White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson goes on injured list with groin strain

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson. (AP) | AP Photos Anderson was 10-for-30 with a home run and four doubles in seven games; Yermin Mercedes called up from Schaumburg. White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right groin Saturday. Anderson was pinch-hit for by Leury Garcia in the […]

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Six games into season and White Sox still find themselves looking up at class of division

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is congratulated by Yasmani Grandal and Eloy Jimenez after scoring in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) | AP Photos “If we play good baseball, play our game, play good baseball, I think we can stand with anybody,” manager Rick […]

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Andrelton Simmons placed on Angels’ injured list with ankle sprain

The Angels placed shortstop Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day injured list Tuesday because of a left-ankle sprain. Infielder Luis Rengifo was recalled from the team’s alternate training site in Long Beach. Simmons twisted his ankle on the back of the first-base bag while lunging to beat out an infield single in the ninth inning of […]

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Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons injures an ankle stepping on first base

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons twisted his ankle on an infield single in Monday’s 3-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics. The severity of the injury will not be known until a team doctor assesses Simmons’ ankle Tuesday. Simmons overextended his stride trying to beat out a ground ball in the ninth inning. Rather than run through […]

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Can White Sox’ Tim Anderson — or someone else — make a run at a .400 batting average?

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson led the major leagues with a .335 batting average last season. | David Banks/AP In an abbreviated season, hot and cold streaks can have an exaggerated effect on batting average. When we last saw regular-season baseball, White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was finishing up a breakout season in which he […]

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This day in sports: Yankees’ Derek Jeter collects 3,000th career hit with home run

Derek Jeter, the shortstop and captain of the New York Yankees, collects his 3,000th hit on this date in 2011 when hits a 400-foot home run into the left-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium. Jeter’s milestone comes in the third inning with the count 3-and-2 on a curveball thrown by David Price of the Tampa Bay […]

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Hometown pressure? Cubs pick Ed Howard plans to — as always — field it cleanly

Ed Howard is ready to take on the challenge of playing for the hometown Cubs. | Getty Images The shortstop from Mount Carmel is excited and confident. “I feel I deserve to be [considered] the best shortstop in the draft,” he said. The pressure is already on Ed Howard, the 18-year-old shortstop who went to […]

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Going to White Sox ‘would be a great story’ for Mount Carmel shortstop Ed Howard

Mount Carmel shortstop Ed Howard played in the Double Duty Classic at Guaranteed Rate Field. White Sox might be setting sights on catcher or pitcher, though, in first round of draft Wednesday. Ed Howard to the White Sox with the 11th pick in the draft Wednesday would be a selection made in match game heaven. […]

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Going to White Sox ‘would be a great story,’ Mount Carmel SS Ed Howard says

Mount Carmel shortstop Ed Howard played in the Double Duty Classic at Guaranteed Rate Field. White Sox might be setting sights on catcher or pitcher, though, in first round of draft Wednesday. Ed Howard to the White Sox with the 11th pick in the draft Wednesday would be a selection made in match game heaven. […]

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This day in sports: Lou Gehrig starts his consecutive games played streak

Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees came off the bench on this date in 1925 to pinch-hit for shortstop Pee-Wee Wanninger. The appearance against Walter Johnson, the ace of the Washington Senators, started Gehrig’s streak of 2,130 consecutive games played. Most of the attention that day was directed toward Babe Ruth, who returned to […]

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Yankees’ Gleyber Torres taking simple approach in return to shortstop

SARASOTA, Fla. — The Return to Shortstop continues to be a day-by-day success story for Gleyber Torres as he made the journey south Sunday from Tampa along with his second-base partner DJ LeMahieu so they could continue to find up-the-middle synergy. The two turned a nifty double play in the third inning of the Yankees’ […]

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Top Yankees prospect Anthony Volpe gets first crack with big club

LAKELAND, FLA. — A year ago at this time, Anthony Volpe was preparing for his senior season as a shortstop for Delbarton High School in New Jersey. Sunday the Yankees’ first-round pick in last June’s draft was summoned from the minor league complex to travel with the big league club to Joker Marchant Stadium for […]

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