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Cease set to make MLB debut on Wednesday

Star prospect was a Midseason CL All-Star with the Dash in 2018
July 1, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 1, 2019) - The Chicago White Sox announced on Sunday that right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease, who was a Midseason Carolina League All-Star for Winston-Salem in 2018, has earned his first promotion to the Majors and will start the first game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers

Cease set to join White Sox for debut

No. 18 overall prospect to make first start Wednesday
June 30, 2019

On Friday, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn told reporters Dylan Cease was "getting awfully close" to the Majors. On Wednesday,'s No. 18 prospect finally will get to toe a big league rubber. Cease will make his White Sox debut by starting the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the

Escobar's Walk-Off Grand Slam Wins It for Knights on Friday

June 21, 2019

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Exciting. Thrilling. Exhilarating. Electrifying. Heroic.

Knights Hold On, Top Stripers 7-6

Cease earns fifth win
June 4, 2019

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) - After taking an early lead, the Charlotte Knights survived a late Gwinnett Stripers rally to earn a 7-6 win on Tuesday night at BB&T Ballpark in game two of their three-game series.

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 29

Indians' Tom homers twice; Cease goes seven for Knights
May 30, 2019

Indians CF Ka'ai Tom, Double-A Akron: 3-for-5, 2 HR, 6 RBIs, 3 R -- The Cleveland outfielder not only extended his hitting streak to five games, he did so in style. The six RBIs set a career high, while the two long balls gave him his second multi-homer game of the

Cease, Knights Edged By Indians 2-0

Charlotte held to four hits in loss
May 29, 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - In a pitcher's duel throughout, the Charlotte Knights couldn't produce the clutch hit they needed in a 2-0 loss to the Indianapolis Indians in game two of their three-games series on Wednesday night at Victory Field.

Knights Top Stripers 3-1 For Series Win

Cease picks up fourth win of season
May 23, 2019

(LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) - Behind a strong start and effective work from the bullpen, the Charlotte Knights earned a 3-1 over the Gwinnett Stripers on the finale of their three-game series on Thursday night at Coolray Field.

Knights Smoke Pigs 10-3 For 4th Straight Win

Cease strikes out nine for 3rd win of season
May 17, 2019

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) - Backed by a great start on the mound and four towering home runs at the plate, the Charlotte Knights defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 10-3 in front of a sellout crowd of 10,580 at BB&T Ballpark on Friday night.

Knights Fall to Stripers 4-2 on Tuesday Night

April 30, 2019

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Dylan Cease dazzled over six solid innings, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the middle game of their three-game series against the Gwinnett Stripers by a score of 4-2 on Tuesday night from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte.

Knights' Cease returns to form with 11 K's

No. 3 White Sox prospect finishes one off career high for whiffs
April 30, 2019

After two brilliant outings to open the season, Dylan Cease hit a roadblock. A pair of subpar performances followed, but the best tend to find their footing.The third-ranked White Sox prospect looked much more like his normal self, striking out 11 -- one shy of his career high -- while

Cease, Homers Power Knights Past Indians 3-0

Knights toss third shutout of season
April 14, 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - A pair of timely home runs and a dominant day on the mound led the Charlotte Knights to a 3-0 win over the Indianapolis Indians in the finale of their four-game series from Victory Field on Sunday afternoon.

Knights' Cease extends scoreless streak

Third-ranked White Sox prospect allows two hits over five frames
April 14, 2019

The adjustment to Triple-A has been a breeze so far for Dylan Cease.The third-ranked White Sox prospect ran his scoreless streak to 10 innings straight to start the season after allowing two hits over five frames Sunday in Triple-A Charlotte's 3-0 victory over Indianapolis at Victory Field. He struck out

Knights' Cease dominant in Triple-A debut

No. 3 White Sox prospect allows three hits in five shutout frames
April 9, 2019

Even when the first two batters in his Triple-A debut greeted him with singles, Dylan Cease's confidence never wavered. He had all but established himself with a breakout campaign last year and that momentum carried him into 2019. Sure enough, the third-ranked White Sox prospect worked around the early trouble, allowing just

White Sox Prospect Primer: Rebuild in bloom

Jimenez, Cease closing in on South Side; Madrigal not far behind
March 20, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Eloy Jiménez, OFThe

Toolshed: 40-man roster protection preview

A system-by-system rundown of ranked Rule 5-eligible prospects
November 16, 2018

With a single transaction, a bunch of prospects are about to take big steps in their careers, while others will be left to await their fate.Next Tuesday, Nov. 20, brings the deadline in which organizations must protect eligible players from the Rule 5 Draft by adding them to their 40-man

Eloy sparkles as White Sox continue rebuild

No. 3 overall prospect ascended to International League, thrived
October 10, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The White Sox went all-in on a rebuild before the 2017 season when they

The Show Before the Show: Episode 175

Cease joins podcast to discuss big season in White Sox system
August 30, 2018

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review The Show Before the Show on iTunes. The podcast is also available via

White Sox shut down right-hander Cease

No. 44 overall prospect has thrown career-high 124 innings
August 24, 2018

Dylan Cease has been lights-out since his promotion to Double-A Birmingham in June, but the lights officially went out on his season's No. 44 overall prospect will be shut down for the remainder of the campaign after throwing a career-high 124 innings. There are no injury concerns surrounding Cease,

Barons Earn Series Win Over Shrimp

Birmingham victorious in final two games of road trip
August 23, 2018

In a pair of tightly-contested games against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (51-75), the Birmingham Barons (62-66) pulled away late to win both times. First, they earned a 6-0 win in the resumption of Wednesday's suspended game before a 4-1 victory in the regularly scheduled game on Thursday night at the

Cease remains lights-out for Barons

White Sox No. 5 prospect fans 11 over five scoreless innings
August 23, 2018

It took an extra day to complete and didn't put his name in the final decision, but Dylan Cease's 23rd start of the season was another brilliant entry.Baseball's No. 44 overall prospect struck out 11 over five innings, one shy of his season high in strikeouts, while allowing just two

Prospect Roundup: Games of Aug. 22

Cease (Birmingham), Jimenez (Charlotte) turn in big nights for Sox
August 23, 2018

Theme of the dayNotable players hit notable homers:No. 8 overall prospectKyle Tucker made a strong return to the Minor Leagues, homering twice in his first game with Triple-A Fresno following his demotion from the Majors. Phillies No. 4 prospect Adam Haseley hit his third homer in his last five games

Southern notes: Cease finding his center

White Sox prospect acing mental aspect of the game with Barons
August 9, 2018

Birmingham Barons right-hander Dylan Cease has yet to explore what yoga might do for his body, but the Chicago White Sox pitching prospect has already fully embraced the mental aspect of the ancient discipline.It all started when Cease, who has a 23-inning scoreless streak for the Barons, watched a YouTube

Barons Edged out by BayBears, 1-0

Birmingham falls short in third straight loss to Mobile
August 4, 2018

The Birmingham Barons (54-57) couldn't muster the offensive support needed to back up another strong outing from Dylan Cease , falling 1-0 to the Mobile BayBears (54-54) at Regions Field on Saturday. Moments That Mattered: For the third outing in a row, Cease showed his command on the mound as he kept

Barons' Cease extends scoreless streak

No. 5 White Sox prospect delivers six one-hit frames, fans nine
August 4, 2018

If the White Sox were looking to test Dylan Cease with a midseason promotion, it's safe to say he's passing with flying colors.Chicago's fifth-ranked prospect was at it again Saturday, allowing one baserunner and striking out nine over six scoreless innings, before Double-A Birmingham fell to Mobile, 1-0, at Regions

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 30

Jimenez continues scorching stretch; Cease posts more zeros
July 31, 2018

Theme of the dayThe transactions page: Monday saw its share of trades, with pitching prospects going to Los Angeles, Toronto and Texas, but the biggest moves in the Minors were the multiple internal promotions of top-100 prospects. Jo Adell continued his climb through the Angels system by joining Double-A Mobile.