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After MRI, Marmol ready to get back to work

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After MRI, Marmol ready to get back to work

MESA, Ariz. Carlos Marmol planned to play catch on Thursday, and go through his regular running and weightlifting routine.

No worries, Marmol said. Everythings normal.

The Cubs closer was removed from Tuesdays game with a cramp in his right hand. An MRI taken afterward near Marmols neck thats where the nerve is located that led to the hand cramp revealed no significant nerve injury, according to a team spokesman.

Marmol expects to next pitch in a Cactus League game on Monday, and make back-to-back appearances sometime next week to gear up for the season.

I feel great, Marmol said. Everythings going fine.

Marmol has thrown more than 5,800 pitches across the past four seasons. Manager Dale Sveum didnt know the number, but knew it had to be astronomical. During that time, Marmol has appeared in 313 games, usually in high-stress situations. Hes willing to pay the price.

I dont think about that, Marmol said. Im going to continue pitching every day if they ask me to do it. I feel great. Im going to pitch every time they give me the ball. Thats why I like (the job). Thats what Im supposed to be.

White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Meet the real Tim Anderson

On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Tim Anderson opens up about his struggles in 2017 and why he wants White Sox fans "to know the real me."

Anderson dives into his personal tragedy from last season when his best friend was murdered in Alabama. 

He talks with Chuck Garfien about the dark days that happened, how counseling helped him, his new leadership role in 2018, if he'll draw more walks this season, "bringing swag to the South Side" with Yoan Moncada and much more.

Listen to the full White Sox Talk Podcast right here:

Blackhawks release statement following incident that happened during game vs. Capitals

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Blackhawks release statement following incident that happened during game vs. Capitals

Four fans at the United Center were thrown out of Saturday's Blackhawks game for taunting Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly with racist remarks.

Midway through the third period, Smith-Pelly, who is black, was in the penalty box when fans shouted "basketball, basketball, basketball" at him, the Washington Post reported.

Here is a GIF of Smith-Pelly's interaction with the fans:

After the game, the Blackhawks released this statement:

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz also had this to say about the incident: