A Spring Training Saturday
Saturday, March 14, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Angels at Tempe (3:10 p.m., CT). Probable starters: RHP Brad Penny for the Sox, LHP Andrew Heaney for LA.
Jose Abreu went 2-3 with a triple and Avi Garcia and Engel Beltre each singled in a run in the Sox’ 5-2 loss to the Rockies in Scottsdale. Abreu is now batting .450 in Cactus League play, Garcia .500…Starter Jose Quintana gave up just one hit in 2.2 IP while striking out three. His ERA now stands at 1.35.
Hawkins Making an Impression
Courtney Hawkins (pictured above), the Sox No. 1 selection and 13th overall pick in the 2012 MLB draft, is enjoying an outstanding spring.
Meet Tyler Saladino
Quotes of the Day
Sox prospects talk about the privilege of learning from Jim Thome, the slugger-turned-special assistant to GM Rick Hahn (via Scott Merkin, whitesox.com).
Third baseman Matt Davidson on Thome:
“He’s a great human being. Very positive and obviously has a ton of experience. He instills so much confidence and self-belief. That’s the basis of being a really good person, one, and baseball player, two.”
Outfielder Trayce Thompson:
“It blows your mind to think he has 600 home runs. He’s going to be a Hall of Famer. But he makes it very easy. He’s just a normal guy, very approachable.”
White Sox vs. Angels at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable starters: LHP John Danks for the Sox, LHP Hector Santiago for LA.
Photo of the Day
Adam LaRoche in the weight room.