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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

<span style="font-weight: bold;">From yesterday:<span><br style="font-weight: bold;"><br>Kevin Youkilis went 1-4 as the White Sox struggled to score off another left-hander, <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:www.csnchicago.combaseball-chicago-whitesoxwhitesox-talkSox-fall-to...));">falling 4-1 to Francisco Liriano and the Twins<a> at Target Field. Before the game, Youkilis -- <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:www.csnchicago.combaseball-chicago-whitesoxwhitesox-talkWhite-Sox-l...));">whose name was misspelled on the initial lineup card<a> -- explained how he's <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:www.csnchicago.combaseball-chicago-whitesoxwhitesox-talkMotivated-Y...));">happy and motivated to be in Chicago<a>. And after the game, he said he had fun playing for the White Sox, outside of losing the game:<br><br><embed src="http:www.csnchicago.comcommonthePlatformweb_45swfflvPlayer.swf" flashvars="v=http:www.csnchicago.comcommonthePlatformPDKCSNvars.txt&overlayIm... type="applicationx-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" bgcolor="ffffff" height="379" width="600"><br><br>Youklis also said he's eager to put his days in Boston behind him, which may be tough given the <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:www.csnchicago.combaseball-chicago-whitesoxwhitesox-talkRed-Sox-alr...));">Red Sox are already promoting his return in mid-July<a>. On the field, Youkilis doesn't expect <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:www.csnchicago.combaseball-chicago-whitesoxwhitesox-talkYoukilis-co...));">hitting second to be a problem<a>, as he's done it before and doesn't feel uncomfortable there. Here's what he had to say in a one-on-one with Steve Stone prior to his debut:<br><br><EMBED SRC="http:www.csnchicago.comcommonthePlatformweb_45swfflvPlayer.swf" flashvars="v=http:www.csnchicago.comcommonthePlatformPDKCSNvars.txt&overlayImageU... height="379" width="600" type="applicationx-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" bgcolor="ffffff"><EMBED><br><br>Peavy pitched Monday's game with a heavy heart, as close friend and former Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday. CSN White Sox Insider Dan Hayes has the story of <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:www.csnchicago.combaseball-chicago-whitesoxwhitesox-talkFormer-coac...));">Akerfelds' long-lasting impact on Peavy<a>. <br><br>Rookie <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:www.csnchicago.combaseball-chicago-whitesoxwhitesox-talkDanks-fine-...));">Jordan Danks is expecting some sort of gift from Youkilis for giving up No. 20<a> for the veteran, while in other uniform news <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:www.csnchicago.combaseball-chicago-whitesoxwhitesox-talkDunn-wears-...));">Adam Dunn donned the Red Sox jersey Youkilis wore in his final game with Boston<a>. <br><br>President Barack Obama made a joke about Kevin Youkilis in Boston...and was promptly booed. Or maybe they were saying Yoooooooooooooooouk.<br><br><embed src="http:www.csnchicago.comcommonthePlatformweb_45swfflvPlayer.swf" flashvars="v=http:www.csnchicago.comcommonthePlatformPDKCSNvars.txt&overlayIm... type="applicationx-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" bgcolor="ffffff" height="379" width="600"><br><br>One more look back at the trade -- <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:www.csnchicago.combaseball-chicago-whitesoxwhitesox-talkHow-did-the...));">here's how the White Sox acquired the players necessary to pry Youkilis away from Boston<a>. <br><br>The White Sox re-entered the top 10 in this week's Cubs Talk and White Sox Talk <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:www.csnchicago.combaseball-chicago-whitesoxwhitesox-talkMLB-Power-R...));">Power Rankings<a>, although the team I'm particularly interested in is Miami -- they're slipping dangerously close to the bottom five. That's a train wreck. <br><br>Around the division: The Indians <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:hardballtalk.nbcsports.com20120625jeanmar-gomez-bumped-from-indians...));">demoted Jeanmar Gomez to Triple-A<a> before <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:stats.csnchicago.commlbrecap.asp?g=320625110&final=true'));">losing 7-1 to New York<a> (Dewayne Wise homered for the Yankees), Alex Avila has <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:hardballtalk.nbcsports.com20120625alex-avila-out-monday-with-renewe...));">renewed soreness in his knee<a> and Detroit <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:stats.csnchicago.commlbrecap.asp?g=320625113&final=true'));">beat Texas 8-2<a>, Matt Capps was <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:hardballtalk.nbcsports.com20120625twins-closer-matt-capps-goes-on-d...));">placed on the disabled list<a> and Luke Hochevar and Kansas City shut out Tampa Bay in an <a href="javascript:void(window.open('http:stats.csnchicago.commlbrecap.asp?g=320625107&final=true'));">8-0 win<a>.<br>

White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 1

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Ask Us Anything Part 1

We asked you to ask us anything about the White Sox and you delivered in a big way. We got so many questions, we had to do two different podcasts! Among the questions here in Part 1: should the White Sox send Yoan Moncada to Triple-A? What players will be traded before the deadline? Who are some sleeper prospects in the minors? Will Jordan Stephens be called up before Michael Kopech? Should Juan Uribe be a team ambassador? What's our all-time White Sox team from 2000 to the present and many more.

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

Rick Hahn says 'there will be many' promotions for White Sox prospects this week

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Rick Hahn says 'there will be many' promotions for White Sox prospects this week

The White Sox have a number of highly-rated prospects performing well in the minors and some of them will be on the move within the system in a matter of days.

General manager Rick Hahn talked to reporters ahead of Monday night's White Sox game in Cleveland, a 6-2 loss, and gave the news. Well, sort of.

He didn't include names, but he did say that "there will be many" promotions after the minor league all-star games for Double-A and both Single-A teams take place on Tuesday.

Hahn added that Chris Getz, the White Sox player development director, will address the media before the White Sox host Oakland on Thursday about the moves.

If the all-star games are a reason to wait, it's safe to think some of the players involved will be playing in those games. So who could be on the move?

Double-A Birmingham has six all-stars: Eloy Jimenez, Zack Collins, Seby Zavala, Danny Mendick, Dane Dunning and Ian Hamilton. Jimenez is the name everyone wants to see on the move. He has torched the Southern League since getting off to a late start to the season due to injury. Hahn was asked about Jimenez, but didn't tip his hand as to whether he would be one of the promotions.

Dunning has been good in Double-A (2.78 ERA, 65 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings), but was already promoted this season so he may not be on the move again.

Single-A Winston-Salem has five all-stars: Dylan Cease, Luis Alexander Basabe, Joel Booker, Bernardo Flores and Matt Foster. Cease, 22, could be due for a promotion with a 2.89 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 71 2/3 innings. There's also that outfield logjam the Dash, which won the first-half division title, have had all season.

Other than Basabe and Booker, Blake Rutherford and Alex Call are also noteworthy prospects being forced to split time in the Dash's outfield. If Jimenez is moving up to Triple-A, one or two names from this group could be on the move to take his spot in Birmingham.

This would especially make sense if highly-touted outfield prospect Luis Robert, who was supposed to be in Single-A Kannapolis for a short period before joining the Dash, is ready to move up as planned. Robert is hitting .289/.360/.400 in 13 games with the Intimidators.

Birmingham, Winston-Salem and Kannapolis were all off Monday. The various all-star games will take place Tuesday and the three teams will be off again Wednesday. The promotions could be announced Thursday ahead of Getz's scheduled media availability.