Spotlight on Abreu
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Today’s Spring Training News
Jose in the News
Whether it’s been the subject of having Todd Frazier as protection in the lineup, personally rejoicing over the new relationship between the United States and his native Cuba or even his robust .385 spring batting average, Jose Abreu has been front and center in recent news cycles.
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Quote of the Day
Adding to the Abreu profile, the Sox slugger was praised by President Obama as a positive example of the reuniting of the U.S.and Cuba. Here’s what Obama said to ABC News anchor David Muir about Jose:
“Here’s a guy of immense talent who hadn’t seen his son for several years because he felt the only way that he could play in the big leagues and help his family was to be separated from his toddler. That can’t be the kind of policies we want to promote. My hope is this just becomes one more part of the stitching back together of the United States and Cuba.”
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Angels at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (3:05 p.m. CT, CSN). Chris Sale makes spring start No. 2. Zach Putnam and Zach Duke are also scheduled to pitch.
Following his five-inning shutout of the Cubs last Friday, John Danks tossed six scoreless frames against the Padres yesterday at Camelback Ranch-Glendale in the White Sox’ 6-1 victory, giving The Good Guys a 12-8-1 Cactus League mark…Danks’ success dates back to March 13 when catcher Dioner Navarro noticed John was tipping his pitches. As you see, he’s been brilliant since then…Avi Garcia smashed this third Cactus League homer, a solo shot, and drove in another–giving him 14 RBI this spring…Brett Lawrie and prospects Tim Anderson and Cleuluis Rondon each collected an RBI …David Robertson pitched a scoreless seventh inning…Phillippe Aumont came on in the ninth and struck out two in 0.2 innings. It was his sixth straight scoreless appearance this spring.
Danks on a roll, Avi goes yard:
Robin on Matt Davidson: “You’re Seeing a Different Guy”
Sox Notes of Note
From @scottmerkin: White Sox are on pace to hit 51 homers this spring. They hit 22 last year, 28 in 2014, 41 in 2013, 27 in 2012 and 39 in 2011…With yesterday’s triumph the Sox captured their 100th spring training win since moving to Glendale in 2009.
RIP Baseball Icon Joe Garagiola
White Sox vs. Mariners at Peoria (3:10 p.m. CT).
Photo of the Day
Mr. Frazier talks with Casey Stern on MLB Network Radio.