Latos to Make Cactus League Debut Today; Sox Shine on Defense
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Today’s Spring Training News
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Giants at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m. CT, CSN). Mat Latos (pictured above), making his first Cactus League start, and Nate Jones are among those scheduled to pitch for the Sox.
On Sunday, outfielder Jerry Sands belted two homers and drove in three in the Sox’ win over the A’s. Yesterday, he made a spectacular catch in left field saving a pair of runs in the Good Guys’ 9-4 loss to the Indians in Goodyear…Melky Cabrera homered and doubled, Todd Frazier singled twice and drove in a run, Tyler Saladino doubled in a run and Brett Lawrie added an RBI…In addition to Sands, a number of Sox made key defensive plays–Austin Jackson, Carlos Sanchez, Jose Abreu, Lawrie and Jacob May.
Check out the Sands, Lawrie and May gems (top link) and Melky’s homer:
The White Sox optioned RHP Erik Johnson to Class AAA Charlotte and reassigned RHP Tyler Danish and INF-OF Steve Lombardozzi to minor-league camp.
Quote of the Day
With Johnson headed to Charlotte, pitching coach Don Cooper is looking for today’s starting pitcher to fit into the starting rotation:
“Latos is now going to be given the real opportunity to see if he can take it and grab it and run with it.”
Jim Thome Talks White Sox
White Sox vs. Padres at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m. CT, WLS, whitesox.com).
Photo of the Day
Looking to win a role on a strong Sox pitching staff, Scott Carroll was superb yesterday vs. the Tribe as he allowed just two hits in three scoreless innings in a starting role.