Opening Day Roster Set, White Sox Ready For Games That Count
Saturday, March 30, 2013
On to Chicago
The White Sox’s Opening Day roster was revealed after today’s game in Milwaukee. Here are the 25 players headed to Chicago for Monday’s opener:
Pitchers (12) — Dylan Axelrod, Jesse Crain, Gavin Floyd, Nate Jones, Matt Lindstrom, Jake Peavy, Jose Quintana, Addison Reed, Chris Sale, Hector Santiago, Matt Thornton, Donnie Veal.
Catchers (2) — Tyler Flowers, Hector Gimenez
Infielders (7) — Gordon Beckham, Adam Dunn, Conor Gillaspie, Jeff Keppinger, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Angel Sanchez.
Outfielders (4) — Alejandro De Aza, Alex Rios, Dayan Viciedo, Dewayne Wise.
To get down to 25, the Sox made the following six roster moves:
* Optioned RHP Brian Omogrosso to Class AAA Charlotte
* Reassigned C Bryan Anderson, INF Josh Bell, RHP Jeff Gray, RHP Ramon Troncoso and INF Steve Tolleson in minor-league camp.
Preseason is a Wrap
The Sox completed the preseason by splitting the two-game series with the Brewers at Miller Park.
This afternoon, the Sox dropped a 5-4 decision. Dunn smashed a solo homer and Beckham, Wise and Brandon Short each drove in a run.
The Sox won last night by a 7-2 score, highlighted by Dunn’s 3-3, one RBI night and Santiago’s three perfect innings that included five strikeouts. Crain, Veal, Jones, Thornton and Reed each pitched an inning of scoreless relief.
Happy Birthday to our Opening Day starter. Sale is celebrating No. 24 today.
Quote of the Day
White Sox outfield prospect Keenyn Walker, the 47th overall pick in the June 2011 draft, on Twitter after Friday night’s game in Milwaukee: “Got an AB in a big league stadium #Miller Park definitely motivates me to get there sooner than later!…
Play of the Day
Dunn’s homer, his fourth of the spring.
Off day. Workout in the morning at U.S. Cellular Field. Opening Day on Monday: Royals at White Sox (3:10 p.m., CT). Sale starts for the Sox vs. James Shields.
Did You Know…
…that Paul Konerko will be making his 13th straight Opening Day start at first base, extending his club record? It is the second-longest active streak by any first baseman with a single team behind Colorado’s Todd Helton (15) and second overall at first base.
Photo of the Day