Cincinnati and over his first six starts of the season from 4/11-5/10.
the first to work 5.0-plus scoreless IP with three or fewer hits l Suffered a five-game losing streak over his next eight starts
allowed in his first major-league start was Lance Broadway on from 5/15-6/27 … also lost five consecutive decisions from
9/27/07 vs. Kansas City (2 H/6.0 IP) … source: STATS LLC 7/21-8/18 (six starts total).
l Was returned to Charlotte following the game … led the l Was the losing pitcher in both of his complete games: 5/25
Knights in IP (138.1), tied for the team lead in starts (25) and at Biloxi (4 ER/4.0 IP) and 7/21 at Tennessee (3 ER/6.1 IP).

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ranked second in complete games (one) … his 14 losses tied l Won three consecutive starts from 7/5-15, allowing three
for the most in the International League. earned runs or less in each outing … allowed just two runs in a
l Won his season debut on 4/9 vs. Norfolk (1 ER/5.0 IP) before season-high tying 7.0 IP on 7/10 at Jackson.
going 0-6 with a 4.80 ERA (35 ER/65.2 IP) over his next 12 l Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No.
outings (11 starts). 7 Prospect in the White Sox organization.
l Went 1-6 with a 7.20 ERA (28 ER/35.0 IP) over seven starts
from 7/5-8/8 … his lone win came on 7/23 at Scranton/Wilkes- 2014 SEASON
Barre (2 ER/6.0 IP). l Combined to go 8-3 with a 2.08 ERA (30 ER/129.2 IP), .237
l Suffered the loss on 8/24-1 at Norfolk despite recording his

HISTORY
(115-485) opponents average and 103 strikeouts over 25 starts
fourth career complete game … allowed two runs over 6.0 IP. between Class A Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem.
l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as posessing l Ranked among the organizational leaders in ERA (1st), wins
the Best Changeup in the White Sox organization. (T4th), strikeouts (6th) and IP (9th).
l Was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week (4/28-
2016 SEASON 5/4) and Carolina League Pitcher of the Week (8/4-10).
l Split most of the season between Class AA Birmingham and l Began the season with Kannapolis … did not allow an earned
Charlotte but also made three appearances with the White Sox. run in four of the his seven starts.
RECORDS

l His contract was purchased from Birmingham on 6/9 … made l Tossed 22.0 consecutive scoreless IP over his last four starts
his major-league debut on 6/11 vs. Kansas City, allowing one run with the Intimidators from 4/23-5/11 (opponents hit .177).
over 0.2 IP … worked 0.2 scoreless IP on 6/12 vs. the Royals. l Was promoted to Winston-Salem on 5/15 … went 1-1 with a
l Was optioned to Charlotte for the remainder of the season 5.68 ERA (16 ER/25.1 IP) in his first six starts with the Dash.
following his third appearance on 6/13 vs. Detroit (1 ER/0.1 IP). l Was sidelined with shoulder inflammation from 6/23-7/2.
l Opened the season with the Barons and made 12 starts … l Went 4-2 with a 1.49 ERA (11 ER/66.1 IP) over the remainder
MINOR LEAGUES

limited right-handers to a .213 average (34-160). of the season (12 starts).


l Earned his first win on 4/17 at Jacksonville (2 ER/6.0 IP) … l Was 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA (3 ER/29.0 IP) and 29 strikeouts over
threw a three-hit shutout on 4/28 vs. Pensacola … allowed just five starts from 7/23-8/15, including a streak of 25.0 consecutive
one run on four hits over 8.0 IP in a win on 5/14 at Tennessee. scoreless IP in one stretch.
l Went 1-3 with a 4.32 ERA (12 ER/25.0 IP) in five starts and l Did not allow a hit in 6.0 scoreless IP on 8/9 at Lynchburg.
0-0 with a 14.54 mark (7 ER/4.1 IP) in relief with Charlotte. l Donated $1 to cancer research for each new follower to his
l Was winless over his first four starts from 6/21-7/7 before Instagram account (@tdanish7) in honor of his father, Michael,
earning his only victory on 7/18 vs. Scranton-Wilkes/Barre. who passed away from the disease in 2011.
l Made his final start on 7/29 vs. Columbus before undergoing
MEDIA/MISC.

season-ending surgery on his right knee on 8/18.


l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No.
6 Prospect and Possessing the Best Changeup in the White
Sox organization … also tabbed by MLB.com as the fifth-best
prospect in the Sox system.

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2013 SEASON MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
FRONT OFFICE

l Went 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA (4 ER/30.0 IP), 28 strikeouts and l Twitter: @danish_Tyler7.
a .162 (15-91) opponents average over 15 appearances (one l Graduated in 2013 from Durant High School in Plant City, Fla.
start) in his debut with Advanced Rookie Bristol and Kannapolis. … was named 2013 Louisville Slugger National High School
l Limited lefties to a .125 (5-40) average and right-handers to Player of the Year after going 15-1 with a 0.00 ERA (94.0 IP)
a .185 mark (12-65). and 156 strikeouts in 17 games (15 starts).
l Began the season with Bristol before being promoted to l Was honored as Florida's "Mr. Baseball" and the Class 8A
Kannapolis on 8/20 … threw 14.0 consecutive scoreless IP over Player of the Year as a senior.
his last seven games between the stops.
FIELD STAFF

l Was cited by Baseball America as Closest To The Majors (with


Brad Goldberg) and possessing the Best Secondary Pitch in the
White Sox draft class.
l Was recommended/signed by Joe Siers.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2013 Bristol 1-0 1.000 1.38 13 1 0 0 0 26.0 15 6 4 1 0 5-0 22 0 0 .165
PLAYERS

Kannapolis 0-0 .000 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 0-0 6 0 0 .143


2014 Kannapolis 3-0 1.000 0.71 7 7 0 0 0 38.0 28 8 3 0 0 10-0 25 1 0 .206
Winston-Salem 5-3 .635 2.65 18 18 0 0 0 91.2 87 35 27 7 4 23-0 78 2 1 .248
2015 Birmingham 8-12 .400 4.50 26 26 2 0 0 142.0 175 82 71 13 5 60-0 90 3 0 .311
2016 Birmingham 3-7 .300 4.42 12 12 0 0 0 75.1 71 38 37 3 0 16-0 47 2 0 .246
Charlotte 1-3 .250 5.83 7 5 0 0 0 29.1 39 21 19 0 1 10-0 21 2 0 .320
WHITE SOX 0-0 .000 10.80 3 0 0 0 0 1.2 6 2 2 0 0 3-1 0 0 0 .667
2017 Charlotte 4-14 .222 5.47 26 25 1 0 0 138.1 175 107 84 18 5 47-0 71 7 0 .305
OPPONENTS

WHITE SOX 1-0 1.000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 3 0 0 0 0 6-0 6 0 0 .176


MINOR TOTALS 25-39 .391 4.05 111 94 4 1 0 544.2 592 297 245 42 15 171-0 360 17 1 .277
MLB TOTALS 1-0 1.000 2.70 4 1 0 0 0 6.2 9 2 2 0 0 9-1 6 0 0 .346

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/13).
— On Class A Winston-Salem disabled list with right shoulder inflammation (6/23-7/2/14).
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— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with left knee tendinitis (7/31/16-remainder of season).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Pitcher — 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

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MATT DAVIDSON 24

FRONT OFFICE
INFIELDER
Given Name: Matthew Glen Davidson
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-3 Weight: 230
Opening Day Age: 27 (March 26, 1991)
Birthplace | Residence: Yucaipa, Calif. | Glendale, Ariz.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Arizona Diamondbacks, selected as a supplemental
first-round pick (35th overall), June 2009 First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange
for RHP Addison Reed, December 16, 2013.
Major League Service: One year, 146 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

PLAYERS
2017 SEASON WHITE SOX ROOKIE MLB ROOKIE HR
l American League Leaders (Rookies): 2nd-HR (26); 4th- HOME RUN LEADERS LEADERS IN 2017
SLG (.452); 5th-RBI (68); T8th-Runs (43). Player, Year HR Player, Club No.
l His 26 home runs ranked second among American League José Abreu, 2014 36 Aaron Judge, NYY 52
rookies and were the fourth-highest total in White Sox history Ron Kittle, 1983 35 Cody Bellinger, LAD 39
by a rookie behind José Abreu (36 in 2014), Ron Kittle (35 in Zeke Bonura, 1934 27 Matt Davidson, SOX 26

OPPONENTS
1983) and Zeke Bonura (27 in 1934) … finished second on the Matt Davidson, 2017 26 Josh Bell, PIT 26
team in homers behind Abreu (33). Josh Fields, 2007 23 Hunter Renfroe, SD 26
l Batted .245 (59-241) with 18 home runs and 42 RBI in the Bill Melton, 1969 23 Paul DeJong, STL 25
first half, compared to .185 (32-173) with eight homers and 26
RBI after the break … his 18 first-half homers tied Kittle (1983), l Fell a triple shy of the cycle and matched his career highs
Carlos May (1969) and Bonura (1934) for second-most in Sox with three hits and four RBI on 4/24 vs. Kansas City.
history by a rookie. l Was 0-17 with three walks over a span of six games from
l Made his first career Opening Day roster … reached base 4/25-5/3 … snapped the stretch by going 2-3 with a solo homer

2017 REVIEW
three times, including his first career triple and an estimated and two runs scored on 5/4 at Kansas City.
442-foot home run, in his first start of the season on 4/6 vs. l Hit a career-high two doubles on 6/2 vs. Detroit … batted
Detroit … the homer was his first since 9/22/13 at Colorado .378/.404/.933 with four doubles, seven home runs, 11 RBI,
(with Arizona). seven multihit efforts and a 1.338 OPS from 6/12-23 (11 games).
l Became the first White Sox to record a triple and homer in l Homered in four consecutive games for the first time in his
his season debut since Wayne Nordhagen in 1980. career from 6/12-15 vs. Baltimore … became the first White Sox
l Recorded his first pinch hit of the season, and second of his to accomplish the feat since Alex Ríos from 4/5-9/13.
career, on 4/11 at Cleveland … drove in both Chicago runs with l Connected on his first career grand slam and matched his
a second-inning double in a 2-1 victory on 4/12 at Cleveland. career high with four RBI on 6/13 vs. the Orioles … the grand

HISTORY
l Snapped a 1-1 tie with a game-winning, solo home run in the slam was the first by the White Sox in 2017 … fell a triple shy
seventh inning on 4/14 at Minnesota … marked his first career of hitting for the cycle on 6/22 at Minnesota.
go-ahead homer in the seventh or later … tied the game with a l Hit his 18th home run on 7/5 at Oakland, tied with Bonura
sacrifice fly in the eighth inning on 4/16 at Target Field. (1934), Kittle (1983) and May (1969) for the second-most by a
White Sox rookie in the first half … José Abreu owns the record
with 29 in 2014.
l Hit a solo home run in the eighth on 7/24 at the Cubs,
RECORDS

extending the Sox lead to 3-1 … the home run travelled an


estimated distance of 476 feet per MLB Statcast.
l Connected on his 20th home run on 7/29 vs. Cleveland …
hit his first career game-ending homer on 7/30 vs. the Indians,
a two-run shot in the ninth.
l Recorded a game-ending, RBI single in the ninth on 7/31 vs.
MINOR LEAGUES

Toronto, completing a six-run comeback for the Sox … also hit


his 22nd home run of the season.
l Became the first White Sox to record consecutive walkoff RBI
since Tony Graffanino from 9/21-22/01 vs. Kansas City, and first
with back-to-back game-ending hits since Dave Martinez from
5/9-10/97 vs. Oakland (STATS LLC).
l Was on the 10-day disabled list from 8/4-24 with a right wrist
contusion suffered on 8/1 vs. Toronto when he was hit by a
Marcus Stroman pitch … appeared in one injury rehab game
MEDIA/MISC.

with Class AAA Charlotte.


l Batted .154 (16-104) with three home runs and 14 RBI over
his final 28 games of the season … matched his career high
with three hits on 9/14 at Detroit … drove in three runs on 9/5
vs. Cleveland, 9/14 at Detroit and 9/22 vs. Kansas City.
l Participated in a hitters minicamp in Glendale in January.

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l Hit a three-run homer on 9/21 at Colorado and went 2-4 with
2016 SEASON
FRONT OFFICE

a double, home run and four RBI the next night at Coors Field.
l Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte before l Appeared in 115 games with Reno … was named to the Pacific
suffering a season-ending injury in his only game with Chicago. Coast League midseason All-Star Team.
l Was recalled from Charlotte on 6/30 … made his White Sox l Played for Team USA at the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field
debut that afternoon as the starting DH, going 1-2 with a RBI on 7/14 … earned Most Valuable Player honors after hitting a
before suffering a broken right foot while running the bases. go-ahead, two-run homer … won the Triple-A All-Star Home Run
l Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/1 … underwent Derby at Aces Ballpark.
successful surgery on 7/1 at Rush University Medical Center … l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 4
was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 7/17. Prospect and Best Power Hitter in the Diamondbacks system.
FIELD STAFF

l Appeared in 75 games with the Knights and was named to the


Triple-A All-Star Team … was tied for the International League 2012 SEASON
lead in doubles (20) and ranked fifth in RBI (46) at the time of l Was named to the Southern League mid and postseason
his promotion. All-Star Teams with Class AA Mobile.
l Hit three doubles on 4/25 at Toledo … connected on two l Ranked among the SL leaders in runs socred (2nd, 81), total
home runs and drove in four on 5/13 vs. Durham and added bases (3rd, 228), home runs (4th, 23), slugging percentage (5th,
three doubles the follownig day against the Bulls … went 3-5 .469), walks (T6th, 69) and doubles (T8th, 28).
with two doubles and four RBI on 5/19 at Gwinnett. l Earned SL Batter of the Week honors for 5/7-13.
PLAYERS

l Compiled an eight-game hitting streak from 6/21-28 before l Appeared in just 11 games with Salt River in the Arizona Fall
being recalled (four straight multihit efforts from 6/23-26) … League due to a concussion … was selected to play in the Rising
homered and drove in six runs in a doubleheader on 6/28 vs. Stars Game but was forced to sit out.
Durham, his final day with Charlotte. l Entered the season ranked by Baseball America and MLB.
l Was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on 11/3. com as the No. 5 Prospect in the Arizona system.
l Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the 18th-best
prospect in the White Sox organization. 2011 SEASON
OPPONENTS

l Appeared in 135 games with Class A Visalia, including 66 at


2015 SEASON
first base, 56 at third and 12 as the designated hitter.
l Led the International League with 23 homers and ranked l Ranked among the California League leaders in doubles (2nd,
second in walks in his second year with Class AAA Charlotte. 39), games (T2nd), extra-base hits (6th, 60), runs scored (T8th),
l Ranked among the Knights team leaders in runs scored (1st, total bases (T8th, 249) and home runs (T10th, 20).
63), walks (1st, 62), hits (2nd, 107) and RBI (2nd, 74). l Recorded 38 RBI over a 30-game span from 5/1-6/2 …
l Was named by Baseball America as the Best Defensive reached based safely in 21 consecutive games from 5/3-26,
third baseman in the IL … led all IL third baseman in fielding hitting .318 (27-85) during that span.
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percentage (.971) and assists (281) and tied for the lead in l Was ranked by Baseball America following the season as the
double plays (94). No. 16 Prospect in the CL.
l Was selected to the IL All-Star team and participated in the l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 3
Triple-A All-Star Game Home Run Derby. Prospect in the Diamondbacks organization.
l Homered in consecutive games on 4/29-30, 5/25-26 and
6/20-21 … recorded six RBI on 4/29 vs. Toledo … hit two home 2010 SEASON
runs on 6/21 vs. Indianpolis and 9/2 vs. Durham. l Combined to hit .272 (132-486) with 36 doubles, 18 homers
and 90 RBI in 134 games with Class A South Bend and Visalia
2014 SEASON
HISTORY

… was named a Midwest League mid and posteason All-Star.


l Spent the season with Charlotte in his first season in the Sox l Ranked among the MWL leaders in slugging (3rd, .504), RBI
organization … ranked fourth in the IL with 20 home runs. (T7th, 79), doubles (T9th, 35) and homers (T10th, 16).
l Went 3-3 with two doubles and a RBI in his Knights debut as
the Opening Day third baseman on 4/3 at Norfolk. 2009 SEASON
l Recorded a multihomer game on 6/30 vs. Gwinnett, including l Made his professional debut with Class A Yakima, appearing
a two-run, game-ending shot in the 10th inning. in 72 games (67 at third base).
l Made his first career appearance and start at shortstop on l Was recommended/signed by Jeff Mousser.
RECORDS

7/12 vs. Syracuse … also started at short on 8/3 at Gwinnett.


l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 4 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Prospect in the Sox organization … also rated by MLB.com as l Hosted a baseball clinic for special education students in his
the No. 80 Prospect overall in baseball. hometown of Yucaipa, Calif. in November 2017.
l White Sox acquisition recommended by Bill Young, Joe Butler l Participated in a White Sox day of service with the club's
and Kevin Bootay. Volunteer Corps in May 2017 at Till Math and Science Academy
MINOR LEAGUES

in the Woodlawn community … also visited patients at Lurie


2013 SEASON
Children's Hospital in July 2017 … hosted a softball game for
l Spent most of the season with Class AAA Reno but also special needs children in his hometown in November 2017.
appeared in 31 games over two stints with Arizona … made 20
starts at third base with the Diamondbacks. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l His contract was purchased from Reno on 8/11 … made his l Married Julianne … has two children: Brixton and Wake.
major-league debut that night vs. the Mets and recorded his first l Is a 2009 graduate of Yucaipa (Calif.) High School … was
hit, a single off Jonathan Niese. rated by Baseball America as the third-best high school power
l Was optioned back to the Aces on 8/26 and recalled on 9/3 hitter in the 2009 pre-draft Best Tools rankings.
MEDIA/MISC.

for the remainder of the season. l Brother, Kevin, played in the White Sox minor-league system
l Batted .324 (11-34) with five doubles, three home runs and in 2017.
nine RBI over his final 13 games of the season.
l Hit all three of his home runs during an eight-day span from
9/15-22, including the first of his career on 9/15 vs. Colorado
(off Wilton López).

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD

FRONT OFFICE
YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2009 Yakima .241 72 270 29 65 86 15 0 2 28 1 0 7 21 75 0 2 .312 .319 13
2010 South Bend .289 113 415 58 120 209 35 3 16 79 0 4 13 43 109 0 2 .371 .504 16
Visalia .169 21 71 6 12 19 1 0 2 11 0 0 1 12 25 0 0 .298 .268 1
2011 Visalia .277 135 535 93 148 249 39 1 20 106 0 8 11 52 147 0 1 .348 .465 16
2012 Mobile .261 135 486 81 127 228 28 2 23 76 0 5 15 69 126 3 4 .367 .469 28
2013 Reno .280 115 443 55 124 213 32 3 17 74 0 6 5 46 134 1 0 .350 .481 17
ARIZONA .237 31 76 8 18 33 6 0 3 12 0 0 1 10 24 0 1 .333 .434 1

FIELD STAFF
2014 Charlotte .199 130 478 59 95 173 18 0 20 55 1 3 8 49 164 0 0 .283 .362 15
2015 Charlotte .203 141 528 63 107 198 22 0 *23 74 1 4 7 62 191 1 0 .293 .375 10
2016 Charlotte .268 75 284 35 76 126 20 0 10 46 2 3 5 32 86 0 0 .349 .444 8
Charlotte .500 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 0
2017 WHITE SOX .220 118 414 43 91 187 16 1 26 68 0 5 5 19 165 0 1 .260 .452 7
MINOR TOTALS .244 937 3510 479 874 1501 210 9 133 549 5 33 72 386 1057 5 9 .333 .428 124
SOX TOTALS .221 119 416 44 92 188 16 1 26 69 0 5 5 19 167 0 1 .261 .452 7
MLB TOTALS .224 150 492 52 110 221 22 1 29 81 0 5 6 29 190 0 2 .273 .449 8
*Led League

PLAYERS
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by Arizona as a sandwich pick (35th overall) between the first and second rounds of the First-Year Player Draft (6/09).
— Traded by Arizona to the White Sox in exchange for RHP Addison Reed (12/16/13).
— On White Sox disabled list with a broken right foot (7/1/16-remainder of season); transferred to 60-day disabled list on 7/17/16.
— On White Sox disabled list with a right wrist contusion (8/4-24/17); included rehab assignment at Class AAA Charlotte (8/23-24/17).

OPPONENTS
CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Third Base .962 54 50 105 24 77 4 10 First Base .974 19 18 151 140 7 4 11

CAREER GAME BESTS AND HOME RUN INFORMATION


HITS — 3 (3x, last 9/14/17 at DET) … HR — 1 (29x, last 9/22/17 vs. K.C.) … RBI — 4 (3x, last 6/13/17 vs. BAL)
RUNS — 3 (2x, last 6/22/17 at MIN) … SB — NONE … HITTING STREAK — 7 games (7/16-24/17)

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GAME-ENDING HOME RUNS — 1 (7/30/17 vs. CLE) … GRAND SLAMS — NONE … MULTIHOMER GAMES — NONE
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS — NONE … INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS — NONE … LEADOFF HOME RUNS — NONE

HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

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NICKY DELMONICO 30
FRONT OFFICE

INFIELDER/OUTFIELDER
Given Name: Nicholas John Delmonico
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6-3 Weight: 230
Opening Day Age: 25 (July 12, 1992)
Birthplace | Residence: Knoxville, Tenn. | Surprise, Ariz.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Baltimore Orioles, selected in the sixth round, June 2011
First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Signed as a free agent, February 11, 2015.
Major League Service: 62 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

l Was on the 10-day disabled list from 8/26-9/5 with a sprained


2017 SEASON
PLAYERS

right wrist.
l Appeared in 43 games with the White Sox after his contract l That's a Wrap: Recorded his first career game-ending hit and
was purchased from Class AAA Charlotte on 8/1 … made 25 home run on 9/27 vs. the Angels, a two-run shot in the 10th off
starts in left field, three at first base and 11 at designated hitter. Blake Parker … also matched his career-high with three hits.
l His .373 on-base percentage and .482 slugging percentage l Became the first Sox rookie to hit a game-ending home run
would have ranked second and third on the team with the in extra innings since Joe Crede on 8/27/02 vs. Toronto (STATS
required plate appearances. LLC) … joined fellow rookie Matt Davidson as the only Sox to hit
OPPONENTS

l Reached base safely multiple times in 20 of his 43 games … walkoff homers this season, marking the first time in club history
batted cleanup 22 times and fifth 10 times. multiple rookies hit game-ending shots in the same season.
l Beat the Streak: Reached base safely in a franchise-record l Missed the final two games of the season with a strained left
13 consecutive games to begin his career (8/1-16) … went 19-48 shoulder, which he aggravated on 9/29 at Cleveland.
(.396) with two doubles, three home runs, eight RBI, five walks l Appeared in 99 games with Charlotte, including 73 at third
and a 1.088 OPS during the streak … the career-opening streak base, 13 in left field and three in right … was named to the
was the longest in the major leagues since Colorado's David International League midseason All-Star Team.
Dahl reached in 17 straight from 7/25-8/11/16. l Fell a double shy of the cycle on 4/8 vs. Norfolk, going 3-4
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l His 19 hits tied Greg Mulleavy (1930) for the second-most hits with three RBI and three runs scored.
in his first 13 career games in Sox history, trailing Craig Wilson l Registered four consecutive multihit efforts from 4/20-25,
(22 in 1998). going 8-15 (.533) with three RBI … hit a pair of home runs and
l Made his major-league debut on 8/1 vs. Toronto as the starting drove in four on 5/21 at Norfolk.
left fielder, going 1-4 with a run scored … recorded his first hit l Homered in back-to-back games from 5/28-29 vs. Buffalo.
in the eighth inning, a single off Ryan Tepera.
l Recorded an 11-game hitting streak from 8/3-16, going 18-41
(.439) with three home runs, eight RBI and a 1.207 OPS.
l Hit his first major-league home run on 8/3 at Boston, a three-
HISTORY

run shot off reigning American League Cy Young Award winner


Rick Porcello … became the seventh Sox player since 1913 to
drive in three-plus runs within his first three career games.
l Went 3-4 with a two-run double on 8/4 at Fenway Park …
joined Zeke Bonura (1934) as the only Sox players since 1913
to record two multiRBI efforts within his first four career games
… also became the fourth Sox hitter since 1913 with five-plus
RECORDS

RBI within his first four games (first since José Abreu in 2014).
l Recorded his first career multihomer game as part of a three-
hit effort on 8/16 at the Dodgers … joined Abreu (twice in 2014)
as the only Sox players since 2006 to record a multihomer effort
within his first 13 career games.
l Joined Wilson (three in 1998) as the only White Sox players
MINOR LEAGUES

since at least 1913 to register three three-hit efforts over their


first 13 career games.
l Went 0-4 on 8/17 at Texas, snapping his 11-game hitting and
13-game, career-opening on-base streaks.
l Recorded his second multihomer game on 8/18 at Texas,
including a game-winning, inside-the-park solo shot in the eighth
… it marked the first inside-the-parker by a Sox rookie since Joe
Borchard on 9/9/02 at Kansas City … also matched his career
high with three RBI.
MEDIA/MISC.

l Joined Abreu (2014) and Bonura (1934) as the only Sox


rookies ever to record two multihomer efforts in a three-game
span (Elias) … also joined Abreu as the only White Sox rookies
to register two multihomer games in his first 15 career contests. Nicky Delmonico poses with first base to commemorate his
l Connected on his sixth home run on 8/21-2 vs. Minnesota, franchise-record streak of reaching base safely in each of
the fastest player in Sox history to reach the mark (19 games). his first 13 major-league games.

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l Was traded by Baltimore to Milwaukee in exchange for pitcher
2016 SEASON

FRONT OFFICE
Francisco Rodriguez on 7/23 … led Frederick with 12 homers.
l Split the season between Class AA Birmingham and Class l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 4
AAA Charlotte, combining to hit .279 (112-402) with 30 doubles, Prospect in the Baltimore organization.
17 home runs and 61 RBI over 110 games.
l Reached base safely in 25 straight games from 4/23-5/19, 2012 SEASON
batting .358 (32-95) with seven homers and 21 RBI. l Tied for the Class A Delmarva lead in home runs (11) and
l Was 3-6 with a triple and home run on 4/24 at Chattanooga ranked second in RBI (54) … was a SAL midseason All-Star.
and homered twice on 4/25 at the Lookouts … recorded his
second multihomer game on 5/23 vs. Montgomery. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

FIELD STAFF
l Was promoted to Charlotte on 5/24 … led the Barons with a l Visited with patients and their families at Ronald McDonald
.338 AVG, 14 2B, 10 HRs and 31 RBI at the time of his promotion. House near Lurie Children's Hospital in January 2018.
l Was on the Knights DL from 6/30-7/25 with a right rotator cuff l In 2017, visited, signed autographs and took photos with
strain … combined to hit .294 (35-119) in August/September … patients and Comer Children's Hospital.
homered with a career-high five RBI on 8/28 at New Orleans.
MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
2015 SEASON
l Twitter: @Nicky_Delmonico … graduated in 2011 from
l Combined to hit .251 (61-243) with 25 doubles between Class Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tenn. … played on four

PLAYERS
A Kannapolis and Birmingham … hit 24 of his 25 doubles over state championship teams and hit a walkoff home run in the
62 games with Birmingham. championship game as a junior in 2010.
l Played in 18 games with Glendale in the Arizona Fall League l Played three years for Team USA (2008-10) and won two gold
… Sox acquisition was recommended by Chris Lein. medals (2008-09) … became the first player in USA baseball
history to earn a “C” for captain on his jersey … committed to
2014 SEASON
the University of Georgia prior to signing with Baltimore.
l Was limited to 37 games with Class A Brevard County. l His brother, Tony, was a catcher in the Dodgers organization

OPPONENTS
l Was placed on Minor League Baseball’s restricted list on 7/28 from 2008-12 … brother, Joey, was a catcher at Georgia …
and missed the remainder of the season. father, Rod, served as head baseball coach at the University of
Tennessee for 18 seasons (1990-2007) and was the manager
2013 SEASON
of the Netherlands in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
l Combined to hit .231 (69-298) with 16 doubles, 13 home runs
and 39 RBI in 82 games between Frederick and Brevard County.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD

2017 REVIEW
YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2012 Delmarva .249 95 338 49 84 139 22 0 11 54 0 1 7 47 73 8 1 .351 .411 22
2013 Frederick .243 61 226 33 55 106 12 0 13 30 0 0 1 36 59 5 1 .350 .469 15
Brevard County .194 21 72 8 14 20 4 1 0 9 0 0 3 12 21 2 1 .333 .278 4
2014 Brevard County .262 37 141 11 37 57 8 0 4 15 0 1 1 7 34 2 2 .300 .404 5
2015 Kannapolis .400 5 20 4 8 14 1 1 1 8 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 .409 .700 0
Birmingham .238 62 223 26 53 86 24 0 3 26 1 3 1 25 52 2 1 .313 .386 14
2016 Birmingham .338 38 142 25 48 101 14 2 10 31 3 0 1 13 33 1 0 .397 .676 3
Charlotte .246 72 260 32 64 96 16 0 7 30 1 4 1 29 74 2 0 .320 .388 4

HISTORY
2017 Charlotte .262 99 378 55 99 159 18 3 12 45 0 1 4 46 73 4 2 .347 .421 17
WHITE SOX .262 43 141 25 37 68 4 0 9 23 0 0 2 23 31 2 0 .373 .482 1
MINOR TOTALS .257 490 1800 243 462 778 119 7 61 248 5 11 19 216 423 26 8 .341 .432 87
MLB TOTALS .262 43 141 25 37 68 4 0 9 23 0 0 2 23 31 2 0 .373 .482 1

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by Baltimore in the sixth round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/7/11).
RECORDS

— On Class A Delmarva disabled list with medial meniscus tear in right knee (6/28-7/5/12).
— On Class A Frederick disabled list with a concussion (4/19-5/12/13).
— Traded by Baltimore to Milwaukee in exchange for RHP Francisco Rodríguez (7/23/13).
— On Class A Brevard County disabled list with right elbow strain (8/19-29/13).
— On Class A Brevard County temporarily inactive list (7/20-27/14).
— On Minor League Baseball restricted list (7/28-8/31/14).
— Released by Milwaukee (2/6/15).
MINOR LEAGUES

— Signed by the White Sox as a free agent (2/11/15).


— On Class AA Birmingham disabled list with left quadriceps strain (4/7-13/16).
— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with right rotator cuff strain (6/30-7/25/16).
— On White Sox disabled list with a sprained right wrist (8/26-9/5/17).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Left Field .985 27 25 68 66 1 1 0 First Base 1.000 4 3 30 29 1 0 4
MEDIA/MISC.

CAREER GAME BESTS AND HOME RUN INFORMATION


HITS — 3 (4x, last 9/27/17 vs. LAA) … HR — 2 (2x, last 8/18/17 at TEX) … RBI — 3 (3x, last 9/27/17 vs. LAA)
RUNS — 2 (8x, last 9/27/17 vs. LAA) … SB — 1 (2x, last 8/21/17 vs. MIN) … HITTING STREAK — 11 games (8/3-16/17)
GAME-ENDING HOMERS — 1 (9/27/17 vs. LAA) … GRAND SLAMS — NONE … MULTIHR GAMES — 2 (last 8/18/17 at Tex.)
PINCH-HIT HOMERS — NONE … INSIDE-THE-PARK HOMERS — 1 (8/18/17 at TEX) … LEADOFF HOMERS — NONE

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DANE DUNNING 84
FRONT OFFICE

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE


Given Name: Dane Anthony Dunning
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-4 Weight: 200
Opening Day Age: 23 (December 20, 1994)
Birthplace | Residence: Orange Park, Fla. | Fleming Island, Fla.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Washington Nationals, selected in the first round


(29th overall), June 2016 First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from Washington with RHP Lucas Giolito and RHP
Reynaldo López in exchange for OF Adam Eaton, December 7, 2016.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.
PLAYERS

2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS 2016 SEASON


l Baseball America: No. 5 prospect and Best Control in the l Made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League
White Sox system; No. 82 overall in baseball. Nationals and Class A Auburn in the Washington organization.
l MLB.com: No. 6 prospect in the White Sox system; No. 92 l Combined to go 3-2 with a 2.02 ERA (8 ER/35.2 IP), one
overall in baseball. complete game, 32 strikeouts and just one home run allowed
over eight starts … averaged 8.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP with a
OPPONENTS

2017 SEASON 0.92 WHIP and 4.57 strikeout-to-walk ratio.


l Combined to go 8-8 with a 2.94 ERA (47 ER/144.0 IP), 168 l Opened the year with the GCL Nationals, making one start
strikeouts, two shutouts, two complete games, a 1.15 WHIP and before being promoted to Auburn on 7/11 for the rest of 2016.
10.5 strikeouts-per-9.0 IP mark over 26 starts between Class A l Worked 3.0 scoreless IP in his debut on 7/14 at West Virginia.
Kannapolis and Class A Winston-Salem. l Surrendered just one run on six hits with eight strikeouts over
l His 168 strikeouts tied for 11th-most in the minor leagues 9.0 IP in a complete-game effort on 8/13 vs. Batavia.
… ranked among the Sox system leaders in complete games l Allowed just one run on eight hits with eight strikeouts over
(T1st), strikeouts (3rd), ERA (4th), IP (4th), and wins (T6th). his final two starts (10.0 IP) from 8/23-29.
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l Opened the season with Kannapolis and made four starts, l Finished the season ranked by Baseball America as the
allowing just one earned run with 33 strikeouts over 26.0 IP. sixth-best prospect in the New York-Penn League.
l Was named the White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month
for April … ended the month with a streak of 25.0 consecutive MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
IP without allowing an earned run. l Single … Twitter: @ Ddunning33.
l Struck out 13 batters and allowed just one unearned run over l Attended the University of Florida, going 12-6 with a 3.26 (59
8.0 IP in a no decision on 4/13 at Hickory. ER/163.0 IP), two saves and 174 strikeouts in 66 appearances
l Was promoted to Winston-Salem on 4/28 for the rest of 2017. (20 starts) over three seasons … helped guide Florida to a berth
HISTORY

l Allowed three runs or less in 15 of his 22 outings with the in the 2016 College World Series … recorded a 2.29 ERA (20
Dash … recorded a 1.61 ERA (11 ER/61.1 IP) with 79 strikeouts ER/78.2 IP) and 88 strikeouts during his junior season.
and two shutouts over 11 road starts. l Allowed just one earned run over 15.1 IP during the NCAA
l Worked 5.0 scoreless IP in his Dash debut on 5/2 at Lynchburg Tournament, and was named to the NCAA Gainesville Region All-
… struck out 11 in just 5.0 IP on 6/6 at Carolina. Tournament Team … was named to the 2016 SEC Community
l Registered a complete-game victory on 6/17 at Buies Creek, Service Team.
allowing just three hits over 7.0 scoreless IP … struck out 11 on l Also helped lead the Gators to a CWS berth in 2015 as a
7/31 vs. Salem and 10 on 8/29 at Carolina. sophomore … earned the save in Florida’s CWS-opening victory
RECORDS

l Was victorious in his final start on 9/3 at Salem, allowing one over No. 8 Miami (Fla.) with a perfect ninth inning.
hit with nine strikeouts over 7.0 scoreless IP. l Is a 2013 graduate of Clay (Fla.) High School … was named
l Following the season, was ranked by Baseball America as to Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Florida All-Region Second
the No. 10 Prospect in the CL. Team prior to his senior year.
l Entered the season rated by MLB.com as the No. 10 Prospect l Was selected by Toronto in the 34th round of the 2016 First-
in the White Sox organization and by Baseball America as the Year Player Draft but did not sign.
MINOR LEAGUES

No. 11 Prospect.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2016 GCL Nationals 0-0 .000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 3 0 0 .000
Auburn 3-2 .600 2.14 7 7 1 0 0 33.2 26 8 8 1 0 7-0 29 1 0 .208
2017 Kannapolis 2-0 1.000 0.35 4 4 0 0 0 26.0 13 2 1 0 1 2-0 33 0 0 .143
WInston-Salem 6-8 .429 3.51 22 22 2 2 0 118.0 114 62 46 15 12 36-0 135 10 2 .250
MINOR TOTALS 11-10 .524 2.76 34 34 3 2 0 179.2 153 72 55 16 13 45-0 200 11 2 .226
MEDIA/MISC.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by Washington in the first round (29th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft (6/16).
— Traded by Washington with RHP Lucas Giolito and RHP Reynaldo López to the White Sox in exchange for OF Adam Eaton (12/7/16).
— On Minor League Baseball Suspended List (5/23-31/17).

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JAKE ELMORE 93

FRONT OFFICE
INFIELDER NON-ROSTER INVITEE
Given Name: Jacob David Elmore
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-10 Weight: 185
Opening Day Age: 30 (June 15, 1987)
Birthplace | Residence: Dothan, Ala. | Scottsdale, Ariz.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Arizona Diamondbacks, selected in the 34th round,
June 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Signed as a free agent, January 12, 2018.
Major League Service: Two years, 95 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2017 SEASON 2012 SEASON

PLAYERS
l Played for Class AAA Buffalo in the Toronto organization and l Spent most of the season with Class AAA Reno but also
Class AAA New Orleans in the Miami organization. appeared in 30 games with Arizona.
l Signed with the Blue Jays as a free agent on 2/11 and l His contract purchased on 8/11 and made his major-league
appeared in 94 games with Buffalo. debut that night vs. Washington.
l Was traded by Toronto to the Marlins for cash on 8/14. l Recorded his first hit in his first start on 8/16 at St. Louis, a
l Finished the season with New Orleans. single off Kyle Lohse and his first RBI on 8/29 vs. Cincinnati.

OPPONENTS
l Was named to the Pacific Coast League mid and postseason
2016 SEASON All-Star Teams and the Topps Triple-A All-Star Team.
l Split the season between Milwaukee and Class AAA Colorado l Ranked among the PCL leaders in on-base percentage (2nd,
Springs … opened the season with the Sky Sox before his .442), runs scored (3rd, 95), average (4th, .344), walks (4th, 74),
contract was purchased by the Brewers on 6/28. stolen bases (6th, 32) and triples (7th, 9).
l Appeared in 59 games with Milwaukee before being outrighted l Was rated by Baseball America as having the Best Strike-
to Colorado Springs on 10/28. Zone Judgement in the PCL.
l Batted .320 (48-150) with three doubles, two home runs, 19 l Established a Reno record with a 31-game hitting streak from

2017 REVIEW
RBI and a .428 on-base percentage with the Sky Sox. 5/20-6/24 (.421, 56-133) … reached base safely in a league-best
46 straight games from 5/3-6/24.
2015 SEASON
l Split the season between Class AAA Durham and Tampa Bay. 2011 SEASON
l Opened the season with the Bulls before his contract was l Spent his second consecutive season with Class AA Mobile …
purchased by the Rays on 4/22 … was optioned on 5/8, recalled helped the Baybears win the Southern League Championship.
on 5/25 and optioned on 7/27 for the remainder of 2015. l Played in 112 games at second base, three at shortstop and
l Appeared in 25 games at first base, nine at third, seven at one at third … pitched in two games, his third and fourth career

HISTORY
second and shortstop, six in left field and one as a pitcher. pitching appearances (also 2009-10).
l Allowed one run on three hits in 1.0 IP on 6/16 vs. Washington.
2010 SEASON
2014 SEASON l Appeared in 120 games with Mobile … was a SL midseason
l Spent time with the White Sox, Oakland, Cincinnati and All-Star … appeared in 75 games at second base, 38 at
Pittsburgh organizations, including MLB time with the Reds. shortstop, 15 at third base and one each at pitcher and catcher.
l Opened spring training with the Sox and was traded to the
Athletics in exchange for cash considerations on 2/27. 2009 SEASON
RECORDS

l Was on the disabled list from 3/28-6/16 with a strained left l Spent the season with Class A South Bend and led the team
quad, including a rehab assignment to Class AAA Sacramento in runs scored (62), walks (61) and on-base percentage (.365).
from 4/24-5/3 and 6/8-16 … was transferred to the 60-day l Led Midwest League second basemen with a .980 fielding
disabled list on 5/18 … was optioned to Sacramento on 6/16. percentage (10 E/510 TC).
l Was designated for assignment by Oakland on 7/31 and
claimed off waivers by Cincinnati on 8/2 … appeared in five 2008 SEASON
MINOR LEAGUES

games with the Reds in September. l Was named to the Pioneer League postseason All-Star Team
with Advanced Rookie Missoula.
2013 SEASON l Was recommended/signed by Rodney Davis.
l Split the season between Class AAA Oklahoma City and
Houston. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l During two stints with the Astros, appeared at all nine l Married Lauren.
defensive positions the first player in Astros history to accomplish l Attended Arizona State and Wallace State (Ala.) Community
the feat … became just the ninth player in the modern era (since College … hit .428 (151-353) during his two seasons at Wallace
1900) to do so, and the first since Detroit's Shane Halter and State … transferred to Arizona State for his junior year in 2008,
MEDIA/MISC.

Texas' Scott Sheldon in 2000. where he was teammates with major leaguers Ike Davis, Jason
l Was recalled on 6/25 for the remainder of the season. Kipnis, Mike Leake and Brett Wallace.
l Hit his first MLB homer on 7/6 at Texas off Tanner Scheppers. l Was originally drafted by Florida in the 48th round of the 2007
l Became the 14th player in MLB history to catch and pitch in draft, but did not sign.
the same game on 8/19 vs. Texas … entered as catcher in the l Is a 2005 graduate of Pleasant Grove (Ala.) High School.
fourth inning and pitched in the eighth (1.0 scoreless IP).

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD
FRONT OFFICE

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E


2008 Missoula .296 53 179 38 53 83 15 3 3 22 3 4 4 26 36 9 8 .390 .464 5
2009 South Bend .258 117 387 62 100 136 21 3 3 38 2 2 5 61 55 13 7 .365 .351 11
2010 Mobile .278 124 388 64 108 134 16 2 2 31 7 5 4 58 56 25 13 .374 .345 19
2011 Mobile .270 120 381 58 103 133 19 1 3 41 5 11 7 54 65 15 11 .362 .349 10
2012 Reno .344 108 419 95 144 195 30 9 1 73 7 6 5 74 54 32 8 .442 .465 7
ARIZONA .191 30 68 1 13 195 4 0 0 7 5 0 0 5 6 0 0 .247 .250 2
2013 Oklahoma City .299 70 268 42 80 116 13 4 5 30 1 3 7 31 37 16 6 .382 .433 3
FIELD STAFF

HOUSTON .242 52 120 16 29 39 4 0 2 6 2 1 0 13 20 1 6 .313 .325 8


2014 Sacramento .282 47 181 30 51 66 15 0 0 18 0 2 1 27 26 9 4 .374 .365 7
Louisville .279 25 86 14 24 26 2 0 0 6 1 2 0 15 15 3 0 .379 .302 0
CINCINNATI .182 5 11 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .250 .182 0
2015 TAMPA BAY .206 51 141 10 29 40 5 0 2 16 2 3 0 12 25 1 1 .263 .284 5
Durham .247 57 198 20 49 53 4 0 0 12 1 0 3 38 30 4 4 .377 .268 7
2016 Colorado Springs .320 57 150 25 48 57 3 0 2 19 2 1 3 26 19 13 4 .428 .380 2
MILWAUKEE .218 59 78 7 17 19 2 0 0 4 2 0 2 17 17 2 3 .371 .244 2
2017 Buffalo .231 94 308 23 71 84 6 2 1 36 2 4 5 38 54 11 7 .321 .273 5
PLAYERS

New Orleans .269 16 52 6 14 17 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 6 5 1 1 .345 .327 0


MINOR TOTALS .282 888 2997 477 845 1100 147 24 20 331 32 40 44 454 452 151 73 .380 .367 76
A.L. TOTALS .222 103 261 26 58 79 9 0 4 22 4 4 0 25 45 2 7 .286 .303 13
N.L. TOTALS .204 94 157 8 32 38 6 0 0 11 2 0 2 23 27 2 3 .313 .242 4
MLB TOTALS .215 197 418 34 90 117 15 0 4 33 6 4 2 48 72 4 10 .297 .280 17

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
OPPONENTS

— Selected by Arizona in the 34th round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/08).
— Claimed by Houston off waivers from Arizona (11/1/12).
— Claimed by the White Sox off waivers from Houston (11/20/13).
— Traded by the White Sox to Oakland in exchange for cash considerations (2/27/14).
— On Class AAA Sacramento disabled list with a strained left quad (3/28-6/16/14); included rehab assignment to Class AAA Sacramento (4/24-
5/3/14 and 6/8-16/14; transferred to 60-day disabled list (5/18/14).
— Claimed by Cincinnati off waivers from Oakland (8/2/14).
— Claimed by Pittsburgh off waivers from Cincinnati (11/7/14).
2017 REVIEW

— Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent (2/9/15).


— Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent (12/14/15).
— Signed by Toronto as a free agent (2/9/17).
— Signed by the White Sox as a free agent (1/12/18).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Shortstop .954 47 38 195 63 123 9 25 Second Base .990 29 18 98 39 58 1 11
HISTORY

Left Field 1.000 29 13 19 19 0 0 0 First Base .984 26 22 188 178 7 3 13


Third Base .846 14 7 26 7 15 4 4 Center Field 1.000 4 2 2 2 0 0 0
Right Field 1.000 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 Pitcher 1.000 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
Catcher 1.000 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

CAREER GAME BESTS AND HOME RUN INFORMATION


HITS — 2 (19x, last 7/26/16 vs. ARI) … HR — 1 (4x, last 6/27/15 vs. BOS) … RBI — 4 (5/26/15 vs. SEA)
RUNS — 2 (4x, last 9/4/16 at PIT) … SB — 1 (4x, last 7/22/16 vs. CUBS) … HITTING STREAK — 4 games (4x, 6/12-15/15)
RECORDS

GAME-ENDING HOME RUNS — NONE … GRAND SLAMS — NONE … MULTIHOMER GAMES — NONE
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS — NONE … INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS — NONE … LEADOFF HOME RUNS — NONE
MINOR LEAGUES

Players To Pitch and Catch in the Same Game since 1913


Player Game Player Game Player Game
Andrew Romine......9/30/17 at MIN Rob Johnson........... 5/18/12 at TOR Rick Cerone...........8/9/87 at DET.
MEDIA/MISC.

Chris Gimenez........6/22/17 vs. CWS Jamie Burke............ 7/6/08 vs. DET Rick Cerone.........7/19/87 at TEX
Chris Gimenez........6/6/17 at SEA Wiki Gonzalez......... 5/15/03 vs. ATL Jeff Newman........9/14/77 at K.C.
C. Bethancourt........5/31/16 at SEA Shane Halter........... 10/1/00 vs. MIN Cesar Tovar........9/22/68 vs. OAK
Jake Elmore...........8/19/13 at TEX Scott Shelton........... 9/6/00 at CWS Bert Campaneris.. 9/8/65 vs. CAL
Jeff Mathis...............7/25/12 vs. OAK Rick Dempsey......... 7/2/91 vs. BOS Dee Moore...........9/27/36 vs. PIT
*Source: STATS LLC

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ADAM ENGEL 15

FRONT OFFICE
OUTFIELDER
Given Name: Adam Trevor Engel
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-2 Weight: 210
Opening Day Age: 26 (December 9, 1991)
Birthplace | Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio | Loveland, Ohio

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: White Sox
Sox Acquisition: Selected in 19th round, June 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: 118 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

l Compiled a 12-game hitting streak with the Barons from 7/5-16


2017 SEASON

PLAYERS
(.426, 23-54) … was transferred to the Knights on 7/18 for the
l Made 91 starts in center field with the White Sox. remainder of 2016.
l Batted .319 (15-47) over his first 17 games with the Sox and l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 7
.138 (35-254) over his final 80. Prospect, Fastest Baserunner and Best Defensive Outfielder in
l Was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on 5/27 … made his the White Sox organization.
major-league debut that day as a pinch runner in Game 1 of a
doubleheader vs. Detroit. 2015 SEASON

OPPONENTS
l Made his first career start in Game 2 of the DH vs. the Tigers, l Ranked third in the minor leagues with 65 stolen bases at
playing center field and batting ninth … recorded his first hit, a Winston-Salem … led the Carolina League in runs scored (90)
single off Shane Greene in the eighth. and steals, ranked second in hits (133) and triples (9) and third
l Collected his first multihit efforts in back-to-back games on in total bases (195).
6/8 at Tampa Bay and 6/9 at Cleveland. l Was named to CL postseaon All-Star team … following the
l Was optioned back to the Knights following the game on 6/9. season was rated by Baseball America as the No. 14 Prospect,
l He and wife, Jaime, welcomed their first child, daughter Best Baserunner and Fastest Baserunner in the CL.
Clarke, on 6/12. l Was successful on 85.5 percent (65-76) of his stolen-base

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l Was recalled for the second time on 6/20 … doubled on 6/21 attempts, including 17 in a row from 8/1-9/3.
at Minnesota for his first extra-base hit … collected his first two l Reached base safely in 19 straight home games from 7/4-8/9,
RBI and recorded a career-high four hits on 6/22 at Minnesota. tied for the fifth-longest streak in the CL.
l Hit his first career home run on 6/25 vs. Oakland, a solo shot l Was named the Arizona Fall League MVP after hitting .403
off Sonny Gray in the third inning. (27-67) with nine doubles, two triples, one homer, nine RBI, 10
l Hit a go-ahead, bases-clearing double on 7/23 at Kansas City steals and 16 runs scored in 19 games with Glendale.
… broke a 1-1 tie with a game-winning, solo homer in the sixth
on 7/24 at the Cubs. 2014 SEASON
l Made an over-the-wall leaping catch in center field to rob

HISTORY
l Hit .264 (113-428) with 17 doubles, 10 triples, seven homers,
Brian McCann of a home run on 8/8 vs. Houston. 38 RBI, 71 runs scored and 39 steals in 103 games between
l Hit two triples on 8/11 vs. Kansas City, the first Sox player to the AZL White Sox, Class A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem.
accomplish that feat Alejandro De Aza on 8/16/11 vs. Cleveland. l Ranked among the organizational leaders in stolen bases
l Went 3-4 with a solo home run and three RBI on 9/11 at (1st), triples (T1st) and runs scored (5th) … led Kannapolis with
Kansas City … marked his third multihit effort in his last four 28 steals and tied for the lead with seven triples.
games after recording zero in his previous 25 contests. l Played in 46 games with Melbourne of the Australian Baseball
l Was 0-21 with one RBI, three walks and two runs scored over League, hitting .250 (48-192).
RECORDS

his final eight games of the season from 9/24-10/1.


l Appeared in 46 games with Class AAA Charlotte. 2013 SEASON
l Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 12 l Spent his first professional season with Advanced Rookie
Prospect in the Sox system … also tabbed by Baseball America Great Falls … led the Pioneer League in stolen bases (31).
as the Best Defensive Outfielder in the Sox organization. l Ranked third in the organization in stolen bases, sixth in
l Attended a player symposium in Washington D.C. in January average (.301) and 10th in on-base percentage (.379).
MINOR LEAGUES

hosted by Major League Baseball and the MLBPA. l Was cited by Baseball America as the Best Late-Round Pick,
Best Defensive Player and Fastest Runner (with Jacob May) in
2016 SEASON
the White Sox draft class.
l Combined to hit .259/.344/.406 with 30 doubles, 12 triples, l Was recommended/signed by White Sox scout Phil Gulley.
seven home runs, 46 RBI, 90 runs scored, 45 stolen bases and
56 walks over 129 games between Class A Winston-Salem, MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
Class AA Birmingham and Charlotte. l Married Jaime … has one daughter: Clarke.
l His 45 steals tied for fifth-most in the minor leagues, and his l Twitter: @ManOfSteal_10.
12 triples tied for sixth. l Attended the University of Louisville … was named Third
MEDIA/MISC.

l Ranked among the Sox organizational leaders in triples (1st), Team All-Big East in 2013 and Second Team in 2012.
runs scored (1st), stolen bases (1st), extra-base hits (T1st, 49), l Is a 2010 graduate of Loveland (Ohio) High School … played
total bases (3rd, 207), walks (3rd), doubles (T4th) and hits (T5th). baseball, basketball and football.
l Opened the season with Birmingham before being transferred
to Winston-Salem on 5/9 … recorded eight multihit efforts with
the Dash before being promoted back to the Barons on 5/24.

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD
FRONT OFFICE

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E


2013 Great Falls .301 56 239 44 72 99 12 3 3 30 2 2 10 21 34 *31 8 .379 .414 2
2014 AZL White Sox .364 8 33 6 12 24 3 3 1 3 0 0 2 3 6 2 0 .447 .727 0
Kannapolis .261 74 307 54 80 126 14 7 6 30 0 0 5 29 86 28 11 .334 .410 3
Winston-Salem .239 21 88 11 21 21 0 0 0 5 2 2 2 6 21 9 1 .296 .239 1
2015 Winston-Salem .251 136 529 *90 133 195 23 9 7 43 8 3 6 62 132 *65 11 .335 .369 4
2016 Winston-Salem .327 14 55 15 18 26 6 1 0 5 1 0 1 7 11 6 0 .413 .473 0
Birmingham .255 74 306 56 78 126 18 9 4 25 5 0 7 39 70 31 9 .352 .412 2
FIELD STAFF

Charlotte .242 41 149 19 36 55 6 2 3 16 0 0 2 10 50 8 5 .298 .369 1


2017 Charlotte .218 46 165 2 36 76 12 2 8 19 3 1 4 19 51 4 3 .312 .461 2
WHITE SOX .166 97 301 34 50 85 11 3 6 21 8 0 8 19 117 8 1 .235 .282 2
MINOR TOTALS .260 470 1871 315 486 748 94 36 32 176 21 8 39 196 461 183 48 .341 .400 15
MLB TOTALS .166 97 301 34 50 85 11 3 6 21 8 0 8 19 117 8 1 .235 .282 2
*Led League

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the 19th round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/13).
PLAYERS

— On Class A Kannapolis disabled list with a right back strain (5/19-7/1/14); included a rehab assignment to the AZL White Sox (6/20-7/1/14).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Center Field .992 95 91 260 253 5 2 2 Left Field — 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAREER GAME BESTS AND HOME RUN INFORMATION


OPPONENTS

HITS — 4 (6/22/17 at MIN) … HR — 1 (6x, 9/11/17 at K.C.) … RBI — 3 (2x, 9/11/17at K.C.)
RUNS — 2 (5x, 9/11/17 at K.C.) … SB — 2 (6/8/17 at T.B.) … HITTING STREAK — Four games (9/11-14/17)
GAME-ENDING HOME RUNS — NONE … GRAND SLAMS — NONE … MULTIHOMER GAMES — NONE
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS — NONE … INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS — NONE … LEADOFF HOME RUNS — NONE
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HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

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DANNY FARQUHAR 43

FRONT OFFICE
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER
Given Name: Daniel Andres Farquhar
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-9 Weight: 185
Opening Day Age: 31 (February 17, 1987)
Birthplace | Residence: Pembroke Pines, Fla. | Temecula, Calif.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Toronto Blue Jays, selected in the 10th round,
June 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Signed as a free agent, July 24, 2017.
Major League Service: Three years, 135 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

l Limited left-handed hitters to a .220 (20-91) average … by

PLAYERS
2017 SEASON
comparison, righties hit .306 (33-108).
l Split the season between the White Sox and Tampa Bay l Led the Mariners with nine appearances of 2.0-plus IP.
organizations, making a combined 52 appearances. l Worked a season-high 2.2 IP on 8/15 at Boston … earned his
l Combined to go 4-2 with a 4.20 ERA (23 ER/49.1 IP), 13 only save on 8/16 at Boston after working a perfect 12th inning.
holds, 45 strikeouts and a .223 (39-175) opponents average l Did not walk a batter and struck out 17 over his final 12
between the Sox and Rays bullpens. appearances from 9/9-10/2 (14.0 IP).
l His 52 appeareances were the second-most of his career l Recorded his only win on 9/18 at Texas … suffered the loss

OPPONENTS
(66 in 2014) … his four wins were a career high, and 13 holds in each of his last four appearances from 9/26-10/2.
matched a career high (also 2014). l Made 27 relief appearances, including one start, with Tacoma.
l Allowed 28.6 percent (8-28) of inherited runners to score …
first batters faced hit just .174 (8-46). 2014 SEASON
l Limited lefties to a .185 average (15-81) … opponents batted l Spent his first full season on a major-league roster in the
just .185 (10-54) with RISP and .130 (3-23) with RISP/two outs. Seattle bullpen … led Mariners relievers with 81 strikeouts and
l Made the Rays Opening Day roster … worked 1.0 scoreless ranked 10th among American League relievers … ranked second
IP in his season debut on 4/2 vs. the Yankees.

2017 REVIEW
on the team with 71.0 IP.
l Made a career-high 16 straight scoreless appearances from l Averaged 10.27 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and struck out at least
4/23-5/23, allowing just five hits with 10 strikeouts over 11.2 IP. one batter in 20 of his final 21 appearances.
l Worked 1.0 scoreless IP and earned his first win on 5/1 at l Owned a 1.47 ERA (6 ER/36.2 IP) in 32 appearances on the
Miami … earned his second win on 5/19 vs. the Yankees. road, the 10th-lowest road mark among AL relievers.
l Allowed at least one run in five of his final 12 outings with the l Surrendered just one run over 15.1 IP vs. the AL East.
Rays before being designated for assignment on 6/29, outrighted l Recorded a sub-2.00 ERA in April (1.50) and August (1.46).
to Class AAA Durham on 7/3 and released on 7/20. l Earned his first career win on 4/27 vs. Texas, working a
l Was signed by the White Sox as a minor-league free agent scoreless eighth … the victory came in his 60th career outing.

HISTORY
on 7/24 … his contract was purchased on 8/19 … made his l Registered an eight-game scoreless streak from 6/17-7/7,
Sox debut on 8/20 at Texas, recording a hold and working 1.0 allowing just five hits with nine strikeouts in 7.0 IP.
scoreless IP.
l Was charged with a blown save on 9/13 at Kansas City after 2013 SEASON
allowing two runs on three hits over 0.2 IP. l Opened the season with Tacoma before his contract was
l Went 1-0 with two holds in 3.2 scoreless IP over his final four purchased by Seattle on 5/17 for the remainder of the season.
outings from 9/21-30 … earned a win on 9/27 vs. the Angels. l Converted 16 of his 18 save opportunities with the Mariners
l Combined to go 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA (6 ER/12.2 IP), one after becoming their closer in August … his 16 saves from 8/3
RECORDS

save, 16 strikeouts and a 1.03 WHIP in 12 combined relief through the end of the season tied for the third-most in the
appearances between Durham and Class AAA Charlotte. majors behind Kansas City's Greg Holland (19) and Atlanta's
l Made four appearances with the Bulls before being released. Craig Kimbrel (18) … saved 11 games in August.
l Owned a 12.77 strikeouts-per-9.0 IP mark (79 SO/55.2 IP),
2016 SEASON
fourth-best among AL relievers … at the time, was a Mariners
l Split the season between Tampa Bay and Class AAA Durham single-season record for a reliever (since broken by Edwin Díaz
MINOR LEAGUES

… pitched out of the Rays bullpen over five stints after making in 2016).
the club's Opening Day roster. l Did not surrender a homer over his final 36.1 IP of the season.
l Surrendered eight home runs over 35.1 IP with Tampa Bay l His contract was purchased on 5/17 … worked 2.2 perfect IP
… homers accounted for 11 of his 14 total runs allowed. and struck out five in his Mariners debut on 5/18 at Cleveland.
l Allowed 11 of his 20 inherited runners to score (55.0 percent) l Made 10 consecutive scoreless appearances (14.2 IP) from
… owned a 1.56 ERA (3 ER/17.1 IP) on the road. 7/21-8/13, allowing just four hits with 23 strikeouts … went 5-5
l Sixteen of his final 17 appearances were scoreless, including in save opportunities during that span.
a career-best, 13-game streak from 8/27-9/23 (18 SO/14.0 IP). l Recorded a save in five straight appearances from 8/3-13
l Made 32 relief appearances with Durham. (5.1 scoreless IP).
MEDIA/MISC.

l Converted eight straight save chances from 8/16-9/6.


2015 SEASON
l Each of his final six outings of the season from 9/14-28 were
l Split the season between Seattle (five stints) and Tacoma. scoreless, allowing three hits with six strikeouts and three saves
l His eight relief losses were the second-most in the majors over 6.0 IP.
behind Tampa Bay's Brad Boxberger (10), and the most by a
Seattle reliever since Arthur Rhodes in 2000 (5-8 mark).

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2012 SEASON 2010 SEASON
FRONT OFFICE

l Split the season between the Toronto, Oakland, Yankees and l Spent the entire season with New Hampshire, going 17-19
Seattle organizations. (89.5 percent) in save opportunities.
l Combined to go 3-3 with a 2.65 ERA (20 ER/68.0 IP), nine l His 17 saves ranked third in the Eastern League.
saves, 70 strikeouts, 1.02 WHIP and just three home runs l Made nine appearances with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League
allowed over 44 appearances between Class AA New Hampshire … went 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA (5 ER/10.0 IP) and 12 strikeouts.
(Blue Jays), Class AAA Sacramento (Athletics), Class A Trenton
(Yankees), Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) and 2009 SEASON
Class AAA Tacoma (Seattle). l Combined to go 2-4 with a 1.87 ERA (13 ER/62.2 IP),
FIELD STAFF

l Combined with Brett Cecil and Ronald Uviedo on a no-hitter 22 saves, 74 strikeouts and a 10.6 SO/9.0 IP mark in 54
for New Hampshire on 5/21 vs. Portland Sea Dogs. appearances with Class A Dunedin and New Hampshire.
l Opened the season in the Toronto system before being
designated for assignment on 6/2 … was claimed off waivers 2008 SEASON
by Oakland on 6/9 and assigned to Sacramento. l Made his professional debut with Class A Lansing and Class
l Appeared in five games with the River Cats before being DFA A Auburn in the Toronto organization, going 2-2 with a 1.95 ERA
on 6/24 and claimed off waivers by the Yankees on 6/26. (7 ER/32.1 IP), 31 strikeouts and a 0.86 WHIP.
l Pitched in six games for Trenton before being DFA on 6/29, l Was recommended/signed by Rob Julien.
PLAYERS

outrighted on 7/1 and joined Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/19.


l Was traded by the Yankees with RHP D.J. Mitchell to Seattle COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
in exchange for OF Ichiro Suzuki on 7/23. l In 2017, joined White Sox teammates and Southpaw in visiting
l Finished the season with Tacoma, appearing in 12 games. patients at Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital.

2011 SEASON MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL


l Spent most of the season with Class AAA Las Vegas but l Married Lexi … has three children: Madison, Landon and Liam.
OPPONENTS

made his major-league debut with Toronto in September. l Is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
l Opened the season in the Oakland organization and made l Sister, Valerie, was a cheerleader at the University of Florida
four appearances with Sacramento. from 1999-2002.
l His contract was purchased by Toronto from Class AAA Las l Attended the University of Louisiana-Lafayette from 2005-08,
Vegas on 9/7 and made his major-league debut on 9/13 at where he was teammates with major-leaguer Jonathan Lucroy.
Boston (3 ER/0.2 IP). l Led the Sun Belt Conference in ERA as a freshman in 2006
l Worked 1.1 combined scoreless IP over his final two outings when he was 6-1 with a 2.17 ERA … was named Second Team
on 9/20 vs. the Angels and 9/25 at Tampa Bay. All-Sun Belt in 2007 when he was 6-3 with a 3.08 mark.
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l Combined to go 4-5 with a 4.07 ERA (27 ER/59.2 IP), 15 saves l Is a 2005 graduate of Archbishop McCarthy (Fla.) High School,
and 52 strikeouts in 54 relief outings between Sacramento and where he was teammates with C Alex Ávila … worked with Ávila
Las Vegas … 50 of his outings came with the 51s. on a no-hitter in 2005.
l Ranked sixth in the Pacific Coast League in saves.
HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria and pitcher Danny Farquhar both make their offseason homes in Temecula, Calif.

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD

FRONT OFFICE
YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2008 Auburn 2-2 .500 2.39 12 0 0 0 0 26.1 20 10 7 1 3 6-0 27 2 0 .215
Lansing 0-0 .000 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 6.0 0 1 0 0 1 2-0 4 1 0 .000
2009 Dunedin 1-0 1.000 0.53 17 0 0 0 7 17.0 10 4 1 0 1 11-0 23 2 0 .164
New Hampshire 1-4 .200 2.36 37 0 0 0 15 45.2 31 15 12 1 5 30-3 51 4 0 .193
2010 New Hampshire 4-3 .571 3.52 53 0 0 0 17 76.2 50 32 30 7 8 42-3 79 3 0 .189
2011 Sacramento 0-0 .000 0.00 4 0 0 0 1 8.0 7 1 0 0 2 3-1 9 0 0 .233
Las Vegas 4-5 .444 4.70 50 0 0 0 14 51.2 63 32 27 4 4 18-0 43 2 0 .300

FIELD STAFF
TORONTO 0-0 .000 13.50 3 0 0 0 0 2.0 4 4 3 0 0 2-0 1 0 0 .500
2012 New Hampshire 0-1 .000 2.97 20 0 0 0 1 30.1 28 14 10 2 3 10-0 33 1 0 .237
Sacramento 1-2 .333 10.13 5 0 0 0 0 8.0 10 9 9 1 2 6-2 6 0 0 .323
Trenton 1-0 1.000 0.00 6 0 0 0 4 11.0 2 0 0 0 0 0-0 14 0 0 .057
Scranton/W-B 0-0 .000 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 .000
Tacoma 1-0 1.000 0.54 12 0 0 0 4 16.2 9 1 1 0 1 5-0 16 2 0 .158
2013 Tacoma 0-1 .000 2.25 15 0 0 0 6 20.0 17 6 5 1 0 4-0 30 2 1 .221
SEATTLE 0-3 .000 4.20 46 0 0 0 16 55.2 44 29 26 2 0 22-4 79 2 1 .217
2014 SEATTLE 3-1 .750 2.66 66 0 0 0 1 71.0 58 23 21 5 4 22-1 81 6 2 .221

PLAYERS
2015 SEATTLE 1-8 .111 5.12 43 0 0 0 1 51.0 53 33 29 9 1 17-2 48 1 1 .266
Tacoma 1-1 .500 3.08 27 1 0 0 3 38.0 40 17 13 3 0 10-0 41 1 0 .272
2016 TAMPA BAY 1-0 1.000 3.06 35 0 0 0 0 35.1 33 14 12 8 4 15-1 46 1 0 .241
Durham 4-2 .667 3.32 32 0 0 0 2 38.0 33 16 14 2 1 9-0 24 0 1 .241
2017 TAMPA BAY 2-2 .500 4.11 37 0 0 0 0 35.0 28 16 16 2 4 22-4 33 4 0 .230
Durham 0-1 .000 7.36 4 0 0 0 0 3.2 2 3 3 0 1 3-0 4 1 0 .167
Charlotte 0-0 .000 3.00 8 0 0 0 1 9.0 6 3 3 2 0 2-0 12 0 0 .188

OPPONENTS
WHITE SOX 2-0 1.000 4.40 15 0 0 0 0 14.1 11 7 7 1 0 6-0 12 0 0 .208
MINOR TOTALS 20-22 .476 3.92 306 1 0 0 75 408.0 328 164 135 24 32 161-9 417 21 2 .220
MLB TOTALS 9-14 .391 3.88 245 0 0 0 18 264.1 231 126 114 27 13
106-12 300 14 4 .235

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by Toronto in the 10th round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/08).
— Traded by Toronto with RHP Trystan Magnuson to Oakland in exchange for OF Rajai Davis (11/17/10).
— Traded by Oakland to Toronto in exchange for LHP David Purcey (4/18/11).

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— Claimed by Oakland off waivers from Toronto (6/9/12).
— Claimed by New York-AL off waivers from Oakland (6/26/12).
— Traded by New York-AL with RHP D.J. Mitchell to Seattle in exchange for OF Ichiro Suzuki (7/23/12).
— Traded by Seattle with INF Brad Miller and INF/OF Logan Morrison to Tampa Bay in exchange for RHP Nathan Karns, OF Boog Powell and
LHP C.J. Riefenhauser (11/5/15).
— Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent (1/13/17).
— Signed by the White Sox as a free agent (7/24/17).

CAREER RELIEF BREAKDOWN

HISTORY
Save Pct. — Career: 18-29 (.621); 2017: 0-2 (0.0); 2016: 0-1 (0.0); 2015: 1-3 (33.3); 2014: 1-3 (33.3); 2013: 16-20 (80.0).
Holds — Career: 43; 2017: 13; 2016: 7; 2015: 8; 2014: 13; 2013: 2.
Inherited Runners/Scored — Career: 119/40 (33.6); 2017: 28/8 (28.6); 2016: 20/11 (55.0); 2015: 23/7 (30.4); 2014: 30/6 (20.0);
2013: 15/6 (40.0); 2011: 3-2 (66.7).
First Batter Efficiency — Career: .209 (46-220); 2017: .174 (8-46); 2016: .200 (6-30); 2015: .179 (7-39); 2014: .242 (16-52);
2013: .220 (9-41); 2011: .500 (1-2).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


RECORDS

POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Pitcher .968
245 0 63 15 46 2 3

CAREER GAME BESTS


STRIKEOUTS — 5 (2x, 7/28/13 vs. MIN) … INNINGS PITCHED — 3.0 (7/31/13 at BOS)
WINNING STREAK — 2 games (3x, 8/23/17-current) … CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS IP — 14.0 (8/27-9/23/16)
MINOR LEAGUES

White Sox Suspended Games


Date Opponent Score Inn. Reason Resumed Result
4/20/52-2 at St. Louis 10-2 7th Darkness 5/26/52 W, 10-5
4/27/52-2 vs. St. Louis 3-1 5th Darkness 7/3/52 W, 6-3
8/10/72 at Oakland 3-3 17th Curfew 8/11/72 L, 5-3
MEDIA/MISC.

5/26/73 vs. Cleveland 2-2 16th Curfew 5/28/73 W, 6-3


5/8/84 vs. Milwaukee 3-3 17th Curfew 5/9/84 W, 7-6 (25)
4/28/08 vs. Baltimore 3-3 11th Weather *8/25/08 L, 4-3
4/24/15 vs. Kansas City 2-2 8th Weather 4/26/15 W, 3-2
7/23/16 vs. Detroit 3-3 8th Weather 7/24/16 W, 4-3
*Resumed at Baltimore’s Camden Yards

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JACE FRY 57
FRONT OFFICE

LEFT-HANDED PITCHER
Given Name: Jace Hayden Fry
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6-1 Weight: 205
Opening Day Age: 24 (July 9, 1993)
Birthplace | Residence: Portland, Ore. | Vancouver, Wash.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: White Sox.


Sox Acquisition: Selected in the third round, June 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: 27 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

l Went 2-0 and did not allow a run over his final five
2017 SEASON
PLAYERS

appearances with the Barons (8.2 IP).


l Spent the entire Southern League season with Class AA l Pitched for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League and was
Birmingham before being promoted to the White Sox and making named to the Fall Stars West Division team.
his major-league debut in September.
l Seven of his 11 appearances with the Sox were scoreless, 2016 SEASON
and five were at least 1.0 IP. l Missed the entire season while recovering from Tommy John
l Stranded all three of his inherited runners … first batters faced surgery … was reinstated from the disabled list on 9/6.
OPPONENTS

went 5-10 (.500) with one walk.


l His contract purchased from Birmingham on 9/5 and made 2015 SEASON
his debut that night vs. Cleveland (2 ER/0.1 IP). l Was placed on the disabled list on 6/1 and missed the
l Worked 1.0 scoreless IP on 9/10 vs. San Francisco … remainder of the season following Tommy John surgery on 6/18.
recorded his first MLB strikeout in the seventh inning (Mike
Moustakas) on 9/23 vs. Kansas City. 2014 SEASON
l Each of his final three appearances were scoreless (3.1 IP). l Made seven appearances with Advanced Rookie Great Falls
l Led all Birmingham pitchers in holds (five) and ranked second in his first pro season … recommended/signed by Adam Virchis.
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in appearances (33) … ranked second in IP (45.1) and strikeouts


(52) among Barons relievers. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Twenty-six of his 33 outings were scoreless … allowed just l Engaged to Kelsi … Twitter: @JaceFry.
one home run, a solo shot on 4/16 vs. Montgomery. l Attended Oregon State University … was named First Team
l Tossed 2.0-plus IP eight times, including a season-high 2.1 All-American by the NCBWA and Second Team by Baseball
IP on 6/30 vs. Biloxi and 8/18 vs. Montgomery. America … went 11-2 with a 1.80 ERA in 16 starts in 2014.
l Was on the seven-day disabled list from 4/25-5/18 (right back l Threw a no-hitter against Northern Illinois on 3/8/14.
strain). l Earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America First Team
l Recorded a season-high 12.2 scoreless IP streak (seven
HISTORY

and Baseball America (Fresh.) All-America Second Team honors.


games) from 6/8-30 … made a season-best eight straight l Underwent Tommy John surgery as a sophomore.
scoreless appearances (10.2 IP) from 7/10-8/7. l Is a 2011 graduate of Southridge (Ore.) High School.
l Recorded a save in consecutive appearances on 7/30 and l Was selected by Oakland in the ninth round of the 2011 First-
8/3 vs. Pensacola (combined 3.1 scoreless IP). Year Player Draft but did not sign.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


RECORDS

YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG


2014 Great Falls 1-0 1.000 2.79 7 0 0 0 0 9.1 7 3 3 0 0 3-0 10 0 0 .206
2015 Winston-Salem 1-8 .111 3.63 10 10 0 0 0 52.0 60 26 21 1 0 17-0 39 3 0 .276
2016 DID NOT PITCH DUE TO INJURY
2017 Birmingham 2-1 .667 2.78 33 0 0 0 3 45.1 36 14 14 1 1 24-2 52 8 0 .217
WHITE SOX 0-0 .000 10.80 11 0 0 0 0 6.2 12 8 8 1 0 5-1 3 3 0 .387
MINOR TOTALS 4-9 .444 3.21 50 10 0 0 3 106.2 103 43 38 2 1 44-2 101 11 0 .252
MINOR LEAGUES

MLB TOTALS 0-0 .000 10.80 11 0 0 0 0 6.2 12 8 8 1 0 5-1 3 3 0 .387

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the third round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/14).
— On Class A Winston-Salem disabled list with a strained left elbow (6/1/15-end of season).
— On Class A Winston-Salem disabled list due to Tommy John Surgery (4/7/16-end of season).
— On Class AA Birmingham disabled list with a right back strain (4/25-5/18/17).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


MEDIA/MISC.

POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Pitcher — 11 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAREER GAME BESTS


STRIKEOUTS — 1 (3x, 9/29/17 at CLE, 1.0 IP) … INNINGS PITCHED — 1.1 (2x, 10/1/17 at CLE)
WINNING STREAK — NONE … CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS IP — 3.1 (9/26/17-current)

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CARSON FULMER 51

FRONT OFFICE
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER
Given Name: Carson Springer Fulmer
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-0 Weight: 195
Opening Day Age: 24 (December 13, 1993)
Birthplace and Residence: Lakeland, Fla.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: White Sox.
Sox Acquisition: Selected in the first round (eighth overall), June 2015
First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: 65 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS 2016 SEASON

PLAYERS
l Baseball America: No. 13 prospect in the Sox system. l Spent most of the season in the minor leagues but made eight
l MLB.com: No. 10 prospect in the White Sox organization. relief appearances in his first season with the White Sox.
l His contract was purchased from Class AA Birmingham on
2017 SEASON 7/15 … made his major-league debut on 7/17 at the Angels,
l Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte before working 2.0 scoreless IP with two strikeouts … struck out Albert
finishing the season in the White Sox rotation. Pujols, the first batter he faced in the major leagues.

OPPONENTS
l Went 2-1 with a 4.34 ERA (9 ER/18.2 IP), .200 opponents l Threw 2.1 scoreless IP on 8/7 vs. Baltimore … suffered his
average (14-70) and 16 strikeouts over five starts with the Sox second loss on 8/11 at Kansas City despite working a career-high
… also made two relief appearances (1-0; 1.93 ERA). 3.0 IP (2 ER) … was optioned to Charlotte on 8/16.
l Posted two quality starts and allowed one run or less four l Went 6-10 with a 4.63 ERA (53 ER/103.0 IP) and 104
times in five starts. strikeouts in 21 starts between Birmingham and Charlotte.
l Recorded a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP) in three road outings, l Opened the season in the Barons rotation and made 17 starts
compared to a 6.00 mark (8 ER/12.0 IP) at home (four games). (seven QS) … limited left-handers to a .212 average (31-146).
l Limited left-handers to a .163 average (8-49) and righties to l Earned his first win on 4/23 at Chattanooga (6.0 scoreless IP)

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a .222 mark (8-36) … opponents batted .188 (3-16) with RISP … struck out 10 batters on 6/9 vs. Mobile and 7/6 at Chattanooga.
and were hitless in six at-bats with RISP/two outs. l Was 2-1 with a 0.95 ERA (2 ER/19.0 IP) and 22 strikeouts over
l Went 2-0 with a 1.56 ERA (3 ER/17.1 IP), 16 strikeouts, a his final three starts with Birmingham (two scoreless outings).
1.04 WHIP and .164 (10-61) opponents average over his final l Went 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA (1 ER/15.0 IP) and 14 strikeouts
four starts. over his final three outings with the Knights.
l Was added to the roster as the 26th man for a doubleheader l Worked 5.0 perfect IP with five strikeouts on 8/28 at Norfolk
on 8/21 vs. Minnesota … made the start in Game 2 and suffered … allowed seven hits in 6.0 scoreless IP on 9/3 vs. Norfolk.
the loss, giving up six runs on four hits and three walks over 1.1 l Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2
IP … was returned to Charlotte following the game. Prospect and Possessing the Best Curveball in the Sox system.

HISTORY
l Was recalled by the Sox on 9/1 for the remainder of 2017. l Also was tabbed by MLB.com as the No. 2 Prospect in the
l Worked 2.0 IP in relief for his first career win on 9/2 vs. Tampa Sox system, the No. 42 in baseball and ninth-best RHP prospect.
Bay … earned his first career win as a starter on 9/10 vs. San
Francisco, allowing just one run on three hits with a career-high
nine strikeouts over 6.0 IP.
l Made his second straight quality start on 9/15 at Detroit but
received a no decision (1 ER/6.0 IP).
RECORDS

l Worked just 0.1 IP on 9/21 at Houston before leaving the


game in the first inning due to a blister on his right index finger.
l Earned the win in his final start of the season on 9/30 at
Cleveland, allowing just one run on three hits with two strikeouts
over 5.0 IP … all three of the hits were singles.
l Made a team-high 25 starts at Charlotte … ranked third on
MINOR LEAGUES

the team in IP (126.0) and strikeouts (96).


l Recorded a season-high eight strikeouts three times: 4/25
at Toledo, 5/12 at Louisville and 7/1 vs. Gwinnett … induced 14
GIDP, including three on 4/18 vs. Pawtuckett.
l Went 5-1 with a 2.72 ERA (12 ER/39.2 IP) and four quality
starts over his first seven starts of the season … recorded a
career-best, four-game winning streak from 4/18-5/12.
l Went 1-6 with a 7.32 ERA (51 ER/62.2 IP) over his final 13
starts … ended the season on a three-game losing streak (five
MEDIA/MISC.

starts).
l Finished the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 9
Prospect in the White Sox system.
l Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No.
7 Prospect and by MLB.com as the No. 5 Prospect in the Sox
system … ranked by MLB.com as the No. 58 Prospect overall.

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2015 SEASON MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
FRONT OFFICE

l Combined to go 0-0 with a 2.05 ERA (5 ER/23.0 IP) and 26 l Married Sabina … Twitter: @Carson_Fulmer … Instagram:
strikeouts in nine starts between the AZL White Sox (one) and @carson_fulmer51.
Class A Winston-Salem (eight) in his first professional season. l Attended Vanderbilt University, where he went 23-3 with a 1.99
l Made his professional debut on 7/18 vs. the AZL Angels, ERA (57 ER/258.0 IP), four complete games and 298 strikeouts
allowing one hit with one strikeout over 1.0 scoreless IP. over three seasons (2013-15).
l Worked 2.0 scoreless IP in his Dash debut on 7/23 vs. Caro- l Was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year and
lina … gave up three runs over 2.0 IP on 7/29 vs. Wilmington. one of four finalists for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award as
l Rebounded to post a 1.00 ERA (2 ER/18.0 IP) over his final a junior in 2015 after going 13-2 with a 1.82 ERA (23 ER/114.0
FIELD STAFF

six starts, allowing 11 hits with 19 strikeouts … four of the out- IP), two shutouts, three complete games, 152 strikeouts and a
ings were scoreless and allowed one run in the other two. .186 opponents average over 17 starts.
l Threw 3.0 scoreless IP on 8/9 vs. Salem and 8/15 at Salem l Became just the fourth pitcher in SEC history and first since
… also threw 3.0 scoreless IP with four strikeouts in each of his Tennessee's Luke Hochevar in 2005 to win the pitching triple
final two starts on 8/28 vs. Frederick and 9/3 at Wilmington. crown, leading the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts.
l After agreeing to terms with the Sox on 7/3, donated l Helped lead the Commodores to their third College World
$10,000 to Chicago White Sox Charities to support five players Series berth in 2015, where they were runner-up to Virginia …
from the club's Amateur City Elite program … Ronell Coleman, won Game 1 of the CWS final, holding Virginia to one run on
PLAYERS

his teammate at Vanderbilt, played in the ACE program. two hits with eight strikeouts over 7.2 IP.
l Entered the draft rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 l Led Vanderbilt to the 2014 CWS title … started the deciding
right-handed pitching prospect and the No. 6 prospect overall Game 3 of the finals against Virginia on three days rest, allowing
… also was ranked by MLB.com as the No. 3 overall prospect two runs (one earned) on five hits over 5.1 IP of a no decision.
and top pitching prospect. l Also won the following honors at Vanderbilt: First Team All-
l Was recommended/signed by Phil Gulley (White Sox). American by Baseball America and Louisville Slugger (2014), All-
SEC Second-Team and All-Defensive Team (2014), All-American
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
OPPONENTS

by Collegiate Baseball and All-SEC Freshman (2013) and SEC


l Visited with patients and their families at Ronald McDonald Academic Honor Roll selection (2013-14).
House near Lurie Children's Hospital in January 2018. l Is a 2012 graduate of All Saints Academy in Lakeland, Fla.
l Worked with Rawlings to donate money for equipment for the … is from the same hometown as Chris Sale … was selected
White Sox Amateur City Elite (ACE) program in 2018. by Boston in the 15th round of the 2012 draft but did not sign.
l Hosted a baseball camp in Lakeland, Fla. in January 2017.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


2017 REVIEW

YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG


2015 AZL White Sox 0-0 .000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 .333
Winston-Salem 0-0 .000 2.05 8 8 0 0 0 22.0 16 5 5 2 2 9-0 25 3 0 .205
2016 Birmingham 4-9 .308 4.76 17 17 0 0 0 87.0 82 51 46 7 3 51-0 90 7 1 .248
WHITE SOX 0-2 .000 8.49 8 0 0 0 0 11.2 12 11 11 2 2 7-0 10 2 0 .273
Charlotte 2-1 .667 3.94 4 4 0 0 0 16.0 14 7 7 1 0 5-0 14 0 0 .233
2017 Charlotte 7-9 .438 5.79 25 25 0 0 0 126.0 132 89 81 18 7 65-0 96 9 3 .268
WHITE SOX 3-1 .750 3.86 7 5 0 0 0 23.1 16 10 10 4 2 13-0 19 0 2 .188
MINOR TOTALS 13-19 .406 4.96 55 55 0 0 0 252.0 245 152 139 28 12 130-0 226 19 4 .254
HISTORY

MLB TOTALS 3-3 .500 5.40 15 5 0 0 0 35.0 28 21 21 6 9 20-0 29 2 2 .217

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the first round (eighth overall) of the First-Year Player Draft (6/16).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
RECORDS

Pitcher 1.000 15 5 5 1 4 0 0

CAREER GAME BESTS


STRIKEOUTS — 9 (9/10/17 vs. S.F., 6.0 IP) … INNINGS PITCHED — 6.0 (2x, 9/15 at DET)
WINNING STREAK — 3 games (9/2/17-current) … CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS IP — 7.0 (9/10-15/17)
MINOR LEAGUES

Game No. 163


The White Sox have played 163 games in a season six times in franchise history, including a one-game
playoff victory vs. Minnesota on September 30, 2008. The Sox also played 163 games in 1961, 1966,
1974, 1985 and 1998. Results from Chicago’s 163rd games:
Date Opponent Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Result
MEDIA/MISC.

9/30/61 at Baltimore Milt Pappas Don Larson L, 4-3


10/2/66 vs. New York-AL Al Downing Greg Bollo L, 2-0
10/2/74 vs. Kansas City Rich Gossage Bruce Dal Canton W, 5-4 (12)
10/6/85 vs. Seattle Ed Correa Mike Moore W, 3-2
9/27/98 at Kansas City James Baldwin Tim Belcher W, 7-6
9/30/08 vs. Minnesota John Danks Nick Blackburn W, 1-0

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AVISAÍL GARCÍA 26

FRONT OFFICE
OUTFIELDER
Given Name: Avisaíl (ah-vee-cy-EEL) Antonio García Yaguarín
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-4 Weight: 240
Opening Day Age: 26 (June 12, 1991)
Birthplace | Residence: Anzoátegui, Venezuela | Miami, Fla.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Detroit Tigers, signed as a free agent, July 6, 2007.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from Boston (via Detroit) with Frankie Montas,
J.B. Wendelken and Cleuluis Rondón as part of a three-team trade that
sent Jake Peavy from Chicago to Boston, José Iglesias from Boston to
Detroit and Brayan Villarreal from Detroit to Boston, July 30, 2013.
Major League Service: Four years, 167 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

PLAYERS
2017 SEASON 2017 AVG LEADERS 2017 AVERAGE
l American League Leaders: 1st-BABIP (.392); 2nd-AVG Player AVG LEADERS VS. LHP
(.330); 6th-OBP (.380); T6th-Multhit Games (52); T8th-Infield José Altuve .346 Player, Year AVG
Hits (22); 10th-Hits (171). Charlie Blackmon .331 Frank Thomas, 1997 .347
l Not Your Average Hitter: Batted a career-high .330, the Avisaíl García .330 Avisaíl García, 2017 .330

OPPONENTS
third-highest mark in major leagues behind Houston's José Daniel Murphy .322 Albert Belle, 1998 .328
Altuve (.346) and Colorado's Charlie Blackmon (.331) … it Justin Turner .322 Frank Thomas, 2000 .328
marked the highest average by a Sox player since Frank Thomas Kendrys Morales .362
HIGHEST AVERAGE
won the AL batting title in 1997 (.347) … increased his average INCREASE (2016-17) HIGHEST WHITE SOX
by .085 points from 2016 (.245), tied with Washington's Ryan AVERAGE SINCE 1997
Player No.
Zimmerman for the largest in the majors and the largest in White
Avisaíl García +.085 Player, Year AVG
Sox history (min. 450 PA; STATS LLC).
Ryan Zimmerman +.085 Frank Thomas, 1997 .347
l Set career highs with 171 hits, 27 doubles, 18 homers, 80

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Bryce Harper +.076 Avisaíl García, 2017 .330
RBI, 75 runs scored, 262 total bases and 50 extra-base hits.
Eric Hosmer +.052 Albert Belle, 1998 .328
l Southpaw Success Story: Led MLB with a .424 (56-132)
Marwin González +.049 Frank Thomas, 2000 .328
average vs. left-handers, the first Sox player since at least 1974
Joe Panik +.049 Magglio Ordóñez, 2002 .320
to accomplish that feat (STATS) … became the first White Sox
player since Frank Thomas in 2000 (.407) to lead the AL in that l Hit a game-winning, two-run home run in the 10th inning off
category … the .424 mark also was the highest by a Sox player Ryan Pressly on 4/16 at Target Field … the homer marked his
since at least 1974. fourth hit of the game, matching his career high (fourth time).
l Ranked fourth in the AL and tied for eighth in the majors with l Extended the White Sox lead to 4-0 with a three-run home

HISTORY
18 three-hit games, the most by a White Sox since Magglio run in the seventh inning on 4/18 at Yankee Stadium.
Ordóñez recorded 20 in 2002. l Connected on a game-winning, two-run home run in the
l Posted the following averages: .333 at home, .327 on the sixth inning on 4/26 vs. Kansas City … marked his third career
road, .374 with runners on base and .310 with two outs … his go-ahead homer in the sixth inning or later (second of 2017).
.358 (78-218) mark after the All-Star break led the majors. l Went 3-5 with a home run on 4/28 at Detroit … according to
l Hit safely in 97 of his 136 games, reached base safely in 100 MLB.com Statcast, the home run traveled an estimated 448 feet
contests and reached multiple times in 71. with a 115.5 mph exit velocity.
l Was selected to his first career AL All-Star Team. l Went 2-2 with a RBI, walk and HBP on 5/2 at Kansas City,
RECORDS

l Was named the White Sox Heart and Hustle Award winner by marking his seventh career game reaching base four times.
the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association … the l Not So Sleepless in Seattle: Drove in a career-high six runs,
award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for and matched his career high with four hits and two home runs and
best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game. tied a club record with four extra-base hits on 5/20 at Seattle …
l Reached base safely in his first 13 games of the season became the first White Sox player since Jermaine Dye on 8/2/07
(4/4-18), hitting .440/.481/.680 (22-50) with three home runs, at the Yankees to record four extra-base hits in a game … his
MINOR LEAGUES

13 RBI, nine runs scored, three walks and six multihit efforts. 12 total bases were the most since Dan Johnson on 10/3/12 at
l His 22 hits tied for the seventh-most by a Sox in the first 13 Cleveland (also 12) … became just the third Sox to record four-
games of a season (most since Frank Thomas' 23 in 2000). plus extra-base hits and six RBI in a game since 1920, joining
l Recorded a nine-game hitting streak from 4/4-14, the longest Pat Seerey on 7/18/48 at Philadelphia and Robin Ventura on
of his career to open a season … joined A.J. Pierzynski (2008) 7/19/91 vs. Milwaukee (Elias).
as the only Sox players since 2003 to record eight-plus hits and l Joined Washington's Anthony Rendon (4/30/17 vs. the Mets),
four-plus RBI within the club's first four games (Elias) … fell a Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett (6/6 vs. St. Louis), the Dodgers'
double shy of the cycle on 4/8 vs. Minnesota Corey Seager (6/20 vs. the Mets) and Arizona's J.D. Martínez
l Joined Willy García (left field) and Leury García (center field) (9/4 at the Dodgers) as the only players in 2017 to record a
MEDIA/MISC.

as the starting outfield on 4/14 at Minnesota, marking the first game with two-plus homers, four-plus extra-base hits, six-plus
time in MLB history a starting outfield included three players with RBI and 12-plus total bases.
the exact same last name (Elias). l Hit a bases-clearing triple in the third inning on 5/26 vs. Detroit,
l His nine-game hitting streak was snapped on 4/15 at giving the White Sox a 3-1 lead they would not relinquish.
Minnesota (one walk). l Snapped a 1-1 tie with a go-ahead, solo home run in the
seventh inning off Chris Archer on 6/6 at Tampa Bay.

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l Drove in four runs on 6/12 vs. Baltimore … marked his second
2016 SEASON
FRONT OFFICE

game of the season with four-plus RBI.


l Was ejected in the sixth inning on 6/15 vs. Baltimore after l Led the major leagues with a .415 average with RISP/two
arguing a check-swing strike … marked his first career ejection. outs (17-41) and tied for fourth in the AL with a .355 average
l Missed five games from 6/29-7/3 with left knee soreness … with RISP (33-93).
singled in his first at-bat after returning to the lineup on 7/4 vs. l Raised his average from .232 (58-250) in the first half to .264
Oakland, snapping an 0-20 stretch. (43-163) after the All-Star break.
l All-Star Avi: Was selected to his first career AL All-Star Team l Was the White Sox designated hitter on Opening Day at
via the player vote … became the first White Sox outfielder Oakland, going 1-4 … hit a three-run home run on 4/9 vs.
named to the All-Star Team since Carlos Quentin in 2011 and Cleveland … connected on a 424-foot home run off the batter’s
FIELD STAFF

the first native of Venezuela since Ordóñez in 2003 … went 0-2 eye on 4/14 at Minnesota.
in the Midsummer Classic at Marlins Park in Miami. l Recorded a career-high tying, 11-game hitting streak from
l Recorded his sixth career multihomer effort on 7/16 vs. 4/25-5/10, going 19-41 (.439) with four doubles, two home runs,
Seattle, hitting a solo shot in the second inning and a two-run nine RBI and a 1.221 OPS (six multihit efforts).
shot in the third. l Snapped an 0-16 streak with two hits on 4/25 at Toronto …
l Was placed on the 10-day disabled list on 7/27 (retro to hit a 449-foot home run off R.A. Dickey on 4/26 at Toronto.
7/26) with a sprained right thumb … appeared in one game with l Returned to the lineup on 5/5 vs. Boston after missing four
Charlotte on a rehab assignment before being reinstated on 8/8. games with a sore right hamstring and hit a solo home run..
PLAYERS

l Recorded seven multihit efforts over a 10-game span from l Collected three hits on 5/9 at Texas and hit a three-run double
8/8-21-1 … went 18-40 (.450) with four doubles, six RBI and six on 5/10 at the Rangers to extend his hitting streak to a career-
runs scored during that span. high matching 11 games.
l Drove in two runs on 8/21-1 vs. Minnesota to reach 60 RBI l Hit safely in eight straight games from 6/10-18, going 11-32
for the season, eclipsing his previous career-high of 59 (2015). (.344) with one double and three RBI … capped the White Sox
l Missed the game on 8/24 vs. Minnesota to be with his wife seven-run rally on 6/13 vs. Detroit with a game-tying, RBI single
for the birth of their second child, son Avi. in the ninth inning.
OPPONENTS

l Rocking in the Motor City: Went 5-5 with a home run, seven l Connected on a game-tying, RBI double in the ninth inning
RBI, one walk and two runs scored on 9/14 at Detroit … the five on 6/17 at Cleveland … scored the game-winning run on José
hits and seven RBI both marked career highs … became just Abreu's two-run double in the 10th inning on 6/20 at Boston.
the second White Sox player to record five hits and seven RBI l Entered the game on 8/2 at Detroit as a replacement for the
in a game, joining Carl Reynolds on 7/2-2/30 at the Yankees … injured Charlie Tilson and hit a pair of home runs, his fourth
became the first Sox to reach base six times in a game since career multihomer effort … his second home run was estimated
Alex Ríos on 7/9/13 at the Tigers (six hits). at 465 feet (MLB Statcast) … became the first White Sox
l The only other players in MLB with five or more hits and seven substitute to hit two home runs in a game since Robin Ventura
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or more RBI in a game in 2017 were Nolan Arenado (7/19 vs. on 5/28/96 at Toronto … hit his third home run in the span of
San Diego), Gennett and Rendon. three games on 8/4 at Detroit
l Started a 9-2-4-6, game-ending double play on 9/22 vs. l Was on the disabled list from 8/7-22 with a sprained right
Kansas City. knee, including three rehab games with Class AAA Charlotte.
l Finished the season on an eight-game hitting streak, going l Recorded a career-high three extra-base hits, including a
10-30 (.333) with four doubles, one triple, one homer, three RBI two-run home run, on 8/27 vs. Seattle.
and a 1.027 OPS. l Hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth to give the Sox an
11-10 lead on 9/4 at Minnesota … capped a four-run rally with a
game-winning, RBI single in the eighth inning on 9/7 vs. Detroit
HISTORY

… matched his career high with four hits on 9/12 vs. Detroit.
l Played for Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League, batting
.292 (33-113) with six doubles, five home runs and 18 RBI over
34 games.

2015 SEASON
l Led all major-league outfielders with 17 assists, the most by
RECORDS

a White Sox outfielder since Jim Rivera (22) and Minnie Miñoso
(19) in 1955.
l Recorded four game-ending plays (single, HBP, walk and
double), tied with Josh Donaldson for the most in the majors …
collected 12 game-winning RBI, tied for the 13th-most in the AL.
l Reached base safely in each of his first 11 games to start the
MINOR LEAGUES

season, hitting .308 (12-39) with three doubles, one home run,
three RBI and four multihit efforts.
l Made his second consecutive Opening Day start in right field
… hit safely in nine straight games from 4/22-5/3, batting .417
(15-36) with five multihit efforts.
l Batted .403 (31-77) with four doubles, three home runs, 14
RBI and a .996 OPS in 19 games from 4/24-5/17 … recorded
his first career game-ending hit on 4/26 vs. Kansas City, a ninth-
inning single … the game resumed following a suspension due
MEDIA/MISC.

to rain on 4/24.
l Drove in the game-winning run with a RBI single off Joba
Chamberlain in the bottom of the eighth on 5/6 vs. Detroit …
started a ninth-inning, game-winning rally with a two-out single
off Aroldis Chapman on 5/10 vs. Cincinnati … scored the game-
ending run on Gordon Beckham’s single.

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l Recorded six multihit efforts in eight games from 5/9-2-17, l Was optioned back to the Mudhens on 6/14, recalled for the

FRONT OFFICE
hitting .429 (15-35) with three home runs and eight RBI. second time on 6/17 and optioned back on 6/19.
l Was removed from the game on 5/26 at Toronto with right l Was recalled by the White Sox on 8/9 … led Chicago with a
knee inflammation and missed the next four games. .304 average (49-161) from 8/9-end of the season … appeared
l Homered three times in four games (seven RBI) from 6/5-8, in 36 games (34 starts) in right field and eight (seven) in center.
including in back-to-back games from 6/7-8. l Batted .349 (30-86) with two homers and 11 RBI in his first 23
l Was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the 11th inning games with Chicago … recorded a career-high, 11-game hitting
to end the game on 6/5 vs. Detroit … was the first White Sox streak from 8/13-24 (.364, 16-44) … homered in consecutive
to record a game-ending, hit-by-pitch since A.J. Pierzynski on games for the first time on 8/28 vs. Houston and 8/30 at Boston.
4/5/07 vs. Cleveland. l Hit a combined .378 (75-198) with five triples, nine home

FIELD STAFF
l Recorded a nine-game hitting streak from 6/25-7/6, batting runs, 46 RBI and 38 runs scored over 47 games between Class
.382 (13-34) with two doubles and four RBI (four multihit). A Lakeland, Class AAA Toledo and Charlotte.
l Robbed Chris Davis of a game-tying solo homer in the ninth l Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No.
inning on 7/5 vs. Baltimore, preserving a 3-2 Sox win … matched 2 Prospect and Best Outfield Arm in the Detroit organization.
his career high with four hits (second time) on 7/8 vs. Toronto.
l Homered in consecutive games from 8/4-5 vs. the Rays … 2012 SEASON
drew a game-ending walk in the 10th inning on 8/5 vs. Tampa l Batted a combined .299 (144-481) with 17 doubles, eight
Bay … became the first player to record a game-ending walk triples, 14 homers, 58 RBI, 78 runs scored and 18 stolen bases

PLAYERS
and hit-by-pitch in a season since Montreal's Rodney Scott in in 122 games between Class A Lakeland and Class AA Erie.
1979 … established a career high with four RBI. l Was recalled from Erie on 8/31 and made his major-league
l Recorded his third career multihomer game on 8/10 vs. the debut that night vs. the White Sox as a defensive substitute …
Angels … matched his career high with four RBI … connected on collected his first hit on 9/1, a single off Francisco Liriano.
a game-ending, RBI double on 8/12 vs. the Angels … it marked l Went 6-23 (.261) with four RBI over 12 postseason games
his fourth walkoff RBI of the season, the most by a Sox since … his three pinch hits were a Tigers postseason record.
Joe Crede in 2004 (five RBI). l Collected his first postseason hit in Game 4 of the ALDS

OPPONENTS
l Made his first career start at designated hitter on 8/17 at Los at Oakland, joining Ty Cobb as the only Tigers players 21-or-
Angeles-AL, going 2-3 with a double … drew a game-winning, younger to record a hit in the postseason.
bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning on 8/24 at Seattle. l Became the first Tigers rookie to record a postseason extra-
l Hit his first career pinch-hit home run (off Justin Wilson) on base hit (double), RBI and stolen base in the same game in
9/27 at New York-AL, accounting for the Sox only run. Game 4 of the ALCS vs. the Yankees.
l Joined the Yankees' Brian Doyle (1978), St. Louis' Dmitri
2014 SEASON Young (1996), Baltimore's Melvin Mora (1999) and Atlanta's
l Appeared in just 46 games with Chicago due to a torn labrum

2017 REVIEW
Steve Torrealba (2001) as the only non-pitchers to collect an
in his left shoulder suffered on 4/9 at Colorado. XBH in the playoffs before doing so in the regular season (Elias).
l Made all 46 of his starts in right field … started 38 of the club’s l Was named by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect, Best
final 40 games after returning from the disabled list on 8/16. Power Hitter and Best Outfield Arm in the Tigers organization.
l Went 2-4 in his first Opening Day start vs. Minnesota.
l Recorded his first multihomer game and collected a career- 2011 SEASON
high four hits on 4/8 at Colorado. l Ranked third on Lakeland in hits (129) and home runs (11).
l Left the game on 4/9 at the Rockies in the sixth inning after l Was named by Baseball America following the season as the
suffering a torn labrum and avulsion fracture in his left shoulder 10th-Best Prospect, Best Defensive Outfielder and Outfield Arm.

HISTORY
attempting to make a diving catch in right field. l Appeared in nine games with Anzoategui in the VWL.
l Was placed on the disabled list on 4/10 and underwent surgery
on 4/15 at Rush Oak Park Hospital … was transferred to the 2010 SEASON
60-day disabled list on 4/27. l Was rated by Baseball America following the season as the
l Was sent on a rehab assignment to Charlotte on 8/1, where No. 9 Prospect in the Tigers organization.
he hit .340 (17-50) in 13 games … was reinstated from the 60- l Played in five games with Anzoategui in the VWL.
day disabled list on 8/16.
l Recorded his second career multihomer game on 9/21 at 2009 SEASON
RECORDS

Tampa Bay (442 and 468-foot solo shots off Nathan Karns). l Was tabbed by Baseball America after the season as the No.
l Played for Aragua in the VWL, batting .312 (39-125) with eight 17 prospect in the Tigers organization.
doubles, two triples, five home runs and 22 RBI in 34 games. l Appeared in five games with Anzoategui in the VWL.

2013 SEASON 2008 SEASON


l Batted .283 (69-244) with seven home runs, 31 RBI and 31 l Named the VSL Tigers Player of the Year in his pro debut.
MINOR LEAGUES

runs scored in 72 combined games with Chicago and Detroit. l Tied for fourth in the VSL in home runs (seven) and total bases
l Appeared in 42 games with the Sox after being acquired in (110) and ranked fifth in slugging percentage (.449).
a three-team trade with Boston and Detroit on 7/30 (acquisition l Compiled an 18-game hitting streak from 7/5-25 (.406, 26-69).
recommended by Alan Regier and Bill Young).
l The White Sox also received RHPs Frankie Montas and J.B. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Wendelken and INF Cleuluis Rondón from Boston … the Tigers l In 2015, visited with members of the Leukemia and Lymphoma
received INF José Iglesias (Boston), and the Red Sox acquired Society, greeted patients at Comer Children's Hospital as part of
RHPs Jake Peavy (White Sox) and Brayan Villarreal (Detroit). Sox Serve Week and participated in the Comer Teen Program.
l Batted .304 (49-161) in the second half … ranked eighth in
MEDIA/MISC.

the AL with a .354 average (28-79) in August. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL


l Began the season on the disabled list with a right foot
l Married Anakarina … has two children: Annarella and Avi.
contusion … appeared in six games at Class A Lakeland before
l Twitter: @AvisailGarcia.
being reinstated and optioned to Class AAA Toledo on 4/30.
l Attended Creacion High School in Venezuela.
l Was recalled from Toledo on 5/13 … hit his first career home
run on 5/15 vs. Houston (off Dallas Keuchel).

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD
FRONT OFFICE

YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E


2008 VSL Tigers .298 63 245 33 73 110 12 2 7 34 0 1 2 15 39 7 5 .342 .449 8
2009 West Michigan .264 81 299 36 79 97 11 2 1 31 0 4 4 8 70 8 7 .289 .324 10
Lakeland .250 3 8 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 0
2010 West Michigan .281 125 494 58 139 176 17 4 4 63 0 5 5 20 113 20 4 .313 .356 6
2011 Lakeland .264 129 488 53 129 190 16 6 11 56 0 3 6 18 132 18 5 .297 .389 8
2012 Lakeland .289 67 266 47 77 119 8 5 8 36 0 5 5 11 57 11 4 .324 .447 7
Erie .312 55 215 31 67 100 9 3 6 22 0 0 4 7 38 7 4 .345 .465 0
FIELD STAFF

DETROIT .319 23 47 7 15 15 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 3 10 3 2 .373 .319 0


2013 Lakeland .417 6 24 9 10 17 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 .500 .708 0
Toledo .374 33 147 23 55 79 7 1 5 23 0 0 1 8 32 4 2 .410 .537 2
DETROIT .241 30 83 12 20 31 3 1 2 10 0 1 0 4 21 0 1 .273 .373 1
Charlotte .370 8 27 6 10 15 0 1 1 9 0 0 1 4 4 0 0 .469 .556 0
WHITE SOX .304 42 161 19 49 72 4 2 5 21 0 1 1 5 38 3 2 .327 .447 2
2014 WHITE SOX .244 46 172 19 42 71 8 0 7 29 0 2 2 14 44 4 1 .305 .413 2
Charlotte .340 13 50 9 17 23 3 0 1 3 0 0 2 1 16 0 0 .377 .460 0
2015 WHITE SOX .257 148 553 66 142 202 17 2 13 59 0 4 8 36 141 7 7 .309 .365 3
PLAYERS

2016 WHITE SOX .245 120 413 59 101 159 18 2 12 51 0 2 4 34 115 4 4 .307 .385 2
Charlotte .385 3 13 2 5 9 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .429 .692 0
2017 WHITE SOX .330 136 518 75 171 262 27 5 18 80 0 1 9 33 111 5 3 .380 .506 9
Charlotte .000 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 0
MINOR TOTALS .291 587 2280 308 663 937 84 26 46 285 0 18 30 97 509 78 31 .326 .411 41
SOX TOTALS .278 492 1817 238 505 607 74 11 55 240 0 10 24 122 449 23 17 .330 .422 18
MLB TOTALS .277 545 1974 257 540 812 77 12 57 253 0 11 25 129 480 23 20 .329 .417 19
OPPONENTS

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Signed by Detroit as a free agent (7/6/07).
— On Class A Lakeland disabled list with a strained left hamstring (5/23-31/12).
— On Detroit disabled list with a right foot contusion (3/22-4/30/13); included a rehabilitation assignment to Class A Lakeland (4/25-30/13).
— Traded by Detroit to the White Sox as part of a three-team trade including Boston (7/30/13).
— On White Sox disabled list with torn labrum in left shoulder (4/10-8/16/14); included rehab assignment to Class AAA Charlotte (8/1-16/14).
— On White Sox disabled list with a sprained right knee (8/7/16-23/16); included rehab assignment to Class AAA Charlotte (8/20-23/16).
2017 REVIEW

— On White Sox disabled list with a sprained right thumb (7/26-8/8/17); included rehab assignment to Class AAA Charlotte (8/7-8/17).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Right Field .978 413 394 832 776 38 18 8 Center Field .980 33 22 51 50 0 1 0
Left Field 1.000 16 12 28 25 3 0 1

CAREER GAME BESTS AND HOME RUN INFORMATION


HITS — 5 (9/1417 at DET) … HR — 2 (6x, last 7/16/17 vs. SEA) … RBI — 7 (9/14/17 at DET)
HISTORY

RUNS — 3 (4x, last 5/20/17 at SEA) … SB — 2 (7/14/17 vs. SEA) … HITTING STREAK — 11 games (2x, 4/25-5/10/16)
GAME-ENDING HOME RUNS — NONE … GRAND SLAMS — NONE … MULTIHOMER GAMES — 6 (last 7/16/17 vs. SEA)
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS — 1 (9/27/15 at NYY) … INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS — NONE … LEADOFF HR — NONE

DIVISION SERIES RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2012 Det. vs. Oak. .143 5 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .143 0
RECORDS

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2012 Det. vs. NYY .455 4 11 0 5 6 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .455 .545 0

WORLD SERIES RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
MINOR LEAGUES

2012 Det. vs. S.F. .000 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .167 .000 0

Civil Rights Game


MEDIA/MISC.

The White Sox played in the first-ever, regular-season Gillette Civil Rights Game on June 20, 2009 at Cin-
cinnati, rallying to defeat the Reds, 10-8. Chicago also played in the 2008 event in Memphis, losing to the
Mets, 3-2. Sox General Manager Ken Williams is the only African American general manager in Chicago
sports history and was the third in major-league history, while former manager Ozzie Guillén (2005) is the
only Latino to win a World Series title.

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LEURY GARCÍA 28

FRONT OFFICE
INFIELDER
Given Name: Leury (lay-OH-ree) García
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 5-8 Weight: 180
Opening Day Age: 27 (March 18, 1991)
Birthplace and Residence: Santiago, Dominican Republic

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Texas Rangers, signed as free agent, December 5, 2007.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from Texas as the player to be named later in
exchange for OF Alex Ríos and cash considerations, August 11, 2013.
Major League Service: Three years, 25 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2017 SEASON 2016 SEASON

PLAYERS
l Appeared in 87 games in his fifth season with the White Sox l Spent most of the season with Class AAA Charlotte but played
… recorded career highs in virtually every offensive category. with the White Sox in September.
l Was on the disabled list twice during the season due to a l Appeared in 16 games in center field, including 14 starts …
sprained finger on his left hand and a sprained right thumb. hit .234 (11-47) with a double, triple, home run, five RBI and five
l Played the following positions: 51 games (47 starts) in center runs scored as a starter.
field, 24 (21) in left, six (six) in right, three (two) at second base l Was recalled from Charlotte on 9/6 and made his season

OPPONENTS
and two (two) at shortstop … committed just four errors. debut that night as the starting center fielder vs. Detroit (0-3).
l Batted .302/.341/.349 with zero home runs vs. left-handers, l Started each of the White Sox last nine games from 9/24-10/2
compared to .257/.306/.453 with nine homers vs. righties. … hit a triple and his second career home run and drove in three
l Went 12-35 (.343) with RISP/two outs … hit .265 (43-162) runs on 9/27 vs. Tampa Bay.
with 10 doubles, two triples, five homers, 19 RBI and six walks l Ranked among the Charlotte leaders in triples (1st, 4), runs
as the White Sox leadoff hitter (40 games). scored (1st, 45), hits, (2nd, 97), average (2nd, .313), on-base
l Joined Willy García (left field) and Avisaíl García (right field) percentage (2nd, .367) and stolen bases (2nd, 18).
as the starting outfield on 4/14 at Minnesota, marking the first l Was named an International League midseason All-Star but

2017 REVIEW
time in MLB history a starting outfield included three players with did not play in the game at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte.
the exact same last name (Elias). l Hit .319/.386/.444 vs. right-handers and .298/.320/.383 vs.
l Matched his career high with three hits and scored twice on left-handers … batted .383 (18-47) with two doubles, seven RBI
4/24 vs. Kansas City … added three hits and two RBI on 4/25 and a .412 on-base percentage over 15 June games.
vs. the Royals, marking the first time in his career he recorded l Hit his first home run of the season and recorded three RBI
consecutive three-hit efforts. on 4/24 at Toledo … registered four hits on 5/12 at Norfolk.
l Hit his second homer of the season on 4/26 vs. Kansas City l Recorded three straight multihit efforts from 5/21-26 …owned
… marked his second home run in a span of seven games after 10-game hitting streaks from 6/14-28 and 8/10-19.

HISTORY
hitting two in his first 165 career games from 2013-2017. l Drove in a season-high six runs on 8/25 vs. Durham … hit
l Hit safely in a career-high nine straight games from 5/5-16, safely in each of his last five games with the Knights from 9/1-5.
batting .405 (15-37) with two doubles, two home runs, seven l Played in 30 games for Cibao in the Dominican Winter
RBI and eight runs scored (five multihit efforts). League, hitting .266 (29-109) with five doubles, three triples,
l Recorded his first career multihomer game and matched his eight RBI and seven stolen bases.
career high with three hits on 5/12 vs. San Diego.
l Had his hitting streak snapped on 5/17 at Los Angeles-AL.
l Drove in Chicago's only run with a solo homer, his fifth of the
RECORDS

season, on 5/22 at Arizona … connected on his sixth home run


on 5/24 at the Diamondbacks.
l Matched his career high with three RBI on 6/2 at Detroit.
l Was placed on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to 6/16)
on 6/19 with a sprained finger on his left hand … made three
rehab appearances between the Arizona Rookie League White
MINOR LEAGUES

Sox and Class AAA Charlotte before being returned from the
assignment and reinstated from the disabled list on 7/30.
l Made the start as the leadoff hitter and in left field on 7/30 vs.
Cleveland … hit a game-tying, solo homer in the sixth.
l Hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh on 8/12 vs.
Kansas City … the Sox lost, 5-4, following Melky Cabrera's
two-run home run in the eighth.
l Connected on his first career leadoff home run on 8/16 at the
Dodgers … the first-pitch homer off Yu Darvish followed Tim
MEDIA/MISC.

Anderson's leadoff homer on the first pitch of the game on 8/15


at Dodger Stadium … marked the first time in White Sox history
they recorded consecutive leadoff homers on the first pitch.
l Connected on his ninth homer on 8/23 vs. Minnesota.
l Was placed on the disabled list on 9/2 with a sprained right
thumb and missed the remainder of the season.

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2015 SEASON 2012 SEASON
FRONT OFFICE

l Appeared in 17 games (three stints) with the White Sox … l Ranked fourth in the Texas system with 31 steals and ninth
played four games in center field, two in left, three at shortstop, with a .292 average.
two at second base and one at pitcher … was recalled from l Began the season with a 16-game road hitting streak (.353,
Class AAA Charlotte three times: 7/23, 8/2 and 9/1. 24-68), third-longest in the TL during the season.
l Made his second career pitching appearance on 4/16 vs. l Hit a 10th inning, game-ending home run in Game 2 of the
Oakland, allowing one hit with one strikeout (Jason Pridie) over South Division Championship Series vs. Corpus Christi.
1.0 scoreless IP … became the first White Sox position player l Appeared in 37 games for Cibao of the DWL.
to pitch twice with the club since Wayne Nordhagen in 1979. l Ranked among DWL playoff leaders in on-base percentage
FIELD STAFF

l Alexei Ramírez pitched the ninth inning vs. the Athletics, (2nd, .425), batting average (3rd, .354) and hits (T4th, 23).
marking the second time in franchise history two position players l Entered 2012 ranked by Baseball America as the Fastest
pitched in the same game (Elias) … Frank Isbell and Sam Mertes Baserunner and Possessing the Best Infield Arm.
pitched on 9/28-2/1902 vs. the St. Louis Browns.
l Hit a game-ending single in the bottom of the ninth on 10/3 2011 SEASON
vs. Detroit. l Ranked second on Class A Myrtle Beach in stolen bases (30),
l Ranked third in the International League in steals (30). third in hits (113) and runs scored (65).
l Hit .333 (45-135) vs. left-handers, .327 (32-98) in the second l Was named Carolina League Player of the Month in June
PLAYERS

half and .330 (58-176) at home … eclipsed the .300 mark in three after batting .342 (38-111) with 14 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
different months (.330 in May, .324 in July and .310 in August). l Batted .361 (30-83) with six doubles, two triples, three home
l Recorded four-hit efforts on 5/2 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, runs, 12 RBI, seven stolen bases and 18 runs scored in 20
5/19 at Scranton and 5/29 vs. Lehigh Valley. games for Surprise of the Arizona Fall League.
l Connected on a game-tying, inside-the-park home run for the l Posted a 10-game hitting streak to begin the AFL season.
Dominican Republic during the Caribbean World Series. l Appeared in eight games for Cibao of the DWL.
l Was ranked by Baseball America following the season as the
2014 SEASON
OPPONENTS

11th-best prospect in the Texas organization.


l Spent his first full season in the major leagues … appeared in
15 games (11 starts) at third base, 14 (11) at second, 14 (eight) 2010 SEASON
in center field, nine (three) at shortstop, three (none) in right, l Batted a combined .273 (103-377) with seven doubles, four
two (one) in left and one game at pitcher. triples, three home runs, 24 RBI, 51 stolen bases and 62 runs
l Ranked fourth on the club with 11 stolen bases … entered 18 scored over 95 games with AZL Rangers and Class A Hickory.
games as a pinch runner, scoring four runs with seven steals. l Led the Texas organization in stolen bases (51) despite
l Scored the game-ending run on a wild pitch on 4/2 vs. missing a month of the season with a right shoulder strain.
2017 REVIEW

Minnesota after reaching base on a bunt single. l Spent two rehabilitation stints with the AZL Rangers.
l Suffered the loss in his first career pitching appearance on l Ranked fourth in the South Atlantic League with 47 stolen
4/16 vs. Boston (2 ER/1.0 IP) … retired the first two batters in the bases in 56 attempts (83.9 percent).
14th inning before walking consecutive hitters and surrendering
a game-winning, two-run double to Jackie Bradley Jr. 2009 SEASON
l Was the first White Sox position player to pitch since Casper l Was rated by Baseball America as the Top Defensive
Wells on 6/28/13 vs. Cleveland. Shortstop in the South Atlantic League.
l Went 2-3 on 6/4 at Los Angeles-NL, including his first career
home run, a solo shot off Josh Beckett. 2008 SEASON
HISTORY

l Connected on a game-ending, RBI single in the bottom of the l Made his professional debut with the AZL Rangers.
ninth inning on 7/2 vs. the Angels.
l Played for Puerto Rico in the Caribbean World Series. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Married Aura Furcal … has one daughter: Leila.
2013 SEASON l Twitter: @leurygarcia1 … attended Liceo Ercilia Pepin School
l Spent time with Texas, Class AAA Round Rock, Class AAA in San Francisco de Macoris, D.R.
Charlotte and the White Sox.
RECORDS

l Made the Rangers Opening Day roster … appeared in 12


games at second base, four at shortstop and four at third.
l Made his major-league debut on 4/6 vs. Los Angeles-AL …
recorded his first hit on 4/13 at Seattle (off Joe Saunders) and
his first triple on 4/14 at Seattle.
l Was acquired by the White Sox on 8/11 as the player to
MINOR LEAGUES

be named later to complete the 8/9 trade that sent outfielder


Alex Ríos and cash considerations to Texas (acquisition
recommended by Bill Scherrer and Paul Provas).
l Was optioned to Charlotte and recalled by the Sox on 8/22.
l Hit a pinch single in his Sox debut on 8/23 vs. Texas … made
his first start as the second baseman on 8/27 vs. Houston.
l Matched a season high with three hits on 9/11 vs. Detroit.
l Hit a combined .265 (59-223) with four triples, four home runs,
20 RBI and 15 steals between Round Rock and Charlotte.
MEDIA/MISC.

l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 20


Prospect, Fastest Baserunner and Best Infield Arm in the Texas
organization.
l Played with Cibao in the Dominican Winter League.
l Made one appearance (0-1) as a pinch hitter for the Dominican
Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD

FRONT OFFICE
YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2008 AZL Rangers .209 41 129 17 27 36 3 3 0 14 4 3 0 8 40 12 3 .250 .279 21
2009 Hickory .232 83 276 28 64 79 6 3 1 18 9 1 4 18 64 19 6 .288 .286 42
2010 AZL Rangers .500 6 18 5 9 11 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 4 4 2 .591 .611 2
Hickory .262 89 359 57 94 116 5 4 3 22 8 1 1 23 57 47 9 .307 .323 30
2011 Myrtle Beach .256 109 442 65 113 151 19 5 3 38 8 0 4 28 100 30 12 .306 .342 37
2012 Fresno .292 100 377 55 110 150 12 11 2 30 9 3 5 22 79 31 7 .337 .398 15
2013 TEXAS .192 25 52 8 10 12 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 3 16 1 0 .236 .231 1

FIELD STAFF
Round Rock .264 47 193 31 51 79 8 4 4 19 1 0 0 14 53 12 4 .314 .409 8
Charlotte .267 8 30 3 8 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 8 3 0 .313 .300 4
WHITE SOX .204 20 49 2 10 11 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 18 6 2 .259 .224 1
2014 WHITE SOX .166 73 145 13 24 30 3 0 1 6 4 1 0 5 48 11 1 .192 .207 6
2015 Charlotte .298 90 349 57 104 138 19 3 3 31 9 3 4 20 66 30 12 .340 .395 20
WHITE SOX .214 17 14 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 7 1 0 .267 .214 1
2016 Charlotte .313 84 310 45 97 132 9 4 6 35 4 1 3 24 64 18 8 .367 .426 10
WHITE SOX .229 18 48 6 11 17 1 1 1 5 0 0 1 1 13 2 1 .260 .354 0
2017 WHITE SOX .270 87 300 41 81 127 15 2 9 33 3 2 8 13 69 8 5 .316 .423 4

PLAYERS
Charlotte .000 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 0
AZL White Sox .444 2 9 2 4 10 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .455 1.111 0
MINOR TOTALS .273 660 2492 365 681 779 84 37 24 216 52 12 22 163 536 206 64 .321 .365 189
SOX TOTALS .232 217 556 62 129 188 20 3 11 46 7 4 9 24 155 28 9 .273 .338 12
MLB TOTALS .229 242 608 70 139 200 20 4 11 47 9 4 9 27 171 29 9 .270 .329 13

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

OPPONENTS
— Signed by Texas as a free agent (12/5/07).
— On Class A Hickory disabled list with a right shoulder sprain (6/27-8/10/10).
— On Class A Myrtle Beach disabled list with a left shoulder sprain (8/15-30/11).
— On Class AA Frisco disabled list with a right hip strain (4/27-5/12/12).
— Sent to the White Sox by Texas as the player to be named later (8/11/13) in exchange for OF Alex Ríos and cash considerations (8/9/13).
— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with a strained right elbow (6/24-7/5/15).
— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with a strained left hamstring (4/28-5/16/16).
— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with a left knee contusion (6/7-14/16).

2017 REVIEW
— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with a fractured left hand (7/4-8/7/16).
— On White Sox disabled list with a sprained finger on his left hand (6/16-7/30/17); included injury rehab assignment to the Arizona Rookie League
White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte (7/26-30/17).
— On White Sox disabled list with a sprained right thumb (9/2/17-remainder of the season).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Center Field .984 91 74 190 179 8 3 0 Second Base .967 40 28 151 50 96 5 28
Third Base .974 21 13 38 10 27 1 1 Shortstop .919 21 9 37 7 27 3 4

HISTORY
Left Field .976 28 22 42 40 1 1 0 Right Field 1.000 9 6 15 14 1 0 0
Pitcher — 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAREER GAME BESTS AND HOME RUN INFORMATION


HITS — 3 (6x, last 5/30/17 vs. BOS) … HR — 2 (5/12/17 vs. S.D.) … RBI — 3 (3x, last 6/2/17 at DET)
RUNS — 4 (5/12/13 at HOU) … SB — 2 (2x, last 7/13/14 at CLE) … HITTING STREAK — Nine games (5/5-16/17)
GAME-ENDING HOME RUNS — NONE … GRAND SLAMS — NONE … MULTIHOMER GAMES — 1 (5/12/17 vs. S.D.)
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS — NONE … INSIDE-THE-PARK HOMERS — NONE … LEADOFF HOMERS — 1 (8/16/17 at LAD)
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES

No. 26 Avisaíl García (right


field), No. 61 Willy García
(left field) and No. 28 Leury
García (center field) formed
the White Sox starting
MEDIA/MISC.

outfield on April 14, 2017


at Minnesota. It marked the
first time in MLB history a
starting outfield included
three players with the exact
same last name (Elias).

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WILLY GARCÍA 18
FRONT OFFICE

OUTFIELDER
Given Name: Willy Camilo García Archivol
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-2 Weight: 215
Opening Day Age: 25 (September 4, 1992)
Birthplace and Residence: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Pittsburgh Pirates, signed as a free agent, April 26, 2010.
Sox Acquisition: Claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh, January 6, 2017.
Major League Service: 139 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2017 SEASON 2015 SEASON


PLAYERS

l Played for both the White Sox and Class AAA Charlotte … l Split the season between Class AA Altoona and Indianapolis,
appeared in his first career major-league games. hitting .275 (132-480) with 18 doubles, six triples, 15 home runs
l Made 17 appearances (12 starts) in right field, 13 (eight) in and 67 RBI in 124 games.
left and 11 (nine) in center … served as the designated hitter in l Ranked second among Pittsburgh minor leaguers in homers.
two games and was a pinch hitter in three contests. l Registered a total of 18 assists between the two teams: nine
l Ten of his 25 hits went for extra bases. in left, seven in right and two in center.
OPPONENTS

l Was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on 4/14, replacing l Began the season with Altoona, making 38 appearances in
Melky Cabrera (Paternity List) on the 25-man roster … doubled left field, 11 in center and six in right.
in his first at-bat in the second inning for his first MLB hit. l Compiled a team-best, 19-game hitting streak after he was
l Joined Avisaíl García (right field) and Leury García (center promoted to Indianapolis on 6/15 … batted .377 (30-81) with
field) as the starting outfield on 4/14, marking the first time in five home runs, 16 RBI, 12 runs scored and three walks.
MLB history a starting outfield included three players with the l Made 47 appearances in right field, 13 in center field and
exact same last name (Elias). eight in left field while playing with the Indians.
l Was optioned back to Charlotte on 4/16, making room for l Hit 10 home runs in the second half, tied for third-most in the
2017 REVIEW

Cabrera’s return to the 25-man roster. IL … homered in three straight games from 8/1-3.
l Was recalled from the Knights on 5/2, replacing Jacob May l Played with Águilas in the DWL.
on the 25-man roster … at the time of his promotion, ranked l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as Possessing
among the International League leaders in home runs (T5th), the Best Outfield Arm in the Pittsburgh system.
OPS (8th, .924), walks (T10th, 11), slugging percentage (11th,
.529) and on-base percentage (12th, .395). 2014 SEASON
l Hit his first career home run on 5/20 at Seattle, a solo shot l Spent the entire season with Altoona … was named to the
off LHP Dillon Overton. Eastern League midseason All-Star Team.
l Recorded his first career multihit effort on 6/12 vs. Baltimore. l Participated in “Ghostman Games & Hitting Challenge” on
HISTORY

l Was optioned to the Knights on 7/10 and recalled a third time 7/15 and helped lead the West Division to a victory after scoring
on 7/27, replacing Avisaíl García on the active roster. 13 runs (22-21 West).
l Left the game in the sixth on 7/31 vs. Toronto after colliding l Made 103 appearances (100 starts) in right field, 19 (18) in
with Yoán Moncada while attempting to catch a pop up in right left and two (one) in center.
field … was placed on the seven-day concussion list on 8/1. l Established a club record with 19 outfield assists (previous
l Was sent on a rehab assignment to Class A Kannapolis mark of 18 was set by Starling Marte in 2011) … recorded 15
on 9/7 and appeared in five games … was returned from the assists from right field and four from left field.
RECORDS

Intimidators and reinstated on 9/15. l Hit a game-ending home run on 4/8 vs. Akron … fell a homer
l Was cited by Baseball America as possessing the Best shy of the cycle on 4/24 vs. Harrisburg.
Outfield Arm in the International League. l Tied a career high with five RBI on 6/3 vs. Binghamton.
l Appeared in 31 games in his first season with Charlotte … l Was the starting left fielder in the EL All-Star Game.
made 20 starts in right field, seven in center and one in left. l Recorded a 13-game hitting streak from 7/21 to 8/2, going
l Hit safely in each of his first six games of the season, including 24-52 (.462).
MINOR LEAGUES

four multihit efforts … homered in consecutive games from 4/8-9. l Played for Águilas of the DWL, hitting .269 (35-130) with 13
doubles, four home runs and 18 RBI in 38 games.
2016 SEASON l Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 14
l Spent the entire season with Class AAA Indianapolis and was Prospect and Possessing the Best Outfield Arm in the system.
named the Indians’ Defensive Player of the Year.
l Led International League outfielders with a career-high 128 2013 SEASON
games played and 17 assists. l Spent the entire season with Class A Bradenton, where he
l Hit .316 with nine doubles and 12 RBI over 27 June games made 113 starts in right field and two in center.
… compiled a 12-game hitting streak from 6/3-15, going 21-48 l His 20 outfield assists led the Florida State League … ranked
MEDIA/MISC.

(.438) with seven doubles and eight RBI. fifth among Pittsburgh minor leaguers in homers (16).
l Homered in back-to-back games from 7/8-9. l Went 6-6 on 6/24 at St. Lucie, setting a Marauders franchise
l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as Possessing record for most hits in a game.
the Best Outfield Arm in the Pittsburgh system. l Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the
l Appeared in 23 games for Estrellas de Oriente in the Pirates' No. 18 Prospect and possessing the Best Outfield Arm.
Dominican Winter League.

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2012 SEASON 2010 SEASON

FRONT OFFICE
l Spent the entire season with Class A West Virginia, making l Began his professional career with the Dominican Summer
58 appearances (57 starts) in left field and 56 (55) in right. League Pirates, making 24 starts in left field, 21 in right and two
l Led all Pirates farmhands in home runs (18) and ranked fourth in center … recorded 11 assists (seven in left, four in right).
in RBI (77). l Went 2-5 with a double as the DH while making his debut on
l Recorded 12 assists (eight in left field and four in right). 5/29 … hit his first professional home run on 7/11.
l Homered twice on 8/20 vs. Charleston.
l Played in two games with Aguilas of the DWL. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Has three children: Willy Jr., Mila and Gabriel.

FIELD STAFF
2011 SEASON l Attended Cenapec High School in Santo Domingo, D.R.
l Batted a combined .266 (49-184) with nine doubles, four
triples, five home runs, 35 RBI and 27 runs scored between the
Gulf Coast League Pirates and Rookie State College.
l Made 25 appearances (24 starts) in center field, 21 starts in
right and one start in left … recorded eight assists (6 RF/2 CF).

CAREER PLAYING RECORD

PLAYERS
YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2010 DSL Pirates .250 51 168 27 42 56 11 0 1 22 3 4 9 14 29 8 5 .333 .333 5
2011 GCL Pirates .266 47 177 26 47 79 9 4 5 35 3 4 6 11 49 7 5 .323 .446 5
State College .286 3 7 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 0
2012 West Virginia .240 122 459 57 110 185 17 2 18 77 1 5 0 32 131 10 8 .286 .403 6
2013 Bradenton .256 118 449 51 115 196 21 6 16 60 3 3 2 23 154 13 6 .294 .437 8
2014 Altoona .271 126 439 59 119 210 27 5 18 63 4 4 3 24 145 8 4 .311 .478 13

OPPONENTS
2015 Altoona .314 53 204 26 64 90 7 2 5 29 3 3 3 11 47 3 2 .353 .441 4
Indianapolis .246 71 276 36 68 117 11 4 10 38 0 0 3 12 76 1 4 .285 .424 1
2016 Indianapolis .245 129 462 53 113 169 30 4 6 43 1 3 2 31 131 5 9 .293 .366 7
2017 Charlotte .286 31 112 20 32 53 6 0 5 20 0 1 3 18 38 1 0 .396 .473 0
WHITE SOX .238 44 105 15 25 42 5 3 2 12 1 2 0 11 31 0 0 .305 .400 2
MINOR TOTALS .259 751 2753 356 712 1157 139 27 84 387 18 27 31 176 800 56 43 .308 .410 24
MLB TOTALS .238 44 105 15 25 42 5 3 2 12 1 2 0 11 31 0 0 .305 .400 2

2017 REVIEW
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Signed by Pittsburgh as a free-agent (4/26/10).
— Claimed by the White Sox off waivers from Pittsburgh (1/6/17).
— On White Sox disabled list with a concussion (8/1-9/15/17); included rehab assignment to Class A Kannapolis (9/7-15/17).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Right Field 1.000 17 12 25 25 0 0 0 Left Field 1.000 13 8 17 17 0 0 0
Center Field .926 11 9 27 25 0 2 0

HISTORY
CAREER GAME BESTS AND HOME RUN INFORMATION
HITS — 2 (3x, 7/3/17 at Oak.) … HR — 1 (7/27/17 vs. Cubs) … RBI — 3 (5/20/17 at Sea.)
RUNS — 2 (6/12/17 vs. Bal.) … SB — NONE … HITTING STREAK — 4 games (5/5-14/17)
GAME-ENDING HOME RUNS — NONE … GRAND SLAMS — NONE … MULTIHOMER GAMES — NONE
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS — NONE … INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS — NONE … LEADOFF HOME RUNS — NONE
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

White Sox special assistant Jim Thome, surrounded by his family, receives the official call on January 24, 2018 confirming
his election on the first ballot into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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CASEY GILLASPIE 62
FRONT OFFICE

FIRST BASEMAN
Given Name: Casey Harold Gillaspie (“guh-LESS-pee")
Bats: Switch Throws: Left
Height: 6-5 Weight: 235
Opening Day Age: 25 (January 25, 1993)
Birthplace | Residence: Milwaukee, Wis. | North Port, Fla.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Tampa Bay Rays, selected in the first round (20th overall),
June 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for
LHP Dan Jennings, July 27, 2017.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.
PLAYERS

2017 SEASON 2015 SEASON


l Combined to hit .223 (102-458) with 20 doubles, 15 homers, l Spent most of the season with Class A Bowling Green, where
62 RBI and 62 runs scored in 125 games between Class AAA he was named team Most Valuable Player … his 17 home runs
Durham in the Tampa Bay organization and Class AAA Charlotte. across three stops ranked fourth among Rays minor leaguers.
l Was named International League Player of the Week for l Was named to the Midwest League All-Star Team … ranked
6/19-25 after going 12-25 (.480) with five doubles, 10 RBI and second in the MWL with 16 homers.
OPPONENTS

nine runs scored in seven games. l Was named the Rays Minor League Hitter of the Month for
l Was traded by Tampa Bay to the White Sox on 7/27 in June (.282, 8 HR, 18 RBI).
exchange for LHP Dan Jennings … following the trade, was l Missed nearly two months of the season with a broken finger
placed on the disabled list with a fractured great right toe suffered five games after being promoted to Class A Charlotte
suffered when he fouled a ball off the foot on 7/25 at Buffalo … … batted just .138 (4-29) in eight games after being reinstated.
was reinstated on 8/4. l Played in 23 games for Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.
l White Sox acquisition was recommended by Bill Young and l Was rated by Baseball America as the Best Defensive First
Bruce Benedict. Baseman in the MWL.
2017 REVIEW

l Was ranked by Baseball America entering the season as the


No. 74 Prospect in baseball. 2014 SEASON
l Was named to the New York-Penn League All-Star Team in
2016 SEASON his pro debut with Advanced Rookie Hudson Valley
l Was named the Rays Minor League Player of the Year after l Led the NYPL with 42 walks and tied for fourth with 42 RBI.
combining to hit .284/.388/.479 (134-472) with 34 doubles, 18 l Was recommended/signed by J.D. Elliby (Rays).
homers, 64 RBI, 78 runs scored and 80 walks in 132 games
with Class AA Montgomery and Durham. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Led Rays minor leaguers in homers, ranked fourth in RBI and l Single … Twitter: @BigCaseDawg16 … a natural right-
HISTORY

10th in average … was named the organization's Minor League hander, he began switch-hitting when he was eight years old.
Hitter of the Month for May and August. l Attended Wichita State University, where he batted
l Was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team, .389/.520/.682 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI as a junior …
his third straight season earning his league honors … his 11 became the third college hitter drafted by Tampa Bay in the first
home runs with Montgomery ranked fourth in the SL at the time round, joining Evan Longoria (2006) and Logan Shaffer (2012).
of his promotion to Durham on 7/14. l His older brother, Conor, plays for the San Francisco Giants
l His 22 extra-base hits with Durham tied for third in the and also spent three seasons (2013-15) with the White Sox.
RECORDS

International League after the All-Star Break … was 4-5 with l His father, Mark, was an All-American outfielder at Missis-
two home runs and four RBI on 8/22 at New Orleans. sippi State and 11th-round selection by San Diego in the 1981
l Following the season, was named by Baseball America as the draft … Mark played eight seasons in the minor leagues, pri-
Best Power Hitter and possessing the Best Strikezone Judgment marily as an outfielder.
in the Rays system … also was cited as the Best Defensive First
Baseman in the SL.
MINOR LEAGUES

l Was rated by Baseball America as the No. 9 Prospect in the


Rays organization entering the season.

Brothers To Play For The White Sox


MEDIA/MISC.

Players Years Players Years


Frank and Robert Roth 1906/1914-15 Nyls and Chris Nyman 1974-77/1982-83
Homer and Ted Blankenship 1922-23/1922-30 Jeff and Danny Darwin 1996-97/1997
Bob and Ed Weiland 1928-31/1940, '42 Sandy and Roberto Alomar 2001-04, '06/2003-04
Jim and Denny O'Toole 1967/1969-73 John and Jordan Danks 2007-16/2012-14
Dick and Hank Allen 1972-74/1972-73

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD

FRONT OFFICE
YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2014 Hudson Valley .262 71 263 27 69 108 16 1 7 42 0 2 1 42 65 2 3 .364 .411 2
2015 Bowling Green .278 64 234 37 65 124 11 0 16 44 0 3 3 28 43 4 0 .358 .530 7
Charlotte .146 13 41 3 6 11 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 4 9 0 0 .222 .268 2
GCL Rays .000 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .143 .000 0
2016 Montgomery .270 85 293 51 79 133 21 0 11 41 0 5 1 58 79 5 1 .387 .454 8
Durham .307 47 179 27 55 93 13 2 7 23 0 0 2 22 38 0 1 .389 .520 1
2017 Durham .227 95 353 45 80 126 15 2 9 44 0 5 1 36 77 1 1 ..296 .357 2

FIELD STAFF
Charlotte .210 30 105 17 22 45 5 0 6 18 0 1 0 14 23 0 0 .300 .429 0
MINOR TOTALS .255 407 1474 207 376 640 81 6 57 216 0 16 9 204 336 12 6 .346 .434 22

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by Tampa Bay in the first round (20th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft (6/14).
— On Class A Charlotte disabled list with a broken finger (7/23-8/27/15); included rehab assignment to GCL Rays (8/24-25/15).
— On Class AAA Charlotte disabled list with fractured great right toe (7/27-8/3/17).
— Traded by Tampa Bay to the White Sox in exchange for LHP Dan Jennings (7/27/17).

PLAYERS
OPPONENTS
2017 REVIEW
HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

White Sox announcer Ken "Hawk" Harrelson poses with his customized bobblehead at SoxFest in January 2018.

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LUCAS GIOLITO 27
FRONT OFFICE

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER
Given Name: Lucas Frost Giolito
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-6 Weight: 245
Opening Day Age: 23 (July 14, 1994)
Birthplace and Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Washington Nationals, selected in the first round


(16th overall) of the June 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from Washington with RHP Reynaldo López and
Dane Dunning in exchange for OF Adam Eaton, December 7, 2016.
Major League Service: 80 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.
PLAYERS

l At the time of his promotion, ranked second in the EL in


2017 SEASON
strikeouts per 9.0 IP (9.1), seventh in strikeouts (72) and ninth
l Made 24 starts with Class AAA Charlotte and seven with the in ERA (3.17).
White Sox in his first season in the organization. l Recorded four strikeouts in his second career start on 7/7 at
l Allowed three earned runs or less six times, two or less five the Mets (4 ER/3.2 IP) … was optioned to Syracuse following the
times and one or less four with the Sox. game … was recalled on 7/24 and made his third start that day
l Recorded a 0.95 WHIP, .190 (31-163) opponents average, vs. San Diego (2 ER/3.1 IP) … was optioned back to Syracuse
OPPONENTS

.645 opponents OPS and .190 BABIP. following the game.


l Limited right-handers to a .181 (15-83) mark … opponents l Was recalled a third time on 8/28 … suffered his first career
were 3-26 (.115) with RISP and 1-15 (.067) with RISP/two outs. loss that day vs. Colorado (4 ER/5.0 IP) … was optioned back
l Was recalled on 8/23 and made his White Sox debut that to Syracuse following the game … was recalled for the fourth
night vs. Minnesota (4 ER/6.0 IP; 3 HR). and final time on 9/6, making two relief appearances.
l Went 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA (8 ER/39.1 IP), 30 strikeouts, a l Went a combined 6-5 with a 2.97 ERA (38 ER/115.1 IP), 116
.177 (25-141) opponents average and 0.94 WHIP over his final strikeouts and a .239 (104-435) opponents average over his
six starts … five of the outings were quality. three minor-league stops … averaged 9.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP
2017 REVIEW

l Earned his first win with the Sox on 8/27 vs. Detroit, allowing and led all Nationals minor-leaguers in ERA.
just three hits over 7.0 scoreless IP. l Earned EL Pitcher of the Week honors for the period of 6/6-
l Allowed one run and struck out a career-high 10 over 7.0 12, going 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER/13.0 IP) and 20 strikeouts
scoreless IP on 9/3 vs. Tampa Bay … became the first White in two starts … struck out a minor-league, career-high 12 over
Sox pitcher to strike out 10-plus batters within his first three 7.0 IP on 6/10 vs. Akron.
starts with the club since Chris Sale in 2012. l Entered the season rated as the No. 1 Prospect in the
l Received a ND on 9/13 at Kansas City, allowing one run on Washington organization and the No. 5 Prospect in baseball
four hits in 6.1 IP … became the 15th Sox pitcher to make four- by Baseball America … was ranked by MLB.com as the No. 3
HISTORY

plus straight starts of 5.0-plus IP and four hits or less allowed. Prospect in MLB in their preseason rankings.
l Earned the win in his final start of the season on 9/24 vs. l Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as the
Kansas City … allowed just one run on five hits over 7.0 IP. No. 5 Prospect and Best Pitcher in the Eastern League.
l Began the season with Charlotte … at the time of his l Sox acquisition recommended by John Tumminia/Keith Staab.
promotion, ranked among the IL leaders in shutouts (2nd), starts
(T2nd), strikeouts (3rd), SO/9.0 (4th, 9.37) and IP (7th).
l Made 10 quality starts, allowed two runs or less eight times
and worked 7.0-plus IP in five outings … recorded double-digit
RECORDS

strikeouts on 6/5 vs. Durham (11) and 7/8 at Louisville (10).


l Went 3-1 with a 1.71 ERA (6 ER/31.2 IP), 28 strikeouts and
just two home runs allowed over his final five starts.
l Threw his first professional no-hitter on 5/25-1 vs. Syracuse
(7.0 IP), marking the first no-hitter in BB&T Ballpark history …
… was named IL Pitcher of the Week for 5/22-28.
MINOR LEAGUES

l Entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the No. 12


Prospect in baseball and No. 2 Prospect in the Sox organization.
l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 25
Prospect in baseball and No. 2 in the Sox organization … also
tabbed as possessing the Best Curveball in the Sox system.

2016 SEASON
l Appeared in six games (four starts) over four stints with
Washington in his first major-league season … made a combined
MEDIA/MISC.

21 starts between Class A Hagerstown, Class AA Harrisburg and


Class AAA Syracuse.
l His contract was purchased from Harrisburg on 6/28 and
made his major-league debut that day as the starter vs. New
York-NL … tossed 4.0 scoreless IP, allowing one hit with his first
career strikeout (Asdrúbal Cabrera).

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l Earned SAL Pitcher of the Week honors for the periods of
2015 SEASON

FRONT OFFICE
6/23-29 and 7/21-27.
l Combined to go 7-7 with a 3.15 ERA (41 ER/117.0 IP), l Was selected to Team USA for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures
131 strikeouts and a .253 (113-447) opponents average in Game in Minnesota … suffered a blown save, allowing two runs
21 appearances (19 starts) between Class A Potomac and on two hits over 0.2 IP in relief.
Harrisburg … averaged 10.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP and posted a l Went 8-0 with a 1.82 ERA (10 ER/49.1 IP) over his last nine
3.54 strikeout-to-walk ratio (37 BB). starts of the season.
l Ranked second among Nationals farmhands in strikeouts and l Following the season, was rated the No. 1 Prospect in the
fourth in ERA … was named a MiLB.com organizational All-Star. SAL and named an All-Star by Baseball America … was named
l Went 6-7 with a 3.55 ERA (41 ER/104.0 IP) in 19 starts, and an organizational All-Star by MiLB.com

FIELD STAFF
1-0 with 0.00 ERA (0 ER/13.0 IP) over two relief appearances. l Entered the season rated as the No. 1 Prospect and
l Was named to Team USA in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Possessing the Best Fastball and Best Curveball in the Nationals
Game in Cincinnati … started the game, allowing two hits with system by Baseball America.
one strikeout over 2.0 scoreless IP.
l Was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the 2013 SEASON
period of 8/10-16 … earned the win in his only start during that l Combined to go 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA (8 ER/36.2 IP), 39
span, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out 11 strikeouts and a .217 (28-129) opponents average over 11 starts
over 7.0 scoreless IP. between the Gulf Coast League Nationals and Class A Auburn.

PLAYERS
l Went 4-1 with a 2.41 ERA (10 ER/37.1 IP) and 38 strikeouts l Was rated by Baseball America following the season as the
over his last six starts with Harrisburg. No. 2 Prospect in the GCL.
l Entered the season ranked as the No. 1 Prospect in the l Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2
Washington system by Baseball America and MLB.com … Prospect and Possessing the Best Fastball and Best Curveball
was also rated by Baseball America as the No. 7 Prospect in in the Washington organization.
baseball and Possessing the Best Fastball and Best Curveball
in the Nationals organization. 2012 SEASON

OPPONENTS
l Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as the
l Made just one start with the GCL Nationals before undergoing
No. 1 Prospect in the EL and Carolina League.
Tommy John surgery on 9/13 … the surgery was performed by
Dr. Lewis Yocum.
2014 SEASON
l Was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 9 prospect in the
l Was named Nationals Minor League Pitcher of the Year after draft … was signed by Mark Baca (Nationals).
spending the entire season with Hagerstown.
l Was named South Atlantic League Outstanding Major League MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
Prospect and Outstanding Pitcher.

2017 REVIEW
l Engaged to Ariana … Twitter: @LGio27.
l Held opponents to a .197 (70-356) average … right-handers
l Is a 2012 graduate of Harvard Westlake High School in Los
batted .175 (32-182) while lefties hit .220 (38-173).
Angeles … went 9-1 with a 1.00 ERA and 78 strikeouts in his
l Limited opponents to a .130 (9-69) average with RISP and a
senior season, tossing four complete games and three shutouts.
.138 (4-29) mark with RISP/two outs.
l Parents Rick Giolito and Lindsay Frost are Hollywood actors.
l Averaged 10.1 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (110 SO/98.0 IP) and
recorded a 3.93 strikeout-to-walk ratio (28 BB).

CAREER PLAYING RECORD

HISTORY
YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2012 GCL Nationals 0-0 — 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 .286
2013 GCL Nationals 1-1 .500 2.78 8 8 0 0 0 22.2 19 8 7 0 0 10-0 25 4 0 .232
Auburn 1-0 1.000 0.64 3 3 0 0 0 14.0 9 1 1 1 2 4-0 14 1 0 .191
2014 Hagerstown 10-2 .833 2.20 20 20 0 0 0 98.0 70 28 24 7 1 28-0 110 1 0 .197
2015 Potomac 3-5 .375 2.71 13 11 0 0 0 69.2 65 24 21 1 3 20-0 86 7 1 .244
Harrisburg 4-2 .667 3.80 8 8 0 0 0 47.1 48 21 20 2 3 17-0 45 2 0 .265
2016 Harrisburg 5-3 .625 3.17 14 14 0 0 0 71.0 67 37 25 2 4 34-0 72 2 0 .247
RECORDS

Hagerstown 0-0 — 5.14 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 6 4 4 2 0 0-0 4 0 0 .231


Syracuse 1-2 .333 2.17 7 7 0 0 0 37.1 31 11 9 3 1 10-0 40 1 0 .225
WASHINGTON 0-1 .000 6.75 6 4 0 0 0 21.1 26 18 16 7 1 12-0 11 1 1 .295
2017 Charlotte 6-10 .375 4.48 24 24 2 2 0 128.2 122 66 64 17 4 59-0 134 9 0 .253
WHITE SOX 3-3 .500 2.38 7 7 0 0 0 45.1 31 14 12 8 3 12-0 34 2 0 .190
MINOR TOTALS 31-25 .554 3.18 99 97 2 2 0 497.2 439 201 176 35 148 182-0 531 27 1 .237
MLB TOTALS 3-4 .429 3.78 13 11 0 0 0 66.2 57 32 28 15 24 24-0 45 3 1 .227
MINOR LEAGUES

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the Washington in the first round (16th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft (6/12).
— Traded by Washington with RHPs Dane Dunning and Reynaldo López to the White Sox in exchange for OF Adam Eaton (12/7/16).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Pitcher 1.000 13 11 10 3 6 1 0
MEDIA/MISC.

CAREER GAME BESTS AS STARTER


STRIKEOUTS — 10 (9/3/17 vs. T.B.; 7.0 IP) … INNINGS PITCHED — 7.0 (3x, last 9/24/17 vs. K.C.)
WINNING STREAK — 2 games (8/27-9/3/17) … CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS IP — 10.0 (8/27-9/3/17)

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JEANMAR GÓMEZ 25
FRONT OFFICE

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE


Given Name: Jeanmar Alejandro Gómez
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-3 Weight: 215
Opening Day Age: 30 (February 10, 1988)
Birthplace | Residence: Caracas, Venezuela | Pembroke Pines, Fla.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Cleveland Indians, signed as a free agent, April; 4, 2005.
Sox Acquisition: Signed as a free agent, January 30, 2018.
Major League Service: Five years, 146 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2017 SEASON 2013 SEASON


PLAYERS

l Pitched in the Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Seattle l Was traded by Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in exchange for
organizations … made the Phillies Opening Day roster. outfielder Quincy Latimore on 1/9.
l Was on the Phillies disabled list from 5/6-25 with a right elbow l Spent most of the season with the Pirates but also made two
impingement … made eight appearances after returning before appearances with Columbus.
being designated for assignment on 6/20 and released on 6/25. l Made the Pirates Opening Day roster … went 2-0 with 3.77
l Signed with Milwaukee as a free agent on 7/9 and was ERA (19 ER/45.1 IP) in 26 relief appearances and 1-0 with a
OPPONENTS

assigned to Class AAA Colorado Springs. 2.80 ERA (11 ER/35.1 IP) over eight starts.
l Was on the Colorado Springs disabled list from 7/10-18 with a l Left his start on 5/12 at the Mets after 5.0 IP due to tightness
strained groin … made one appearance with the Arizona Rookie in his right calf.
League Brewers during a rehab assignment. l Matched his career high with 7.0 IP on 5/28 at Detroit.
l Was released by the Brewers on 8/7 and signed by Seattle l Left his start on 6/2 vs. Cincinnati after 1.0 IP due to tightness
as a free agent on 8/11 … made five appearances with Class in his right forearm … was on the disabled list from 6/23-25.
AAA Tacoma before being released on 8/26. l Worked 4.0 IP in Game 1 of the National League Division
l Went 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA (3 ER/15.0 IP) over 13 games (one Series at St. Louis.
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start) with Colorado Springs, AZL Brewers and Tacoma.


2012 SEASON
2016 SEASON l Split the season between Cleveland and Class AAA Columbus
l Ranked fourth among National League relievers in games … made his first career Opening Day roster with the Indians.
finished (59), fifth in saves (37) and 10th in save pct. (86.0) … l Owned a 2.35 ERA (4 ER/15.1 IP) over four April appearances.
his 37 saves were ninth-most in a season in Phillies history. l Was ejected from his start on 4/14 at Kansas City after
l Converted 24-26 (92.3 percent) of his save opportunities and working just 2.0 IP … marked his first career ejection … was
owned a 2.59 ERA (12 ER/41.2 IP) in 39 appearances before later suspended five games by Major League Baseball.
the All-Star break … was 13-17 (76.4) in save chances with an l Lost three straight starts from 6/12-23 before being optioned
HISTORY

8.33 ERA (25 ER/27.0 IP) in 31 games after the break. to the Clippers on 6/24.
l His 24 saves before the break tied Steve Bedrosian (1987) l Was recalled on 8/29 for the remainder of the Indians season.
and José Mesa (2001) for the club record. l Tossed a two-hit shutout on 7/13 at Indianapolis … owned a
l Missed two games from 8/3-4 while on the paternity list for 15.0 scoreless IP streak from 8/3-8.
the birth of his first child. l Following the season, played for La Guaira in the Venezuelan
Winter League.
2015 SEASON
RECORDS

l Was signed by Philadelphia as a free agent on 1/8/15 and 2011 SEASON


spent the entire season with the Phillies. l Split the season between the Indians and Columbus … also
l Tied for sixth among NL relievers with 74.2 IP made one appearance with Class A Mahoning Valley during
l Owned a 21.0 home scoreless IP streak from 5/11-8/2 (18 Columbus' All-Star break.
appearances) … did not allow an earned run over 13 June games l Made 11 appearances over three stints with the Indians
(14.2 IP). (4/19-5/7, 7/17-18 and 8/30-end of season).
MINOR LEAGUES

l Posted a career-long 13.1 scoreless IP streak from 6/12-7/6 l Won five straight starts from 8/30-9/22, recording a 1.80 ERA
(12 outings); also recorded a 9.2 IP scoreless stretch from 7/11- (6 ER/30.0 IP) … the five wins tied for the most in the American
8/2 (eight appearances). League during that span.
l Allowed three home runs over two appearances on 8/18 and l Finished third among Indians farmhands in ERA (2.54) and
8/21 after surrendering just one homer over his previous 80 tied for third in wins (10).
games from 5/22/14-8/12/15 (96.1 IP). l Was named an International League midseason All-Star.

2014 SEASON 2010 SEASON


l Spent the entire season pitching out of the Pirates bullpen. l Opened the season with Columbus and was recalled by
MEDIA/MISC.

l Pitched at least 2.0 IP in 23 of his 44 games (52.3 percent). Cleveland on 7/18 … made his major-league debut that day
l Worked a season-high 4.0 IP on 6/13 at Miami, and recorded vs. Detroit and earned the win ( 0 ER/7.0 IP).
his first major-league save on 7/12 at Cincinnati. l Was optioned back to Columbus on 7/19 before being recalled
l Did not surrender a homer in his final 32 appearances (38.0 by the Indians on 8/1 for the remainder of the season.
IP) … registered a 2.17 ERA (7 ER/29.0 IP) in his final 24 outings. l Won his second start on 8/1 vs. TOR, becoming the fifth CLE
pitcher since 1922 to win his first two MLB games as a starter.

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2009 SEASON 2007 SEASON

FRONT OFFICE
l Went 12-6 with a 3.30 ERA (54 ER/147.1 IP) and 124 strikeouts l Pitched for Class A Lake County … tied for fifth among South
in 26 starts between Class A Kinston and Class AA Akron. Atlantic League pitchers with 27 starts.
l Was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Year.
l Finished 3rd in the EL in ERA (3.43), tied for fifth in strikeouts 2006 SEASON
(109) and tied for sixth in wins (10) … was named to the EL mid l Spent the entire season with the Gulf Coast League Indians.
and postseason All-Star teams. l Ranked third in the GCL in IP (54.1) and ninth in ERA (2.48).
l Won each of his first four starts with Akron (0.31 ERA).
l Threw a 9.0-IP perfect game on 5/21 at Trenton … marked 2005 SEASON

FIELD STAFF
the first perfect game and individual no-hitter in Akron franchise l Made his debut with the Dominican Summer League Indians.
history, the first perfect game in Minor League Baseball since l Recommended/signed by Henry Centeno.
2007 (Guillermo Moscoso) and just the seventh 9.0-IP perfect
game in the EL’s 87-year history. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Married Luisa … has one son: Matthew Alejandro.
2008 SEASON
l Is a 2004 graduate of Unidad Educativa Privada Colegio
l Finished fourth in the Carolina League in GS (27) with Kinston. Arauca, where he played baseball, soccer and basketball.
l Recorded a 2.03 ERA (11 ER/48.2 IP) over his final nine starts. l Is an avid fisherman.

PLAYERS
CAREER PLAYING RECORD
YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2005 DSL Indians 5-3 .625 1.33 13 10 0 0 1 61.0 47 15 9 2 2 9-0 46 1 0 —
2006 GCL Indians 4-3 .571 2.48 11 9 0 0 0 54.1 50 24 15 2 6 12-0 34 2 1 .238
2007 Lake County 11-7 .611 4.80 27 27 1 0 0 140.2 152 84 75 19 8 46-0 94 10 0 .278
2008 Kinston 5-9 .357 4.55 27 27 0 0 0 138.1 154 76 70 14 12 46-0 110 3 1 .283

OPPONENTS
2009 Kinston 2-2 .500 2.63 4 4 0 0 0 24.0 17 8 7 2 1 5-0 15 1 0 .202
Akron 10-4 .714 3.43 22 22 1 1 0 123.1 117 56 47 11 3 40-0 109 3 0 .249
2010 Columbus 8-8 .500 5.20 20 20 1 0 0 116.0 129 74 67 16 1 42-0 78 8 1 .284
CLEVELAND 4-5 .444 4.68 11 11 0 0 0 57.2 73 36 30 7 2 22-3 34 1 0 .307
2011 Columbus 10-7 .588 2.55 21 21 2 1 0 137.2 123 54 39 8 5 49-0 107 0 0 .242
CLEVELAND 5-3 .625 4.47 11 10 0 0 0 58.1 73 31 29 6 1 15-1 31 2 0 .303
Mahoning Valley 0-0 .000 2.25 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 5 1 1 0 0 0-0 3 0 0 .294
2012 CLEVELAND 5-8 .385 5.96 20 17 0 0 0 90.2 95 66 60 15 4 34-5 47 2 0 .273

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Columbus 6-5 .545 4.41 11 11 1 1 0 69.1 75 39 34 6 1 17-0 54 2 0 .273
2013 PITTSBURGH 3-0 1.000 3.35 34 8 0 0 0 80.2 65 35 30 6 3 28-3 53 6 0 .223
Indianapolis 1-0 1.000 1.13 2 2 0 0 0 8.0 3 2 1 0 1 4-0 7 2 0 .111
2014 PITTSBURGH 2-2 .500 3.19 44 0 0 0 1 62.0 70 24 22 6 2 23-7 38 2 0 .292
2015 PHILADELPHIA 2-3 .400 3.01 65 0 0 0 0 74.2 82 28 25 4 2 17-4 50 3 0 .278
2016 PHILADELPHIA 3-5 .375 4.85 70 0 0 0 37 68.2 78 38 37 6 2 22-2 47 3 0 .289
2017 PHILADELPHIA 3-2 .600 7.25 18 0 0 0 2 22.1 31 19 18 7 2 7-2 2 1 0 .348
AZL Brewers 0-0 .000 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 .250
Colorado Springs 0-0 .000 2.16 7 0 0 0 0 8.1 7 2 2 1 0 1-0 7 0 0 .250
Tacoma 1-0 1.000 1.59 5 0 0 0 1 5.2 3 1 1 1 2 2-0 4 0 0 .143

HISTORY
MINOR TOTALS 58-45 .563 3.89 159 145 6 3 1 830.2 836 421 359 80 38 264-0 624 31 3 .262
A.L. TOTALS 14-16 .467 .439 42 38 0 0 0 206.2 241 133 119 28 7 71-9 112 5 0 .291
N.L. TOTALS 13-12 .520 .385 231 8 0 0 40 308.1 326 144 132 29 11 97-18 209 15 0 .275
MLB TOTALS 27-28 .491 4.39 273 46 0 0 40 515.0 567 277 251 57 18 168-27 321 20 0 .282

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Signed by Cleveland as a free agent (4/4/05).
RECORDS

— On Class AA Akron disabled list with a strained left hamstring (8/19-26/09).


— Traded by Cleveland to Pittsburgh in exchange for OF Quincy Latimore (1/9/13).
— On Pittsburgh disabled list with right forearm inflammation (6/3-25/13); included rehab assignment to Class AAA Indianapolis (6/13-25/13).
— Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent (1/8/15).
— Signed by Philadephia as a free agent (2/27/17).
— On Philadelphia disabled list with a right elbow impingement (5/6-25/17).
— Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent (7/9/17).
MINOR LEAGUES

— On Class AAA Colorado Springs disabled list with a strained groin (7/9-18/17); included rehab assignment to AZL Brewers (7/16-18/17).
— Signed by Seattle as a free agent (8/11/17).
— Signed by the White Sox as a free agent (1/30/18).

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Pitcher .975 273 46 121 42 76 3 5

CAREER GAME BESTS


MEDIA/MISC.

STRIKEOUTS — 7 (4/28/12 vs. LAA) … INNINGS PITCHED — 7.0 (4x, last 5/28/13 at DET)
WINNING STREAK — 5 games (8/30-9/22/11) … CONSECUTIVE SCORELESS IP — 13.1 (6/12-7/6/15)

CAREER DIVISION SERIES RECORD


YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2013 Pit. vs. St.L. 0-0 .000 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 0 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 .214

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ALFREDO GONZÁLEZ 87
FRONT OFFICE

CATCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE


Given Name: Alfredo Rene González Flores
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-0 Weight: 235
Opening Day Age: 24 (July 13, 1992)
Birthplace | Residence: Santa Teresa del Tuy, Ven. | Charallave del Tuy, Ven.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: Houston Astros, signed as a non-drafted free agent,


July 23, 2008.
Sox Acquisition: Obtained from the Houston Astros in exchange for cash
considerations, July 2, 2016.
Major League Service: None
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.
PLAYERS

2017 SEASON 2014 SEASON


l Spent the entire season with Class AA Birmingham. l Spent the season at Advanced Rookie Tri-City … threw out
l Threw out 41.0 percent (28-69) of attempted baserunners. 45.5 percent (15-33) of attempted baserunners.
l Was disabled list from 4/29-6/1 (fractured right index finger)
and 7/5-21 (strained right biceps). 2013 SEASON
l Appeared in three games with Caracas of the VWL. l Played in 33 games at Advanced Rookie Greeneville …
OPPONENTS

compiled a .342 on-base percentage.


2016 SEASON l Threw out 41.7 percent (10-24) of attempted baserunners.
l Split the season between Class AA Corpus Christie in the
Houston organization and Birmingham in the White Sox system 2012 SEASON
… also appeared in one game with Class AAA Charlotte. l Spent his second straight season with the GCL Astros …
l Threw out 33.8 percent (22-65) of attempted baserunners threw out 37.0 percent (10-27) of attempted baserunners.
between the three stops.
l Was DFA on 6/25 and traded to the Sox on 7/2 for cash … 2011 SEASON
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was assigned to Birmingham and hit safely in his first five games. l Appeared in 30 games with the GCL Astros … threw out 33.3
l Batted .359 (23-64) with a .419 on-base percentage and eight percent (12-36) of attempted baserunners.
multihit efforts in July.
2010 SEASON
2015 SEASON l Missed the entire season after undergoing right wrist surgery.
l Split the season between Class A Quad Cities, Class A
Lancaster and Corpus Christie … hit .321 (80-249) with 37 RBI. 2009 SEASON
l Threw out 47.1 percent (24-53) of attempted baserunners. l Made his pro debut with the DSL Astros (31 games).
l Was signed by the Astros as a 16-year-old on 7/23/08 … was
HISTORY

l Began 2016 with Quad Cities, batting .326 (14-43) with a .483
OBP and threw out 10-16 (.625) attempted baserunners. signed by Félix Francisco, Luimac Quero and Rafael Cariel.
l Was promoted to Lancaster on 5/7, hiting.340 (36-106) with a
.388 OBP in 27 games … hit two homers on 5/31 at High Desert. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Was promoted to Corpus Christie on 6/30 and batted .300 l Married Kelly … has one daughter: Khloe … attended U.E.
(30-100) with a .395 on-base percentage in 32 games … made Valles del Tuy High School … Instagram: @alfredo_1401.
his pitching debut on 8/9 vs. Midland (hit batter and strikeout). l Is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Shaquille O'Neal.
RECORDS

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


YEAR CLUB AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG E
2009 DSL Astros .167 31 90 12 15 20 3 1 0 9 0 0 1 13 21 5 3 .279 .222 6
2010 DID NOT PLAY DUE TO INJURY
2011 GCL Astros .172 30 93 8 16 25 3 3 0 9 3 2 1 3 20 3 3 .202 .269 7
2012 GCL Astros .244 27 90 13 22 27 3 1 0 6 1 0 4 3 10 5 0 .299 .300 1
MINOR LEAGUES

2013 Greeneville .240 33 104 19 25 37 4 1 2 10 0 0 2 14 24 5 1 .342 .356 3


2014 Tri-City .246 46 122 19 30 45 4 1 3 9 5 0 4 15 24 5 5 .348 .369 9
2015 Quad Cities .326 13 43 7 14 32 1 1 0 8 1 0 2 11 8 2 0 .482 .395 0
Lancaster .340 27 106 20 36 45 3 0 2 15 0 1 0 9 22 3 1 .388 .425 5
Corpus Christi .300 32 100 14 30 17 2 0 0 12 2 2 0 17 21 0 0 .395 .320 1
2016 Corpus Christi .158 44 146 14 23 30 5 1 0 7 1 0 1 14 40 0 0 .236 .205 3
Birmingham .296 39 135 13 40 46 6 0 0 8 1 2 4 10 22 2 0 .358 .341 7
Charlotte .000 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 0
2017 Birmingham .208 71 216 22 45 65 6 1 4 24 1 1 2 29 41 4 4 .306 .301 5
MINOR TOTALS .237 394 1248 161 296 389 40 10 11 117 15 8 21 138 256 34 17 .322 .312 47
MEDIA/MISC.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Signed by Houston as a non-drafted free agent (7/23/08).
— Traded by Houston to the White Sox in exchange for cash considerations (7/2/16).
— On Class AA Birmingham disabled list with a fractured right index finger (4/29-6/1/17).
— On Class AA Birmingham disabled list with a strained right biceps (7/5-21/17).

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MIGUEL GONZÁLEZ 58

FRONT OFFICE
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER
Given Name: Miguel Ángel González Martín
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-1 Weight: 180
Opening Day Age: 33 (May 27, 1984)
Birthplace | Residence: Guadalajara, Mexico | Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Los Angeles Angels, signed as free agent,
December 13, 2004.
Sox Acquisition: Signed as a free agent, January 11, 2018.
Major League Service: Six years, 74 days.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

l His contract was purchased from Charlotte on 4/25 … made

PLAYERS
2017 SEASON
his White Sox debut as the starting pitcher that night at Toronto,
l Combined to go 8-13 with a 4.62 ERA (80 ER/156.0 IP) and receiving a no decision (5 ER/5.1 IP).
100 strikeouts in 27 starts between the White Sox and Rangers. l Was optioned back to Charlotte on 4/27 and recalled on 5/9 for
l Was traded to Texas on 8/31 in exchange for INF Ti'Quan the rest of the season … was 1-1 with a 2.94 ERA (11 ER/33.2
Forbes … at the time of the trade, ranked among the Sox pitching IP) over his first six starts after rejoining the club.
leaders in wins (T1st, 7), starts (2nd, 22), IP (2nd, 133.2) and l Received a no decision in his second start on 5/9 at Texas
strikeouts (3rd, 85). despite allowing just one run over 5.2 IP … retired 11 straight

OPPONENTS
l Went 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA (6 ER/27.0 IP) and 20 strikeouts from the first-fifth inning.
over his first four starts from 4/8-24 … earned the win in his l Suffered his first loss on 5/21 vs. Kansas City (2 ER/6.0 IP)
season debut on 4/8 vs. Minnesota (2 ER/6.0 IP) … his scoreless despite making his first quality start.
streak dating back to 9/28/16 was snapped at 13.0 IP. l Made his only relief appearance of the season on 6/5 at
l Earned his second win on 4/18 at Yankee Stadium, allowing Detroit, working 1.1 scoreless IP … earned his first win on 6/9
one run on four hits (all infield singles) over 8.1 IP … carried a vs. Washington, allowing one run on three hits over 6.0 IP to
three-hit shutout (78 pitches) into the ninth before being removed snap Chicago's five-game losing streak.
after allowing his fourth infield single and a four-pitch walk.

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l Received his sixth no decision on 6/20 at Boston despite
l Moved to 3-0 on 4/24 vs. Kansas City after allowing just one allowing just one run on four hits over 6.2 IP … surrendered a
unearned run on two hits over 8.0 scoreless IP … retired 12 career-high eight runs on 10 hits and three walks over 5.1 IP in
straight hitters in one stretch from the third-seventh inning. a loss on 6/25 vs. Toronto.
l Worked 8.0 IP in consecutive starts for the second time in his l Went 3-4 with a 2.70 ERA (20 ER/66.2 IP) over an 11-start
career (also on 7/5-11/14 with Baltimore). stretch (10 quality) from 7/1-9/17 … earned his second win on
l Lost five consecutive starts from 4/30-5/22, posting a 6.99 7/6 vs. the Yankees after allowing just five hits (four singles)
ERA (22 ER/28.1 IP). over 7.0 scoreless IP.
l Ended his five-game losing streak on 5/28 vs. Detroit (3 l Received his second straight no decision on 7/24 vs. the Cubs

HISTORY
ER/7.2 IP) … took a perfect game into the seventh inning before despite allowing two runs with eight strikeouts over 6.2 IP …
allowing a leadoff single to Andrew Romine … became the first surrendered just two runs (one earned) on six hits over 7.0 IP
White Sox pitcher to retire the first 18 hitters of a game since on 7/30 at Minnesota but received a no decision.
Chris Sale on 5/12/13 vs. the Angels (19) … source: STATS. l Worked just 1.0-plus IP on 8/11 at Kansas City before leaving
l Was placed on the 10-day disabled list on 6/18 (retro to 6/15) the game in the second inning with a right groin strain … was
with A/C joint inflammation in his right shoulder … made rehab placed on the disabled list on 8/12.
starts at Class AAA Charlotte and Class AA Birmingham before l Made one rehab start with Charlotte before being reinstated
being reinstated on 7/14.
RECORDS

on 9/6 … earned the win that night vs. Detroit after allowing just
l Went 2-0 with a 1.85 ERA (7 ER/34.0 IP), 28 strikeouts and six hits with no walks and four strikeouts over 6.1 scoreless IP.
five quality starts over his final five starts with the Sox (8/9-31). l Worked a season-high 8.1 scoreless IP in a win on 9/28 vs.
l Received a ND on 8/15 at the Dodgers (1 ER/6.0 IP), his first Tampa Bay … surrendered just three hits with no walks and five
career start at Dodger Stadium (was a Dodgers fan as a child). strikeouts … retired 16 of the first 17 batters and nine of the final
l Struck out a season-high nine batters over 8.0 IP on 8/25 10 in the second-longest outing of his career (9.0-IP complete
vs. Detroit … did not factor in the decision in his final start with game on 9/3/14 vs. Cincinnati).
MINOR LEAGUES

Chicago on 8/31 at Minnesota (3 ER/6.0 IP). l Opened the season with the Knights and made four starts …
l Made his Rangers debut on 9/6 at Atlanta (ND; 4 ER/3.0 IP). earned his only win on 4/17 vs. Durham (1 ER/6.0 IP).
l Went 1-2 with a 2.65 ERA (5 ER/17.0 IP) over his last three
starts with Texas. 2015 SEASON
2016 SEASON l Spent the season with Baltimore … went 6-3 with a 2.89 ERA
(23 ER/71.2 IP) in 12 starts against the American League East.
l Made 24 appearances (23 starts) with the White Sox after
l Was 3-5 with a 5.27 ERA (40 ER/68.1 IP) in 12 starts at Oriole
agreeing to terms on a minor-league contract on 4/3 … was
Park and 6-7 with a 4.60 mark (39 ER/76.1 IP) in 14 road starts.
released by Baltimore on 3/30.
MEDIA/MISC.

l Recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts on 4/14 vs. Yankees.


l Limited opponents to a career-low .380 slugging percentage
l Earned a decision in 12 consecutive starts from 8/2/14-4/19/15
and .686 OPS … made 15 quality starts and allowed one run
… went 7-5 during that span, posting a 2.31 ERA (19 ER/74.0
or less 10 times.
IP) with seven quality starts.
l Lowered his ERA from 4.39 (34 ER/69.2 IP) over 13 games
l Was on the 15-day disabled list from 6/10-24 with a strained
(12 starts) in the first half to 3.03 (22 ER/65.1 IP) in 11 starts
right groin and from 8/31-9/29 with right shoulder tendinitis.
after the break.

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2014 SEASON 2010 SEASON
FRONT OFFICE

l Spent most of the season in the Orioles rotation but also l Pitched for Class A Salem after not pitching in the minor
pitched for Bowie and Class AAA Norfolk. leagues since 2007.
l Was on the disabled list from 5/31-6/16 with a right oblique l Went 4-0 with a 1.51 ERA (6 ER/35.2 IP) over seven starts
strain … posted a 1.82 ERA (6 ER/29.2 IP) in four July starts. from 7/17-8/26.
l Was optioned to Norfolk on 7/12 (recalled on 7/22) and 8/9 l Named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week from 8/2-8.
(8/24) … made two starts with the Tide. l Went 3-2 with a 4.22 ERA (30 ER/64.0 IP) over 14
l Posted a 2.19 ERA (17 ER/70.0 IP) over his final 11 starts from appearances (11 starts) for Mazatlan of the MPWL.
7/22-9/28, including six straight quality outings from 8/7-9/13,
FIELD STAFF

the longest streak of the season by an Orioles starter. 2009 SEASON


l Tossed his first career shutout on 9/3 vs. Cincinnati, allowing l Missed the entire season due to Tommy John surgery.
just four hits with eight strikeouts.
l Started Game 4 of the ALCS vs. Kansas City, suffering the 2008 SEASON
loss as the Orioles were swept by Kansas City … allowed two l Missed the entire season due to a torn meniscus suffered in
runs on four hits with four walks and four strikeouts over 5.2 IP. April with Class AA Arkansas in the Angels organization.
l Pitched for Mazatlán of the MPWL, going 4-1 with a 1.52 ERA
2013 SEASON (7 ER/41.1 IP) in 11 appearances (eight starts).
PLAYERS

l Set career highs with 11 wins, 28 starts, 171.1 IP and 120


strikeouts in his second season with the Orioles. 2007 SEASON
l Was 8-3 with a 3.34 ERA (40 ER/107.2 IP) over his first 17 l Spent the entire season with Arkansas … finished second in
starts through 7/20. the Texas League with a 3.38 ERA.
l Made eight consecutive quality starts from 6/6-8/20, tied for l Was selected to the Texas League postseason All-Star Team.
the third-longest streak by an Orioles starter since 1980 behind l Was named TL Pitcher of the Week for 7/9-15.
Jeremy Guthrie (10 in 2007) and Erik Bedard (nine in 2007). l Made 14 appearances for Mazatlán, posting a 2.63 ERA (4
OPPONENTS

l Went the first 33 starts of his career without losing consecutive ER/13.2 IP) … did not factor in a decision.
decisions before losing on 7/25 at Kansas City and 7/31 vs.
Houston … tied Ken Dixon (9/22/84-6/16/86) for the longest 2006 SEASON
streak to start a career by a pitcher in Orioles/Browns history. l Went 1-2 with a 3.16 ERA (28 ER/79.2 IP) and five saves
l The Orioles won 12 consecutive home starts by González (six chances) in 45 relief outings between Class A Rancho
from 8/10/12-7/11/13, the fourth-longest streak by a Baltimore Cucamonga and Arkansas.
pitcher since 1954. l Allowed just one run in his final 10 contests (20.2 IP) with the
l Lost on 8/20 at Tampa Bay, his first career home defeat Quakes … was promoted to Arkansas on 5/17.
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against an AL East opponent. l Went 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA (16 ER/33.1 IP) in 16 games (two
starts) for Mazatlán.
2012 SEASON
l Split the season between Norfolk and the Orioles after signing 2005 SEASON
as a minor-league free agent on 2/28. l Combined to go 3-5 with a 3.93 ERA (23 ER/52.2 IP) and 52
l Made 10 quality starts with Baltimore … allowed nine home strikeouts between the Arizona Rookie League Angels, Class A
runs in his first five starts, but just four in his last 10. Cedar Rapids and Rancho Cucamonga.
l His contract was purchased from Norfolk on 5/29 and made l Spent most of the year with Cedar Rapids, converting eight
his major-league debut that night in relief at Toronto (1 ER/3.1 of 12 save opportunites.
HISTORY

IP) … struck out his first batter faced (J.P. Arencibia).


l Made one more appearance before being optioned back to MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
the Tides on 6/9 … was recalled on 7/1 and recorded his first l Married Lucía … has two children: Leah and Mateo.
career win in his first start on 7/6 at the Angels, allowing just l Attended Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, Calif., where
one run on three hits over 7.0 IP. he earned his Associate's Degree in Arts in 2004.
l Earned the win over the Yankees on 7/30 and 8/31 at Yankee l Graduated in 2002 from San Fernando (Calif.) High School
Stadium, becoming the first Orioles rookie starter to defeat the … competed against former National League Most Valuable
RECORDS

Yankees twice on the road in a span of 33 days since Tom Player and Rookie of the Year Ryan Braun in high school.
Phoebus accomplished the feat on 7/17/67 and 8/16/67 (Elias).
l Went 3-1 with a 1.91 ERA (7 ER/33.0 IP) in August … his
August ERA was third-best in the AL behind Félix Hernández
and Bartolo Colón.
l Posted a no decision in Game 3 of the ALDS at Yankee
MINOR LEAGUES

Stadium despite allowing one run on five hits with no walks and
eight strikeouts over 7.0 IP.
l Went 2-2 with a 1.98 ERA (6 ER/27.1 IP) in six starts with
Norfolk … was 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA (2 ER/17.1 IP), one save
and .143 opponents average in eight relief appearances.
l Was named Orioles Minor League Pitcher of the Month
for May after going 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA (4 ER/16.1 IP) in six
appearances (two starts) for the Tides.
MEDIA/MISC.

2011 SEASON
l Went 0-7 with a 5.40 ERA (34 ER/56.2 IP) and 54 strikeouts
in 18 games (nine starts) between Class A Salem, Class AA
Portland and Class AAA Pawtucket in the Boston system.
l Made 18 appearances (six starts) with Mazatlán in the
Mexican Pacific Winter League, going 5-0 with a 2.53 ERA.

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD

FRONT OFFICE
YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2005 Rancho Cucam. 0-0 — 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 4.2 0 0 0 0 0 2-0 3 0 0 .000
AZL Angels 1-0 1.000 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 7 0 0 .000
Cedar Rapids 2-5 .286 4.70 28 0 0 0 8 44.0 47 30 23 4 4 8-3 42 6 0 .266
2006 Rancho Cucam. 1-0 1.000 1.71 14 0 0 0 1 26.1 17 5 5 2 1 2-0 24 0 0 .173
Arkansas 0-2 .000 3.88 31 0 0 0 4 53.1 41 23 23 8 0 17-0 38 0 0 .214
2007 Arkansas 8-4 .667 3.37 30 19 1 1 1 130.2 128 53 49 13 12 42-1 81 3 2 .260
2008 DID NOT PLAY DUE TO INJURY

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2009 DID NOT PLAY DUE TO INJURY
2010 Salem 6-4 .600 4.54 17 16 0 0 0 73.1 82 42 37 5 8 18-0 47 8 0 .287
2011 Salem 0-1 .000 1.80 2 2 0 0 0 5.0 5 1 1 0 1 2-0 4 0 0 .263
Pawtucket 0-1 .000 1.80 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 2 1 1 1 0 2-0 5 0 0 .125
Portland 0-5 .000 6.17 15 6 0 0 0 46.2 55 41 32 4 7 19-0 45 3 1 .286
2012 Norfolk 3-2 .600 1.61 14 6 0 0 1 44.2 22 12 8 1 0 10-0 53 1 0 .143
BALTIMORE 9-4 .692 3.25 18 15 0 0 0 105.1 92 38 38 13 5 35-2 77 3 2 .235
2013 BALTIMORE 11-8 .579 3.78 30 28 0 0 0 171.1 157 81 72 24 3 53-3 120 4 0 .243
2014 Bowie 0-0 — 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 4 0 0 0 0 1-0 5 1 0 .250

PLAYERS
Norfolk 1-0 1.000 3.00 2 2 0 0 0 9.0 6 3 3 1 0 2-0 1 2 0 .182
BALTIMORE 10-9 .526 3.23 27 26 1 1 0 159.0 155 61 57 25 8 51-1 111 4 1 .255
2015 Bowie 1-0 1.000 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 1 0 1-0 4 0 0 .222
BALTIMORE 9-12 .429 4.91 26 26 0 0 0 144.2 151 81 79 24 8 51-2 109 4 0 .270
2016 Charlotte 1-0 1.000 4.64 5 5 0 0 0 21.1 27 12 11 5 1 4-0 25 0 1 .321
WHITE SOX 5-8 .385 3.73 24 23 0 0 0 135.0 132 61 56 11 6 35-1 95 3 0 .254
2017 WHITE SOX 7-10 .412 4.31 22 22 0 0 0 133.2 145 72 64 16 4 47-2 85 1 0 .273
Charlotte 0-0 — 5.79 1 1 0 0 0 4.2 7 3 3 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 .333

OPPONENTS
Birmingham 0-0 — 10.38 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 7 5 5 0 1 0-0 5 0 0 .350
TEXAS 1-3 .250 6.45 5 5 0 0 0 22.1 22 16 16 6 2 8-0 15 0 0 .259
MINOR TOTALS 24-25 .490 3.76 168 61 1 1 15 486.1 454 233 203 45 35 130-4 390 25 3 .246
SOX TOTALS 12-18 .400 4.02 46 45 0 0 0 268.2 277 133 120 27 10 82-3 180 1 0 .264
MLB TOTALS 52-54 .491 3.95 152 145 1 1 0 871.1 854 410 382 119 36 280-11 612 19 3 .256

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

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— Signed by Los Angeles-AL as a free agent (12/13/04).
— On Class AA Arkansas disabled list with a torn right meniscus (4/13/08-remainder of the season).
— Selected by Boston in the Rule 5 draft from Los Angeles-AL (12/11/08).
— On Boston disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in right elbow (3/27/09-remainder of the season).
— On Class AAA Pawtucket disabled list while recovering from surgery that repaired a torn ulnar collateral ligament in right elbow (4/8-6/1/10).
— On Class AA Portland disabled list with a strained right quadtriceps (4/7-5/3/11).
— On Class AA Portland disabled list with right forearm inflammation (7/15-8/4/11).
— On Class AA Portland disabled list with right elbow inflammation (8/20/11-remainder of the season).
— Signed by Baltimore as a free agent (2/28/12).
— On Baltimore disabled list with a right thumb blister (5/4-21/13).

HISTORY
— On Baltimore disabled list with strained right oblique (5/31-6/17/14); included a rehab assignment to Class AA Bowie (6/11-16/14).
— On Baltimore disabled list with strained right groin (6/10-25/15); included a rehab assignment to Class AA Bowie (6/20-25/15).
— On Baltimore disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis (8/31-9/29/15).
— Signed by the White Sox as a free agent (4/7/16).
— On White Sox disabled list with A/C joint inflammation in right shoulder (6/15-7/14/17); included rehab assignment to Class AAA Charlotte
(7/6-11/17) and Class AA Birmingham (7/12-14/17.
— Traded by the White Sox to Texas in exchange for INF Ti'Quan Forbes (8/31/17).
— Signed by the White Sox as a free agent (1/11/18).
RECORDS

CAREER PITCHING BREAKDOWN


Quality Starts — Career: 83; 2017: 15; 2016: 15; 2015: 8; 2014: 16; 2013: 19; 2012: 10.
Club Record As A Starter — Career: 76-76; 2017: 11-16; 2016: 11-12; 2015: 12-14; 2014: 14-13; 2013: 16-14; 2012: 11-7.
Starts Lasting At Least 6.0/7.0/8.0 IP — Career: 90/35/11; 2017: 17/6/4; 2016: 15/5/1; 2015: 10/7/1; 2014: 16/6/3; 2013: 20/6/1; 2012: 12/5/1
MINOR LEAGUES

CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS


POSITION PCT G GS TC PO A E DP
Pitcher .985 152 145 131 45 84 2 8

CAREER GAME BESTS AS STARTER


STRIKEOUTS — 10 (4/14/15 vs. NYY, 7.0 IP) … IP — 9.0 (9/3/14 vs. CIN) … CG — 1 (9/3/14 vs. CIN)
SHO — 1 (9/3/14 vs. CIN) … WIN STREAK — 4 (9/21/12-4/4/13) … CONSEC. SCORELESS IP — 16.1 (9/3-13/14)
MEDIA/MISC.

2018 MEDIA GUIDE 101


JORDAN GUERRERO 81
FRONT OFFICE

LEFT-HANDED PITCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE


Given Name: Jordan Andrew Guerrero
Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6-3 Weight: 195
Opening Day Age: 21 (March 31, 1994)
Birthplace | Residence: Oxnard, Calif. | Simi Valley, Calif.
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First Pro Contract: White Sox.


Sox Acquisition: Selected in 15th round, June 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

l Earned South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week honors for


2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS
PLAYERS

the periods of 4/9-20 and 5/11-17.


l Baseball America: No. 23 prospect in the White Sox system. l Did not allow a run over 20.0 straight IP from 5/4-22.
l Was on the Kannapolis disabled list from 5/23-6/1 with a strain
2017 SEASON
in his right quad.
l Spent his second straight season with Class AA Birmingham l Was promoted to Winston-Salem on 6/3 … lefties hit .235
… ranked among the Southern League leaders in complete (20-85) and right-handers batted .241 (62-257).
games (T1st, 2), shutouts (T2nd, 1), strikeouts (4th, 136) and l Worked at least 7.0 IP six times and 8.0-plus IP four times
OPPONENTS

strikeouts per 9.0 IP (5th, 8.36). … earned Carolina League Pitcher of the Week honors for the
l Was named to the SL Midseason All-Star Team. period of 8/3-9 (1-0; 7.0 scoreless IP).
l Earned SL Pitcher of the Week honors for the period of 6/12- l Went 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA (4 ER/28.0 IP) in August.
18, tossing a shutout (9.0 IP) on 6/13 vs. Mobile. l Allowed three runs or less in each of his final eight starts …
l Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as six of the outings were quality starts.
possessing the Best Changeup in the SL.
l Was voted by members of the Chicago media as the White 2014 SEASON
Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June … went 4-0
2017 REVIEW

l Spent the entire season with Kannapolis, appearing in 27


with a 1.23 ERA (5 ER/36.2 IP), one shutout and 26 strikeouts games (nine starts).
over five starts during the month. l Went 4-0 with a 2.75 ERA (12 ER/39.1 IP) and 39 strikeouts
l Allowed just eight home runs over 146.1 IP (0.5 HR per 9.0 over 14 road appearances.
IP), second-fewest among SL pitchers with at least 140.0 IP. l Was 4-0 with a 2.65 ERA (11 ER/37.1 IP) and 48 strikeouts
l Posted a 6-0 record with a 1.66 ERA (9 ER/48.2 IP) over in 18 relief outings … struck out 48 and allowed just one homer.
seven starts from 6/1-7/10. l Opponents hit just .207 (19-92) with RISP and .209 (9-43)
l Entered the season rated by MLB.com as the No. 16 Prospect with RISP/two outs.
in the White Sox system. l Opened the season pitching out of the bullpen before making
HISTORY

nine starts over his final 13 appearances from 6/26-9/1 …


2016 SEASON
allowed two earned runs or less in seven of his starts.
l Spent his first season with Birmingham, leading the Barons l Recorded a six-game winning streak from 4/23-7/6.
with seven wins.
l Held opponents to a .188 (12-64) average with RISP and two 2013 SEASON
outs … hitters went 2-17 (.118) with the bases loaded. l Made just five starts with Advanced Rookie Bristol, going 0-3
l Struck out a season-high 11 batters on 5/5 at Montgomery with a 4.26 ERA (12 ER/25.1 IP).
(ND; 2 ER/6.0 IP) l Allowed three earned runs or less in four of his five starts.
RECORDS

l Won back-to-back starts on 5/20-26 and 7/31-8/5. l Worked 7.0 scoreless IP on 7/13 vs. Johnson City, his second-
l Earned the win on 6/6 vs. Mobile, tossing 7.0 scoreless IP. to-last appearance of the season.
l Was placed on the disabled list on 8/18 with left elbow
soreness, missing the remainder of the season. 2012 SEASON
l Entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 8
l Made his professional debut with Bristol, appearing in seven
Prospect and Possessing the Best Slider in the Sox system.
games out of the bullpen.
MINOR LEAGUES

2015 SEASON l Ranked by Baseball America as Possessing the Best


Secondary Pitch in the White Sox draft class.
l Split the season between Class A Kannapolis and Class A
l Was recommended/signed by Gary Woods.
Winston-Salem, going 13-4 with a 3.08 ERA (51 ER/149.0 IP)
and 148 strikeouts … surrendered just seven home runs. MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
l Led all White Sox farmhands in strikeouts, tied for the
l Single … Twitter: @guerrero_jordan.
organizational lead in wins and ranked fourth in strikeouts.
l Is a 2012 graduate of Moorpark (Calif.) High School.
l Opened the season with the Intimidators, making nine starts
l Threw a no-hitter in March of his junior season … struck out 77
… allowed one run or less in seven of his outings.
MEDIA/MISC.

over 52.0 IPas a senior and 72 in 57.1 IP as a junior … recorded


l Went 4-0 with a 1.97 ERA (7 ER/32.0 IP) at home … allowed
a .333 average as a junior and a .392 mark as a senior.
just two earned runs over 26.0 IP in April (four starts).
l Played on the Moorpark football team for three seasons.
l Limited right-handers to a .194 average (30-155).
l Opened the season with 14.0 consecutive scoreless IP from
4/9-22 … recorded six wins over a span of seven starts from
4/15-5/22 with the Dash.

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CAREER PLAYING RECORD

FRONT OFFICE
YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG
SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO WP BK AVG
2012 Bristol 0-1 .000 3.00 7 0 0 0 0 9.0 10 3 3 0 0 4-0 6 1 0 .294
2013 Bristol 0-3 .000 4.26 5 5 0 0 0 25.1 31 15 12 4 0 5-0 15 1 0 .304
2014 Kannapolis 6-2 .750 3.46 27 9 0 0 0 78.0 81 33 30 5 3 27-0 80 4 1 .266
2015 Kannapolis 6-1 .857 2.28 9 9 0 0 0 55.1 42 15 14 1 2 10-0 60 0 0 .214
Winston-Salem 7-3 .700 3.56 16 16 0 0 0 93.2 82 41 37 6 5 21-0 88 3 0 .240
2016 Birmingham 7-8 .467 4.83 25 25 0 0 0 136.0 133 76 73 13 5 73-0 108 8 3 .260
2017 Birmingham 7-12 .368 4.18 25 25 2 1 0 146.1 150 71 68 8 3 43-2 136 3 1 .270

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MINOR TOTALS 33-30 .524 3.92
114 89 2 1 0 543.2 529 254 237 37 18
183-2
493 20 5 .259

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the 15th round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/12).
— On Class A Kannapolis disabled list with a strained right quad (5/23-6/1/15).
— On Class A Winston-Salem disabled list with left elbow tendinitis (8/23-9/1/15).
— On Class AA Birmingham disabled list with left elbow soreness (8/18-9/6/16).

PLAYERS
OPPONENTS
2017 REVIEW
HISTORY
RECORDS
MINOR LEAGUES
MEDIA/MISC.

2018 MEDIA GUIDE 103


ALEC HANSEN 82
FRONT OFFICE

RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE


Given Name: Alec John Hansen
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-8 Weight: 235
Opening Day Age: 23 (October 10, 1994)
Birthplace and Residence: Loveland, Colo.
FIELD STAFF

First Pro Contract: White Sox.


Sox Acquisition: Selected in the second round, June 2016 First-Year Player Draft.
Major League Service: None.
Contract Status: Signed through 2018.

2018 PRESEASON RANKINGS 2016 SEASON


PLAYERS

l Baseball America: No. 3 prospect and possessing the Best l Went a combined 2-1 with a 1.32 ERA (8 ER/54.2 IP), 81
Curveball in the White Sox system; No. 57 overall in baseball. strikeouts and a 0.80 WHIP over 12 starts between the Arizona
l MLB.com: No. 4 prospect in the White Sox system; No. 54 Rookie League White Sox, Advanced Rookie Great Falls and
overall in baseball. Kannapolis.
l Limited opponents to a .133 (24-181) average, including a
2017 SEASON .106 (11-104) mark by right-handers … averaged 13.3 strikeouts
OPPONENTS

l Combined to go 11-8 with a 2.80 ERA (44 ER/141.1 IP) and per 9.0 IP with a 4.1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (20 BB).
191 strikeouts over 26 starts between Class A Kannapolis, Class l Made three starts with the AZL White Sox before being
A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham. promoted to Great Falls on 7/12 … spent the majority of the
l His 191 strikeouts led the minor leaguers and were the highest season with the Voyagers before being promoted to Kannapolis
total in MiLB since 2011 … became the first White Sox pitcher to on 8/23, where he finished the season.
lead the minors in strikeouts since Gio González in 2007 (185). l Was a two-time Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week (8/1-7
l Limited opponents to a .216 (114-528) average, including a and 8/15-21).
.193 (43-223) mark by left-handers … averaged 12.2 strikeouts l Earned PL Player of the Month honors for August, going 2-0
2017 REVIEW

per 9.0 IP with a 3.75 strikeout-to-walk ratio (51 BB). with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/23.0 IP) and 38 strikeouts over four starts.
l Began the season with the Inimidators, where he was named l Was named top the PL postseason PL All-Star team.
to the South Atlantic League All-Star Team. l Was recommended/signed by Clay Overcash.
l Went 6-0 with a 1.70 ERA (8 ER/42.1 IP) and 61 strikeouts
over seven starts from 5/11-6/15 … recorded a career-high 15 MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL
strikeouts on 5/28 at Greensboro. l Attended the University of Oklahoma, where he majored in
l Was promoted to Winston-Salem on 6/21 … threw 5.0 management … was honorable mention All-Big 12 and First-
scoreless IP in his first outing with Dash on 6/26 at Down East. Team Academic All-Big 12 as a sophomore in 2015 after going
HISTORY

l Earned CL Pitcher of the Week honors for the period of 7/31- 5-6 with a 3.95 ERA (36 ER/82.0 IP) and 94 strikeouts over 15
8/6 after posting a 1.75 ERA (1 ER/12.0 IP) with 24 strikeouts starts.
in two starts … struck out 12 batters each over 6.0 IP on 7/30 l Returned to Oklahoma in the offseason following the 2017
at Lynchburg and 8/5 vs. Potomac season to continue working toward his degree.
l Was promoted to Birmingham on 8/27, where he struck out l Is a 2013 graduate of Loveland (Col.) High School.
17 batters over 10.1 IP. l Father, Nick, swam at Iowa State and was the head coach
l Ranked in MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects in Baseball list at Wisconsin … mother, Debbie, swam at Wisconsin … uncle,
following the season (No. 91). Eric, swam at Iowa State and was head coach at Arizona State.
RECORDS

l Following the season, was rated by Baseball America as


the No. 4 Prospect in the South Atlantic League, and the No.
9 Prospect and possessing the Best Fastball in the Carolina
League.

CAREER PLAYING RECORD


MINOR LEAGUES

YEAR CLUB W-L PCT ERA G GS CG


SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB-I SO
WP BK
AVG
2016 AZL White Sox 0-0 .000 0.00 3 3 0 0 0 7.0 1 0 0 0 0 4-0 11 0 0 .048
Great Falls 2-0 1.000 1.23 7 7 0 0 0 36.2 12 6 5 3 3 12-0 59 0 0 .102
Kannapolis 0-1 .000 2.45 2 2 0 0 0 11.0 11 5 3 0 1 4-0 11 0 0 .262
2017 Kannapolis 7-3 .700 2.48 13 13 0 0 0 72.2 57 27 20 3 1 23-0 92 5 0 .207
Winston-Salem 4-5 .444 2.93 11 11 1 0 0 58.1 42 24 19 5 1 25-0 82 5 1 .203
Birmingham 0-0 .000 4.35 2 2 0 0 0 10.1 15 5 5 0 0 3-0 17 0 0 .333
MINOR TOTALS 13-9 .591 2.39 38 38 1 0 0 196.0 138 67 52 11 6 71-0 272 10 1 .195
MEDIA/MISC.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
— Selected by the White Sox in the second round of the First-Year Player Draft (6/16).

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T.J. HOUSE 61

FRONT OFFICE
LEFT-HANDED PITCHER NON-ROSTER INVITEE
Given Name: Glenn Anthony House, Jr.
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Height: 6-1 Weight: 205
Opening Day Age: 28 (September 29, 1989)
Birthplace | Residence: Slidell, La. | Cleveland, Ohio

FIELD STAFF
First Pro Contract: Cleveland Indians, selected