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Carson Fulmer strikes out two in White Sox intrasquad game

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Carson Fulmer strikes out two in White Sox intrasquad game

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A few early butterflies couldn’t prevent Carson Fulmer from feeling good about his game action of 2016. But the pitching prospect settled in and struck out two in his second inning of work in a White Sox intrasquad game on Monday.

The No. 8 overall pick of the 2015 draft, Fulmer allowed a run and four hits in two innings. He pitched for Team Frazier, which lost 5-4 to Team Abreu. Fulmer is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.

“Every time I come to the field and every time I pitch I always have those butterflies beforehand because of how excited I am to play the game of baseball,” Fulmer said. “I tell myself this and my teammates, you don’t have butterflies before the game, it’s not a good situation. But you love the game, you love doing it and I just had a blast out there.”

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Fulmer allowed a leadoff single to Leury Garcia in the bottom of the first inning. Jose Abreu later doubled him in to tie it at 1.

Fulmer pitched better in the second inning as he notched two strikeouts. His fastball routinely sat between 91-92 mph and he touched 93 on the radar gun. The right-hander said he felt great and likes how he competed in his first appearance.

“It’s early on in the year, some of your pitches aren’t where they need to be, and that’s why there’s spring training, is to refurbish those types of pitches and kind of get your feel back from last year,” Fulmer said. “I feel great. I’m healthy. I can’t complain and I’m very thankful to have the opportunity to learn from the experienced guys in the clubhouse.”

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.