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Freddy Garcia is officially coming back next season


The White Sox exercised the option for next year on veteran right-handed pitcher Freddy Garcia. Garcia, 34, will make a $1 million base salary plus a possible $2 million in incentives.

Jake Peavy ready for first start with White Sox


Jake Peavy passed all the tests Wednesday that pitching coach Don Cooper put him through during a 35-minute bullpen session that resembled a simulated game. This means that Peavy, barring a setback, will make his first start for the White Sox next week in Seattle or even this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels.

Jake Peavy's weekend start in New York now in doubt


About 10 throws into the Wednesday long-toss session, bullpen coach Juan Nieves whistled to the White Sox dugout and gave the throat slash sign. Just like that, Jake Peavy's day was done, and the pitcher's chances of making his debut for the White Sox this weekend in New York in doubt.

Jose Contreras Will Make Next Start


The White Sox kept their rotation intact so that Mark Buehrle will pitch Thursday night agianst Detroit and Jose Contreras will open the Texas series on Friday night. "We talked about [skipping Contreras]," manager Ozzie Guillen said after Wednesday night's game was called nearly 90 minutes after the scheudled start. "We thought about it. We're going to show him another vote of confidence that we believe in him and he can still do it. Hopeuflly he'll notice that. I hope he takes advantage of the sitaution. "I don't want to start moving people around and people miss turns, and all of a sudden have too many days off, too many breaks. Everyone should be the same way, and we'll see what happens."

Is Mark Buehrle Healthy? Sox Say Yes


Mark Buehrle will not make his scheduled start in Thursday’s game against Arizona. But before the conspiracy theorists continue pointing fingers in the direction of the White Sox southpaw and his health, the club went out of its way to explain the change in Buehrle’s updated pitching calendar. "We’re going to take care of Buehrle, meaning we’re not going to pile up innings, we’re not going to pile up work," pitching coach Don Cooper said Tuesday morning. "He’ll be in line for the opener [on April 6]."

Keith Law Tweets from Sox minor league camp


Nate Jones, rhp, white sox, 92-98 mph and showed a ++ slider.

10 Questions with White Sox Prospect Aaron Poreda


I recently asked former High School teammate, and White Sox top prospect Aaron Poreda 10 questions about everything from his expectations for the season to the daily life during Spring Training.

Shocker: Sox may carry 12 pitchers


Starting positions are open at second base and center field, but the competition to merely land a backup spot could intensify if the White Sox carry a 12-man pitching staff.

Richard to start Cactus League opener, renew search for first base


When the White Sox begin spring play Wednesday in Tempe against the Angels, southpaw Clayton Richard will get the call as the team's first Cactus League starter. The Sox are giving Richard the nod in hopes that he'll use the extra spring start to find the ever elusive first base...

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