'Chicago Baseball Hot Stove' returns to Comcast SportsNet

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'Chicago Baseball Hot Stove' returns to Comcast SportsNet

Comcast SportsNet has announced the return of "Chicago Baseball Hot Stove" for its second season, beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 5:00 p.m. and will be co-hosted by David Kaplan and Chuck Garfien.

Chicago Baseball Hot Stove will be a LIVE, weekly series dedicated to White Sox and Cubs offseason activities, along with full coverage and discussion of all the key moves and news around Major League Baseball.

Commentary and insight will be provided from Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney and White Sox Insider Dan Hayes, plus special weekly guests from the localnational baseball scene.

The half-hour studio show will closely examine and address each offseason move in "WhiteSoxTalk" and "CubsTalk" segments, providing up-to-the-minute baseball news, insider reports, interviews, highlights and expert analysis from baseball figures across the country.

In addition, the panel will profile the top available free agents and showcase the best MLB player tweets each week.

From Nov. 27 through the start of spring training, Chicago Baseball Hot Stove will air every Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m., except Dec. 4 when the show airs at 4:30 p.m. LIVE from the Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, TN with coverage from Garfien, Mooney and Hayes.

Additional re-airing will take place during the week and you can get listing updates at CSNChicago.comtvlisting.

Also, CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with a LIVE CHAT every Tuesday, beginning at 5:00 p.m letting fans interact directly with the Chicago Baseball Hot Stove crew and guests through Twitter by using the hashtag HotStove -- along with the Twitter handles of Kaplan (@thekapman), Garfien (@ChuckGarfien), Mooney (@CSNMooney), Hayes (@DanHayesCSN), Cubs (@CubsTalkCSN) and White Sox (@WhiteSoxTalkCSN) -- to take fan questions and share their opinions.

In addition, CSNChicago.com will launch a Chicago Baseball Hot Stove page that will include video, polls, news and a Twitter module, aggregating all WhiteSoxTalk, CubsTalk, and HotStove tweets.

White Sox reinstate Avisail Garcia from DL, option Jason Coats

White Sox reinstate Avisail Garcia from DL, option Jason Coats

The White Sox announced on Tuesday they have reinstated outfielder Avisail Garcia from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Jason Coats to Triple-A Charlotte.

Garcia, who landed on the DL on Aug. 9 with a sprained right knee, was 5-13 with a home run and four RBI in three games during a rehab assignment with Charlotte.

The 25-year-old Garcia has a .240/.309/.378 slash line with nine home runs and 36 RBI in 86 games with the White Sox this season.

[SHOP: Gear up, White Sox fans!]

In three stints with the White Sox this season,  Coats has a .189/.318/.324 slash line with one home run and three RBI.

The White Sox open a two-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday evening.

Kenny Williams on White Sox: 'We'll get it together'

Kenny Williams on White Sox: 'We'll get it together'

After starting off the season on a high note, the White Sox haven't had things go their way since then.

The White Sox went from being one of the top teams in the league toward the beginning of the season to, currently, No. 20 in our latest MLB Power Rankings.

White Sox Executive Vice President Kenny Williams commented on the year and what went wrong.

"We've got to get some things together," Williams said on Monday at the Field of Greens golf outing. "As everyone knows by now, we started off very well. Unfortunately things kind of unraveled and we lost some key members of our bullpen which didn't help and kind of spear-headed that unraveling.

"But we'll get it together and come out of this swinging."

See what else Williams had to say in the video above.

White Sox: Alex Avila will begin rehab assignment Monday in Triple-A

White Sox: Alex Avila will begin rehab assignment Monday in Triple-A

Alex Avila will begin his rehab assignment on Monday night in Triple-A Charlotte.

The White Sox catcher has been on the disabled list with a right hamstring injury since July 6.

Avila went out for a rehab assignment on July 20 but suffered a setback.

“I probably tried to rush back a little too quick and wasn’t ready,” Avila said. “It's frustrating. I’d like to be back, but you have to let nature take its course."

[SHOP: Gear up, White Sox fans!]

In late April, Avila landed on the 15-day DL with the same injury while running the bases in a home game against the Texas Rangers.

Avila signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the White Sox in the offseason.