“Adam Serves as a Catalyst, Brings a Spark of Energy to the Ballpark Each and Every Day…”
Saturday, March 21, 2015
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Royals at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m., CT, CSN). Sox Probable Starter: RHP Brad Penny. Others scheduled to pitch are RHP David Robertson, LHP Carlos Rodon, RHP Javy Guerra and RHP Jake Petricka.
Avi Garcia had a pair of run-scoring singles, Adam LaRoche doubled in a run (click on link below), walked and scored, Alexei Ramirez knocked out three singles with an RBI and run scored, Jose Abreu singled twice, doubled and scored twice, Melky Cabrera collected two singles and scored and Micah Johnson had a couple of hits, a stolen base and an RBI in the Sox’ 10-7 loss to the Cubs yesterday at Camelback Ranch-Glendale…The South Siders pounded out 15 hits in defeat…Starter Hector Noesi now has a 2.89 spring ERA after allowing two runs and two hits in 4.1 innings.
All About Eaton
The Sox have agreed to terms on a five-year, $23.5 million contract with Adam Eaton, which includes club options for 2020 and 2021.
Eaton batted .300 with 26 doubles, 10 triples, one home run, 35 RBI, 76 runs scored and 15 stolen bases in 2014, his first season in Chicago. He tied for the American League lead in triples, ranked third in average with runners in scoring position (.355), was 10th in average and 12th in on-base percentage (.362).
Quotes of the Day
GM Rick Hahn on the Eaton extension:
“Adam serves as a catalyst, brings a spark of energy to the ballpark each and every day and helps ignite our offense. He provided everything we look for in a leadoff hitter, a centerfielder and a competitor after joining us last season. We expect him to be an important part of this team’s success moving forward and we are very pleased we were able to reach this agreement to keep him in a White Sox uniform for potentially the next seven seasons.”
Hahn on Chris Sale‘s rehab:
“Sale had a really good day…He threw a live bullpen session today. He remains on track to not miss significant time.”
White Sox vs. Brewers at Maryvale (3:05 p.m., CT). Probable Sox Starter: RHP Jeff Samardzija. Others scheduled to pitch: RHP Zach Putnam, LHP Dan Jennings, LHP Zach Duke, RHP Arcenio Leon.
Photo of the Day
Bo Jackson, who threw out yesterday’s ceremonial first pitch, and Robin Ventura relax after batting practice.