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Sunday, June 19, 2016
This Afternoon’s Game
White Sox vs. Indians at Progressive Field, Cleveland (12:10 p.m. CT, WGN) in the finale of the three-game series. Starting Pitchers: LHP Carlos Rodon (2-6, 4.28) for the Sox, RHP Carlos Carrasco (2-2, 3.40) for Cleveland.
The White Sox have agreed to terms with nine of their Top 10 selections from the recent MLB Draft, including one of their two first-round picks– right-handed pitcher Zack Burdi of Downers Grove (26th overall), who is pictured above.
Burdi, 21, went 1-3 with a 3.30 ERA, 47 strikeouts and 11 saves over 27 appearances with the University of Louisville. He helped lead the Cardinals, who finished atop the Atlantic Coast Conference, to a 50-12 overall record and a 22-8 record in the ACC.
The White Sox other first-round selection, catcher Zack Collins (10th overall) from the University of Miami (Fla.), is currently participating in the College World Series.
Advance Rookie Great Falls opened their season Friday while the Arizona Rookie League White Sox look to defend their 2015 Arizona League championship beginning tomorrow.
In Great Falls’ opener, recent draft picks Alex Call, Jameson Fisher, Samuel Dexter and Brady Conlan each collected a pair of hits.
The Sox agreed to terms with 26 of its 41 draft picks. The following is a list of the 2016 draft selections who have signed with the organization:
Jose Abreu went 3 for 4, including a two-run homer (10), in the Sox’ loss to the Indians. Here’s Jose’s blast:
Father’s Day Special
White Sox vs. Red Sox at Fenway Park, Boston, in a four-game series.
Monday (6:10 p.m. CT, WPWR): Starting Pitchers: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (1-2, 4.74) for the Sox, RHP Steven Wright (8-4, 2.22) for Boston.
Tuesday (6:10 p.m., CT, CSN): Starting Pitchers: LHP Chris Sale (11-2, 2.94) for the Sox, RHP Clay Buchholz (3-6, 5.86) for Boston.
Wednesday (6:10 p.m. CT, CSN): Starting Pitchers: LHP Jose Quintana (5-7, 2.63) for the Sox, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-2, 6.97) for Boston.
Thursday (12:35 p.m CT, WGN): Starting Pitchers: RHP James Shields (2-9, 6.28) for the Sox, RHP Rick Porcello (8-2, 3.76) for Boston.
Photo of the Day
Here are the White Sox’ Father’s Day cap and jersey.