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White Sox News: Additions to 40-man roster, Thornton, Adam Dunn, and Ticket Prices

There will be a minor increase in the price of White Sox tickets in 2011…..prices and promotions will still be aimed to draw families to the ball park…..chief marketing officer Brooks Boyer says that there will be even more “Value Mondays.” [ESPN Chicago]

Ken Davidoff believes the White Sox are still the leading candidate to sign closer Rafael Soriano……all of their attention is on landing Adam Dunn…..looking like Matsui is still the backup plan if Dunn doesn’t work out…..Matsui wants to play for a team whose home games are on grass. [Newsday]

Left-handed reliever Matt Thornton would like to stay with the White Sox beyond the 2011 season……the All-Star is not concerning himself with the rumors — or lack thereof — of a multi-year extension…..White Sox picked up Thornton’s $3 million option shortly after the conclusion of the team’s season…..at 34, he could be the closer with Bobby Jenks return seeming increasingly unlikely. [MLB.com]

The White Sox added Anthony Carter (RHP), Eduardo Escobar (SS), and Nate Jones (RHP) to their 40-man roster…..doing so protects those players from the Rule 5 Draft…..Carter and Escobar recently played in Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars Game…..they now have 34 players on their 40-man roster. [Sox Machine]

Apparently Don Cooper would have welcomed the opportunity to be the Yankees new pitching coach…..White Sox “shut it down” quickly…..Cooper will be a free agent after the 2011 season. [Sports Illustrated]

Jordan Danks, 24, will enter Spring Training vying for a spot on the White Sox roster…..has been working extensively with team’s hitting coach, Greg Walker….. one of the best defensive outfielders in the organization but is still raw at the plate…..hit .245 with 8 home runs and 45 RBI for Triple-A Charlotte in 2010…..struck out 151 times in 445 at-bats, or once every 2.95 at-bats. [MLB.com]

*This article was also published on 312Sports.com

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