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White Sox decline Matt Albers' option, release Daniel Webb

White Sox decline Matt Albers' option, release Daniel Webb

The White Sox’ 40-man roster is down to 37 players after a series of moves on Thursday, including the decision to decline Matt Albers’ $3 million team option.

The White Sox also released reliever Daniel Webb, who had reconstructive elbow surgery in May, and outrighted outfielder J.B. Shuck off the 40-man roster to Triple-A Charlotte. The team also reinstated reliever Jake Petricka and third baseman Matt Davidson off the 60-day disabled list.

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Albers started the 2016 season strong, but struggled from mid-May on and finished 2-6 with a 6.31 ERA in 51 1/3 innings. Webb appeared in one game last season before an injury that required Tommy John surgery.

Shuck appeared in 81 games and hit .205/.248/.299 with four home runs and 14 RBIs in 241 plate appearances. 

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.