GM Hahn on Spring Training: In Terms of Tone and Focus, I Don’t Think We Can Be Happier
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Today’s Spring Training News
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Giants at Scottsdale (3:05 p.m. CT, WLS). Mat Latos will make the start for the Pale Hose in a spring rematch with former Sox righty Jake Peavy. Scott Carroll is also scheduled to pitch.
Sox (split squad) vs. Reds
Jimmy Rollins (now hitting .350) drove in his 12th run of the spring, Adam Eaton singled in a pair and Jason Coats singled and walked with two RBI in the Sox’ 9-7 split squad loss to the Reds yesterday afternoon at Camelback Ranch-Glendale…Hector Sanchez added an RBI single and Todd Frazier went 2 for 3 with a run scored to raise his Cactus League average to .356…Joey DeMichele collected a pair of singles…Matt Albers (1.1 IP), Zach Duke (1.1), David Robertson (1.0) and Phillippe Aumont threw shutout ball in relief of Carlos Rodon…Aumont made his seventh consecutive scoreless appearance.
Sox (split squad) vs. Dodgers
Tyler Saladino (No. 4) and Jose Abreu (No. 3) each belted solo homers in the Sox’ 5-4 loss to the Dodgers last night at Camelback Ranch. Saladino, with two RBI on the night, has 10 this spring. Austin Jackson, J.B. Shuck and Dioner Navarro each collected a pair of hits and Jackson added an RBI…In relief, Jake Petricka (2.0 IP) and Zach Putnam (1.0) tossed scoreless ball.
Saladino (pictured below) and Abreu go deep:
Quotes of the Day
With about a week remaining, General Manager Rick Hahn and skipper Robin Ventura (pictured at top of post) talked to Scott Merkin of whitesox.com about this year’s camp:
“Certainly in terms of accomplishing what we had hoped to accomplish here in terms of setting the tone and getting through with the right focus, I don’t think we can be happier.”
“There’s just a better understanding from these guys. They are confident in what they can do and what they’ve done in the past. They’ve worked hard and know how to work…there’s enough veteran guys that have kind of melded together. It’s been a very good camp.”
Relievers Stretching Out
Sox Counting on Minor-League Reinforcements
The Avila Family Feud
White Sox vs. Rockies at Scottsdale (3:10 p.m. CT, CSN). John Danks will start followed by Nate Jones, Tommy Kahnle and Dan Jennings.
Photo of the Day