News and Notes on the Last Sunday of Spring Training

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Today’s News

Record Crowd/Peavy Ready to Go

The Sox and Dodgers played in front of the largest crowd in Cactus League history last night, drawing 13,721 fans. Camelback Ranch-Glendale now boasts the CL’s top three crowds, five of the top six and six of the top 10.

In the Sox’s loss to L.A., Jake Peavy worked five innings and after the game proclaimed himself ready to go for the start of the season. Nate Jones pitched a scoreless frame, striking out a pair and averaging 97 mph on the gun with a high of 100.

Sox AFL Prospects to Play for Glendale

The Arizona Fall League has announced the relocation of its Desert Dogs franchise to Camelback Ranch-Glendale. All White Sox prospects assigned to the league will now play for the new Glendale Desert Dogs.

“Green Cap” Auction Begins Tomorrow

The White Sox tomorrow will begin auctioning autographed green caps worn by the team on St. Patrick’s Day at Kansas City. Bids can be submitted on All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago.

Quote of the Day

“It’s nice…I wish it added a couple more wins.”– Robin, kidding about Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s visit to camp and the fact he’s a huge Sox supporter.

Play of the Day

Alejandro De Aza’s first homer of the spring off of Royals’ Jeremy Guthrie in the 8-2 Kansas City victory.

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Angels at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., Chicago time). Gavin Floyd will start for the Sox, Tommy Hanson for L.A.

Did You Know…

…that Chris Sale leads the Cactus League in ERA (4.19) and is tied for the lead in IP (19.1 IP) and wins (3)?

Photo of the Day

Jeff Keppinger singled and drove in a run this afternoon–and is now hitting .472 in Cactus League play.

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