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White Sox pitching coach Ethan Katz said Michael Kopech is in his best physical shape since 2021. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen in Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "(Kopech) has been phenomenal," Katz said. "Ball’s coming out hot and he's pounding the strike zone, so right now he's in a great spot." It was reported last week that Kopech entered camp 20 pounds lighter. He is looking to bounce back after recording a 5.43 ERA last season.


White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said John Brebbia has right calf strain. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Grifol added they are hopeful Brebbia will be ready for Opening Day. His status will be worth monitoring as he is one of the candidates to close games for the White Sox this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Shane Drohan had nerve decompression surgery on his throwing shoulder. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said Drohan could start a throwing program at the end of spring. He'll hope to return around the All-Star break in July barring any setbacks.

Category: Injury Updates


Jesse Chavez is starting the Spring Training opener for the White Sox on Friday against the Cubs. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen in Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The White Sox will be throwing a number of relievers against the Cubs. Chavez will serve as the opener against his former team.


Chicago White Sox pitcher Edgar Navarro will undergo Tommy John surgery in March. (Source: Scott Merkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 26-year-old made his MLB debut with the White Sox in 2023 and worked to a 7.27 ERA across a small eight-appearance sample. He also posted a 4.33 ERA in 39 Triple-A appearances but will miss all of 2024 and a decent chunk of 2025 following right elbow surgery.

Category: Injury Updates


White Sox GM Chris Getz said he wants Chris Flexen in the rotation to begin the year. (Source: Vinnie Duber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: "The idea is for Chris to be a starter for us," Flexen said. "Based on his skill set and the potential of his pitch mix and his experience, we’d love to give him a solid runway as a starter with us.” Dylan Cease, Erick Fedde and Michael Kopech appear to be locks in the rotation for the White Sox with Flexen competing for one of the other two spots.


White Sox GM Chris Getz told reporters Dominic Fletcher has a “leg up” when it comes to right field this season. (Source: Vinnie Duber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Getz added he likes the depth that the White Sox have compared to what it was before, but believes Fletcher will get the chance to play the majority of the time. Fletcher was acquired in a trade from Arizona back in February.


White Sox manager Pedro Grifol mentioned Andrew Benintendi as a candidate to leadoff this season. (Source: james f)

Fantasy Impact: Benintendi led off 44 games last season for the White Sox. He appears to be the favorite to leadoff on an every day basis for them this season.


Eloy Jimenez said the goal is to play 150+ games this season. (Source: Scott Merkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jimenez said the goal is the same for Yoán Moncada and Luis Robert Jr., who have all never played at least 150 games in a season in their respective careers. They'll all attempt to stay healthy this season which would help the White Sox lineup significantly.


Dylan Cease said he has not had discussions around a contract extension with the White Sox. (Source: James Fegan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cease added that the idea of playing for a contender is intriguing but he also loves Chicago. He was in the middle of trade rumors earlier in the offseason, but they have quieted down as of late. It appears he'll remain with the White Sox on Opening Day as of now.


White Sox GM Chris Getz said Garrett Crochet could open the season in the starting rotation. (Source: Vinnie Duber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was announced that Crochet was going to be stretched out as a starter this offseason. "I anticipate him being on our major league club, but I don't want to close the door on what's best for Garrett Crochet," Getz said.


The Chicago White Sox have signed infielder Danny Mendick to a minor-league deal. (Source: MLB Transaction Tracker on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The deal comes with an invite to MLB spring training. Mendick spent his first four MLB seasons with the White Sox before spending 35 games with the Mets in 2023. He could see time with the White Sox in the infield in 2024, especially with Tim Anderson sitting in free-agent limbo.

Category: Transactions


Lane Ramsey has been outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte. (Source: Vinnie Duber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey was recently designated for assignment and wound up clearing waivers. He'll remain in the White Sox organization.

Category: Transactions


Cristian Mena has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Dominic Fletcher. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen on X)

Fantasy Impact: Mena was the #10 prospect for the White Sox, and will now head to Arizona. He had a 4.85 ERA and 10.5 K/9 in 133 innings last season between Double-A and Triple-A.

Category: Transactions


Kevin Pillar agreed to a minor league deal with the White Sox with an invite to Spring Training. (Source: MILB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Pillar will look to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster out of Spring Training. He would likely hold a role as a depth outfielder for the White Sox.

Category: Transactions


The White Sox have designated Romy Gonzalez for assignment. (Source: Chicago White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This move was made to make room for the signing of John Brebbia. Gonzalez will look to land as a depth reliever for another team.

Category: Transactions


Michael Soroka signed a one-year deal worth $3 million with the White Sox to avoid arbitration. (Source: Chicago White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Soroka was moved to the White Sox in a trade in November. He should be in the starting rotation for Chicago this season despite his struggles last year coming off an Achilles tear.

Category: Transactions


Nicky Lopez signed a one-year deal worth $4.3 million with the White Sox to avoid arbitration. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lopez was traded to the White Sox in November. He should be in a utility role with Chicago this season.

Category: Transactions


Andrew Vaughn signed a one-year deal worth $3.25 million with the White Sox to avoid arbitration. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vaughn slashed .258/.314/.429 with 21 home runs last season in Chicago. He'll be playing with some extra motivation on a contract year this season.

Category: Transactions


Martin Maldonado agrees to a free-agent deal with the White Sox. (Source: Daryl Van Schouwen on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Maldonado's new contract with the White Sox will pay him $4 million for 2024 and includes a 2025 team option for the same amount. Maldonado, now 37, brings valuable veteran experience to the rebuilding White Sox and a little bit of pop. He has hit 12 or more homers each of the last three seasons for the Astros, but he also hit below .200 in all of them.

Category: Transactions