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Red Sox Look to Extend Dustin Pedroia

The Red Sox cleaned house last season, but Dustin Pedroia has remained, and it seems as though the team wants him to never leave.

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MLB Network ranks Howie 9th best 2B

As I sit here entertaining my little Halo fan, with the MLB Network pulsing in the background like an i.v. drip keeping me alive until the first spring training game airs on Monday, they are...

Viva El Birdos Theater: Skip dresses as a second baseman, marries at the end

A special guest bard waxes cautious about the Cardinals' second base options.

Gordon Beckham getting second look

No need for a second take. That really is Gordon Beckham's name penciled in at second base for the White Sox' exhibition game today against Australia's World Baseball Classic team. Does that mean we can add a new name to the position battle with the camp's biggest logjam? Not so fast, says manager Ozzie Guillen, who insists his prized prospect remains a shortstop. The highly touted first-round pick (eighth overall) from last June's draft belted his second home run of spring training Thursday in a 5-4 split-squad loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz. Afterward, bench coach Joey Cora revealed that Beckham will be making some cameos around the infield.

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ESPN Chat: Baseball America's John Manuel on White Sox 2B

Vik (Chicago): Who would you play at 2B for the Whitesox? Getz, Lillibridge or Nix? Any of them long-term starters? John Manuel: Best spring training wins. Getz might be the best fit in terms of...

Rumor: Orioles, White Sox discussing trade involving Gavin Floyd and Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts always seems to be linked to the Chicago Cubs in trade rumors, but White Sox general manager Kenny Williams loves the guy and is trying to acquire him. The two sides have discussed former Mount St. Joe pitcher Gavin Floyd as a starting point in trade talks. The Orioles might need more, though the White Sox would want it to be straight-up, since they'd be surrendering a 17-game winner. I edited UribeAuction's original link and text to point to the source. But here's a link to his site because we still value his contributions here

White Sox Sign Jayson Nix to Minor League Deal

Jayson Nix is changing Sox in attempt to rejuvenate his career. The Rockies' opening day second baseman has agreed to a deal with the Chicago White Sox, according to contract details received by The Denver Post. With Kazuo Matsui lost as a free agent to the Houston Astros, Nix won the position in spring training, edging out Clint Barmes and Marcus Giles. Nix, however, got off to a slow start offensively and was designated for assignment at the end of April. He rebounded in Triple-A and was eventually chosen for Team USA in the Beijing Olympics. He was injured in China, hit in the left eye on a bunt attempt against Cuba. Nix, 26, was the 44th overall selection in the 2001 draft. Nix will make $400,000 if on the White Sox's major league roster.

Best Second Basemen of 2008

Who were the best second basemen in baseball in 2008? Beyond the Boxscore provides the answer, accounting for both offensive and defensive contributions.

2008 Mets Post-Mortem: The Ballad of Luis Castillo

If you were asked to guess the player with the highest walk rate (BB%) among Met hitters with at least 100 plate appearances in 2008, who might you throw out there? Carlos Beltran walks a lot, and...

Richar off the DL, Optioned to Charlotte

Prior to tonight's game at Tampa Bay, the Chicago White Sox returned Danny Richar from an injury rehabilitation assignment at Class AAA Charlotte, reinstated the infielder from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Charlotte.

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