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Former White Sox pitcher Freddy Garcia retires

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Former White Sox pitcher Freddy Garcia retires

After 21 years of professional baseball, former White Sox pitcher Freddy Garcia has retired.

Garcia spent the last two years in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League playing for the Tigres de Aragua. He made his final start on Sunday.

Garcia played a total of five seasons with the White Sox on two stints. He started and notched the win in Game 4 of the 2005 World Series when the White Sox swept the Houston Astros.

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Garcia, 39, spent 15 years in the MLB with seven different teams. He was last seen in the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 2013.

In 376 games, Garcia had a career record of 156-108 with a 4.15 ERA and 1,621 strikeouts.

Jose Abreu has already begun mentoring Luis Robert

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Jose Abreu has already begun mentoring Luis Robert

As the White Sox have added young Cuban stars in the making in Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert, Jose Abreu's long-term role on the team has shifted.

The 31-year-old first baseman has been looked at as something of a mentor for the two young Cubans. He seems to be delivering on that so far.

Abreu picked up Moncada from the airport when he first was called up to the White Sox last July. Now he's helping Robert in the batting cage.

The Cuban trio is expected to play a big part of the White Sox future in the coming years. 

Robert has already stated his goal of making it to the majors this year to join Abreu and Moncada, but that may be an overly ambitious goal. Either way, plenty of eyes will be on him throughout 2018 as he marches towards the White Sox roster and his Cuban teammates.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Tim Anderson opens up about his struggles in 2017 and why he wants White Sox fans "to know the real me."

Anderson dives into his personal tragedy from last season when his best friend was murdered in Alabama. 

He talks with Chuck Garfien about the dark days that happened, how counseling helped him, his new leadership role in 2018, if he'll draw more walks this season, "bringing swag to the South Side" with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here: