White Sox Update – December 13, 2018

The Winter Meetings came to a close on Thursday. Here’s a look at the rumors and news from the final day in Las Vegas.

RUMORS:

  • Jon Morosi of MLB Network continues to link the White Sox with relief pitcher Adam Ottavino. Morosi first reported the team’s interest in the reliever yesterday before releasing the tweet below after the Familia signing.
  • Just because it involves an insider, I’ll throw this under the rumors category as well. Jon Heyman of FanCred was on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk and predicted that Bryce Harper will sign with the White Sox during a segment of the show.
  • Jim Bowden of The Athletic provided these Harper and Machado related rumors.

NEWS:

  • We’ll start off with some news on the less serious side as it pertains to social media. The first deals with Nicky Delmonico’s latest Instagram post where Bryce Harper responded. Here’s a screenshot of the post and Harper’s comment:

    In case that wasn’t enough, Michael Kopech chimed in with a tweet of his own directed at Bryce Harper.

    Even, Michael Kopech Sr. joined in on the fun.

  • The Rule 5 Draft took place on Thursday at the Winter Meetings. With the 3rd overall pick of the draft, the White Sox selected RHP Jordan Romano. The former Blue Jays pitcher was ranked No. 28 on Toronto’s top 30 list. However, he didn’t remain with the Sox for long as they traded him to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations. In the second round of the draft, the White Sox selected 1B Jordan George from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The only player the organization lost came in the draft came during the Triple-A portion when Cristofer Melendez was selected by the San Diego Padres. Melendez played only in the Dominican Summer League after being picked up from the Astros last offseason.
  • Following the Rule 5 Draft, GM Rick Hahn met with the media one last time in Vegas. Here are some of his quotes:
  • The White Sox agreed to terms with 21-year old Cuban player Lazaro Leal, per Francys Romero of Las Mayores. The details of the deal have still not been made official by the White Sox.

     

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Featured Photo: Chicago Tribune

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