Countdown to the Games That Matter
Friday, March 28, 2014
White Sox vs. the Class AA Birmingham Barons at Birmingham’s sold-out Regions Field (6:00 p.m, CT). Sox pitching schedule: LHP Donnie Veal, LHP Scott Downs, RHP Matt Lindstrom, RHP Maikel Cleto, LHP David Purcey, RHP Zach Putnam.
The Barons will hold a special Championship Ring ceremony behind home plate prior to the game. White Sox manager and former Baron Robin Ventura will present 2013 Southern League (SL) Championship rings to players who were part of the team last season, including last year’s SL MVP Marcus Semien.
Sox Note of Note
Prior to tonight’s game, the White Sox outrighted right-handed pitcher Javy Guerra to Class AAA Charlotte. Guerra, 28, was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on Wednesday from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Guerra will report to our spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz. today and join the Charlotte roster. With the move, the Sox 40-man roster is at 39.
Quotes of the Day
Rick Hahn on the 2014 White Sox:
Ken Williams also offers his keen insight:
“I think this is the type of team that could be really dangerous if we get off to a good start because then they start to believe. Right now we are better than outsiders think we are. And I think we are better than [the players] believe we are.”
The Sox will have a full off day tomorrow, followed by a 10:30 a.m., CT, workout on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox open the season on Monday vs. the Twins at 3:10 p.m., CT.
Be sure you get your 2014 White Sox Yearbook, celebrating the Hall of Fame career of Frank Thomas.