Chicago White Sox's Yermin Mercedes is the first player in the modern era (since 1900) to begin a season with eight straight hits. Here's a breakdown of his strong start.
The Chicago White Sox returned to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday for the home opener against the Kansas City Royals. General manager Rick Hahn put the team's opening 3-4 trip in perspective. "Sort of a rite of passage to read too much into the first series or the first couple of series or even the first month," he said.
In addition to bringing Hall of Famer manager Tony La Russa out of mothballs, they’ve strengthened an already strong pitching staff with the additions of Lance Lynn and closer Liam Hendriks, while also moving Rookie of the Year candidate Andrew Vaughn to the launching pad.
There has been a lot of talk about the 2021 Chicago White Sox, but seeing is believing. Listening, too. So let’s try to answer your questions concerning TV and radio this season.
The Chicago White Sox are scrambling to replace leftfielder Eloy Jimenez, who may miss the season after suffering a spring training injury that needs surgery.
The 2021 MLB season kicks off April 1
Losing star left fielder Eloy Jimenez not only means a big hole in the Chicago White Sox lineup. It will also impact the construction of the roster.
Zack Collins (third from right) stands during the national anthem before Opening Day Thursday night in Anaheim, Calif. (Getty Images) | Getty
Carlos Rodon has allowed four hits in nine scoreless Cactus League innings, earning a spot in the Chicago White Sox rotation. “The work started this offseason, and it’s been good, it’s been fun,” Rodon said. “I’m just happy to be a part of the starting staff.”
José Abreu is certain big moments are ahead for the Chicago White Sox. He doesn’t think the team is trying too hard to live up to preseason expectations. His advice to teammates: "Just believe in yourself."
Carlos Rodón has been scratched from Monday’s start against the Cleveland Indians with an upset stomach. Dallas Keuchel will start instead for the Chicago White Sox as the four-game series begins at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Head groundskeeper Roger Bossard — aka "The Sodfather" — begins his 55th year with the Chicago White Sox, who face the Kansas City Royals in their home opener Thursday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Bossard, 73, joined the Sox in 1967, assisting his father, Gene, and took over as head groundskeeper in 1983.