White Sox Ready to Roll
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Opening Day on Monday
White Sox vs. Royals at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City (3:10 p.m., CT, CSN) on Monday in the season opener. Probable Starters: RHP Jeff Samardzija for the Sox, RHP Yordano Ventura for K.C. The club is idle today and tomorrow.
Yesterday’s Sox Moves
The Sox optioned RHP Erik Johnson to Class AAA Charlotte, outrighted RHP Maikel Cleto and LHP Onelki Garcia to Charlotte and Reassigned RHP Jairo Asencio, OF Engel Beltre, C George Kottaras and RHP Arcenio Leon to minor-league camp.
There are 28 players left in major-league camp with the 40-man roster now reduced to 37. There are 14 pitchers, two catchers, eight infielders and four outfielders.
Additionally, the Sox signed right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom to a minor-league contract.
Sox in Charlotte
In the photos below, General Manager Rick Hahn, Assistant GM Buddy Bell, Robin and Charlotte skipper Joel Skinner talk baseball at the Knights’ Leadoff Luncheon in Charlotte prior to last night’s White Sox-Knights exhibition and the Sox line up during pre-game introductions. The prospects defeated the varsity.
Rodon is “Special”
Happy Birthday, Hermie
Happiest of birthday wishes to Herm Schneider, the best athletic trainer in the business.
Quote of the Day
Samardzija, talking about playing on the South Side:
“It’s all baseball here. It’s what the White Sox are known for, just a bunch of dirt-balls who love to play the game, and get down and dirty.”
Photo of the Day