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CHICAGO -- Right-hander Michael Kopech was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte by the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.Kopech, 23, is among the top pitching prospects. He missed last season after he had Tommy John surgery in September 2018, but he hit triple-digits on the radar gun during his first spring training appearance on March 10.1 …
Opening Day on the South Side of Chicago wouldn't have been particularly pleasant. Fans would have bundled up in winter clothes to guard against windchills that dipped into the mid-30s. Grouchy reporters would have worked behind closed windows in the press box, sealing them away from both the elements and the ballpark's ambiance. By …
6:33 PM ETJeff PassanCloseESPNESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"Kiley McDanielCloseESPN MLB InsiderESPN MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel covers MLB prospects, the MLB Draft and more, including trades and free agency. Has worked for four MLB teams.Following round-the-clock negotiations since the coronavirus outbreak postponed the beginning of …
Editor's note: This story originally ran on May 6, 2018 for the 20th anniversary of Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout gameIt was an otherwise nondescript day. In fact, it was a forgettable one. Overcast and rainy, the Cubs were hosting the Houston Astros in an early May matinee. School was still in session, so just 15,758 …
You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1924, my mother, aptly named Joy, was born. Today she turned 96.She really had no chance in our house against her …
Agent Scott Boras believes the agreement reached between Major League Baseball and the players' union "sends the wrong message" when it comes to possibly shortening the draft and limiting the financial pool for amateur players.Under terms of the agreement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has the discretion to shorten the 2020 draft from 40 rounds …
You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1989, Sports Illustrated published a story connecting Pete Rose to gambling in baseball. We know that story. We also know that …