The White Sox organization is currently the land of opportunity.
As the South Siders sit in the midst of a rebuild, GM Rick Hahn won't leave any stone unturned as the team looks for potential building blocks for the future.
Similar to taking a chance on Alen Hanson earlier this season, Rymer Liriano became the latest former top prospect who the White Sox hope that a change of scenery will help jumpstart a once promising career as he was called up from Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday.
Liriano's services were needed on the major league roster after the White Sox placed outfielder Leury Garcia on the 10-day DL with a sprained right thumb.
Liriano, who was claimed off waivers by the White Sox from the Milwaukee Brewers last October, has spent the entire 2017 season with the Charlotte Knights. Liriano slashed .256/.323/.416 with 17 home runs, 52 RBI and 67 runs in 123 games with the Knights.
The 26-year-old Liriano, who was MLB.com's No. 60 prospect in 2012 and No. 55 prospect in 2013 as a member of the San Diego Padres organization, has a career minor-league slash line of .274/.346/.432 with 85 home runs, 430 RBI and 197 stolen bases in 861 games.
Garcia, 26, is slashing .270/.316/.423 with a career-high nine home runs and 33 RBI in 87 games with the White Sox this season.
After Saturday's transaction, the White Sox 40-man roster sits at 38.
With the Cubs back in the NLCS, White Sox fans have had to deal with another post-season of Cubs this and Cubs that. How does one escape it? Diehard White Sox fan John Kass of the Chicago Tribune comes on the podcast to talk with Chuck Garfien about his recent column entitled "Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia." Kass talks about how he's dealing with the Cubs success and how White Sox fans can find this safe space. He tells the story about taking the White Sox World Series trophy into a Chicago Tribune board meeting in 2005 to rub it in the faces of the Trib's executives who were all Cubs fans.
Kass talks about how he watches the Cubs in the playoffs, the Chicago media coverage of their playoff run and how Cubs fans will react if they don't repeat as champions. Garfien and Kass also discuss the White Sox rebuild, the Cubs losing in 2003 and why Kass will be calling Cubs Pre and Post host David Kaplan in the middle of the night if and when the Cubs are eliminated.
Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb died at the age of 28 in an ATV accident on Saturday night, according to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis.
Davis called it a “tragic accident, and we should rally around the family.”
Webb, a Paducah, Ky. native, was with the White Sox from 2013-16 and went 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA.
The White Sox released this statement:
Daniel left many friends within the Chicago White Sox organization, and we are all shocked and stunned by the news of last night's terrible accident. He was a terrific young man with a full life ahead of him. All thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends as they deal with today's tragic news.