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No concern for White Sox relievers Zach Putnam, Jake Petricka

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No concern for White Sox relievers Zach Putnam, Jake Petricka

GLENDALE, Ariz. — White Sox relievers Zach Putnam and Jake Petricka both said they’re feeling fine after suffering minor injuries over the last few days. 

Putnam tweaked his right hamstring while stretching before working out Friday. He was supposed to pitch that day but was scratched out of an abundance of caution.

“Nothing to be worried about,” Putnam said. “I think at this point in the spring, just being cautious and making sure it doesn’t turn into something that’ll start me on the shelf is the main goal.”

Putnam isn’t listed as being scheduled to throw before Thursday.  

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Petricka was hit in the right shoulder by a comebacker during Saturday’s game against the Cubs and said his bruise is just “a little flesh wound” and nothing to be worried about. He's on track to pitch Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

“Good to go,” Petricka said. “Just blocked a shot like hockey.”

Putnam and Petricka combined to throw 100 2/3 innings out of the White Sox bullpen last year and return as important middle relief/setup pieces this summer. 

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.