White Sox Spring Training 2010, Day 1
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2009
Day 1 of spring training was abbreviated someone because of morning rain. After physicals and a quick team meeting in the clubhouse, the team stretched inside the weight room with Allen Thomas, strength and conditioning coach.
The pitchers and catchers then headed outside for a look at one-year-old Camelback Ranch Glendale. After loosing up by playing catch in the outfield, half the pitchers threw their first bullpen (the other half go tomorrow). Then it was on to conditioning and work in the weight room. All in all, a quick day.
GM Ken Williams and manager Ozzie Guillen spoke to the media at length after the workout. To see parts of their interview, click here.
News of the Day
Guillen named Mark Buehrle the Opening Day starter, with Jake Peavy going in game two. The next three are still to be determined.
With this start, Buehrle (who is 2-1 in seven previous OD starts) will pass White Sox great Billy Pierce for most OD honors. Pierce started White Sox openers in 1951-52, 54 and 56-59. Buehrle took the mound in 2002-06 and 2008-09.
Quote of the Day
Prior to today’s workout, newly acquired Andruw Jones was telling coach Joey Cora that he was going to prove he was the best centerfielder in camp.
“You should be,” Cora responded, “the only people here now are pitchers and catchers.”
New of the Day 2
Utility player Freddie Bynum has been released from his minor league contract so that he can pursue an opportunity to play in Japan.