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White Sox: Chris Sale earns fifth All-Star Game selection

White Sox: Chris Sale earns fifth All-Star Game selection

Chris Sale was named to the American League All-Star squad for a fifth straight year on Tuesday night.

The White Sox pitcher was named his team’s only representative to the exhibition game, which is set for July 12 in San Diego.

Sale is 14-2 with a 2.93 ERA in 17 starts this season. He leads the American League with 120 innings pitched, three complete games and a 0.983 WHIP.

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The left-hander made his first All-Star team appearance in 2012 when he went on to win a career-high 17 games for the White Sox. He has finished in the top six in voting for the AL Cy Young award in each of the previous four seasons.

“That’s extremely hard,” manager Robin Ventura said of Sale’s five consecutive All-Star seasons. “Everybody seems to have the one year off where you’re not quite as sharp or you’re not as good. But I think even after all the questions (about) his durability, I think that goes along with it, just how much he’s improved not only pitching-wise, but physically, just to be able to withstand that.”

While no other White Sox earned a nod, the team could have a representative in the Home Run Derby in third baseman Todd Frazier, who has blasted 23 homers this season. The 2015 Derby champion, Frazier has made no secret about his desire to defend his title over the weekend. Asked if he’d heard about participating in Monday’s home-run hitting contest, Frazier said he had, but couldn’t comment. 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.