Danks Gets Starting Nod Thursday in Cactus League Opener vs. Dodgers
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Today’s Spring Training News
In Thursday’s Cactus League opener at Camelback Ranch-Glendale vs. the Dodgers, John Danks will start and is expected to throw two innings. Others scheduled to pitch are Jake Petricka, Zach Phillips, Daniel Webb, Zach Duke, Matt Albers, Dan Jennings, Zach Putnam, Josh Wall, Phillippe Aumont and Matt Lollis.
Starting time is 2:05 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast via WLS Radio and can be seen on whitesox.com.
The Year of Avi?
Entering his second full major-league season, Avi Garcia has gotten off to a great start by belting a two-run homer in yesterday’s intrasquad game. Here’s a look at Avi with some interesting comments by hitting coach Todd Steverson.
Quote of the Day
Jimmy Rollins, a former MVP shortstop who knows a thing or two about the position, on Sox top prospect Tim Anderson:
“He has some hands. He’s quick. Just a few of the finer things will help him defensively to grow. … But he listens. He adapts very well, and it’s a matter of him growing into a major-league shortstop.”
Sox Agree to Terms with 20 Players
The White Sox have agreed to terms with the following players:
Pitchers (10): Chris Beck, Brandon Brennan, Scott Carroll, Erik Johnson, Tommy Kahnle, Petricka, Phillips, Carlos Rodon, Webb and Michael Ynoa
Catchers (2): Rob Brantly and Kevan Smith
Infielders (5): Matt Davidson, Leury Garcia, Mike Olt, Tyler Saladino and Carlos Sanchez
Outfielders (3): Daniel Fields, Jerry Sands and J.B. Shuck
All members of the 40-man roster are now under contract for 2016.
Photo of the Day
New TV voice Jason Benetti chats with the Sox braintrust.