Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:17:05 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are interested in trading for Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham. Left field and starting pitching are other areas of need heading into the offseason. Beckham is eligible for arbitration this winter and is under club control through the 2015 season. The Blue Jays also may try to pry SPs Hector Santiago or John Danks away from the White Sox in addition to Beckham. Toronto could have more than $20 million to spend this offseason. The White Sox are believed to be interested in Ps Aaron Sanchez or Marcus Stroman.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:03:44 -0700
Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday, Sept. 17, that SP Hector Santiago will be skipped in the rotation with a scheduled day off Thursday, Sept. 19. SP Andre Rienzo will go on normal rest Friday, Sept. 20.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:46:17 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Hector Santiago will have his next start pushed back to Thursday, Sept. 5. SP Erik Johnson is the top candidate to be called up to start against the New York Yankees Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 19:10:08 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Hector Santiago has an ERA of 4.55 over his first three innings, and a 3.13 ERA from innings four through six. He has been searching for a solution to his early-game woes, and he and pitching coach Don Cooper decided to move his bullpen session up one day closer to his start. "We are looking at this guy to pitch and stay strong all year," Cooper said Sunday, July 7. "We limit sidelines a lot of times or skip them sometimes. Or we'll do a Day 3 and just do light touch and feel sometimes."
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:29:25 -0700
Chicago White Sox SPs Chris Sale, John Danks, Hector Santiago and Jose Quintana are now scheduled to face the Houston Astros from Friday, June 14, through Monday, June 17. The club's game on Wednesday, June 12, against the Toronto Blue Jays was postponed, and the White Sox have off on Thursday, June 13, so they have elected to skip SP Dylan Axelrod.
Fantasy Tip: The ChiSox may just be taking advantage of the chance to give Axelrod some extra rest after he was thrashed in his start on Monday. Perhaps Santiago has a legit chance to move ahead of Axelrod in the pecking order now, although that's of little importance for the foreseeable future.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:47:42 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Hector Santiago will re-enter the starting rotation to take the place of SP Jake Peavy (rib), who will rest for the next four to six weeks with a non-displaced fracture on his left side. Santiago is 1-2 with a 2.96 ERA in five starts this year, and his last start came May 22 against the Boston Red Sox.
Fantasy Tip: Santiago isn't a bad option to add to your starting rotation if you need the help in deep mixed leagues.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:43:49 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy (rib) has been diagnosed with a non-displaced rib fracture, and he'll be shut down for four to six weeks to rest.
Fantasy Tip: This is disappointing for Peavy owners, as he was in the midst of a solid season of work. Hector Santiago is the likely candidate to re-enter the rotation to replace Peavy. Santiago has been effective as a starter this year and is worth adding in deep mixed universes.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:58:46 -0700
Chicago White Sox P Hector Santiago will start in place of Jake Peavy (rib cage) on Sunday, June 9, versus the Oakland Athletics, per manager Robin Ventura.
Fantasy Tip: Peavy may end up on the disabled list, so Santiago could be looking at multiple turns in the rotation again. He was effective in place of Gavin Floyd (elbow) and warrants another look in deep leagues, at least, in the short term.
Thu, 23 May 2013 10:56:03 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) will come off the 15-day disabled list to make his first start in more than a year against the Miami Marlins Friday, May 24. Danks had surgery last August to fix his rotator cuff and biceps. He made four rehab starts in the minors, and manager Robin Ventura will let Danks go deep into the game if he can. The team will decide in the next few days whether to remove SPs Dylan Axelrod or Hector Santiago from the rotation to make room for Danks. RP Donnie Veal was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte to make room on the roster.
Fantasy Tip: His first start couldn't come against a better team for owners looking for at least a spot start. Relying on Danks full time, at least initially, might be a mistake, though, unless you're in an AL-only league. If he proves that his dive last season was purely injury-related, he might be worth stashing in deep mixed leagues.
Wed, 22 May 2013 13:15:49 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (shoulder) fought hard to make his start Wednesday, May 22, but the team made the final decision to skip his start in favor of SP Hector Santiago. Sale is sitting out with a mild case of tendonitis in his left posterior shoulder. However, he is adamant that he'll make his next start against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, May 28. The team admitted that they are taking a cautious approach with Sale.
Fantasy Tip: Durability concerns have surrounded Sale since he came up to the major leagues. His lanky build has fueled those concerns, and the White Sox have continued to take steps to keep him healthy over the long run. This appears to be another one of those scenarios. Continue to roll with Sale as a fantasy ace in the meantime, but selling high on him might not be a bad idea.