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Sox send Viciedo down to make room for Teahen

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Sox send Viciedo down to make room for Teahen

Friday, Aug. 13, 2010
12:24 AM

By Brett Ballantini
CSNChicago.com

While Chicago White Sox slugger Dayan Viciedo failed to stick with the big club through the dog days of August, the 21-year-old was encouraged by the teams faith in him and was confident hed be rejoining the team soon, perhaps for good.

The team speaks to me clearly and tells me exactly what they expect from me, Viciedo said after Thursdays game, when the young star was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte to make room for Mark Teahen, a callup the White Sox will announce later on Friday. That means a lot.

Viciedo is a rather dramatic free swinger, failing to draw a base on balls in 82 at-bats this season while striking out 16 times. He ended Chicagos first-inning rally vs. Francisco Liriano by drawing a 3-0 count and then flying out deep to center field one strike later. He would end his final game in Chicago 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

I dont take many walks, Viciedo said, by way of explaining his style. Anything in the zone, Im going to take my swings at.

Viciedo demonstrated impressive power in his time with the White Sox, belting three home runs in 27 games with the club, slugging .451 in spite of a recent one-of-19 slump that plunged his batting average from above .300 down to .268. Lofty comps, yes, but he is capable of screamers to the wall heretofore seen from Chisox legends like Dick Allen and Frank Thomas.

The corner infielder previously appeared in 62 games with the Knights this season, sporting an .855 OPS with 14 doubles, 14 homers and 34 RBI. He drew eight walks opposed by 52 Ks in the minors.

It was just two weeks ago that White Sox general manager Ken Williams rather surprisingly admitted that Viciedo was an untouchable, placing him on the same plane as esteemed middle infielder Gordon Beckham: Hes just 21 and is going to be a major force in the game.

Viciedo admitted that his first taste of the big leagues was an eye opener.

This is where you come to fight every day, he said. You have to bring youre A-game. The competition here is the best.

Despite the setback, Viciedo said that the coaching staff simply implored him to continue working hard. Primarily a third baseman with the big club, Viciedo just this afternoon was working through some grueling drills to improve on his lateral defense and barehanded plays with White Sox bench coach Joey Cora. Cora has previously admitted being impressed with Viciedos third-base defense and has proclaimed him major-league ready.

With such endorsementsmanager Ozzie Guillen has been very complimentary toward Viciedo as wellthe youngster isnt wrong to anticipate a swift return.

I hope to be back soon, he said with a smile, and a posture of determination.

Teahen rejoins the Sox for the first time since being placed on the disabled list with a fractured right middle finger on May 31. Before the injury, Teahen was hitting .255 with three home runs and 14 RBI. In 11 games spent rehabbing with the Knights, Teahen hit .364 with four RBI in 33 at-bats and saw action in right field as well as his primary position of third base.

Brett Ballantini is CSNChicago.coms White Sox Insider. Follow him @CSNChi_Beatnik on Twitter for up-to-the-minute Sox information.

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

Mark Buehrle. Jon Garland. Freddy García. José Contreras.

The 2005 White Sox had four consecutive complete games to finish off the 2005 ALCS — Contreras took his turn in Game 5 against the Angels 13 years ago Tuesday. How special was that run of starting pitching to finish that series? Consider the following six statements:

— No team has had more than two complete games in a single postseason, let alone a postseason series, since.

— There has been a grand total of four complete games in 188 postseason games (through Monday) since the beginning of 2016.

— Those 2005 White Sox remain the only team with four complete games in a single LCS (which went to a best-of-seven format in 1985).

— They are the only team since the 1968 Tigers (in the World Series) with at least four complete games in any postseason series.

— They are the only team since the 1956 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete games in a series. (The Yankees had five in a row: Games 3 through 7.)

— They are the only team since the 1928 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete-game wins in a series (Games 1 through 4).

Take a moment to look back and appreciate what Don Cooper’s troops were able to accomplish in that series. The way the game is played nowadays, we will never see it again.

NBC Sports Regional Networks launches MyTeams app

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NBC Sports Regional Networks launches MyTeams app

                                                                                   FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND MOBILE APP PROVIDES FANS COMPREHENSIVE MULTI-MEDIA EXPERIENCE COVERING NFL, NBA, NHL AND MLB TEAMS

LIVE STREAMS OF BLACKHAWKS/BULLS/CUBS/WHITE SOX GAMES, INCLUDING PREGAME AND POSTGAME SHOWS, AMONG CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

LIVE AND ON-DEMAND VIDEO, AUDIO AND WRITTEN CONTENT NOW GIVES FANS EXPANDED ACCESS TO THEIR FAVORITE CHICAGO PRO TEAMS

STAMFORD, Conn./CHICAGO, Ill. – Oct. 16, 2018 – NBC Sports Regional Networks today launched MyTeams by NBC Sports, a first-of-its-kind, team-focused mobile app that provides fans customized, all-in-one access to complete coverage of their favorite teams — highlighted by live-game streaming of all NBC Sports Chicago pro game telecasts featuring the Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox.  MyTeams aggregates all multi-media content focused on the 25 NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB teams covered by NBC Sports Regional Networks, which includes the Chicago Bears. Starting now, fans anywhere in the U.S. can download MyTeams for free on iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

MyTeams’ innovative design features individual feeds for each team. Fans select their favorite team or teams, with no limit, in order of preference, to create a customized content offering that matches their passions, priorities and interests. MyTeams’ robust complement of live and on-demand video, podcasts and written content gives fans a single source to easily find, access and consume all of the coverage that matters most to them – including live games in the market where they subscribe, news, entertainment, analysis, commentary and more. The app’s user-friendly interface and creative presentation allow fans to navigate easily between all of their favorite teams.

MyTeams is highlighted by live coverage of NBA, NHL and MLB games produced by NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports Boston, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Northwest, NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Washington. Live streams of the networks’ pregame and postgame shows, including NFL programs, will also be available on MyTeams. Live-game coverage will automatically play at the top of the respective team pages when available to fans. Authenticated subscribers of the local NBC Sports Regional Network providing the coverage in their region will be able to watch complete live games and game day shows, as well as the network’s linear television channel, from anywhere in the U.S. at no additional cost.

MyTeams pages are available for six NFL teams, seven NBA teams, five NHL teams and seven MLB teams: The NFL’s Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins; NBA’s Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards; NHL’s Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks and Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals; MLB’s Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals.