Jose Abreu: “I want to spend my whole career with the White Sox…I would love to be here”
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Abreu a White Sox Through and Through
With a 6-3 loss to the Reds in their final Cactus League game, the White Sox finished 15-13-1 for their first winning CL record since 2004…Tyler Saladino drilled his fifth homer, a solo shot, and drove in another run with a single, giving him 14 RBI and a .318 batting average …Avi Garcia drove in his 17th run and finished at .333…David Robertson (1.0 IP), Jake Petricka (1.0), Phillippe Aumont (1.1) and Josh Wall (1.0) pitched scoreless relief…Aumont made eight appearances in Arizona and ended with a 0.00 ERA.
Sox teammates are calling Saladino “Emanski” because of his exceptional fundamental skills. Tom Emanski is the instructor seen on that ubiquitous baseball instructional video.
Eaton Relishes Role as Tablesetter
The White Sox made three roster moves before yesterday’s game. The Sox purchased the contract of INF Jimmy Rollins from Class AAA Charlotte; optioned RHP Scott Carroll to Charlotte; and outrighted RHP Jacob Turner to the Knights.
Following the moves, the Sox have 29 remaining in major-league camp: 13 pitchers, three catchers, seven infielders and six outfielders. The White Sox 40-man roster remains at 37.
Quote of the Day
Rollins on being named the Opening Day starter:
“To win the job is great. That’s just the beginning. Just go out there and be productive when I get my opportunities to play and when I’m getting my days off and rest, get ready for the next day.”
Sox Notes of Note
The White Sox finished Cactus League play with 49 homers to lead all of baseball–and the total is 27 more than they hit in 2015…The Sox drew 87,294 fans to Camelback Ranch-Glendale this spring, an average of 6,235 a game. It’s the second highest total in the Sox’ eight years at CR-G.
Today is an off day. On Friday night, it’ll be the White Sox vs. Padres (9:05 p.m. CT, WLS) at Petco Park in San Diego in the first of two exhibition games with Mat Latos scheduled to start. On Saturday, the Sox will face the Padres again (3:10 p.m. CT, WLS) as John Danks gets the starting nod. Sunday is another off day. The White Sox open the regular season on Monday night vs. the A’s in Oakland (9:05 p.m. CT, CSN) with Sox ace Chris Sale on the hill.
Photo of the Day
The Sox travel from Camelback Ranch to Petco Park for a pair of tune-up games before Monday’s regular season opener.