White Sox sign Cuban prospect Robert, $26 million bonus

White Sox sign Cuban prospect Robert, $26 million bonus

The Tigers were scheduled to play a straight doubleheader on Friday afternoon but rain postponed the first game, which was to begin at 4 p.m.

The teams will try again to play two, with LHP Derek Holland (4-3, 2.47 ERA) starting Game 1 for Chicago and RHP Buck Farmer making his first appearance this season for Detroit.

Cuban outfielder Luis Robert poses with a signed Chicago White Sox jersey at a news conferences after Robert signed with the White Sox before a baseball game between the White Sox and the Detroit Tigers Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Chicago. "Luis has the potential to be a dynamic, five-tool player at the major-league level, and we look forward to watching him develop in our system over coming seasons". The second game was delayed almost an hour and a half by rain. For the second game, the team announced it would recall right-hander Tyler Danish from Triple-A Charlotte to make his first major league start.

Sits for first game of doubleheader
White Sox sign Cuban prospect Robert, $26 million bonus

The Detroit Tigers could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. Jose Abreu and the late Minnie Minoso are among the Cubans who have played for the White Sox. Acquired from the Tigers in July 2013 as part of the three-way deal that sent Jake Peavy to the Boston Red Sox, Garcia is slashing.295/.338/.481 with nine home runs and 43 RBIs against his former team in 228 plate appearances.

"It was a very disappointing road trip", Abreu said through an interpreter, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. One of those outings was against the Tigers, and he yielded a run in one-third of an inning. Farmer is winless with a 9.68 ERA in eight career big league starts. May.

White Sox: RHP James Shields (strained right back muscle) said he's just about ready to go on a rehab assignment. Third baseman Nick Castellanos is expected to return to the lineup after being given two consecutive days off to rest. The 22-year-old pitched three games in relief in 2016, allowing two runs in 1 2/3 innings. The Tigers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago, 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and 1-5 in Boyds last 6 starts vs.

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