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Eloy Jimenez left Monday's spring training game early after two innings due to cramping in his right calf. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jimenez was seen walking back to the White Sox complex with a trainer. He is considered as day-to-day.

Category: Injury Updates

Yoan Moncada is reportedly day-to-day with a bruised rib, but does not have a concussion. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was originally reported that Moncada had a concussion, but he is just dealing with a rib injury. He is expected to be back in camp for the White Sox alongside Luis Robert Jr. on Wednesday.

Category: Injury Updates

Chicago White Sox first baseman Andrew Vaughn will miss a few more days as he deals with low back soreness. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The ailment doesn't appear to be anything serious and Vaughn is simply listed as day-to-day at this point. The 24-year-old took a solid step forward last season, hitting .271 with 17 home runs and a 113 wRC+ across 134 games with the latter easily topping the 93 mark he posted as a rookie in 2021. Vaughn has yet to display the stellar raw power some expected out of the gate but several projections have him well over the 20-home run mark in the 2023 campaign. He should also rack up a career-high in plate appearances as the club's everyday first baseman with Jose Abreu out of the fold.

Category: Injury Updates

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger will not be punished by Major League Baseball following domestic violence allegations. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Major League Baseball released its statement Sunday after concluding its investigation. Clevinger was accused of both domestic violence and child abuse stemming from his time with the San Diego Padres. He signed a one-year deal with the White Sox this winter following a down 2022 season that saw him pitch to a 4.33 ERA and 18.8% K% across 114 1/3 innings in his return from Tommy John surgery.

Liam Hendriks is working out at White Sox camp and threw a bullpen session on Saturday; however, there is still no timeline for his return. (Source: Vinnie Duber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The bullpen session does not indicate a readiness for a typical Spring Training build-up. It is encouraging that he feels well enough to be at camp, and his focus continues to be on treating his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He remains a risky draft pick for fantasy purposes, given his unknown status.

Category: Injury Updates

Lucas Giolito has slimmed down and feels much more prepared for this Spring Training vs last season. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Giolito came into 2022 weighing 280 pounds but has come into 2023 weighing 245 pounds. He also explained how he is working on his mechanics back to a "nice, fluid state, getting everything on time and firing correctly." He had a tough 2022 season (4.90 ERA in 161.2 innings). But he seems to be making extra steps to improving that in 2023.

Yasmani Grandal is working with the intention to catch more in 2023. Manager Pedro Grifol said that "I haven't really thought about him as a DH." (Source: Vinnie Duber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Grandal has been forced into the DH spot more often over the past 2 seasons due to injuries but is putting in the work to be the everyday catcher for the White Sox going forward. He will likely still see some time at DH still, but either way will need to stay healthy to improve on his .202/.301/.269 slashline in 2022.

Category: Injury Updates

Chicago White Sox reliever Michael Kopech is in 'a good spot' at camp after knee surgery late last season. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kopech was enjoying a fine season back in the White Sox rotation in 2022 before the injury, working to a 3.54 ERA across 25 starts, albeit with a weak 9.7% K-BB%. He struck out 27.7% of the hitters he faced as (mostly) a reliever in 2021 but looks set to work out of the rotation again in the 2023 campaign.

Chicago White Sox reliever Kendall Graveman has said he is open to any bullpen role in 2023. (Source: Chicago Sun Times)

Fantasy Impact: The news comes not long after it was reported Liam Hendriks won't have a status update on his Non-Hodkin lymphoma diagnosis until at least Opening Day. It appears Graveman could be in line for the bulk of save opportunities in Hendriks' absence considering he locked up six games with the club last season and has 16 saves over the last two seasons. Nonetheless, it appears the right-hander is open to anything thrown his way in what needs to be a bounce-back campaign for the 2023 White Sox.

Garrett Crotchet (elbow) will not pitch in Spring Training and is expected to start a rehab assignment in April. He is expected to be back with the Sox in mid-May. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crotchet is recovering from Tommy John surgery and won't get a chance to pitch in Spring Training. He was effective in 54 innings with the White Sox in 2021 with a 2.82 ERA and 10.77 K/9.

Category: Injury Updates

Victor Reyes has come to terms with the White Sox on a minor-league contract. (Source: Evan Petzold on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reyes' contract unsurprisingly includes an invitation to Spring Training where he will compete for a roster spot with the White Sox. The 28-year-old outfielder stays in a division with which he's quite familiar, as Reyes spent the last five seasons with the Tigers. Across 92 games in 2022, he put up a .651 OPS with three homers, 19 doubles, and 34 RBI.

Category: Transactions

AJ Pollock has declined his 2023 player option with the Chicago White Sox. (Source: Buster Only on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Pollock declined his $13 million player option and will get a $5 million buyout. The 34-year-old veteran slashed .245/.292/.389 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI in his lone season as a White Sox. Pollock should receive plenty of interest from teams in need of outfield help.

Category: Transactions

Tim Anderson will have his $12.5 million option exercised by the Chicago White Sox. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson spent most of the 2022 season hampered by injuries for White Sox club that finished as a major disappointment. The second baseman was a dynamic catalyst at the top of the lineup when healthy and will look to return to his previous mostly healthy production at the plate. Anderson finished 2022 hitting .301 with six home runs, 13 stolen bases, and 25 runs batted in and will surely be a popular bounce-back candidate ahead of drafts.

Category: Transactions

Davis Martin pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, two walks, and nine earned runs Wednesday. He struck out one Twins’ hitter and tallied his sixth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Martin ends the 2022 season on a rough note. The 25-year-old finishes with a 4.83 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, a .259 BAA, and 48 strikeouts in 14 games this season. Martin figures to compete for a spot on the Major League roster heading into 2023.

Category: Game Recaps

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs batted in, and two runs scored in a win over the Twins Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus continues a great stint with the White Sox. He is slashing .237/.301/.373 with 17 home runs, 58 runs batted in, and 18 stolen bases this season. The 34-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Josh Harrison went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a win over the Twins Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Harrison launched a home run off Bailey Ober in the first inning Monday. The 35-year-old is slashing .257/.317/.369 with seven home runs, 27 runs batted in, and two stolen bases this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Johnny Cueto pitched seven innings, allowing six hits and two earned runs Monday. He struck out four Twins’ hitters and earned his eighth victory of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cueto had a much needed bounce back outing Monday after losing his last two starts. The 36-year-old veteran has a 3.35 ERA, .267 BAA, and 5.80 K/9 ratio in 25 games this season. Cueto ends the season on a high note as the White Sox head into the offseason.

Category: Game Recaps

Lance Lynn pitched seven innings, allowing five hits, one walk, and one earned run Sunday. He struck out five Padres’ hitters and earned his eighth win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Lynn’s season has definitely not gone as the veteran or the White Sox had hoped. The 35-year-old has a 3.99 ERA, .249 BAA, and a 9.17 K/9 ratio in 21 games. Lynn will end the season on a high note by picking up the win in his final start.

Category: Game Recaps

Dylan Cease pitched five innings, allowing five hits, four walks, and five earned runs Saturday. He struck out five Padres’ hitters and tallied his eighth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cease struggled against a tough Padres’ offense. The 26-year-old has a 2.20 ERA, .190 BAA, and a 11.10 K/9 ratio in 32 games this season. The Cy Young candidate has likely made his last start of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Reynaldo Lopez pitched one scoreless inning, allowing one hit, and tallying one strikeout to earn the win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Lopez has performed well this season in a relief role. The 28-year-old has a 2.80 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, .214 BAA, and a 8.67 K/9 ratio. Despite pitching well this season, Lopez does not earn holds very often and should remain on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps