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White Sox reportedly add reliever Xavier Cedeno on a minor league deal

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White Sox reportedly add reliever Xavier Cedeno on a minor league deal

A new X-factor for the White Sox relief corps?

With their 2018 bullpen still needing to take shape, the White Sox reportedly added another arm to the mix in Xavier Cedeno, a 31-year-old lefty who's played in parts of seven big league seasons.

The South Side bullpen has plenty of possibilities at the moment. Aaron Bummer, Dylan Covey, Danny Farquhar, Jace Fry, Gregory Infante, Nate Jones and Juan Minaya are all still around from last year's team. And Rick Hahn's front office has done plenty of work in adding relievers already this offseason, bringing in Luis Avilan, Jose Ruiz, Joakim Soria and Thyago Vieira.

That's a lot to choose from.

Cedeno started his pro career when he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies way back in 2004. He's pitched for the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals and most recently the Tampa Bay Rays. He saw just three innings of major league action in 2017 thanks to an April injury, though he has had more significant workloads in the recent past, throwing 41.1 innings in 2016 and 46 innings in 2015.

Cedeno has a career 3.98 ERA with 140 strikeouts in 142.1 innings.

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.