Alejandro De Aza Will Return to White Sox as a WBC Champion
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
De Aza’s Team Dominican Republic Defeats Rios’s Team Puerto Rico in Finale
White Sox starting outfielders Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios were in opposing dugouts at tonight’s World Baseball Classic championship game in San Francisco. In the end, De Aza and the Dominicans prevailed, 3-0, to go through the tournament undefeated and win their first WBC title.
De Aza beat out a bunt single in the fifth inning and scored the DR’s third run. Rios walked twice in four plate appearances.
Before today’s game vs. the Reds in Goodyear, the White Sox made five roster moves.
- Optioned RHP Deunte Heath and INF Brent Morel to Class AAA Charlotte;
- Reassigned LHP Daniel Moskos, INF Carlos Sanchez and RHP Zach Stewart to minor-league camp.
With the moves, the White Sox have 36 players remaining in major-league camp: 18 pitchers, three catchers, nine infielders and six outfielders.
With the Sox having the day off in Cactus League play, Jake Peavy threw 97 pitches over 6.0 innings Tuesday without issuing a walk in a “B” game against Dodgers’ minor leaguers in Glendale. Nate Jones threw between 30-35 pitches over 2.0 innings.
Quote(s) of the Day
Coop’s assessment of Peavy and Jones: “It was a great workout for Jake and we got a lot of work in. He worked on all his pitches and his fastball was really good. He will have the next four days off and pitch next in five days against the Dodgers (March 23). It was a good and productive day of work for Nate. All of his pitches looked very good. He will pitch again in two days.”
Play of the Day
Adam Dunn’s three-run first inning home run, his third homer of the spring, in the Sox’s 10-6 loss to the Reds.
White Sox vs. Diamondbacks at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., Chicago time). Gavin Floyd is the scheduled starter for the Sox, ex-Sox Brandon McCarthy will start for Arizona.
Did You Know…
…that Jordan Danks is 10-14 (.714) with three doubles, a homer and eight RBI over his last five games?
Photo of the Day
Jeff Keppinger went 2-2 with two walks and two runs scored in today’s game vs. the Reds. He’s now hitting .462 this spring.