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White Sox option Axelrod to Triple-A

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White Sox option Axelrod to Triple-A

The White Sox optioned Dylan Axelrod to Triple-A Charlotte following his start against Detroit, the team announced Sunday. Axelrod threw 4 13 innings against the Tigers, struggling with efficiency but only allowing two runs -- both solo home runs -- on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Jesse Crain was eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday, but it's not known if he'll be re-joining the White Sox in Cleveland tomorrow, when a corresponding roster move will be announced before the team's doubleheader against the Indians. Crain said he'll need to have a rehab stint in Charlotte, though, and he has yet to start that part of his recovery.

Eric Stults will start the second game of the doubleheader, although the Sox do not need to make a roster move to bring him up for the day. He could be added to the 25-man roster after his start tomorrow if Crain isn't ready or the Sox decide to ship someone else off to Charlotte.

White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

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White Sox Talk Podcast: 'Searching for a safe space in Cubslandia'

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.  

White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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White Sox mourn passing of former pitcher Daniel Webb

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.