Saturday, March 26, 2016
Today’s Spring Training News
A Saturday Twin Bill
White Sox (split squad ) vs. Reds at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (2:05 p.m. CT, WLS, CSN). Carlos Rodon will make the start for the Sox.
Sox (split squad) vs. Dodgers at Camelback Ranch-Glendale (9:05 p.m. CT. Carson Fulmer gets the starting nod for the White Sox.
Jose Quintana tossed six innings, allowing just two runs on two hits with seven strikeouts and retired 16 of the last 17 hitters he faced (click on top link below). Offensively, Austin Jackson belted a grand slam (click on bottom link) in the Sox’ 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Mariners in Peoria. Nate Jones struck out the side in the seventh and has recorded nine strikeouts in six scoreless innings in Cactus League play…Jose Abreu singled and doubled and raised his spring batting average to .386.
Quote of the Day
Robin on Friday’s “rundown” drills (via @CSNHayes):
“You don’t get ’em right, we’re going to redo them…Get it right…It just can’t happen.”
The Bonding of Rollins and Anderson
Read about the special relationship between Jimmy Rollins and top prospect Tim Anderson (pictured above with Rollins on the right).
Sox Hitters “Sparked” by New Assistant Hitting Coach
Fulmer Adds a Cutter
White Sox vs. Giants at Scottsdale (3:05 p.m. CT, WLS).
Photo of the Day
Greg Sparks (left) and Todd Steverson, the Sox’ assistant hitting coach and hitting coach, respectively.