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White Sox add to list of players in attendance for SoxFest 2016

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White Sox add to list of players in attendance for SoxFest 2016

The White Sox announced on Monday that their list of attendee's for SoxFest 2016 has grown and includes current and former players. 

Outfielders Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia, catcher Dioner Navarro and pitchers Dan Jennings, Erik Johnson, Nate Jones, Zach Putnam and Daniel Webb will all be meeting and greeting fans at the Hilton Chicago from January 29-31. 

Former players also added to the list include Chet Lemon, Kirk McCaskill, Jose Contreras, Carl Everett and Willie Harris. 

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Already on the list of current players coming to the yearly event include third baseman Todd Frazier, first baseman Jose Abreu, pitcher Chris Sale, prospects Carson Fulmer and Tim Anderson and new bench coach Rick Renteria. 

Tickets are still available for the event here. 

Danny Farquhar to throw out the first pitch before White Sox game on June 1

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Danny Farquhar to throw out the first pitch before White Sox game on June 1

In another example of how amazing Danny Farquhar’s recovery has been, the pitcher will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the White Sox game on June 1.

Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm during the sixth inning of the team’s April 20 game against the Houston Astros. But his recovery has been astounding, and he was discharged from the hospital on May 7. Farquhar’s neurosurgeon expects him to be able to pitch again in future seasons.

Farquhar has been back to visit his teammates at Guaranteed Rate Field a couple times since leaving the hospital. June 1 will mark his return to a big league mound, even if it’s only for a ceremonial first pitch with his wife and three children. Doctors, nurses and staff from RUSH University Medical Center will be on hand for Farquhar’s pitch on June 1.

The White Sox announced that in celebration of Farquhar’s recovery, they will donate proceeds from all fundraising efforts on June 1 to the Joe Niekro Foundation, an organization committed to supporting patients and families, research, treatment and awareness of brain aneurysms.

White Sox Talk Podcast: The fallout from Welington Castillo's suspension

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White Sox Talk Podcast: The fallout from Welington Castillo's suspension

Chuck Garfien and Vinnie Duber discuss the shocking news that Welington Castillo has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enchancing drug, putting the White Sox catching position in quite the precarious position.  You’ll hear reaction from Rick Hahn and Ricky Renteria, Castillo’s apology, the options the White Sox have at catcher both inside and outside the organization, and what it means not only for Castillo’s future with the White Sox but what the team might do at catcher going forward.