2017 Chicago White Sox season
The 2017 Chicago White Sox season was the franchise’s 118th season in Chicago and 117th in the American League. It was also the team’s first season under new manager Rick Renteria following Robin Ventura, who chose not to extend his contract with the team after five seasons. The White Sox missed the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season, and finished in 4th place in their division and second worst in the AL respectively.
|2017 Chicago White Sox|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Rick Hahn|
|Local television||CSN Chicago |
(Ken Harrelson, Steve Stone, Jason Benetti, Tom Paciorek)
Chicago White Sox Radio Network
(Ed Farmer, Jason Benetti, Darrin Jackson)
(Hector Molina, Billy Russo)
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After another disappointing season in 2016, GM Rick Hahn and the White Sox decided to rebuild the franchise for future success.
- November 3, 2016, Matt Albers, Alex Avila, Austin Jackson and Justin Morneau granted Free Agency. White Sox released pitcher Daniel Webb.
- November 7, 2016, Jason Bourgeois, Tony Campana, Brett Hayes, Slade Heathcott, John Holdzkom, Kameron Loe, Andy Parrino, J. B. Shuck, Jacob Turner and Chris Volstad granted free agency. Selected pitcher Giovanni Soto off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
- November 22, 2016, White Sox released pitcher Anthony Ranaudo.
- December 2, 2016, White Sox signed pitcher Jorge Rondón as a free agent. Blake Smith granted Free Agency.
- December 6, 2016, White Sox ace Chris Sale was traded to the Boston Red Sox for prospects Luis Alexander Basabe, Víctor Díaz, Michael Kopech and Yoan Moncada.
- December 7, 2016, Rick Hahn traded away their leadoff hitter, oufielder Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals for pitching prospects Dane Dunning, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo López.
- December 8, 2016, the White Sox drafted pitcher Dylan Covey from the Oakland Athletics in the 2016 rule 5 draft.
- December 9, 2016, White Sox signed outfielder Caleb Gindl as a free agent.
- December 14, 2016, White Sox signed pitcher Derek Holland as a free agent.
- December 16, 2016, White Sox signed pitcher Chris Volstad as a free agent.
- December 22, 2016, White Sox signed Cody Asche as a free agent.
- December 28, 2016, White Sox released pitcher Jorge Rondón.
- January 6, 2017, White Sox selected outfielder Willy García off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- January 7, 2017, White Sox signed outfielder Jason Bourgeois and shortstop Everth Cabrera as free agents.
- January 10, 2017, White Sox signed catcher Geovany Soto as a free agent.
- January 11, 2017, White Sox signed catcher Carson Blair as a free agent. Outfielder Jason Coats selected by the Tampa Bay Rays off waivers.
- January 12, 2017, White Sox signed pitcher Cory Luebke as a free agent.
- January 20, 2017, White Sox signed pitcher Gregory Infante as a free agent.
- January 23, 2017, White Sox signed pitchers Blake Smith and Anthony Swarzak as free agents.
- January 27, 2017, White Sox signed pitcher Mayckol Guaipe as a free agent.
- January 30, 2017, White Sox Signed outfielder Peter Bourjos as a free agent.
- February 13, 2017, White Sox signed pitcher Tyler Matzek as a free agent.
- February 18, 2017, White Sox signed pitcher Scott Snodgress as a free agent.
- February 27, 2017, White Sox signed Tyler Ladendorf as a free agent.
- March 2, 2017, White Sox signed pitcher Jake Dunning as a free agent.
- March 3, 2017, White Sox released infielder Brett Lawrie.
- March 20, 2017, White Sox released outfielder Caleb Gindl.
- March 25, 2017, White Sox released pitcher Mayckol Guaipe.
- March 28, 2017, White Sox sold outfielder Peter Bourjos to the Tampa Bay Rays.
- March 30, 2017, White Sox released pitchers Tyler Matzek and Blake Smith.
During the season GM Rick Hahn continued his rebuild plan to trade away key players for top prospects.
- April 8, 2017, White Sox signed pitcher Mike Pelfrey and Ryan Raburn as free agents.
- May 8, 2017, pitcher Cory Luebke voluntarily retired.
- May 26, 2017, White Sox traded Ryan Raburn to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later or cash.
- June 6, 2017, White Sox signed pitcher Bobby Parnell as a free agent.
- June 9, 2017, White Sox released catcher Giovanni Soto. Selected Alen Hanson off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- June 21, 2017, White Sox signed second baseman Grant Green as a free agent.
- June 28, 2017, White Sox released pitcher Jake Dunning.
- June 29, 2017, White Sox signed catcher Rob Brantly as a free agent.
- July 13, 2017, the White Sox traded away their ace José Quintana to their crosstown rival Chicago Cubs for Dylan Cease, Bryant Flete, Eloy Jiménez and Matt Rose.
- July 14, 2017, White Sox released shortstop Everth Cabrera.
- July 19, 2017, the White Sox traded third baseman Todd Frazier, relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle and closer David Robertson to the New York Yankees for Ian Clarkin, Tito Polo, Blake Rutherford and Tyler Clippard.
- July 24, 2017, White Sox signed pitcher Danny Farquhar as a free agent. Purchased pitchers Mark Lowe and Jean Machi from the Seattle Mariners. Released catcher Carson Blair and pitcher Bobby Parnell.
- July 26, 2017, a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers sent relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak for outfielder Ryan Cordell.
- July 27, 2017, the White Sox sent relief pitcher Dan Jennings to the Tampa Bay Rays for first baseman Casey Gillaspie.
- July 30, 2017, Rick Hahn traded outfielder Melky Cabrera and cash to division rival Kansas City Royals for Andre Davis and pitcher A. J. Puckett.
- August 4, 2017, White Sox signed pitcher Al Alburquerque as a free agent.
- August 7, 2017, White Sox released second baseman Grant Green.
- August 9, 2017, White Sox purchased pitcher Steve Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles.
- August 13, 2017, recently acquired pitcher Tyler Clippard was traded to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later or cash.
- August 21, 2017, White Sox released pitcher Mark Lowe.
- August 31, 2017, pitcher Miguel González was traded to the Texas Rangers for third baseman Ti'Quan Forbes.
- September 5, 2017, White Sox released pitcher Derek Holland.
American League CentralEdit
|Kansas City Royals||80||82||0.494||22||43–38||37–44|
|Chicago White Sox||67||95||0.414||35||39–42||28–53|
American League Wild CardEdit
|Boston Red Sox||93||69||0.574|
Wild Card teams|
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|New York Yankees||91||71||0.562||+6|
|Kansas City Royals||80||82||0.494||5|
|Los Angeles Angels||80||82||0.494||5|
|Tampa Bay Rays||80||82||0.494||5|
|Toronto Blue Jays||76||86||0.469||9|
|Chicago White Sox||67||95||0.414||18|
Record against opponentsEdit
2017 American League Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
|2017 White Sox Game Log: 67–95 (Home: 39–42; Away: 28–53)|
April 13–10 (Home: 6–5; Road 7–5)
May 11–18 (Home: 6–6; Road: 5–12)
June 11–16 (Home: 6–6; Road: 5–10)
July 6–18 (Home: 3–10; Road: 3–8)
August 11–18 (Home: 9–7; Road: 2–11)
September/October 15–15 (Home: 9–8; Road: 6–7)
|Legend: = Win = Loss = Postponement|
Bold = White Sox team member
Opening Day lineupEdit
|Opening Day Starters|
|2017 Chicago White Sox|
BOLD denotes team leader
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases; BB = Walks; K = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On Base Percentage; SLG = Slugging Percentage;
BOLD denotes team leader
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
|AAA||Charlotte Knights||International League||Mark Grudzielanek|
|AA||Birmingham Barons||Southern League||Julio Vinas|
|A-Advanced||Winston-Salem Dash||Carolina League||Willie Harris|
|A||Kannapolis Intimidators||South Atlantic League||Justin Jirschele|
|Rookie||Great Falls Voyagers||Pioneer League||Tim Esmay|
|Rookie||AZL White Sox||Arizona League||Ryan Newman|
|Rookie||DSL White Sox||Dominican Summer League|