White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Philip Humber allowed nine runs in five innings, including three home runs, as the Sox lost to Boston 10-3. He went from the best start of his career to the worst in a matter of days, which was a humbling reminder of the kind of sport baseball is:

No pitcher had ever followed a perfect game by allowing nine runs in his next start until Thursday -- the previous high was eight, which Catfish Hunter allowed in 1968. While most pitchers didn't follow up their perfect games with stellar performances, Humber's outing ranks among the worst.

An odd fact: None of Paul Konerko's milestone home runs (1, 100, 200, 300, 400) have been hit at home. And No. 1 came with the Dodgers but was hit at an AL park, while No. 100 came with the White Sox but was hit at an NL park.

Disappointing news down on the farm: Andre Rienzo, a 23-year-old Brazilian pitching prospect, tested positive for metabolites of Stanzanolol and received a 50-game ban under baseball's drug policy. Rienzo probably profiles as a reliever, as his offspeed stuff hasn't developed yet -- and this 50-game suspension won't help in that regard. A Brazilian has never played in the major leagues, and hopefully Rienzo apologizes and is able to move on and be the first from his country.

Around the division: Detroit cut ties with Brandon Inge, a beer at Comerica Park will run you 8.75, the Tigers lost again to Seattle, Kansas City won their second straight game over Cleveland and Chris Parmelee is doing well after being hit by a pitch in the head.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Breaking down the Chris Sale trade

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Breaking down the Chris Sale trade

On the latest episode of the White Sox Talk Podcast, Chuck Garfien and Dan Hayes break down the White Sox trade of Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox.

Plus, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe provides some insight on what exactly the White Sox got in return for their former ace.

And Rick Hahn talks about just how difficult it was to pull the trigger and trade elite, homegrown talent.

Listen to the latest episode below:

Morning Update: Chris Sale traded to Red Sox; Blackhawks shut out Coyotes; Bulls lose third straight

Morning Update: Chris Sale traded to Red Sox; Blackhawks shut out Coyotes; Bulls lose third straight

Sold: White Sox trade Chris Sale to Red Sox for package including baseball's No. 1 prospect

Marian Hossa scores twice in Blackhawks' shutout win over Coyotes

Bulls can't hold fourth quarter lead against Pistons, lose third straight

Recalling Bears RB Rashaan Salaam: a gentle young man, now dead at age 42

Wade Davis trade would give Cubs a proven October closer

Examining Yoan Moncada, baseball’s No. 1 prospect and the newest member of the White Sox

The second-guessing follows Joe Maddon from World Series to winter meetings

The standard for Bears evaluating Matt Barkley? Use what John Fox uses

How the White Sox and Red Sox worked out their Chris Sale megadeal

Wednesday on CSN: Northern Iowa hosts South Dakota State